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Today's News

  • Are Republicans finally getting it?

    Much of the analysis in the coming days will focus on the contrast between the Republican and Democratic conventions. But a more interesting exercise may be to compare the Republican Party of 2012 to the pre-2012 Republican Party.

  • FOODIE THOUGHTS: Fall lends itself to experimentation

    By Pam Montgomery

  • Facebook offers a venue for divergent menus

    Favored with a vast store of infallible opinions and skin of purest alabaster, I don’t get out of the hermitage that often. But if my prudent seclusion helps ensure a creamier complexion and more temperate foothills social climate, it tends to leave me in the dark about many of my neighbors’ diverse and interesting activities.

  • Time to prepare feeders to help birds this winter

    I can’t believe it’s September already. But Labor Day is past, yellow school buses roll along our roads, and yellow wildflowers bloom along the shoulders of the road to my house.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    You may know his wife, ‘Cher’

  • Commission hopeful criticizes incumbents

    Editor’s note: Democrat Casey Tighe is challenging incumbent County Commissioner John Odom, a Republican. An upcoming issue will include a story focusing on Odom.

    County commission candidate Casey Tighe, a former CDOT auditor, told Lookout Mountain residents last Wednesday night that they might not be happy with all his decisions, but he would do a better job of listening to the community than the incumbent commissioner.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars repeat as Boulder Creekside Classic champions
    BOULDER
    — Sarah Kay and Morgan Milstead each homered and Evergreen pounded out 12 hits in a 7-2 win over host Boulder to win the second annual Boulder Creekside Classic on Sept. 1.
    Sydney Stansbury, Kenzie Skold, Natalia Aramovich and Milstead each had two hits in the title game.
    Ragan Wickham pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the victory. She walked two and struck out two.

  • Messiah Mountain Retreat seeks rezoning

    Some Indian Hills residents don’t mind if the Messiah Mountain Retreat Center continues to host camping and church groups, as long as the property isn’t commercially developed and its fire mitigation isn’t neglected.

  • Evergreen shows youth, lack of depth in opener

    WESTMINSTER — In the first regular-season gymnastics meet of the season, Chatfield, Evergreen and host Standley Lake faced off Aug. 30. The home gym advantage seemed to prove the added edge for Standley Lake, which took first place with 172.275 points. Chatfield was second with 165.975, and Evergreen placed third with 158.725 points.
    The competition was tough, especially for Evergreen, which has a largely young team that lacks depth.

  • Cougars find their groove in the second half

    It wasn’t your typical Evergreen Cougars game. Now that’s to be expected in the season opener against an opponent the likes of Air Academy. After all, both teams reached at least the 4A state quarterfinals in 2011. Shoot, Evergreen played for the championship.
    But the Aug. 30 game at Evergreen High School showed Cougars head coach Peter Jeans that his team needs to play as one. It took a while, but Evergreen finally figured that out.