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Today's News

  • Evergreen dances to own beat, tops Lobos

    Inertia, the property that tends to keep a body in motion, emanated throughout Evergreen High School’s gym Sept. 27 as the Lady Cougars defeated rival Conifer 27-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21.
    With the sound system blasting feet-twitching tunes that made officials and coaches bust some dance moves in front of a packed house, the girls on the court fed off the energy creating a dynamic game of attack and defend.

  • Skold hopes to be peaking at the right time

    LITTLETON — It was starting to become a regular occurrence. Three times this season, Sammy Skold placed third – at the season-opening Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, the Joe Vigil Open and the Liberty Bell. Her last win seemed like a distant memory.
    But she doesn’t have to worry about that any longer. Skold, who last won at the 2011 Liberty Bell, captured the annual Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park on Sept. 28 in a time of 19 minutes, 52 seconds.

  • Evergreen golfers on the prowl

    Sam Theil could’ve reflected back on his 3-over-par 75 at the 4A Metro Regionals and saw how it motivated him into the state tournament for a third consecutive year. He could also look back at his previous two trips and offer invaluable advice to his younger teammates, Kyle Peterson and Kyle Malazdrewicz.
    He could have, but Theil knew what the 4A boys golf state tournament truly takes.

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Romney’s comments over the line

    Dear Governor Romney:
    When I cast my ballot in this year’s presidential election, I plan to vote for President Obama “no matter what.” Having said that, let me disabuse you of the notion that only people you have characterized as “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it” are committed to voting for the president.

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.

     

    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.

     

    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.

  • Yellow-bellied marmots populate areas above treeline

    Over the years, my late husband, Bill, and I drove the highway to the summit of Mount Evans many, many times. It was one of our favorite places. We loved the high mountains, and Mount Evans was one of the good guys because he wore a white hat (of snow).

  • Middle school students take leap of faith on ropes course

    Evergreen Middle School student Justin Fineberg stood on top of a high pole and gathered courage to take a leap of faith. His goal was to reach out and grab a trapeze 7 feet away, swing on it, and travel to the ground while attached to a rope.

     

    “Just give me a minute,” Justin said as fellow students watched him from below.

    After Justin successfully completed the challenge, other students followed, climbing up poles at the Genesee Experiential Outdoor Center on Sept. 18.

  • A growing business

    Jim Norton is turning pine logs into square posts with his hydraulic saw while working outdoors on a crisp afternoon.

     

    Standing nearby is his wife, Vicki, who is helping her husband with his venture as a tree farmer, custom sawmill operator and furniture maker.

    The Nortons live on 48 acres of family property in Soda Creek that has been their home for many years. For the past year, Jim and Vicki have been using the forest to establish a new business that they hope will become a thriving enterprise.