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Today's News

  • Moss’ bat, pitching earns Cougars a split

    ARVADA — After a sloppy loss to Pomona in Game 1 of a doubleheader, the Evergreen Cougars summer baseball team bounced back to top the host Panthers with a somewhat unlikely player leading the way.
    Lute Moss, who sat out most of his junior high school season due to injury, went 3-for-3 and pitched two solid innings en route to a 12-9 victory on June 24.
    “I felt good pitching for the first time in a while,” Moss said. “I’m just trying to get it stronger right now.”

  • Conifer graduate Grado making splash in pool

    Forty-eight hours prior to the platform finals at the USA Diving Olympic trials in Federal Way, Wash., Benjamin Grado had come to a conclusion that no matter what happened he would be happy with the result.
    Why not? Just being in the finals, as Grado said, was a “great accomplishment in itself.”
    But it was just one of many the 2007 Conifer High School graduate has accomplished since he ventured to the University of Arizona four and half years ago.
    His list of accomplishments would be the envy of any diver:

  • Perseverance pays off for handcyclist Bascio

    She had just finished a training ski the night before the 2008 World Cup finale in Norway when Monica Bascio was transferring into the team van. The Evergreen resident, who was paralyzed from the waist down after a 2002 skiing accident near Lake Tahoe severed her spinal cord, slipped and broke her tibia and fibula.
    Her dream of competing in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games were dashed. The hopes of even making a handcycling comeback for the 2012 London Paralympic Games were uncertain.

  • Counties win $4.6 million grant for Clear Creek trail

    Great Outdoors Colorado announced Tuesday a $4.6 million grant to help Jefferson County and Clear Creek County build a 6-mile trail along Clear Creek as part of GOCO's precedent-setting River Corridors Initiative.

    The award is part of a strategic decision to concentrate lottery funds on river and creek projects across the state. All together, the GOCO board announced Tuesday a total of $29.5 million in lottery grants for eight river projects.

  • Rezoning opens door for farm/ranch supply store

    The Jeffco commissioners have approved rezoning for the former Albertsons grocery store property to provide sufficient space for a farm and ranch supply store.

    The owner, ABS F.M. Investor, requested the rezoning to accommodate the potential tenant’s requirements, which include an outdoor area for sales and storage of products.

    The proposed TSC store would be similar to Murdoch’s, which offers a variety of farm equipment and work clothing.

  • Two Republicans battling it out in HD2 primary

    Republican voters will decide in the June 26 primary between two candidates in the 2nd Congressional District, with the winner facing incumbent Democrat Jared Polis in November.

    Polis originally had three Republican challengers after redistricting moved several Republican-leaning areas into the 2nd District, including Conifer and Evergreen.

    Boulder businessman Eric Weissmann and state Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud will face each other in the primary. Brighton resident Tom Janich dropped out of the race.

  • Ninety percent of life is just showing up

    Woody Allen is credited with one of my dad’s favorite sayings: “Ninety percent of life is just showing up.”  Whether Allen actually coined the line (a rigorous Google search was inconclusive), I find it truer with each passing year.

  • Wisconsin’s lasting political lessons

    I wouldn’t have voted for Scott Walker for governor had I lived in Wisconsin in 2010. If I’d been asked to rate his performance over his first year and a half in office, I would have given him very low marks, as I thought his agenda to strip a variety of rights from government employees and make them scapegoats for all the state’s ills was inappropriate and overly divisive. Having said those things, I would not have voted to recall Walker in Wisconsin’s recent election either.

  • Cottonwoods, aspen grace landscape on midsummer’s eve

    Today, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day that people of many races and cultures around the world celebrate as midsummer night’s eve, the longest day of the year and thereby the shortest night of the year.

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