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Today's News

  • The Avs score big off the ice

    Several years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a guy who used to tend bar at a popular Larimer Street restaurant. The place gave complimentary meals to professional athletes, which in turn drew larger crowds. All in all, it was a good business proposition.
    One night, a big-time out-of-state NFL quarterback came through with his entourage. They stayed awhile, took full advantage of the free food and drink, kept the staff extremely busy, and had a good time. But when the time came to wrap it up, the tip was $10.

  • Insect-eating brown creepers join winter flocks

    One of the most interesting winter birds found in our area is the little brown creeper. This delightful little bird is actually a permanent resident that lives in the area year-round.

    While they are not abundant, they are regularly found in their preferred habitat above 7,000 feet to timberline. The brown creeper is a rather solitary bird during much of the year. During the nesting season, a pair tends to stay by themselves in their territory, keeping their nest well hidden and not associating much with other birds or man.

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  • Lemon leads EHS to victory

    Rae Lemon took first place in a time of 1 minute, 20.65 seconds and Evergreen’s ski team finished with 174 points to edge Nederland in the girls slalom at Loveland Ski Area on Jan. 13.
    Gillian Long took third in 1:33.53 and Ellie Petrik was fifth in 1:37.13.
    Jake Bender’s second-place finish in the boys race in 1:21.65 helped Evergreen take first place with 169 points.

  • Cougars take fast Lane to top Rams

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe knows what kind of basketball player he has in Andre Lane. So simply advising the Cougars junior to shoot the ball when he has the opportunity would seem obvious.
    Besides, as evidence of Lane’s game-high 21 points in a 56-44 win at Green Mountain on Jan. 13, good things tend to happen when he lets the ball fly.

  • Former county commissioner Congrove dies

    Former Jeffco commissioner Jim Congrove, a sometimes-controversial Republican who served a single term in the county, died Jan. 10 due to heart failure.

    Congrove, a former police officer who served terms in the state House and Senate prior to election as a commissioner in 2004, opted not to run for re-election in 2008. During his time as a commissioner, Congrove was appointed chairman of the Board of Commissioners and chairman of the law enforcement authority board.

  • Laughs arrive at StageDoor in ‘Gone With the Wind’ spoof

    In the 21st century, we have paparazzi, tabloids and Twitter to fill us in on the every move of Hollywood actors and directors. In the 1930s, however, the secrets of Hollywood were often just that — secrets. That is, until Ron Hutchinson took it upon himself to dramatize the events that led to the creation of the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind.” The movie won eight Oscars in 1939, but months earlier it took three men five days to rewrite the script in a format that was worthy of these awards.

  • Karnath gets sneak peek at state’s best

    Josh Karnath, if nothing else, got an up-close view of some of the state’s best 220-pound wrestlers at the Evergreen Invitational.
    The Cougars senior, himself ranked in the Top 10 by On the Mat rankings, was one of nine ranked grapplers in a field of 13 at this year’s tournament on Jan. 14 at Evergreen High School. And it certainly provided him with a look at who to look for come time for regionals on Feb. 10-11 at Eagle Valley High School and, hopefully, at the 4A state tournament a week later at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

  • O’Brien, defense pave way

    LAKEWOOD — Maura O’Brien had her running shoes on, for sure. The Lady Cougars reserve was consistently jumping off the bench to the scorer’s table to get in the game for her defensive presence and then back off.
    It was a routine thing, especially late in Evergreen’s game at Green Mountain on Jan. 13.
    “It definitely keeps me on my toes,” O’Brien said. “It’s so much fun. I love the adrenaline.”

  • Greater roadrunner a great find for birders

    An unusual visitor has for months been leaving diminutive footprints next to the massive famed Iguanodon track fossils on Dinosaur Ridge.

    A greater roadrunner, whom museum staff has named Rascal, was first spotted in early fall, at least 130 miles from the terrestrial bird’s nearest known habitat. The sighting, which has since spurred numerous confirmations by enthusiastic local birdwatchers, prompted Colorado groups to issue rare-bird alerts.