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Today's News

  • Fascinating great-horned owls may make an appearance here

    The great spring weather has miraculously continued through another full week of late March. In fact, March has been so unusually mild, I am beginning to worry about what April and May will bring.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Saint misbehavin’

  • Recovering U.S. economy faces headwinds

    Numerous positives and negatives are present in the global economic outlook, but there are encouraging signs that the U.S. economy finally will be on the plus side in 2012, a US Bank vice president from Colorado Springs told members of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce at a membership lunch on March 21 at Hiwan Golf Club.

  • Postal Service delays deliveries

    Due to road closures and emergency conditions as a result of the Lower North Fork Fire, the Postal Service announced it was suspending Tuesday deliveries to some 300 customers in the streets and neighborhoods on the list below.

    The mail for these addresses only will be held at the post office. If customers need their mail, they can come to the Conifer main post office, 9546 Dallman Road. All other mail deliveries out of Conifer will be made unless conditions change.

    Deliveries out of Pine and Buffalo Creek are not impacted.

    Black Bear Lane

  • Sawmill Fire contained after burning 50 acres

    A fire that broke out in a meadow along Grapevine Road at 3:45 p.m. Monday was 100 percent contained by noon Tuesday, and some 30 firefighters were engaged in a "mop-up" operation, said Fire Chief Brian Zoril with Foothills Fire and Rescue, which serves the Lookout Mountain area and I-70 to Evergreen.

    The Sawmill Fire, which burned about 50 acres, was about 3 miles south of I-70’s Lookout Mountain exit on ranch land. The cause of the fire is unknown. No structures were threatened, although the blaze grew rapidly in the high winds on Monday.

  • Lost dog found after five years on the lam

    An Evergreen woman is celebrating the miracle return of her 10-year-old cattle dog, Heidi, after the animal went missing from her yard five years ago.

    Janice Smith was so happy, she was weeping.

    "I don't recall ever having tears of joy. I never understood that. I was crying and laughing. She meant so much because she belonged to my dad," the owner said of the emotional reunion at a Walmart parking lot in Brighton.

  • Andrew Adamowski, candidate for board of Evergreen Park and Recreation District

    An outdoorsy former Eagle Scout who chops wood to heat his house all winter, Andrew Adamowski also has a bachelor's degree in landscape horticulture and a passion for the Evergreen lifestyle.

    He hopes to put his experience to work as a member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board. A resident of Hiwan Hills with two children, Finneghan, 5, and Kelsey, 3, Adamowski works in Englewood as a landscape manager with Shea Properties.

    He is married to Christine Adamowski, a runner who works two nights a week at the Wulf Recreation Center.

  • Ice Melt Barrel takes the plunge

    The Ice Melt Barrel on Evergreen Lake splashed into the water at 1:04:41 p.m. Saturday, March 24 — about two days later than last year. In the six years since the contest was inaugurated, the ice has melted as early as March 22 and as late as April 12.

    The $1,000 winner was Sophia Pallane, with a time of 12:57:42 p.m. Second place ($500) went to Fountaine Lentz, 12:55:59 p.m. Mike Hummell won third ($250) with a time of 1:17:06 p.m. Shawn Ellis won fourth ($125) with 12:49:31 p.m.

  • Huff, Diggers stymie Saints

    EDGEWATER — With continued dominant play from Ally Huff, the Clear Creek girls soccer team shut down Jefferson to grab its second league win of the season with a 5-0 decision.
    Huff put on a show at Jefferson on March 23. With quick moves and flashy plays, she recorded a hat trick in the first half and added another goal in the second. She now has 15 goals and 33 points in five games for the Lady Golddiggers.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Evergreen remains undefeated with 2-1 win over Faith Christian

    Kylee Russell and Toni Hoidal each scored a goal as host Evergreen scored a 2-1 victory over Faith Christian on March 22 at Evergreen High School.
    The win was the third straight for the Lady Cougars, who improved to 4-0-1 on the season. It was their third one-goal victory.
    Brittany Halcomb scored Faith Christian’s lone goal in the second half. Caroline Jenkins assisted on the score.
    Evergreen freshman Natalie Ulfig made four saves in goal.