Today's News

  • Planning board OKs expansion of Lookout Mountain church

    The Jeffco planning commission has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Activation Ministries International church on Lookout Mountain.

  • Romney prevails in local GOP caucus

    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the straw poll at the GOP caucus at Wilmot Elementary School on Tuesday evening, but conservative Rick Santorum was the overall winner in the state.

    At Wilmot, one of two caucus locations in Evergreen, Romney topped the field with 53 votes, compared to 34 votes for former Pennsylvania senator Santorum in three precincts. Gingrich snagged 11 votes, and Ron Paul had 19 votes. The vote count from one of the precincts was not available.

  • National signing day

    Looking at local athletes who signed their letters-of-intent at National Signing Day on Feb. 1, 2012.

    Ceremony was held at Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. in the school's main hallway.

    Noah Ansley, Football, Ft. Lewis College
    "When Keenan (Prouty) and I went up to visit everybody was so nice to us. The campus was perfect. It seemed like a perfect fit for me," said Ansley, who will switch from quarterback to slot receiver.

    Natalie Elmgreen, Softball, Colby C.C.

  • A ‘fracking’ consensus?

    Who would have thought with the emphasis on our state’s new-energy economy that advances in ways to extract oil and natural gas would trigger economic opportunities in the energy industry in Colorado? And yet, that is what is happening as energy companies are preparing to utilize hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract energy around Colorado.

  • An editor ponders his empty nest

    A little less than five years ago, Evergreen Newspapers had a sudden opening for a photo editor. Though I’ve never had kids myself, that week I experienced a taste of what it must be like.
    Two students of whom I was particularly fond had recently moved to the East Coast, and I was fairly certain that either would hurry back to join our team. And therein lay the dilemma: Who would come home, and whom would we go on missing?

  • Running through the lore of roadrunner history

    The greater roadrunner, which has been seen for the past few months at Dinosaur Ridge, has been an interesting visitor.
    Although they are regular residents in the southeast corner of Colorado, they seldom go north of that. They are essentially desert birds and are found all across the desert Southwest. That little corner of our state is the only place where they apparently have traditionally felt at home.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    On the 'ex-friends and ex-family’ plan

  • Sports briefs

    Propst, Cougars enter league tournament on a high note
    — Konnor Propst scored a game-high 19 points, which included five 3-pointers, as Evergreen closed out its regular season with a 58-42 road victory against Wheat Ridge on Feb. 6.
    Josh Conroy added 13 points as the Cougars (13-6, 8-2 4A Jeffco League) won for the fifth time in six games.

  • Cougars’ 9 wins can’t stop D’Evelyn

    ARVADA — Despite winning nine events, the Evergreen girls swimming team couldn’t dethrone powerhouse D’Evelyn in the Class 4A Jeffco League swimming championships.
    With last week’s massive snowstorm postponing the preliminary heats a day until the morning of Feb. 4, it was long day of swimming at George J. Meyers pool.

  • Returning Kay hauls in Jeffco title

    LAKEWOOD — Jake Kay, Evergreen’s junior 120-pounder who returned to the mat after missing four weeks with a separated right shoulder, went 3-0 and won the 4A Jeffco League wrestling championship Feb. 4 at Bear Creek High School.
    Kay, wrestling in round-robin competition, scored the Cougars’ lone championship with his victory over Josh Shipley of Wheat Ridge.
    Senior Josh Karnath placed second at 220 pounds, finishing 2-1 in round-robin action. His only loss came to eventual champion Dwight Howes of Arvada.