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Today's News

  • 3 Republicans in the race in Evergreen’s new congressional district

    Congressional redistricting after the 2010 census has changed many a political landscape, and Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District — which now includes Evergreen and Conifer — is a prime example.

    Incumbent Jared Polis, a Democrat, is defending his seat in a district that formerly had liberal Boulder as its epicenter, but has shifted noticeably to the right with the addition of areas in Jefferson, Larimer and Summit counties. Evergreen and Conifer previously were in CD6, represented by Republican Mike Coffman.

  • Accident injures 3 on Evergreen Parkway

    Three people were injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident at Evergreen Parkway and Squaw Pass Road.

    Trooper Nate Reed of the State Patrol said the crash occurred at 7:43 a.m. when a southbound vehicle making a left onto Squaw Pass Road collided with a northbound Chevy Malibu.

    Two females from the southbound vehicle and a male from the Malibu were taken to St. Anthony Central Hospital with unknown injuries.

    The accident closed lanes of Evergreen Parkway, but all lanes had reopened by 9 a.m.

  • Doing nothing and doing it well

    Every election cycle, candidates come along with slick new ideas for reforming government. But one of the best ideas has been around for centuries: “Govern a great nation,” wrote the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “as you would cook a small fish — do not overdo it.”

  • Mountain bluebirds already seen at Three Sisters

    The weather has been surprisingly spring-like this past week. However, driving by the lake, I noticed very little change. It remains frozen shore to shore. The first sign of ice breakup is usually the appearance of a larger and larger amount of open water at the inlet.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Strife is a driveway

  • Spring sports preview: Track & field

    EVERGREEN COUGARS (BOYS)
    Head coach: Scott Haebe
    Assistant coaches: Greg Cooper, Mike Sellers, Rob Wright
    League: 4A Jeffco
    2011 highlights: Andre Lane, state qualifier in long and triple jump; Quinn O’Neill, second in league in high jump; Jak Hamilton, second in league in  800 meters; Peter Thavis,  second in league shot put; Team, second in league in 4x800 meter relay

  • Spring sports preview: Girls tennis

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Kris Nielsen
    Assistant coaches: Tim Janes, Bob Greenman
    League: 4A Jeffco
    2011 record: 4-7; No. 2 doubles team qualified for 4A state tourney
    Players to watch: N/A
    Outlook: “Quiet a few returning varsity players this season, in addition to some new ones,” Nielsen said. “I hope to have every player increase their skills and technique.”
    Season opener: March 13, at Monarch
    Regionals: May 2-4, Colorado Academy, Denver
    State finals: May 10-12, Pueblo City Park

  • Spring sports preview: Boys lacrosse

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Jon Cohen
    Assistant coaches: Jeff Stratton, Zach Buckley, Neil Olsen, Craig Nardi, Toby Gerrard
    League: Foothills
    2011 record: 11-6
    Last playoff appearance: 2011, lost to Monarch, 11-5, in the first round
    Players to watch: Braden Olson, Sr., midfielder; Reilly Fletcher, Sr., attacker; Erik Mestigen, Jr., defender; Christian Butler, Jr., attacker

  • GOP candidate withdraws from Clear Creek commission district race in Evergreen

    In the Clear Creek County commission race in District 2, which includes part of Evergreen, animal control officer Thomas Hayden became the lone Republican candidate by voice vote after opponent Christopher Trainor publicly withdrew from the race.

  • Spring sports preview: Girls golf

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Mike Kuzava
    League: 4A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Madision Tenney, Soph.; Rachel Bechtholdt, Sr.;  Nikola Hynes, Jr.; Jennifer Butler,  Sr.; Maddie Moran, Sr.; Emily Rivers, Soph.