Today's News

  • Offense slows Cougars

    GOLDEN — Evergreen head coach Ali Meyers wasn’t pleased with her team’s offensive effort against Golden.

    “We just didn’t step up and play well on offense. We couldn’t dribble, we couldn’t shoot, we couldn’t pass. If you can’t do those things you’re not going to win too many games,” Meyers said.

  • IREA elections scheduled for this spring

    Residents interested in running for one of four open seats on the Intermountain Rural Electric Association board have until Feb. 23 to declare their candidacy.

    IREA customers will decide this spring who will represent districts 1, 2, 4 and 6. Districts 1 and 2 serve the U.S. 285 Corridor. District 1 includes the Conifer and Turkey Creek area, and District 2 includes Bailey, northern Park County and southwest Douglas County. The remaining three seats on the board are not up for election.

  • County opposes independent library district

    Efforts to create an independent library district in Jefferson County are being fought by the Board of Commissioners, who intend to keep the existing library system’s assets and mill levy, should an independent district emerge.

    The commissioners, who recently received a 1,354-signature petition favoring the new district, on Tuesday rejected the county’s participation in the venture.

  • Wood taking act to the extreme

    Walter Wood has been skiing since he was 4. That’s not too hard to comprehend when you consider that his parents were ski patrollers, But who knew then what turned into a passion would become a career.

    Well, maybe Wood did. His job is his love and he can go to work everyday with a pair of skis on.

  • Grise stays on course, takes 2nd at Eldora

    NEDERLAND — Sam Grise, admittedly, was skiing a little more conservative than he normally would on his second run down at Eldora Mountain Resort on Jan. 21. Partially, it may have had something to do with the icier conditions the Evergreen skier faced on a blistery afternoon. But mostly it had more to do with his own issues with finishing the giant slalom.

    He didn’t have any problems, despite the conditions, in doing that this time.

  • Sports briefs: Fourth-quarter rally not enough for Evergreen to upend Golden

    GOLDEN — Andre Lane scored a game-high 15 points, but Evergreen, which fell behind by 20 entering the fourth quarter, couldn’t rally in dropping a 53-41 contest at Golden on Jan. 21.

    The Cougars (6-9, 2-4 4A District 6) trailed 29-11 at halftime after Golden outscored its visitors 15-3 in the second quarter.

    The deficit grew to 41-21 after three quarters, but not even a 20-12 run in the fourth quarter could keep Evergreen from losing for the third time in four games.

  • Common sense has fallen down the rabbit hole

    There is a mental health crisis in this country, but politics isn’t going to address it. No system of financial management, be it insurance, single payer, Medicare or Medicaid, by itself, will make Americans cognitively healthier.

  • Can Hick make civility stick?

    The tenor and tone of the beginning of the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper and the first session of the 68th Colorado General Assembly have been decidedly positive and should give Colorado citizens a good feeling about how business will be conducted over the next couple of years.

  • February brings colorful finches to feeders

    February looms ahead, the last really winter month with little to offer except more sunshine and Valentine’s Day. This is not to say that March will be spring for it is the month when we receive our greatest snowfall. Its only redeeming grace is that it has nice spring-like days between snow storms, robins begin to sing their evening song, the days are longer and there is a definite feeling that spring is coming, even though we may be clobbered with two feet of snow the next day.

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