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Today's News

  • Cougars’ magical year comes to an end

    COLORADO SPRINGS — In the words of head coach Rob Molholm, 2010 was a magical season as his Evergreen Cougars’ football team rebounded from a 3-7 record in 2009 to go 8-2 in the regular season and reach the 3A state playoffs for the first time since 2004.

    But like 2004, the first round would be as far as the Cougars would make it as they fell to Vista Ridge, 26-10, on Nov. 13 at Sand Creek High School.

  • Conifer trio turns attention toward playing in college

    Ashley Phelps and Molly Walton had a similar path in mind. It’s not that they don’t mind Colorado, but the Conifer seniors had warmer pastures in mind for their immediate future. Add in Allison Gorrell and the Lobos trio all signed on to continue their athletic careers in college.

    On the first day of the early signing period, Phelps, Walton and Gorrell made official their quest to further their athletic careers at the next level.

  • Kids donate candy to soldiers

    Thanks to the enthusiastic trick-or-treating youths of Evergreen, soldiers serving in Afghanistan will once again enjoy a huge belated Halloween treat.

    The second annual “Give to Get Halloween Candy Bribe-Back” at the Island in Hiwan was an overwhelming success. Just before dusk on Halloween night, Dr. Courtney College, local pediatric dentist, along with many costumed volunteers, set up shop in the middle of the popular trick-or-treating neighborhood. Kids of all ages donated some of their hard-earned candy for soldiers serving overseas.

  • Excessive growth boosts fire danger

    By Mike Coffman

  • Dem infrastructure offsets GOP

    The negative ads are gone, the hype has died and the election is (finally) over. The expected GOP wave indeed swept across the country, bringing Republican majorities in the U.S. House and in statehouses across the country.
    Back in Colorado, however, the wave was muted. To be sure, Republicans picked up two congressional seats, the state House of Representatives and two statewide offices (treasurer and secretary of state).

  • Squirrels, catbirds are among autumn visitors

    There has been very little new at the feeder this week. This is because it is empty most of the time. The maintenance man here at Elk Run is very kind and he tries to keep it up and filled. However, some critter or critters seem to knock it down as fast as he can put it up. Since I hope to be going home in about 10 days, it is not worth the expense of an elaborate pulley system, so I must give up even though the birds bring me much joy.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pity poor Galahad

  • Evergreen girls bring home 2nd

    AURORA — No, Bryn Haebe didn’t win the 4A state cross country championship. She didn’t make Top 15, just missing that cut. But what the Evergreen senior did was lead a pack of Lady Cougars who showed that their team as a whole is a bigger deal than one individual runner.

    The Jeffco League and regional champion Cougars bunched together to give Evergreen its highest finish in 4A and its highest overall since the school finished second in the state as a 5A school in 1991.

  • Cougars squeeze out win

    The Evergreen Cougars knew they got a tough draw when they had to face Centaurus in the first round of the 4A state boys soccer playoffs. But the Cougars were up for the challenge, prevailing 1-0 at Evergreen High School on Oct. 27.

    The Warriors (8-6-2) were in the bottom half of the bracket, but had beaten some good teams and Cougars coach Peter Jeans knew that.

  • Cougars tune up for Conifer with rout of Ridge View Academy

    WATKINS — Trent Tosetti rushed for two touchdowns, and Quinn O’Neill and Jake Hutcherson added a score each as the Evergreen Cougars won their fourth straight game, 32-0 over Ridge View Academy on Oct. 30.

    The Cougars (7-2, 4-1 3A Metro South) rushed for 355 yards. The loss dropped Ridge View Academy to 2-7 overall, 1-4 in league play.