Today's News

  • Independent streak

    Thanks to high-speed Internet, Carmen Allgood can produce and host a syndicated radio show airing all over the world from her funky cabin in a ponderosa patch near El Rancho.

    “Indie Music Wave,” also known as “The Colorado Wave,” focuses exclusively on unknown, unsigned, independent bands and artists, a trendy segment of the music industry these days.

    "All these stations are saying you are really a dud if you don't include music by indie artists," Allgood said.

  • NEWS FROM YESTERYEAR: Hopes for a peaceful new year

  • Girl Scouts set to begin annual sales calls

    Soon the Evergreen and Conifer area Girl Scouts will offer a sweet start to the New Year.
    The annual cookie sale begins Jan.7, and the girls are gearing up for their best year ever. The sale will last until March 13, and beginning Friday, Feb. 18, they’ll be a familiar sight selling cookies in front of local grocery stores.
    Troop 3632 in Conifer has 16 girls, and last year they sold 818 boxes of cookies, according to Carri Robinson, troop leader.

  • Chado to volunteer in Ecuador

    Garrett Chado of Evergreen has been selected to participate in a two-week volunteer program in Ecuador, working alongside 20 to 50 other individuals from around the globe. Chado will be working under the direction of an organization called International Student Volunteers.

  • Fiscal hurdles require cooperation

    The year 2011 is here, and with it comes a new slate. What’s past is past, and here’s hoping that our elected leaders both in Denver and Washington will seize the opportunity to put aside election year hostilities and work together for a greater good.

  • Cold weather brings out unusual winter birds

    As the holidays finally came to a close, a brief winter storm left about five inches of snow on the ground around the yard. It also brought bitter cold weather with temperatures way below zero.
    However, this is not surprising since January is usually our coldest month. Winter is here. It is the one month that I would gladly leave this area for someplace warmer.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not everyone would mind a day off

  • Remembering a beloved coach

    Toby Plank loved the competition and the feeling winning provided. He enjoyed giving back to a sport that had given him so much. And he loved preparing players for the journey ahead of them.
    So when the Evergreen High School boys lacrosse coach died Dec. 20 due to complications from carcinoid cancer, a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer, at the age of 36 he left behind a passion for the game that won’t soon be forgotten.

  • Hiwan Museum hires former Denver Zoo education chief

    By Virginia Grantier
    For the Times
    He stops, sits and watches when he sees a red-tailed hawk.
    “I just really enjoy watching them hunt,” said Andy Spencer of Conifer, the new education coordinator for Evergreen’s Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Dawg Nation persevering in trying times

    Martin Richardson considers himself a glass half-full kind of guy. But even the heartiest of person would have a hard time dealing with the heartbreak that has surrounded the Dawg Nation the past couple of years.

    “It’s been a crazy tough year for all of us,” said Richardson, the founder and president of the Dawg Nation. “But the silver lining is what we’ve done with it. Instead of moping we’ve started our own foundation. It’s a real silver lining.”