Today's News

  • Gun-rights fight is on at Capitol
  • Illnesses can’t slow EHS down vs. Lobos

    It happens at some point in every sport. The breaking point: the point in which the metaphorical wall goes up and athletes have to fight with everything to break through.
    High school girls swim teams are quickly reaching that point and with state competition two weeks away swimmers across the state are fighting harder than ever to break through.
    Despite being ravaged by illness and exhaustion, the Evergreen Lady Cougars managed to score a 151-66 win against Conifer on Jan. 25 at the Wulf Recreation Center.

  • Dry winter brings mule deer to forage for food in gardens

    Winter is now deeply entrenched in spite of some exceptionally warm days and spring-like temperatures. We still need snow, but selfishly, I am pleased not to have it.

  • Lobos’ patient, numbers pay off

    CONIFER — Conifer girls basketball coach Mick Gorrell has preached patient to his Lady Lobos. Against rival Evergreen, which held a decisive size advantage in the post, that game plan Jan. 25 at Conifer High School was imperative toward his team’s success.

  • Cougars control from the start, thump Conifer

    CONIFER — When it comes to rivalry games, such as one like Evergreen and Conifer, it’s tough for one to stay within themselves. Emotions are high, the adrenaline rush is maddening. But Evergreen’s boys basketball team, clearly the better team, had to find a way to do so.
    “We were looking forward to it for the whole week. We had to keep our emotions and nerves down. We did a pretty good job of that and ended up getting a good lead,” Evergreen senior Andre Lane said.


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  • After long postal career, Nuchols getting passport to retirement

    “I could probably write a book of stories,” Dan Nuchols said while talking about his 41-year career at the Evergreen post office. “These eyes have seen a lot.”

    From celebrities to FBI agents, Nuchols has encountered the famous — and infamous — during his years of service. He has waited on comedian Pat Paulson, singer Willie Nelson and played tennis with Danny Seraphine, a musician who helped found Chicago.

  • Springtime in January

    Recent balmy weather apparently has fooled local aspen trees into thinking spring has sprung.


  • Lariat Loop seeking ways to corral visitors onto historic roadway

     Since the Lariat Loop was founded in 1914, people have had the same vision: creating business and real estate opportunities in those hills, said John Condor, Lariat Loop board member.

    One of the primary goals for the organization this year is increasing marketing efforts along the 40-mile circuit, Condor said at the Lariat Loop annual meeting Monday morning.

    A key upcoming project is placing an interpretive shelter at the Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot on U.S. 40, said board member Joe Tempel. 

  • Winter Festival to feature competitive fun for amateurs, pros and youngsters

    The second annual Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake on Saturday, Feb. 9, promises to be a day of competitive fun and challenges for amateur and pro skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and ice fishermen.

    The event, produced by Never Summer Industries and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, offers people of all ages and skill levels opportunities to compete at the lake from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.