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Today's News

  • The outrage industry is booming

    John Newkirk

    With the children unable to agree among themselves — and my deadline long since past — I simply gave the cat the most hackneyed name I could think of: Fluffy.
    Fluffy was fat and furry and pretty as a pickle. Her main purpose on earth, it seemed, was to slink, stalk and pounce on anything that moved: the fly on the window pane, a cotton ball on a string, my unshod foot.

  • Facebook … the good, the bad and the ugly

    I was not an early adopter of Facebook. Like many my age, I thought it was for kids. Now, I am a user, and I enjoy the networking benefits it brings.
    I commonly communicate with friends and business associates, many of whom I haven’t seen for years. My sister is a well-known artist, but she lives in Cincinnati. With her postings, I can enjoy her artwork.

  • Husky baseball decimates rival Golddiggers

    By Michael Kelly

    EVERGREEN — The Platte Canyon baseball team didn’t so much as beat Clear Creek on Saturday afternoon as survive against the Golddiggers.

    Falling temperatures, wind gusts that blew the ball around in unpredictable ways made life difficult for both teams. But thanks to some big hits and resiliency the Huskies prevailed, 25-15, at Clear Creek High School.

  • Clear Creek offers boys hoops position to Scott Haebe

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

    “We are happy to announce that Scott Haebe, long time Evergreen boys basketball coach, has accepted our offer to be the new head boys basketball coach at Clear Creek High School,” Clear Creek athletic director David Schuessler said in an e-mailed statement.

  • Lobos’ soccer secures third shutout victory of season

    By Levi Waddell

    THORNTON — The Conifer Lobos girls soccer team’s season didn’t get off to the start it had hoped. After starting off 0-3, the Lobos have won three of their last four, including a 2-0 shutout against the SkyView Academy Wolverines on Thursday.

  • Platte Canyon to hold superintendent search forum Tuesday

    The Platte Canyon school board will hold two community forums Tuesday night to gather feedback from district staff and community members about the district’s search for a new superintendent. According to board President Katie Spodyak, the forum is intended as an opportunity for staff and community members to be included in the search process — namely by providing insight into the school district’s strengths, challenges and opportunities. Spodyak said the forum isn’t for interim candidates.

  • EHS boys basketball coach Haebe to coach at Clear Creek

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

  • Cougars can’t match Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — There’s nothing quite like a top-three baseball matchup. A fierce rivalry makes it all the more exciting.
    On Monday at All-Star Park, the Evergreen Cougars — ranked No. 3 in the latest CHSAANow.com poll — couldn’t stack up against No. 2 Valor, falling 18-6.
    Throughout the contest, errors and shaky pitching plagued the Cougars. After a second-inning, three-run bomb from Valor, Evergreen just couldn’t recover.

  • Conifer, Evergreen girls golf excel at Jeffco tourney

    BROOMFIELD — Throughout the spring sports season, the weather can be a burden for teams that rely on it to allow their busy schedules.
    On April 14 at the Broadlands Golf Course, that weather got in the way early and hindered play for many in attendance at the Jeffco League 4A/5A tournament, which saw girls from 18 teams hit the links. Many girls cited the morning frost delay as a setback to their games.

  • Cougars stun Demons in first big test of year

    LAKEWOOD —The Evergreen girls lacrosse team is rolling early in the season.
    Following a strong start against relatively noncompetitive teams, the Cougars faced their first test on Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium against Golden, a team that beat them by 12 goals last year.
    The Cougars passed with flying colors.