Today's News

  • The enemy within

    Recently my son and I watched the movie “The Darkest Hour” about Winston Churchill. We enjoyed it a great deal and, of course, came away with the realization that were it not for the leadership of Churchill World War II most likely would’ve had a different ending.

  • Where have all the adults gone?

    This is, indeed, a critical time for our country. Instances of incomprehensible violence are leveraged to produce an intended political agenda.
    Traumatized and grieving victims are given no time for healing. Rather, their very personal post-traumatic stress is sensationalized and publicized. Children are being used by adults to further an agenda, an agenda that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Second Amendment.

  • The Well at Bradford Junction is welcomed shadow of the past

    The Well at Bradford Junction in Conifer, once Grow Your Own, continues to bloom with new and old customers in uplifting surroundings that shadow the past.
    With intentions to support the community, The Well was opened with a music venue in mind, and so far it hasn’t detoured from that original notion.
    This neighborhood bar maintains an open door seven days a week with guest performers appearing regularly. Wednesday night is open mic night and has gained tremendous popularity since the opening in February 2016.

  • The Echo of little ski boots at Clear Creek venue

    If you drop by the newly renovated lodge at Echo Mountain on Wednesday evenings, you might see a spirited passel of kids cruising down the mountain with shiny helmets reflecting the bright spotlights lining the slope.  
    Inside a sparkling, newly renovated lodge, their parents enjoy the inviting fireplace, “really, really good burgers,” and perhaps a frosty beer.

  • Evergreen girls are headed to the Final Four

    COLORADO SPRINGS — In keeping course with the rest of their dominant season, the Evergreen Cougars (24-2) entered the 4A state tournament with their sights set on one thing: repeating as state champions. 

    They’re just two wins away from reaching that goal.

  • Cougar boys bow out of tournament in Sweet 16

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys were never supposed to make it this far. 

    Going into the 2017-18 basketball season, few expected them to make much noise in a very strong Jeffco league. But the Cougars weren’t concerned with maintaining expectations.

    After finishing 18-5 in the regular season with a chance to secure the league title, the Cougars earned the No. 8 seed and a bye in the first round of the state tournament and won their first game.

  • Resident opens food truck on Floyd Hill

    Beki Fiala’s travels have taken her to dozens of countries. Now, she’s bringing international street food with a mountain flair to her neighbors and the passing commuters on Floyd Hill.

    Fiala, a resident of the area, bought the property where her Wanderlust Market food truck now sits three years ago. Since then, she’s been preparing the land, the trailer and the menu; and on Feb. 15, she and her small staff opened for the first time.

    “It’s been a process, and slowly but surely, we’ve done it,” Fiala said.

  • StageDoor Kids tell about the circle of life in ‘The Lion King Kids’

    StageDoor Theatre presents “The Lion King Kids” beginning Thursday and running for eight performances.
    This time the musical is comprised of two casts, each with second- to fifth-grade students. The Mimics and the Troupers each perform four shows.
    It was June of 1994 when Walt Disney first released “The Lion King.” Critics heralded it from the start and praised it for its music, story and animation. The film won two Academy Awards for its music and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.

  • Evergreen girl hopes to make 2020 Olympics

    Alyona Shchennikova, who hails from Evergreen and trains in Wheat Ridge, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Gymnastics is something that’s always been a part of her. Some may say it’s in her blood.
    “Gymnastics kind of runs in my family,” she said. “Both of my parents were gymnasts, and on my dad’s side, his parents were gymnasts, so I was always in the gym since I was like a baby.”
    Her older sister, Polina, also competes in the sport and has been an inspiration for the 16-year-old throughout her career.

  • Breaking the cycle of school shootings

    Dr. Jason Glass,
    Jeffco Public Schools