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Today's News

  • Lost hikers at Elk Meadow escorted back to trailhead

    Sheriff's deputies helped four lost and chilly hikers make their way back to a trailhead at Elk Meadow Open Space on Sunday night.

    The hikers got turned around, felt they weren't ready for the snow and cold as it started to get dark, and called for help, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. As night fell, deputies found the hikers and "walked them out" to a trailhead, Kelley said.

    "They didn't feel like they were dressed for the conditions," Kelley said.

  • School board member apologizes for Facebook post

    A school board member who publicly shared a link on Facebook calling for parents to protest Friday’s LGBT Day of Silence said she didn’t read the post before sharing it and feels “sickened” over its message.

  • Weather scuttled Mountain Area Earth Day Fair

    Saturday’s Mountain Area Earth Day Fair was canceled because of weather conditions and the detour on Highway 74.

    Meanwhile, a portion of Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek Road and Highway 73 remains closed because of unstable road conditions in that area.

  • Evergreen couple featured on segment of 'Log Cabin Living'

    An Evergreen couple and their log home were featured in a "House Hunters — Log Cabin Living" segment that aired Saturday on HGTV.

    Justin and Ashley moved to Evergreen from New Jersey in June, and decided they wanted to buy a cabin to live in, Ashley said. She asked that the couple’s last name and some work details not be made public to respect their privacy.

  • Kempe, Dozier retain seats on IREA board

    Both foothills-area directors of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association retained their seats on the nonprofit power co-op’s board in this month’s election.

    Pine Junction resident Duke Dozier, whose district stretches from Kenosha Pass to Aspen Park and includes some parts of Castle Rock, outpolled his opponent by less than 350 votes. 

  • Pasque flowers, hummingbirds indicate spring has arrived

    Spring in here! No matter how much more snow may still fall, spring is here. My friend and neighbor, Karel Buckley, called me on Monday evening, April 6, too late to make last week’s column, to tell me she had seen her first pasque flower in bloom on Sunday, April 5, and had heard her first hummingbird on the next day, Monday, April 6. These are the two species that people ask about and look for to establish the arrival of spring.

  • Some testing needed for accountability
  • Janson, Lady Lobos serve up a win at EHS

    From time to time, there is a striking dichotomy among opponents, be it differences in physical strength or size. In the case of the No. 1 singles match between Conifer and Evergreen, it was age and skill-level making the game even more exciting to watch.

    Usually, the No. 1 singles position for a varsity tennis team goes to a senior who has played for four years, assuming greater maturity and prowess after playing that long. But Conifer freshman Hailey Janson has turned that notion on its head.

  • Lobos’ early attack stymies Cougars

    CONIFER — From the moment Stone Henderson blew past the Evergreen defense for the game’s first goal to his last, the Conifer Lobos unleashed a smooth, transition attack that has been its bread and butter in 2015. The end result was Conifer’s third straight victory over its archrival, this time 10-6, at Lobo Field on April 8.

  • Peterson’s lone goal enough for EHS

    At first glance, Evergreen’s 1-0 girls soccer win over Conifer on April 9 was a bit disappointing for the Lady Cougars. 

    The second-ranked team in 4A probably should’ve won by more at Evergreen High School considering how much pressure it put on the Lady Lobos’ net. But the end result was still the same — a win.