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Today's News

  • Best of the bunch

    THORNTON — The risk for Bethel Lindsley was certainly worth the gain.

    Had it been your run of the mill regular-season meet, Lindsley likely wouldn’t have competed with her injured shoulder.

    But, this was state, and being a senior, it was her last time to compete on the sport’s biggest stage. She also knew that if the Cougars were to realize their dream of winning a state title, she had to be out on the floor.

    She was there, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.

  • No waiting necessary at Evergreen polling places

    Judging by the lack of wait time at selected polling places in Evergreen, the big story of Election Day 2008, other than the results, is that early voting and mail-in voting were working so well that last-minute voting may become obsolete.

    In general, election judges outnumbered voters at any given moment on Tuesday at the Lake House, Evergreen Middle School and Buchanan Rec Center.

    Reports from Kittredge Community Center and Church of the Transfiguration confirmed the impression that voting on Election Day was pretty much a piece of cake.

  • Cougars end season with win

    LAKEWOOD — Trent Butler couldn’t help but stop what he was saying and laugh.

    Running across the turf at Trailblazer Stadium following Evergreen’s season-ending victory over Ridge View Academy was head coach Mike Sellers. In hot pursuit was senior Brandon Gustafson, armed with a cooler of ice water.

    “I think it could have gone a lot better, but for the most part, a win is a win, and that’s how you want to go out,” Butler said before stopping to watch Gustafson finally hit his target. “Obviously, everyone is having fun.”

  • Evergreen's gateway

    The relentless winds of change sweeping up Mount Vernon Canyon have the power to both destroy and to build. During the last half century, much of historical significance and sentimental interest has been swept away by the tempest, but much of value has risen in its wake. At the eye of that storm, held fast by deep roots while a commercial forest explodes around it, stands El Rancho.

    If few mountain-area institutions can equal the venerable restaurant’s longevity, none can match it for pure distinction.

  • Evergreen’s gateway

    The relentless winds of change sweeping up Mount Vernon Canyon have the power to both destroy and to build. During the last half century, much of historical significance and sentimental interest has been swept away by the tempest, but much of value has risen in its wake. At the eye of that storm, held fast by deep roots while a commercial forest explodes around it, stands El Rancho.

  • Evergreen man killed in accident near Golden

    Richard Benavidez of Evergreen was killed in a car accident near Golden Oct. 28.

    Benavidez, 68, was driving a 2008 Nissan Titan at about 12:19 p.m. on westbound Highway 40 near Golden when he went off the right side of the road, hit an embankment and then a tree, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The truck then went airborne and rolled onto its side.

  • Predators playing with pride

    Dale Nicholls has been around the game of football a long time.

    In his 30-plus years as a coach, he’s never experienced a season quite like this.

    With only 11 players at his disposal, Nicholls, coach of the Mountain Area Midget Football Association’s Division I eighth-grade Predators team, has to be creative just to get through a typical practice.

  • Finishing in style

    FORT COLLINS — In his final race at Evergreen, Ryan Haebe wanted to leave everything out on the course.

    That’s exactly what the senior did Oct. 25 at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s State Cross-County Championships at Fossil Ridge High School, and he was rewarded with a top-10 finish and was just four seconds shy of breaking the school record.

    Haebe, sporting a new closely-cropped haircut, finished the very flat course in 15 minutes, 51.67 seconds.

  • Cougars show grit in loss

    LAKEWOOD — It’s a hard days work to be a spoiler in football.

    The Cougars showed they had enough grit and skill to fit the part against Summit had they just shown up on time.

    A rough first quarter dug a hole the Cougars could never quite escape as they harassed the Tigers to the end of a 42-26 Class 3A Metro League defeat Oct. 24 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Ralston Ranch divided into five mega-estates

    Ralston Ranch, one of the last large undeveloped parcels on the Front Range, has been divided into five large parcels that are being sold to individual buyers as mega-estates at multimillion-dollar prices.

    The entire 768-acre ranch was sold to Talavera Properties Inc. of Denver in a single transaction in September 2007. It has since been divided into mega-lots.