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Today's News

  • Proposal dampens spirits at liquor stores

    After losing last year’s bid to sell beer and wine, supermarkets and convenience stores are putting their efforts behind legislation to let them sell full-strength beer.

    The movement has caused alarm among liquor store owners such as Chris Risley of Coconuts liquor store, next to the Bergen Park King Soopers. Risley says the supermarkets want to drive the liquor stores out of business.

    “We know what they are after. We have been fighting this for years,” Risley said.

  • Local Obama fans headed to D.C. for inauguration day

    Barack Obama may not be focusing on it, but according to an unofficial survey, Evergreen will be well represented in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day Jan. 20.

    Getting close enough to actually see Obama in person, however, might be difficult if not impossible for almost everybody, since between 2 million and 3 million people are expected to attend the event.

  • Cougars put on clinic

    CONIFER — Defense, defense, defense.

    It’s the mantra Evergreen boys basketball coach Scott Haebe has preached to his team all year long.

    They appear to be buying in.

    Conceding the size battle to the bigger and more physical Lobos of Conifer, the Cougars did an admirable job of keeping the Lobos out of the paint, particularly in the second quarter, where the Cougars forced 13 turnovers.

  • Late run paces Lobos

    CONIFER — Alison Gorrell is Conifer’s best player, but the argument can certainly be made for Cara Walderman being the team’s most valuable.

    As the Lobos tangled with cross-town rival Evergreen on Jan. 9, Gorrell was held relatively in check by the Cougars, who managed to hold the super sophomore to just two field goals thanks to a highly effective box-in-one defense.

    With all the extra attention focused on Gorrell, the No. 9 Lobos needed someone else to step up in the scoring department.

  • Swimmers lap Class 5A Eagles

    LITTLETON — Breathing isn’t all that necessary. In fact, it’s downright detrimental.

    This is something Evergreen swimmer Lindsay Johnson must contemplate as she tries to whittle he time down in the 50-meter freestyle. Johnson was comfortably ahead Jan. 9 but finished a little slower than coach Jeanne Godaire liked.

    The result: A first-place finish and the recommendation that breathing in the final 15 meters is not a good idea.

    Michael Phelps would probably agree.

  • Developer prevails in Wah Keeney dispute

    A developer who wants to build townhouses on his property in Wah Keeney Park has a legal right to use the road on someone else’s property to get to his building site across the creek, a judge has ruled.

    The dispute centers on a handful of lots bordering Troublesome Creek at the end of Larkspur Road in Wah Keeney Park, where Michael and Roseanne Paslay built a two-story retirement home. When a developer showed up with tons of dirt and galvanized steel, they felt their rural retreat had been invaded.

  • Lifelong poet has a rhyme for every reason

    No Resolution

    By Natalie Tyson

    I resolve this year not to resolve

    I have resolved before

    There are heaps of resolutions

    Laying dead beside my door

    I resolve that I’d be strong and wise

    For a whole year still to come

    But I can not span a year of days

    I’ll take them one by one …

    There’s endless poetry in a life well-lived, and 82-year-old Natalie Tyson has spent the greater part of her well-lived life helping others find the poetry in their own.

  • Gentle hand, strong woman at Evergreen Stained Glass

    MaryAnne DeAngelis is many things — a teacher, a mentor, an artist, a businessperson. Most importantly, DeAngelis is a strong woman with a gentle hand, and this has been the key to her success in her stained-glass business and in her life.

    DeAngelis worked in real estate for many years and finally grew weary of the competitive nature of the business. Looking for a new creative outlet in her life, DeAngelis took a class in making stained glass at Colorado Free University.

  • ‘Color Purple’ shines brightly in Denver performance

    Purple isn’t the only color that stands out in the national production of the spellbinding musical “The Color Purple” that just opened in Denver. This rich, emotionally charged production creates a colorful world of characters living and surviving in the Deep South of the early 1900s.

  • What should Obama do about Gitmo?

    By Kelly Weist

    Leftists all agree that one of the first things the president-elect needs to “change” is the situation at Guantanamo Bay. At least, that’s what they thought prior to the election.