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Today's News

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Evergreen girls rout Conifer

    EVERGREEN — Reality set in quickly Feb. 12.

    Despite all the scheming and practicing on either side, the girls basketball portion of the mountain rivalry came down to simple execution. And only Evergreen did it.

  • Cougars lose control of Power Cup

    EVERGREEN — Conifer coach Andrew Ubben didn’t know what to expect Feb. 7. Evergreen coach Steve Hitchens knew what was coming.

    Break open the trophy case, the Conifer Lobos took back the Power Cup. With a vengeance.

  • Paschall claims 'payback' as his trial begins

    Former Jeffco Treasurer Mark Paschall — on trial on two felony counts related to an alleged kickback scheme — will argue that Commissioner Jim Congrove set him up in a case of political “payback,” according to opening statements in Paschall’s trial.

    “This case is not about a kickback,” said David Lane, Paschall’s attorney. “It’s about a payback.”

  • Cabin-baby mom's arraignment rescheduled

    A no-show for her Jan. 14 arraignment, cabin-baby mom Summer Lynn Baker is back in the system.

  • Christ the King pastor goes to Mayberry for inspiration

    When the deeply studied theological speaker he’d lined up for Christ the King Catholic Church’s annual Lenten address begged off, Father Christopher Renner was left with two hours to fill, and a quandary.

    “She knows about everything,” lamented Renner, a deeply studied fellow in his own right. “What do I know anything about? I know a little about ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’ ”

  • Red-winged blackbirds are a feisty, noisy bunch

    Usually cold and wintry, February is made bearable by the first signs of spring — nothing as showy as the first daffodil in bloom, but still good, dependable signs of spring.

  • In dog years, it was a life well lived

    “I am a clock without hands

    I’m walking through the midnights

    Counting all the moments

    Of the loves I’ve left behind.”

    — Nanci Griffith,

    “A Clock Without Hands”

  • CAFE standards paving way to a better world?

    Hannah Hayes

    The survival of our planet depends upon a large-scale shift in consciousness. Increasing the number of miles per gallon a car is required to achieve isn’t going to create enough change. If you are not already embracing a responsible 21st-century lifestyle, the journey might be uncomfortable at first, but it’s absolutely necessary. Reversing global warming and gearing up for sustainability requires steering outside of those double yellow lines and parking in an entirely new spot.

  • Presidential pick of Jeffco Republicans drops out

    Two days after winning a presidential straw poll in Jeffco, Mitt Romney has pulled out of the race.

    "If this were only about me, I would go on," Romney said Feb. 7 during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "But I entered this race because I love America. And because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."

  • Envisioning an oasis

    On Jan. 22, some 14 years after acquiring its first acre and two years after buying its last, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board of directors unanimously approved a master plan for Buchanan Park.