Today's News

  • Cougars tune up for Conifer with rout of Ridge View Academy

    WATKINS — Trent Tosetti rushed for two touchdowns, and Quinn O’Neill and Jake Hutcherson added a score each as the Evergreen Cougars won their fourth straight game, 32-0 over Ridge View Academy on Oct. 30.

    The Cougars (7-2, 4-1 3A Metro South) rushed for 355 yards. The loss dropped Ridge View Academy to 2-7 overall, 1-4 in league play.

  • Cougars ousted in district semifinals

    DENVER — The basic formula of volleyball is bump, set, spike. But when you get to the district tournament, as the Evergreen High School girls’ volleyball team did, the formula gets a little more complicated.

    The Cougars (11-10) were eliminated from the 4A District 4 tournament on Oct. 30 by the Mullen Mustangs at Denver South High School. Mullen advanced to the Region B tournament at Thompson Valley High School on Nov. 6. 


    CONIFER — Not the crowd noise, the Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain TV cameras or less than 30 seconds that remained on the clock. Nothing. As Kevin Cassell put it, he literally didn’t think about anything.

    He couldn’t other than making the catch.

  • Lesson Plans: Painter teaches Wilmot kids all the right moves

    Painting is like a game of chess, because there are a lot of steps before you get to the end, the Wilmot Elementary School artist-in-residence told fourth-graders recently.
    Some steps are simple, but some are complex, and if you pay attention, the painting will tell you what it needs, painter Virginia Unseld told them.
    “Listen to your painting. It will give you information,” she said, as she demonstrated how to paint yellow-leaved aspens with a backdrop of blue Colorado sky and winter brown grass.

  • Tuscany Tavern celebrating 10 years in Evergreen

    A popular North Evergreen restaurant has celebrated its 10-year milestone, and its owners are happy to be part of the Evergreen community.

    “I love the restaurant business,” said Tuscany Tavern owner Rick Egloff. “I love the people. The restaurant venue has come to be a community.”

    The restaurant opened on Aug. 28, 2000, offering moderately priced Italian fare. Egloff wanted it to be a place where families could come to celebrate special occasions and for people to just get a good meal.

  • Chanting and panting: Staff says yoga class noticeably improving lives at SRC

    By Virginia Grantier

    She knows about challenges: Brenn Lea Pearson, 64, who lives alone with her two dogs, is a longtime graphic designer in Evergreen who has been trying to regroup in this economy since her New York and San Francisco book publishing jobs went overseas and local work became scarce.

    They know about challenges: This group that waits in their chairs and wheelchairs on Wednesdays for Pearson. They have a range of issues: Some have Alzheimer’s; others are recovering from strokes or other debilitating physical conditions.

  • Second place ‘awesome’ for Cougars

    THORNTON — Micala Mitchek, sitting around waiting for the scores, wasn’t sure, Kelsey Valdez didn’t believe her team had won, and Evergreen head coach Marnie Bello was just trying to stay calm.

    Strong team performances on the vault, balance beam and uneven bars had the Evergreen Cougars in prime position to reclaim the 4A state gymnastics championship Nov. 6 at Thornton High School. And even a solid, if not spectacular, floor exercise would seemingly be enough.

  • Penalty kicks end Cougars’ season

    ENGLEWOOD — There are tough losses and then there are heartbreakers. Evergreen’s 1-1 (4-3 in penalty kicks) loss to eighth-seeded Broomfield in the 4A state semifinals certainly falls into the latter category.

    It was a game that took so long that even the penalty kicks couldn’t be decided in regulation. But, eventually, the Eagles (14-2-3) came out on top after two extra rounds of PKs.

  • Climber shares personal summits of mountaineering


    Mountain climber and guide Jake Norton is not only an amazing and prolific adventurer with an impressive resume of climbs, he can also take great photographs and give a fascinating lecture. He makes you understand why people climb mountains.

    With Norton on the stage with slide show and video clips on command, the old cliche "armchair adventure" takes on new meaning.

  • 9Cares/Colorado Shares to benefit mountain centers

    Evergreen Christian Outreach, the Mountain Resource Center and the King Soopers stores in Conifer and Bergen Park are joining forces in a community-wide, nonperishable food, clothing and new toys drive Nov. 13.

    All of the food and other items collected will be distributed by the local food banks, so local contributors can be assured their donations will stay in the mountain community.

    The drive is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the two King Soopers parking lots. Look for the 9Cares/Colorado Shares banners.