Today's News

  • Mount Vernon residents land $116,000 fire-mitigation grant

    When the Fourmile Canyon fire started boiling up in the Boulder foothills on Labor Day, it served as a visible reminder to the residents of Mount Vernon of the monster in their midst.

    “What can you think but be scared,” said Kitty Pring, who has lived in the unique community of 99 homeowners since 1977 and could see the fire from her ridge-top home. The homeowners operate their own metro district and country club with 3,000 social members.

  • Roundup: Evergreen gives defending state gymnastics champ Elizabeth a scare

    Kelsey Valdez placed second overall, including taking first place in the vault with a score of 9.65, but Evergreen suffered a narrow defeat to defending 4A state champion Elizabeth, 175.45-175.325 on Sept. 16 in gymnastics action.

    Valdez also took second on the balance beam, fourth on the floor exercise and fifth on the bars. Micala Mitchek placed fourth overall with a fourth-place finish on the beam and fifth on the floor. Jessica Himmelman was fifth overall which included a fourth-place finish on the bars.

  • Conifer turns to short game to double up host Evergreen

    She leaves the pitcher’s mound with her head hung low, the white bow that was on top of her head for the whole game is now pointing forward leading the way back to the dugout.

    Evergreen High School junior pitcher Breeze Phillips pitched a solid game that included eight strikeouts. But Conifer found Evergreen’s Achilles’ heel with the short game and swiped away an 8-4 win on Sept. 16 at Evergreen High School.

  • Haebe pushes Skold to Top-10 run

    LITTLETON — It was a simple goal for Samantha Skold. The Evergreen sophomore just wanted to stay with her older teammate Bryn Haebe. It would be a good measuring stick considering Haebe’s recent success as to where she stood.

    To beat her, well that really let her know she could hang with some of the state’s best cross country runners.

  • Zuckerman, Theil qualify for 4A state meet

    ARVADA — Adam Zuckerman and Sam Theil are headed to state.

    The pair of Evergreen golfers each shot a 79 on Sept. 20 at the 4A Metro Regional at Fox Holllow Golf Course, finishing tied for 11th. They are among 21 golfers who qualified for the 4A state championship, which will take place Oct. 4-5 at Flying Horse Golf Club in Colorado Springs.

    “If you look at the season as a whole I’ve got to say Sam Theil has been our most consistent golfer,” Evergreen boys golf coach Mike Kuzava said.

  • Campfires forbidden in national forests

    In response to extreme fire danger, the U.S. Forest Service has issued an order  forbidding fires, smoking, using motor vehicles off National Forest System Roads or operating a chainsaw without a spark arresting device.


    The order applies to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.


    The order includes the following prohibited activities:

  • Cougars protect home-field advantage

    It had been 32 years since the Evergreen Cougars’ varsity football team won on its home turf, but that didn’t seem to mean much on Sept. 16 as the Cougars beat up on the visiting Arvada Bulldogs, 53-12, in the first of three games to be played at Evergreen High School this year.

    “This is a special night,” Cougars head coach Rob Molholm said. “Their hearts were so into this because they didn’t want to let anyone down. …You could see that this was very important to them.”

  • Bergen Park Paints benefits Habitat

  • Taking a picture of the soul

    Photography has become more accessible in the digital age, but does it seem that many of us now leave our cameras at home in favor of the handier cell-phone quick pic? A portrait photographer pulls out all the big equipment, a finely tuned eye, and a little Photoshop, to create a lifetime work of art that goes well beyond capturing an event.

  • Ballot advice: yes on letters, no on numbers

    Colorado voters will find nine statewide ballot proposals on their ballots this year. How they are identified will tell you how they got there and what document they propose changing. Those identifiers should also help you decide how to vote.