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Today's News

  • Husky basketball looks ahead to successful seasons

    It may only her first year as head coach at Platte Canyon, but Becca Hammon is already making waves in the girls’ basketball program for the better.

  • Conifer boys hope to add on to last year’s success

    Conifer High School is looking forward to what could be the best season in boys’ basketball coach Eric Valerio’s tenure.

    Although he’s only been around for five years, Valerio helped take the team to its first state tournament berth last year, before the Lobos lost in the first round to Glenwood Springs. It was something that hadn’t been done in the nine years before he took over as head coach.

    With seven seniors returning this year, they’re hoping they can take that accomplishment to another level.

  • In the Christmas spirit

    You know the holidays are upon us when the Conifer Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of Trees comes around.

    On Thursday night, representatives from 14 businesses decorated their trees, which were on display through Saturday at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. Santa made some appearances to chat with children as families viewed the holiday creations.

    In addition to the trees, wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments also were on display.

  • The American great divide
  • It’s the new normal

    Whether as kids we lived in a close-knit community like Evergreen or a big city elsewhere, the Cold War scared us. That was our normal. Now, a quarter-century after that war wound down, we live with a new war. New threats. A new normal. The Halloween slaughter by an Islamic terrorist on a Manhattan bike path made us conscious of it yet again. No matter where we live.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dr. Doolittle dismissed

  • Be wary of animals in high-traffic areas

    Sunday marked the end of daylight saving time, and with the shifting hours of our daily routines, wildlife can be caught off guard. Bewilderingly, the human world around them has been altered overnight. The result of this confusion is often car accidents.

  • Shining Stars Concert Series presents two inspiring performers

    The Evergreen Chorale will continue its Shining Stars Concert Series this weekend with two inspiring presentations. The series, a fund-raiser for the Chorale, helps guarantee its  mission “to provide a high-quality performing arts venue in the mountain community.”

  • Jeffco jail opens new housing unit for veterans

    As soon as Dale Murphy heard about the new veterans’ housing unit at the Jefferson County Jail, he signed the papers to join.

    “I wanted to help perpetuate the program,” the four-year Army veteran said.

    “I don’t want to expect anything too much, but I do have high hopes. Man, I really have high hopes for people to come later,” Murphy added. “With it being so new, I’m not going to be able to get the full benefits, but I wanted to be here to help kick it off.”

  • Red Rocks Elementary celebrates Veterans Day

    For students at Red Rocks Elementary School, last Friday was a day of remembrance as students, teachers and community members gathered for the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration.

    After a formal flag ceremony with an honor guard posting of the flag outside of the school, various veterans stopped by classrooms to share stories of their time in the military.