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Today's News

  • Celebrity couple dines at Evergreen eatery

    Celebrity sightings in Evergreen are like blue moons — rare, but they happen.
    Still, many residents probably regret that their dining schedules didn’t sync up with singing superstar Jennifer Lopez and sports legend Alex Rodriguez's when they stopped by Evergreen early last week.
    According to Rodriguez’s Twitter feed, he and Lopez were hiking in Colorado’s great outdoors on Dec. 17. While in the area, the two visited Maya’s Cantina that afternoon.

  • Three Evergreen businesses lauded at annual chamber gala

    The owners of three businesses that won the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s top awards for 2017 agree that they were surprised they won considering the caliber of the other businesses in their categories.

    They also agree that the key to their success is customer service.

    Evergreen Swims took New Business of the Year honors, while Twigs Consignment Boutique was named the 2017 People’s Choice Business of the Year and Big O Tires won the Business of the Year award.

  • Tigers best Cougars in battle of the exotic cats

    EVERGREEN — The No. 1 Evergreen girls’ basketball team finally met its match.
    On Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School, visiting Holy Family — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A preseason poll — beat the Cougars down the stretch to squeak out a win, 58-54. It was Evergreen’s first loss of the season.
    Throughout the matchup, junior Claudia Dillon led Evergreen with 16 points and was followed closely by senior Meriel Hahn, who added 11.

  • Evergreen claims Paul Davis Classic tournament title

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen seniors Chase Rogers and Bridger Tenney proved to be the 1-2 punch the Cougars’ boys basketball team needed on Thursday.
    Evergreen (4-1) trailed early in the fourth quarter to Erie in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School. Rogers and Tenney took over in the fourth quarter, combing for 13 points as the Cougars pulled away for a 64-55 victory.

  • Conifer boys’ scoring tangent too little, too late

    CONIFER — Even a late-game surge from sophomore point guard Landon Wallace couldn’t save the Conifer boys basketball team from falling to visiting Golden.
    On Friday night at Conifer High School, the Lobos lost to the Demons 62-51, but it could have been much worse had Wallace not made four big shots at the end — three midrange jumpers and a three — to help bring a 21-point deficit down to 11.

  • Evergreen High School poms takes 12th at state

    DENVER — All of the hard work that the Evergreen poms team put in for the past months finally paid off on Saturday in the 4A state spirit competition at the Denver Coliseum.
    The Cougars placed 12th in the pool of 24 teams, scoring a 74.4667.
    Their routine included a variety of moves, including a triple turn, six tours into a double turn and aerials.
    From the spectators’ viewpoint, they looked perfectly in-sync during a very energetic routine.

  • EChO honored for professional development

    Evergreen Christian Outreach joins Conifer’s Mountain Resource Center in being recognized by the Colorado Nonprofit Association as among the first nonprofits in the state to achieve the association’s Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices recognition.

  • PCSD board members sworn in privately

    Platte Canyon Schools’ newly elected school board members were privately sworn in late last month instead of taking their oaths of office during a special public meeting scheduled for Nov. 28.
    According to Superintendent Brenda Krage, Katie Spodyak, Joe Burgett and Frank VanDeHey individually took their oaths in the school district’s administrative offices during business hours Nov. 27 in order to be in compliance with a Colorado law that specifies that all oaths of office must take place within 10 days of election results being certified.

  • News briefs

    Evergreen contractor sentenced to 12 years in theft case
    Jonathan Paul McMillan, the Evergreen contractor who in July pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft and two felony counts of theft from an at-risk adult, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 12 years in a community corrections facility.
    Indicted in March for theft from homeowners through his business, Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, McMillan, 41, was originally scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 6 and faced up to 36 years in prison.

  • 'She will be greatly missed'

    The remains of missing 17-year-old Platte Canyon High School student Maggie Long were positively identified last Thursday after being found at her family’s home in Bailey nearly a week earlier while law enforcement officials investigated an arson at the home.
    Long was reported missing the evening of Dec. 1 after she failed to show up for a concert she helped organize at Platte Canyon High School. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.