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Today's News

  • Juncos are beginning to arrive at area feeders

    While hiking through the winter woods, the persistent call of chickadees will often alert you to the presence of a mixed flock of winter birds. These flocks usually consist of only a few chickadees, two or three nuthatches, and possibly a song sparrow, a downy woodpecker and a few dark-eyed juncos.

    Juncos are small, mostly gray members of the finch family, which are regular winter visitors at most local feeders. In 2000, the many species of juncos were brought together as only two species: the dark-eyed junco and the yellow-eyed junco.

  • Alliance with Pro Challenge considered for Triple Bypass

    Organizers of the Triple Bypass bike ride might partner with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge race soon to help the well-known local event grow, according to its director.

    Pro Cycling officials contacted Triple Bypass organizers recently to offer marketing, promotion and potential sponsorship help, said Peter Morales, president of the board of directors for Team Evergreen, the nonprofit group that has run the Triple Bypass for 26 years.

  • Fairs, boutiques usher in the holiday season

    By foothills standards, the holiday spirit is in full swing, with seven holiday boutiques over the next few weeks.

  • Paulus’ hat trick sends EHS into the 2nd round

    To say that Ryan Paulus was ready for the playoffs would be an understatement. The Evergreen senior posted his first career hat trick as the 11th-seeded Cougars thwarted No. 22 Denver West 3-1 in the first round of the 4A state boys soccer tournament Oct. 22 at Evergreen High School.

    Paulus scored goals in the 20th, 50th and 59th minute — the final after Denver West’s Alex Herbert cut Evergreen’s lead to 2-1 on a penalty kick. 

  • Column: EHS’ JV team has a varsity feel to it

    Tim Janes doesn’t have to look too hard to see just exactly what makes his Evergreen Cougars’ junior varsity boys tennis team different than most other JV squads. The proof lies on the court.

    The Cougars, unlike most JV squads, are not a ragtag group of beginners just getting their feet wet. No, this Evergreen team is made up of intermediate players who, in some cases, may be just as good as some varsity players.

  • Cycling team climbing the mountain

    It’s 3 p.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. A group of mountain cyclists, maybe 10 or 20 of them, meet near the flagpole outside Evergreen High School, ready to embark on a training ride up Evergreen Mountain. Assistant coaches Andrew Speers and Colin Booth just stand back and watch as a line of kids makes its way up the trail. It’s an impressive sight.

    Mountain biking is a popular sport as evidenced by the growth of Evergreen High’s program since its inception five years ago. It is now under the leadership of head coach Rob Quinn.

  • Schmitt, Lady Cougars feel it at state

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen girls cross country coach Angie Harrington and her boys coaching counterpart Rob Wright don’t pay much attention to rankings. 

    They tend to rely on how their runners are feeling pre-race. Considering how well the Lady Cougars ran Oct. 25 in the 4A state cross country championships, they were feeling pretty good.

  • Local Mutual of Omaha branches acquired by Centennial Bank

    Don’t be surprised by the name change on the signs — Mutual of Omaha Bank branches in Conifer, Evergreen, Golden and Idaho Springs are now owned by Centennial Bank.

    Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. It closed on Friday, Oct. 24. New signage went up over the weekend, and all Mutual of Omaha workers remain employed at the bank branches. 

  • A tale of healing and valor

    When writer Mark Kilburn first heard a traditional story told by Lakota medicine man David Swallow, he fell in love with it.

    “It's a powerful story,” he said.

  • Wildlife officials seek opinions on Mount Evans preserve

    Wildlife officials want to know what you think about the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area — especially about dog walking and hunting there.

    They’ve gotten a bit of input from residents, but they’re looking for more, said Jennifer Churchill, a spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The state agency manages the area west of Evergreen in the Upper Bear Creek drainage near the base of Mount Evans. The survey is open online through Nov. 20