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Today's News

  • Cactus Jack's recognized by state for environmental leadership

    Cactus Jack’s Saloon has achieved the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program’s gold level for its environmentally conscious efforts.

    The program, part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, allows eligible companies and other entities to achieve status as bronze achievers, silver partners and gold leaders.

  • Palisade lays down the hammer, routs Evergreen

    Austin Bernal and Tanner Pratt rushed for two touchdowns each as third-seeded Palisade rolled to a 44-3 rout of visiting Evergreen in the first round of the 3A state football playoffs on Nov. 11 at Stoker Stadium in Grand Junction.

    The host Bulldogs built a 35-3 lead through three quarters and forced a running clock in the fourth. All together, Bernal scored three times.

  • 2016 4A Jeffco fall sports all-conference teams

    BOYS GOLF
    4A JEFFCO
    Lenny Urbas, Evergreen; Gabriel Goodman, Green Mountain; Jake Welch, Valor Christian; Bridger Tenney, Evergreen; Nolan Miller, Evergreen; Zach Zurcher, Valor Christian; Ty Findlow, Valor Christian; Jack Schoenborn, Valor Christian; Parker Skiles, Golden; Jake Johnson, Golden

  • Evergreen swimmers ready to head south

    Since they were 7 years old, Kate McDonald, Katelyn Kenchel and Kara Coughlin have been swimming together. They’ve been part of a journey together. College will take them in a different direction, but one more time they were brought together to embrace their future.

  • Miscues, Meeker’s air attack thwart Huskies

    BAILEY — There was no sugar-coating it. It was painful, even if Platte Canyon may have had no business being as close as it was.

    That’s because the ninth-seeded Huskies, the home underdogs playing host to top-seeded Meeker in the quarterfinals of the 1A state football playoffs on Nov. 12, were actually in the game.

  • Colorado politics remain deep purple

    In the wake of last week’s earth-shattering national election with implications that will likely take years to completely understand, Colorado’s reputation as one of the nation’s most purple states was reinforced.

  • Holiday Walk 2016 set for downtown Evergreen

    Even if the weather outside is frightful, mountain area residents will enjoy the 25th annual Holiday Walk on Friday, Dec. 2, in downtown Evergreen all the same. Only this year, there will be a few minor changes in the program.

    According to event planner Tricia Wales, the tree-lighting will not be held at the Evergreen Lake House, as in years past. Because the north section of the Lake Trail remains closed, the community Christmas tree will be located in the downtown parking lot instead.

  • RMAE plans layoffs to address budget shortfall

    The school board for Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen last Thursday night voted to implement a three-pronged approach to begin balancing its budget: laying off staff and cutting both expenses and purchased services.

  • King-Murphy kids offer thanks

    Friday was a big day for the fourth-graders at King-Murphy Elementary.

    They hosted a Veterans Day celebration for the school, and that included welcoming about a dozen veterans to a coffee-and-doughnut reception before the school-wide assembly.

    The students, some dressed in suits and party dresses, were well-prepared to engage the veterans in conversation between young and old.

    Questions about the vets’ service included: How was the food? What was your job? What was your favorite memory? Do you still keep in touch with people you served with?

  • Ghostly holiday treat keeps kids on their toes

    West Jefferson Elementary students were given a special holiday treat on Friday: They attended the performance of a new Christmas play in ballet form.

    Peak Academy of Dance, which is a five-minute walk from the school, performed “A Christmas Eve Ghost Story” for the students.

    The story is written by Danielle Heller, owner of the dance studio, and is being published this year. In a strange twist, she wrote the book to fulfill her need for a new show that dancers at the studio could perform for the holidays.