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    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Evergreen wins two out of three at Green Mountain tournament
    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars improved to 4-1 on the season with a 54-48 victory over Canon City on Dec. 13 at the Green Mountain tournament.

    The Cougars jumped out to a 19-11 lead in the first quarter and held on from there.

    Dylan Allbrandt led the Tigers (1-5) with 11 points. Luke Nethercot and Dante Teigen scored 10 each.

  • Hanson fine-tunes skills as EHS splits meet

    BAILEY — It didn’t take Lane Hanson long to notice a skill difference from wrestling up a weight class or two. Just like the Evergreen senior, who wrestled at 113 pounds last year, most everybody that he’s wrestled this season have also been moving up in weight class and improving on his skill set.

    So he took the Cougars’ annual tri-meet with host Platte Canyon and Clear Creek on Dec. 9 as an opportunity to better his own moves in anticipation of facing stiffer competition later this season.

  • Lady Cougars hammer Roosevelt

    Let’s face it not every birthday wish comes true, so it’s especially amazing when they do. Such was the case for Evergreen senior Annie Trimarco, whose 18th birthday wish was granted Dec. 12 when her team bested the Roosevelt Lady Rough Riders 76-20 in girls basketball action at Evergreen High School.

    “We had a loss (to Mullen, 41-36) and that made the girls really want the win tonight,” Evergreen head coach Amy Bahl said.

  • Little monsters on the wrestling mat

    Quentin Willson can’t tell you what it is about wrestling that he likes so much, just that he does.

    “It’s just fun,” said the 13-year-old eighth-grader at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. He’s been wrestling since he was 4.

  • Luckylure offers yule trees to National Guard members at half price

    Luckylure Holiday Activity Center in Evergreen is planning an early Christmas gift Wednesday for members of the Colorado National Guard.

    All Christmas trees at the business at 5231 County Highway 73 will be sold at 50 percent off for Colorado Guard members to honor their work locally and around the world.

    Hours on Wednesday will be from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, visit coloradochristmastrees.com or call 303-674-5777.

  • Craft-beer pub set to open in downtown Evergreen

    The owners of Revival Brews craft-beer pub hope this time will be the charm in the space on the east end of downtown Evergreen.

    Owners Brett Yoho and Jay Newman expect the pub, which will have 12 beers on tap and about 30 beers in bottles and cans, to open in January. They are waiting on final inspections before they can open.

    They want the restaurant to have a family feel, with classic pub food served from the kitchen and an eclectic selection of brews, wines, liquors and cocktails. They also want it to be affordable, with menu items between $5 and $12.

  • View from Colorado’s ‘park’ areas is worth the drive

    I am still at Elk Run, where I can receive some assistance when needed. When I look out the windows to the north, I can see the open meadows of Elk Meadow Open Space. When I look east or south, I can see the semi-open areas of widely scattered ponderosa pines across the grassy meadows, beyond which the trees grow closer to each other and a forest is formed.

  • Indian Hills fire board approves pared-down budget for 2015

    The 2015 budget for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District approved by board members Dec. 10 reflects the financial challenges of a small district with limited sources of income. Total anticipated revenue for the fire district in the coming year is approximately $297,000, the vast majority of which comes from property taxes generated by a 12-mill levy in the largely residential district.

    Total expenses for the district, which include a $60,000 loan payment on a fire truck, are set at $361,000 in the 2015 budget.

  • Evergreen businesses receive awards for community efforts, enterprise

    Evergreen Clothing Company and E-Town Outlet received the Diamond Award on Friday night as business of the year at the annual Sparkle and Shine event of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. Shop owner Jim Sherwood was recognized for his continued support of other local businesses and for his efforts to market Evergreen to the surrounding area.

  • Park board examines impact of potential improvements to Buchanan Rec Center

    How much is enough when considering improvements to Buchanan Rec Center?

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board weighed the costs of proposed projects for the 12-year-old facility and their potential impact on revenues at the Dec. 9 meeting.

    According to a feasibility study done by architectural firm Sink Combs Dethlefs, adding a lap and lesson pool to the rec center would cost the district $134,000 annually and would generate $39,000 in revenue — resulting in a $95,000 net annual loss.