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Today's News

  • No opening day is scheduled yet for ice skating at Evergreen Lake

    Despite hopeful rumors, officials at the Evergreen Park and Recreation District say no official opening day has been scheduled for ice skating at Evergreen Lake.

    According to operations manager Heart Cameron, the skating area must have ice at least 12 inches thick for it to open to the public. As of Monday afternoon, he said, some areas had 6 to 8 inches of ice, while others had less.

    “For it to be opened, it needs to be 12 inches across the board,” Cameron said.

  • Holiday lights, holiday sights

    A city set on a hilltop cannot be hidden. And neither can a house decorated with thousands of Christmas lights.

    From Kittredge to Conifer, mountain area residents, organizations and businesses have put up strands of bright-colored bulbs, inflatable snowmen, moving reindeer, Nativity scenes, and many more decorations as a way to celebrate the winter holidays.

  • School board to vote tonight on whether to search for new superintendent

    The Jeffco school board will decide Jan. 12 whether to begin a search for a replacement for Superintendent Dan McMinimee.

    The announcement comes after two executive sessions — held Dec. 8 and 15 — in which school board members discussed the superintendent’s contract and received legal advice related to it. While the board has until March 31 to make a decision, a statement released Tuesday said “the board felt it was prudent to start the discussion early.”

  • 2016-17 skiing capsule previews

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Jarod Roberts (alpine), Holly Boggs (Nordic)
    Assistant coaches: David Howell (alpine), Mike Savoie (Nordic), Blake Ridgeway (Nordic)

  • Dinegar, Jaguars pull away from Lobos

    DENVER — Just 3 minutes into the game and Charles Dinegar was already having himself a game. The D’Evelyn junior had scored the team’s first nine points and was creating a defensive mismatch for the Conifer Lobos on Dec. 16. That’s when Conifer employed a 1-3-1 zone intended to slow Dinegar down.

  • Evergreen dominant at Jeffco mini-meet

    LITTLETON — Though the 200 individual medley is one of Tyler McMonigle’s favorite races, it’s also a difficult one to transition out of each stroke. That’s because the Evergreen High junior has to cope with scoliosis, a condition she’s had since birth.

    The first 50 yards of the individual medley — the butterfly — can be difficult, she said.

  • Lady Lobos pick up their first win

    ARVADA — There were plenty of reasons to be pessimistic. Showing up to the game late. Opening up in a 2-0 hole after a technical was called for wearing the wrong-colored jerseys. Falling behind 8-2 early on. 

    It was far from the kind of start the Conifer Lady Lobos would’ve preferred.

    But head coach Cara Walderman wasn’t too concerned with any of that. If anything, she was taking the blame for it.

  • Chamber honors three businesses for service to the community

    The three businesses that won the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious awards earned the recognition because of the way the community frequents their establishments and because of how they serve the community.

    The Evergreen office of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty won the People’s Choice Award; Lariat Lodge Brewing Co. won New Business of the Year; and Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill won Business of the Year. The awards were presented at the chamber’s Sparkle & Shine gala earlier this month.

  • Winter solstice heralds the coming of spring

    (Reprinted from Dec. 28, 2009)

    Looking out the window, I still see snow on the ground, and we will have snow for at least three more months. However, this past Monday, Dec. 20, was the changing point, and yesterday was the beginning of the change, the winter solstice, or the first day of winter.

    That’s the day my husband, Bill, used to call the best day of the year because it meant that from that day forward every day became a bit longer, and this meant spring was on its way. The best time of the year.

  • Morrison town board approves 2017 spending outline

    Morrison’s town board approved the 2017 budget on Dec. 6, a $5.2 million spending plan that continues to rely heavily on traffic fines for revenue.

    The budget calls for general-fund spending of $4 million and for $1.2 million in the utility-fund portion of the budget. Both funds will require contributions from the town’s reserve fund in 2017.

    Numerous capital projects are slated for 2017, including $450,000 for:

    • A new dispatch station for the police department.

    • Two new police vehicles.