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Today's News

  • Morrison considering possible solar garden

    The town of Morrison may one day receive power from a community solar garden.

    After hearing a presentation from Oak Leaf Energy Partners of Denver in a Nov. 7 town meeting, the board of directors decided to move forward with the data-collection process. The company has been around for about 12 years and has completed approximately 70 projects similar to one it proposed for Morrison.

  • Flights Wine Café on the move

    While Flights Wine Café is not closing its doors for good, the Morrison business is saying goodbye to the quaint and quirky cottage it currently calls home.

  • Rosier to resign as Jeffco commissioner

    Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier is resigning from the Board of County Commissioners in early January to serve as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, the county announced Wednesday afternoon.
    Rosier was elected commissioner of District 3, which includes South Jeffco, in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014. He is term-limited in 2018.
    According to the county, the vacant position will be filled per state statute by the      vacancy committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party.

  • Cougars fall in first round of football playoffs

    By Levi Waddell

    LAKEWOOD — Despite being the higher seed headed into Saturday’s first-round playoff matchup at Trailblazer Stadium, the Evergreen Cougars (9-2) were unable to stop the Rifle Bears’ (9-2) potent rushing attack as they fell 37-10. This marks the second year in a row the Cougars were unable to reach the second round of the playoffs.

    It was evident from Rifle’s first drive that the Cougar defense was going to struggle with the Bears’ Wing T offense.

  • Five Cougars will continue sports into the next level

    Five Evergreen High School athletes signed their letters of intent to continue their sporting careers in college for soccer, cross country, baseball and swimming on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

    Lauryn Jeans, soccer

    Lauryn Jeans, the daughter of girls soccer coach Peter Jeans, will head to Claremont McKenna College in California next year to play soccer.

  • Evergreen All-Conference Lists

    With fall sports wrapping up, many of the Jeffco All-Conference lists are being released, with the exception of football. For Evergreen High School, kids from six sports made the All-Conference lists this fall.

    Evergreen’s football season ended Saturday in the playoff loss to Rifle, but Jeffco will not release the All-Conference list until all Jeffco teams have exited the playoffs. Volleyball lists have not yet been released.

    Boys golf

    • Bridger Tenney

    • Xan Anderson

    • Nolan Miller

  • Business Beat: Sometimes you find great food in unusual locations

    Evergreen has many places to find great food, and three of them are located in spots that one might not consider. But consider all three of these:

    Oh Crepe Colorado offers savory, sweet concoctions

  • MRC honored for professional development activities

    The Mountain Resource Center in Conifer has been recognized by the Colorado Nonprofit Association as one of the first nonprofits in the state to achieve the association’s Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices Recognition — a commendation awarded when a nonprofit sends its members to trainings on nine of 10 topics listed in the CNA’s handbook for “nonprofit excellence,” including advocacy, governance, communications, fund development and more.

  • Boy band performs at Conifer High School pep rally

    In the weeks leading up to Friday’s pep rally, Conifer High School students kept hearing that something big was coming. There were hints on social media and posters in the hallways.

    Each school day, a song played over the P.A. system, and some students began to make the connection.

    On Nov. 7, it was officially announced: boy band In Real Life would perform at the pep rally.

  • Jeffco to modify major roadway plan, including Conifer’s Main Street

    Jeffco staff is looking to realign a possible addition to Conifer’s Main Street, which is classified as a major thoroughfare by the county.

    The section of the road doesn’t exist yet and would likely have to be put in by a developer if the area continues growing, explained Steve Durian, Jeffco director of transportation and engineering.