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Today's News

  • Incumbent Houston wants another term on Clear Creek school board

    The sole candidate from District B in the Clear Creek School District’s election on Nov. 7 hopes to continue the work he’s done for the past four years.

    Mitch Houston, 55, a Clear Creek County resident since 1984, currently serves as the board’s president. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons attending Clear Creek High School.

    While Houston lives in District B, which is the northeast part of the county, all Clear Creek voters elect school board members.

  • Conifer softball is headed to state tournament

    DENVER — All season long, Conifer softball coach Carrie Oletski has praised this year’s team as one of her best.

    That sentiment came to fruition on Saturday at the All-City Stadium complex, when the Lobos secured a spot in the state tournament by winning two of three regional matchups to advance.

  • Evergreen gymnastics eyeing state, regional competitions

    LITTLETON — Even though its roster is weakened at the moment, the Evergreen High School gymnastics team is looking to improve upon its fifth-place finish from last season heading into the postseason this year.

  • Football in the Foothills: Evergreen’s soccer options grow

    For youngsters aspiring to play for the Colorado Rapids or the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team one day, Evergreen now has additional opportunities to help them build the skill sets and find the playing time they need to make it to the big leagues.

    Or, simply to have fun.

    The area has two soccer programs for young children: one run by the Evergreen Park & Recreation District and the other run by Altitude Soccer.

  • After league, Cougars prepare for regionals, state

    LITTLETON — Going into the 4A/5A Jeffco League meet on Thursday at Clement Park, the Evergreen cross country team had a strong showing in most of its competitions.

    After finishing third and fourth in the respective boys and girls races at league, the Cougars are hoping they can carry that momentum into regionals and, with a little luck, state in the following weeks.

  • Huskies fall to Golddiggers after coming out strong

    BAILEY — Clear Creek volleyball may have won its match against Platte Canyon on Oct. 10, but it lost much more when senior Brittany Burr went down with an ankle injury in the middle of the second game.

  • Biz Beat: New pinball arcade provides family fun in Conifer

    After decades of collecting pinball machines, the McCarthys of Conifer have made good on their longtime goal to open an arcade.

    Blizzard Mountain Pinball, 25797 Conifer Road, Suite #C-206, hosted its grand opening this weekend, with several local families and professional pinball players attending.

    Kevin and Laura McCarthy and their two children have always enjoyed playing pinball together as a family, and wanted to open up a family friendly arcade in Conifer. The family started looking for locations two years ago, but found the logistics were difficult.

  • Marshdale students learn about Laws of Motion with balloon rockets

    Twelve wires hung in the library, each strung through a straw and stretching to the other side of the room. Some of the wires angled up from the straws; others, down; and a few were completely straight.

    The students taped their balloons to the straws, and as Chris Swathwood counted down, they shouted, “Blast off,” and let their balloon rockets fly.

  • Mount Evans releases 2018 calendar

    About 6,000 calendars featuring a snow-covered barn, a ptarmigan, a sunrise and sunset over the mountain flora, among other wildlife and landscape photographs will be floating around the mountain area as Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice has introduced its 2018 “Seasons of Our Mountains” community calendar.

    The calendar, which was started in 1984, raises about $20,000 annually for the hospice. This year, there were 121 photographs submitted, of which 13 were chosen and 12 were honorable mentions, confirmed calendar coordinator Beth Foster.

  • Election 2017: 3 questions with Platte Canyon school board candidate Frank VanDeHey

    For many in the mountain communities, Frank VanDeHey is not just a school board candidate — he’s their neighbor, their former teacher and their kids’ former teacher. In fact, even in Evergreen, VanDeHey is likely a familiar face — his wife, the late Pat VanDeHey, taught at Evergreen Middle School for 31 years.