Today's News

  • Man arrested in Aurora linked to Aspen Park kidnapping

    A 20-year-old arrested in Aurora on Wednesday morning in a car-theft case has been linked to the reported kidnapping of a Park County teen last week, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Aurora police arrested Dakota Holand about 8 a.m., before officials linked him to the reported abduction of a 16-year-old male from outside the Aspen Park King Soopers on Aug. 20.

  • 5 questions with Brock Burke

    Last year, Evergreen High alum Brock Burke was a third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays. A year later, the lanky left-hander is coming along with the Appalachian League’s Princeton Rays. He’s made 10 starts with a 3-2 record and 3.40 earned-run average. Sports editor Michael Hicks caught up with Burke last week.

  • Cross county: Cougars favorites again in 4A Jeffco

    Caitlin Schmitt, as she ran to a ninth-place finish at the 4A state cross country championships last October, pictured her teammates and her family, but she also ran for herself.
    “That was one of the best races for me,” Schmitt recalled. “I was very, very happy with my finish.”
    It’s that excited, ecstatic feeling that the Evergreen High School senior hopes to feel again this year as the Cougars embark on the 2015 season.

  • Gymnastics preview: EHS coping with youth, inexperience

    Looking at the roster, it’s not all that difficult to point out who the Evergreen High School gymnastics team will be leaning on in 2015 to lead the charge.
    That would be Callie Cohen, the team’s lone senior. But head coach Chancey Hines isn’t too concerned with that. She knows her team captain can handle it.

  • Eagle sighted at Evergreen Lake must be looking for a mate

    Many people have reported the sighting of an adult bald eagle that has visited Evergreen Lake several times this summer. I even saw it myself when a friend was driving me down Highway 74 one day last week.

    The eagle was too high and it was poorly lighted, so I could not actually see its white head and tail, but I knew it was an eagle by the soaring bird’s very flat appearance. They look like they were cut out of a piece of cardboard. Red-tailed hawks and other large birds that you might confuse it with have must more bend in their wings.

  • Sanders, Trump are flashes in the pan

    Imagine the impact of a Bernie Sanders-versus-Donald Trump presidential election in 2016. Property values in Canada would likely skyrocket with the biggest exodus of Americans to Canada since the end of the draft.

    Fourteen months before the next presidential election, the biggest surprise has been the emergence of Sanders and Trump when conventional wisdom suggests that neither has any chance, or business, of becoming president of the United States. Their seeming viability results from completely different circumstances in our two major political parties.

  • EPiC troupe set to trot out more laughs in summer show

    When the Evergreen Players founded EPiC — Evergreen Players Improv Comedy — in 2010, no one could have predicted how popular the troupe’s improvisational comedy shows would become. This weekend, EPiC presents its 12th improv show, and the laughs are guaranteed to be even bigger and more original than before.

  • IREA considering rate increase for new customers

    The Intermountain Rural Electric Association is considering a rate increase for new customers beginning in January 2016.

    If approved by the IREA board of directors, the rate change would help recover losses from customers who install solar panels and from buyers of vacation properties, said Josh Liss, IREA spokesperson.

    “This will not impact existing rates for customers,” Liss said. “We have heard concerns from residents who have invested in solar power.”

  • Neville decries EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    State Sen. Tim Neville called the EPA's recently released Clean Power Plan "crazy" at a town hall meeting in Conifer last Thursday evening. 

  • Montessori eighth-grader a spokesman for bicycle drive

    Peter Dohr is a bicycle honcho.

    The eighth-grader at Montessori School of Evergreen has collected at least 42 bikes so far to send to people in Africa who have no way to get around. 

    Dohr is working with the nonprofit group Bicycles for Humanity Colorado, which sends bicycles in shipping containers to rural locations in Africa. The Denver chapter is one of several chapters across the United States and Canada (b4hcolorado.org).