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Today's News

  • Conifer High student collects goods for overseas soldiers

    At 15, Graham Dickson isn’t yet a member of the armed services, but he hopes to be one day. A sophomore at Conifer High School and the grandson of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Graham has a tender spot for members of the military, and it’s that affection that motivated him to collect personal care items for soldiers serving in the Middle East ahead of Veterans Day.

  • Cowboys & Indian Hills: Long-time residents enjoy the Western lifestyle

    Even after open heart surgery, one of the first questions Sunny Weeks asked her doctor was: “When can I ride?” Every time — after a stroke, after a broken leg, after other injuries — she always asked, “When can I ride?”

    Weeks, who grew up near New Orleans, can’t remember a time when she didn’t know how to ride a horse. She recalled winning her first rodeo at age 9.

    “I didn’t know what I was doing, but the horse did,” she described.

  • Rotary clubs hosting annual Thanksgiving for seniors

    Mountain-area seniors won’t have to wait until Nov. 23 to enjoy a homemade Thanksgiving meal and time with friends. The Rotary Clubs of Evergreen and Mountain Foothills are hosting their fourth annual Rotary Thanksgiving Lunch next week.

    The meal will be from noon-2:15 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Evergreen Lake House. It’s free and open to approximately 200 seniors from the mountain area.

  • Pragmatism or ideology … an election choice
  • Wildfire victims ponder the question

    Where do we even start?
    For people in Northern California right now who’ve been sifting through the ashes of their lives that’s what they’ve got to be asking: Where do we start? How do we begin to rebuild? When will we ever again feel normal? And our question here in the high country of Colorado is will we ever have to ask something similar ourselves?

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Queasy rider

  • “Thoroughly Modern Millie” brings theatre alive

    Conifer’s Venue Theatre opens Friday with the favored musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The 1967 film of the same name was an immediate success and eventually made it to Broadway in 2002, winning six Tony Awards, including best musical. The story, which takes place in the 1920s, was quite the learning experience for the all high school student cast. Many of the props had never been seen before, such as the typewriter and flapper-style period costuming.

  • Dikken completes stellar freshman season at state

    COLORADO SPRINGS — At the beginning of this school year, with Platte Canyon’s cross country team extremely thin in number of runners, it didn’t look as though the Huskies would send anyone to state. But, after a strong individual season, they were able to send some talent in superstar freshman, Emma Dikken.

    “It was good,” she said. “I’m glad I know how it’s going to be because it was hard, and I didn’t know how many people would be here.”

  • Conifer boys cross country ends season at state

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Conifer cross country has been strong all season long, and it all came to an end at the Norris Penrose Center on Saturday in a metaphorical fashion, as juniors Sean Sands and Will Toppin crossed the finish line as a team, just 0.1 seconds apart.

  • After state, Cougars’ XC looks forward to next year

    COLORADO SPRINGS — All throughout this season, it seemed as though the Evergreen cross country team had been building its way up to state. The Cougars started off the year a bit slow, then slowly but surely, worked its way up to regional dominance.

    After qualifying their full boys and girls teams for the state competition at regionals, the Cougars fared well at the end-all meet on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center as the girls’ team took 14th out of 20 squads, and the boys took 19th.