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Today's News

  • Long Brothers Garage has been a staple in Conifer for 101 years

    By Daniel Williams
    For the Courier

    To call Long Brothers Garage long in the tooth would be an understatement.
    The Conifer auto and engine repair shop at 12425 U.S. 285 is a fourth-generation local business that has been a community staple for 101 years. Since cars, trucks, tractors, lawnmowers and pretty much anything with an engine will inevitably break down, owner William Long hopes the shop will continue operating another 100 years.

  • We need divisiveness

    The recent Brett Kavanaugh circus has, in my opinion, drastically and negatively moved our political dialogue/process. We have been led by malicious, character-assassinating politicians into a dark place from which I seriously doubt that we will safely emerge in the near future.  
    We are now in a time and place where the new rules of political engagement are being written as we speak. Suffice it to say that we are now in the age of the Politics of Personal Destruction.

  • Ballot initiatives don’t deserve our support

    Two ballot initiatives that we’ll see on this year’s ballot are proof positive that people from a variety of political perspectives are more than capable of coming up with remarkably bad ideas.
    Opponents of fracking and people who want to restrict governments’ ability to take actions that restrict use of private property in any way — groups that you would be hard pressed to put in common — both have initiatives on the ballot that are much too extreme and should be defeated.

  • What makes America great

    By now, most of our readers know that I write a lot about the mess in Washington. As we watched the wonderful tribute to John McCain, we were also giving tribute to a country in which there is respect and honesty, and a sense of humanity.

  • Cougars perform well at state despite setback

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Going into the 4A state golf tournament at the Club at Flying Horse, Evergreen’s Nolan Miller was poised to lead his team.

    But, after spraining his ankle just before the big day while roller skating, Miller decided he couldn’t sufficiently swing his club during practice on the morning of Oct. 1. Senior Justin Sneed, who had made the trip to support his teammates, stepped up and stepped in to play in his spot.

  • Evergreen volleyball continues to dominate

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen volleyball cannot be stopped.

    Going into Thursday’s big victory over Golden, the eighth-ranked Cougars (per CHSAANow.com) had been on a six-match win streak, most of which ended 3-0. Naturally, the Golden contest wasn’t any different as Evergreen took the Demons down easily after a sketchy first set, 3-0.

    “Tonight, it was just a big game because Golden’s really high in our rankings for our league, so it’s definitely an important game that we took the win,” senior outside hitter Gabby Clark said.

  • A family affair

    LITTLETON — It didn’t matter that it was 40 degrees and raining. All that mattered to the Evergreen football team was that it support a good cause and one of its own.

    Early Sunday morning, Evergreen football team members went to Hudson Gardens for the ninth-annual Justice Run — a 5K and 10K race that focuses funds and awareness on the human trafficking crisis in Africa.

  • Evergreen Cougars’ offense rains down on Patriots

    EVERGREEN — From the beginning of the season, the Evergreen football coaches ensured the Cougars’ road to the postseason wouldn’t be easy.

    After a 43-0 beat down of George Washington at home on a rainy Friday night, it appears their preparation has come full circle.

  • EHS soccer holds off D’Evelyn

    ARVADA — Going into its game on Oct. 3 at the North Area Athletic Complex, D’Evelyn soccer had yet to score a goal.

    For the first time all season, the Jaguars found their offense and gave Evergreen quite the game as the Cougars pulled out the 4-3 win thanks to some key late saves by sophomore keeper Keaton Gressman.

    Evergreen wasn’t expecting D’Evelyn to come out and play the way it did.

  • Sichting sentenced to 10 months in assault, kidnapping case

    Wynn Ray Sichting, the Conifer man accused of beating and imprisoning his 21-year old nephew in a metal shipping container last year, was sentenced Thursday morning to 10 months in jail and four years probation after pleading guilty in August to one felony count of second-degree assault, one felony count of second-degree kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of theft.

    Sichting, who was originally slated to stand trial this month on more than a dozen felony counts associated with the case — including first-degree attempted murder — faced up to 12 years in prison.