Today's News

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  • Seize the Prey: Looking for the raptor in nature’s hiding places

    Quietly biding their time behind nature’s curtain of leaves, needles and darkness perch the fierce birds of prey. These raptors were named for the Latin word, “rapere,” meaning “to seize.”

    Raptors incorporate exceptional weapons of hooked beaks, strong talons and extraordinary hearing to catch prey. There are almost 450 species of raptors, including falcons, osprey, hawks, eagles, vultures and owls.

  • Rohrer: Why does it seem that we hate each other?

    In his book “Bowling Alone,” Robert D. Putnam points out that there are just as many bowlers in the U.S. as ever, but bowling leagues are seen much less than in the past.

    So are bridge clubs, Kiwanis, Rotaries, Jaycees, labor union membership, church attendance, youth sports participation, family vacations and dinner with friends. All these symbols of community activity are dwindling.

  • Hicks: Let the kids play

    For more information on youth soccer in the community, contact the following:
    • Foothills Soccer Club: Peter Jeans, peterjeans89@gmail.com; Scott Rose, scottdrose@msn.com
    • Mountain Rush: Garry Guyan, 303-986-5200; gguyan@coloradorush.com
    • Denver Kickers / EPRD: Ross Fowler, 720-877-1273; rossi@synergysports.us; Jeff Sweet, 720-880-1221

    So, you want to play soccer in Evergreen, do you? Heed this advice: Make the right choice for you.

  • Evergreen wins 3A state title

    FORT COLLINS — Long after the 3A state swim and dive meet had ended, only a few swimmers remained at the Edora Pool Ice Center on Saturday. Between taking team pictures and selfies, the Evergreen swimmers beamed, singing “We are the Champions” at the top of their lungs.

    In their first year under the 3A veil, the Cougars saw unmitigated success at state with another team crown. Even among all that prosperity, one girl stood out.

  • Love at any age: Elk Run residents Dick Ingram and Lucy Antista find companionship with each other

    Two residents at Elk Run Assisted Living are proving that you can find love and companionship at any time and at any age.

    Lucy Antista, 83, and Dick Ingram, 89, who coincidentally have apartments next to each other, have become inseparable since Ingram moved into Elk Run 18 months ago. Antista has lived there for four years.

    “She tries to spoil me,” Ingram said of Antista. “She’s a fun lady. We like the same things: watching baseball games, football games and Westerns.”

  • Community joins in support of Special Olympians

    The Evergreen High School gymnasium erupted in cheers Saturday morning as Mattie Beebe put up the final basket for the white team, even though the green team won the basketball game 44-42.

    The game was different than other basketball games at Evergreen High School because both teams consisted of members of the area Special Olympics basketball team and members of the EHS boys and girls basketball teams. This was the sixth year for the Special Olympics Showcase.

  • Students learned a lot participating in the annual Mountain Area Science Fair

    The scientific method is about trial and error, and area students whose projects were in the Mountain Area Science Fair on Saturday said they learned just that.

    Whether it was learning about physics or botany or health or zoology, testing a hypothesis means having patience as Brenden Schauerhamer, a fourth-grader at West Jefferson Elementary School, learned.

    “It was frustrating,” he said of his project on aerodynamics. “It was frustrating when I would try something that didn’t work.”

  • Wilkins, Lobos break through at state

    FORT COLLINS — Conifer may not have brought the most girls to the 3A state swim meet last weekend, but the Lobos certainly made the most of the talent they had in attendance.

    At the Edora Pool Ice Center on Friday and Saturday, Conifer took 19th as a team out of 26, scoring a collective 61 points.

  • Power siblings Condits poised for state wrestling

    Conifer High School may not have a wrestling team of its own, but it has some mat superstars that still grace its halls.

    Brother and sister Zander and Cayden Condit joined the Jefferson High School’s squad this year after Conifer’s team folded. With regionals just around the corner, they’re some of the best competitors in the state.

    According to the most recent On the Mat rankings, sophomore Cayden sits at No. 12 in the 106-pound weight class in Colorado with a 26-7 record. Zander, a junior, is No. 3 at 138 pounds (25-8).