Today's News

  • Climber injured on Urban Alpine Crag

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Department helped rescue a climber from a rock wall along Deer Creek Canyon Road on Saturday afternoon.

    According to Dan Hatlestad, a department spokesman, a man climbing the Urban Alpine Crag fell about 30 feet and significantly injured a leg. The area is a flat wall on the north side of the road that is popular with climbers.

    Rescuers were able to get to him quickly, but because of the difficult terrain, the Alpine Rescue Team was called in to make a rope rescue, Hatlestad said. The man was transported to an area hospital.

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  • Conifer grad Payer prepping for NFL draft

    Brandon Payer, a standout at Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Conifer High School graduate, might soon be headed to the NFL.

    With the draft April 25-27, the inside linebacker and Pine native was recently invited to the Denver Broncos pro day training camp, where he showcased his skills for the local professional team’s coaches and staff.

  • Cougar tennis nearly shuts out the Lobos

    LAKEWOOD — So far, the 2019 season has not been kind to the foothills high school tennis teams, but Evergreen and Conifer are making the best of what little court time they’ve seen this year.

    On Friday at Lakewood Park, the Cougars outlasted the Lobos as they won in commanding fashion, 6-1.

    Of the six classifications that competed (Conifer defaulted in No. 1 singles), the Lobos’ only victory came from sophomore Ava Dalton at No. 3 singles, who defeated Evergreen’s Alexa Endsley 6-2, 6-2.

  • Upset opportunities slip by Evergreen boys lacrosse

    By Joel Reichenberger

    For the Courier

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There were chances, Evergreen boy lacrosse coach Jay Eggar said on Saturday, letting  loose a sigh as the crowd and players cleared out from Gardner Field on Saturday.

    There had been chances all week, but those slipped away, and so did Saturday’s.

    The Cougars couldn’t slow Steamboat Springs in the fourth quarter, and a tight game slipped away. Evergreen lost on the road against the Sailors, 10-2.

  • Rohrer: Truth and the internet

    I decided to get to the root cause of the Colorado Rockies’ poor start. Armed with a Google search that revealed all the relevant statistics, I was able to become an instant expert.

    I thought about sending a helpful note to the owners, but then I realized that knowing who wasn’t hitting didn’t make me an expert. There are many within the organization who know the players’ capabilities well and have already determined the root causes for the extended slump. I felt a little foolish for my impulse to help.

  • Romberg: We deserve better

    In the last month Colorado’s two largest public universities have chosen new presidents. While it appears that Joyce McConnell, provost for the University of West Virginia, and Mark Kennedy, president of the University of North Dakota, are more than qualified to serve at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, both schools continued their histories of ignoring the sunshine law and insulting Colorado taxpayers. They did so by blatantly snubbing their noses at the intent of the law that the public know who are finalists for these kinds of jobs.

  • Authorities: Pais died by suicide same day she arrived

    The Florida woman believed to have been a threat to the community died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound the same day she arrived in Denver, authorities have confirmed.

  • Firefighters aid deer who fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake

    Evergreen firefighters made a water rescue Saturday morning at Evergreen Lake — not of a person or a pet, but a young deer.

    The deer fell through the ice on the southeast end of the lake above the dam. A woman who was jogging around the lake at about 7:30 a.m., called 911. About 15 firefighters responded, with two putting on ice-rescue gear to climb into the frigid water to help the wild animal.

  • One injured in four-car pileup on I-70

    One driver was transported to the hospital Saturday morning after a four-car pileup on eastbound Interstate 70. 

    According to Cpl. Ivan Alvarado with the Colorado State Patrol, the call about the four-vehicle crash near Genesee came in at 8:23 a.m. While most were uninjured in the accident, the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was transported to Lutheran Hospital due to bleeding from the head. The other cars involved were a 2017 Dodge Ram, a 2017 Audi SUV and a 2004 Toyota pickup truck, according to Alvarado.