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Today's News

  • Inter-Canyon working structure fire in Hilldale Pines

    Mountain-area fire departments continue to fight a structure fire that gutted the majority of a home off Crystal Drive in Hilldale Pines this afternoon.

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District first received the call at 1:50 p.m., and Indian Hills Fire Rescue and Elk Creek Fire Department provided mutual aid. Some 10 apparatus and 20 firefighters responded to the fire and found heavy smoke and flames upon arrival on scene in Morrison.

  • Community voice: Hope record justifies your faith in me

    Duke Dozier

    I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent the interests of IREA members as IREA District 2 Director.

  • Community voice: The voice for renewable energy

    Steve Roescher

    Why am I running to be your representative on the IREA board? This is a question I have been asked many times during my outreach efforts.

    District 2 is a sprawling area that runs from the mountain towns of Bailey, Conifer and Pine to the southern outskirts of Castle Rock. While the area is geographically diverse, a common theme I heard was that our members didn’t realize they had a voice on the IREA board.

  • Rohrer: Take me out to the ball game

    Loyal Colorado Rockies fans watch as some of our best players leave to become New York Yankees. It’s obvious that the Yankees will just keep spending until they will once again hoist the World Series trophy.

    The top five payrolls in Major League Baseball are Boston at $203 million, Chicago Cubs $202 million, New York Yankees $189 million, L.A. Dodgers $167 million and L.A. Angels $166 million. The league average is $117 million with the Rockies coming in at $112 million.

  • What’s in an idiom? Animals sprinkled through everyday language

    The images and sounds of animals are invisibly woven throughout human culture from cave paintings to social media. Animals are portrayed as the epitome of beauty, the embodiment of wilderness, the objects of our affections, and sources of food and entertainment.

    Making the rounds of social media might be an unlikely friendship between a hippo and a tortoise or a video about a New Zealand octopus taking photos of schoolchildren. A jaunty puppy out for a walk elicits so many smiles that it appears the sun just burst out from the clouds.

  • Platte Canyon’s Sussenbach owns the quintessential student-athlete title

    All her life, Heidi Sussenbach has been a go-getter.

    Whether she’s on the diamond or in the classroom, the Platte Canyon junior and softball player always gives it her all, even sometimes when she’s not supposed to.

  • Dillon wins Sportswomen of Colorado award

    A few weeks back, senior Claudia Dillon forever enshrined herself in the Evergreen history books when she surpassed 1,500 career points and 1,000 rebounds. Now, she’ll be forever enshrined in Colorado women’s athletics.

    On Sunday night, Dillon and her family attended the Sportswomen of Colorado awards banquet, where she accepted the award for best all-around high school athlete in Colorado.

    Gail Andrews, her volleyball coach, and Maddy Hornecker, her basketball coach, both nominated her for the honor.

  • Evergreen swim team dives into 2019 season

    LITTLETON — Kian Smith may be new to high school diving, but he seems to be making a name for himself in the sport.

    On Friday at the Ridge Rec Center, the Evergreen freshman finished fifth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 146.55. It was the first meet of his career and the first meet of the year for Evergreen.

    “I think I did really well for my first meet,” he said. “I’m pretty sure I scored well, but I don’t really know the scoring system. From what I heard, I did really well.”

  • Conifer baseball gearing up for an exciting season

    The 2019 baseball season hasn’t had the greatest start, but Conifer is hoping it can overcome early setbacks to have a successful year.

    The Lobos were supposed to begin their campaign last week at Jefferson Academy, but the game was canceled due to snowy field conditions. Up to and including that point, the team hadn’t seen any field time in the spring season because of their own field-condition woes. Their first game now is scheduled for Saturday at home at 1 p.m. With the impending snowstorm this week, that doesn’t look promising either.

  • Romberg: Middle ground sought, but unlikely

    While they haven’t exactly hit the stretch run, the members of the Colorado General Assembly reached the halfway point of their 2019 legislative session Monday.