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Today's News

  • Initial work plan in process for Jeffco Planning and Zoning

    As 2018 comes to a close, the Jeffco Planning and Zoning department is working to prioritize projects for 2019.

  • Morrison holding off on comprehensive plan decision

    Morrison Town Board is taking some more time to think about whether or not it wants to move forward with a comprehensive plan amendment and potentially rezone property in the northwest portion of town.

  • Man arrested following reported domestic violence incident

    The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Evergreen man following a domestic violence incident that ended in an eastbound chase down Interstate 70 on Thanksgiving night.
    According to Clear Creek Undersheriff Bruce Snelling, at 6:23 p.m. Nov. 22, a female called 911, reportedly saying a television had been thrown at her and that she had been punched in the face. By the time officers arrived at the home off U.S. 40 in Evergreen, the suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Brian Lee Patrick, had left the area.

  • Three PCHS runners earn All-State

    Following a stellar season during which its girls team won second place at state, Platte Canyon cross country’s accolades kept coming in.

    A few weeks back, three of the Huskies’ top ladies earned All-State honors: senior Lisa Bezzant, sophomore Emma Dikken and freshman Hannah Grover. At the 2A state meet in Colorado Springs last month, Dikken and Bezzant stunned the competition by finishing in the top 10.

  • Cougar girls entering rebuilding year after back-to-back state victories

    After winning two straight 4A state titles, the Evergreen girls basketball team is going to look a lot different this year.

    Not only did the Cougars lose seven seniors, but they lost head coach Amy Bahl as well. Luckily, Bahl’s confidante and assistant coach Maddy Hornecker stepped up to take on the head coaching role in her place.

  • Evergreen wrestling returning most starters from stellar season

    Last season, the Evergreen wrestling team stood out for its overall squad success but couldn’t quite get all the state qualifiers it hoped for.

    This year, the Cougars believe their luck will be different. They’re aiming to qualify four to six wrestlers out of about 30 kids instead of the two they only managed last year.

    Head coach Lucas Burrier believes the Cougars, who finished 13-1 last year during the regular season, have what it takes to get the job done.

  • New coach brings different style to Conifer

    Last year, Conifer girls’ basketball program narrowly finished with a losing record. New head coach John Coder came to town to try to reverse that fortune.

    Although he’s been coaching for a while, the Conifer job caught his attention in recent seasons.

  • Huskies gearing up for new season

    The Platte Canyon girls basketball team may have lost four major players from last year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a great season ahead of it.

    With the start of the season just around the corner — the first game is at home on Thursday — the Huskies find themselves in a unique position. As of last week, head coach Becca Hammon had not yet set her starting five. Her players were still competing for those spots.

    She believes her young team has talent spread throughout.

  • Bobcat, lynx or blynx?

    Occasionally, local social media light up with animal-related posts, like elk entwined in netting, lost-and-found pets, and an injured owlet, generating dozens of comments (hopefully all with happy endings).

    Recently, a thread appeared concerning the identification of a “bobcat or lynx.” As it turns out, discerning the difference between the two cats is a bit tricky. First, bobcats and lynx are both of genus “Lynx.”

  • Culturally modified trees provide insight into the area before settlers

    It’s fun to imagine what the foothills must have been like more than 200 years ago.

    As a 30-year resident of Evergreen and having learned about the area’s history throughout the years — the pioneers who forged paths to the gold fields with some deciding to settle here — it begs the question: Who came before the settlers?