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Today's News

  • Evergreen girls hoops sticks to tradition, pummels Spartans in opener

    EVERGREEN — Following the exit of its head coach and seven seniors, the Evergreen girls basketball program faced a lot of uncertainly coming into this season. On Nov. 28 on its home court against Thomas Jefferson, the Cougars put all of that unease to rest.

    From the opening minutes to the end of the matchup, the Cougars maintained control of the game and wouldn’t let TJ touch them with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole, sealing an easy 63-17 victory to start out their 2018-19 campaign.

  • Husky ladies fall in first game of 2018-19 season

    BAILEY — The Platte Canyon girls may not have gotten the outcome they wanted in their basketball home opener with a 54-19 loss to a talented Buena Vista team, but the young squad showed a lot of promise on Thursday.

    With freshmen comprising half of the team, the Huskies will have to have a grace period early in the year as they learn to gel with one another on the court amid competition.

    Against the Demons, they proved they had the right skill sets. They just needed to hone in on them.

  • Huskies falter in home opener

    BAILEY — The Platte Canyon boys basketball team had all the right elements in its home opener, but it couldn’t quite come together for the Huskies in a 61-23 loss to Buena Vista on Thursday night.

    Without good ball handling, the Huskies struggled to do much of anything on offense, and the Demons cut right through any zone or man defense.

  • Conifer takes down John F. Kennedy in thrilling game

    DENVER — Although nobody on the court was close to being born yet when the song first came out, the Conifer boys basketball team channeled its inner Bee Gees on Friday by “Stayin’ Alive.”

    In a contentious matchup at John F. Kennedy High School, the Commanders thwarted a large Lobo advantage and took their first lead with two and a half minutes left in the game.

    From there on out, the two teams battled at the foul line and from downtown before key free throws secured a thrilling, tight 65-61 Lobo victory.

  • Conifer’s Christmas Parade didn’t disappoint despite chilly weather

    The Christmas parade moving down Sutton Road in Conifer on Saturday afternoon was the epitome of a great small-town event.

    The parade, celebrating its 36th year, consisted of 35 entries from the Conifer High School marching band to local businesses to dignitaries such as Jefferson County Commissioner Tina Francone and area principals.

    This year’s theme was Candy Land — and entries took the theme to heart, handing out candy to kids and adults alike, and using candy and gingerbread houses on floats.

  • Ringing bells to help the community

    This time of year, families are ringing in the holidays — and the area Salvation Army units are ringing too — bell-ringing, that is.

    Volunteers in both Conifer and Evergreen are standing outside local businesses, ringing bells to ask people to put donations in the iconic red kettles. What many people don’t know is the Salvation Army puts 90 percent of everything raised back into the community where it was collected to help those in need.

  • SOTA: Children’s Chorale winter concert to be a scrumptious affair

    Music lovers will be able to eat, drink and be merry at the Evergreen Children’s Chorale’s winter concert of the same name.

    All of the songs are about food, drinks, and being joyful and merry, according to Kristin Currington, the chorale’s business manager.

    Songs will include “Green Eggs and Ham” from “Seussical the Musical,” “I Love to Laugh” from “Mary Poppins” and “Hot Chocolate” from “Polar Express.” In addition, the chorale will sing holiday classics.

  • BIZBEAT: Christmas trees aplenty in Evergreen, Marshdale

    Now is the time to get Christmas trees to help deck the halls.

    In addition to cutting your own tree on Forest Service land, several places in the foothills are available to purchase pre-cut trees.

    JP Total on the east end of downtown Evergreen has been selling trees, gifts and gourmet food for 27 years — a mainstay for tree buyers in the area.

  • Long's spirit lives on a year after her murder

    Maggie Long was magnetic.

    People were drawn to her positive attitude, her kind heart, her infectious smile — whether she was acting in a play at the Venue Theatre in Conifer, playing on the Platte Canyon High School softball team or working in one of her family’s Bailey businesses.

    “She was one hell of a kid,” said Bob Ikola, a longtime Bailey resident who coached Long on the Platte Canyon softball team.

    So, when the 17-year-old was found murdered in her home off County Road 43 in Bailey last December, the community crumbled.

  • News Briefs

    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.