Today's News

  • Gentle hand, strong woman at Evergreen Stained Glass

    MaryAnne DeAngelis is many things — a teacher, a mentor, an artist, a businessperson. Most importantly, DeAngelis is a strong woman with a gentle hand, and this has been the key to her success in her stained-glass business and in her life.

    DeAngelis worked in real estate for many years and finally grew weary of the competitive nature of the business. Looking for a new creative outlet in her life, DeAngelis took a class in making stained glass at Colorado Free University.

  • ‘Color Purple’ shines brightly in Denver performance

    Purple isn’t the only color that stands out in the national production of the spellbinding musical “The Color Purple” that just opened in Denver. This rich, emotionally charged production creates a colorful world of characters living and surviving in the Deep South of the early 1900s.

  • What should Obama do about Gitmo?

    By Kelly Weist

    Leftists all agree that one of the first things the president-elect needs to “change” is the situation at Guantanamo Bay. At least, that’s what they thought prior to the election.

  • Cougars lose another close one

    It’s easy to see the glass as half full this season for the Cougars.

    Of course, when are youth and optimism not joined at the hip?

    Evergreen’s youthful bunch chased and harassed D’Evelyn for 36 minutes Jan. 13 before they were finally put to rest with 13 seconds remaining. But plenty of glimpses of what could have been and what could be were apparent in the 56-51 Class 4A Jefferson County League defeat.

  • Sugar, carbohydrates are a plant’s friend

    Down the hill from our house there are several giant mullein plants in various stages of growth. The most obvious are the old, dead stalks that bore flowers last summer. These stalks are hard, dry, dead. They have completed their mission in life. They have produced seeds to perpetuate the species.

  • Get help making your home baby-safe

    So there’s a baby on the way, and you think about baby-proofing your home.

    Then the baby’s born, and you think more about baby-proofing your home.

    Now the baby’s starting to become mobile, and baby-proofing is more than just wishful thinking. It’s a necessity.

    If you want help making sure your baby is safe, then Gary Jensen at Baby Safe Homes is the person to talk to. Beginning Feb. 1, Jensen will provide parents with insights on keeping their homes safe for small children by doing in-home assessments.

  • Cougars open new year in style

    LAKEWOOD — Following a mandatory two-week hiatus due to the holidays, Evergreen boys basketball coach Scott Haebe was nervous about how his team would open 2009.

    While the Cougars weren’t perfect Jan. 3, they were awfully good.

    Hot shooting from the perimeter (eight 3-pointers) and a tenacious defense that forced 16 turnovers carried Evergreen to a painless 70-42 cross-classification victory over Lakewood that exceeded their coach’s expectations.

  • Mountain rivals split games

    CONIFER – With the stands at the Conifer High School gymnasium pushed past capacity, the fans that were willing to sit on top of one another were treated to a pair of competitive basketball games between two rival schools.

  • I-70 rollover injures two

    Two men were seriously injured Jan. 9 when their Jeep rolled in the eastbound lanes of I-70 just east of the Genesee exit.

    Nicolas S. Ruba, 23, and Michael A. Blakeway, 23, both of Craig, were headed east at the time of the accident, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Just east of the Genesee exit, the Jeep went out of control on a right-hand turn and rolled once into the median, coming to rest on its wheels.

  • Should the Big Three get a big bailout?

    By Hannah B. Hayes: