Today's News

  • Late run paces Lobos

    CONIFER — Alison Gorrell is Conifer’s best player, but the argument can certainly be made for Cara Walderman being the team’s most valuable.

    As the Lobos tangled with cross-town rival Evergreen on Jan. 9, Gorrell was held relatively in check by the Cougars, who managed to hold the super sophomore to just two field goals thanks to a highly effective box-in-one defense.

    With all the extra attention focused on Gorrell, the No. 9 Lobos needed someone else to step up in the scoring department.

  • Swimmers lap Class 5A Eagles

    LITTLETON — Breathing isn’t all that necessary. In fact, it’s downright detrimental.

    This is something Evergreen swimmer Lindsay Johnson must contemplate as she tries to whittle he time down in the 50-meter freestyle. Johnson was comfortably ahead Jan. 9 but finished a little slower than coach Jeanne Godaire liked.

    The result: A first-place finish and the recommendation that breathing in the final 15 meters is not a good idea.

    Michael Phelps would probably agree.

  • Developer prevails in Wah Keeney dispute

    A developer who wants to build townhouses on his property in Wah Keeney Park has a legal right to use the road on someone else’s property to get to his building site across the creek, a judge has ruled.

    The dispute centers on a handful of lots bordering Troublesome Creek at the end of Larkspur Road in Wah Keeney Park, where Michael and Roseanne Paslay built a two-story retirement home. When a developer showed up with tons of dirt and galvanized steel, they felt their rural retreat had been invaded.

  • Lifelong poet has a rhyme for every reason

    No Resolution

    By Natalie Tyson

    I resolve this year not to resolve

    I have resolved before

    There are heaps of resolutions

    Laying dead beside my door

    I resolve that I’d be strong and wise

    For a whole year still to come

    But I can not span a year of days

    I’ll take them one by one …

    There’s endless poetry in a life well-lived, and 82-year-old Natalie Tyson has spent the greater part of her well-lived life helping others find the poetry in their own.

  • 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.