Today's News

  • Our Readers Write

    Appreciative of your support


    To our great merchants in Evergreen:

    Thank you so much for the support you gave the Evergreen Elks by way of  donations to our silent auction on April 13. More than 34 merchants donated, and I was blown away by your generosity. 

    We were able to earn a significant amount for Elks National Foundation. Because of your generosity, we will get the grants and scholarships needed to give back to the community. 

  • Webb: A taxing situation

    I favor tax equality for all our citizens. If we’re all equal before the law as part of the justice system then when it comes to paying for the maintenance of the government we ought to be equal before the government also. The best way to accomplish this, I believe, is through a national flat tax. We already have a flat income tax in Colorado, but we need to have one for the federal government as well.

  • Doyle: Being a courteous trail user

    I’ve seen the first daffodils and crocus popping up with splashes of color here and there. Spring has finally arrived!

    We all know that means the trails throughout our community will see an increasing number of bikers, hikers, runners, horseback riders and their four-legged companions, including a few llamas. Now is a good time to remember how important it is to be kind to our beautiful mountain environment and to other trail users.

  • Four Lobo athletes sign letters of intent

    Following their illustrious careers at Conifer High School, four Lobos signed their letters of intent on Friday morning to play various sports at the next level. Every one of them will be attending university out of state.

    Laurel Ainsworth

    Just days before the signing ceremony, Laurel Ainsworth signed on to play softball at Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu. For her, it was all about following her mother’s footsteps, as she played the sport at Colorado State.

  • Dean, Ebbs leading the way for PCHS field team

    With a team as young as Platte Canyon track and field, leaders can sometimes be hard to come by.

    This year, in the field events, the Huskies are relying on a pair of sophomores to lead the way, seeing as there’s only one junior on the team. That responsibility has fallen upon throwers Jaecob Ebbs and Mike Dean.

    Dean already has been leading by example, setting team highs in both the discus (98-5) and shot put (34-5.5). That, he said, has been a work in progress, and he’s tweaked his technique over the last couple years.

  • Cougar boys outshoot Conifer

    CONIFER — The Evergreen boys lacrosse team came to play on Friday night, and Conifer just couldn’t keep up on its home field.

    After a quick start for the Lobos, who got on the board first, the Cougars brought the heat and wouldn’t let Conifer come close to leading again. In the end, the Cougars walked away with a 15-2 victory.

    Following a tough week during which the Cougars dropped three straight games to talented teams, the win was a nice turnaround.

  • Conifer’s Gacnik breaks school record in 3,200

    LAKEWOOD — At Conifer High School, 13 years was long enough before one of its track records fell.

    On Saturday at Jeffco Stadium during the Dakota Ridge Invitational, sophomore Zack Gacnik broke Bobby Potrykus’s 2006 record in the 3,200-meter run, which was previously 9 minutes, 54 seconds. Gacnik ran that 2-mile race in 9:52.13.

  • Conifer grad Payer prepping for NFL draft

    Brandon Payer, a standout at Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Conifer High School graduate, might soon be headed to the NFL.

    With the draft April 25-27, the inside linebacker and Pine native was recently invited to the Denver Broncos pro day training camp, where he showcased his skills for the local professional team’s coaches and staff.

  • Cougar tennis nearly shuts out the Lobos

    LAKEWOOD — So far, the 2019 season has not been kind to the foothills high school tennis teams, but Evergreen and Conifer are making the best of what little court time they’ve seen this year.

    On Friday at Lakewood Park, the Cougars outlasted the Lobos as they won in commanding fashion, 6-1.

    Of the six classifications that competed (Conifer defaulted in No. 1 singles), the Lobos’ only victory came from sophomore Ava Dalton at No. 3 singles, who defeated Evergreen’s Alexa Endsley 6-2, 6-2.

  • Upset opportunities slip by Evergreen boys lacrosse

    By Joel Reichenberger

    For the Courier

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There were chances, Evergreen boy lacrosse coach Jay Eggar said on Saturday, letting  loose a sigh as the crowd and players cleared out from Gardner Field on Saturday.

    There had been chances all week, but those slipped away, and so did Saturday’s.

    The Cougars couldn’t slow Steamboat Springs in the fourth quarter, and a tight game slipped away. Evergreen lost on the road against the Sailors, 10-2.