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Today's News

  • Evergreen cyclists place high at nationals

    Robbie Day and Trevor Coppock made a name for themselves last week in Winter Park when the Evergreen locals finished fourth and second in their respective races of the USA Cycling Mountain Biking Championships.

    In the cross country competition, incoming Evergreen High School junior Day finished second overall with a final time of one hour, 32 minutes. On Tuesday, he made the USA Mountain Bike World Championships Team.

  • Evergreen Trail Racing Series comes to the season’s end

    PINE — For many athletes, a 20-kilometer race may seem daunting, but not for the 56 runners in the final leg of the Evergreen Trail Racing Series at Staunton State Park on Saturday.

    During their 2,000-foot ascent and descent, competitors got to enjoy the natural beauty of the technical terrain. The event concluded a four-race series throughout the Evergreen and Conifer areas, which also included the Elk Meadow 5K and 10K on May 18, the Bergen Peak Half Marathon on June 1 and the Evergreen Mountain Trail Race at Alderfer Three Sisters on July 13. 

  • Maestas given work release, probation in accident that killed her daughter

    The Westminster mother who caused the August 2018 Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in the jail work release program followed by three years of probation.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, pleaded guilty to all charges in June, including vehicular homicide-DUI and child abuse resulting in death, both class 3 felonies. Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the DA's Office, clarified that the work release and the probation will not be simultaneous.

  • Rockwell: The debate over the NPV bill

    I was approached three times this summer to sign a petition calling for a repeal of the National Popular Vote bill passed by the legislature this spring. Perhaps someone has asked you, “Do you want to give away your vote to California?” What’s this all about?

    The National Popular Vote bill creates an interstate compact that would result in our future presidents being those who receive the most votes — just like every other election in this country.

  • Webb: Language matters

    As Rush Limbaugh is fond of saying, words mean things. This is especially true when a popular catchphrase is uttered without thinking about the meaning of the words that has been spoken. One of those phrases that seems to be popular in that regard is “our children.”

  • Evergreen athlete Sam Sahli explores the world through trail running

    Sam Sahli was never Evergreen High School’s premier cross country runner, but now he’s making great strides in trail running in his first year in the sport.

    Trail running focuses less on roads and more on mountain trails, and generally involves single-track ultramarathons. An ultramarathon is any race longer than the typical 26.2 miles.

  • Elevation Celebration races kick off the fun

    CONIFER — Zack Gacnik might not have set out to win it all, but that did not stop the runner from taking first place in Conifer’s Elevation Celebration 5K last weekend.

    “I wasn’t really trying to go all out,” he said, humble after a first-place finish.

    Gacnik finished in 18 minutes, with Sean Crosby taking second in 19:32 and Elias Born taking third in 19:50.

  • Rohrer: We should choose to go to the moon again

    It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module onto the surface of the moon. News media around the world covered every detail of the Apollo 11 project to land the first human on the moon and a safe return.

    All Americans who were adults in 1969 remember well how exhilarating the event was. The pride our astronauts brought us was uniquely wonderful.

  • Romberg: Friends for the Future

    Three Republican members of the Colorado House of Representatives — two who left office last year and one who is still serving — have formed a new organization, Friends for the Future, with hopes that a different approach might lead to more Republican success and more balance of power in Colorado government.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Love on the rocks