Today's News

  • Community voice: From Conifer High to having your back

    Jessica Thompson Elmshaeuser

    In 2005, the summer before my senior year at Conifer High School, I discovered I wanted to be a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. At the suggestion of one of Conifer’s guidance counselors, I spent part of my summer at the U.S. Naval Academy to get a taste of public service. After crawling under barbed wire, running ridiculous amounts, and learning about the interactions between the U.S. Foreign Service and the U.S. military, I walked away with a passion to serve and a desire to travel the world.

  • Evergreen soccer equalizes No. 1 Jaguars

    LAKEWOOD — Late into the 2019 girls soccer season, both Evergreen and D’Evelyn are controlling their own destinies on the pitch.

    On Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Field, however, the Cougars — ranked No. 7 in last week’s CHSAANow.com poll — took a slight advantage over their conference foes by tying the first-ranked Jaguars in a goalie battle, 1-1.

  • Chatfield girls lacrosse sweeps Jeffco League

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield had officially clinched its first girls lacrosse conference title since 2014 before taking the field Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Completing an undefeated record in the Jeffco League with an 18-1 victory over Bear Creek was the cherry on top for a historic conference season for the Chargers (12-3, 8-0 in Jeffco).

  • Evergreen girls lacrosse outshoots Conifer

    CONIFER — Despite a late start to its 2019 season, the Evergreen girls lacrosse team is catching up fast, and the Cougars have been rolling lately.

    On Thursday at Conifer High School, they earned their seventh straight W with a victory over the rival Lobos in a 12-7 effort.

    Although Evergreen (9-3) certainly led the attack throughout much of the game, sophomore goalie Lauren Spence contributed greatly to its success by dampening the Lobos’ (9-5) offense. She made 18 saves to bring her season total to 147.

  • Middle of the PAC: Local rugby team gearing up for postseason

    Coming into its 20th season, PAC rugby had to overcome some early, weather-related hurdles before it was really able to get into the groove of things. But now, just a few months later, the local Misfits are poised to make a run in the postseason, which starts this week.

  • Generations: Vivian Burrows: Engaged and involved in a variety of activities

    I don’t think I’ve ever met a person in her 80s who is more engaged in life and involved in numerous endeavors than Conifer resident Vivian Burrows.

    As an example, I had to request an appointment time with her last week as she had a birthday party in Bailey in the morning and Great Decisions in the evening. She would have to leave that group early to get to choir practice.

    She also found time to drop off some laundry for her son, a much-beloved bagger at Evergreen Safeway, Craig Burrows. Whew!

  • 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.

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