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Today's News

  • Teachers union endorses Amendment 73, Jeffco bond/mill package

    The Jefferson County Education Association has publicly announced its support for Jeffco Public Schools’ bond and mill package, as well as Amendment 73 — a statewide constitutional amendment that calls for raising income taxes on those whose annual income exceeds $150,000, raising the corporate tax rate, and changing how property taxes are assessed for schools in an effort to generate $1.6 billion in school funding annually.

  • Evergreen sweeps 4A Jeffco solo and team titles

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s boys golf team clinched the Class 4A Jeffco team conference title and the individual medalist crown on Thursday at Fox Hollow Golf Course at the final regular-season tournament of the season.

    The Cougars, the 4A state team runner-up last year, won five of six league tournaments this season in cruising to the team title.

  • Platte Canyon girls XC wins Golddigger Invite

    EVERGREEN — The weather and course conditions may not have been ideal on Sept. 11, but that didn’t stop the Platte Canyon girls cross country team from blowing away the competition.

    During the Golddigger invite at Clear Creek High School, the lady Huskies scored a 28 through the top four finishers and won. The closest team, Middle Park, earned a 37.

  • Demon football outpaces Lobos

    By Mike Vidakovich

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — On a warm Friday evening that felt more like summer than fall, the Glenwood Springs Demons took care of their football business by defeating the Conifer Lobos 41-20 to garner the first win of the 2018 football season.

     “I told the kids on Monday that I just wanted to hear them sing that Demon fight song,” said head coach Pat Engle following the game. “I got to hear the fight song tonight. This is a special place to coach football.”

  • Evergreen squeaks out victory at Wheat Ridge

    WHEAT RIDGE — The Evergreen tennis team is off to a hot start.

    Following a 4-3 victory against Wheat Ridge at Everitt Middle School on Thursday and a subsequent loss at Steamboat Springs, the Cougars sat at 4-2 on the season.

    Much of that talent comes from freshmen, a far cry from the norm in varsity sports.

  • Conifer softball wards off the Cougars

    EVERGREEN — Not many teams have given Conifer softball a run for its money this year.

    And after last year’s 20-9 victory over Evergreen, the Lobos didn’t really expect the Cougars to bring their A-game.

    But they did.

    After going down early on their home field on Sept. 12, the Cougars honed in on their offense mid-game, even though it wasn’t enough in the end. The No. 6 Lobos (per Monday’s CHSAANow.com poll) won 8-4.

  • Games, music, food — Canyonfest has everything for families

    The Shatek family — who moved to Kittredge six weeks ago — quickly learned on Saturday what the town is all about.

    They attended the 30th annual Canyonfest in Kittredge Community Park, and immensely enjoyed the games for kids and the live music for adults. Mom Andrea Shatek brought Sammy, 5, to the face painting tent.

    “We normally play at this park,” Andrea said. “This is really cute. It’s a nice thing to donate to and enjoy.”

  • 3 named to Women in Business Hall of Fame

    Three women business leaders in Evergreen were inducted into the inaugural Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame on Friday.

    They are: Peggy Eggers, president of the Center for the Arts Evergreen board of directors; Gail Riley, owner of Highland Haven Creekside Inn; and Kristin Witt, publisher of Evergreen Newspapers.

    The three were inducted during the annual Women in Business luncheon and chosen from 10 nominees who are high-powered businesswomen in the Evergreen/Conifer area.

  • ‘Funny Girl’ opens at Center Stage

    Whether it’s the song “People Who Need People” or “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” the music of “Funny Girl” is so iconic — and it easily gets stuck in your head.

    Ovation West Musical Theatre is presenting the show through Oct. 7 at Center Stage, with Colleen Lee portraying Fanny Brice. The story is based on the life of Ziegfeld comedian Fanny Brice, her start in vaudeville and burlesque, her romance with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein, and her success on stage and in film.

    Lee called Brice fascinating.

  • Artists visit Jeffco Parks to create auctioned-off work

    Sept. 12 was a gorgeous day to be outdoors — and painting.

    PLAN Jeffco conducted its In Plein Sight plein-air event at Jeffco parks last week — and 25 area artists gathered with their easels, brushes and palette knives to recreate nature’s beauty.

    The event is a fundraiser for PLAN Jeffco, a nonprofit that advocates for land conservation in the county. Last week, the artists — both local and from out-of-state — visited five Jeffco Parks, most near Evergreen, to create works that were auctioned to benefit the nonprofit.