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  • ‘One, two, three, Spencer’

    LAKEWOOD — It was more than just a moment of team solidarity. When the Evergreen Cougars returned from the locker room at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 9 at halftime of their game with host Alameda, one by one the players kneeled on the sideline, huddled with the coaches and said their peace.
    “One, two, three, Spencer,” the Cougars said.

  • Lady Cougars pull away from host Thomas Jefferson late

    DENVER — Natalie Elmgreen will tell you she was just trying to do her job. Well, the Evergreen shortstop did that quite well on Sept. 8 at Thomas Jefferson.
    Elmgreen went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs — two with a seventh-inning triple — as the Lady Cougars pulled away for a 7-3 victory.

  • Perry, Cougars have solid showing

    Senior Ashley Perry won two events and took second in another, leading undefeated Evergreen to a seven-point victory at the Columbine Invitational.
    Perry won the floor exercise and the vault with identical 9.05 scores, and took second place in the beam (8.550).
    “She is a great addition to our team,” Evergreen head coach Marnie Bello said. “Not only because of her talent, but because of her leadership, commitment, and hard work she brings to the table.”

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Cougars score three wins at Silver Creek tournament
    LONGMONT
    — Allison Aafedt had 10 attacks and six kills as Evergreen topped host Silver Creek, 25-19, 25-16 in its fourth match at the Silver Creek tournament on Sept. 10.
    The Lady Cougars won three of their four matches in improving to 4-2 on the season.

    BOYS GOLF
    Cougars ready for regionals, finish 2nd in final league match

  • Low-cost firewood permits selling out

     

    Area residents who want to obtain low-cost firewood and help Denver Mountain Parks reduce wildfire fuels on park lands can still participate in a firewood sale offered by the Colorado State Forest Service. CSFS Golden district forester Allen Gallamore says anyone interested should request a permit soon.

    “Permits are still available, but are now limited in number because interest has really picked up with the cooler weather,” Gallamore said.

  • Big Chili Cook-off bigger than ever

    The September 2011 Big Chili Cook-off was more about Sept. 11, 2001, and only partly about the more than 100 kinds of chili on parade for the thousands of participants who attended the annual event benefiting five area fire districts.

    An estimated 5,000 people attended the event this year, up from 4,000 last year, although final figures weren't available at press time. Some 300 volunteers helped make it all happen.

    "We ran out of ballots, wrist bands and everything," said event director Kristin Witt.

  • Off-leash area at Elk Meadow will celebrate 10 (dog) years with party

    Jeffco Open Space is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Elk Meadow Bark Park, as well as the completion of a major makeover, with a birthday party for the dog park at noon Sunday, Sept. 18. The public and all their dogs are welcome.

    The Open Space Division is providing birthday cake and dog treats, and ranger Jason Hamburg will talk about the park. Parking is limited, and carpooling is advised.

  • Grant to help pay for bike racks on Lariat Loop

    With the Pro Cycling Challenge in particular and cycling in general both in the limelight, the Lariat Loop successfully obtained $25,000 to install 25 bike racks at various points along the 40-mile-long National Scenic Byway.

    The grant requires a matching fund contribution of $6,000. The money comes through the Colorado Department of Transportation from the Federal Highway Administration, which is responsible for the Scenic Byways Program.

  • Firefighter won't face charges in Soda Creek blaze

    The West Metro firefighter who was burning slash as a caretaker in the forest off Soda Creek Road three days before a fire broke out is no longer facing charges.

    The Jefferson County district attorney’s office dropped the charges against Joel Worley, 37, during a motions hearing Sept. 1. Worley previously said he would rather face trial than accept a plea bargain or plead guilty.