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Today's Sports

  • First phase of Peaks to Plains...

    The first phase of the Peaks to Plains Trail in the Jeffco portion of Clear Creek Canyon is nearly completed, said Scot Grossman, Jeffco Open Space project manager.

    “All that’s missing is some railing,” Grossman said during his report to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on Feb. 5.

  • Hiwan Museum, Lookout Mountain...

    Dressed in period attire, John Steinle, history education supervisor for Jeffco Open Space, was talking about volunteer opportunities at the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday. Volunteers are needed as tour guides, receptionists and history educators at the museum, Steinle told attendees at a volunteer recruitment fair at the Jeffco Open Space office in Golden. Standing beside Steinle was Alicia Vermilye of the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, who was looking for volunteer naturalists.

  • There’s more to see outdoors in...

    It often seems like there is not much to see in the outdoors in winter, but if you look around, you will be surprised at how much activity there is. Tracks in the snow will inform you about the animals that have been visiting your area, and weeds that last summer were stalks standing above the snow will inform you about what grew in your yard last summer.

  • Kisiel, Cougars sweep Littleton

    LITTLETON — History repeated itself for the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ basketball team as they bested the Littleton Lions, 52-43, on Jan. 31 at the Lions Den, giving them their second win against the Lady Lions this season.

    “Every time we come (to Littleton) we expect to play a scrappy game,” said Evergreen girls basketball head coach Amy Bahl. “But we always manage to pull out the win.”

  • Cougars push forward despite...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Injuries and illness have made for a trying season for Evergreen’s boys basketball team, especially in 4A Jeffco League play. But somehow the Cougars head into the next-to-last week of the regular season on a two-game-winning streak, though, par for the course, it wasn’t easy.

  • Nations is lone bright spot for...

    AURORA — It was supposed to be a simple escape with his opponent — Hinkley’s Xavier Abeyta — bending his arm at the elbow and not straightening it out, but it turned into an early turning point of the match for Evergreen’s Thomas Nations.

  • House finches difficult to...

    The most abundant birds at my feeder today are house finches, Carpodacus mexicanus. Although most of the literature says immature birds turn red by September, the ones at my feeder have been just as brown as the females but are just now beginning to turn red as are the adult males.

  • Park district looking at ways to...

    The fatal accident Jan. 22 at Evergreen Lake has led the Evergreen Park and Recreation District to cancel all events planned this winter on unmaintained areas of the ice while exploring ways to ensure the safety of those venturing onto the frozen surface.

    Idledale resident Greg Henika was grooming ice for the Ice Golf Tournament sponsored by Blue Spruce Kiwanis when the ATV on which he was riding fell through an area of thin ice.

  • Mountain alders produce seeds...

    The famous January thaw seems to be well known in most of the winter areas. It certainly is here. Several days last week were very spring-like with 50 degrees, warm southeast winds and mostly sunny skies.

    This made everyone feel like spring was coming, and we had spring fever in the middle of winter. This is one of the things that makes year-round life in the foothills bearable and gives us courage for the long winters that we do have. Real spring doesn’t arrive here until May, so it is these spring-like days that make it possible for us to survive.

  • Sports briefs

    MOTOCROSS
    Evergreen’s Baysinger places 8th at Springs’ Arenacross event

    Evergreen resident Jake Baysinger took eighth place in the 85cc 9-11 amateur division age group event Jan. 25 at the AMSOIL Arenacross event held at World Arena in Colorado Springs.
    Baysinger was fifth in the second heat to qualify for the finals.
    There were three Colorado riders in the final, including Denver’s Alana Padilla and Aurora’s Justin Joyce, who came in ninth and 10th respectively.