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Today's Sports

  • Western red squirrel antics are...

    If you have a resident western red squirrel in your yard, you are in for daily episodes of enjoyment and laughter.
    I have lived in this house for a little over 48 years, and when we arrived in April of 1965, a pair of golden-mantled ground squirrels and a pair of gray-and-white tassel-eared squirrels thought they owned our patio.

  • Final segment of NEAT trail...

    It’s a “pinch-me” moment for the president of North Evergreen Activity Trails, as construction began last week on the final leg of 1.8 miles of sidewalk connecting Evergreen Middle School to Bergen Park to Bergen Valley Elementary School.

  • 4A all-conference track &...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sullivan pushes through in first...

    PINE — Pat Sullivan has run 26.2 miles — a marathon — before, but June 29 was his first time running an ultramarathon.
    “I guarantee 99 percent of my friends think I’m certifiable for doing it,” the 36-year-old Denver resident chuckled at the conclusion of the North Fork 50. “… (But) I’ve got a good support group that encouraged me to run.”

  • First-timers conquer Elk Meadow

    Mike Van Allen, by his own admission, is not usually a trail runner. But the June 29 Elk Meadow Trail 5K offered the 55-year-old Lakewood resident an opportunity to be one, even if he wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
    “I’m kind of coming back from an Achilles injury. I’m just trying to build up some speed again. I haven’t run too much lately,” Van Allen said.

  • All plants big and small

    When you begin to study wildflowers, you, out of necessity, begin to learn about the development of plants, learning that plants range from microscopic algae and mosses to giant and thousands-of-years-old trees.

  • Runners blooming in time at...

    GEORGETOWN — Ryan Herzog didn’t run in high school back in Duluth, Minn., or in college when he studied at the Minnesota College of Design. As a matter of fact, he didn’t start running until seven years ago, and that was to reduce the weight he had added while in college.
    “I lost my fitness from the sports in my younger years, so I got into running kind of by fluke,” the 33-year-old Superior resident said.

  • ‘Just being a kid’ again

    There were the Gorilla Warfare, the Kickballers, the Catalina Wine Mixers, Aces of Bases, Remax Alliance and Arvada Young Professionals. And there were players with nicknames such as Toe-Knee, Malibu, E, and Dr. Angelface, to name just a few. Teams had designed their own T-shirts. Some wore tie-dye apparel. But all were having a good time — notwithstanding the final scores — at the third annual Evergreen Kickball Classic at the Marshdale Fields.

  • The tale of a 41-year-old...

    After an unusually hot spell during the first two weeks of June, the weather has returned to the June normal of hot sunny days and cold nights. However, I am glad to be able to keep my windows closed for it keeps out a bit of the pine pollen.

  • Rodeo notebook: Shirley holds...

    Tim Shirley walked behind the stalls at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena, but he so desperately wanted to be part of the action instead of an innocent bystander at the 47th annual Evergreen Rodeo.
    That’s been the case for two years running, however, since the 31-year-old Bailey resident broke the L5 vertebra in his back during a February 2012 rodeo event in San Antonio, Texas. He hasn’t ridden since.