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Today's Sports

  • EHS point guard Haas to miss...

    Evergreen senior point guard Nathan Haas will miss the first month of the 2014-15 boys basketball season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of the L4 vertebra. He also injured the L5 vertebra after landing wrong on a 360 dunk attempt during open gym basketball practice in mid-October.

  • Juncos are beginning to arrive...

    While hiking through the winter woods, the persistent call of chickadees will often alert you to the presence of a mixed flock of winter birds. These flocks usually consist of only a few chickadees, two or three nuthatches, and possibly a song sparrow, a downy woodpecker and a few dark-eyed juncos.

    Juncos are small, mostly gray members of the finch family, which are regular winter visitors at most local feeders. In 2000, the many species of juncos were brought together as only two species: the dark-eyed junco and the yellow-eyed junco.

  • A history of horsetails

    Do you still look in old familiar places to see if there are any new plants or animals around?

    Since I moved to Elk Run Assisted Living and I am no longer driving, I find that I am looking more and more frequently at the few things I can see from my windows and those that are available around the building.

  • New book peers into the private...

    I recently read a review of a new book that stirred my desire to actually read the book, so I called the Jefferson County library to inquire if it was available. The book is titled “The Thing With Feathers” by Noah Strycker, but it was the subtitle, “The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human” that really piqued my interest. They did indeed have it and so within a few days and a bookmobile visit later, I had it in my hands.

  • Wildlife officials want to...

    Wildlife officials want to get elk off the golf course, out of downtown and into more rural areas west of Evergreen.

  • Glorious fall colors cover area...

    Usually the fall colors reach their peak during the last week of September or the first week of October. It seems a bit off schedule this year, but whenever it comes, it is my favorite time of year. Usually we have a few Indian summer days of fine weather along with the brilliant color and cool clear nights.

  • Golden-to-Evergreen trail may be...

    A long-awaited stretch of bicycle path that will help riders get from Golden to Evergreen could finally be built, starting in October.

    The estimated $1.25 million path is planned to cover a 2-mile route on the north side of Interstate 70 between the Genesee and El Rancho exits.

  • A fungible hobby

    Some mushroom hunters have “secret” harvesting spots along Highway 103 in Clear Creek County.

    Others look for edible mushrooms at Evans Ranch near Mount Evans and at other more remote mountain locales. Every year, they find and harvest King Boletes, also known as porcini mushrooms, chantarelles and other varieties such as lactarius deliciosus, which has no common name.

  • Pygmy nuthatches display...

    Sitting at the window one day last week, I saw birds at my feeder when I suddenly noticed some odd behavior among the birds coming to a nearby ponderosa pine.

  • Dark blue Steller’s jay easily...

    Friday, Sept. 12, was a truly cold fall day. I awoke to falling snow, but it never was cold enough for it to accumulate to cover the ground because the temperature hovered just above the freezing point all day. It was dark and gloomy all day and just cold enough to require my heavy sweater.