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Today's Sports

  • Increase in prize money draws...

    The Evergreen Rodeo turned 50 this year, and it was indeed a golden anniversary.

    With a boost from community sponsors and the Evergreen Rodeo Association’s board of directors, the rodeo upped the ante considerably for participating cowboys and cowgirls, and it paid off by attracting some of the sport’s top performers, particularly in bareback riding.

  • Evergreen sophomore finds the...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — The pool part of swimming meets seems to be coming naturally to Joshua Gauvain. 

    It’s the post-race acknowledgement that is taking some getting used to.

  • Quick Hits

    Holley tied for 31st after Day 1

    Evergreen junior Natalie Holley shot a round of 92 at the opening round of the Class 4A girls golf state tournament May 23 at Pueblo Country Club. The round placed her tied for 31st heading into Day 2 on Tuesday, May 24. Holley finished her second round after press deadline. Coverage of the 4A Jeffco League runner-up at the state tournament will publish in next week’s Canyon Courier.

    Girls basketball camp

  • Migrating nighthawks fill the...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 22, 2012)

    There is a small order of birds known as goatsuckers. The scientific name is the Caprimulgiformes, which comes from the Latin Caprimulgus, a milker of goats and forma or form.

    This name comes from the old belief that these birds, which are often seen in low sweeping flight over meadows, were sucking the milk out of goats. There are not as many species in this order as there are in some other orders such as finches and warblers.

  • The art of birding requires...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 18, 2010)

    People often ask me how I happen to see so many more birds and animals than they do.

    They often say that they at least drive into downtown Evergreen every day, sometimes more than that, and they don’t see half as many things as I do.

  • Eastern fence lizards are...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 13, 2008)

    A few weeks ago a lady named Elizabeth phoned to tell me she had seen a lizard in her yard on Old Squaw Pass Road. She was delighted to have this new resident sharing her garden but wondered what kind it was and why she had never seen one before.

    The answer to what kind of lizard it is: It probably is an eastern fence lizard, since they are the only species likely to be seen here.

  • August brings late wildflowers,...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 5, 2009)

    July has been a great month. Most of the days have been blue and sunny, with cool mornings and warm afternoons with scattered showers. The summers of 1965 and 1969 were much like this, and I had very little need to water to have a bountiful garden. It seemed like we had moved to Camelot.

  • Brook Forest residents discuss...

    Fire. Trash. Increased traffic. Illegal parking. Unsafe camping.

    These were some of the issues Brook Forest residents and others cited during a meeting to discuss the Maxwell Falls Trail at the Brook Forest Inn on Wednesday evening.

    The meeting was hosted by Clean Trails, a nonprofit that organizes cleanups and educational efforts. Richard Solosky, a Clean Trails representative, said the same problems are being seen across the state.

  • Meet A Ranger: John Queen

    Name: John Queen, also known as Jeffco Open Space's "Ranger No. 5"

    Originally from: Beaumont, Texas

    Stationed at: White Ranch Open Space Park

    How long have you been a ranger?

    “Five years.”

    What’s one thing you do as a ranger that people would be surprised by?

    “Swift-water rescue.”

    What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at a park?

  • Jeffco set for debut of ‘Up...

    This week, Jeffco Open Space will celebrate its first milestone in the broader statewide effort to promote outdoor recreation when it opens a newly constructed section of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon.