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Today's Sports

  • Malazdrewicz working her way back

    When Lexie Malazdrewicz graduated from Evergreen High School in 2013, she left as one of the most decorated swimmers in the state of Colorado.

    • A nine-time 4A state champion, including back-to-back 200- and 500-yard freestyle titles.

    • A 4A state record-setter in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle in her final season.

    • A 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials semifinalist in the 200-meter backstroke.

  • O’Neil, Fowler represent at all-...

    FORT COLLINS ­— Patrick O’Neil manned the center defense, like he did during the regular season for the Evergreen Cougars. It’s just this time he was doing so with a group of All-State teammates as part of the 2015-16 Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State game July 13 at French Field.

  • Prematurely born twins ready to...

    They say that good things come to those that wait, but that’s never been the style for 12-year-old twins Max and Nate Footer.

  • Wood rats are interesting...

    (Reprinted from Sept. 17, 2008)

    A friend who volunteers at the Evergreen Nature Center stopped by last week to show us photographs of a wood rat taken by a couple who live on Upper Bear Creek. These folks had seen and heard some little critter in their house and wanted to be sure to live trap it and remove it before they left on a vacation.

  • Take a hike: Observing trail...

    Within my first month of living in Colorado, I learned the hard way how to use trails properly and politely. And as more and more visitors flock to Colorado — some of those using local trails might be novices.

    Public parks are wonderful things, and open to all. Everyone should be able to feel comfortable using the trails, no matter their type of recreation. So below are some trail etiquette tips that I’ve compiled with the help of Jeffco Open Space.

    For pedestrians

  • It’s important for foothills...

    (Reprinted from Sept. 15, 2010)

    Bears have been particularly plentiful this summer and will continue to be until about the first of November when snow and cold weather will send them into hibernation.

    We have had a female with three cubs roaming around Herzman’s Mesa most of the summer. This is a dangerous situation, and we need to do everything we can do to avoid human contact with these bears.

  • Jeffco Open Space eyes land...

    The Jeffco Open Space staff is working on a land acquisition many involved think could be unprecedented for the county.

    Last month, Open Space Director Tom Hoby met with the county commissioners to present his agency’s second-quarter update. The meeting included highlights of eight projects Hoby wants the commission to approve, the most interesting of which is a potential land deal across the county line in Clear Creek.

  • Wet summer has brought new weeds...

    (Reprinted from Sept. 2, 2009)

    On Friday evening, Aug.14, the Weed Awareness Committee met for its last summer weed pulling at Evergreen Lake.

    This rainy summer has produced an unusual number of weeds, as well as unusually big weeds. Two of the participants had brought a sample of a new weed that had appeared in their yard.

  • Evergreen teen finds his calling...

    Instead of attending English Composition 101 and anatomy lectures, Winston Buchanan, 19, of Evergreen opted to spend his most recent college semester building igloos and rock-climbing.

    Buchanan took part in the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Spring Semester in the Rockies program, which included expedition courses in which students of all ages learn technical outdoor and survival skills, leadership and environmental ethics.

  • Leafy spurge weeds can grow in...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 29, 2012)

    It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn, I’m unhappy to say. Seldom does autumn come this early, but the drought seems to have made plants mature early, and many of the late summer and autumn flowers are blooming or past blooming already.

    When any plant is stressed by drought or any other condition, they do what all plants do: They bloom and produce seeds to carry on the species. Last week, Sylvia Robertson brought me a plant specimen taken from a large patch at Evergreen Lake.