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Today's Sports

  • Storksbill blooms may be seen in...

    Once more, a fine snow is drifting down on the meadows that surround me. Elk Run Assisted Living is located in an offshoot of the Elk Meadow Open Space area.

    I watched the fog move across the meadow and as usual this time of year, it brought another snowstorm with it. The grasses in the meadow are dry, tan or yellow, with nary a sign of spring green.

  • No matter how you spell it, it’s...

    I don’t know how to write this article about bluebirds, blue birds, Blue birds or Blue Birds found in this area. All four spellings plus a hyphenated form are found in various bird books. I, myself, prefer the single word of bluebird.

    Friends returning last week from Santa Fe told me they had seen bluebirds eating juniper just south of the state line in New Mexico. My friends thought the birds were on their way back for the summer. They well may have been.

  • Passive Cougars struggling to...

    LAKEWOOD — Aggression is defined as an offensive action or attack. It’s also something that the Evergreen Cougars’ wrestling team is sorely lacking, head coach Lane Williams said Feb. 7 at the Bear Creek Pre-Regional tournament.

    “We’re not attacking enough. The guys are lethargic and not moving on their feet, and no one is getting takedowns,” Williams said.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS GOLF
    Evergreen searching for players for the 2015 season
    The Evergreen High School girls golf team is looking for additional players for the upcoming 2015 spring season.

    Any girls from Evergreen High, Rocky Mountain Academy and/or Clear Creek High School are welcome to join. 

    Practice starts Feb. 23. There will be a parent/player meeting prior to the start of practice.

  • EHS foursome ink letters of...

    Brianna Curtis was scared to make the call. The Evergreen High senior and Colorado Rush girls soccer player had torn her right MCL after verbally committing to play for the University of Arkansas.  She wasn’t sure what this would do for that recruitment or her collegiate future.

  • Evergreen three-peats in 4A...

    ARVADA — Coach Jeanne Godaire couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present than the one her Evergreen Lady Cougars gave her Feb. 7. Behind five victories and 27 finalists, the Lady Cougars captured a third consecutive 4A Jeffco League girls swimming championship at the George J. Meyers Pool. Evergreen finished with 530 points, outdistancing a gamed Valor Christian squad, which finished with 450 points.

    “It’s just a great day. I’m really excited for everybody,” Godaire said.

  • Streams near ski area eyed as...

    Endangered greenback cutthroat trout could get a new home in the Herman Gulch and Dry Gulch streams north of Loveland Ski Area.

    State Parks and Wildlife officials want to make way for Colorado’s state fish to reproduce in those streams by removing other fish populations there. Biologists plan to start the project sometime in February, according to Jennifer Churchill, a spokeswoman for Parks and Wildlife. Several of the officials discussed the project with Clear Creek’s county commissioners at a recent meeting.

  • 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.