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Today's Sports

  • Forest Service: Closing areas to...

    A plan to close a 400,000-acre zone of land in the foothills to recreational shooting would help the U.S. Forest Service manage the sport the way it does other recreation on public lands, according to an official.

  • 4A Jeffco League all-conference...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League during the 2014 season:

    GIRLS GOLF, FIRST TEAM
    Emilee Strausburg, D’Evelyn; Madison Tenney, Evergreen; Leah Donnelly, Wheat Ridge; Nicole Rooney, Green Mountain; Emily Rivers, Evergreen; Ashley Brown, Conifer; Molly Lange, D’Evelyn
    SECOND TEAM
    Maddy Helfer, D’Evelyn; Katarina Krupinska, Golden; Morgan Williams, D’Evelyn; Natalie Holley, Evergreen; Kelli White, D’Evelyn; Hannah Munro, Conifer; Katherine Halama, Evergreen

  • Cowboys, cowgirls circle the...

    Cowboys and cowgirls alike ventured to the 49th annual Evergreen Rodeo on
    Father’s Day weekend. Competitors — both local and from as far away as Honolulu, Hawaii — tried their hand to tame the bulls, ride the horses and wrestle down the steers for two days at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena, now the Esco Construction Arena.

    BACK IN THE SADDLE

  • Meadows come alive with...

    June is such an amazing month. Everything is making record growth and suddenly seems so full.

    The valleys that were bare all winter are now full of green willow leaves. Aspen are in full leaf; suddenly everything appears over-stuffed. It is a pleasure to see the spring green, which makes everything come alive.

  • Open Space committee looks at...

    The Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee explored the potential of two properties offered by private landowners during a field trip last Thursday afternoon.

    Traveling to a field near Boulder and to Douglas Mountain near Gilpin County, OSAC members and Jeffco Open Space staff walked the properties and learned about the owners’ interest in selling them.

  • Forest Service considering ban...

    U.S. Forest Service officials are considering closing all public land to recreational shooting in a zone called the “wildland-urban interface.”

    The 400,000-acre wildfire zone — mostly along Colorado's Front Range and Interstate 70 — is an area where homes and other manmade improvements are close to natural terrain and flammable vegetation, according to information on a Colorado State University website.

  • Summer's warmth brings...

    June is such a beautiful month. It is so great to see the outdoors green again. The black-and-white beauty of winter is stark and often exceptional, but the fresh green of June is full of promise of a few months of warm weather.

    I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living, trying to get my back and right leg strong enough to go back home, at least for a little while.
    Looking out my window this morning, it was a delight to see so many spring flowers blooming. The ponderosa pine forest behind this building is where the greatest number of wildflowers grow.

  • Evergreen pitcher Burke drafted...

    It’s June 6 – the second day of the three-day annual Major League Baseball amateur draft – and Brock Burke’s phone rings. It’s the Tampa Bay Rays calling.

    They couldn’t say with 100 percent certainty that it would happen, but they told the recent Evergreen High graduate to look out for the 96th pick – Tampa Bay’s fourth pick in this year’s draft and late in the third round.

  • Coach of the year: Jeanne...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Water is a life-sustenance in more ways than the obvious for Evergreen girls swimming coach Jeanne Godaire.
    Godaire is employed by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, where she does flood hazard investigation for the 350-some dams owned by the federal government that provide irrigation water.
    “Water is a theme running through my life,” she said.

  • Male athlete of the year: Daniel...

    It wasn’t until halfway through his senior season that Daniel Gibbins started to take notice of his numbers. The Evergreen High baseball player looked at them and saw the potential for something good.
    Weeks later, he just happened to run into interim head coach Dale Hutchings in school one day when Hutchings shook his hand and congratulated him. Gibbins had been named the 4A Jeffco League MVP.
    “I wasn’t prepared for it. It was a little out of the blue,” Gibbins said.