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Today's Sports

  • Volunteers create Bison Trail at...

    Dodging wet snow showers, 112 volunteers constructed nearly 4,000 feet of the Bison Trail at Genesee Park on Saturday.

    The large group working on the hiking and biking trail were part of an effort organized by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, which has a partnership with Denver Mountain Parks. Using shovels and other tools, the volunteers dug into the soil and tamped it down, creating a 2 to 3-foot-wide trail.

  • Boating season opens at...

    Boating season at Evergreen Lake has opened with limited hours of operation on weekends until Memorial Day weekend, when the summer schedule begins.

    Paddle boats, kayaks, fishing boats and sailboats are available for renting at hourly rates.

    Stand-up paddle boarding also will be offered to visitors again this season. Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff are overseeing this popular activity this year, rather than using the services of a vendor as in previous years, said Ellen O’Connor, EPRD executive director.

  • White-breasted nuthatches begin...

    Almost everyone who has a bird feeder in a wooded area has a pair or two of white-breasted nuthatches coming to it. Although some books refer to them as being entirely insectivorous, I have watched them eat sunflower seeds at my feeders.

  • Boulder raspberry a good shrub...

    Many readers of this column have asked for suggestions on the best trees and shrubs to plant in landscaping their homes in this area. If you need large trees, there is nothing better than the native ponderosa pine, blue spruce and Douglas fir.

    However, the blue spruce and Douglas fir need a bit more water and do their best in a ravine on a north slope, while a ponderosa pine will grow on a south slope. All of these or any other trees will need extra water for the first two to three years until they become established.

  • Foothills offer plant...

    The various plant communities that make up part of any biological study are usually the most interesting part to me. I took my first course in ecology in the summer of 1937. At that time, ecology was considered a new science concerning the interrelationship between the many things found in a wildlife community.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Weiner’s goal holds up as Evergreen stays perfect
    LAKEWOOD — Sophia Weiner scored the game’s lone goal in the second half, off an assist from Zoe Peterson, as undefeated Evergreen toppled Wheat Ridge 1-0 on April 15 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    With the win, the Lady Cougars improved to 10-0 overall, 5-0 in 4A Jeffco League play.

    Natalie Ulfig made four saves in net for Evergreen.

  • Morales taking her talents out...

    Camille Morales has always wanted to go to California. Running on the beach every day and soaking in the weather is very appealing. 

    It may be even more so now that the Evergreen High senior has signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track at the University of San Diego.

    EHS held a signing ceremony for the eight-time letter-winner and three-time first-team 4A Jeffco League all-conference selection on April 15. Morales chose San Diego over Santa Clara University.

  • Cougars overcome Lobos’ jinx

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The short return home has not always been a pleasant ride for Evergreen baseball teams. Just last year, the Cougars had a chance to clinch a tie for the 4A Jeffco League title but suffered a 14-13 walk-off loss in the regular-season finale and settled for second place.

  • Pasque flowers, hummingbirds...

    Spring in here! No matter how much more snow may still fall, spring is here. My friend and neighbor, Karel Buckley, called me on Monday evening, April 6, too late to make last week’s column, to tell me she had seen her first pasque flower in bloom on Sunday, April 5, and had heard her first hummingbird on the next day, Monday, April 6. These are the two species that people ask about and look for to establish the arrival of spring.

  • Janson, Lady Lobos serve up a...

    From time to time, there is a striking dichotomy among opponents, be it differences in physical strength or size. In the case of the No. 1 singles match between Conifer and Evergreen, it was age and skill-level making the game even more exciting to watch.

    Usually, the No. 1 singles position for a varsity tennis team goes to a senior who has played for four years, assuming greater maturity and prowess after playing that long. But Conifer freshman Hailey Janson has turned that notion on its head.