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Today's Sports

  • Finches bring springtime joy to...

    (Reprinted from May 6, 2009)

    The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn’t much matter. After you pass 2 feet of wet heavy snow, most of the roads are closed and the damage to power lines has been done.

  • At Evergreen Lake, a love affair...

    A large banner with a photo of the planet Earth hung over the entrance to the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday, waving in the wind above those who came to the 27th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair.

    “The people in Evergreen absolutely love nature, and they’re dedicated to making sure we always have nature. That’s been kind of exciting to see,” said Colleen Kulesza, the new director of the Evergreen Nature Center, which opened for the season on Saturday.  

  • Robins have made their way back...

    (Reprinted from April 28, 2010)

    As I was coming home from a late trip to the library and grocery store, it was almost dark as I came up the hill when an American robin flew across the road right in front of me. I braked and he landed in a ponderosa pine in the yard, the same tree that a pair of robins has nested in for the past several years.

    This made me feel it was my old friend. Of course, this is impossible to prove unless the bird had been banded, but it is more than likely, for robins are known to nest in the same area year after year.

  • Genesee-to-El Rancho bike trail...

    Construction again is under way on a bike trail along I-70 from Genesee to El Rancho, after a winter hiatus. 

    The trail is expected to open in early June.

    The fencing has been moved, the path is graded, and concrete paving is scheduled to start in the next couple of weeks, said Bob Wilson, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Most of the trail will be on land owned by the city and county of Denver. 

  • Cougars fail to cool off hot...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — It’s pick your poison for opponents when it comes to facing Conifer’s boys lacrosse team.

    The 2016 Lobos returned five players who scored 22-plus goals (three with 42) from the program’s first-ever playoff team last season.

  • Quick Hits

    Bahl and Kisiel off to The Show

    Evergreen’s girls basketball coach Amy Bahl and senior Samantha Kisiel will participate in The Show (prep all-star) basketball game 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. Bahl, who guided the Cougars to the Class 4A state title game, will coach the Blue Team with Lakewood girls coach Chris Poisson. Kisiel was one of 22 girls selected to play. The senior, who averaged 15.3 points per game last season, will play for the Blue Team.

    Shutout wins for Cougars

  • Holley captures tournament...

    GOLDEN — At first glance, it looked like it might be a rough day at Applewood Golf Course on April 13.

    All the Jeffco League girls golf teams descended on the par 71 course for the third conference tournament of the season. With the greens having just been aerated, putting would be a challenge with more sand than grass visible on most greens.

  • Evergreen lacrosse still seeking...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — After graduating 17 seniors, Evergreen’s boys lacrosse coach Toby Gerard carried no false illusions into the 2016 season.

     “Two-thirds of (last year’s) team is gone, so we knew it was going to be tough,” Gerard said.

  • Barnett going out on top

    EVERGREEN — Tony Barnett is enjoying what might be the most successful school year ever for Evergreen High School’s athletic programs.

    Across the board, the Cougars are sending Barnett out the right way. Evergreen’s athletic director will retire at the end of the school year from the Jeffco School District after 14 years as the Cougars’ AD.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in time for...

    (Reprinted from April 8, 2009)

    The ice went out of Evergreen Lake faster this year than I have ever seen before. One day it was honeycombed, with a few openings along the north and west shore, and the next day it was all open. The long spell of warm weather had weakened the ice, and a windy morning set up water movement, and the ice began to break up fast.