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Today's Sports

  • Participation grows as...

    Volunteers breathed life into the Buffalo Park Community Garden on Sunday, planting miniature pumpkins and other crops in some of the beds earmarked for educational use.

    “Now it has its own heart, it breathes, it’s alive thanks to the wonderful people of Evergreen,” Shawn Hamam, coordinator for construction at the garden, called out to the volunteers.

    While neighbor Pat Brewer painted the toolshed a color called "riesling grape," several families from Wilmot Elementary School gathered to plant seeds.

  • Colorful wildflowers highlight a...

    (Reprinted from June 12, 2013)

    As the song says, “June is bustin’ out all over,” and as usual, it is a glorious month. I believe it to be the most beautiful month of the year.

     After the fickle weather of April and May when we begin to think summer will never come, June arrives in all her glory. Overnight, everything is green. Nothing can equal the lush growth of June.

  • White pelicans make an...

    (Reprinted from June 23, 2010)

    There have been several reports of white pelicans this spring, most on the reservoirs east of Denver and even a small flock on Evergreen Lake for part of one morning.

    White pelicans are regular migrants through the area and nesting summer residents on the prairie reservoirs in eastern and northeastern Colorado. White pelicans can be seen in both spring and fall at Barr Lake and other reservoirs. They nest at Riverside Reservoir and on prairie lakes northward into the prairie provinces of Canada.

  • Holley impressive from tee to...

    EVERGREEN — Natalie Holley has a full slate scheduled this summer between her junior and senior year at Evergreen High School.

    Between working, spending time at Hiwan Golf Club perfecting her golf game and playing in some tournaments, the senior-to-be heads to Annapolis, Md., and Colorado Springs for a pair of camps for those interested in the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy.

  • House wrens working their way...

    (Reprinted from May 30, 2012)

    The little brown house wren has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. They always nested in a box in our yard on the farm where I grew up, and they were common nesting birds in most every yard in the village.

  • Cougars’ 4x800 relay fourth at...

    LAKEWOOD — Despite breaking the school record in the boys 4x800 relay for the second time in as many weeks, Evergreen’s top relay team wasn’t all smiles leaving the track May 19 at Jeffco Stadium.

     “We were a little bummed out,” said Evergreen junior Brandon Swenson, who ran the third leg of the relay. “This is the one we wanted.”

  • Quick Hits

    League track championships

  • Gutsy effort comes up short in...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — To beat a great team twice is always a tall task, let alone on the road both times.

    However, Evergreen’s girls soccer team did everything in its power to pull off that mission May 14 at Valor Stadium in Highlands Ranch. The Cougars defeated Valor 3-2 on the Eagles’ home turf April 28 to propel Evergreen during an impressive home stretch of the regular season that included a tie against Class 4A Jeffco League champion Wheat Ridge.

  • RPI needs tweaking

    Life just isn’t fair sometimes. The same can be said about sports.

    Evergreen’s baseball team finished with a 12-6 record, a second-place finish in the Class 4A Jeffco League with a 7-2 mark. Still, somehow, the Cougars didn’t make the 32-team district field for the postseason.

    Six teams with sub-.500 records did make the 4A postseason field. Say what? How could this happen?

  • Gauvain a lean machine in the...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — At 6-foot-2 and maybe 140 pounds, Joshua Gauvain looks like he’d be more at home shooting a basketball than diving into a swimming pool.

    “I’m a pretty scrawny guy,” the Evergreen sophomore said during a break at the Jeffco League Boys Swimming Championships on May 14.