Today's Sports

  • Experienced Cougars have sights...

    If someone asked Evergreen senior Lenny Urbas what should be expected of the Cougars’ boys golf program in 2016, considering it’s coming off a 2015 season in which he won a regional title and the team placed third at the 4A state meet, the answer is obvious.

    “We go back and win state this year,” Urbas said.

  • Eastern fence lizards are...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 13, 2008)

    A few weeks ago a lady named Elizabeth phoned to tell me she had seen a lizard in her yard on Old Squaw Pass Road. She was delighted to have this new resident sharing her garden but wondered what kind it was and why she had never seen one before.

    The answer to what kind of lizard it is: It probably is an eastern fence lizard, since they are the only species likely to be seen here.

  • August brings late wildflowers,...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 5, 2009)

    July has been a great month. Most of the days have been blue and sunny, with cool mornings and warm afternoons with scattered showers. The summers of 1965 and 1969 were much like this, and I had very little need to water to have a bountiful garden. It seemed like we had moved to Camelot.

  • EHS preps for 2016 with camp,...

    Rob Molholm has a simple explanation for what the two-week football camp the Evergreen Cougars run at the end of July is all about.

    “What we look to do is try and get our system in,” said Molholm, the winningest coach in school history with a 54-23 record. “Some people and some assistants like to go away. When you go away, it’s just scrimmaging the whole time and you’re not really coaching your system. This is how we get our system installed.”

  • Cassin building toward a...

    At Evergreen High School, Marcus Cassin was used to building success on athletic fronts, in particular on the football field. Now the rising sophomore is building on a different front, working toward a career in construction as part of his studies at Colorado State University.

    The 2015 Canyon Courier male athlete of the year recently was accepted into construction business school at Colorado State. He’s been working an internship near Cherry Creek this summer. 

  • Rocky Mountain Warrior offers a...

    Jason Brown examined the steep climb up the 10 ½-foot wall, but this time it was different. This time, he had 8-year-old Sylvie Guerrant on his back.

    It wasn’t as if Brown was out to prove anything to himself. He’s done the climb time and again. After all he’s been a two-time American Ninja Warrior series competitor ­— in 2012 in Dallas and this year in Oklahoma City.

  • Brook Forest residents discuss...

    Fire. Trash. Increased traffic. Illegal parking. Unsafe camping.

    These were some of the issues Brook Forest residents and others cited during a meeting to discuss the Maxwell Falls Trail at the Brook Forest Inn on Wednesday evening.

    The meeting was hosted by Clean Trails, a nonprofit that organizes cleanups and educational efforts. Richard Solosky, a Clean Trails representative, said the same problems are being seen across the state.

  • Meet A Ranger: John Queen

    Name: John Queen, also known as Jeffco Open Space's "Ranger No. 5"

    Originally from: Beaumont, Texas

    Stationed at: White Ranch Open Space Park

    How long have you been a ranger?

    “Five years.”

    What’s one thing you do as a ranger that people would be surprised by?

    “Swift-water rescue.”

    What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at a park?

  • Jeffco set for debut of ‘Up...

    This week, Jeffco Open Space will celebrate its first milestone in the broader statewide effort to promote outdoor recreation when it opens a newly constructed section of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon.

  • Cordilleran flycatchers have...

    (Reprinted from July 28, 2010)

    Although spring migration has long been over, we had a bit of excitement in the yard this week.

    The house wrens have long been nesting in a swallow box on the supporting post of the front porch. In fact, they are feeding young. Although it is supposed to be a swallow box, the swallows have never had a chance to use it because the wrens arrive earlier and have already taken it over. They usually have eggs in the box by the time the violet-green swallows arrive. That was the case this year.