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Today's Sports

  • Currants make a tasty meal for...

    Beneath the ponderosa pine that grows outside my window is a wax or squaw currant bush, Ribes cereum. This shrub is probably one of the most important plants that grows in the foothills.

    The fact that the berries turn a wax-like orange-red when ripe accounts for the common name of wax currant. The other common name of squaw currant simply refers to an old name for the Native American women who used these berries in many ways. Although tart, with the addition of a little sugar they make a tasty jelly or sauce.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference cross...

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in cross country and gymnastics:

  • Swimmers, Kroll sign letters of...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    Swimming at Evergreen High School reached a new high last year with its record-breaking state championship season. Come May, five seniors will be graduating and heading to their chosen schools to continue their legacy around the country.

  • Evergreen can’t overcome cold...

    FORT MORGAN — Head coach Rob Molholm sat on the sideline as his team — players, assistant coaches and fans — huddled around each other on the field. Moments earlier, quarterback Dylan Reifeis sat on the frigid field, his hands wrapped around his helmet. Tanner Cassin struggled to get back to his feet.

  • Snow, migrating birds drift in...

    There are many who complain that the weather forecasters on television never predict the weather correctly.

    However, they were right on this past week when they predicted that a cold front would arrive on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 10, and that it would remain for four days.

  • Plans for Winter Sports Center...

    There will be no sledding and no Nordic track at the Evergreen Golf Course this winter, after the Evergreen Park and Recreation District abandoned a plan to make the programs come to fruition.

    EPRD had been in talks with course owner Denver Parks and Recreation to lease the golf course and pro shop for $500 for the winter season, said Brad Bednar, Evergreen Lake House supervisor.

  • Cross-country ski trail proposed...

    An Olympics-sanctioned cross-country ski trail could be created this winter on Old Squaw Pass Road and other roads near Echo Mountain Resort.

    Supporters want the trail to run from the privately owned Echo Mountain on Colorado 103 west to Echo Lake at the base of Mount Evans, according to Nora Pykkonen, owner of the ski area. Members of the U.S.  Olympic Committee have looked at the proposed trail to see if it would be a suitable venue for a race, she said.

  • Time to put out birdseed as cold...

    The first snow arrived during the night last Friday and stayed on the ground between the clumps of grasses. As winter approaches, I always receive a number of inquiries about how and what to feed birds.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference boys...

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys golf and softball:

  • Column: Pritchett’s departure...

    Ted Pritchett, like all of us, has a calling. For the 73-year-old, it is pickleball, both playing it and teaching it. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Picture a shrunk-down tennis court with a wiffleball.

    When pickleball came to Evergreen in 2011, there were just 17 programs in Colorado. Today, there are 96. The popularity is ever-growing. Pritchett first took up the sport in November 2008.