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Today's Sports

  • Volunteer poop patrol cleans up...

    Volunteers cleaned up 430 pounds of dog waste at the Elk Meadow off-leash park on Saturday as part of Jeffco Open Space’s National Public Lands Day event.

    The park, which Open Space employees said is “being loved to death,” has seen a lot of traffic in recent months, with many visitors not monitoring where their dogs go or what they do — or doo — while off-leash.

  • Approach propels Swenson to...

    LITTLETON ­— For Brandon Swenson, it was a mental adjustment. The Evergreen High School senior usually takes the start of every cross country race at a break-neck pace. 

    That’s typically not something conducive to winning. So he tried a more conservative approach at the Dave Sanders Invitational.

  • EHS serves up a victory

    Claudia Dillon, in all likelihood, isn’t going to be known for her service game. It’s not because the middle hitter can’t do it, but it’s not the Evergreen High School sophomore’s specialty, either.

  • Cougars return home, get back on...

    Nothing will do a struggling team good like coming home. Just ask the Evergreen Cougars.

    Back-to-back shutout losses on the road — at Lewis-Palmer and Harrison by a combined score of 70-0 — dropped the three-time defending conference champions out of the CHSAANow.com 3A poll. But homecoming week in front of a lively crowd and with a defense unwilling to wilt, the Cougars took advantage of their home-field advantage with a 10-0 blanking of Eagle Valley on Sept. 23.

  • Wood rats are interesting...

    (Reprinted from Sept. 17, 2008)

    A friend who volunteers at the Evergreen Nature Center stopped by last week to show us photographs of a wood rat taken by a couple who live on Upper Bear Creek. These folks had seen and heard some little critter in their house and wanted to be sure to live trap it and remove it before they left on a vacation.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Evergreen sending trio to 4A state tournament
    FRUITA — A season that seemingly couldn’t go wrong hit a snafu Sept. 19 at the 4A Region 4 boys golf tournament at Adobe Creek National Golf Course.

  • Lahr, Cougars have their way...

    Ryan Lahr was picking his spots. If Evergreen’s No. 1 singles player wanted a hard-hitting forehand down the line, he did so. If he wanted to smash a cross-court shot into the back corner, it was there. If he wanted a service ace, there was those as well. 

    It didn’t hurt that his opponent — Wheat Ridge’s Matt Sewell — double-faulted a time or two or was hampered by unforced errors.

  • Cougars roll behind second-half...

    CONIFER — Emphasizing possession and pressing forward has always been a staple of Evergreen boys’ soccer. It goes a long way toward victory.

  • Take a hike: Observing trail...

    Within my first month of living in Colorado, I learned the hard way how to use trails properly and politely. And as more and more visitors flock to Colorado — some of those using local trails might be novices.

    Public parks are wonderful things, and open to all. Everyone should be able to feel comfortable using the trails, no matter their type of recreation. So below are some trail etiquette tips that I’ve compiled with the help of Jeffco Open Space.

    For pedestrians

  • It’s important for foothills...

    (Reprinted from Sept. 15, 2010)

    Bears have been particularly plentiful this summer and will continue to be until about the first of November when snow and cold weather will send them into hibernation.

    We have had a female with three cubs roaming around Herzman’s Mesa most of the summer. This is a dangerous situation, and we need to do everything we can do to avoid human contact with these bears.