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Today's Sports

  • Dove sightings becoming common

    During the holidays, I received word from a reader of this column, Brian Parsons, that he had what he believed to be a pair of turtle doves at his feeder south of Evergreen. He described the birds as being “a pair of light-colored doves with a black neck ring.”

     

    I talked to Mr. Parsons on the phone, but I have not as yet been able to see the birds myself. His description could be either of two birds, both of which have been seen in Colorado in the past.

  • $49,000 grant secured for...

    The Evergreen Trails Master Plan project took an important step recently when it received a $49,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

    The plan envisions a trail network running from the high school to Wulf Rec Center to the Evergreen Library, and then through downtown along Bear Creek.

  • Gray-colored birds visit feeders...

    Reprinted from Jan. 6, 2010

    It is winter again this week. Snowflakes have been in the air several times, but so far, we haven’t accumulated much, just added clean sheets to the snow bed that was already on the ground.

  • Kinnikinnick provides green...

    Green is not a color you expect to see this time of year when you look out the window. Ponderosa pines are nearly totally dormant and give an appearance of being black when seen against the snow.

  • Silver Creek snaps Lady Cougars...

    LONGMONT — The Evergreen Lady Cougars had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 51-39 road loss at Silver Creek on Dec. 20.
    The host Lady Raptors built a 23-11 halftime lead before Evergreen closed to 33-27 after three quarters. But the Lady Cougars couldn’t quite complete the comeback.
    Emilie Rembert led Silver Creek with 23 points, while Julie Dauer added 12.

  • Cardinals’ long-range shooting...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Make no mistake about it. Entering Evergreen’s boys basketball clash with Elizabeth on Dec. 19, Cougars head coach Scott Haebe knew it was going to be a battle. The Cardinals like to launch shots from beyond the arc, and they did at will.
    Seven shots from long distance found the bottom of the net and Evergreen now sits with a 2-5 record going into the holiday break. In all, four Elizabeth players hit for double figures in the 75-64 road win at Evergreen High School.

  • Cougars’ Hanson finding groove

    SHERIDAN — There wasn’t much else Lane Hanson could do but sit around and watch the other wrestlers compete. The Evergreen junior 113-pounder had two early byes at the 10th annual Sheridan Pool Tournament on Dec. 21. So he made the most of his time as best as he could.
    “I tried to watch the other wrestlers as much as I can to get an advantage on my opponents. I’d think of wrestling, think of moves that I’m going to use,” Hanson said.
    It didn’t hurt that he had an extra set of eyes helping him out.

  • Counting crows … and a few other...

    "Another crow! There’s too many to count,” Hannah Crangle said while gazing into the wintry sky on Saturday morning.

    Hannah was the lone but enthusiastic participant in Evergreen Audubon’s first Kids Bird Count. Surrounded by Audubon members, the young girl was checking out the area around Kittredge Community Park with an experienced eye.

    Hannah has a family history of birding. Her great-grandmother is Louise Mounsey, who founded Evergreen Audubon with Sylvia Brockner, the longtime nature writer for the Canyon Courier.

  • After the holiday, turn your...

    This year’s Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15. All in all, it was just about an average count with totals of 4,690 individual birds observed and counts of 45 different species. There were no rare or unusual birds observed and no major decline or increase in any species.

  • Jeffco Open Space master plan...

    After months of review and revisions, the draft of the updated master plan for Jefferson County Open Space is complete and waiting for final approval.

    “We’ve created a vision,” said Amy Ito, manager of park planning and construction for Jeffco Open Space, who has worked on the plan with other staff members. Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee members also have played a key role in developing the draft as they critiqued and refined it during their monthly meetings.