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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Third inning lifts...

    FORT CARSON -- Five runs in the third inning gave Evergreen the lead for good as it topped the Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans 11-7 on Thursday.
    The Cougars entered the top half of the third inning in a 2-2 deadlock with the Trojans, but Evergreen's bats came to life propelling them to the victory.

  • Baseball: Conifer opens 2017...

    THORNTON –– Matt Aceto and Jackson Hale combined for six RBIs as Conifer routed Thornton 20-1 in its season opener on Thursday. The game was called after four innings due to the mercy rule.
    The Lobos scored four runs in the opening frame. Mark Ness got things started with an RBI single. Hale hit a sacrifice fly to center, tallying another for the Lobos as they led 3-0. Conifer finished the inning with a fourth run when Chris Wachtl singled to right, scoring John Betsch.

  • Wildlife watch: The scourge of...

    By Christie Greene
    For the Courier

  • Wildlife watch: The scourge of...

    By Christie Greene
    For the Courier

  • Hicks takes over Evergreen...

    Readers of the Canyon Courier will see a changing of the guard this week as editor Doug Bell retires and Michael Hicks takes the editorial reins of Evergreen Newspapers.
    Bell, who has served as editor for 11 years, will spend more time traveling, playing hockey and teaching journalism at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
    Bell has nearly 40 years of experience as a journalist, having also worked at the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Greeley Tribune, Fort Collins Coloradoan and the Daily Camera in Boulder.

  • Evergreen girls to play for 4A...

    DENVER – At the start of the 2016-17 season, the Evergreen Lady Cougars didn’t know how good they would be, having graduated six seniors, including the school’s all-time leading scorer in Samantha Kisiel.

    Yet, the Evergreen Lady Cougars are back in the 4A state championship game.

    Claudia Dillon had 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Keigan Drysdale added 11 points in EHS’ 45-29 win over Pueblo West in the 4A Final Four on Thursday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Evergreen girls to play for 4A...

    DENVER – At the start of the 2016-17 season, the Evergreen Lady Cougars didn’t know how good they would be having graduated s six seniors, including the school’s all-time leading scorer in Samantha Kisiel.

  • Former Evergreen Crafters...

    The building that was once home to Evergreen Crafters in downtown Evergreen has been demolished.

    The 117-year-old cottage on the corner of Douglas Park Road and Main Street was partially torn down in February 2016 after being vacant since 2008.

    A demolition crew tore down the rest of it Monday.

    In February 2016, Jeff Bradley, an engineer for the Ross-Lewis Trust, which owns the property, said he hoped to restore the building to how it looked in the 1930s, when it was a rustic tea room.

  • Tent caterpillars help more than...

    (Reprinted from March 10, 2010)

    If you are one of the many people who find tent caterpillars objectionable in your backyard, now is the time to control them.

    I know they do little harm in our forests, but I find it difficult to be tolerant of them. Their favorite food is the new leaves of apple trees, so they were very common and considered destructive pests in the apple-growing sections of New York state where I grew up.

  • 2017 spring sports preview: 10...

    Believe it or not — and don’t let the weather be the judge of this — but spring sports season is upon us. Practices are in full swing, some teams have started play, and others get going this week. Here are 10 stories to watch for as Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon high schools prepare to embark on the final season of the high school athletic calendar for the 2016-17 school year.