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Today's Sports

  • Rare wintering northern flicker...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 25, 2009)

    It was 8 degrees above zero when I went out this morning, and Our Evergreen World was shimmering with hoarfrost.

    Every, twig, stem and pine needle was encrusted with diamonds. Our entire landscape shimmered like Tiffany’s window. Backlit by the rising sun, each tree and shrub was a scintillating piece of jewelry.

  • Storksbill blooms may be seen in...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 25, 2015)

    Once more, a fine snow is drifting down on the meadows that surround me. Elk Run Assisted Living is located in an offshoot of the Elk Meadow Open Space area. I watched the fog move across the meadow and as usual this time of year, it brought another snowstorm with it. The grasses in the meadow are dry, tan or yellow, with nary a sign of spring green.

  • There’s more to see outdoors in...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 10, 2015)

    It often seems like there is not much to see in the outdoors in winter, but if you look around, you will be surprised at how much activity there is. Tracks in the snow will inform you about the animals that have been visiting your area, and weeds that last summer were stalks standing above the snow will inform you about what grew in your yard last summer.

  • Kinnikinnick provides green...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 23, 2013)

    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.

  • January brings new beginnings,...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 16, 2013)

    Janus was the god of new beginnings and doorways and gates. The early Greek and Roman people had two replicas of Janus hung at every city gate, one looking in each direction to protect them from their enemies from the outside as well as those within.

  • Jeffco Open Space establishes...

    From North Table Mountain Park in Golden to Cathedral Spires Park in Pine, growing numbers of climbers scale high rocky outcrops using fixed hardware. Jeffco Open Space staff has developed rules and regulations to minimize climbing’s impacts on natural areas.

  • Small signs of spring appear...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 19, 2010)

    January is flying by with severely cold weather.

    January is the coldest month of the year, according to the National Weather Service, and it certainly has been this winter. Many nights have been well below zero, and the wind-chill factor has made some of them feel as cold as 20 below.

  • Evergreen park district offers...

    Cross-country skiers looking for opportunities to hit the slopes without the hassle of driving to them can sign up for outings offered by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Many of the trips beginning this month take skiers to Nordic centers at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash and Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park. Other trips are to ski resorts at Eldora, Grand Lake and Leadville. All ski outings take place on groomed, marked trails.

  • Two gray birds dominate during...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 12, 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.

  • Pygmy nuthatches regularly...

    (Reprinted from Dec. 30, 2014)

    The birdfeeder below my window is still bringing a variety of birds into view. One of these is the tiny, beloved pygmy nuthatch. Almost daily, a few of these tiny guys are busy gleaning the ponderosa pine above the feeder, gathering insects, which keeps the pines healthy as well as the birds.