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Today's Sports

  • Large turkey vultures may hide...

    It is difficult to believe that you can live in a community where a big bird with a 5 ½- to 6-foot wingspan is considered to be relatively abundant in summer without ever seeing one. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to a friend who told me he had seen one perched on a fence post near his home. He had never seen one before but knew what it was immediately.

  • Pine grosbeaks are difficult to...

    People frequently ask me why they never seen pine grosbeaks at their feeders and where they can see one. They are a very beautiful western bird living in the Rocky Mountains just a bit higher than most people do.

  • Column: Decker jacked up for...

    LITTLETON — Eric Decker is excited. That may not necessarily be the norm for an NFL player with training camp a little more than a week away, but the 26-year-old Denver Broncos wide receiver has plenty of reasons to be excited.
    He married country music singer Jessie James last month, he’s got a reality TV show set to debut later this summer on the E! network, and his team is pegged to be a Super Bowl contender by everyone. What’s there not to be excited about?

  • Celebration 5k exceeds...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    CONIFER — You knew it was going to be a good day for the Elevation Celebration 5k run and walk in Conifer on July 13. The sun appeared right before the runners approached the starting line. Then came the big boom, and the runners were off.
    That skin-crawling sound came from a 15-pound starting cannon rocketed south toward the Conifer sky by trails member Brooke Kerns.

  • Triple Bypass presents challenge...

    It’s 6:45 a.m., and Mike Hon, along with fellow Minnesotans Julie McDaniel and Shane Trapp, are about to embark on their first Triple Bypass bike ride. Their helmets are strapped on, the bike is ready to go and all the essentials — drinks, granola bars and so forth — are stowed.

  • Black-headed grosbeaks are...

    Many people’s first reaction on seeing an orange-and-black bird is that it must be an oriole; this, however, is not the case. We have another orange-and-black bird in the foothills that is not an oriole. It’s short thick finch bill and dull burnt orange color will immediately rule out an oriole.

  • Evergreen resident Mosby running...

    Morgan Mosby lets life come to her, but when opportunities present themselves, she embraces them.
    The 22-year-old Evergreen resident didn’t decide to attend Mullen High School until it was mentioned as a preparatory school for college. So she jumped at the chance. She didn’t consider herself an elite runner, either, despite back-to-back 4x800 4A state track championships in high school during her sophomore and junior seasons. She finally realized that she was pretty good in her junior year of college.

  • Race veteran Weiner surges at...

    As Bob Weiner gets older, he shies away from running shorter distances and concentrates more on marathons, half marathons and 10ks. But the 48-year-old Evergreen resident wanted to work on his speed at the 2013 Freedom Run 5k.
    He did more than that. He won the race.
    A veteran of the annual 4th of July run from Evergreen Middle School to Nick’s Pro Fitness, Weiner held off a hard-charging Joey Villarreal of Aurora to win in a time of 16 minutes, 20 seconds. Villarreal was just 2 seconds behind.

  • Western red squirrel antics are...

    If you have a resident western red squirrel in your yard, you are in for daily episodes of enjoyment and laughter.
    I have lived in this house for a little over 48 years, and when we arrived in April of 1965, a pair of golden-mantled ground squirrels and a pair of gray-and-white tassel-eared squirrels thought they owned our patio.

  • Final segment of NEAT trail...

    It’s a “pinch-me” moment for the president of North Evergreen Activity Trails, as construction began last week on the final leg of 1.8 miles of sidewalk connecting Evergreen Middle School to Bergen Park to Bergen Valley Elementary School.