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Today's Sports

  • New ranger seeking solutions to...

    As the newly hired park ranger for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Jason Garner says he plans to work with community residents to find solutions to issues that trouble them.

    “My goal is getting out there, making my presence known, so people have somebody to go to,” Garner said.

    By involving the community, problems in the parks can be reduced, he said.

    “Complaining, having issues, will only get you so far,” Garner said.

  • Nest boxes for sale; bluebirds a...

    Once more Evergreen Audubon has made some bluebird and chickadee nest boxes for sale. The sale this year will be held on Saturday, March 8, beginning at 9 a.m. at the King Soopers in Bergen Park and in Conifer. If you need bird boxes, this is the time to buy them. They will be available until they are all sold, so get there early. If no one is there selling boxes, they are sold out.

  • Early playoff exit for Cougars

    PALISADE — Bobby DeSantis scored a team-high 10 points and seventh-seeded Palisade pulled away from No. 10 Evergreen 53-44 on Feb. 26 in the first round of the 48-team 4A state boys basketball tournament.
    Senior Lucas Weidner led Evergreen (11-13) with 15 points. Junior James Morrato added eight and senior Jack Curtis scored seven. Evergreen had reached the Sweet 16 the past two seasons, but graduated four of its top five scorers from the 2012-13 season and five seniors in all.

  • Cougars’ reserves disarm Wizards

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Emily Elmgreen was in foul trouble; so was Samantha Kisiel. Not to worry, though: Evergreen had plenty of backup — namely, Annie Trimarco and Hannah Orr.
    Trimarco, a starter, and Orr, back after missing two weeks due to a concussion, scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, to help the fifth-seeded Lady Cougars thwart fourth-seeded Windsor 42-32 on Feb. 28 at Sand Creek High School.

  • Saving herself

    It’s Feb. 20, and Cassie Troy, a soft-spoken 11-year-old, is watching the Canada-U.S. women’s hockey gold medal game from Sochi. Perhaps one day the Bailey resident, formerly of Evergreen, will be the goaltender for the U.S. women’s team or, maybe, for the Colorado Avalanche.

  • Song sparrows find their voice...

    February creeps to a close. It is to me the most dreary month of the year. The pleasantness of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays is over, and winter seems to really settle in, with both more snow and colder temperatures.

  • Host Conifer runs past Lady...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Surprise! Lobos stun Evergreen

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Since 2008, playing archrival Evergreen had become a recurring nightmare for the Conifer boys basketball team. Nine straight losses, including a 29-pointer earlier this season, made for plenty of restless nights.

  • Remote slash-collection sites...

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has announced its three remote slash drop-off dates for this summer. Jeffco again will team with mountain fire departments to host the sites.

    Slash disposal became more of a challenge when the Rooney Road Recycling Center stopped accepting organic material in 2012. Jefferson County has received a grant for an “air curtain” burner for slash, but a location hasn’t been decided yet.

  • Snowy owls seen more often in...

    This winter has brought unusually large incursions of snowy owls into the northern states. These big white beautiful owls nest on the arctic tundra, well above timberline, and regularly winter across southern Canada.