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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 4A all-conference track &...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sullivan pushes through in first...

    PINE — Pat Sullivan has run 26.2 miles — a marathon — before, but June 29 was his first time running an ultramarathon.
    “I guarantee 99 percent of my friends think I’m certifiable for doing it,” the 36-year-old Denver resident chuckled at the conclusion of the North Fork 50. “… (But) I’ve got a good support group that encouraged me to run.”

  • First-timers conquer Elk Meadow

    Mike Van Allen, by his own admission, is not usually a trail runner. But the June 29 Elk Meadow Trail 5K offered the 55-year-old Lakewood resident an opportunity to be one, even if he wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
    “I’m kind of coming back from an Achilles injury. I’m just trying to build up some speed again. I haven’t run too much lately,” Van Allen said.

  • All plants big and small

    When you begin to study wildflowers, you, out of necessity, begin to learn about the development of plants, learning that plants range from microscopic algae and mosses to giant and thousands-of-years-old trees.

  • Runners blooming in time at...

    GEORGETOWN — Ryan Herzog didn’t run in high school back in Duluth, Minn., or in college when he studied at the Minnesota College of Design. As a matter of fact, he didn’t start running until seven years ago, and that was to reduce the weight he had added while in college.
    “I lost my fitness from the sports in my younger years, so I got into running kind of by fluke,” the 33-year-old Superior resident said.