Today's Sports

  • Residents challenge closure of...

    Evergreen residents are asking the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to remove restrictions at the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area that prohibit hiking and other recreational use from mid-September until November.

    “We’re asking the commission to go back to historical usage,” said Peter Jacobson, an area resident who enjoys hiking in the Mount Evans area.

  • Nest boxes for sale; bluebirds a...

    (Reprinted from March 5, 2014)

    Once more Evergreen Audubon has some bluebird and chickadee nest boxes for sale.

    The boxes are made of cedar and don’t need painting unless you so desire. Nest boxes seem to become more and more expensive, but these Audubon boxes are the best prices I have seen anywhere. Lumber keeps going up in price, but since club members volunteer their time to help build the boxes, they can still be sold at a reasonable price and make a little money for other club activities.

  • Quick Hits

    Spring season begins

    The 95th year of Colorado High School Activities Association spring sports practice began Feb. 29. Baseball, girls golf, girls and boys lacrosse, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls tennis, along with track and field began official practices Monday. Teams may begin scrimmages Saturday, March 5, while first contests begin Thursday, March 10.

    Miller wins state title

  • Evergreen Cougars sitting pretty

    EVERGREEN — The pieces of the puzzle continue to fall into place for Evergreen’s girls basketball team.

    Class 4A playoff victories over Rifle and Windsor on Feb. 26 and 27, along with No. 1 seed Longmont getting upset in its playoff opener, left the Cougars as the top seed remaining in the Tanya Haave Region.

  • Kisiel leads Evergreen into...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — A second-straight loss in the first round of the Class 4A girls state basketball tournament would have been devastating to Evergreen’s core group of four seniors.

    For a good portion of the Feb. 26 postseason opener against Rifle, an early exit was a definite possibility for the No. 2 seed in the Tanya Haave Region.

  • Evergreen girls snag No. 2 seed

    EVERGREEN — “Textbook” wouldn’t be a good description for Evergreen senior Hannah Orr’s 3-point shooting form.

  • Cougar gets state experience

    DENVER — Matt McNeil was hoping his stay at the state wrestling party at Pepsi Center would have lasted a little longer.

    The Clear Creek senior was pinned in 37 seconds by University senior Justin Anderson in McNeil’s opening Class 3A 152-pound match at the state tournament Feb. 18.

  • Seniors victorious in final home...

    EVERGREEN — Alex Aafedt, Brady Bokelman and Jack Kwiat walked off their home basketball court as winners for the final time Feb. 17.

  • Skiers headed toward the...

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — While foothills ski teams are at a disadvantage because they can’t get to the slopes as often as their high-country opponents, several such as Evergreen, Platte Canyon and Clear Creek will be represented at the alpine and nordic skiing state championships Feb. 25 and 26 in Aspen.

    Teams compete in four events: giant slalom, slalom, skate and classic.


  • Dry winter brings mule deer to...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 27, 2013)

    Winter is now deeply entrenched in spite of some exceptionally warm days and spring-like temperatures. We still need snow, but selfishly, I am pleased not to have it.

    We need the moisture right now for we had a long, dry summer. However, we will need rain badly by the time spring and more tourists return to the mountains because the large amount of dry grass will present a wildfire problem this spring.