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Today's Sports

  • Jeffco Open Space moves forward...

    Jeffco Open Space is moving forward with plans to acquire more than 1,000 acres on Douglas Mountain near Golden and another 37 acres adjacent to Meyer Ranch Park in Aspen Park. The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee unanimously recommended the acquisitions, which were endorsed by members of Plan Jeffco and the Clear Creek Land Conservancy at the June 4 OSAC meeting. If approved by the county commissioners, Open Space would spend nearly $5 million to purchase the properties.

  • Share the Trail event promotes...

    Littleton residents who celebrated Saturday’s warm, sunny weather with a morning bike ride at Hudson Gardens got free water and safety advice along the way.

  • A blooming interest

    The hikers had covered less than 50 yards along Two Brands Trail at Hildebrand Ranch Park before stopping to inspect a small patch of pinkish petals a few inches off the ground.

    Pam Little, a native plant master volunteer from Conifer with Jeffco Open Space, gathered the group around as she identified the delicate flora as red-stemmed filaree. A non-native plant, it was introduced by the Spanish via the feed they brought for their horses.

  • Open Space chief discusses...

    Jeffco Open Space director Tom Hoby acknowledged the need to address the increased use of county parks at a forum last week in Golden: “We’re trying to enhance the visitor experience.”

    Hoby said Open Space is developing webcams that would allow visitors to check availability at parking lots before driving to parks.

    With more and more nature lovers visiting Open Space parks, many of them are becoming crowded — especially on weekends, he noted.

  • Citizen group urges humane...

    A group of prairie dog lovers wants the Foothills Park and Recreation District to always consider a humane option when controlling the rodents on its properties.

    Tina Gurdikian and Gina Writz, members of the Foothills Prairie Dog Task Force, urged the rec district board April 28 to move a colony of prairie dogs from the future home of a BMX track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex to another section of that property. The citizen-created group also suggested passive relocation be employed throughout Foothills’ park system.

  • On the trail of cleaner parks

    Volunteers hit the trails with trash bags in hand on April 25 in Littleton as part of the BIG Day Trails Cleanup.

    The South Suburban Park Foundation hosted volunteers at the event, aimed at cleaning up the trail system of the South Suburban Parks and Rec District. Last year, the event drew more than 150 people to pick up trash and debris.

  • Gritty Lady Rebels fend off late...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine girls lacrosse team breathed rarified air on April 20, cracking the top 10 in the CHSAA poll for the first time on the strength of a seven-game winning streak. The No. 8-ranked Lady Rebels promptly extended the run to nine with a pair of routs before closing the week against Golden in a key Jeffco League matchup.

  • Falcons soar to league title...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    The love of the game helps keep morale up as the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers’ soccer team suffered a tough loss against Front Range Christian on April 26 by a final score of 6-0. 

    Clear Creek (6-7, 0-3 2A Region 5) had a tough time keeping the ball in the Lady Falcons’ zone, but top-ranked Front Range Christian (10-1-1, 3-0) had no such issues. 

  • Rebels persevere in ‘ugly’...

    LAKEWOOD — Grace Herring said Columbine’s perseverance paid off in a 2-1 double overtime victory against Lakewood on April 24 at Lakewood Memorial Field. If the Lady Rebels just kept shooting, they would eventually score.

  • Revenge is sweet for Koza at No...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Grace Koza’s revenge was sweet. Unfortunately for Koza and her Chatfield teammates, the same was true for Ralston Valley.