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Today's News

  • Marshdale students learn about Laws of Motion with balloon rockets

    Twelve wires hung in the library, each strung through a straw and stretching to the other side of the room. Some of the wires angled up from the straws; others, down; and a few were completely straight.

    The students taped their balloons to the straws, and as Chris Swathwood counted down, they shouted, “Blast off,” and let their balloon rockets fly.

  • Platte Canyon school board candidates stump for seats at candidate forum

    With less than a month until the November elections, campaign season is in full swing in the Platte Canyon community as six people vie for one of three open seats on the school board. On Oct. 9, all six candidates faced off at a candidate forum hosted by the Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce at Platte Canyon High School.

  • Election 2017: 5 questions with Jeffco school board candidate Erica Shields

    Littleton resident Erica Shields was a late-comer to the 2017 race for three Jeffco school board seats. Filing the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline, Shields is challenging incumbent Susan Harmon in District 2 and counts herself a newcomer to public office. The mother of four Jeffco students, Shields is perhaps most recognizable from her reign last year as Mrs. Colorado America 2016, as well as her participation in the Littleton Leadership Academy.

  • Election 2017: 3 questions with Platte Canyon school board candidate Frank VanDeHey

    For many in the mountain communities, Frank VanDeHey is not just a school board candidate — he’s their neighbor, their former teacher and their kids’ former teacher. In fact, even in Evergreen, VanDeHey is likely a familiar face — his wife, the late Pat VanDeHey, taught at Evergreen Middle School for 31 years.

  • Biz Beat: New pinball arcade provides family fun in Conifer

    After decades of collecting pinball machines, the McCarthys of Conifer have made good on their longtime goal to open an arcade.

    Blizzard Mountain Pinball, 25797 Conifer Road, Suite #C-206, hosted its grand opening this weekend, with several local families and professional pinball players attending.

    Kevin and Laura McCarthy and their two children have always enjoyed playing pinball together as a family, and wanted to open up a family friendly arcade in Conifer. The family started looking for locations two years ago, but found the logistics were difficult.

  • Mount Evans releases 2018 calendar

    About 6,000 calendars featuring a snow-covered barn, a ptarmigan, a sunrise and sunset over the mountain flora, among other wildlife and landscape photographs will be floating around the mountain area as Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice has introduced its 2018 “Seasons of Our Mountains” community calendar.

    The calendar, which was started in 1984, raises about $20,000 annually for the hospice. This year, there were 121 photographs submitted, of which 13 were chosen and 12 were honorable mentions, confirmed calendar coordinator Beth Foster.

  • Inaugural Parmalee Fun Run is a rousing success

    Every time Maya Killough rounded the corner to complete another lap of Parmalee Elementary School’s Fun Run she paused to hug the school’s new panther mascot.

    “She’s my mom,” the second-grader said with a grin.

    For the first time, the Indian Hills elementary school hosted the before-school fun run in an effort to transform its annual fund-raising effort. Typically, the school organizes a check challenge and asks parents to write donation checks.

  • JCSO's detention deputy academy in full swing

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series.

    The instructor shouted, “Taser, Taser, Taser.”

    There was a short pop as probes shot into Casey Buell-Schoenman’s left hamstring. Thousands of volts of electricity coursed through his body, and his muscles went rigid.

    After a few seconds, the voltage ceased and his fellow recruits gave him a small round of applause as Buell-Schoenman pushed himself off the mat and stood up.

  • A bewitching good time

    Witches of every shape and size went to the Platte Canyon Community Partnership Resale Boutique in Bailey on Friday to have a good time for a good cause.

    The sixth annual Witches Tea brings together about 20 women who nosh on refreshments and socialize — all while raising money for Mountain PeaceWorks, which operates the Mountain Peace Shelter for women and their families who are domestic violence victims.

  • Evergreen golf finishes runner-up at state

     

    LITTLETON — For the first time in school history, in a rally from Bridger Tenney, Clayton Whitton, Xan Anderson and Nolan Miller, the Evergreen golf team finished runner-up in last week’s 4A state tournament, with Tenney coming in second place in the individual competition.

    “I’m extremely thankful that I was a part of this,” head coach Mike Kuzava said. “These guys kind of did their own bonding and coaching, and I was just along for the ride.