Today's News

  • How seniors benefit from strength training

    The leaves are just starting to turn and I’m hoping we are getting ready for a colorful and warm fall. Recently, I had a few “seasoned citizens” working out and we were all sharing some laughs as they worked out. I thought it would be a great time to bring attention to all of the wonderful benefits of strength training for seniors.
    The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association have published the following activity recommendations for adults over the age of 65 OR adults ages 50-64 with chronic conditions such as arthritis:

  • StageDoor Theatre comes to life with ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

    The StageDoor Theatre in Conifer brings the allure of the playhouse to life with its production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” opening Sept. 15. This 2004 musical comedy is a spinoff of the 1988 hit movie by the same name. David Yazbek wrote the comical lyrics that accompany the catchy music, and Jeffrey Lane wrote the book. The musical hit Broadway in 2005 and received rave reviews, both stateside and internationally.

  • What’s the meaning of the state test results?

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon School District Superintendent

  • Compassion shines through in Houston’s despair

    Houston has been a story of paralysis: the paralysis of an entire American city. That is what we’ve seen on TV.
    Harder to see is the more intimate story, really the more important story. It’s the same story I reported a dozen years ago almost to the day, and day after day, from Hurricane Katrina. It’s the story of uncounted thousands of Americans who are now refugees. The story of citizens who worked at their jobs and sheltered their kids and paid their bills and never expected to be homeless, yet now they are.

  • Neighbors helping neighbors
  • PCHS finishes fourth in Husky Invitational


    BAILEY — Following a short lightning delay to start off the evening, Platte Canyon High School’s Husky Invitational on Thursday was another big success as schools from all over the front range and local mountain towns came out to compete on the scenic cross country course that runs alone Rosalie Road.

    Of the various teams that attended, Platte Canyon finished fourth overall with 88 points behind DSST Stapleton, Clear Creek and Pinnacle.

  • Lobos soccer drops Summit game after long battle


    Throughout the soccer match at Conifer High School on Thursday, the Lobos showed true grit against their Summit High School competition, but it wasn’t enough to get the job done as they fell to the Tigers, 2-1, in a sudden-death double overtime.

  • Conifer softball outswings Evergreen in rivalry matchup


    The bats were swinging hard on both sides in perhaps the biggest rivalry game of the young softball season as Evergreen High School and Conifer High School sparred in Conifer on Tuesday, Aug. 29, but Conifer emerged victorious, 20-9, after it invoked the mercy rule on Evergreen.

    With the rule, the game ended in the bottom of the sixth inning with only one out.

  • Morrison questions development plans in the Rooney Valley

    Development in the Rooney Valley may be inevitable, but the town of Morrison is faced with an important question: Will the development actually be in Morrison? Or will it be disconnected into unincorporated Jefferson County?

    Dozens of community members joined board members at the Morrison Town Hall on Aug. 29 to hear an informal update from Ventana Capital, the real estate investment group representing the ownership of the 300-plus acre property now called Red Rocks Ranch.

  • PCSB race crowded with six candidates

    Park County residents will see a slate of at least six candidates for three Platte Canyon school board seats this fall, including at least two members of local advocacy group Parents and Citizens for Education.