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Today's News

  • EHS, PCHS girls steal the show at Liberty Bell Invitational

    LITTLETON — In a meet of grand proportions that saw nearly 100 teams from around Colorado and Wyoming, two local high school teams held their own amid stiff competition at the Liberty Bell Invitational 5K cross country competition at Heritage High School on Friday.

    The Evergreen High School girls placed third out of 14 teams in Division III with a score of 105, whereas the boys struggled a bit, finishing 10th out of 18 with a 231 score.

  • Conifer softball eyes perhaps its best season in years

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Carrie Oletski tasted near-instant success when her second Conifer softball team reached the state tournament in 2009, but a long drought ensued and the Lobos didn’t come close until a one-run 4A regional loss last season.

    Now it’s state-or-bust.

    Now, the 10th-year head coach said she likes the Lobos’ chances of returning in 2017 — and beyond.

  • Conifer tennis downs Standley Lake nearly effortlessly

     

    WESTMINSTER — After a slow start to its season, the Conifer High School boys tennis team has picked up steam in its last two matches, including a 7-0 sweep at Standley Lake High School on Monday afternoon.

  • Learning to fly – fish that is

    “There’s no sensation to compare with this. Suspended animation, a state of bliss.” — Pink Floyd, lyrics from “Learning to Fly.”

    Pink Floyd may not have written “Learning to Fly” about fly-fishing, but plenty of anglers partially submerged in the frigid waters of Colorado rivers would happily describe the sport as definitely imparting “a state of bliss.”

  • 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.