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Today's News

  • Romberg: Reserving recall efforts for extreme cases

    Four down, one to go.

    Four of the five recall efforts against Democratic elected officials that have been filed in the last few months are now over. Deadlines for submission of recall petitions against Gov. Jared Polis, state Sens. Pete Lee of Colorado Springs and Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood, and State Rep. Tom Sullivan of Centennial expired without any signatures being submitted to the secretary of state.

  • Rohrer: Tale of two cities

    Three different friends have sent me a post from a political website listing the nation’s largest cities and pointing out that they all have problems and Democrats for mayors. I decided to do some research to see if there is a cause and effect.

  • Conifer home games delayed for field construction

    Conifer High School’s outdoor fall sports teams hope to see their first home games by mid-October.

    That’s because renovations to the softball, football and baseball fields have been delayed thanks to weather. All three fields are getting artificial turf, and the track and tennis courts are getting all-weather, post-tension surfaces. 

  • Evergreen volleyball outlasts the Lobos

    CONIFER — Following a slow start to the season in which Evergreen volleyball was still searching for its identity, it seems the Cougars have finally found their groove.

    On Sept. 10 at rival Conifer, the Cougars (5-3) made quick work of the Lobos (3-6) by taking three straight sets: 25-17, 25-13 and 25-18. It was their fourth straight win following three consecutive losses. Since hitting their winning streak, the Cougars have lost just one set.

  • Huskies softball puts on a clinic against Englewood in 3-inning rout

    Platte Canyon softball needed just three innings to reach a feat it hadn’t achieved in seven years.

    On Sept. 11 at Englewood High School, the Huskies won their fourth game of the season for the first time since head coach Bob Ikola took over the program in 2014. In commanding fashion, they mercy-ruled the Pirates 25-4 in just three frames.

    Senior pitcher Jadin DiMeo, who started the game, believed the team’s newfound success has been building throughout her high school career.

  • Rohrer: Health care for Americans

    Imagine how desperate you would be if your spouse, the most important person in your world, had no health care available because he or she had some medical condition which, while not life threatening, made them uninsurable?

  • Hicks: Remembering 9/11

    Good morning. Have you checked the calendar to see what today is? When I started thinking about writing this column last week and looked at the calendar to see when it would hit the newsstand, I immediately remembered 18 years ago.

    I remembered where I was, who I was with and the feeling of helplessness.

  • Greene: Chimpanzees, elephants and …. fish?

    Fish are all-purpose animals, at least to human beings. Perhaps a fish is a meal, a brightly hued aquarium pet or a sport animal to be caught and released (or devoured).

    But for a growing international body of scientists, the simple fish has become the subject of groundbreaking research on animal sentience. Results are astonishing and suggest that previously unknown intelligence lives just behind those unblinking eyes and fish lips.

  • EHS soccer defeats tough Lobo opponent

    EVERGREEN — High school athletics in the foothills doesn’t get much more exciting than the Mountain Bowl between Evergreen and Conifer, no matter what the sport.

    On Sept. 3 on Evergreen High School’s new turf field, the Cougars took on the Lobos and won a competitive, physical boys soccer game 4-1. Junior forward/midfielder Nick Graziano led his team with two scores, both of which came off of free kicks from roughly 25 yards out.

  • Husky football shows promise in home opening loss

    BAILEY — A 45-minute lightning delay couldn’t stop the Platte Canyon football team from playing its heart out in the home opener, even if it didn’t get the outcome it wanted.

    On Friday afternoon, thanks to a few bad snaps and other simple errors, the Huskies fell 21-8 to the visiting Buena Vista Demons, though they never gave up the fight. After all, they’re only playing with a small, 22-man squad.