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Today's News

  • Romberg: CU Regents didn’t do us any favors

    We’ve got to hope that if they could do it over again, members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents would’ve named more than one presidential finalist.

    Forget that it takes a cynical interpretation of a law that says if three or fewer people meet the minimum qualifications for a job that all of them must be identified as finalists to justify that there are no finalists until three or fewer people are under consideration when the law makes no statement about how many people constitute finalists.

  • Boulder man wins North Fork 50-mile race

    BUFFALO CREEK — Every year, the Buffalo Park Improvement Association welcomes some of the world’s most intense running athletes, the ultramarathoners.

    On Saturday, 216 athletes competed in the North Fork 50 in one of two distances, either a 50K or a 50-mile. While Gabe Joyes blew the 50K (or 32-mile) record out of the water by 17 minutes with a time of 4:01:05, the 50-mile winner barely missed the record mark by two minutes.

  • Webb: Think about all who served on Memorial Day

    By Joe Webb

    Back in the 1940s, there was a 9- or 10-year-old boy who was sent to his grandparents’ home from time to time. His grandparents were dead by that time, and the house was occupied by various aunts and uncles who lived there, some with their families. In one bedroom was the ghostly spectral presence of the boy’s Uncle Frank.

  • Rockwell: Media literacy bill will teach kids vital skills

    By Linda Rockwell

    The Colorado General Assembly adjourned early this month after 120 very full days. The session has been characterized as productive, transformative, even aggressive. A Denver Post headline read, “Colorado lawmakers were busy changing your lives.”

  • Memorial Day is a time to remember

    George Faust knows firsthand the meaning of Memorial Day.

    The World War II veteran, who now lives at Elk Run Assisted Living, never saw combat when he served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, but he was involved in the war effort both at home and abroad.

    He has traveled to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., and remembering soldiers who died for this country brings tears to his eyes.

    “You see the great big memorial, and you see all the names (of those who died,” said Faust, 93.

  • Heartbreaker: Evergreen soccer falls just short in state title game

    COMMERCE CITY — Evergreen girls soccer had all the right weapons in its arsenal.

    Throughout a storied season, the Cougars’ artillery on the pitch earned them a spot in the 4A state title game on May 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, their second appearance in just three years. But on that chilly Wednesday night, Cheyenne Mountain outgunned them in a heartbreaker, 2-1.

    Evergreen finished its 14-4-2 season just short.

  • Evergreen, Conifer golfers give it their all at state

    WINDSOR — The weather was anything but picture perfect on the golf course May 20 for the 4A girls state golf tournament.

    Evergreen’s three golfers and Conifer’s lone ambassador made the best of what little course time they had and represented their schools well in spite of the rainy, 38 degree weather at the Pelican Lakes Golf Club. They just wish it didn’t snow the following day to cancel their scheduled second rounds.

  • Community voices: Chad Mott

    Do one thing every day that scares you ... daunting advice from the brilliant First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Thank you, seniors, for inviting me to embrace that wisdom. Speaking at Red Rocks is a truly terrifying honor.

  • Forest Service briefs

    South Platte Ranger District eyeing spots for shooting ranges
    The South Platte Ranger District is considering spots in the Buffalo Creek and Harris Park areas for official outdoor shooting ranges on national forest land.

    Recognizing that the issue is bigger than any one entity, district ranger Brian Banks said the ranger district formed the southern shooting partnership in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Colorado Parks & Wildlife and more.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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