May 28, 2016

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Community shows support for Fitzsimmons Principal Rim Watson

At a special meeting of the Platte Canyon School District board of directors May 23, more than 100 parents, students and staff attended the session to show support for Fitzsimmons Middle School Principal Rim Watson.Watson was placed on paid administrative leave eight days before the end of the current school year.Park County Sheriff’s Office deputies removed him from the school property May 10, along with the personal items from his office.The purpose of Monday’s special meeting was to decide if the district was going to renew Watson’s contract or dismiss him from his duties as principal.

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A musical tribute to Walt Disney
Posted: May 27, 2016

Once again, the Guffey Community Charter School put on a thoroughly enjoyable spring program.

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A Borgata celebrates four years
Posted: May 27, 2016

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Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:30 pm

DENVER – Memorial Day weekend is just ahead and as the unofficial kick-off to summer, many Americans will begin vacation adventures that will take them to the nation’s spectacular public lands.

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Input needed on possible health center in county
Posted: May 27, 2016

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Ute trees come in many forms and shapes
Posted: May 27, 2016

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Partial opening of Mount Evans highway Friday
Posted: May 27, 2016

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will open the Mount Evans Highway to Summit Lake Friday, May 27.

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Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:16 pm

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Rural Health Healthcare consumers get little help resolving complaints
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:14 pm

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Posted: May 27, 2016

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Updated: May 20, 2016 - 3:20 pm

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Principal Rim Watson relieved of duties at Fitzsimmons
Posted: May 20, 2016

Rim Watson, principal at Fitzsimmons Middle School, was placed on paid administrative leave May 10, 2016, by the Platte Canyon School District. The superintendent, Dr. Brenda Krage, would not comment on why Watson was placed on leave, or whether his contract will be renewed.

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Park County Sheriff’s Office names new undersheriff
Posted: May 20, 2016

The Park County Sheriff’s Office has hired David Wohlers as the new Undersheriff. He will replace former Undersheriff Monte Gore, who resigned April 1, after the Park County Board of County Commissioners approved an employee separation agreement and payment of $131,128 from the county.

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Florissant Grange Chili Cook-off / Pie Auction
Posted: May 20, 2016

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Attract birds, not bears this spring
Posted: May 20, 2016

If you want to feed birds while bears are active, you’ll need to bring your feeders in every night before sundown, or hang them out of reach.

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Guffey Community Charter School selects board
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Guffey Community Charter School board elections have passed with the two incumbent positions rolling over.

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South Park chamber regrouping, growing
Posted: May 20, 2016

FAIRPLAY – The South Park Chamber of Commerce has announced it is regrouping and reorganizing.

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Posted: May 20, 2016

FAIRPLAY – The communities of Park County are working to bring a Federally Qualified Health Center to Fairplay.

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School board reviews budget and fees
Posted: May 20, 2016

The Platte Canyon School District Board of Education presented retiring Platte Canyon High School math teacher Deborah Marks a rosewood box in honor of her 35 years of service in that position. Her retirement will be effective May 23, 2016.

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Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado inspires children, families to get outside this summer
Posted: May 20, 2016

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