Just a few days ago, my beautiful, fuzzy, diva cat Bella left this earth. The hardest part about it was we don’t even know what told her sweet heart to stop its beat.
If you were driving along U.S. Highway 285 near Como, Saturday morning, June 15, you may have come upon something that looked like a movie set, complete with a crushed bus, bodies strewn about and first responders scurrying around the field.
The last Guffey Community Charter School’s board of directors meeting of the year was short and fast. The biggest news of this school year was the raising of over $63,000 towards the purchase of a new school bus. With the latest $1000 donation and $566 raised at the 100 years of Guffey Schoo…
Nothing beats hiking or biking in Park County. Here are some opportunities for people who are skilled to partake in the some challenging outdoor activities, sponsored by the Mosquito Ridge Heritage Initiative.
Nicole McChesney, owner of Mountain Essentials LLC in Fairplay, goes to great lengths to ensure that her store’s all-natural products are a cut above the competition’s.
Haleigh Stott, 7, from Arvada, shops on Front Street in Fairplay with her mom and brother, while waiting for her father to finish running the South Park Marathon earlier this month. Stott’s mom said Haleigh and her brother usually tackle their dad at the end of the race. (Photo by Lori Benne…
NORFOLK, Va. – A 2010 Platte Canyon High School graduate and Bailey native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.
Of the hundreds of riders in the annual HUNDO and HUNDitO single track bike races Saturday, June 15, in Bailey, all but two celebrated simply competing in, and completing, the grueling competition. As well they should.
The HUNDO consists of a 100-mile trek over fast, treacherous terrain and features a cardio-busting climb of more than 8,000 feet in elevation. The HUNDitO consists of 50 miles, demanding an elevation increase of more than 5,000 from the well-conditioned riders.
The Platte Canyon School District Board of Education adopted the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget and discussed school safety initiatives at its regularly-scheduled meeting Monday night.
Well it’s camping season again, and that means everyone is getting ready to head to the mountains with the family. A lot of you have camping trailers that you’ll be using on the weekends, so I wanted to talk a little about trailer safety.
Accessibility, social acceptance, and the nature of the drug itself make alcohol far and away the most oft-abused drug in Colorado. Meanwhile, the mind-boggling toll that alcohol abuse exacts from Colorado and Coloradans continues to mount.
The Barrel Race Competition is always a popular event with both fans and competitors at the Park County Fair. This year the barrel competition will be held in honor of the life of long-time fair board volunteer member, Jeff Meyers.
In the early days of 1899, Colorado & Southern narrow gauge boxcar number 8027 was shipped from the American Car & Foundry plant in St. Louis, Mo., to the newly-formed Colorado & Southern Railroad in Denver, a brand-new freight car for a brand new railroad.
Now, 120 years later, 8027, a restored freight car for a restored railroad, will be making the journey again as it returns from restoration in northeast Kansas to the former Colorado & Southern railroad town of Como.
The Sixth Annual Heritage Day and Chicken Rodeo, June 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Guffey, looks to be a fun-filled family day in the mountains. All day there will be children’s games, including the Chicken Rodeo, crafts and vendors, panning for gold, and face painting by Peggy. Costumes…
There was once a young man who had always found it difficult to relate to other people. He also would see others hugging each other and truly wanted to be able to feel good about hugging.
Graduation is a time to celebrate the successful completion of a course of studies. It is also a time to move on to new opportunities in life. Almost 60 people, plus students, attended this year’s Guffey Community Charter School graduation ceremonies and the last day of this school year, May 30.
DENVER - The public is invited to comment on Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff recommendations and alternatives for the 2020-24 Big Game Season Structure. The recommendations and alternatives document and link to the public comment form can be found on CPW’s Big Game Season Structure page.
Restaurant workers, store owners and hotel staff were quietly stirring their coffee, cleaning windows and preparing for lunch May 31, when all of sudden a gang of motorcycle riders did appear. They roared into town, complete with their own sag wagons and three photographers. The riders parke…
Ready to take that final shovel of snow, put on some sunscreen and begin the weekend with fun, philanthropy and other festivities? The weekend of June 7 through 9 has lots of fun in store for you.
May 11, the Park County Historical Society headed to Glen-Isle to tour the historic 119-year-old lodge and surroundings. There were about 38 attendees who toured the lodge, cabins and Kiva building.
Thanks to a sharp mind and more than his share of people skills, Jack Talafus could have conceivably pursued and excelled in any career he chose. Fortunately for citizens with 80421 zip codes, he chose to serve as a mail clerk in the Bailey Post Office for the last 15 years.
The power of an idea
The culmination of imagination, ingenuity, perseverance and courage played itself out in dramatic fashion last weekend, when a haggard but satisfied crew of 18 students, teachers and parents from Platte Canyon High School made history by completing the SEVENTY48 Boat Race from Tacoma, Wash., to Port Townsend, Wash. The race started from Tacoma at 8 p.m., Friday, May 31.
The PCHS boat finished 23rd of 109 registered entries in the race, landing at Port Townsend in just 17 hours and 41 minutes of the 48 hours allotted to complete the course.
Do you remember the children’s song that went, “Put your left foot in, you put your left foot out, you put your left foot in and you shake it all about. Do the Hokie Pokie and you turn yourself around, that’s what it’s all about.”
Many local residents struggle at times to make financial ends meet in today’s economy. Fortunately, Park County Human Services stands ready and willing to help with a surprisingly extensive list of services for those in need.
The Park County Sheriff’s Office responded to 23 animal control calls, 360 citizen assist calls, six paper services, 100 traffic stops and eight welfare checks. The total calls amounted to 497.
Kathryn Goettelman receives a $1000 JoAnn Dufty Memorial Scholarship Award from Jara Johnson, Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative board president. Goettelman, a 2019 graduating senior from South Park High School, was announced the winner at the South Park Senior Night May 15. The MRHI scholar…
Edith Teter Preschool in Fairplay has received the highest possible rating by Colorado SHINES, the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early care and learning programs.
Joshua Rummelhart, a senior from Platte Canyon High School, receives a $5,000 scholarship from the Burland Homeowners Association. The scholarship is in the amount of $1,250 per year for four years. Joshua was chosen from five outstanding applicants. Thank you to Joshua for four years of har…
Betsy Hennessy of Bailey was the winner of the quilt from the Bailey Public Library raffle. Funds were raised to support the Easter Egg Hunt at the Bailey Library. The Men’s Group with families from Crow Hill Bible Church provided support, sold chili dogs with all proceeds donated to the lib…
By all accounts Bailey Cycle Fest was a smashing success. On the weekend of May 11-12, 325 mountain bikers descended on the Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area for two days of Rattler Racing excitement, with the Colorado Junior Cup on Saturday and Fandango on Sunday.
This was the BOERA property’s first-ever Colorado Junior Cup, a special Rattler Racing event dedicated to increasing junior turnout in mountain bike races. The nonprofit Junior Cycling Project event benefited the Platte Canyon School District in Bailey.
Unfortunately, Colorado has become the rule rather than the exception in the well-documented epidemic of prescription drug abuse, misuse and addiction throughout the United States since about 2010.
Once again the Guffey Community Charter School presented a wonderful spring program, which started off with a song about going to the Guffey School that the students and Guffey singer/songwriter Lissa Hanner wrote. Hanner accompanied the students on the guitar.
The Nighthawk Ranch fundraising barn dance is scheduled for June 1 at 5 p.m. There will be a silent auction, barbecue dinner, and dancing with music by Guffey’s own singer/song writer Lissa Hanner.
Serenity Salon in Bailey is bustling with business these days, thanks to a dynamic ensemble of technicians, an established track record of award-winning local service, and a can’t-miss location, even if the location has changed slightly.
This Week's Mountain Guide
- Rena Diane Aker
- Park County Sheriff’s Blotter
- Coworking space opens in Fairplay
- Historic narrow gauge railcar returns home
- Bailey native serves with U.S. Navy helicopter squadron
- Riders pedal their way to top honors in HUNDO, HUNDitO races
- Betty Jean Long
- Red, White and Bailey
- Fairplay will be a rockin’ destination all summer
- Sixth Annual Heritage Day and Chicken Rodeo
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