April 23, 2018

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The Flume to sponsor Sheriff’s candidates debate June 2

The Flume will sponsor a debate for all five sheriff’s candidates Saturday, June 2, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District Station Two on the top of Crow Hill in Bailey.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Governor Hickenlooper proclaims Colorado Journalism Week
Updated: April 19, 2018 - 2:54 pm

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week at the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention in Colorado Springs Friday, April 13.

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Thursday 04/12/2018
Executive session held on old landfill closure issues
Updated: April 12, 2018 - 2:11 pm

The commissioners met in executive session April 5 with environmental law and litigation attorney Elizabeth Temkin to discuss issues regarding the old landfill cleanup and mitigation.

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Thursday 03/29/2018
New Fairplay ordinance prohibits open carry in specific areas surrounding RE-2 campuses
Updated: March 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm

Fairplay’s board of trustees March 19 agenda included a new business item titled “Discussion regarding open carry restriction on town-owned property/right-of-ways immediately adjacent to the school property in Fairplay.”

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Thursday 03/22/2018
Active shooter training exercise held at Edith Teter Elementary
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:44 pm

As parents, local law enforcement and politicians discuss the safety of our nation’s children at school, Fairplay is no exception.

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Superintendent Krage announces departure at end of school year
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 2:48 pm

In a press release, Superintendent Brenda Krage announced her departure from the Platte Canyon School District. She will fulfill her original contract and leave at the end of the school year.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
Conifer High School digs into diversity
Updated: March 15, 2018 - 3:03 pm

The Conifer High School Peer Counseling Program put on their second annual “Diversity Day.” The day was a huge success, according to Heather Kassman of Peace Tree Counseling. “We had a bigger turnout and more speakers than last year,” Kassman said.

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Thursday 03/08/2018
Drugs and Money
Updated: March 08, 2018 - 2:21 pm

It is no secret that prescription drugs can be very expensive. Costs for many prescription drugs also continue to rise, and this is a trend that has not stopped.

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Thursday 03/01/2018
Platte Canyon High School ski team makes history
Updated: March 01, 2018 - 2:39 pm

In the 53-year history of the Husky ski program no one has been able to take home the top prize. This year the Huskies did not just win one, or two, but three state awards went to during the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) State Skiing Championships Feb. 22-23.

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Thursday 02/22/2018
Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” is leaving Park County, but residents continue to fight for more mining oversight
Updated: February 22, 2018 - 2:28 pm

It’s been nearly two years since the reality-TV show “Gold Rush” roared into Park County, descending on an old dredge near Fairplay with a small army of trucks and excavators to mine for television gold — and a bit of the real stuff, too.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
News conference adds no new information on Maggie Long’s murder
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 2:34 pm

The Park County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, held their first news conference regarding the tragic murder of Platte Canyon High School senior Maggie Long.

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Knights of Columbus donate to schools
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 2:35 pm

The Knights of Columbus at St. Mary of the Rockies Catholic church held two events. One was a breakfast and the other was a spaghetti dinner. These were in lieu of the Tootsie Roll drive they did in the past. All the proceeds were given equally to the three branches of Platte Canyon Schools to help students with intellectual disabilities.

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Thursday 02/08/2018
Burpees in the snow
Updated: February 09, 2018 - 3:43 pm

Camp Como, which is just outside of the town of Como, was the site of the fourth annual Abominable Winter Adventure Race, Saturday, Feb. 3.

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Park County exceeds state goals for collection of child support
Updated: February 09, 2018 - 3:43 pm

One of the hardest jobs in the human services department is locating absent parents who aren’t paying child support and then get them to start and continue paying, Susan Walton, Park County human services director, told the county commissioners Feb. 1.

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Thursday 02/01/2018
From the superintendent
Updated: February 02, 2018 - 3:31 pm

Over the past year, there has been a lot of conversation about enrollment in the district. There is no question that enrollment is a key and critical performance indicator to monitor. Allow me to share several pieces of information to help inform your thinking.

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Commissioners vote to rezone property
Updated: February 02, 2018 - 3:35 pm

The Board of County Commissioners meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, only had one issue before the board. The BOCC heard the proposal to rezone 23.71 acres in Jefferson from mixed use zoning of agricultural and residential to residential estate.

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Thursday 01/25/2018
Meet the new South Park principal
Updated: January 26, 2018 - 4:19 pm

The Park County School District RE-2 has hired Robin Weidemueller to take on the role as the new South Park High School and Middle School principal to finish out the 2017-18 school year.

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Commissioners don’t sign School Choice proclamation
Updated: January 26, 2018 - 4:19 pm

National School Choice Week has been held every year since 2011 in late January to raise awareness of, and celebrate education, options for children. This year it is from Jan. 21 through Jan. 27.

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Thursday 01/18/2018
School Board discusses having open public forum with community
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 10:16 am

At the end of the regularly scheduled Platte Canyon School District RE-1 meeting, the board members discussed the possibility of holding an open forum for the community to attend. New board member Joe Burgett suggested the idea, and the other board members were interested in the idea.

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Revised ordinance regulates growing marijuana for personal use
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 10:15 am

Those who grow their own recreational marijuana will now be regulated by Park County. The county commissioners approved the ordinance Jan. 11.

The ordinance is a revision of the medical marijuana individual and caretaker cultivation ordinance that has been in effect for several years.

Most changes to the ordinance add the phrase “retail marijuana” throughout the document and reference state retail marijuana laws.

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Thursday 01/11/2018
“Urinetown - The Musical” opens at The Venue Theatre
Posted: January 11, 2018

The Venue Theatre opens their next high school production titled “Urinetown - The Musical,” Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.

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