Roads less traveled

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Armando Pacheco of Silverthorne takes to the air Sunday as he crests a ravine in the desert off 27 1/2 Road. Pacheco and his father spent the weekend camping and riding ATVs in the desert.


Glenn Adams was out near Douglas Pass recently, ground-checking routes for public access — an enviable part of his new job — when he realized he was not alone.
“Here comes a guy, he’d driven about a mile, parked a truck, an old guy from Rangely, looking at the birds,” Adams said in an interview.

Parents worry about gifted students’ future

Parents of gifted and talented students in School District 51 say they’re worried that the elimination of sixth-grade honors literacy courses at the last District 51 middle school that had those classes — Mount Garfield Middle School — may lead to the demise or down-playing of other honors programming.


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    Young and old alike attended the Avalon Theatre Gala event.

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    Caprock volleyball fun, high school softball, pro rodeo competition.

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    The grand reopening and tour of the Avalon Theater Wednesday morning.

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    Eyes on a dragonfly, new U.S. citizens get sworn in, a crowd at the Avalon.

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    Lost Lake isn’t really lost and it’s a great place for hikers, anglers.

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    Scenes from Pork ‘n Hops and the Colorado Pro Rodeo.


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