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Today's News

  • Two Urbans provisionally qualify for NCAA Division II outdoor track meet

    NORWALK, CALIF. - Two former Frederick track-and-field athletes provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field meet April 19.

    Alexa Urban finished the 800-meter run in a time of 2:12.88 to finish in 40th place at the Beach Invitational. Her time is the unofficial third-best in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the 21st-fastest in NCAA Division II this season. Several times have yet to be reported from other meets.

  • REVIEW: Hard to root for anyone in Kevin Costner’s ‘Draft Day’

    Take an otherwise awful story about a guy failing in business, romance and family matters, and cast Kevin Costner. Make it a sports movie, because he’s good at those. Plaster it with enough logos and stars to turn it into a massive advertisement for the National Football League. Then sit back and let everything work its way out.

     

  • REVIEW: Nonsensical ending spoils clever scares in ‘Oculus’

     

     

     

    Brad McHargue

    Film Critic

     

    Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Fest and its subsequent screening at SXSW this past March, Mike Flanagan’s “Oculus” has received almost universal critical acclaim.

  • HOME/GARDEN .. Guarantee your garden starts off on the right foot

    As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well.

    Late winter or early spring is a great time to get a head start on the gardening season. Even if gardening season is still around the corner, completing the following projects can ensure your garden gets off on the right foot.

    Clear debris

  • HOME/GARDEN .. Repairing dead grass

    A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating.

  • HOME/GARDEN… Local Home Depot stores offering water conservation workshops April 26

    It’s the season for home improvements, but dry weather conditions can shift priority projects this spring. Water conservation is on everyone’s mind, challenging local DIYers to get creative and inspiring The Home Depot to host a nationwide series of Water Conservation Workshops on Saturday, April 26.

    The Home Depot’s local Workshop leader can share know-how about clever ways to stay water-conscious this year, including:

  • CHSAA Legislative Council trims 4A basketball tournament fields

    AURORA — The Colorado High School Legislative Council cut 16 teams from the state 4A basketball tournaments April 17.

    The field will be 32 teams. Frederick's conference will get three bids.

  • COLUMN: You pay taxes. Why doesn't General Electric?

    Frank Clemente

    Guest Column

     

    You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do, too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s largest corporations pay their fair share too?

  • COLUMN: When in doubt, learn mental health first aid

    Lindy Schultz

    Guest Column

     

    Let’s say you suspect a young person may be experiencing a mental-health crisis. You know you want to help … but you may not feel confident or equipped to open the conversation. Perhaps you waiver, thinking, “What if I say the wrong thing?  I could make the situation worse.”  

  • Kai Aidan Bustos

    Roxanne Ybarra, of Henderson, and Adam Bustos, of Pueblo, announce the birth of a son, Kai Aidan Bustos. Kai was born April 9, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measuring 20 inches.

    Grandparents are Mia Ybarra, of Henderson, Michael Fernandez, of Aurora, and Freda and Phillip Bustos, of Pueblo. Great-grandparents are Angie Salinas, of Pueblo, and Prisalla and Lalo Fernandez, of Capulin, Colo.