High School Girls Lacrosse Playoffs

LAKEWOOD—The  Roaring Fork Rams’ bid for a state title came to an end with yesterday’s 15 to 8 loss to Rams of Green Mountain High School.  Meanwhile, the second seeded Aspen Lady Skiers had a first round bye in the 4A state tournament.  Tomorrow they will host number 10 Castle View on Saturday.

Record Heat Blasts Western States

PHOENIX (AP) – Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits. Record daily highs have been seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah … Read more

Aspen Skiers Advance in 3A Soccer Playoffs in Dominant Fashion

MANITOU SPRINGS—The Aspen Skiers, seeded 15th in the 3A state tournament, defeated the number 2 team in the state, the Maintou Springs Mustangs, 5 to 1.  How shocking is this?  Manitou Springs had only surrendered ONE goal all season long. Jennifer Ellis and Zea Anderson scored first half goals to lead the Skiers’ attack and … Read more

Western Cities Try to Prepare for Expansion in the Near Future

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Cities in the U.S. West are preparing for considerable growth in the coming decades despite a historic drought and shrinking water supplies. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are working to ensure they have the resources, infrastructure and housing supply to meet growth projections while balancing conservation. Their efforts are constrained … Read more

Broncos Start The Off Season with a Full Backfield

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Running back Melvin Gordon looks buffer and happier going into his second season in Denver. The former Chargers running back also has a new look as he cut his famous dreadlocks much to the chagrin of his father. Gordon says he dad warned him he would “lose the power of Flash” … Read more

Nikola Jokic Headlines a Surprising “All-NBA” Team

(AP) – Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Tuesday night, but Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid – who was … Read more

Rockies Rally To Beat Padres

DENVER (AP) – Ryan McMahon homered, tripled and drove in four runs as the Colorado Rockies rallied from an early deficit to beat the skidding San Diego Padres 8-4. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 20th home run of the season for San Diego, which has lost 11 of 15. McMahon went 3 for 3 … Read more

Local High Schools Feature In Girls LaCrosse Playoffs

Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Rams girl’s lacrosse team earned a birth in the 4A State Championship tournament. The Lady Rams, comprised of student athletes from various schools in the Roaring Fork Valley (Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs and Basalt) were seeded 9th in the 12 team tournament and will take on Green Mountain Thursday, June 17th at … Read more

High School Baseball Playoffs

The upstart Basalt Longhorns’ march toward a state championship continues this Friday as they take on the 4th ranked Titans of The Classical Academy. The 5th seeded Longhorns, coming off their surprising Region 4 championship, will battle the Titans at noon, June 18th at Frederick High School.  The winner will face either Lutheran or Colorado … Read more

Garfield County Bans Fireworks

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—So, you want fireworks on the Fourth of July?  You’ll be hard pressed to find them in Garfield County. With no moisture in sight for the foreseeable future, county commissioners had no choice but to follow the advice of experts and extend the prohibition on firework use in unincorporated Garfield County through July 5th.  … Read more