PHOTOS: Rifle hosted its first-ever girls wrestling dual last week
Rifle High School made history on Thursday, Jan. 26, hosting its first ever girls wrestling dual. Bears wrestlers who saw inaugural action on the mat were Breauna Sigmon, Mikhayla Washington, Madison Farris and Lorena Velasco Medina.
Farris was the lone Bear to win her match, picking up an 11-8 decision over Olathe’s Aby England in the 155-pound class.
PHOTOS: This Carbondale school has its very own winter wonderland to promote physical activity
Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale has its very own winter play park, complete with a mini ice rink and cross country ski tracks. The facilities are regularly used during the colder months for physical education classes, under the watch of longtime CRES P.E. teacher Marty Madsen.
A combination of parent donations and other fundraising allowed the ice rink to be built four years ago. Continued fundraising goes toward maintenance of the facility, as well as ice skates and skis. Cross country skiing has been part of the P.E. program at CRES for more than 15 years.
PHOTOS: Marty McFly, Doc Brown and the DeLorean travel through time to visit Sunlight Mountain Resort
Sunlight Mountain Resort on Friday hosted its 38th annual Skier Appreciation Day. Offering significantly discounted $25 lift tickets, the Glenwood Springs resort allocated the proceeds to United Way Battlement to the Bells.
Accompanying this annual philanthropic event was a Back to the Future-themed costume contest. It was perhaps the first time in Sunlight’s history that so many Doc Browns, Marty McFlys and DeLoreans filled the base lodge deck.
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PHOTOS: Glenwood Springs hockey maintains undefeated streak with win over Liberty
After Friday’s 4-0 shutout home win over Liberty, Glenwood Springs hockey heads into the holiday break undefeated. The 3-0 Demons have now outscored their opponents so far this season 24-4 and now sit in third place in the 4A Mountain Division. The Demons are, however, one of two teams in its division (Crested Butte) to remain undefeated.
The Demons’ next games are at home against Cheyenne Mountain 5:45 p.m. Jan. 3 and 9 a.m. Jan. 4. The Glenwood Springs Ice Rink is located at 100 Wulfsohn Road.
PHOTOS: Students get real life budgeting lessons at financial literacy fair
Glenwood Springs High School students experienced a taste of the real world on Tuesday at the second annual Reality Town Financial Literacy Fair. Volunteers from the community taught students how to budget and manage finances at various tables set up to represent a wide variety of expenses. Students received pay stubs, monthly salaries and a variety of “life situations” before bouncing around 25 booths to purchase housing, vehicles, insurance, groceries and other expenses, with the hopes of staying within their budget.
PHOTOS: Hotel Colorado welcomes the holidays with 32nd annual lighting ceremony
Families and friends flocked to the Hotel Colorado on Friday afternoon and evening to partake in the festivities at the 32nd annual lighting ceremony. Live ice carving, gingerbread house competition, and performances by Symphony in the Valley and the Denver Dolls took place all afternoon inside and in the courtyard.
On the main stage, performances by Liberty Classical Academy, Legacy Dance Company, and the Dance of the Sacred Fire prepared guests for the fireworks show and lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season.
PHOTOS: Divine opening day at Sunlight Mountain Resort
Bluebird sky. Below freezing. First chair, 9 a.m.
Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs welcomed its opening day of the 2022-2023 season Friday morning. After a ceremonial prayer to the snow gods to usher in first chair, riders took on mostly groomed terrain and some decent rollers on the Midway run.
Sunlight Mountain remained open for weekend operations with one of the three lifts running, and was to close for the week until Friday, Dec. 2. Sunlight officials say if there’s enough snowfall this week, additional terrain and lifts could be open next weekend.
PHOTOS: Kids and families enjoy Thanksgiving feast at Sopris Elementary School
Kitchen staff at Sopris Elementary School started their morning many hours before students arrived last Thursday to prep a traditional Thanksgiving meal for students and their honored guests. One hundred pounds of potatoes where hand mashed, 72 pounds of whole turkeys were roasted and over 300 rolls were baked to create around 350 meals paid for by the parent teacher association.
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