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calvinhobbs 5 years, 5 months ago on School district presents city deal on gym

The Aux gym was to the east of the cafeteria, down the hall. It was the wrestling room also. It was there until about 6 years ago when half of it was changed to a classroom. The 5/6 building lost its aux gym to be made into a computer room and a classroom about 3 yrs ago.

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calvinhobbs 5 years, 5 months ago on School district presents city deal on gym

The middle school did have an auxiliary gym, half was turned into a classroom, the other half was a weight room. The new school has the main gym and a small half size auxiliary gym. The school was looking for a DOLA grant to help in building a new full size aux. gym. Not all of this DOLA money was received, so the school IS looking for ways to fund a FULL size gym for the kids and community that uses these gyms. The school did not put a full gym into the initial bond because they felt that alternate funding could be found for a gym and the bond money could be spent on classrooms. Bond money cannot be spent on hiring teachers or administrators,

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calvinhobbs 5 years, 6 months ago on Shell requests water rights on Yampa

They can only take what is allowed to them. Wyoming water law, except the Green River drainage,is different than Colorado Basin water laws. I know my inlaws in eastern WY and western NE have had wells go dry also. In the Colorado basin we are divided into the upper basin and lower basin, this line is at Lees Ferry AZ. Lower basin rights are first. They have the most also allowed. Because of endangered fish, the Yampa must maintain minimum flows. They will buy someones water, or file on unused amounts. Last I knew the Yampa was underallocated. This is similiar to the pump back proposal at Maybell a couple years ago. They just have to file on unused water or buy the rights. Money talks.

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calvinhobbs 5 years, 7 months ago on Girls basketball loses tight game, 42-40, to Mountain Vista

The girls played in a 5A tourney, MCHS has an enrollment of 650 kids to choose from, we are one of the SMALLEST 4 A Schools, playing some of the largest 5A. Grandview, Mountain Vista, Range View and Arvada West all have enrollments of OVER 1500 students. WIth open school boundaries, kids can CHOOSE what school they play ball at. MCHS plays with what they have, MCHS has one ex player in a D 1(northern CO) program, 2 currently in D 2 programs(Mines and Adams), 2 in JuCO programs(CNCC), plus one that has just graduated from Adams state that had a great career down there. I would say that is pretty succesful. Sure no state Championships, but I do not see any for boys basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, or track. Just cross country and wrestling. According to playfair, the only way to be succesful is to win a state championship, what about the education, the friendships, the work ethic and most important, the FUN the kids have. There is my 2 cents

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calvinhobbs 5 years, 7 months ago on MCHS girls lose season-opener, 48-46

It is a little hard when your posts are 5'9" and playing against 6'3". last years post contributed to the team as well as the years before that. He is one of the most respected coaches in the state.

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calvinhobbs 5 years, 10 months ago on Second-half intensity

Well come on out and watch the "big" names saturday! You can see why those young athletes get mentioned. They are very talented, but just like what was stated in the article, they said that their blocking was very good. There was only one 8th grader on offense and 10 7th graders the second half. The defense, which by the way was being played in an 8 man set because that is what SoRoCo uses at the high school, had 3 8th graders. Those young athletes were at linebacker, corner and safety. allowing the 5 front 7th graders the first shot at stopping the bigger, stronger faster 8th grader. which they did a good job at.

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calvinhobbs 5 years, 10 months ago on Second-half intensity

Just another positive note. I know all four of the coaches at CMS. They do not care about winning as much as developing the skills they need for high school. There is just such a huge difference in 7th graders and 8th. The one big running back south routt had was so much bigger and stronger than the majority of the 7th graders someone was going to get hurt. everyone did play, I was there. It may not have been a huge amount of play time but they played. Maybe some of those kids not playing as much as the think they should should worker harder at practice. Last, the last CMS home game is this Saturday at 9 am at the CMS Field.

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calvinhobbs 6 years, 1 month ago on Crews begin leveling Craig Middle School

The building did have a drop ceiling, that was not the tech problem. 1 or 2 outlets per room, no GFCI outlets and numerous were ungrounded, old wires, over loaded circuits, leaky roofs, cracks in the walls you could see outside on. Windows that were so poor a glass of water would freeze if it was next to it over night with the heat on. Drain pipes that ran in the outside walls that froze in November and thawed in March. Rusted out main water lines, A valley roof design on the north wing that leaked since the early 60's and never could get fixed, hi lead and copper levels in the drinking fountains due to 60 yr old pipes, just to name a few. May I ask, how old is your home? 60 years old? How about the car? It becomes cost effective to quit putting money into something and build for the future.

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