BRANSON — Whatever drama surrounded Saturday’s matchup of unbeaten six-man high school football teams did not last long. The Branson/Kim Bearcats scored early and often and dominated Deer Trail on the way to a 72-14 victory. But the Bearcats had cause to celebrate even before the kickoff. Seven years after the school resurrected its six-man […]
On the parched southern Colorado range, Branson’s “worst field in America” will be transformed into a showcase facility in time for next season.
The athletic field at the far northeast corner of Branson’s town limits had sat mostly idle since the 1980s, when it was last used for baseball and still held memories as home to a 1967 high school championship team. Without baseball, any pretense to athletic glory literally turned to dust as the field blended with […]
Faced with an inadequate filtration system and a $1.2 million estimate to fix it, the community of 55 people got creative. And it paid off.
HOEHNE — Between the passing bells, teen students gradually find their way to a second-floor classroom at the K-12 Hoehne School where they pause before entering, raise both hands and, one by one, greet instructor Dominic “Junie” Verquer with what could be considered the class mantra. “BSI, is my scene safe?” At first glance, the […]
BRANSON — The remote beauty of the landscape and this rustic town’s time-worn structures harmonize in a traditional rural narrative of self-sufficiency, an up-by-your-bootstraps ranchland culture cradled by a wall of mesas to the south, the Mesa de Maya to the east and, off to the west, the snow-tipped Spanish Peaks. The southernmost town in […]