Middle Park is a high basin in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado in the United States. It is located in Grand County, on the southwest slope of Rocky Mountain National Park 50 miles west of Boulder; the basin surrounds the headwaters of the Colorado River on the west side of the Front Range. It extends southwestward from the source of the Colorado at Grand Lake, downstream past Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling, it terminates on the western end where the Colorado passes Gore Canyon at the southern end of the Gore Range. The valley extends into the lower valleys of side tributaries on the upper Colorado such as the Fraser River, Williams Fork, Willow Creek; the valley of the Fraser contains the towns of Winter Park. The lower Blue River downstream of Dillon Reservoir is included as part of Middle Park; the valley receives its name from being the middle of the three large mountain valleys in Colorado on the western side of the Front Range. The other two are South Park. U. S. Highway 34 traverses the valley from the northeast to the southwest, connects to U.
S. Highway 40 at Granby; the valley is surrounded on the north and south by mountains that form the continental divide, thus it forms a slight pocket eastward in the drainage basin of the Pacific Ocean in this part of the Rockies. North Park, to the north, is drained by the North Platte River and separated from the valley by low passes, Muddy Pass and Willow Creek Pass; the passes on the east and south, connect to the basin of the South Platte River. They are both in the Front Range proper and thus are higher and more to be snow-covered. Milner Pass is near the height point on Trail Ridge Road and is open only during summer months, allowing a seasonal connection by road between Estes Park and Grand Lake. Berthoud Pass, at the headwaters of the Fraser south of Winter Park, connects the valley via U. S. Highway 40 to Interstate 70 in Clear Creek Canyon; this latter route is the most direct route between Denver. The valley contains several reservoirs on the Colorado and its tributaries, including Lake Granby, which inundates a large portion of the northeastern part of the valley.
Unlike North Park and South Park, which are wide flat basins at the headwaters of the North and South Platte Middle Park is a narrower basin, allowing for less agricultural use as pasturelands. The main industry in the valley is tourism, including alpine skiing at Winter Park Ski Resort. Much traffic between Denver and the destination resort of Steamboat Springs passes through the valley as well, allowing for secondary tourism industries to proliferate in the smaller towns; the smaller demand for water allows much of the water in the upper Colorado basin to be transported eastward across the continental divide to the Colorado Front Range as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project
Lee High School is a public school located in unincorporated Lee County, near Jonesville. It is a part of the Lee County School District, it is one of two high schools in Virginia. Founded in 1989, Lee High School was formed by consolidating Jonesville High School, Dryden High School, Keokee High School, Flatwoods High School and Pennington High School; some of the schools had enrollments dropping under 200 students, leading the district to duplicate services between small schools. Athletic opportunities were strained at the small schools Lee High was a football powerhouse, making the playoffs in their first season and reaching the state championship in 1990. Lee lost the game to Tabb High School in the last minutes of the game, 21-14. In the 2000s, the school football team, the Generals, won only a handful of regular season games; the unexpected decline in football was due in part to the revolving door that became the head coaching position following the retirement of head coaches Don Williams and Allen Kinser, both former Pennington High School coaches.
In more recent years, the football program has improved its form, making the state playoffs in 2013, 2014, 2015. On March 15th, 2019, Jeremy Pendergraft resigned as head coach. Lee High dropped from Group AA to Group A status in the 2007-2008 year. Lee's former district, the AA Highlands District, was dissolved with two members moving to the AA Southwest District and another school moving down with Lee and joining a new district; this new district, a part of A Region D, is the A Clinch Mountain District. The 1990 Golf team is the only team to win a state championship for the school to date, in VHSL Group AA. In 2008, Lee High's Scholastic Bowl Team finished 3rd at the Group A VHSL State Tournament. 2011-Men's Tennis Team. Lee High Generals Marching Band Lee High Generals Marching Band-Photos The Lee High Generals Marching Band is under the direction of Chris Aker; the marching band has won the McChesney Band Festival several times. The band receives high ratings in concert band annually; the band ranges in size from 50-60 members, making the band the largest student participation group from a school of around 712 students.
They are recognized as one of the top marching band programs in Southwest Virginia, contending with other strong programs from the area such as Graham High School, J. I. Burton High School, Marion Senior High School, Powell Valley High School, Richlands High School. 2018 McChesney Marching Festival- Big Stone Gap, VA- GRAND CHAMPIONS, as well as 1st Place awards in all captions, AAAA VBODA State Marching Assessment- Superior Rating 2016- Lee High Generals Marching Band, Awarded a Superior rating, at the VBODA State Marching Band Assessment, held at Richlands High School, Virginia Lee High Generals Marching Band, Awarded Superior Rating, Reserve Grand Champion at McChesney Band Festival, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Lee High Generals Marching Band, Awarded Superior Rating, reserve Grand Champion at Letcher Co. Ky, Band Festival October 15, 2011- Lee High Generals Marching Band completed at the Letcher County Marching Invitational Lee High placed 1st in all AAA captions, including Band, Drum Major and Percussion.
They received an overall Superior Rating, 1st Place General Effect for the entire competition, as well as 3rd placed in the entire competition. October 8, 2011- Lee High Generals Marching Band competed at the McChesney Band Festival. Overall Superior Rating, Overall Crowd Favorite, 3rd Place overall for the entire competition. October 1, 2011- Lee High Generals Marching Band competed at the Lonesome Pine Band Festival Lee High placed 3rd in Class AAA, Superior Band rating, 1st Place overall General Effect Award, 2nd Placed colorguard in Class AAA. October 23, 2010- Lee High Generals Marching Band competed at the Music in the Foothills Competition Lee High placed 3rd in class AAAA. Lee High colorguard was awarded 1st place in class AAAA. October 9, 2010- Lee High Generals Marching Band was awarded the following awards at the 30th Annual McChesney Band Festival. Parade: 1st Place Overall Drum Major: 1st Place, Class AAAAA Division I Band: Class AAAAA Class AAAAA/Entire Competition: Audience Choice Award Reserve Champion Award See'McChesney Band Festival' on Powell Valley High School Band Website September 25, 2010- Lee High Generals Marching Band was awarded the Grand Championship Trophy at the Letcher County Central Marching Invitational.
The band won 1st place in the parade division, awarded a $1,000.00 prize. Letcher County Central Marching Invitational-Results October 10, 2009- Lee High Generals Marching Band Placed 1st in all caption awards and Overall Categories, winning the McChesney Cup, the McChesney Band Festival held at Big Stone Gap, VA. In 2008, the band won the Grand Champion award at the United States Scholastic Band Association Western Virginia Regional competition. DIRECTOR HISTORY: Chris Aker. Classes include: Agriculture, Auto Body Repair, Building Maintenance, Building Trade, Business Ed. Childcare, Criminology, Culinary Arts, Electricity, Family Consumer Science, Farm Machine Repair, Marketing, Nursing, Small Engine Repair, Technology Ed. and Welding. Offered at Lee High School is Navy JROT
The Honda Crossrunner is a versatile touring motorcycle launched by Honda at the 2010 EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show. It went on sale in 2011, with first deliveries that summer, its 782 cc V4 engine was derived from the successful VFR800. While the VFR800 was a sport touring motorcycle, the Crossrunner has a low saddle, wide-handlebars, long-travel suspension, special Pirelli Scorpion tires better suited to "soft roads". Honda commissioned a European design team to assist in development. Preliminary tests included trying various Crossrunner prototypes in over 120 wind tunnel sessions to establish an optimum design for aerodynamic stability. In September 2014, Honda Motor Europe announced that the 2015 Crossrunner, to be called the VFR800X, would have a revised 800 cc V4 engine and new bodywork. There would be changes to the suspension and wheels. A Motor Cycle News review said: "The Crossrunner stands out from the crowd and performs as a real world, day-in, day-out bike impressively well." Journalist Kevin Ash added: "It's a fine looking bike with a reassuring and satisfying chassis matched to a characterful and muscular engine that compels you to use it.
But there's a downside, these days it's a big one: fuel consumption."In an MCN 5-bike review in 2015, the testers felt that the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer was a better bike and better value than all its competitors, namely: a Triumph Tiger 800XRx, a Triumph Tiger Sport, a Honda Crossrunner, a Ducati Hyperstrada. With a kerb weight of 242kg, the Crossrunner was the heaviest of the group. "Honda Crossrunner and Crosstourer first look", Cycle World, November 2, 2010 Pictures of Honda Crossrunner Video of Interview with Teofilo Plaza on YouTube