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Today's News

  • Springs council names Phyllis Adams interim city administrator

    By Hannah Hemperly

    For the Courant

    The Idaho Springs City Council on Monday night accepted a letter of resignation from longtime City Administrator Cindy Condon, designating Phyllis Adams for the interim position.

    Condon submitted a resignation letter June 30 that asked for a severance package with five months of pay and approximately six weeks of insurance. That equates to about $29,000 in pay.

  • Silver Plume board approves controversial pot ordinance

    The Silver Plume Town Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve a controversial ordinance allowing a retail marijuana shop to operate in town.
    The ordinance restricts pot operations to a single store in one location, and prohibits marijuana grow operations and other pot-related businesses.
    About a dozen residents attended the meeting, but no one spoke at the public hearing before the final vote. The board passed the resolution without discussion.

  • New county manager will take on additional duties

    A new Clear Creek County manager could make up to $150,000 to start, an annual salary at least $40,000 more than that of former administrator Tom Breslin.
    County officials are on the hunt for a new manager after Breslin left to take a job as town manager of Dillon for $120,000 per year at the beginning of July. Officials have posted the Clear Creek job online and on various industry-related sites.

  • Deputy tackles carjacking suspect on I-70 in Jeffco

    A feverish crime spree on a dog-day afternoon ended abruptly in the westbound lanes of I-70 on Wednesday when a Jeffco sheriff's deputy brought a suspect to heel on the busy highway.

    All told, the carjacking/burglary rampage involved four vehicles and three homes, sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. It ended dramatically near the Genesee exit when Deputy Fred Haggett tackled the male suspect, who had just surrendered two weapons after terrorizing passing motorists on I-70.    

  • Evergreen High alum Burke perfect in pro debut

    Brock Burke made his professional debut for the Gulf Coast Rays on July 18 against the Baltimore Orioles’ rookie-level team at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. 

    The 6-foot-2 left-hander started and pitched just the first inning as the team slowly works him into the rotation after a heavy pitch count during the high school season.

    The 17-year-old Evergreen High graduate tossed a one-two-three inning, striking out the Orioles’ Henry Urrutia to end the frame. 

  • New Evergreen High boys soccer coach Fowler has big shoes to fill

    Ross Fowler has plenty of soccer coaching experience from his time with the Colorado Rush and Altitude FC, where he has been the director of coaching for both. Now the Manchester, England native has his first head coaching position at the high school level.

    Earlier this summer, Fowler was named the head coach for Evergreen High School’s boys soccer program, replacing Peter Jeans, who resigned for personal reasons.

    “It’s a good program. It’s an exciting opportunity to try to build on,” Fowler said.

  • New Evergreen High boys soccer coach Fowler has big shoes to fill

    Ross Fowler has plenty of soccer coaching experience from his time with the Colorado Rush and Altitude FC, where he has been the director of coaching for both. Now the Manchester, England native has his first head coaching position at the high school level.

    Earlier this summer, Fowler was named the head coach for Evergreen High School’s boys soccer program, replacing Peter Jeans, who resigned for personal reasons.

    “It’s a good program. It’s an exciting opportunity to try to build on,” Fowler said.

  • Diggers return to the gridiron as season nears

    Underneath the helmet and shoulder pads, Clear Creek High School senior linebacker/tight end AJ Parrish looked around and saw a lot of familiar faces.

    “It feels great. I’m back out with my guys that I’ve played with since my seventh-grade year,” Parrish said. “We’re going back at it one more time.”

  • CURRENTS

    We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to couranteditor@evergreenco.com.

    July 26

    The Bob Cook Mount Evans Memorial Hill Climb will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event starts in Idaho Springs, and bicyclists travel to the top of Mount Evans. For more information, visit www .teamevergreen.org.

    Aug. 2

  • Black-headed grosbeak makes summer appearance

    I looked out at the bird feeder yesterday to see what might be there, getting a last meal just before dark. Much to my surprise, there was a colorful male black-headed grosbeak there, enjoying the black sunflower seeds. This is the 15th bird species I have seen from the windows here at Elk Run.
    Actually, this was the first black-headed grosbeak I have seen this year. I have them every year at my feeder at home, but I have already left there by the time they returned this year.