Today's News

  • Vox

    Don’t let rhetoric blind problem-solving


    I find the tendency of both conservatives and liberals to automatically group the opposition into “clearly defined” ways of thinking and action with no room for balance and objectivity an increasingly sad event.

  • Who is willing to take a punch?

    President Donald Trump learned the art of political/legal pugilism at the knee of his father and within earshot of Roy Cohn. While many are familiar with his father’s legacy and experience in developing New York City real estate, Roy Cohn first achieved a measure of notoriety as an aide to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. He later assisted the Trumps (Donald and his father) as an attorney in bringing suit against the Justice Department. He famously advised the Trumps that, “When they hit you once, hit them back a hundred times!”

  • Pineapple, pizza and the Ides of March

    Can we talk? There’s some heavy stuff out there needing attention, so much so that my head does Linda Blair “Exorcist” revolutions, a veritable whirling dervish, trying to get around them. So much so, I was fumbling and bumbling about where to start, about which topic to zero in on.

  • Rec district offering triathlon class to prepare women

    Anne-Marie Schmidt has a passion for fitness and sharing what she’s learned with anyone interested in taking the first step.

    Schmidt is leading a six-week Clear Creek Recreation District class starting on April 27 called Women’s Try a Tri to prepare both triathlon beginners and veterans for the Lookout Mountain Triathlon in June.

    Stacey Todd, rec district sports and events coordinator, said the idea for the class came about because the district always wanted to do its own triathlon but lacked the resources.

  • Food, history combine in cookbook from The Peck House

    Colorado lamb Dijon, raspberry barbecue shrimp with smoked corn salsa and Mrs. Peck’s beef and oyster pie: The award-winning recipes of the historic Peck House are back in a new cookbook.

    Three years after retiring, Empire’s historic Peck House Hotel and Restaurant owners Gary and Sally St. Clair have put many of their most beloved recipes in “The Peck House Cookbook.” The book showcases about 100 recipes from their more than 33 years in operation.

  • Parents learning to say YESS to program

    The Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office held an academy for parents of fifth- through eighth-graders on March 8 so they were on the same page as their kids, who are participating in the Youth Education and Safety in Schools program.

    The YESS program teaches students about a variety of issues affecting them, from coping, anti-bullying, relationships to drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Residents want trail on I-70’s north side

    A half-dozen Dumont residents told county commissioners on March 7 that they opposed a plan to extend the county’s greenway project through Dumont and the neighboring Silver Lakes subdivision on the south side of Interstate 70.

    They presented a petition with 80 signatures and shared their concerns about increased use from people outside the community and a decreased quality of life for those living near the proposed trail.

  • Knocking down doors

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series about the women volunteers of the Clear Creek Fire Authority. There are more than 40 volunteer firefighters in the county; 10 are women.

    Jerikka McKenna grew up in Georgetown and never really gave a thought about firefighters or firefighting. The volunteers who protected the county were easy to take for granted.

  • Fire ban declared in county

    The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office put a stage 2 fire ban into place on Tuesday.

    Restrictions include:

    • Open fires, except when using a petroleum fueled stove, grill or lantern in an area that has been cleared of all vegetation three feet on all sides. Charcoal grills at private residences are not exempted.

    • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

    • Possessing or using fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices.

    • Using explosives or firearms.

  • Mountain community remembers Chow Down’s friendly felines

    By Christie Greene

    Visitors to Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Park may wonder why the store counter seems so wide and empty. Instinctively, we turn to the right, expecting to see two lethargic, lounging cats that were a fixture in the store for more than two decades. Butch and Sundance were a constant presence at the store, presenting lazy tummies and chins for obligatory scratches.