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Today's News

  • Families thankful for holiday meal help

    Carol Sparkman looked thrilled when she saw the turkey she would be bringing home for Thanksgiving.

    The Idaho Springs resident moved to Colorado after a recent flood in Texas displaced her family. With money tight as she works to save up to buy a house, Sparkman said the Loaves & Fishes food bank provided much needed holiday assistance.

    “(Thanksgiving) would have looked very different. Butterball would not have been in my category. They’re great turkeys,” Sparkman said.

  • Team Evergreen gives $180,000 to nonprofits in 2016

    Team Evergreen Cycling, sponsor of the popular Triple Bypass, has donated $180,000 this year to about 40 national, state and local charities and bicycling advocacy groups.

    Executive director Jennifer Barbour said Team Evergreen has given $2 million to nonprofits over the past 17 years from funds raised at the Triple Bypass and other events. While some are national- or state-based nonprofits, many of the beneficiaries are based in Evergreen, Conifer and Clear Creek County, she said.

  • PAC Rugby program raising funds to send team to Ireland

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    Hugh Miller has never backed down from a challenge since he relocated to the Bailey/Conifer area in 1999. A social studies teacher at Platte Canyon High School, Miller brought with him a strong background in rugby, which he used to found Bailey Youth Rugby.

  • Diggers fighting the numbers game

    Stan Gould doesn’t have to mince his words. He can look around at wrestling practice and can tell that this year’s Clear Creek team is bare. 

    The numbers validate that. But it’s not the size of the team that will identify the Golddiggers in 2016-17, but the impact on the mat of those on the squad.

  • Brown creepers have habit of climbing trees in spiral pattern

    (Reprinted from Nov. 26, 2008)

    Many people have asked recently about a little brown mottled bird with a white breast and a curved beak that they have seen circling around the trunks of their trees. The bird is a brown creeper, a fairly common resident in our woodlands. Why they have become so obvious recently probably has several causes.

  • I-70 reopens after 20-vehicle accident near Floyd Hill

    All lanes of Interstate 70 were reopened late Thursday afternoon near Floyd Hill after a 20-car pileup had closed both sides of the highway earlier.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue reported on Twitter that the highway had reopened about 4:40 p.m.

    State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis confirmed that at least 20 vehicles were involved in the accident, and at least two people were transported to the hospital. Lewis said he did not know the extent of their injuries, but he was not aware of any serious or life-threatening injuries.

  • Evergreen man found guilty of felony in shooting of cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the man who shot two bear cubs in Evergreen last year, was convicted by a jury last Thursday on charges related to the shooting after a four-day trial and nearly eight hours of deliberations.

    Williams was found guilty of one felony — illegal discharge of a firearm — and two misdemeanors: illegal possession of wildlife and animal cruelty. The jury found him not guilty of two misdemeanor counts of hunting black bears out of season and one misdemeanor count of shooting from a public road.

  • Sheep a big attraction at annual festival in Georgetown

    Two bighorn sheep out for a stroll on Saturday above Georgetown had found a shady spot to enjoy some lunch. But their quiet reverie was interrupted by flashes of light reflecting off binoculars, spotting scopes and camera lenses.

    Those crazy humans were at it again, turning the relaxing afternoon into a spectator sport — with the bighorns as targets.

    Such was the scene Saturday, as locals and visitors alike took part in the ninth annual Bighorn Sheep Festival.

  • Trio of Evergreen High swimmers headed south for college

    Since they were 7 years old, Kate McDonald, Katelyn Kenchel and Kara Coughlin have been swimming together. They’ve been part of a journey together. College will take them in a different direction, but one more time they were brought together to embrace their future.

  • CCHS poms team feeling the beat

    Arms out, left foot forward, a spin to the left that was later altered to one to the right. The practice repetitions are aplenty. 

    Over and over again, the eight team members of the Clear Creek poms squad — there are nine total, but one was sidelined — go over the routine.