Today's News

  • Evergreen homeowner who shot bear cubs faces two felony charges

    The Evergreen homeowner who fatally shot two bear cubs on Sept. 1 as they were trying to get into his trash is facing two felony charges, according to a news release from the Jeffco district attorney's office.

    One of the cubs died instantly, and the other had to be put down. The live round that hit the cubs then hit the window of a neighbor's house in the 27000 block of Lupine Drive.

    The Sheriff's Office on Sept. 2 identified the homeowner as Daniel C. Williams, 50. The district attorney said Williams faces the following charges: 

  • Spectacular colors highlight visit over Boreas Pass

    On Tuesday, Sept. 22, two friends took me on a trip over Boreas Pass. It was a delight.

    This has been one of my favorite trips for many years. It is nearby, covers some of the best mountain area and has great distant views of aspen. My late husband, Bill, and I used to go south on U.S. 285 to Como, then northwest over the pass to Breckenredige, have lunch there and then make a fast trip home over routes 9 and 70.

    This time we reversed this trip, going out on I-70, then south to Breckenridge, then going over the pass from west to east, then back home on U.S. 285.


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    Sept. 30

    Veterans are invited to free yoga classes tailored to their needs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Nick’s Pro Fitness, 2932 Evergreen Parkway behind Kaiser Permanente in Evergreen. For more information, contact Nick’s at 303-674-6902.

    Oct. 3

  • Column: Passion for prep sports

    Dennis Pleuss - Sports Editor

    My days of being mistaken for a ball boy on the sidelines of a high school football game are long gone.

    However, my enthusiasm for covering prep sports has never faded. I jumped at the chance when presented with the opportunity to become the new sports editor at the Columbine Courier, High Timber Times, Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant. Telling stories of student-athletes, coaches and teams through the written word and photos is what I was born to do.

  • Platte Canyon blanks Clear Creek

    Craig Harper - For the Courant

    IDAHO SPRINGS — “We got out swagger back!” a Platte Canyon football player exuded as coach Mike Schmidt gathered his team for the post-game huddle following a 40-0 victory over rival Clear Creek on Sept. 25.

    To which Schmidt responded afterward, “I never thought we lost it. But if they feel that way, that’s better.”

    At the least, said the Huskies’ Hank Bode, “We got our game back.”

  • Fire ban announced in Clear Creek

    After the wet spring and early summer, things have finally dried out.

    On Thursday, officials in both Clear Creek and Jefferson counties announced fire bans because of continuing high fire danger. Any fires built in either county must be built in existing fire grates in parks and campgrounds.

    In addition, residents are not allowed to:

    • Shoot off fireworks.

  • Library board should find a better way

    “Pass the time?” said the Queen. “Books are not about passing the time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, Sir Kevin, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time, one could go to New Zealand.”

    — “The Uncommon Reader” by Alan Bennett

    Something incredible happened at the Clear Creek County Library District board meeting on Sept. 8.

  • Barn swallows at Elk Run working on summer’s second brood

    I have had so many people ask about the barn swallows nesting under the porte-cochere at the entrance to Elk Run that I feel I must write about them again.

    Barn swallows built this nest sometime in July and have successfully raised one brood of four young. As their name implies, they usually nest on an open beam in a barn. I believe this was the first nesting in this nest.

  • Cougars dominate homecoming affair

    Playing against a team such as Weld Central, one that has a first-year head coach in James Canaday and hasn’t had a winning season since 2009, can be tricky, especially for a squad like Evergreen.

    While the Cougars have had their fair share of success over the years, the Rebels easily could’ve been a trap game if Evergreen wasn’t careful.

  • Strong start, teamwork pay off for Lady Diggers

    Jac Harvey called it the “best match that we’ve played so far,” and it would be hard to argue that point.

    Clear Creek, which has played a brutal non-conference schedule against the likes of 5A Monarch and Fort Collins, 4A Holy Family and Pueblo South, and 3A Kent Denver and Peak to Peak, is starting to reap the rewards from such stiff early competition.