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Today's News

  • Hotel a possibility for former BLM parcel

    A lodge/hotel and an RV campground could be built near the Bakerville exit of Interstate 70, according to a new land-use plan.

  • A river runs though it

    Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a three-part series examining the past, present and future of Clear Creek.

    By Ian Neligh
    Courant Editor
    Through the mountains and down to the plains, Clear Creek has rushed along its jagged banks long before civilization ever found it and the gold hidden within. Its discovery led to industry, economy and community. The tie binding the stream to the people living along its banks will not be broken easily.

    A commitment

  • Blaming victims, victimizing blameless

    Behind every personal and/or group interaction, what Herman Melville calls the “living act, the undoubted deed,” is a message intended to communicate a psychological construct or emotion ranging from caring and compassion to contempt and anger.

  • A special night for special kids

    For 16-year-old Olivia Urbalejo, prom was a chance to experience the quintessential high-school thrills of fancy clothes, fast friends and memorable times.

    “I always have a fun time at stuff like this,” said Olivia, who joined 60 other campers and 30 volunteers as they listened to live music outdoors before the annual prom at Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village.

  • Nine semifinalists are named for Clear Creek’s county manager post

    Clear Creek County commissioners have chosen nine semifinalists from a pool of 38 candidates for the vacant county manager job.

    The nine were asked to describe their management styles and to respond in writing to other, similar questions, said Carl Small, the county’s finance director and one of three county employees currently filling the manager role. Former county administrator Tom Breslin left in late June to take a job as town manager of Dillon for $120,000 per year.

  • Library no longer assessing fines for overdue kids’ books

    Parents: it’s OK to let your kids check those books out of the library, because the Clear Creek Library District is no longer charging overdue fees for easy books and juvenile chapter and nonfiction books.

  • Yesteryear’s guests bring the past to life at Hotel de Paris Museum

    The Countess Magri was the most famous person ever to stay at the Hotel de Paris in Georgetown.
    The countess, probably better known as the former Mrs. General Tom Thumb, appears to have been the most famous person to sign the guestbook in 1893, anyway. Before she married Count Magri, an Italian, the countess was well known in popular American culture. She and her husband were internationally known through the marketing and promotion efforts of circus master P.T. Barnum.

  • Detective was true to his mission, and himself

    Detective Al Billinger had his own special brand of “roadside justice” during the patrol years of his 29-year career with the sheriff’s department in Clear Creek County.

  • CURRENTS

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

    Sept. 5
    The Social Ethics Club will host a potluck meeting at the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge at noon Friday, Sept. 5. The club welcomes visitors, so if you would like to join the group, call Carla at 303-567-2179.  

    Sept. 6

  • Yesteryear’s guests bring past to life at hotel museum

    The Countess Magri was the most famous person ever to stay at the Hotel de Paris in Georgetown.

    The countess, probably better known as the former Mrs. General Tom Thumb, appears to have been the most famous person to sign the guestbook in 1893, anyway. Before she married Count Magri, an Italian, the countess was well known in popular American culture. She and her husband were internationally known through the marketing and promotion efforts of circus master P.T. Barnum.