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Today's News

  • ‘Upcycling’ is on the rise

    In what is undoubtedly a match made in heaven, Tommyknocker Brewery and Morning Gold Bakery have joined forces to create a beer doughnut.

    That’s right: a beer doughnut.

    The Idaho Springs businesses are using the spent grains from the brewing of Tommyknocker beer — and some of the beer itself — to create a hearty, sweet and substantial doughnut.

    For lack of a catchier moniker, it’s called the Tommyknocker beer doughnut.

  • ‘Upcycling’ is on the rise

    In what is undoubtedly a match made in heaven, Tommyknocker Brewery and Morning Gold Bakery have joined forces to create a beer doughnut.
    That’s right: a beer doughnut.
    The Idaho Springs businesses are using the spent grains from the brewing of Tommyknocker beer — and some of the beer itself — to create a hearty, sweet and substantial doughnut.
    For lack of a catchier moniker, it’s called the Tommyknocker beer doughnut.

  • Legislators racing to the finish line

    They’re rounding the final turn and headed for the home stretch as your 69th Colorado General Assembly begins to wrap things up. Because of the limits in our constitution, the legislature must adjourn by May 7, just five weeks from today.

    The House passed the 2014-15 state budget last week, and the Senate will complete its version by Friday. They should be able to resolve any differences by next week, and we’ll be in the mad dash to the finish line.

  • The bell tolls for our democracy

    “Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”  

    — John Donne, Meditation 17, “No Man Is an Island”

  • Search resumes for missing hikers on Mount Evans

    The search resumed Tuesday morning for a Minnesota father and son who were reported missing Sunday while on a hike near Mount Evans.

    Searchers were looking for the men below the summit, Bill Barwick, a spokesman for the Alpine Rescue Team, said Monday. The car of Damian McManus, 52, and Evan McManus, 19, was found parked at the Echo Lake Campground, Barwick said. 

  • Ultimate Warriors

     It’s barely 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and Travis Macy and Brandy Erholtz have already gotten a workout in with barely 24 hours before jumping on a flight to Oregon to compete in the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultra marathon. It’s the lifestyle for these endurance runners.

    “We’re definitely not weekend warriors. Like a lot of people in endurance sports we’re competing at a very high level,” Macy said. “We’re both parents, we’re teachers. We do many different things. It’s a balancing act.”

  • Diggers continue learning curve

     By Craig Harper

    For the Courant

    Yes, the budding Clear Creek boys lacrosse program remains a work in progress. But four games into its second season of varsity play, progress is visible.

    Golddiggers coach Jake Buescher is convinced his team is on the right track, though he conceded it might not have been evident in a 15-1 home loss in 4A Frontier League play to fourth-ranked Thompson Valley on March 29.

  • Diggers rusty in return from spring break

    Dalton Dziedzic jokingly said that he hopes that Clear Creek ace Eric Castillo does so well once the Golddiggers get back to league play that the team won’t have to rely on their No. 2 pitcher too much. But it’s games like the non-conference tilt with Estes Park on March 29 where Dziedzic gets a chance to work on his pitching, so when his name is called against league foes, he’ll be ready.

    There’s still some fine-tuning to do.

  • A change of scenery

    The views from Silver Lake Lodge are simply breathtaking.

    The snow-covered mountains and valleys seen from the lodge, which is St. Mary’s Glacier’s new bed-and-breakfast, harken to a more rugged time.

    Conversely, inside the lodge is the epitome of comfort: lavish furnishings, comfortable rooms, gourmet food, crackling fires, friendly Kona the golden retriever — and no televisions in the rooms.

    That’s the whole idea.

  • Politics should not dictate views

    There is nothing wrong with changing one’s mind, especially when confronted with new information. In fact, it’s a virtue; intellectual honesty requires it.

    Long-entrenched thinking takes time to “evolve,” as Presidents Obama’s has on same-sex marriage. On that, he’s far from alone; millions of Americans have moved to support the principle, a vast change from homophobic days when a mad rush cluttered state constitutions with amendments defining marriage as between opposite-sex couples.