Today's News

  • No information being released on fatal shooting

    The Idaho Springs Police Department and the Clear Creek district attorney have refused multiple requests to provide additional information about the fatal shooting that occurred April 10 at the Aspen Leaf Apartments.

    "This investigation could be compromised by the release of the requested information at this time," Idaho Springs Police Chief Chris Malanka said in a response to one of the Courant's open records requests.

  • Man shot to death at Springs apartment complex

    A man was fatally shot on the evening of April 10 at an apartment complex in Idaho Springs, but an individual detained in connection with the shooting later was released from custody.

    Officers responded to a medical call at the Aspen Leaf Apartments, 345 Idaho St., about 6:30 p.m., according to Police Chief Chris Malanka.

    The injured man, who had been shot in the head, was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood in critical condition. Authorities said he died Monday afternoon.

  • Man dies after kayak capsizes at Georgetown Lake

    A 30-year-old man died after his kayak capsized at Georgetown Lake on Saturday evening.

    A Georgetown police officer was the first to respond to a 911 call and entered the water, but the victim was too far from shore for a safe rescue, according to a news release from the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office. The 911 call had been placed at 7:11 p.m.

  • Report of suicidal woman on overpass closes I-70 for 45 minutes

    Interstate 70 was closed for 45 minutes on Tuesday afternoon as authorities responded to a report of a suicidal woman on the overpass at Empire Junction.

    A Clear Creek sheriff's deputy who arrived at the scene found a woman in her 30s holding what appeared to be a handgun and making suicidal statements, according to a news release from Clear Creek dispatch.

    After talking with the woman, deputies escorted her from the overpass. She was transferred to a local hospital for evaluation, the news release said.

  • Column: Return lets me know what I’ve been missing

    Hi again. I’m back.

    Nine months ago, I didn’t envision a return to Evergreen Newspapers and Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. Working in Boulder had given me a more regular work schedule, not as far of a drive from my Arvada home and a sense of being back in the operations of a daily newspaper. It also, however, reminded me of what I was missing.

  • Leifheit three-peats in saddle bronc

    DUMONT — If anything, Bryce Leifheit had luck on his side. That could be said for both during and after his saddle bronc ride on June 24 at the Gene Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds, a ride that saw him propelled over the railings and into the stalls where horses and bulls are stationed prior to the competition.

  • Watson beats clock, field in his first Slacker

    GEORGETOWN — Six years ago, after becoming a father and by necessity due to time restraints, Zach Watson gave up cycling to become a runner. Utilizing his wife, Erin, who is a running coach for LoCo Fit, based in Louisville, Watson made the transition, but it wasn’t a smooth one.

  • County schedules road work

    Pavement repairs were under way this week on Yankee Creek Road from Upper Bear Creek Road to Willow Creek Road. The work consists of milling and repaving the westbound lane. During construction hours, traffic control measures including flaggers will be in place.

    Grading and paving operations on Murphy Road from Upper Bear Creek Road to Siesta Circle also were planned this week. Traffic control measures including flaggers will be in place.

  • Vox

    When will the county get it about Henderson?


    I am not surprised that Henderson Mine officials are saying “no” to being taxed for most of a new $4.65 million health clinic. They have given generously in the past, such as the rec center renovation. But it is common sense: If Henderson was enjoying enough of a profit to be generous, then why would it be preparing to shut down here?

  • The country that we have become

    “How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that it moves me to action?”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer, “On the Basis of Morality”