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Today's News

  • Republican Party platform a regression

    A political revolution has happened, but not as Bernie Sanders imagined. By nominating Donald Trump as its standard bearer, the Republican Party has finalized its self-destruction as the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. Exit stage right: the GOP. In with the MUP: the Party of Mean and Ugly.

  • Kelly, Toth show off their grit

    By Ashley Dumas
    For the Courant 

    There’s a rare breed of athletes that often disregard the feeling of scraped elbows and aching limbs to mount their bikes and climb hills. These atypical beings often reside in the foothills and mountains of Colorado, finding themselves at events like the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb to prove their grit and passion for the sport. 

  • Strong 3-mile runs lead to Folts sweep

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    It pays to know the competition in any endeavor. When Brian Folts noticed that Dan McIntosh and Gabriel Zumbado were not entered in the fifth annual Evergreen Sprint Triathlon, he liked his chances.

    A Golden resident and familiar face at the event, Folts was the runner-up to McIntosh last year and Zumbado in 2014. He also finished fourth when McIntosh won and Zumbaldo took third in 2013.

  • CCHS grad working toward a degree

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor

    For Nate Kocol, the first year of college life at Colorado State University has been about three things — “Good grades, working hard and having fun.”

  • Election is about contrasting styles, agendas

    After a million casualties for the British and French forces in World War I, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill in 1915 proposed a risky venture to change their fortunes. It would become known as Gallipoli, so named for the Gallipoli Peninsula on the northern side of the Dardanelles that connects the Black Sea with the Mediterranean.

    By May, the venture turned into a complete disaster, and Churchill was discredited and demoted. But Gallipoli isn’t what we remember Churchill for; rather we remember him for his resolute leadership during World War II.

  • Golddiggers utilizing summer as tune-up for fall practice

    Rain sprinkled over the practice field, but it didn’t slow what’s already been an active summer for the Clear Creek football program.

    July 18 represented the opening of a five-day voluntary workout for the Golddiggers prior to a four-day camp at CSU-Pueblo starting July 24. But Clear Creek’s football team, with 11 players more or less, has voluntarily been working out all summer in preparation for the Sept. 2 opener against Lake County.

  • Cook ready to take flight

    Jared Cook had all the makings of a college athlete when he graduated from Clear Creek High School in 2014. Not only was he a three-sport athlete, but the 2014 Clear Creek Courant Male Athlete of the Year was a leader.

    When he was asked to step away from his receiver role to play quarterback for the Golddiggers, he did. Yet, he still led the team in receiving touchdowns, rushing yards and interceptions en route to being named the conference defensive player of the year.

  • Vox

    Concerns about county services

    after Henderson Mine closes

    Editor:

    I have to write with my concerns regarding the future closure of the Henderson Mine and the distribution or lack of distribution of funding by the county.

    It is unfortunate that we find ourselves in this situation now since the former commissioners were derelict in their duties not to make their county prepared for the situation, but politicians being what they are, this should be no surprise.

  • Americans should admit past mistakes

    America is a beautiful country. The song says so. Donald Trump says so, or at least it will be if he’s elected president. But we’re talking different types of beauty: natural versus people.

  • The facts about our water mammal neighbors

    (Reprinted from July 16, 2008)

    A friend volunteering at the Evergreen Nature Center last week asked me about an odd water mammal called a nutria. It seems that a volunteer on the boardwalk has pointed out a muskrat to a group of visitors, and this person came into the center and informed the volunteer on duty that “those animals out there are not muskrats; I grew up in Louisiana, and they are nutria. I have seen enough nutria that I know what they look like.”