Today's News

  • Bluebirds a happy arrival; nest boxes for sale March 11-12

    Editor's note: Evergreen Audubon will conduct its annual nesting-box sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11-12 at the Bergen Park King Soopers. Bluebird boxes cost $25; chickadee cost $20. All proceeds support Evergreen Audubon education and conservation programs. Call Bud Weare at 303-679-8889 for more information. Most years, the boxes are sold out on Saturday.


    (Reprinted from March 5, 2014)

    Once more Evergreen Audubon has some bluebird and chickadee nest boxes for sale.

  • Political correctness —the silent intimidator
  • Democrats are their own worst enemies

    Both major parties are in disarray. Republicans have eschewed conservatism for rightwing populism, and Democrats are scrambling to find their footing after the November debacle. If they were frank about their plights, they would admit they were their own worst enemies.

  • Diggers fail to qualify for state meet

    Clear Creek High School failed to qualify a wrestler for this week’s 2A state championships.

    The Golddiggers placed last out of 15 schools at the 2A Region 3 tournament in Sterling on Friday and Saturday. CCHS finished with five points.

    Clear Creek had four wrestlers in the competition — juniors Daniel Mathew (126 pounds) and George Gothman (195) and sophomores Dakota Wollet (132) and Deyon Wickham (220).

  • Lucas, Lady Golddiggers pull away late

    As soon as Rachel Lucas snagged the defensive rebound and took off in a full sprint toward the other basket, dropping in a layup with 22.4 seconds remaining, it gave Clear Creek head coach Marc Gorenstein the comfort he needed.

    “They let me breathe,” Gorenstein said.

  • Diggers suffer a defensive meltdown

    Coach John Onago admitted after the game that Clear Creek’s focal point was to slow down Middle Park outside threat Jordan Ehlert. Try as they may, however, the Golddiggers had little success in doing that on Friday night in a 90-80 loss at Clear Creek High School.

  • You can help with Great Backyard Bird Count

    (Reprinted from March 4, 2009)

    Editor’s note: This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 17-20)

    I have just mailed in a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Ithaca, N.Y. This count is a joint effort of the Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon. It is such an easy count to do that I thought some of you might be interested in taking part next year.

  • High winds, toppled semi trucks close I-70

    High winds have blown over semi-trailer trucks both at Beaver Brook and at Georgetown, closing I-70.

    Westbound I-70 is closed east of Floyd Hill, and eastbound I-70 is closed at Silverthorne. Clear Creek Canyon access to I-70 from U.S. 6 is also closed.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is said there is not an estimated time to reopen I-70.

  • The business of nest feathering
  • Taking care of yourself during anxious times

    “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” – “The Crisis” by Thomas Paine, Dec. 23, 1776.

    There are souls stating unequivocally they were confident in the outcome of the election. Sure. Would they have been willing, then, to put the deed of their house and their entire financial portfolio on the line on Nov. 7?