Today's News

  • Veterans Day ceremony moves indoors

    Veterans in Idaho Springs plan to move their annual ceremony indoors this year because of expected bad weather.

    The Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Center, 1440 Colorado Boulevard, said Rick Scott, a coordinator of the annual event. In the past, the event has been held at Citizens Park in downtown Idaho Springs. A sign at the park will direct attendees to the indoor location, Scott said.

  • Contaminated water delays Highway 103 bridge work

    Work replacing the Highway 103 bridge in Idaho Springs is now delayed two months after CDOT discovered groundwater contaminated with lead and iron.

    Work to mitigate the pollution will push completion of the bridge from late November to mid-January.
    For the full story, check out the Nov. 12 print edition of the Courant.


  • Evergreen's Emmer honored for work in sustainability

    Not many people would consider naming a consulting service “detritus,” a term for waste matter and debris. But for Evergreen resident Rachel Emmer, the term is more than appropriate for her Detritus Group Consulting service.

    The interaction between decomposed organic waste and the soil is “where the magic happens,” says Emmer.

  • An incredible journey, a happy ending

    Trucker the pit bull is back with his owner, Graham Holiman, in Arkansas, thanks to a microchip scan done at Charlie’s Place — the Clear Creek County animal shelter.

     The moral of the story? Have a microchip implanted in your pet and make sure you keep the information up to date if you move, Charlie’s Place director Sue LeBarron told Clear Creek’s county commissioners at a recent meeting. Charlie’s Place in Dumont does the microchip procedure for $15, she said.

  • Public bus service eyed for Clear Creek

    Clear Creek County could get new and improved bus service soon as part a Seniors’ Resource Center pilot plan.

    Riders would pay a small fare, which has not been set yet, said Lori Joslin, director of the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen, a nonprofit that offers community services to seniors and others. The two-year bus program would be paid for mainly with a state transportation grant, which has not been received yet, she said.

  • Forest Service visitor center closed for remodeling

    The Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Center is closed for an indefinite period for remodeling. 

    Residents who want to buy firewood permits can get them at the U.S. Forest Service offices in Granby, Boulder or Fort Collins. Forest Service workers continue to work in their offices in the building on Highway 103 in Idaho Springs while the visitor center gets a re-do. 

  • Loveland's opening late but loved by skiers

    Loveland Ski Area opened for the season on Saturday after weeks of battling unusually warm temperatures.

    Loveland was the second ski resort to open in Colorado after Arapahoe Basin, which opened Oct. 17. 

  • Former Springs police officer lodges complaint against chief

    Former Idaho Springs police officer Jim Vogt has sent a 14-page complaint to the mayor against current Police Chief David Wohlers.

    Mayor Michael Hillman confirmed that he received the complaint and said he turned it over to the city attorney. The complaint was filed in August. 

  • Polis wins re-election to Congress

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis defeated Republican challenger George Leing 55 percent to 45 percent in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Evergreen and Conifer.

    Tallies from the Colorado Secretary of State's office showed Polis's win to be 54.7 percent of the vote over Leing's percent at 45.3 percent of the vote.

  • Grantham re-elected to state Senate

    Here's a roundup of local candidates and issues in Tuesday's election.

    Senate District 2

    State Sen. Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, won his second term by defeating Bailey resident and Green Party candidate Martin Wirth with 75 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

    Clear Creek County was added to Grantham’s district in 2011, joining El Paso, Park, Teller and Fremont counties as part of the newly reformed District 2.