Today's News

  • G-town replaces residential water meters

    Georgetown is about to complete its water-meter replacement program, and rather than asking homeowners to foot the $550 installation bill, the town took out a loan and got a grant to cover the cost.
    The town is replacing 660 meters because they were not accurately recording how much water homeowners were using. The town board discussed the issue for two years, trying to determine the best way to foot the cost.

  • Not afraid of hard work

    In some of the most beautiful country in Colorado, volunteers worked in the shadow of Mount Bierstadt on July 13 to repair and strengthen the iconic destination’s well-worn trail.

    Many of those working at the event were young adults, who brought wood and gravel to spots along a 6-mile segment of the trail. The event was coordinated by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a nonprofit that promotes citizens becoming stewards of the state’s resources.

  • Springs council names Phyllis Adams interim city administrator

    By Hannah Hemperly

    For the Courant

    The Idaho Springs City Council on Monday night accepted a letter of resignation from longtime City Administrator Cindy Condon, designating Phyllis Adams for the interim position.

    Condon submitted a resignation letter June 30 that asked for a severance package with five months of pay and approximately six weeks of insurance. That equates to about $29,000 in pay.

  • Column: Early risers embrace Triple Bypass challenge

     It’s 5:45 a.m. on Saturday morning as I struggle to get up, get dressed and meander my way up to Bergen Park to catch a few last-minute riders and event officials. Who would think that there would be a scattering of cars working their way up into the mountains so early for a weekend getaway, much less cyclists who’ve already been on the road for nearly two hours for the first of two days of the Triple Bypass.

  • Ride holds special meaning for San Fran cyclist

    This year’s Triple Bypass was a special one for Travis Retzer. It not only was the 40-year-old San Francisco-area rider’s first Triple, but it also holds a meaning closer to his heart.

    He was going to ride it with his dad, Jim, who got him started in cycling more than 10 years ago. It was his father who started him out riding century (100 mile) rides. But last Oct. 29, at the age of 65, Jim unexpectedly passed away. A planned family vacation, including a visit to Yellowstone National Park, was now a memorial ride in honor of his late father.

  • County recovering from recent storm damage

    A storm Monday night caused massive damage to roads and culverts in the Brook Forest Estates area, which is on the southeast end of Clear Creek County.

    County officials say the roads are now passable, and no one was stranded, but at least 2 ½ inches of rain wreaked havoc on the roads in the area. The subdivision sits along the Jefferson County border and has about 100 homes.

    Tim Allen, the county's public works director, said the area received heavy rains damaging both Clear Creek and Jefferson county roads.

  • Evergreen resident Weiner repeats at Freedom Run 5K

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant
    Bob Weiner is someone you don’t want to run into if you’re on the wrong side of the law in Jefferson County and someone you don’t want to run against in the Freedom Run 5K.

  • Partially blind brothers see finish line first

    GEORGETOWN — J.J. Ricket cherry-picks which courses he runs. The 20-year-old Bakerville resident sort of has to because he’s partially blind. But the Georgetown Fourth of July 5K is a tradition, and Ricket’s vision for success in this race is almost a foregone conclusion.
    The 2012 Broomfield High School graduate won the race again, finishing in a time of 17 minutes, 55 seconds. He didn’t quite match last year’s pace of 17:44, but it will do.

  • El Paso turned the tide for Beauprez

     Leading up to the Republican gubernatorial primary June 24, the Colorado Springs Gazette ran an editorial May 19 urging candidates Mike Kopp and Scott Gessler to drop out of the race to ensure that Bob Beauprez would win the nomination over Tom Tancredo. The Gazette argued that Tancredo was not a viable candidate in the general election and that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election would be a sure thing if Tancredo became the Republican nominee.

  • Business and religion don’t mix

     “The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield,” writes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg about the recently adjudicated Hobby Lobby case. In her dissent, she asks pointed questions of the all-male, religious-centered majority including “Do for-profit corporations rank among persons who exercise religion?”

    Ginsberg quotes the first chief justice John Marshall, who declared a corporation “an artificial being, invisible, intangible and existing only in contemplation of the law.”