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Today's News

  • Loveland Ski Area opens

    Loveland Ski Area last Thursday became the second Colorado resort to open, despite the dry and determined efforts of an unseasonably warm fall to prevent it.

    Often in the running to be the first resort to open in Colorado, Loveland was a few weeks behind its typical start date. Arapahoe Basin opened in late October.

  • EChO trains seniors for workforce

    Imagine that you don’t know how to use a smart phone. Or are unsure how how to “Google” something on the Internet. Or you can’t open Microsoft Word to type this sentence.

    Some people reading this don’t have to imagine.

    A fair portion of seniors, both in Evergreen and nationwide, never learned those computer skills, and are now at a disadvantage in the workforce because of it.

    However, Evergreen Christian Outreach is working to change that.

  • At Beth Evergreen, Arnold strives to offer 'welcome, friendship'

    To get his students’ attention, Rabbi Jamie Arnold starts singing a catchy, simple song. Within a few seconds, the 20 or so classmates interrupt their conversations and join in. Then the group pauses for reflection.

    “Take a breath like it’s your first,” Arnold tells them. “Enjoy the breath like it’s your last.”

  • Middle school students learn about flirting versus hurting

    Those awkward teenage years include a lot of “firsts”: first time driving a car, first time staying home alone, and the inevitable first crush. But how do young adults learn the boundaries between flirting and hurting?

  • Column: CHSAA’s flawed RPI postseason ranking system needs tweaking

    I’ve got to get this off my chest, and I’m not going to mince my words: CHSAA’s RPI system is flawed. It’s broken. It needs to be tweaked, if not just outright fixed — and fast.
    The system with its calculated setup to account for a team’s winning percentage, its opponents’ winning percentage and that of the opponents’ opponents is noble, but too much weight is put on how well one’s opponents play and that of their own opponents and not nearly enough on how a team does in the win-loss column.

  • Building a foundation for the future

    Standing off to the side, crutches keeping him upright as he nursed a broken femur, it was hard for Kiefer Zabel to watch practice. The 13-year-old eighth-grader at Clear Creek Middle School will miss the season — his final season with the Gold Dusters — due to the injury.
    Still, on Nov. 3, his first day back at practice, Zabel was watching the sport that he loves, and he planned on being a part in some capacity or another.

  • County still looking to boost access to broadband

    Clear Creek continues to take steps to increase broadband access throughout the county, and it plans to survey residents about their Internet service starting Monday.

    The county’s information technology director, John Bottomley, told the county commissioners Nov. 1 that CenturyLink is taking part in a federal program designed to boost broadband in rural areas.

  • Breaking good: Pumpkin SMASH flat-out crushes it

    Halloween 2016’s final act played out in Idaho Springs on Saturday afternoon, featuring a cast of hundreds, dramatic staging, plenty of prop comedy, full-audience participation, and what was arguably the year’s best performance by a chicken.

  • Brown retains position as district attorney

    Incumbent District Attorney Bruce Brown bested both of his opponents to win a second term in office in the Nov. 8 election.

    Brown took 42.8 percent of the vote in Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, which make up the 5th Judicial District.

    Brown was challenged by Republican Bruce Carey, an Eagle-based criminal defense attorney who received 40.5 percent of the vote, and Sanam Mehrnia, a Frisco-based attorney who ran as an independent and received 16.7 percent of the vote.

  • Voters reject health service district

    County Commissioner Tim Mauck hopes there’s another way to move forward with providing health care to residents after the five ballot questions asking voters to establish a health service district failed on Nov. 8.

    Election results showed that all five of the questions to establish the district failed, with negative totals between 51 percent and 69 percent of the vote. For the question to pass, all questions relating to the district needed to be approved by county voters.