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Today's News

  • Families double up the winnings

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    DUMONT — The rodeo circuit in Colorado breeds a camaraderie that often resembles a close-knit family. In some cases, that can be taken literally, as evidenced by the second leg of the Oh My Gawd Rodeo.

  • Two types of doves appearing at area feeders

    Yesterday I received a report on last year’s Thanksgiving Bird Count. This count is done at your home feeding station for one hour on Thanksgiving Day. It is held in 12 western states, so it is especially interesting to western birders.

    Last year, the five most numerous birds seen remained the same as they have been for several years. The most commonly seen birds were 1, dark-eyed juncos; 2, house sparrows; 3, house finches; 4, black-capped chickadees; and 5, mourning doves. There were a total of 137 species seen in the 12-state area.

  • Neighbors itching to continue mosquito-control efforts

    When Jeff Kirkham and his wife moved to the Silver Lakes subdivision near Dumont 22 years ago, they almost moved right back out.

    That June, the beautiful neighborhood grew thick with clouds of mosquitoes that terrorized the residents.

    “It was a couple of months, and all of a sudden it hit, and I looked at my wife, and I said, ‘We ain’t staying here if it is like this,’ “ Kirkham said.

  • Unforgettable: World War II veteran celebrates his 90th, remembers the conflict and victory

    My grandfather is 90 years old this week.

    He is a member of the generation that fought a world war, a forgotten war and a cold war. Those conflicts helped forge our nation into what it is today.

    Henry Dahl is a veteran. He was a helicopter test pilot and was featured on the cover of “Life” magazine during the Korean War. His careers included taxi driver, corrections officer and prison camp warden.

  • Drowning found to be cause of death in rafting accident

    A woman who died in a May 22 rafting accident on Clear Creek drowned, according to County Coroner Don Allan.

    The woman was identified as 47-year-old Michelle Math of Wylie, Texas. The accident occurred along U.S. 6 near mile marker 259.

  • Motorcycle rally coming to Idaho Springs

    The mountain-quaking, earth-shaking roar of “hogs” will soon fill Clear Creek County as the Rocky Mountain Rumble motorcycle rally kicks off its first year June 19.

    The three-day festival at the Idaho Springs baseball field also doubles as a fund-raiser for Charlie’s Place, the Clear Creek/Gilpin County Animal Shelter.

    The event will feature live bands, games, organized rides, events and possibly camping.

  • Cell tower generating static in Georgetown

    Georgetown officials are unhappy about a white communication tower going up near the county courthouse.

    The tall, white tower sticks out like a sore thumb, said Town Administrator Tom Hale. It’s built on the site of an existing communication tower.

    “It’s the most obvious thing in town,” Hale said.

  • Runners flocking to Revel Rockies event

    The number of runners in this year's second Revel Rockies downhill marathon already has doubled — with 2,700 people expected to run the race on July 19, an organizer says.

    Last year, 1,300 runners ran a downhill course from Squaw Pass Road east past Red Rocks to Bandimere Speedway. This year, runners will finish by a Red Rocks entrance and take a shuttle back to Bandimere, where race parking will be located. Marathon racers will start at Echo Mountain this year, and half-marathon racers will start at Lewis Ridge Road on Evergreen Parkway.

  • New cell tower getting static in Georgetown

    Georgetown officials are unhappy about a white communication tower going up near the county courthouse.

    The tall, white tower sticks out like a sore thumb, said Town Administrator Tom Hale. It's built on the site of an existing communication tower.

    "It's the most obvious thing in town," Hale said.

  • An epic ride, with an altruistic goal

    Sarah Wilson thinks of herself more as a skier than as a bicyclist.

    That's all about to change, however. On June 2, Wilson started pedaling on an epic, 3,600-mile bicycle journey to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise money for earthquake victims in Nepal. The 24-year-old Winter Park ski instructor decided to plan a bicycle trip a couple of months ago instead of getting a summer job for the several months that she's not on snow.