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Today's News

  • Triple Bypass offers challenges for ride veterans, newcomers

    When Tom Rieber rode in his first Triple Bypass two years ago, he did so because he hadn’t done it before. Then a resident of Denver — he’s since moved to Salt Lake City — Rieber was looking to try a different course after riding a number of century rides.

    It was a little more convenient in 2014, but that didn’t stop Rieber from coming back in 2016 to ride July 9 from Bergen Park to Aspen.

  • Maine senior Palken wins 15K

    Greg Palken approached the Evergreen Mountain 15K as his one big race of the summer. The 21-year-old rising senior, in Colorado visiting family, plans to try out for the University of Maine cross country team this fall.

    He thought the race would be a nice one to train with. Boy was it ever. Palken won the July 9 event in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 22 seconds.

  • Huff making grand designs

    When Ally Huff was a student-athlete at Clear Creek High School, there were plays designed solely for her. Now, the rising senior at Colorado State University is making designs of her own ­— graphic designs, that is.

    “I’ve always been interested in art. I love drawing and painting,” said Huff, who works as a graphic designer for the school newspaper, the Rocky Mountain Collegian. She’s also wrapping up an internship soon at Icelantic Skis based in Golden. 

  • Local restaurant's canine mascot missing

    A local business owner is offering a $5,000 reward for his missing dog, who has been a mainstay at Tributary at 244 for years.

    Matt Vogler, owner of the restaurant and bar off Interstate 70 at the bottom of Floyd Hill, has filed a police report stating his dog, Rue, went missing under suspicious circumstances on July 5.

    The 5-year-old male Louisiana Catahoula cur, weighing 57 pounds, is a well known and popular personality at the restaurant. 

  • Time for Americans to look at ourselves

    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,

    But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

    — from “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”

    It seems to be easier to fall into despair than to hold hope when considering the current clime in America. I recall Ronald Reagan projecting an optimistic perspective in a time of tremendous crisis by calling it “morning in America.”

  • Tradition reigns again as Weiner dominates annual holiday 5K

    There are traditions that are just second nature when it comes to the Fourth of July: cookouts, parades, fireworks, and even Joey Chestnut seemingly always winning the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog eating contest. 

    Add another one: Bob Weiner winning the Mount Evans Freedom Run 5K.

  • Former Digger Lucas sharing his testimony

    Growing up, Tevin Lucas dreamed of a career in professional football. The former Clear Creek High three-sport standout and 2014 Lakewood High graduate certainly had the makings of being a successful athlete.

    He was a state track and field qualifier in the long jump, led both the CCHS and Lakewood football teams in touchdown receptions in three consecutive seasons and was a key catalyst in the Golddiggers ending a 51-year drought as 3A Frontier League champions in 2012.

  • There’s a very sad sequel to the song sparrow saga

    (Reprinted from July 2, 2008)

    It is sad to report that the song sparrow nest met with ill fate.

    On Sunday, June 22, Linda called me to say there were three young in the nest. We were all thrilled at the news, although I am still confused about when the eggs were laid. Apparently, they were laid earlier than we had thought. The female diligently fed the young that day, but on Monday, June 3, the young were gone from the nest. Only two unhatched eggs remained.

  • Report of suicidal woman on overpass closes I-70 for 45 minutes

    Interstate 70 was closed for 45 minutes on Tuesday afternoon as authorities responded to a report of a suicidal woman on the overpass at Empire Junction.

    A Clear Creek sheriff's deputy who arrived at the scene found a woman in her 30s holding what appeared to be a handgun and making suicidal statements, according to a news release from Clear Creek dispatch.

    After talking with the woman, deputies escorted her from the overpass. She was transferred to a local hospital for evaluation, the news release said.

  • Column: Return lets me know what I’ve been missing

    Hi again. I’m back.

    Nine months ago, I didn’t envision a return to Evergreen Newspapers and Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. Working in Boulder had given me a more regular work schedule, not as far of a drive from my Arvada home and a sense of being back in the operations of a daily newspaper. It also, however, reminded me of what I was missing.