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Today's News

  • G-town Lake dam in line for $2.2 million upgrade

    Georgetown and Black Hawk are embarking on a project at the Georgetown Lake dam that will allow more water to flow down Clear Creek to stay in compliance with a Colorado Water Court decision.

    The two towns have rights to some water in the lake, but the rest belongs to municipalities downstream in the Denver area. That’s why the towns are spending $2.2 million to create a way to allow more water to flow over the dam and to better regulate that flow.

  • Diabetes prevention program focuses on healthy diet, exercise

    Donna Swanson knows what snacks are healthy and what snacks aren’t.
    Since her grandmother had diabetes, Swanson, 76, is more conscientious than most about what she eats. Swanson does not have diabetes. But she knows that when she eats too many foods made up of carbohydrates and sugar, her blood sugar levels go up — a health warning sign.
    “At my age, I know the things that will work and motivate me and keep me going,” Swanson said. “I’m going to change my lifestyle.”

  • Volunteering becomes a post-retirement career

    Marvin Geisness didn’t have much time to volunteer while working and raising children, but since retiring, his mission is to make up for lost time.
    “I think it is important, especially if you have not led your life volunteering, to at some point create a life balance,” Geisness said. “If you can’t do it early on, do it later on, and I’m fortunate enough that I have a lot of free hours (now).”

  • Cost doubles for shoulder lane on I-70

    It could now cost $72 million to build an eastbound toll lane on Interstate 70 from Empire to Idaho Springs — $36 million more than state transportation officials originally budgeted.

    A bank loan of $20 million to $30 million could cover most of the difference, according to a memo from Tony DeVito, the state transportation director in charge of the region, to state transportation commissioners.

  • Cost doubles for toll lane on I-70

    It could now cost $72 million to build an eastbound toll lane on Interstate 70 from Empire to Idaho Springs — $36 million more than state transportation officials originally budgeted.

    A bank loan of $20 million to $30 million could cover most of the difference, according to a memo from Tony DeVito, the state transportation director in charge of the region, to state transportation commissioners.

  • New town clerk takes over in Silver Plume

    Tammy Sanford is the new, part-time Silver Plume town clerk — the third person to hold the job in less than a year.

    Sanford, the former Georgetown town clerk, started in the job soon after former clerk Zahna Smith left about two months ago for unknown reasons. Sanford referred questions about Smith’s departure to Mayor Lee Berenato.

  • Downieville pot shop gets OK to make edibles for retail sale

    Workers at The Highway marijuana store in Downieville soon will make edible marijuana products for retail sale after getting approval from the county to do so, according to the owner.

    Store owner Ashwani Garg previously had a license to make “edibles,” as they’re called, for medical marijuana use.

    Garg received needed administrative approval recently from Clear Creek County for the license for retail-sale manufacturing. The application does not require a public hearing or formal action from the county’s three elected commissioners.

  • Downieville pot shop gets OK to make edibles for retail sale

    Workers at The Highway marijuana store in Downieville soon will make edible marijuana products for retail sale after getting approval from the county to do so, according to the owner.

    Store owner Ashwani Garg previously had a license to make “edibles,” as they’re called, for medical marijuana use. 

    Garg received needed administrative approval recently from Clear Creek County for the license for retail-sale manufacturing. The application does not require a public hearing or formal action from the county’s three elected commissioners.

  • Georgetown officials preparing to formulate 2015 budget

    Georgetown officials are assembling their wish lists as they get ready to put together a town budget for 2015.
    Among the items enumerated by selectmen during their Aug. 12 meeting were a permanent restroom at City Park estimated to cost $50,000, money set aside to help the town enforce its building codes, more money for road repair, and more funding for the annual July 4 fireworks display.

  • Evergreen’s Urbas finds redemption in first meet of the season

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    DENVER — Motivation matters in a sport’s offseason, as golfers Lenny Urbas of Evergreen and Scott Robb of Littleton can attest.

    Neither player was satisfied with his 2013 high school season and both put in the time and effort to improve for 2014. Based on the opening 4A Jeffco tournament on Aug. 13 at Foothills Golf Course, it was a fait accompli.