Today's News

  • Sheriff’s Office turns beards into bucks

    Last month, nearly a dozen sturdy men of the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office put down their razors and picked up the country-wide No-Shave November gauntlet to benefit Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice.

  • Fourth-graders are fair at trading

    Fourth-graders at Georgetown Community School were extremely pleased with their finely honed entrepreneurial skills on Dec. 17.

    One boy with a sack full of traded goods in one hand hardly knew what to do with himself.

    “I’m the best trade dealer ever!” he announced to a crowd of similarly happy students.

  • KGOAT, community garden want input on redevelopment

    The Scraps-to-Soil community garden and station KYGT-FM in Idaho Springs won’t be forgotten in discussions of the redevelopment of Colorado Boulevard, said Mayor Mike Hillman.

    The two nonprofits have not been represented in all of the concept plans recently presented to the public, which include making improvements to the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Miner Street where the station and garden are located. Both will likely be moved to accommodate the changes.

    The land on which the garden sits and the building occupied by KYGT are owned by the city.

  • Special delivery: New arrival debuts in back of ambulance

    Clear Creek EMT Stephanie Duncan recently helped with a special delivery in the back of an ambulance headed down Interstate 70.

    During the first week of December, Duncan delivered a baby while the ambulance was transporting the mother from Dumont to Lutheran Medical Center.

    The EMT service did not give specifics about the mother or the baby, citing privacy laws.

    Duncan said delivering an infant in the back of an ambulance is pretty unusual.

  • Action against former pastor of Journey Church won’t be refiled

    The state agency that sought to have a former Conifer pastor banned from selling securities in Colorado will not refile the action in an administrative court, staff said several weeks after the original case was dismissed.

    Former Journey Community Church pastor Michael Cheshire was accused of securities fraud related to a bond offering the church made in 2013; state investigators sought to have him banned from selling securities in Colorado again. The church — which no longer exists — was also named.

  • Quick Hits

    Golddigger hoopsters at break

  • Swimming into historic territory

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN —Evergreen High School might appear as an unassuming mountain school better suited to churn out skiers than swimmers.

    However, the Cougars entered the 2015-16 girls swim season as two-time defending Class 4A state champions. To fully appreciate just how good Evergreen has been in the water, one must look back at the team’s history.

  • Mountains Taxi up and running again

     Mountains Taxi has resumed service and once again began taking reservations on Dec. 17, with drivers hitting the streets on Friday. 

    The interruption in service came after the company was notified of an increase in the cost of its liability insurance just days before the policy was to expire, said Chris Phelps, an owner of Mountains Taxi, which suspended service Nov. 11. The company has found another insurance provider.

  • CDOT charging tolls for peak-period lane this weekend

    The new eastbound peak-period toll lane on Interstate 70 will be free no more, starting this weekend.
    The lane was open both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.

    "We will start charging tolls on Saturday," Megan Castle, spokeswoman with the Colorado Department of Transportation, said Thursday. "With many of the major school districts going on holiday and the increase of tourists in the region, we anticipate traffic to be heavier in the mountain corridor and hope to alleviate the congestion with the lane."

  • Woman in wild high-speed chase sentenced to community corrections

    A woman who escaped handcuffs, commandeered a Clear Creek sheriff’s vehicle and led police on a high-speed chase on I-70 was sentenced Monday to four years of community corrections.

    Denver resident Shelby Figueroa, 21, had been charged with motor vehicle theft and vehicular eluding — both felonies.

    Figueroa pleaded guilty in August and will serve her sentence at Intervention Community Corrections Services, a private, nonprofit agency.