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Today's News

  • Three finalists named for fairgrounds design project

    The county commissioners plan to interview three finalists soon to pick the company that will design a new 22-acre community park and fairgrounds in Empire.

    Olsson Associates in Golden, Studio CPG in Denver and Design Concepts in Lafayette were chosen from six companies that applied to the county to design the site. Money has not been budgeted for the design of the events center, which may be paid for with Clear Creek County’s contingency budget, Carl Small, the county finance director, has said.

  • A special night for special kids

    For 16-year-old Olivia Urbalejo, prom was a chance to experience the quintessential dance-night thrills of fancy clothes, fast friends and memorable times. 

    "I always have a fun time at stuff like this," said Olivia, who joined 60 other campers and 30 volunteers as they listened to live music outdoors before the annual prom at Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village.

  • CURRENTS

    Weíd like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to couranteditor@evergreenco.com.

    Aug. 6

    Summer reading party at the pool. Lunch and swimming begins at 11 a.m. at the Clear Creek Rec Center. Swim from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch at noon followed by a jumping and diving contest from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    Aug. 8

  • Sharks all about learning, fun times

    WESTMINSTER — It’s approximately 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 when the Clear Creek Sharks swim team rolls up on the North Park swimming facility. It’s a little early, especially considering the drive, to be up and at it for an 8 a.m. meet.

    “Oh yeah,” 10-year-old Cassie Castleman said.

    But it’s well worth it. For Clear Creek’s 24 swimmers, ranging from 7 to 15, there are two primary objectives: to be better, faster swimmers and to have a lot of fun.

  • Nelson’s return is a successful one

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courant

    Not even the distraction of a stray dog could keep Brianne Nelson from winning the 10K portion of the Evergreen Town Race on Upper Bear Creek on Aug. 3.

    Nelson, a Golden resident and stay-at-home mother of two, defeated Kristen Zaitz by 17 seconds, winning the female title in a time of 33 minutes, 38 seconds. Andy Wacker won the top male award with a time of 30:21 down the fast downhill course.

  • Developers eyeing affordable-housing projects

    Some developers are taking another look at building homes in Clear Creek County now that a new housing authority office is open, said Kevin O’Malley, a Realtor and former county commissioner.

    O’Malley said he might be one of the developers interested in building homes that workers in the county could afford to rent or buy. He declined to say where the project might be or to give any other details.

  • Sharks CARA team is all about learning, having fun

    WESTMINSTER — It’s approximately 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 when the Clear Creek Sharks swim team rolls up on the North Park swimming facility. It’s a little early, especially considering the drive, to be up and at it for an 8 a.m. meet.

    “Oh yeah,” 10-year-old Cassie Castleman said.

    But it’s well worth it. For Clear Creek’s 24 swimmers, ranging from 7 to 15, there are two primary objectives: to be better, faster swimmers and to have a lot of fun.

  • August offers hot events in Idaho Springs

    Big music and fancy cars are on tap for Idaho Springs during August.

    On Aug. 16, the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Dynamite Days Festival along the Idahoe Mall south of the Historic District. On Aug. 23, after a one-year hiatus, the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge-sponsored Gold Dust Car Show is back for its 14th year.

    Dynamite Days

  • County considers uses for former BLM parcels

    About 140 acres of former BLM land could mean economic opportunity for Clear Creek County in the future, officials say.

    Two separate parcels of vacant land near the top of South Spring Gulch Road near Idaho Springs could be new sites for telecommunications, water storage or energy projects, officials said at a recent county commissioner meeting. One of the former Bureau of Land Management sites also could be a good spot for a Homeland Security project, said Peggy Stokstad, president of the Clear Creek Economic Development Corp.

  • Developers eyeing affordable-housing projects

    Some developers are taking another look at building homes in Clear Creek County now that a new housing authority office is open, said Kevin O’Malley, a Realtor and former county commissioner.

    O’Malley said he might be one of the developers interested in building homes that workers in the county could afford to rent or buy. He declined to say where the project might be or to give any other details.