Today's News

  • Insects, invective and Eliot: I’m here to stay

    “Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep / It starts when you’re always afraid / You step out of line, the man come and take you away.”

    “For What It’s Worth,” — Buffalo Springfield

    Thinking … thinking …

  • Investigation continues in death of man found on side of U.S. 6

    The death of a man found the morning of Dec. 14 on the side of U.S. 6 is being investigated by the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol.

    The man was identified as 39-year-old Ryan Trent of Gilcrest, which is south of Greeley.

    A 911 call at 7:37 a.m. reported that an unresponsive male was found along the side of the road near milepost 259.

    "At 7:50 a.m., Clear Creek County EMS pronounced the male dead at the scene," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

  • Yule scene comes to life at G-town market

    Chestnuts were roasting. Jack Frost was nipping. A choir was crooning yuletide carols. And folks were dressed up like Inuits.

    As Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” played over the main stage’s loudspeaker, the lyrics almost perfectly described the surrounding scene at Georgetown’s Christmas Market on Saturday afternoon.

  • Vox

    Fabyanic uses facts in columns


    Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, just not their own set of facts.” In the case of Jerry Fabyanic, it seems many readers disagree with his opinions, but I must say that they cannot disagree with his facts.

  • Insects, invective and Eliot: I’m here to stay

    “Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep / It starts when you’re always afraid / You step out of line, the man come and take you away.”

    “For What It’s Worth”

    — Buffalo Springfield


    Thinking … thinking …

  • Opinions are the basis of all politics

    Welcome to the Courant’s first column by this conservative columnist. As would be appropriate with any proper introduction, I think it’s important that you have some understanding of the intent and direction this column will take. Perhaps of equal importance, you need to also understand what direction this column will not pursue.

  • Donations sought for wreaths for graves of local veterans

    Clear Creek County will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday to honor deceased veterans.

    On that day, volunteers will place wreaths at the headstone of every veteran in the five cemeteries in the county and say their names aloud to help keep alive their memory.

    The Clear Creek County Veterans Coalition is seeking donations to pay for 105 wreaths, which cost $15 each. The coalition will receive $5 from each $15 donation.

  • County asking municipalities to pay for weed control; free service to end

    Beginning Jan. 1, the county will no longer provide free weed-control services to municipalities.

    Towns will need to pay the county $160 per hour to eliminate noxious weeds or find a private contractor to do the work.

    County weed supervisor Ted Brown said the eradication efforts were provided free by the county for more than five years, but because of looming budget shortfalls due to the impending closure of the Henderson Mine, the county will seek reimbursement.

  • Springs council rejects request from Elks for maintenance funds

    Idaho Springs will not provide money to help nonprofits pay for upkeep of their buildings, the city council decided at its Dec. 5 meeting.

    The city recently received requests from local nonprofits for funds to help repair their buildings. While council members said they would like to help, they agreed that providing money to private organizations would strap the city’s budget, which is already tight, and would lead other private groups to expect funding from the city.

  • Springs residents want to keep ‘Route 66’ feel on town’s east end

    When it comes to the east end of town, Idaho Springs residents prefer single-family homes, hotels, mixed-use buildings and pocket parks to big developments, according to a study presented to officials Nov. 28.

    Residents and business owners are more interested in smaller businesses that don’t detract from the area’s historic character, which consultant Jim Leggitt, a partner with studioINSITE, called a “Route 66” look.