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Today's News

  • Wheelock elected to county commission; Wood narrowly wins District 2 race

    Randy Wheelock topped Republican Cindy Condon in the District 3 county commission race with 53 percent of the vote on Nov. 8. Wheelock will replace Republican Phil Buckland, who did not run for a second term.

  • Polis elected to fifth term in 2nd Congressional District

    Democrat Jared Polis said he was overwhelmed by the support shown when he was re-elected to his fifth term in the 2nd Congressional District last week.

    Polis retained his seat in Congress, besting both Republican Nic Morse and Libertarian Richard Longstreth. Polis captured 56.7 percent of the vote. Morse took 37.7 percent, and Longstreth took 5.6 percent.

    The district includes Clear Creek, Jefferson, Grand, Summit, Boulder and Larimer counties, as well as a significant portion of the Front Range.

  • Red crossbills may appear in foothills any month of the year

    (Reprinted from Nov. 12, 2008)

    On Wednesday, Nov. 5, our salubrious fall weather came to an abrupt end. Overnight, 12 to 15 inches of snow fell in the high mountains. We had only a skiff of snow here, and the day was bright and sunny, but a wicked wind out of the northwest brought our first really cold weather. Old King Boreas nearly blew us off the mountain.

  • O’Brien, Diggers soak in state experience

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Having never been to the 2A state cross country championships before, Clear Creek junior Samantha O’Brien didn’t know what to expect. This was, after all, just her second year of running.

    That said, she does have a little more experience this year than last. She even won the 3A/2A Frontier League championship earlier in the month. The only thing O’Brien could do was go out and run as hard as she could.

  • Sarria has record-setting performance in finale

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courant

    IDAHO SPRINGS — On senior night at Golddigger Stadium, a matchup between Clear Creek and the Front Range Christian looked poised to be an offensive showcase with the Falcons coming in averaging 152.4 rushing yards a game and Clear Creek averaging 214.9 yards passing behind the arm of Ty Judge.

  • Juvenile in custody after high-speed chase on I-70

    A young driver who allegedly had a big need for speed on Interstate 70 now might need a lawyer.

    According to the Georgetown police, an eastbound 2016 Acura blew by a parked Georgetown officer at a reported 110 mph about 9 p.m. Wednesday. The officer gave chase and pulled the vehicle over at mile marker 232, only to see the offender again speed away. The officer resumed the chase but ended the pursuit because of the unsafe speeds, police said.

  • Movie filmed in G-town to be shown at Denver festival

    A movie filmed in Georgetown last year is scheduled to be shown at the Denver Film Festival Nov. 9-11.

    According to the festival’s website, “A Song for the Living” tells a story of heartache, deception and betrayal as a young train engineer falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious mortician.

    In April 2015, the film crew shot “all the major interior scenes at Georgetown’s Hamill House” and some outdoor scenes at the Masonic Cemetery east of town, said Emanuel Isler, the movie’s co-writer and co-producer.

  • Community spirit corrals trash at illegal dumping sites on Squaw Pass

    Once upon a time, people found a mystical forest near their town. No matter what they threw into the forest — beer cans, televisions, couches, animal carcasses — it all magically disappeared. The forest seemed to swallow everything the townspeople dumped there.

    To their chagrin, local residents have found the magical portal where all this trash has spewed out — at various turnouts along Squaw Pass Road. And, on Oct. 26, they gathered to clean up these illegal dumping sites.

  • For Alpine Rescue volunteer, ‘It comes from the heart’

    Editor’s note: Three volunteers with the Alpine Rescue Team have reached the milestone this year of serving on 1,000 missions. This is the first time since the team’s creation in 1959 that any of its 800 members has reached this landmark. Of the 80 or so current members of the team, the closest will not reach 1,000 missions for another four years. For the average member of Alpine Rescue, it will take 20 years to come close. This story is the final installment of a three-part series profiling these volunteers.

  • County’s bus delivered; stops for daily route still being finalized

    The county’s 14-passenger bus arrived just three weeks late, and officials are hoping to get it running early this month.

    Called “The Prospector,” the bus is painted and ready while the route is being finalized, Clear Creek transportation liaison Jo Ann Sorensen said.

    “Well, we are getting the stops finalized. I am still waiting on Idaho Springs to help me with a decision about a couple of stops in that town, but we have nailed down a stop in the town of Empire, and that will be at Theobold Park,” Sorensen told the Courant.