Today's News

  • Popowski, Backhus win Guanella Pass Hill Climb

    GEORGETOWN — Dozens of cyclers of all different ages participated in Sunday’s Guanella Pass Hill Climb, ending as a huge success, with two Colorado Springs-area natives taking home the crowns in the pro women’s and men’s races.

  • Littleton resident wins Georgetown burro race

    GEORGETOWN — The beautiful Memorial Day weekend weather just added to the fun and excitement of the annual burro race in Georgetown on May 26 — the first of two burro races that weekend in Clear Creek County.

    In the end, after an organizing headache forced coordinators to reroute the race, Littleton resident Joe Malander, 39, came out on top, but just barely.

  • Community voice: Idaho Springs Elks Lodge celebrates long history

    Mary Ragsdale

  • Living outside the echo chamber

    Nicole Byerley

  • Pragmatism vs. principal

    In my recent columns, I’ve taken the Colorado Democratic Party to task for “being full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Under the wet-noodle lead of Gov. John Hickenlooper, it has become that which actress Tallulah Bankhead wryly commented about a farcical drama: “Less in it than meets the eye.”
    In past columns, I’ve referenced Teddy Roosevelt’s “man in the arena” speech he delivered at the Sorbonne on April 23, 1910. It deserves repeating as a reminder about authentic political courage.

  • McKown breaks Clear Creek mile record

    For the past 11 years, no one on Clear Creek Middle School’s cross country team could touch the mile record set by Kendra Henderson.

    That is, until Annika McKown stepped up to the challenge this season.

    In the final meet of her middle school career — and her last chance at glory — McKown achieved what she had been working toward for the past three years: a spot in the history books.

  • Fair is fair

    I had a delightful experience at a deli counter recently. I had just pulled a number from the dispenser to get my place in line when a gentleman nudged me and offered me his. He was already being assisted, so taking his ticket would have allowed me to jump ahead. I smiled and said, “Thank you, no. It wouldn’t be right.”
    He smiled and said, “You’re a good guy.”
     “No,” I laughed, “I’m really a butt-hole, but fair is fair.”

  • Preserving the past

    “It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.”
    — William Murtagh

    Alisha Hill

  • Christine Sarria takes fourth at state

    LAKEWOOD — Clear Creek’s Christine Sarria has quite the high school track career ahead of her.

    After qualifying for the state meet in four events her freshman season, the sophomore phenom gave it her best in two events at this year’s meet, taking fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and 18th in the 100-meter dash.

    “I’m good,” she said. “I feel like I worked hard for it and the other girls were faster, but it is what it is. I’ll definitely push harder for next year.”

  • Clear Creek County’s big boy pants

    Nicole Byerley