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Today's News

  • Idaho Springs police welcome two new officers

    Two officers recently joined the ranks of the Idaho Springs Police Department.
    Justin Richardson and Troy Hartwell were hired to replace two officers who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Richardson and Hartwell were finalists from a pool of 26 applicants, according to Police Chief Dave Wohlers.
    The patrolmen will be paid $18.79 an hour. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police officers and sheriff’s patrol officers in Colorado made an average of $29.16 an hour in 2010.

  • Running through the lore of roadrunner history

    The greater roadrunner, which has been seen for the past few months at Dinosaur Ridge, has been an interesting visitor.
    Although they are regular residents in the southeast corner of Colorado, they seldom go north of that. They are essentially desert birds and are found all across the desert Southwest. That little corner of our state is the only place where they apparently have traditionally felt at home.

  • Volume overwhelms traffic-pacing effort on I-70

    The Colorado Department of Transportation’s traffic-pacing project hit a bump in the road with Jan. 29’s vehicle volume on Interstate 70.

  • When teamwork provides an edge

    For Gabrielle Talbot, growing up in Clear Creek County gave her the necessary ingredients to fulfill her dreams in college.
    Talbot, a 2011 Clear Creek High School graduate, is a freshman marketing major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she excels in her classes and competes in a little-known sport called synchronized figure skating.

  • Currents

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


    Feb. 8
    Clifford the Dog joins story time at the Georgetown Library at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 Read stories, make a craft and get your picture taken with Clifford.

    Feb. 10


  • Let’s get on the right side of history

    Same-sex marriage does not pose a threat to traditional marriage for one simple reason: Traditional marriage has been long dead. Its death came after a protracted assault by those one assumes would’ve been its most ardent defenders: heterosexual men.  
    Lament not its passing.
    Professor Stephanie Coontz of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families and author of “Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage,” traces its demise.

  • Vox

    Thanks for sports coverage
    Editor:
    As always, I can’t thank the Courant staff enough for the great support and coverage of CCHS sports.
    We hosted a silent auction/fund-raiser evening at the Hamill House on Saturday, Jan. 28. We had a great turnout and raised more than $4,000 for the CCHS ski team.
    Funding had been greatly reduced due to budget cuts the last few years, and coming up with the money to pay for transportation, equipment, fees, etc., has become a challenge.
    Trish Kintzele

  • Friday's sporting events postponed until Saturday

    Clear Creek's boys and girls basketball games at Sheridan for tonight have been postponed until Saturday. The Lady Golddiggers will play at 5:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow at approximately 7 p.m.
    The 3A Frontier League wrestling championships at Clear Creek are still scheduled for Saturday. Weigh-ins have been pushed back until 9 a.m., with wrestling scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. However, athletic director David Scheuessler said, due to the wintry weather, that a final decision on the tournament will be made by 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • Friday's sporting events postponed until Saturday

    Clear Creek's boys and girls basketball games at Sheridan for tonight have been postponed until Saturday. The Lady Golddiggers will play at 5:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow at approximately 7 p.m.
    The 3A Frontier League wrestling championships at Clear Creek are still scheduled for Saturday. Weigh-ins have been pushed back until 9 a.m., with wrestling scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. However, athletic director David Scheuessler said, due to the wintry weather, that a final decision on the tournament will be made by 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • CDOT puts brakes on I-70 pacing program

    The Colorado Department of Transportation's traffic pacing project hit a  bump in the road with last Sunday's vehicle volume on I-70.
    As a result, the pacing effort conducted by police vehicles, which officially began Dec. 10, will be canceled this Sunday as the program is re-evaluated.  
    CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman said pacing will likely resume on Feb. 12 or Feb. 26.