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Today's News

  • The stuff stories are made of

    Everything comes with a story.

    Take, for instance, the bear. The bear was killed by the husband of a lady who once worked for the FBI. Its skull is fake; the actual head bone was taken to the Smithsonian Institution because of its unusual size.

    Or, take the lamp filled with shotgun shells — instead of seashells — or the noble profile of the jackalope staring out from the wall.

    All the items for sale in David Gladstone’s recently opened shop, the Everything and Anything Consignment Store, have a story — including the store itself.

  • ‘Shovel ready’ takes on new meaning in CCC

    In addition to the shovel-ready projects submitted for funding under President Obama’s stimulus package the Courant reported on last week, a number of others escaped notice.

    In Georgetown, with the lake-front development gone with the wind, a plan to construct a pier is taking shape.

    “That ship sitting in Georgetown’s LoDo has a purpose,” said one insider.

    “Her name is QE III, lineage of the legendary QE’s, and will be re-commissioned as a gambling riverboat, ala those on the Mississippi River.

  • Vox Pop

    Cold-hearted thief

    stole pet-rescue donations

    Editor:

    There is a cold-hearted thief amongst us. Sometime late Sunday night, March 22, or early Monday morning, March 23, someone stole the donation box from the rescue pets of Hope For Animals from Tommyknocker Brewery. This donation box has been on the front counter of the Tommyknocker for years.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in time for favorite birds

    The ice went out of Evergreen Lake faster this year than I have ever seen before. One day it was honeycombed, with a few openings along the north and west shore, and the next day it was all open. The long spell of warm weather had weakened the ice, and a windy morning set up water movement, and the ice began to break up fast. By midafternoon the lake was free of ice from shore to shore. It was good to see the open water and a chop on the lake, even though the wind was bitter cold. I stopped by again the next day, and once more the cold wind sent me scurrying home to sit by a fire.

  • Wise stewardship and the social contract

    Government depends upon a steady flow of revenue from a reliable tax base. Good government seeks to support, sustain and enhance that base through appropriate planning and regulation. To that end, government depends upon a good relationship with those it serves.

  • Kum & Go purchases Springs property

    Kum & Go Inc. closed on a deal with local property owners last Thursday to purchase the lot at 13th Avenue and Miner Street to build a convenience store/gas station, with construction tentatively set to begin in September.

    Kum & Go will enter into a long-term lease on a second lot that will complete the footprint for the future store location. The second lot, formerly the site of a grocery store, is owned by a group of investors.

  • Hard Rock performer digs ‘small-town vibe’

    “Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.”

    — Paul McCartney

    For singer-songwriter Megan Slankard, inspiration is “a tricky little devil.”

  • The flow of snow keeps going

    These spring-breakers from Sidney, Neb., get in a nap to help them adjust to the altitude while snow falls at Loveland Ski Area. Last week’s storm brought 7 inches of powder, and another weather system was moving into the area late Tuesday.

  • Women civilized Western frontier

    Most of the names associated with the early mining days in Clear Creek County are those of men: George Jackson and David and George Griffith, among others. It is often forgotten, however, that women also played an important role in the early days of mining and settlement. Few women were drawn to Colorado’s harsh frontier. The trip alone, often six to nine weeks when traveling from Kansas or Oklahoma, was difficult. To those who did venture forth, we owe a debt of gratitude.

  • Birds celebrate spring; plants lag behind

    Tuesday, March 17, was St. Patrick’s Day, of course, but it was also the first day of spring in Evergreen. The day started with a meadowlark on the lawn at Evergreen Lake, reported very early by Deb Calahan and not seen after by any others. It probably had continued on northward.