Today's News

  • Spring sports previews: Baseball, girls tennis, girls lacrosse

    Head coach: Terry Hensley
    Assistant coaches: Dale Hutchings, Matt Erholtz, Devin Black
    Classification: 4A, Jeffco
    2010 record: 13-7
    Top players: Ethan Murphy, Sr., C; Cody Jess, Jr., OF; Jack Daly, Sr., P/SS
    Season opener: March 18, vs. Castle View, Coors Field, noon 

  • A long-ago melody traces tough times, tougher people

    Editor's note: As our country fights its way out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the Clear Creek Courant is remembering those who fought for their very survival through the days following Black Tuesday into the winds of the Dust Bowl and onto the beaches of the Second World War.

    Longtime Empire resident Duane Lewis was 8 when he was given a trumpet and began learning to play music.
    He was 15 years old in 1929 when the stock market crashed, pitching the United States into the dark years of the Great Depression.

  • American dream broken by economic crisis

    “How could that moron over there really be God?”
    — Shams-u-din Muhammad Hafiz (1320-1389)

    I like him right away. Deepak is waiting for us, leaning against the back of his SUV, dressed in sweat pants and shirt with a long scarf knotted around his neck, legs crossed at the ankle like the Hindu god of love.
    “Namaste. Finally we meet,” he greets me with warmth as my husband introduces us.

  • Construction at RMAE provides multipurpose room, more classrooms

    The cast of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s middle school musical, “The Pirates of Penzance,” has been able to practice in the school’s new multipurpose room.

    The spacious room is part of a lower level that was added to the easternmost building of the school at 2959 Royale Elk Way.

    The multipurpose room is used, for example, as a cafeteria, for school assemblies, for physical education classes and as a place for students to have recess when the weather is poor. And it also makes a good rehearsal room.

  • Denver parks chief in running for Evergreen rec district job

    An Evergreen man who currently heads the Denver Park and Recreation Department is a leading candidate for the job of executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Scott Robson has been manager of parks and recreation for Denver since January and was deputy manager since 2007. He is the only one of at least six candidates the board has interviewed in closed meetings to be introduced to the public at large.

  • Trail maintenance also good for the soul

    In addition to maintaining trails in the Clear Creek District of the Arapaho National Forest in the Upper Bear Creek Basin, I enjoyed working on the trails up Grays and Torreys Peaks.

  • ‘Pirates’ tread the boards at Rocky Mountain Academy

    The co-directors of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s annual middle school musical decided they wanted a challenge this year.
    Rather than the typical musical production, they went for, as co-director Rachel Smith put it, a “crazy, haphazard, roller-coaster ride” that is more than a musical: Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance.”

  • Understanding Obamacare: Town hall meeting outlines basics of complex 2010 law

    Passage of President Obama’s 1,000-page health care legislation in Congress in 2010 was a historic event. The next hurdle is explaining it to the American people, who are understandably somewhat confused about exactly what the law means.

    About 75 people showed up March 1 to “Get the Facts on the Health Care Law,” at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building on Bergen Parkway.

  • Four focus groups eye pluses, minuses of park district

    Focus groups totaling 100 people met on four occasions March 2 and 3 to share their opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The district is seeking information as part of creating a 10-year master plan, a process that began earlier this year.

    The EPRD is largely known for its two rec centers, a wealth of exercise classes, the Lake House, summer paddleboating and winter skating. Properties include the Marshdale synthetic-turf fields, Stagecoach Park and Buchanan Park, site of the veterans commemorative walk.

  • Firefighters extricate woman pinned in vehicle

    Using the Jaws of Life, Evergreen firefighters rescued a woman after she was pinned upside-down for 35 minutes inside her 1989 Toyota Tacoma pickup after it rolled over on Highway 103 near Windom Road on Feb. 22.

    Miraculously, the woman emerged from the ordeal with only minor injuries and no broken bones or internal bleeding. She was taken to St. Anthony Central and released the same day after being treated for glass in her eye.