Today's News

  • Father’s Day takes on a different meaning

    Father’s Day has come and gone, but for 41 years it has never been the same.
    You see, since March 13, 1976, Father’s Day has taken on a completely different meaning for yours truly.  That was the day, as a 4-year-old boy, I was told that my father was no longer among the living. Tommy Hicks had passed away.

  • Electrical issues cited in Bailey house fire

        Electrical issues in an unfinished basement are believed to have contributed to a fire that severely damaged a home on Timber Top Lane in Bailey on Thursday morning.
        According to Platte Canyon Fire Captain Ben Dunning, the house fire was reported at 3:42 a.m. Thursday after one of the homeowners awoke to the smell of smoke.

  • Truck starts string of brush fires along U.S. 285

    A truck is believed to have started several spot fires along the U.S. 285 corridor in Conifer and Bailey earlier this week.
        According to Platte Canyon Fire Captain Ben Dunning, the Platte Canyon fire department responded to three grass fires on Tuesday along southbound U.S. 285 between mile markers 225 and 223.

  • Jennifer Barbour displays definition of a true winner at Bailey Hundo

    By Christie Greene

     For  the Courier

    BAILEY — In the summer of 2015, Jennifer Barbour stepped up to the stage where an announcer stood, microphone in hand,  reading names of the event’s champion, category by category.  

  • From Australia to Colorado: Howlett making the most out of rodeo

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    Jamie Howlett sat by himself under the press box Sunday afternoon, removing his gear following a third attempt in the bareback competition. Sweat was still dripping down his face, his hand wrapped tight after his horse fell on him in his first attempt. With all of the distractions around, Howlett had one thing on his mind.

  • Hibler born to dominate

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    As Zach Hibler mounted his horse for the bareback competition on Sunday afternoon at the Evergreen Rodeo, he had one thing on his mind: dominate.

    “The lord made us to dominate,” explained Hibler. “That’s the one thing I think about before that gate swings open. All we can do is just do our best and give all the glory to him.”

  • Evergreen Rodeo continues legacy

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    Evergreen Rodeo president Dave Marshall stood near the press box on Sunday afternoon with a big smile on his face. Marshall’s daughter had just been named queen for the 2018 Evergreen Rodeo, but another reason to smile was the huge crowd turnout both days.

  • Get ready to roll with mountain biking

    Christie Greene

  • Epic Estate Treasures plans grand opening

    Epic Estate Treasures will host its grand opening this Friday after only a month to get ready for the public, and owner Alyssa Vigmostad is living her dream.
    The Breckenridge resident is opening an eclectic store filled with one-of-a kind art pieces and conignment items such as furniture and dishes, all designed to be appealing to those looking for something a little different to decorate their homes and businesses.

  • Our Readers Write

    Memories rush back for veteran after honor flight

    As I watched the Memorial Day Concert every year, this one — May 28, 2017  — had more of an emotional effect than ever before. I had more memories of my tours in Korea and Vietnam as a young Marine now that I’m an older retired U.S. Marine.