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Today's News

  • Clock ticking on ice-melt contest


    The end is near for the fifth annual Mountain Foot Hills Rotary club’s Ice Melt Contest, and some fortunate ticket holder will walk away with the first place prize of $1,000.
    Other prizes include $500, $250 and $125 for second, third and fourth place. The official ticket sales deadline is March 17, but the end could come sooner if Mother Nature floats the barrel on Evergreen Lake.   That has occurred in past years as early as March 5 and as late as April 12. The trick is to guess when it will happen this year.

  • Police seek suspect in alleged sex assault at church

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is seeking help in finding a man suspected of entering Evergreen Lutheran Church at 5980 Highway 73 and sexually assaulting a female worker on March 7. The man entered the church about 10 a.m. and told a female employee that he lived nearby but was walking and needed a place to get warm.

    The man went farther into the church, and the employee lost sight of him. About 11 a.m., she noticed he was still in the church. Then she returned to her work and lost sight of him again.

  • Torturers must face punishment

    George W. Bush creeps back into the news occasionally. Recently it was because he chose to cancel a speaking engagement in Switzerland rather than face a Swiss legal obligation to investigate if a torturer is on their soil. Bush has incomprehensibly managed to avoid an inquiry at home as the current administration continues to ignore U.S. law by not prosecuting him. The consequences of giving immunity to torturers are real, with cascading repercussions. When torture is ignored, it continues.

  • Session has a long way to go

    Saturday will mark the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day session. As expected, budget issues have dominated the first half of the session. Beyond that, the tenor of the session has been decidedly contradictory.

  • Evergreen skiers earn their shot

    Zach Strande wasn’t supposed to be here. The Evergreen sophomore was on the outside looking in as one of 10 alternates for the 2011 Freestyle Junior Olympics in Steamboat Springs.

    The United State Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) only takes the top 60 skiers in moguls for the week-long event, which kicks off competition on March 9 and runs through the 13. Strande, however, was 64th in the standings. But one by one participants started to drop out and the next thing the 15-year-old knew was that not only was he going to Steamboat Springs, but he was competing.

  • Songs of spring heard in the hills

    Reprinted from March 15, 2006

     

    March came in like a lamb, but it was a very frisky one. The day was warm, blue and spring-like, but that little lamb kicked up its heels, creating a considerable amount of wind. Since then, March has been as fickle as usual, with warm near-70-degree days spiced with spring snow and typical wind.

  • Eighth-grader McCarty dusting off ring rust

    DENVER — There’s no flashy ring jacket. Just a red mouthpiece, a little shadow boxing on the side and a picture of concentration. That’s Garrett McCarty.

    A 13-year-old Evergreen Middle School seventh-grader, McCarty hasn’t always emphasized those characteristics. He boxed for two years, in the fourth and fifth grade, before he just stopped for a variety of reasons. He, as Clear Creek boxing coach Beau Campbell said, forgot just how close the boxing community truly is.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Man receives severe ask-whipping

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

    BASEBALL
    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    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.