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Today's News

  • Stanfield, boyfriend charged in infant’s death

    The Clear Creek district attorney is charging Idaho Springs resident Haley Stanfield and former resident Joshua Olsen in connection with the death of Stanfield’s 1-year-old son, Logan Borchik.

    The child died at a hospital last May after being taken off life support, days after a 911 call was made from Stanfield’s home reporting a child choking.

  • Dalvit asks Jeffco planner to identify areas for affordable housing

    Places where apartments, condos or homes can be built that residents could afford to rent or buy should be listed on any future advisory zoning documents, according to Evergreen resident Dean Dalvit.

    Dalvit was one of 20 or so residents who braved a snowstorm to hear Jefferson County planner Russ Clark's presentation last Thursday on the current North Evergreen Activity Plan and the Marshdale Activity Plan. The zoning maps are used to evaluate rezoning cases — when a landowner wants to change what's allowed on his or her property, Clark said.

  • Flatirons Community Church celebrating one-year anniversary at Genesee location

    As Flatirons Community Church West Campus celebrates its one-year anniversary in Genesee, leaders say up to 1,600 members attend two separate services on any given Sunday.

    That's close to 25 percent growth in the last year — attributable both to the church's "real and relevant" modern sermons, as well as to the church's rapid growth at its original location in Lafayette, said Pastor Jesse DeYoung.

  • Déjà vu strikes as Diggers’ season ends

    It was a sense of déjà vu for Clear Creek. Just like the last time the Golddiggers played at Lyons earlier in the season, the host Lions got out to an early lead before CCHS rallied in the third quarter only for the wheels to fall off completely in the fourth quarter. This time, it ended Clear Creek’s season.

    Clear Creek was defeated by Lyons, 72-43, on Feb. 24 in the quarterfinals of the 2A District 7 tournament.

  • American dippers are the area’s most unusual songbirds

    When walking in the parking lot in downtown Evergreen on a snowy winter day, you may hear a bubbling bird song. It you are so fortunate, sit quietly along the bank of Bear Creek and listen.

    You are not hearing some unfortunate canary that someone has left out in the cold, but you are hearing one of our most unusual songbirds, the American dipper.

  • Lady Golddiggers can’t hold off Highland

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    GREELEY — It’s no wonder Anna Schwecke and Kaela Kalabany have a secret language on the basketball court after having thrown the ball around together for nearly a decade. The two Clear Creek seniors dominated the court, but it, unfortunately, was to no avail after the Lady Golddiggers lost to top-seeded Highland, 60-53, at Greeley Central High School in the 2A District 7 tournament finals on Feb. 20.

  • A FEARLESS ADVENTURER

    Taylor Hutchen isn’t like most other 8-year-olds, per se. Sure, like other kids her age, she is more gums than teeth when she smiles, and she’d rather play outside than do homework. But unlike many her age, Taylor is a serendipitous blend of fearless adventurer, who is thoughtful beyond her years, with a full-blown addiction to skiing that transcends the negative effects of being cold or exhausted after a long day of carving fresh powder.

  • Up-to-the-minute info for I-70 motorists

    In the future, drivers in the Interstate 70 mountain corridor could get verbal warnings broadcast to their cars about highway accidents.

    Or they might be told about black ice up ahead. Those warnings would be a major piece of a $10 million federal “connected vehicle project” that state officials want to implement by 2020.

  • Erickson named veterans service officer

    Two new faces are now at the ready to serve veterans in Clear Creek County. 

    Troy Erickson is the new full-time Clear Creek County veterans service officer. He’ll help veterans with any issues they may have, including mental health issues, according to a county news release.

    The previous veterans service officer, Rick Winfrey, worked part time and helped veterans get government benefits. The job was expanded to a full-time position, with the additional duties, after Winfrey's contract ended.

  • Cyclists fear toll lane will curtail access to I-70 stretch

    “A fair number” of bicyclists use a short stretch of Interstate 70 to ride from Fall River Road to Idaho Springs, according to Michael Raber, a resident bicycle advocate.

    Now that a toll lane is being built on that eastbound stretch of highway, some riders are concerned about how they might be able to get through in the future. Raber said he does not know the specific number of cyclists currently using the highway. The $72 million toll-lane project is expected to operate on weekends year-round. It’s expected to open this fall.