Today's News

  • Haunting events are planned for holiday

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    Area children have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating and to make older adults feel special at an event at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen.

    Kids can go trick-or-treating at the residents’ apartments from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

    It’s a great opportunity for kids to connect with older adults, according to Clorinda Heyl, Elk Run’s life enhancement director. The Elk Run residents have been talking about the event for weeks.

  • Commission candidates divided on health district

    The four candidates for Clear Creek County commissioner disagreed — along party lines — on whether the voters should approve a proposed health service district during an Oct. 6 forum at the United Center in Idaho Springs.

    However, they agreed on how to solve most of the issues facing the county, from housing to its economy.

  • Express lane improved summer travel times

    The eastbound express lane on I-70 from Empire through Idaho Springs was a benefit to travelers in its first summer, state officials report.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation said the toll lane’s added capacity led to a 38 percent improvement in travel times.

  • Clear Creek transfer station raises prices by more than 33%

    Prices to dispose of trash and other items at the county transfer station increased by more than a third starting Oct. 11 to help defer the station’s $145,000 budget deficit in 2015.

    In addition to increasing prices for county residents, the county is now charging more to customers who live outside Clear Creek.

    Furthermore, the county commissioners have already approved another round of increases in April 2017, boosting prices an additional 10 percent.

  • Longtime resident named public works director

    Longtime Clear Creek resident Karl Schell has been named the county’s new public works director, replacing Rod Hamilton, who recently resigned.

    “I am really excited to be in this position and to have a chance to serve my county in a bigger role,” Schell said in a written statement.

    Hamilton, who left to pursue other interests, was hired last year to replace former public works director Tim Allen, who held that position for 22 years.

  • Davies, CCHS girls reach state cross country meet

    Wes Davies placed ninth with a time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds and the Clear Creek girls team took fourth at the 2A Region 1 championships on Oct. 21 in Yuma.

    Both Davies and the CCHS girls qualified for the 2A cross country championships, which is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

  • Diggers sweep Lake County, Pinnacle

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courant

    Round-robin tournaments have a way of testing a team’s depth, athleticism and determination. For the Clear Creek varsity volleyball team, the challenges started before it took the court.

  • Golddiggers’ playoffs hopes rest in CHSAA’s RPI standings

    BAILEY — Noah Sarria pondered as he stood alone at the 47-yard line. The game — Clear Creek’s penultimate of the 2016 regular season — hadn’t ended the way he or the Golddiggers had hoped just 2 minutes earlier.

  • Huskies escape Diggers on late Schmidt TD run

    BAILEY — Otis Schmidt shared an embrace with his father, Mike, who also serves as Platte Canyon’s head football coach, after the game. Otis, the team’s senior quarterback, was thankful for the opportunity he had been given just moments earlier.

    Sure, Mike Schmidt calls the Huskies’ plays, but Otis Schmidt had to run it to perfection. He did just that.

  • Vox Pop

    Wood, Condon have qualifications to be excellent commissioners


    Residents of Clear Creek County: You have important choices to make for county commissioner and who will be responsible to our community. We have two candidates who are extremely qualified with management and fiscal experience. Please look at the record and background of Sean Wood and Cindy Condon.