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Today's News

  • CCHS students bring history to life during National History Day event

    Not many people have heard of Augusta Ada King. King is considered the first computer programmer, and she did her work in the 1860s — yes, the 1860s.

    King was the subject of a website created by Clear Creek High School sophomore Ben Perkins, who took first place in the individual website category during the school’s National History Day competition.

  • Golddigger baseball playing the numbers game

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — Two developments have combined to work against the Clear Creek baseball program: Gilpin County High School’s decision to field a baseball team in 2015 and Clear Creek adding boys lacrosse as a varsity sport in 2013.

    For eight years prior to last season, the Golddiggers and Gilpin County formed a co-op team that worked well under the Clear Creek tag, but last year the Eagles started up their own program.

  • Clear Creek lacrosse young but ready to compete

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — The 2016 season will be a test for Clear Creek’s young boys lacrosse team.

    If they can prove themselves with nearly the whole team being underclassmen and a new head coach, the Golddiggers may prove to have a solid couple of years. 

  • Former school board president Monson appointed to county commission

    Former school board president Peter Monson was appointed March 9 by the governor to fill the late Tom Hayden’s county commission seat.

    “It was quite an honor, and I hope to do the job to the best of my abilities,” Monson said, adding that he doesn’t plan to run for the seat in November’s election.

    Hayden died unexpectedly Feb. 29; his term on the commission was to expire this year. Only unaffiliated residents of District 2 were eligible for the appointment.

  • Vox

    Sanders should be next president

    Editor:

    I am for Bernie Sanders because I believe he sincerely wants this country to work for every person in this country (every Who in Whoville). Like Horton the elephant in “Horton Hears a Who,” he is listening and understanding that unless this country works for us all, we need to spark the social revolution that can make this happen.

  • Firewall needed against Trump presidency

    I’ve always been intrigued by what moves people to do what they do. That includes the reasons they vote as they do.

    The big talking point today across the spectrum of news talk zeroes in on the idea of both Republicans and Democrats being angry. But as is anything else that passes for in-depth analysis on the cable networks, that idea is simply too simplistic.

    Yes, there is palpable anger among voters left to right. But there’s anger, and then there’s anger.

  • Turnout strong at county’s Super Tuesday caucuses

    Local party officials reported strong attendance at the March 1 caucuses.

    Republican vice chair Steve Schultz said turnout “exceeded expectations” and yielded several resolutions that will go to the March 15 county assembly. The party was not able to provide attendance numbers.

  • Job fair scheduled March 24 at Springs rec center

    Employee seekers and employment seekers are invited to participate in a countywide job fair on March 24.

    The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 at the Sampler Mill Rec Center in Idaho Springs.

    Co-sponsoring the event are the county’s resource center, the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, and Clear Creek and Gilpin counties.

    Rec district director Dane Matthew said he came up with the idea for the job fair when his organization started looking unsuccessfully for potential employees.

  • Commission recognizes Hayden for his dedication

    The Clear Creek County commissioners approved a resolution recognizing the commitment of County Commissioner Tom Hayden, who died unexpectedly Feb. 29, and had flags lowered to half-staff this week in his honor.

  • Springs gives KYGT deadline of March 2017 for vacating cabin

    KYGT-FM will need to move from the cabin on the east side of Idaho Springs by March 1, 2017, to make room for the expansion of Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park.

    The city council set a firm date at its Feb. 29 work session after station president Phyllis Adams pressed the council for a deadline.

    “What we’re looking for is some kind of a firm time, because we’re flapping in the breeze,” Adams said. “One day at a time is how (KYGT) is operating, and that’s not comfortable, and none of you would like it either.”