Today's News

  • Emergency preparedness class slated Saturday

    Can you say, "survival"?

    You can learn the best tips for how to survive "off the grid" during an emergency at the "Be Ready Home Preparedness" class on Saturday at the Clear Creek Fire Authority station in Dumont.

    Attendees can learn how to deal with power outages, food shortages and communication during wildfires, floods and other emergencies, said Jane Thomas, deputy director of the county Office of Emergency Management.

  • O’Brien, Lady Golddiggers fend off feisty Kipp Denver

    DENVER — A tough defenseman is assessed by how aggressively they cover their man, how closely they walk the line between rough play and personal foul. Clear Creek sophomore Samantha O’Brien — the team’s leading scorer — can attest to that fact after she and her fellow Lady Golddiggers defeated host Kipp Denver 2-1 on April 9.

  • Close calls still not adding up to wins for CCHS

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    “Moral victories’’ are acceptable up to a point. But the winless Clear Creek boys lacrosse team has had it up to here with them.

    The Golddiggers fell to 0-6 with their third one-goal loss in four games, the latest an 8-7 non-league setback to visiting Vail Mountain on April 11. Previously, Clear Creek had come oh-so-close in double overtime to John F. Kennedy and overtime to Englewood.

  • Republicans shouldn’t stymie Iran deal

    It’s been fascinating, horrifically so, to watch events in the Middle East unfold. Comprehending the complexities of quantum physics seems child’s play compared with grasping the region’s dynamics.

    Religious strife, the Islamic version of Europe’s 16th-century Protestants-versus- Catholics wars, ethnic and racial hatreds, and economic dislocations and disparities ranging from oil-rich sheiks to abject poverty combine to present the observer an overwhelming but interwoven scene.

  • Pasque flowers, hummingbirds indicate spring has arrived

    Spring in here! No matter how much more snow may still fall, spring is here. My friend and neighbor, Karel Buckley, called me on Monday evening, April 6, too late to make last week’s column, to tell me she had seen her first pasque flower in bloom on Sunday, April 5, and had heard her first hummingbird on the next day, Monday, April 6. These are the two species that people ask about and look for to establish the arrival of spring.

  • Idaho Springs announces retirement of police chief

    Just five days after he was placed on paid leave, it was announced that Idaho Springs Police Chief Dave Wohlers will retire from the department.

  • Bell recalled as ‘committed’ to community

    With a passion for Idaho Springs and its history as rich as the gold that led to its founding, Marjorie “Chee Chee” Bell demonstrated the priceless value of volunteering and preservation.

    The longtime Idaho Springs resident died at age 83 of natural causes on March 29. A memorial service, which drew more than 200 people, was held in the gymnasium at the former high school in Idaho Springs on April 3.

  • Virtual meeting slated Monday on sport shooting

    Clear Creek County residents will have a chance to comment on sport shooting and where it should be practiced at a virtual meeting on Monday.

    The government-based Sport Shooting Partnership will hold the virtual meeting streamed live from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Boulder County website — http://www.bouldercounty.org/gov/meetings/pages/hearings.aspx.

  • 3A/2A all-conference boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling

    The following are the all-conference teams for the 3A/2A Frontier League in boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling for the 2014-15 season:


    Josh Brown, Pinnacle; Sam Allen, Pinnacle; Seth Rodriguez, Bennett; Karl Giessleman, Bennett; Brandon Gonzales, Sheridan; Daniel Martinez, Sheridan; Devan Caswell, The Academy; Maximo Medina, DSST; Mike Robinson, Bruce Randolph; Kenny Michel, Platte Canyon

  • CCHS track & field off and running

    Noah Sarria is going to be pretty good. That’s what Clear Creek track and field coach Brian Inman thinks and for good reason.

    The freshman just may qualify for the 2A state meet this season in the 100 meters considering he’s already running 11.6 in practice, which is 0.3 of a second faster than he was timed at as an eighth-grader. Those times are just as fast as what Tevin Lucas, the school’s last state qualifier in the 100, was posting in 2013.