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Today's News

  • Girls hoops falls to the Thunder

    LAKEWOOD — Early into the season, the Clear Creek girls’ basketball team is having a rough go in trying to find its rhythm on the court.
    After splitting the first two games between a narrow loss to Kent Denver and a blowout victory over Lyons, the Golddiggers struggled to get the job done against Denver Christian on Dec. 5 as they fell, 43-39.

  • CCHS boys defeat Denver Christian in thriller

    LAKEWOOD — The Clear Creek boys basketball team knows how to finish in an exciting fashion.
    On Dec. 5 at Denver Christian, the Golddiggers faced their fair share of adversity from start to finish before stealing away with a win, 56-52. But they gave the Thunder plenty of opportunities to take over as the two teams saw four lead changes — including a point when the Thunder took back over, briefly, at the start of the fourth quarter.

  • Golddigger poms takes fourth place at state

    DENVER — Following the 2A state spirit competition at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, smiles and excitement were abundant among the Clear Creek poms.
    “I felt great,” junior Issi Spialek said. “I felt like we gave it our all. I felt like we really came out there, and we did our best. Everything was perfectly straight, and I think we did what we could do.”

  • The new scarlet letter

    In his classic novel “The Scarlet Letter,” Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays a heroic woman in Hester Prynne, who is forced to bear a mark of shame by wearing a red A, meaning Adulteress, on her bosom. Hester, though, refuses to accept that judgment, not by refusing to wear it but by wearing it nobly. She embroiders it with gold thread and walks with her head high despite being ostracized by the tongue-wagging, judging Puritan society.

  • Let’s make Idaho Springs more like Mayberry

    Alisha Hill

  • The new scarlet letter

    In his classic novel “The Scarlet Letter,” Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays a heroic woman in Hester Prynne, who is forced to bear a mark of shame by wearing a red A, meaning Adulteress, on her bosom. Hester, though, refuses to accept that judgment, not by refusing to wear it but by wearing it nobly. She embroiders it with gold thread and walks with her head high despite being ostracized by the tongue-wagging, judging Puritan society.

  • One dead, another injured after semi-tractor trailer crash near Empire Junction

    One person is dead and another injured after a semi-tractor trailer accident Tuesday on I-70 near mile marker 232 near Empire Junction, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    The truck was traveling west when it crossed the median and traveled into the eastbound lanes and hit the pillar of an overpass at about 10:30 a.m. No other parties were involved in the accident but two other vehicles received minor damage from debris, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

  • Eastbound I-70 closed due to multiple car crash

    CDOT has closed eastbound I-70 due to multiple vehicle accidents on Saturday morning near mile marker 244. Drivers are advised to take an alternate route to U.S. 6 along Clear Creek Canyon.

  • The problem with ‘news porn’

    “The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.”
     — Hannah Arendt, 20th-century German historian and philosopher

  • Rescuing civics through volunteering

    My last column detailed and bemoaned the planned demise of basic citizenship education. The removal of civics as a requirement for our national definition of basic schooling and education does not bode well for any substantial hope for an informed voter.
    In concluding my last column, I tried to sound a cautionary alarm, but the alarm was not accompanied by any suggestions for redress. This has bothered me tremendously. The challenge then becomes what can be done to start a reversal of this downward spiral, this lack of understanding of the basic tenets of citizenship?