Today's News

  • Hop, skip and a jump: Elementary students spend a day in the field

    Each technique to get over the rope at the high jump station was wildly different.

    One boy ran and threw himself forward like Superman. A girl ran, jumped and dived over the rope headfirst. A boy not sure of his technique until the last second jumped like a frog with his legs kicking in different directions.

    While skill and abilities were wide-ranging Friday at the combined county elementary school field day at Golddigger Stadium in Idaho Springs, enthusiasm and excitement were shared by all.

  • All around, in every way

    By Alissa Noe

    In high school, student-athletes have some of the toughest schedules of any teenager around. But for Clear Creek High School’s Rachel Lucas, three sports never stopped her from excelling at the student end of the deal.

    Lucas, now a senior, has spent her entire high school career playing basketball and volleyball, and running track. She tried out soccer last year, too, but decided to drop it this year to focus more on track come springtime.

  • Crash site an important memorial for ‘Gold Plane’ family

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This final part focuses on the long-term impact of the crash, including the team’s “Second Season” and the victims’ families and friends’ continual visits to the crash site.

    Seventeen thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven days.

    Exactly 47 years.

  • Weather closes Clear Creek schools

    Clear Creek Schools are closed Monday due to hazardous road conditions and inclement weather. 

    "Students that have already been picked up by their bus will be transported to their school. Parents will need to pick students up at their school," the district said in a statement. "We apologize for the late notice."



  • Officer position being considered to staff recreation areas

    The county is considering hiring a law enforcement officer to help enforce laws in its recreational areas.

    While there is no money identified to fund the position, county officials think the new job — potentially to be called a recreational officer — would likely pay for itself through tickets.

    Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said the officer’s day-to-day activities would likely generate enough money to offset the salary of $65,000 plus benefits.

  • County wants school district to split snow plowing costs at King-Murphy

    Clear Creek commissioners want the school district to split the cost of plowing at King-Murphy Elementary School.

    “My recommendation to the board is that while we would certainly like to continue the partnership and the cooperation with the district, there are extreme budget challenges that we are facing and continue to face,” County Manager Keith Montag said. “It would be nice if the district would compensate back to the county some amount. I just suggested splitting it in half so the district would contribute $3,500 to the county.”

  • Prospector bus may be free

    The county is considering offering free rides on the Prospector bus to see if ridership will significantly increase.

    “It might be worth considering — at least as an experiment,” said County Attorney Bob Loeffler during the Sept. 26 county commissioners meeting.

    It normally costs $2 to travel between Georgetown and Idaho Springs and $1 to travel within a town. Seniors and youths pay half the standard fare. The bus also offers discounted ticket books to passengers, cutting the between-town price in half.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Sept. 18-24

    • Tuesday, Sept. 19 — Clear Creek Fire responded to a smoke investigation call at mile marker 228 of westbound Interstate 70. The cause of the smoke was determined to be the Georgetown Loop Railroad. There were seven other calls for smoke investigation in this area throughout the week; all of them were determined to be the Georgetown Loop Railroad).

    • Tuesday, Sept. 19 — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that there was a person with a gun along County Road 257, but it was later determined to be a medical situation.

  • CCHS boys, girls cross country teams headed to state

    After a tumultuous season during which the Clear Creek High School cross country teams battled injuries and illnesses, both the boys and girls teams qualified for state on Thursday after placing well at regionals in Lyons.

  • Our survival comes from tribal instincts

    Before the Oct. 1 Oakland Raiders game, a wondrous unfolding took place at Mile High Stadium: A show of unity within Bronco Nation that had been buffeted by the White House madman’s lunatic ravings. How would they/we handle the singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” given it was the first home game since POTUS’s flag-wrapping assault on the First Amendment?