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Today's News

  • CCHS can’t capitalize on early lead, height

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    DENVER — The luxury of having a pair of 6-footers at her disposal is a thing of the past for Clear Creek volleyball coach Karin Thomsen. For two years, she had the tandem of Anna Schwecke and Becca Abrahamson, followed last season by Becca and Lillie Abrahamson.

  • Catching the eye of the opposition

    The Clear Creek Golddiggers tried to implement tight end Adam Klemstein into the offensive attack in 2015. 

    The ball was thrown in his general direction a few times. Catching it, however, was the problem.

    It was the case of butterfingers, as head coach Brian Inman noted. Klemstein, for his efforts, had just one catch. That changed in 2016.

  • Bond reduced for suspect in April slaying

    Over objections from a deputy district attorney, a judge on Friday reduced the bond amount for the suspect in last April’s slaying of 44-year-old Eric Spencer of Idaho Springs.

    Chief District Judge Mark Thompson reduced bond from $250,000 to $100,000 for Colton Davison, 22, who is facing a second-degree murder charge in the slaying at the Aspen Leaf Apartments on April 10.

    Davison has since been released on bond and is living with family in Clear Creek County while subject to numerous bail conditions.

  • Wood rats are interesting animals, though unwanted tenants

    (Reprinted from Sept. 17, 2008)

    A friend who volunteers at the Evergreen Nature Center stopped by last week to show us photographs of a wood rat taken by a couple who live on Upper Bear Creek. These folks had seen and heard some little critter in their house and wanted to be sure to live trap it and remove it before they left on a vacation.

  • ColoradoCare has more pros than cons

    When soliciting signatures for ColoradoCare, now Amendment 69, I would remind people that signing the petition did not require them to support it if on the ballot. My goal was to move a health care plan to the public forum to debate its pros and cons.

  • Wood rats are interesting animals, though unwanted tenants

    (Reprinted from Sept. 17, 2008)

    A friend who volunteers at the Evergreen Nature Center stopped by last week to show us photographs of a wood rat taken by a couple who live on Upper Bear Creek. These folks had seen and heard some little critter in their house and wanted to be sure to live trap it and remove it before they left on a vacation.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Golddiggers improve to 3-0 with rout of Byers
    BYERS — Junior quarterback Ty Judge completed 11 of 16 passes for 261 yards and a pair of touchdowns — both to fellow junior Noah Sarria — and Isaiah Mercer rushed for three scores as Clear Creek improved to 3-0 with a 48-8 road win at Byers on Sept. 16.

  • O’Brien climbs to the top

    Literally, the Golddigger Invitational may be the highest point of the season for Clear Creek junior Samantha O’Brien. No, really it is. 

    The course at Clear Creek High School, with its steep hills, is just one continuous climb after another.

    So, yes, the season will be downhill — of sort — from here on out.

    “It gets kind of easier,” O’Brien said.

  • ‘She’s just like one of the rest’

    Jillian Lupinacci’s fascination with football started in front of a television set. Her dad, Joe, was watching a New York Jets game when it caught Jillian’s attention.

    “I just really enjoyed watching them play. I really wanted to do that,” she said.

    Her interest, however, wasn’t solely piqued just because football is one of the few sports that girls don’t generally participate in. No, there was a genuine passion for the game.

  • Watershed Festival proves educational — and fun

    Listen to music. Fish in the stream. Roll in a giant Zorb ball. Pan for gold. Climb a rock wall. Play with the snow. What can’t one do in or around Clear Creek?