Today's News

  • Sometimes, it’s OK to break stereotypes

    As I seriously approached seniorhood a few years ago, I began observing men a few years older than I to ascertain what type of geezer I might become. While I took note of fun-loving, energetic types that seemed to suck the marrow out of life despite their increasing infirmities and declining abilities, what I observed more and more were men who were bitter, fearful, grumpy and cantankerous. That was disquieting. Concerned there go I, I swore a personal oath: No matter what, I would not evolve into that sort of man.

  • Quick Hits

    LAX still looking for first win

    Clear Creek’s boys lacrosse team suffered losses to Lutheran, 15-7, and Eagle Valley, 11-1, last week. The Golddiggers (0-9, 0-6 in Class 4A Metro League) have a couple of more oppertunities to prevent from going winless this season. Clear Creek was scheduled to host Machebeuf on April 26, after press deadline, and squares off against Thomas Jefferson at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Clear Creek High School. Sophomore Ty Judge is the Golddiggers’ leading scorer this season with 13 goals.

  • Golddiggers seeking better defense

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    DENVER — Clear Creek baseball coach Shane Ball has been forced to display the patience of Job for the second straight season.

    “I told one of my assistants that I’m this close to snapping,” Ball said after the Golddiggers suffered a pair of lopsided losses to two of the Class 3A Frontier League’s better teams April 23 at Sheridan High School.

  • Time to be players in political drama

    Scientists have discovered that another consequence of climate change is that the Earth’s poles are migrating. The North Pole is slowly making its way toward London. I am imagining the queen hosting Santa for tea.

    Scientists say the evidence unequivocally demonstrates human behavior and climate change are the culprits. It has to do with water loss in certain regions due to warmer temperatures resulting in oceanic evaporation and to humans draining aquifers.

  • Multi-sport athlete signs with Regis University

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — Basketball or volleyball. For most of her prep career at Clear Creek High School, Rebecca Abrahamson went back and forth deciding which of the two sports she liked best and would play in college.

  • Sprague back in Empire mayor’s office

    Empire residents on April 5 elected former mayor Richard Sprague to that position again and approved a 2-cent sales tax increase to pay for a new police officer.

    Sprague was elected in last week’s non-contested municipal election to replace Wendy Koch. Koch, who was unavailable for comment, is now a member of the town’s board of trustees.

    Sprague previously served as a town trustee and as mayor, with his term ending in 2010. He’ll now begin another four-year term as mayor.

  • Carnival raises cash for causes in Springs

    A good old-fashioned carnival describes the scene at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs on Friday afternoon.

    Hundreds of children and their families turned out for the second annual event, which this year will help a family in the county with a child with cancer and the Clear Creek Children’s Choir.

  • Golddiggers allow season-high six goals in loss

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    SHERIDAN — As is often the case with young teams, you take the good with the not so good.

    It’s a lesson that was underscored to Clear Creek girls soccer coach Dan Winkler in a 6-3 loss to Sheridan on April 8.

  • A prime spot for steak to open in Idaho Springs

    The owners of Idaho Springs’ newest restaurant are working hard to get it ready to open May 1.

    Mtn Prime Steakhouse at 1600 Miner St. is still in a state of transition, with boxes being unloaded. The floors and painting were recently finished.

    Business partners Charles Holcomb and Chris Verikas opened Lucha Cantina five years ago in Georgetown and are hoping to bring their passion for steak and locally sourced food to Idaho Springs.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in time for favorite birds

    (Reprinted from April 8, 2009)