Today's News

  • Today’s politics really about emotion

    Let’s begin by positing two premises. First, America is No. 1 on the global stage. America is a superpower militarily and economically, and remains solidly the petri dish of innovation. America also remains the aspiration of freedom-seeking people and model for other nations desiring to build their own free states.

  • Spring beauties signal season’s awakening

    (Reprinted from May 19, 2010)

    It is a lovely May morning. A half-inch of sugar snow covers the rapidly greening world like frosting on a cake. The sky is blue, the sun is out and the snow is already melting.

    Branches, twigs and leaves are dripping diamonds. It is a glorious sight to behold, refreshing to smell the damp earth and exhilarating to hear the spring medley of migrating birds at the feeder and the burbling music of Little Cub Creek in the valley below.

  • Quick playoff exit for Golddiggers

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    BROOMFIELD — Rather than dwell on a pair of season-ending blowout losses — capped by a 10-0 struggle against Cornerstone Christian Academy in the first round of the Class 2A girls soccer state tournament May 10 — a young Clear Creek team and its first-year coach Dan Winkler chose to accentuate the positive.

  • Quick Hits

    Golddiggers grab some wins

    Clear Creek’s baseball finished up the regular season winning two of four Class 3A Frontier League games to finish seventh in the conference standings. The Golddiggers (4-9 record, 4-6 in league) edged Arrupe Jesuit 8-7 on May 4 and handed Bruce Randolph an 11-7 loss May 5 for the first back-to-back wins all season for Clear Creek. Middle Park and rival Platte Canyon defeated Clear Creek on May 6 and 9 before the start of the 2A district tournament May 10, after press deadline.

  • Playoff bound Golddiggers

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — The final score was about the last thing on Dan Winkler’s mind as Clear Creek’s girls soccer team took the pitch for its regular-season home finale against The Academy on May 5.

  • Trump’s vision a contrast to American values

    In his statements, Donald Trump frequently speaks of “beautiful people” while standing in the midst of them. He likes to talk about the great buildings he’s constructed and unfailingly points to his financial successes. His announcement last summer declaring his candidacy took place in the Trump Tower lobby amidst beautiful people, as did his last couple primary victory rallies.

  • Quick Hits

    Postponed, again

    Clear Creek’s baseball team had all four games postponed last week because of weather and field conditions. The Golddiggers (2-6 record) have had 10 games either postponed or canceled this season. Clear Creek did pick up a victory without taking the field. Jefferson canceled the remainder of its season so the Golddiggers picked up a victory by forfeit last week. Clear Creek will attempt to play five games in five days from Tuesday, May 3, to Saturday, May 7, to finish out the regular season.

  • Golddiggers clearing a path to state tourney

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courant

    DENVER — Adverse weather conditions are no match for Clear Creek’s girls soccer team.

    Fending off temperatures in the low 30s, along with a pelting rain/snow mix April 30 at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver, the Golddiggers dominated the Grizzlies with a 9-1 victory.

    The win came on the heels of an 8-1 home win April 27 against Lake County for Clear Creek (6-7 record).

  • The Courant might arrive late this week

    Because of mechanical issues at the printing press, your copy of the Courant might arrive a day late this week.

  • 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.