Today's News

  • Sheriff may again take over administration of animal shelter

    The sheriff's department may take over responsibility again for Charlie's Place,the Clear Creek/Gilpin Animal Shelter, as well as animal control services.

  • Colle, Kocol place 2nd at Frontier League meet

    BENNETT — Chris Colle, at 138 pounds, and Nate Kocol, at 160, placed second at the 3A Frontier League wrestling championships on Feb. 7 at Bennett High School.

    The Golddiggers’ Bryce Trujillo (182 pounds) was third, while Daniel Matthew (106), Matt McNeil (145), A.J. Parrish (170) and Reed Arneson (195) were fourth. Clear Creek finished sixth with 57 points. Sheridan won the team title with 125.5 points.

  • Inconsistencies continue for Diggers

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS — The inconsistencies of an inexperienced basketball team were evident again last week for the Clear Creek boys.

  • Schwecke, tenacious defense lift Diggers

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS — It won’t show up in the scorebook and it won’t stand out like Anna Schwecke’s career-high 43 points, but credit assistant coach John Onago with a big assist in Clear Creek’s come-from-behind victory at The Pinnacle on Feb. 6.

  • 300 participate in Rideshare Day

    At least 300 people picked up wristbands to get discounts at the first-ever Mountain Rideshare Day on Saturday.

    In addition, at least 130,000 people heard about the promotion on social media sites, according to Amy Ford, a spokeswoman for the state Transportation Department. CDOT officials sponsored the carpool day at the "dinosaur" park-and-ride lots in Morrison on both sides of Interstate 70. They tout carpools a way to ease weekend traffic congestion on Interstate 70.

  • Vox

    Thanks for help with Mardi Gras fund-raiser


    On behalf of the board of directors of the Mill Creek Valley Historical Society, we wish to thank everyone who participated in our Mardi Gras fund-raiser.

  • Two boards and their choice of leaders

    Having followed the unfolding saga taking place within the fire district, I can say this with certainty: I’m glad I’m not on the Fire Authority board. Talk about occupying a hot seat in the midst of a raging wildfire.

    Having said that, I want to thank the board for dealing with the contentious issue about Fire Chief Kelly Babeon’s status in a transparent, professional manner.

  • Students get a taste for science at fair

    It was a brilliant, if messy, fusion of theory and creativity at the Georgetown Community School science fair on Feb. 3.

    Two dozen students displayed and discussed their projects in the school’s cafeteria as students and judges walked among the tables in what could be called scientific pandemonium.

    Lorray Singmaster, third-grade teacher and science fair organizer, said her top goal was for the students to have fun.

  • Georgetown considering 1 percent boost in sales tax

    The Georgetown Board of Selectmen is considering asking voters for a 1 percent increase in the sales tax in the April 6 election.

    If approved, the increase would put the town’s sales tax at 4 percent and would raise an additional $180,000 annually. Including state and county sales tax, the total rate for the town would become 7.9 percent.

    The town board wants to use the additional revenue for roadwork, drainage, streetlights, potholes and sidewalks.

  • King-Murphy students hop to it with heart

    King-Murphy students have learned that jumping rope is not only a good aerobic activity, but it also can help people.

    The students last week jumped rope during their physical education classes as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart. And they raised more than $4,000 to fight heart disease.

    Some of the money will be returned to the school, and physical education teacher Marc Gorenstein plans to buy more heart-rate monitors for the children to use in class.