Today's News

  • Loveland plans to close Sunday

    Loveland Ski Area will close for the season on May 3, ending one of the resort’s top-five best seasons despite a late opening day.

    Spokesman John Sellers said total snowfall for the year was 300 inches — a decline compared to recent years but more than enough for a successful season.

  • Elk Meadow offers wide range of animals to admire

    I am still looking out the window at the area around Elk Run Assisted Living. It has been of special interest to see the area slowly turning green. The first green appeared in the base of clumps of mountain grasses where new green leaves have appeared among the old dry leaves.

  • Earth Day program takes global approach at Community School

    In honor of Earth Day, salvos of elongated balloons were sent soaring through the air across the Georgetown Community School gym and toward hula hoops on Friday.

    Students gathered for a day-long program recognizing air, sun and the planet’s resources, and how to protect them.

    The event was the first of what is hoped to be many cooperative efforts among the school and the county’s CSU Extension and 4-H office.

  • Rockfall mitigation created I-70 snarl

    Ten hours of emergency rockfall mitigation delayed Interstate 70 traffic near Floyd Hill last Thursday, in some cases for hours at a time.

    Traffic snaked in both directions at some points for miles, leading motorists to stand outside their vehicles and chat during the wait.

    Westbound congestion stretched from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Exit 251, and several people were seen illegally driving the wrong way up the interstate’s breakdown lane to exit and avoid traffic.

  • Cycling enthusiast sees pent-up demand for new trail

    Talk to Denver Greenway Foundation head Jeff Shoemaker, and he’ll tell you he recently cycled 25 miles in the mountains with a friend.

    He says his bike ride illustrates the potential pent-up demand of many bicyclists and others along the Front Range who will want to use a 13-mile stretch of the Peaks to Plains Trail along Interstate 70 once it’s complete.

  • A honey of a hobby

    Editors note: This is the first part in a series interviewing Clear Creek residents who want to bring aspects of farming and agriculture into their backyards. Sometimes called “backyard homesteaders,” they are looking to be more self-sufficient and are raising everything from ducks to bees.


    Looking not unlike astronauts in their protective suits, Stacy Morgan and her 2-year-old daughter, Vivian, amble their way up to the hives.

  • Sports briefs

    Fahnline finishes ninth in a trio of events at Strasburg
    STRASBURG — Clear Creek High sophomore Maddie Fahnline had a trio of top-10 finishes as CCHS competed at the Strasburg Invitational on April 25.

    Fahnline placed ninth in the 200 meters in 28.89 seconds. She also tied for ninth in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 6 inches and she was ninth in the discus at 85-5.

  • Lady Falcons soar to league title, topple CCHS

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    The love of the game helps keep morale up as the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers’ soccer team suffered a tough loss against Front Range Christian on April 26 by a final score of 6-0. 

    Clear Creek (6-7, 0-3 2A Region 5) had a tough time keeping the ball in the Lady Falcons’ zone, but top-ranked Front Range Christian (10-1-1, 3-0) had no such issues. 

  • Running Huskies find their fire vs. Diggers

    BAILEY — The fire within his players had seemingly fizzled out, so Platte Canyon head coach Nate Carrigan tried to draw some of that fire back by holding open tryouts the day before the Huskies hosted Clear Creek at Burland Field.

  • Two arrested in rash of arson fires, vehicle vandalism

    Local authorities have arrested and charged two individuals in connection with a series of fires and vandalized vehicles in recent weeks.

    The identities of the two Idaho Springs residents, one a juvenile, have not yet been released. They are each being charged with 22 counts of criminal mischief and four counts of arson, a felony.

    One arson charge is connected to a 4-acre blaze at the end of March. Unidentified individuals had been seen on a hiking trail in that area just before the fire.