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Today's News

  • Coming to terms: Republic or Democracy?

    This week I find myself in Phoenix on a much-needed journey to see some family. Being here in this city sparks a lot of thought about city people and small town people, the different dynamics involved and how we in many ways think and act differently.

  • Golddiggers fall in first round of playoffs

    IDAHO SPRINGS — This season hasn’t always been easy on the Clear Creek football team, but the Golddiggers are still proud of the strides they made. On Saturday afternoon at Golddigger Stadium, it all came to an end when they fell to visiting Monte Vista in the first round of the 1A playoffs, 39-34.

  • The corrupt two-party system

    Having a just political system that represents the opinions of the majority of the public and protects our fundamental rights is about as much as anyone in this country wants.

  • Vox

    Anglican church in Idaho Springs getting a facelift

    Editor:

    Idaho Springs has been getting a lot of face lifting recently. The western end of Colorado Boulevard looks great, but the infrastructure work and paving getting it there has been very slow, disruptive and costly.

  • The corrupt two party system

    Having a just political system that represents the opinions of the majority of the public and protects our fundamental rights is about as much as anyone in this country wants.

  • Democracy requires hard work

    Pop quiz:

    • Name the three branches of government.

    • List the rights enumerated in the First Amendment.

    • Which amendment guarantees equal protection under the law?

    • What does suffrage mean?

    • True or False: The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a socialist.

    • What is Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” about and an allegory for?

  • Three Diggers place top 20 at state meet

    COLORADO SPRINGS — After a long, successful autumn, Clear Creek’s cross country season came to an end on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center as the Golddiggers boys and girls came out strong in the state competition.

    The Golddigger girls finished eighth out of 14 competing teams, and senior Samantha O’Brien finished in 15th place, improving on her 18th place from last year. The boys team finished 12th of 14 after a long, hard-fought season wrought with injuries, and junior Wes Davies led the effort with a 16th-place mark.

  • Wanted: Seniors to apply for alumni association scholarships

    The year was 1985 and “Back to the Future” was in theaters, the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" debuted, and Nintendo was introduced into family living rooms.

    It was also the year the Clear Creek High School Alumni Association formed in part to award college scholarships to graduating seniors. Thirty-two years later, the alumni group is still awarding two scholarships every year.

  • Georgetown youngsters enjoy Halloween fun

    With its mast, sails, cannon and crew, the pirate ship overlooking Georgetown’s Foster’s Place Playground was a formidable sight — even if it was sticking out of the back of a pickup truck.

    Pirates, witches, zombies, superheroes and more came out to celebrate the town’s third Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event on Friday.

    Costumed children circled the exterior of the park in search of friends and treats as parents stood by their decorated vehicles handing out candy.

  • Golddiggers erupt in second half, rout Falcons

    LITTLETON — Lucas Gerding would’ve played quarterback if he had to. After all, the junior is Clear Creek’s backup signal-caller. Fortunately, for the Golddiggers on Saturday, he wasn’t asked to until the outcome wasn’t in doubt. Instead, Gerding made his presence — as he has all year long — catching passes from Ty Judge.