Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ground broken on Habitat home in Empire

    Ground was broken April 21 for the first of eight homes at a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity development in Empire.

    Kathleen O’Leary, Habitat’s executive director, said the home’s foundation will be dug in the next few weeks, and the organization will begin looking for volunteers to build the house in June, with completion expected in November.

    Cheri Brown, her husband, John Caldwell, and their grandson Steven Hanners will live in the home. The Idaho Springs residents currently live in an apartment.

  • Area seniors get along swimmingly at prom

    Several dancers kept time with Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” performed by the big band king of swing during the Enchantment Under the Sea Seniors Prom on Friday.

    But when “Zoot Suit Riot” was played by contemporary swing band the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, things got really busy on the dance floor.

    Sea-themed decorations such as paper fish hung from the ceiling in the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge. A DJ played swing and big-band music, the kind that will get people out of their seats and onto the dance floor.

  • 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.