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Today's News

  • Underpinnings of democracy

    “A Fourth Estate, of Able Editors, springs up, increases and multiplies; irrepressible, incalculable.”

    — Thomas Carlyle, English political philosopher

    In 2002, Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan, four months after the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack. Pearl was one of hundreds of reporters killed in action before and since, dying to ensure your right to know.

  • Why we do what we do

    Journalists usually are not good at tooting their own horns. Shoot, in a lot of ways, it doesn’t feel right to do so. But this time, we are.

    We’re a small, but dedicated staff at Evergreen Newspapers. The past two weekends have been a bit surreal for us as our peers paid tribute to our diligent work during the past 12 months.

    First, the Colorado Press Association honored our staff with 47 awards, including a pair of sweepstakes awards for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant.

  • Clear Creek schools closed Thursday for teacher walkouts

    Several Clear Creek schools will be closed Thursday after at least a third of the school district’s staff requested substitutes in order to participate in teacher walkouts at the state Capitol on April 26.

  • Defining candidates’ ‘respect quotient’

    What does the Colorado General Assembly’s majority leader do when she shows for her town hall meeting, but few others do? Not much, except call it good and scoot home to Boulder.
    But what do Clear Creek citizens do about being deprived of the rare opportunity to visit with, question and hold their representative accountable because she failed to adequately inform them, the press and local officials of that April 5 town hall? Grouse, one supposes. Or, in my case, voice it in a column.

  • Who wants to be a victim?

    Alisha Hill

  • Gorenstein steps down as girls hoops coach

    For the past five years, Marc Gorenstein has built success in his Clear Creek girls basketball family, helping lead it to its first state championship appearance this year. But now, it’s time for him to start a family of his own.

    “They’ve been my family. They’ve been my family when we couldn’t have one of our own,” Gorenstein said. “As I told the girls (Thursday) night, I put my heart and soul every single day into trying to get better, and I enjoyed every moment that we had together.

  • Golddigger baseball struggles in doubleheader

    By Michael Kelly

    EVERGREEN — Saturday just wasn’t Clear Creek baseball’s day.

    After hitting the 70s earlier in the week, the temperature hovered in the low 40s for most of the day with a strong wind, making the air feel colder. The Golddiggers played two games in football weather, first to Front Range Christian (23-8 loss) and then to Platte Canyon (25-15), dropping both but not their spirits.

  • CCHS offers boys hoops position to Evergreen’s Haebe

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

  • Clear Creek considering offering EHS' Haebe boys basketball coaching contract

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

  • Clear Creek taking 'pitch by committee' approach

    The Clear Creek High School baseball team may be inexperienced, but the Golddiggers are confident they can make some noise as the season wears on.
    Starting off 2-4 may not seem ideal, but head coach Stan Gould is content with where his team is this early in the season.