Today's News

  • Vox

    Thanks from Hayden family


    It is with profound gratitude that the family of Tom Hayden acknowledges the generosity and loving support of Evergreen Fire/Rescue, the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, and the countless friends and acquaintances that surrounded our family with care during our most difficult hours and days.

    We will be forever grateful to those who supplied us with nourishment, kind words and love. As our family imitates the legacy of Tom’s extraordinary life, we will remember the heartfelt kindness of our community.

  • Get informed about health-care ballot issues

    With the news the county might be asking Clear Creek voters for permission to create a health service district financed in large part by property and sales taxes, it is now doubly important for us to become educated about health-care ballot initiatives coming this November.

  • Quick Hits

    Abrahamson set to sign

    Clear Creek senior Rebecca Abrahamson is scheduled to sign her letter of intent Wednesday, April 13, to play volleyball at Regis University. The multi-sport athlete for the Golddiggers joins a Rangers squad that finished their 2015 season with an 18-13 record, 14-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Regis qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament last season.

    Snow wreaks havoc

  • Cougars’ scoring touch MIA against Gators

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    ARVADA —Evergreen’s girls soccer team had high expectations after a 16-2 record and earning the No. 1 seed in last year’s Class 4A state tournament.

    However, a pair of 1-0 shutout losses to Air Academy and Standley Lake last week matched the loss total for the Cougars’ entire season last year.

  • Defeating Trump takes reason, not emotion

    The popular storyline correlates the Trump Phenomenon to anger over the current intractable state of our national discourse and processes, as well as bitterness over stagnant wages and increasing economic disparity.

    To understand it fully, however, one needs to go deeper. Donald Trump’s domination of the Republican presidential field and the national political news exposes something fundamental about those who flock to him, something latent that now, like a dormant insect egg laid in an old piece of wood, is hatching.

  • Despite snowy weather, spring is finally here

    (Reprinted from March 31, 2008)

    Spring is finally here!

    We may still have a snowstorm or two, but today it is spring. When you live in the mountains of Colorado with their variable weather conditions, you learn to take the good days when they come, and today it is spring. Going out to fill the birdfeeders, I found yellow-green daffodil shoots poking up 3 inches out of the newly bare ground and pushkinia in bloom along the side of our stone wall.

    Spring is here — no doubt about it — and I am grateful.

  • County lands state grant to study budget and services

    Clear Creek County has received a $39,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for a study to evaluate the county’s budget and services.

    With the impending closure of the Henderson Mine and the resulting loss of property-tax revenue, the county is considering reducing services. In 2017, the county is expecting a potential loss of revenue from the general fund of $2.8 million.

    County spokesman John Bryan said Clear Creek will employ the Center for Priority Based Budgeting in Lakewood to help make those decisions.

  • Clear Creek County proposing land swap with U.S. Forest Service

    Clear Creek County is looking to trade land with the U.S. Forest Service to expand an area owned by the Clear Creek land bank near the former middle school.

    The county is offering to trade two mining claims, about 5 acres each and both surrounded by national forest, for 2.35 acres adjacent to Idaho Springs. The two mining claims, the Maggie and Morning Star lodes, are south of Idaho Springs.

  • Raids target two homes in search of illegal pot growing

    Two Clear Creek homes were raided March 17 and 18 as part of an effort by the Drug Enforcement Agency to find illegal marijuana grow operations.

    The DEA has been working with law enforcement agencies as far east as Brighton and as far west as Clear Creek County to shut down the illegal grow operations.

    The March 17 raid was conducted at a home on Upper Bear Creek Road by the DEA, Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Denver police. The home was booby-trapped by what officials called a gas grenade. No one was injured.

  • Drug take-back event will be April 30 in Springs

    The Idaho Springs Police Department and the Colorado Mounted Rangers are partnering to offer the national Prescription Take Back Day on April 30.

    Members of law enforcement will staff a collection station at Idaho Springs City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officers will take narcotics, prescription medications, controlled substances, pet medications and over-the-counter medications with no questions asked.