Today's News

  • Clear Creek wrestling team ends season at regionals

    The Clear Creek wrestling season may have ended at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling on Saturday at the 2A Region 3 tournament, but it didn’t come without some drama.

    After losing in his earlier match, Deyon Wickham had the chance to be the lone state qualifier when he was called for a wrestleback, but he eventually fell to Micheal Johnson of Highland High School after losing by pinfall 24 seconds into the second period.

  • Clear Creek sends two football players to college

    EVERGREEN — For the first time at Clear Creek High School since perhaps the ‘90s, the Golddigger football team will send two players in one year to continue their athletic careers into college.

    On Wednesday afternoon at the high school, the signers — wide receiver Noah Sarria and quarterback Ty Judge — signed off to continue sporting the pigskin at the University of Northern Colorado and Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., respectively.

    Sarria, though one of the standout talents on the Golddigger roster this year, will have to walk on.

  • GOP, not the POT

    “But what I see now, where I have a president who acknowledges the racism on the other side is OK, who refers to the homeland that my family came from as a ‘xxxxhole’ I know that’s not my party. I know that’s not conservatism. I know that’s not Republicanism. And so that, for me, engages up for me the fight. I just think it’s worth the fight to prove that that’s not who we are.”
    — Michael Steele, former chair of the national Republican Party

  • Entitlement under the guise of regressiveness

    Maybe it is just me or perhaps it is a heightened sense of misplaced and frustrated self-righteousness. But apparently there exists a bit of confusion.
    To make some progress in clearing up this confusion, perhaps a good starting point would be an agreement on Merriam-Webster’s dictionary definition of economics. It states that economics is “a social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.”

  • Golddigger boys fall to DSST in close game

    EVERGREEN — Even in the midst of defeat, a team’s players can walk away with their heads held high.

    That was the case for the Clear Creek boys’ basketball team on Jan. 31 against visiting DSST Stapleton, when a late-game offensive breakdown doomed any chances they had of winning. DSST won 85-75.

    Still, the 10-point loss was the smallest margin of defeat that the Golddiggers had seen against the Knights over the past three years, since John Onago first took over as head coach.

  • Golddigger girls easily take down the Knights

    EVERGREEN — When it comes to Clear Creek girls basketball, Golddigger is the name and domination is the game.

    As it has been throughout much of the season, the Golddigger girls buried the Knights easily and swiftly, 52-15, on Jan. 31 at home. It was the ninth 30-plus point victory for the girls this season, followed by their 10th two days later against Jefferson (64-12).

    In the matchup against DSST, the Diggers were led by senior Gracie Werlin, who sunk 16 points. Seniors Sydney Zabel and Samantha O’Brien aided her effort with eight points apiece.

  • Rarely applied common sense

    It is indeed an usual time when the American public is faced with a social and political issue, one in which sitting senators from opposing parties ostensibly agree on a joint solution. But such is the case with DACA and Senators Bennett and Gardner. I believe that the necessary condition for this scenario is the rare instance when common sense is applied.

  • When feminism goes too far

    Alisha Hill

  • Fire burns down Idaho Springs home

    Five members of an Idaho Springs family were initially transported to the hospital after their home caught fire and burned down at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    It is reported that the family didn't receive any serious injuries.

    The fire destroyed a double-wide trailer home at Eighth Avenue and Idaho Street.

    The Idaho Springs Police Department and Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office evacuated nearby houses because they were concerned the fire would spread due to strong winds.

  • With skiing, Clear Creek’s Koepsel found passion


    Clear Creek High School senior Arete Koepsel was introduced to skiing at a young age, and she hasn’t looked back. As one of the school’s premier skiers, her lifelong ambition on the powder has treated her well. 

    “I was like a 1 year old, and I was bald, I looked like a baby, and I was skiing down the runs,” she said. “I fell in love with it instantly. It’s still my favorite thing in the world.”

    The feeling that overtakes her when she’s up on the mountain is unlike any other.