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Today's News

  • G-town resident running for state House

    Georgetown resident Michael Hocevar announced his plans to run for House District 13 on March 22 during the Republican county assembly.

    Hocevar recently filed with the Colorado secretary of state for his bid, and if finalized during the Republican state assembly on April 12, he will square off against Democratic Rep. KC Becker. The general election is Nov. 4.

  • Bids for rec center renovation 28% over budget

    Bids to renovate the recreation center in Idaho Springs are nearly $2 million over budget, which will require modifying the design to bring the cost back to $7 million.

    Recreation district director Dane Matthew said this snag will push the start of construction from May until later this summer. The project is expected to take about 10 months.

  • CDOT should communicate better

     What’s more fun than a creepy, chilling, scary flick? Living through a creepy, chilling, scary real-life experience, of course. 

    It has finally arrived: “Nightmare on I-70: The Sequel.” There’s no need to search for a comfy seat away from chatty, popcorn-munching theater patrons. You can experience it all in the comfort of your vehicle, sitting bumper-to-bumper with hundreds of your closest friends, inching along inhaling noxious, cancer-inducing fumes. 

  • Castillo’s pitching, Diggers’ patience pay off

    DENVER — The biting wind was harsh on Eric Castillo’s shoulder, but the junior pitcher’s command on the mound may have been even worse on the Bruce Randolph batters.

    Castillo, a student at Gilpin County High School, struck out 12, while scattering just five hits and Clear Creek pounded out 12 hits in a 13-2 win over the host Grizzlies on March 15. The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Lady Diggers use opener as a training tool for league play

     By Craig Harper

    For the Courant

    Clear Creek girls soccer coach Ben Potter likes to schedule a quality team in the non-league portion of the season “to expose the flaws.’’

  • Democrats nominate Albers in sheriff’s race

    Rick Albers was chosen by Democratic delegates as the party’s candidate for sheriff at the March 15 county assembly.

    Albers beat out fellow Democrat Jim Vogt, who did not receive the 30 percent of the 35 delegate votes needed to make the June 24 primary ballot.

    Vogt indicated to the Courant he is considering petitioning to get onto the primary ballot.

    The Republican Party has not yet named a candidate for the office.

  • Honor Society inducts 10 students at high school

     By Tina Matthew

    For the Courant

    The Clear Creek High School National Honor Society inducted 10 members on March 5 at a ceremony in the school media center. 

    Current NHS members hosted the ceremony for the inductees. Members created a welcoming setting and told the audience of more than 20 parents, siblings, teachers and friends about the requirements for becoming a member.  

  • Honor Society inducts 10 students at high school

    By Tina Matthew

    For the Courant

    The Clear Creek High School National Honor Society inducted 10 members on March 5 at a ceremony in the school media center. 

    Current NHS members hosted the ceremony for the inductees. Members created a welcoming setting and told the audience of more than 20 parents, siblings, teachers and friends about the requirements for becoming a member.  

  • Becker expresses support for education funding, flood relief

    State Rep. KC Becker shared her commitment to find funding for education despite TABOR restrictions and to help victims of last fall’s flooding, during the Democratic county assembly on March 15.

    A former Boulder city councilwoman, Becker was chosen in October by a Democratic vacancy committee to replace state Rep. Claire Levy in House District 13. Levy left to become executive director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Becker is up for election this November and so far has no announced opposition.

  • School district considers outside help to align curriculum

    Despite a looming budget deficit, the Clear Creek school board is considering dipping into reserve funds to pay a contractor to help align the curriculum throughout all grades rather than keep a curriculum director on staff.

    The contractor would cost between $25,000 and $300,000, Superintendent Todd Lancaster told the board during a study session last Thursday. The district is talking with four firms to narrow the estimate.