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Today's News

  • Clear Creek wins wild game over Byers

    By Courant Staff

    Both pitching coaches, no doubt, probably had nightmares after Clear Creek outscored Byers 23-20 on April 26 at CCHS, picking up its ninth victory of the season.

    Both sides had no problem at the dish as the teams combined for 43 runs on 39 hits.

    Byers took a seemingly commanding lead in the top of the second inning when the Bulldogs tallied 10 runs to lead 12-3. 

  • Clear Creek finishes in fourth at Kiowa Klassic

    By Courant Staff

    Clear Creek’s track and field team had several top-10 finishers at the 2017 Kiowa Klassic on April 22.

    On the girls’ side, Nadja Gunther finished in the top spot during the long jump. Gunther’s winning mark was 13 feet, 10.5 inches. Rachel Lucas hit 13-8, earning a fourth-place spot.

  • CCHS turns its attention to postseason action

    Clear Creek girls’ soccer coach Daniel Winkler has had one message for his team this season: Positivity. If you were near his post-game huddle on April 25, you wouldn’t have guessed his team was on the losing end. Encouragement, optimism and excitement were the main points of Winkler’s chat after his Diggers were defeated 8-1 by Middle Park.

  • Second man dies at Loveland Ski Area

    A 59-year-old man from Boulder died Friday at Loveland Ski Area.

    On Tuesday, the Clear Creek Coroner was conducting the autopsy of Kevin Edwards to determine his cause of death.

    According to Loveland spokesman John Sellers, the incident occurred in the area known as the West Ropes.

    "Ski patrol was notified of a missing person and immediately initiated an area wide search," Loveland said in a statement. "The skier was located at approximately 1:07 p.m. and ski patrol immediately began to administer CPR."

  • Police identify body found off Highway 103

    Police have identified the woman discovered near Highway 103 on April 8.

    Queen Ashby, 20, from Aurora was first found by a motorist who alerted authorities.

    Ashby was identified after dozens of tips were forwarded to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office.

    Police have notified Ashby's family. Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said Ashby was not reported as missing.

  • Syria, North Korea, Iran and Berkeley, Calif

    The media elites continue to treat a large segment of the American public with a level of disdain that approaches abhorrence and is manifested by their obvious frustration and self-righteous incredulousness.

  • Customer service is a thing of the past

    Democracy is a wonderful thing. So is equality. It’s great knowing we all pull our trousers on in similar fashion and share a common destiny: Not getting out alive.

    But then we board a sardine can with wings or sit idling on a traffic-clogged highway or stand in a 30-minute line to board a ski lift and think, “What the fuzzola!”

    Solar eclipses are rare to behold. So is yours truly finding common ground with Jon Caldera of the Independence Institute. Liberal communing with Libertarian.

  • County to provide ‘baby boxes’ to help combat SIDS

    Clear Creek County will be the first in the state to provide free “baby boxes” to help reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.

    A baby box is a simplified bed for an infant, or essentially a cardboard box with a mattress at the bottom of it used specifically to help reduce sleeping-related deaths.

    In June, the county will receive a shipment of the beds from California-based Baby Box Co.

  • Former lumberyard property in Idaho Springs to become a parking lot

    The site of the recently demolished Idaho Springs lumberyard and future county clinic will become a parking lot this summer.

    Mayor Mike Hillman said he’d ideally like to see the employees of downtown businesses using the parking to free up Historic District parking spaces.

    The building on the property on Miner Street east of the Historic District was demolished earlier this month.

    The county is working on an intergovernmental agreement with Idaho Springs to allow the space to be used for overflow and possibly employee parking by early summer.

  • Grant received to develop workforce housing

    Georgetown received a $16,400 grant from Clear Creek County on April 17 to help develop workforce housing.

    Now Georgetown can begin the survey, pre-development and engineering work on what is known as the Mill Site west of the town’s roundabout, which has been identified as an ideal location for 12 units.

    The intergovernmental agreement between Georgetown and the county stipulates that the survey work must be done by December.