Today's News

  • Judge, Sarria on top of their game

    For Ty Judge, there’s more of a trust factor this season. The Clear Creek junior quarterback, as are opponents, is noticing more of a reliance on the passing game for the Golddiggers’ football team in 2016. There’s also an added connection with fellow junior Noah Sarria, and they’ve put the state on notice because of it.

  • Vox Pop

    Health service district would be a boon to county


    “Inequality is not inevitable: It is a choice we make with the rules we create to structure our economy.”

    — Joseph Stiglitz

  • Wheelock, Judge equal good commissioners

    Full disclosure: I am chair of the Clear Creek Democrats. I’m also a Courant columnist, 13 years running, and KYGT talk show host for 12. Over those years, I’ve spent considerable time listening to and conversing with citizens across the political spectrum, observing events and offering perspective on important issues for our community. It’s from that perspective — journalist and citizen commentator — I write this.

  • There’s more to turtles than shell games

    (Reprinted from Oct. 21, 2009)

    A reader of this column recently phoned to ask me if there were any turtles in Evergreen Lake.

    Yes, indeed, I have seen turtles in Evergreen Lake. However, turtles are far more common in the rivers and ponds on the plains, mostly below 5,500 feet.

  • Former middle school to be turned into residences

    The former middle school building in Idaho Springs will be converted into apartments, now that the Clear Creek School District has signed a contract to sell the property.

    Precision Investments of Denver will pay $2.6 million for the 12-acre property on Highway 103 just south of Interstate 70 and plans to construct a building with 60 to 82 residential units, according to school board President Mitch Houston.

  • Vox

    Brown should be retained as district attorney


    I do not live in the 5th Judicial District but in Grand County, which is in the 14th Judicial District. Here is real information that every voter in the 5th Judicial District needs to know about your current district attorney, Bruce Brown.

  • Trump’s tactics won’t work for a president

    “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

    — “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • CCHS secures first winning year since 2012

    Noah Sarria rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown, and he caught another score as the Clear Creek Golddiggers beat host Manual 21-14 on Oct. 7 in Denver, spoiling the Thunderbolts’ homecoming.

    The win solidifies the first winning season for Clear Creek (5-1 overall, 1-1 1A Foothills) since going 5-4 in 2012, and the first time — not including a forfeit victory— since the team went to the 2A state playoffs in 1999.

  • Resilient Diggers sweep Academy

    WESTMINSTER — Talking about playing effectively and actually executing it were two different things for the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers. When they were supposed to hit a shot toward the back line, they would send it cross-court. If they wanted to attack the middle of the Academy defense, they’d start hitting the lines.

  • O’Brien captures league title

    BAILEY — Clear Creek High School cross country coach Jeff Miller has said that Samantha O’Brien is cold and calculated. That’s not an insult, but a descriptor of the junior’s running style with a year of experience under her belt.