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Today's News

  • Berthoud Pass now open after CDOT-triggered avalanche

    Berthoud Pass is now open to traffic after avalanche mitigation work resulted in a large avalanche, closing U.S. 40 between Empire and Winter Park earlier Wednesday.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation removed 20 feet of snow from the road over the course of four hours.

  • Conditioning is key for Jessup heading into regionals

    SHERIDAN — Matt Jessup is fully aware that his conditioning isn’t where it needs to be if wants to move forward, and, truthfully, it shouldn’t be. After all the Clear Creek senior, who transferred in from Golden High School, just started wrestling the week prior.

  • Letter of intent signing worth the struggles for Kelly

    One won’t find C.J. Kelly atop the statistics. That was not the Clear Creek senior’s role as one of two team captains for the volleyball program in 2016. She was, however, respected and looked up to by her peers. Now they have another reason to look up to her — she’s off to play college volleyball.

    Clear Creek High honored Kelly on Feb. 1 — National Signing Day — at a ceremony announcing her intentions to play for New England College in Henniker, N.H., in the fall.

  • Red-winged blackbirds are a feisty bunch

    (Reprinted from Feb. 6, 2008)

    Usually cold and wintry, February is made bearable by the first signs of spring — nothing as showy as the first daffodil in bloom, but still good, dependable signs of spring.

  • Five years in college for what?
  • Hoping to overcome irrationality

    And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. - I Cor. (13:13, KJV)

    No arguing with Paul, but I’d settle for more hope than charity. How, though, does one maintain it in the Age of the Big Lie?

    Liberals interpret hope expansively for humanity and, therefore, a better world. Conservatives tend to see it in a more personal, local context and for an afterlife. Liberals also prefer being proactive not reactive, which makes that better world an achievable goal.

  • CCHS’ poor shooting can’t make up for defense in defeat

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courant

    With the sour taste of their 89-49 road loss to Pinnacle High School on Jan. 23 still fresh in their mouths, the Clear Creek Golddiggers’ boys basketball team and head coach John Onago looked to get off to a better start than the 28-7 first-period hole they dug for themselves just four days earlier. 

  • Lady Diggers come back in the 2nd half

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courant

    “What is going on?!” echoed Clear Creek girls basketball coach Marc Gorenstein throughout a packed gymnasium as he slammed his clipboard down against the hardwood court. It was during a timeout with  1 minute, 21 seconds left in first period of Lady Diggers’ highly-anticipated game against the Bennett on Jan. 27.

    “We are better than that,” Gorenstein said.

  • Northern flickers make a big impression in the foothills

    (Reprinted from Jan. 30, 2008)

    Several times each winter, we receive phone calls from someone who has just seen a “large beautiful bird” at their feeder, which they have never seen before. They describe the bird, and I say, “Yes, that’s a northern flicker.” To which their usual reply is, “Oh no, it’s not a flicker; I see them around all summer, but they are not this big or here in the winter.”

  • G-town founders to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame

    Brothers George and David Griffith, who were among Georgetown’s founders, will be inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on Thursday.

    The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain Inc. are honoring the brothers for their contributions to Colorado.