Today's News

  • Health service district would mean hikes in property, sales taxes

    Voters will be asked in November to approve a health service district to provide medical services in the county, and the same ballot will include a funding mechanism involving a 3- to 6-mill increase in the county’s property tax and a 1 to 2 percent increase in the sales tax.

    Clear Creek’s county commissioners are set to ask voters in November to create the district — with a start-up cost of $6.5 million and an annual price tag of $1.8 million — to consolidate various health services and to establish a clinic in the county.

  • Blinking not recommended

    The spring sports season is in full swing.

    However, if you blink you may very well miss it. I encourage high school sports fans to check out the spring sports over the next two months before it’s all over in a hurry.

  • By the Numbers - 2015-16 winter sports review

    EVERGREEN — Here is a gaze back at the 2015-16 prep sports winter season for Clear Creek High School, with some key numbers to help tell the story.


    The win total for Clear Creek’s girls basketball team over the past two seasons.

  • Snowstorm delays delivery of the Courant

    This week's home delivery of the Courant has been delayed due to Wednesday's snowstorm. No estimate for a delivery time is currently available.

  • Travel resumes on Interstate 70

    The spring snowstorm that hit overnight, snarling streets and highways, resulted in a closure of Interstate 70, but CDOT reported that the highway had reopened about 4:30 p.m.

    Officials were advising residents to stay off the roads if possible. Denver International Airport announced at midday that it was closed.

    I-70 was closed at late morning from C-470 to Silverthorne but reopened about 4:30 p.m., according to CDOT. 

  • Vox

    County is moving forward


    In the March 16 issue of the Courant, I was very pleased to find many positive things happening.

  • A view of Trump through lens of family

    In addition to who will be our next president, this election will be especially insightful about who we are as a people. The best way to make sense of the rise of Donald Trump and what can be called the Trump phenomenon, says George Lakoff, professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, is through the lens of the family: whether nurturing or strict.

  • GOP selects Condon, Wood in county’s commission races

    Clear Creek Commissioner Phil Buckland announced at the March 19 Republican county assembly that he won’t seek a second four-year term.

    Buckland, who initially registered to run for re-election, said he decided to step down to help mentor younger members of the Republican Party looking to run.

  • Dems nominate Wheelock, Judge to run for county commission seats

    The Clear Creek Democrats nominated Randy Wheelock and Nancy Judge at the March 19 county assembly to contend for two county commission seats in the November election.

    County delegates also favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton by a narrow margin in the presidential race.

    U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, arrived at the start of the assembly to gear up his supporters for the campaign. Polis is being challenged by Republican Nicholas Morse in the 2nd Congressional District.

  • 9Health Fair moving to Idaho Springs rec center

    The annual 9Health Fair is partnering with the Clear Creek rec center for an “own your health” event on April 9.

    The low- and no-cost health-screening event runs from 7 to 11 a.m. at the rec center and offers a host of health-related services to Clear Creek County residents of all ages.

    The 36-year-old event was previously held at Carlson Elementary School, but the location has been changed to provide the rec center with additional exposure to residents who might not ordinarily use the revamped facility.