Today's News

  • 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.

  • Vox

    A call for critical thinkers


    “Putting thoughts into words is vastly different from putting truth into words. For words are not truth.” — Lionel Fisher, “Celebrating Time Alone: Stories of Splendid Solitude”

  • Simply connect the dots
  • First Amendment can save democracy

    The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me — he complains of my gab and my loitering. / I too am not a bit tamed — I too am untranslatable; / I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. — Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” Verse 52

    The most frequent question I’ve gotten of late by frustrated citizens anxious about the rightwing regression at play across the nation: What can I do? I answer, “One concept; three words, a myriad of options: The First Amendment.”

  • Balanced attack ignites Diggers

    No Samantha O’Brien and no Jac Harvey proved to be no problem for the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers. Missing their starting point guard (sprained ankle) and a key reserve (disciplinary reasons) had little effect on CCHS, which had three players score in double figures and 10 score in all in a 66-23 rout of Platte Canyon on Jan. 21 at Clear Creek High School.