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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Schwecke leads the charge as Lady Diggers win 3rd straight

    Anna Schwecke led three players in double figures with a game-high 14 points as Clear Creek won its third straight game with a 40-19 home victory over St. Mary’s Academy on Jan. 21.
    Katie Vieweg and Kaela Kalabany added 10 points each for the Lady Golddiggers (9-3). Schwecke added nine rebounds. Vieweg and Claire Werlin had five apiece.

  • Marshall’s pin helps Golddiggers sweep double dual

    Time and again, Clear Creek senior Cody Marshall looked for that one offensive opening that he needed. But every time, the developmentally challenged 126-pounder was thwarted.
    “That kid was hard and tough,” Marshall said of his opponent, Freddy Morales of Battle Mountain.

  • Boxing trio making its mark

    Ivan Garcia, Anthony Petranilli Jr. and Michael Burch are not the biggest boxers. They weigh 65, 106 and 114 pounds, respectively. But that is why boxing, unlike, say, hockey or basketball, caters to them.
    They may be shorter in stature, but boxing allows them to throw their weight around — literally — better than their heavier counterparts. And though there’s not much weight to them, this trio of Clear Creek boxers is starting to throw it around more and more with each passing day.

  • Man shot by deputy files lawsuit

    A man shot last year by a Clear Creek sheriff’s deputy following a car chase is suing the deputy, alleging the officer didn’t have legal cause to shoot him.

    In the February incident, the bullet hit Cody William Cox, 37, in the throat and left him a quadriplegic. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court last week.

    The Arapahoe County resident is seeking compensation for damages, court costs and attorney fees, and a possible punitive award.

    James Scherer, Cox’s attorney, would not comment because the lawsuit is ongoing.

  • Sheriff’s Office getting three new SUVs

    The Sheriff’s Office will soon get three new Chevy Tahoe sport utility vehicles to help deputies do their jobs.

    Each Chevy Tahoe will cost about $54,000 when outfitted with patrol radios and emergency equipment, including lights and sirens, or about $162,000 for all three. The Sheriff’s Office saved about $3,400 total for the three vehicles by shopping around at car dealerships in Denver, said Keith Montag, county manager.

    Each vehicle cost $34,570 without any police equipment, $1,151 less than the $35,721 suggested by a state bid process.

  • Mountain alders produce seeds relished by winter birds

    The famous January thaw seems to be well known in most of the winter areas. It certainly is here. Several days last week were very spring-like with 50 degrees, warm southeast winds and mostly sunny skies.

    This made everyone feel like spring was coming, and we had spring fever in the middle of winter. This is one of the things that makes year-round life in the foothills bearable and gives us courage for the long winters that we do have. Real spring doesn’t arrive here until May, so it is these spring-like days that make it possible for us to survive.

  • Springs hires code enforcement officer

    Idaho Springs officials have hired Evergreen resident Peter Krzanowsky as the city’s new code compliance officer.

    Krzanowsky started Monday, and his job will include handling animal complaints, parking violations and other ordinance issues.

  • Kids make the most of art club

    With a look of determination, the two sixth-grade girls grabbed a water bottle dipped in paint and pressed it firmly onto a piece of paper.

    About 10 students watched as students Elsie Gothman and Ceci Davies, with jaws set, leaned into the effort. They lifted up the bottle and revealed something that looked like the impression of a flower on the paper.

    Demonstration done, it was time to break out the paint as, on Jan. 13, the Carlson Art Club met to work on its latest project.

  • Residents reporting encounters with mountain lions

    Clear Creek residents along Witter Gulch Road and west of Idaho Springs have had run-ins with mountain lions in recent weeks.

    The EMERGE homeowners association, located in the Upper Bear Creek region of the county, alerted residents that a mountain lion was spotted in the Old Squaw Pass, Echo Hills, Snyder Mountain and King-Murphy neighborhoods.

    The e-mail alert said the lion was attacking dogs and displaying threatening behavior to people. Residents are also sharing photos of a mountain lion roaming their backyards at night.

  • I-70 puts county at a fork in the road

    It’s been inevitable Clear Creek arrive at the fork in the road that will have profound outcomes on the county in our lifetimes and beyond. Along with the lifespan of the Henderson operation, actions taken in context of the Interstate 70 corridor will have more impact on our community’s future than any other challenge: economically, socially, environmentally and more.