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Today's News

  • Closure of Black Hawk clinic to affect Clear Creek residents

    As many as 200 Clear Creek County residents could be without a primary-care doctor when Mountain Family Health Center closes in Black Hawk in late November.

    The clinic is closing because the majority of its patients “voted with their feet” and moved to other clinics for care, said Ross Brooks, chief executive of the Mountain Family clinic system. The Black Hawk clinic currently has about 400 clients, down from a high of about 3,000 seven years ago, he said. It has been in business for more than three decades.

  • Front Range Christian rolls past Golddiggers in home finale

    By Matt Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Front Range Christian did not help Clear Creek’s unfortunate 2014 football season on Oct. 17 as the Falcons chalked up another victory, 48-6, at Golddigger Stadium.

  • CCHS embraces moment as boys head to state

    LYONS — Clear Creek cross country coach Jeff Miller looked at his boys team just moments before the start of its 2A Region 1 race Oct. 16 at Lyons High School, and everyone knew the situation at hand.

    He told Brandon Swenson that Brandon knew what he needed to do. He looked at Liam McDonough and said that this very well could be his last race. He looked at Jimmy Conway and told him to just run and let the chips fall where they may. 

  • A winning approach

    The ball was kicked away from Ben Sanchez, but it didn’t matter. The Clear Creek Middle School eighth-grader scooped it up, trekked back to his right, followed his blockers and before he knew it – just 18 seconds later – he was in the end zone.

    It may have just been the opening kickoff of what turned out to be a 52-16 victory for the Gold Dusters in their season finale against Sheridan on Oct. 15, but it was also a statement play for what this team really is.

  • Springs loosening purse strings in 2015 budget — a little

    The city of Idaho Springs’ draft 2015 budget includes a 5 percent cost-of-living increase for current employees and adds 2½ employee positions.
    Interim City Administrator Phyllis Adams says the budget reflects the city’s desire to take advantage of frugal planning during past administrations.
    “Because of all that good planning (of years past, the city) has very strong reserves. We are able to, carefully, begin to do some things that maybe should have been done,” Adams said.

  • Commissioners eye more conservative 2015 budget

    The county’s three elected commissioners are discussing ways to be more conservative with planned spending in 2015.
    A 4 percent merit raise for county staff expected to cost about $400,000 is getting close scrutiny, for example. Another proposed expenditure would be three new vehicles at $95,000 each for one department.
    In general, “we’re going to have to get used to saying ‘no’ in 2015,” Commissioner Tim Mauck said during a budget discussion at a meeting on Oct. 14.

  • CDOT gives update on I-70 projects

    Clear Creek residents heard from Colorado of Department Transportation officials about projects to alleviate traffic congestion on Interstate 70 during a telephone town hall meeting Oct. 15.

  • Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

    Election-inspired shenanigans are in full swing in Clear Creek County as campaigns move into the last few weeks before the Nov. 4 election.

  • Closure of Black Hawk clinic to affect Clear Creek residents

    As many as 200 Clear Creek County residents could be without a primary-care doctor when Mountain Family Health Center closes in Black Hawk in late November.
    The clinic is closing because the majority of its patients “voted with their feet” and moved to other clinics for care, said Ross Brooks, chief executive of the Mountain Family clinic system. The Black Hawk clinic currently has about 400 clients, down from a high of about 3,000 seven years ago, he said. It has been in business for more than three decades.

  • A roundup of Clear Creek election races, sales tax question

    With ballots arriving last week and the Nov. 4 election on the horizon, here’s a recap of some of the local contests, officials and issues.
    Clear Creek County has nearly 7,500 registered voters. Unaffiliated voters make up about 40 percent of voters, with 2,961. There are 2,248 registered Democrats in the county and 2,180 registered Republicans, according to the latest information from the Clear Creek clerk and recorder’s office.

    Sales tax