Today's News

  • Dalpes returns to his roots

    Paul Dalpes recently took on the role of the rec center’s director of projects, programs and events to work to strengthen local community through recreation and fitness.

    Dalpes is taking on the Clear Creek Recreation District position vacated by Stacy Todd, who left last fall to pursue other opportunities. He comes to the position after 10 years of serving on the rec center’s board — five as president — and, most recently, as the Georgetown Community School’s physical education teacher.

  • Idaho Springs to hire firm to help ensure marijuana dispensaries meet requirements

    The City of Idaho Springs will work with a private firm to help its marijuana dispensaries meet local and state requirements.

    The city authorized Mayor Mike Hillman on Jan. 9 to negotiate and sign an outside service agreement for marijuana enforcement. The agreement states the city will pay no more than $10,000 for the service annually.

    The city is working on the details of that agreement with John Seckman and Associates based in Idaho Springs. Seckman previously worked for the state’s marijuana division.

  • Empire dispensary employee pleads guilty for underage sale

    An Empire marijuana dispensary employee pleaded guilty on Jan. 10 to selling retail marijuana to a person under 21 years old.

    David Rolfson, 51, pleaded guilty to the Class 1 misdemeanor and was sentenced to 12 months of probation. While on probation, Rolfson isn’t allowed to work in the marijuana industry.

    In September, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division engaged in an undercover check on the Serene Wellness dispensary. A person with identification showing they were 18 years old was permitted to buy marijuana.

  • Idea pitched to form a female veterans group

    Clear Creek’s veterans service officer is trying to find female veterans living in the county to create a women’s group.

    Troy Erickson said he is working to develop a program or group where local women who’ve served in the military can meet and discuss issues unique to them.

    "When you hear the term ‘veteran’ most folks automatically (think) a male — and we forget about the commitment that those ladies have brought to us," Erickson said.

  • A strong work ethic

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last of a three-part series about the women who work in the county's public works department.

    Angela Harper’s parents raised her to be self-reliant and tough.

    Both she and her sister learned to change their cars’ tires, brake pads, oil and anything else that might need doing.

    Her parents also taught them that anything was in their reach.

  • Tough course gets the best of Clear Creek skiers

    WINTER PARK — In its first slalom race and third overall meet of the year, the Clear Creek ski team struggled on a difficult course in a large pool of competitors on Thursday at Winter Park Resort.

    “It just got rutted out, and they made it really tight,” senior standout Arete Koepsel said regarding course conditions. “It’s got a double fall-line, which it’s just slanted weird. This course is always just kind of gnarly.”

  • Golddigger boys’ hoops decimates rival Platte Canyon

    BAILEY — The Clear Creek boys basketball team has been rolling all season, and Saturday’s game at Platte Canyon was no different.

    Following the pattern of their turnaround season, the Diggers went into rival Husky territory and showed no mercy to their hosts, commanding the pace of the game from start to finish as the Diggers defeated them, 67-27.

  • Golddigger girls shine in all-around team game

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    BAILEY — In a season that’s Clear Creek’s for the taking, the lady Golddiggers went into Platte Canyon on Saturday and far outplayed their rival to win, 77-36.

    The Golddiggers shared the scoring responsibility, as 11 girls got on the board against the Huskies. Senior guard Gracie Werlin led the pack with 21 points, followed by senior forward Lillie Abrahamson (11), junior forward Aliya Singleton (10) and senior guard Samantha O’Brien (10).

  • Digger wrestlers drop depleted double duals

    EVERGREEN — Daniel Matthew may have been his own worst enemy last year.

    Figuring that he was better suited to wrestle at his previous weight of 126 pounds, the then-Clear Creek junior was cutting 12 to 14 pounds just to make weight. That, however, sapped all of his energy.

    Now at a more comfortable 145 pounds, the Golddiggers’ lone senior is being rewarded with victory after victory. He’s more confident and stronger on the mat.

  • Survey says: 4-day school week saves some money with little decrease in student achievement

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    A survey of school districts in Colorado on a four-day school week showed that nearly 70 percent saved money primarily on transportation and food service costs, and the schedule helped districts recruit and retain staff.

    The majority of superintendents who answered the Clear Creek School District’s survey said there had been little or no decrease in student achievement, and students attended school between eight and nine hours a day to meet state requirements.