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Today's News

  • Despite illness, CCHS cross country still runs strong

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    DENVER — All season long, Clear Creek cross country has been dominant on both the girls and boys sides, but on Sept. 19 at the Denver North Viking Invitational at the Willis Case Golf Course, they met their match as one of the smallest schools in attendance.

    Out of 22 teams competing, the lady Golddiggers finished 13th, and the boys snagged 16th out of 25 squads.

    Head coach Sarah Goss said she was happy with her teams’ performance, especially given the hot, sunny conditions and athlete illnesses.

  • Wildfires are a reset button for nature

    Several years have elapsed since Colorado’s foothills have seen significant fires, but the haze that persisted over our skies reminds us that the danger of forest fires is real. We worry about homes, pets and memories. But with wildfire as the most serious threat to our state, what happens to the wild animals when the fires ignite and begin rapidly spreading along with its acrid smoke and extreme heat?
    For pets and livestock, there are plans in place.

  • Getting the most out of the new archive library

    Alisha Hill

  • Maybe CDOT should focus on I-25 instead

    It is written that it’s never too late to find religion, to drink the Kool-Aid, to swoon and cry out in exultation, “I believe!”  When one is raised Catholic, mea culpa, which translates to “my bad,” is indelibly etched onto one’s psyche.
    Having the minimal life that I have, which is to say not having one, I keep giving this Interstate 70 expansion craze way more thought than sanity permits. Color me crazy.

  • Extension offering new classes for adults, kids

    Wine jelly for adults and a zombie apocalypse for children: Clear Creek County’s CSU Extension has something for everybody this fall.

    The Extension office is offering the adult workshop with help from outside resources, and the zombie apocalypse will be the catalyst for a year-long workshop for kids. For more information on either program, call 303-679-2424.

    Clear Creek County partnered in 2013 with Colorado State University to provide 4-H programs and educational classes.

    Wine jelly

  • 'Gold Plane' & Silver Plume: the Wichita State plane crash revisited

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash. This first part focuses on the events leading up to and during the crash on Oct. 2, 1970.

    Forty. Eleven. Nine.

    Forty people — football players, coaches, administrators, wives, fans and flight crew — set out from Wichita, Kan., to Denver to Logan, Utah, in a Martin 404 aircraft.

    Eleven people made it down Mount Trelease after the plane crashed.

  • Restaurants accepting donations for hurricane victims

    A set of restaurants in Clear Creek County and South Jeffco are accepting donations of household cleaning items and other supplies to help victims of the recent hurricanes.

    Idaho Springs’ MTN Prime and both LUCHA Cantina locations in Georgetown and South Jeffco are working with the Cajun Navy Relief, a non-profit based in Louisiana that helps hurricane and flood victims.

  • CCHS cross country stays strong thanks to the Davies

    By Alissa Noe

    There’s no denying that Clear Creek High School cross country has been dominant all season long, but with the Davies siblings ready to roll, they’re even more lethal.

    Although the season is still young for the Golddiggers, with just five meets under their belts — including their own meet on Sept. 12 — they’ve shown incredible strength in both the boys and the girls teams.

    And that’s with a weakened roster, as two of the boys are out for now with a knee injury and bronchitis.

  • Golddiggers bury Bulldogs in closest victory of season

    By Seth Kahn

    It was a packed Golddigger Stadium as all of Idaho Springs was in the house Friday night, it seemed, for Clear Creek High School’s homecoming game against the Bulldogs of Byers High School. The Golddiggers entered the contest 2-0, having beaten their opponents by an average score of 35-plus points, and continued their success against the 0-2 Bulldogs with an easy 38-14 victory.

  • Rule of law vs. rule of like

    Most of us of a certain age are well acquainted with the admonition to avoid religion and politics as topics of polite discussion. While many erroneously assume that this advice is intended primarily to avoid confrontations, I suspect that it is sound counsel for a couple other reasons.