Today's News

  • County hopes a medical office will open within the next year

    County officials are optimistic a medical office will move into the community sometime next year. 

    Commissioner Tim Mauck said the county attorney and Health and Human Services director are creating a request for proposals that will be given to several interested health care providers.

    Mauck said the RFP’s goal is to detail the future partnership between the county and the health care organization.

  • Highway 6’s Tunnel 4 could be used to test for fire suppression

    Or test organizers may decide to build a tunnel “mockup” somewhere in Denver to test the sprinkler system, said Steve Harelson, a state transportation project engineer.

    State transportation officials realized they may not have an adequate water supply to use the so-called “Tunnel 4” on Highway 6 for the test, Harrelson said. That tunnel is used for storage. (Please see related story.)

  • Sports briefs

    Diggers’ Swenson places third at Middle Park Invite
    TABERNASH — Clear Creek sophomore Brandon Swenson finished in a time of 20 minutes, 21.9 seconds to place third at the Middle Park Invitational on Sept. 20 at Snow Mountain Ranch.

    He was one of three Golddiggers to finish in the top 15 of the 60-runner boys race. Senior teammate Liam McDonough was ninth in 21:34.8, while junior Jimmy Conway took 15th in 22:40.1.

  • Huskies jump on Diggers early, often

    BAILEY — The ball rolled in front of Platte Canyon senior Gary Rhoads. He picked it up, and listening to his coaches, he took off straight. But then he saw a cutback opening down the right sideline, and he was off to the races.

  • Authorities investigating possible illegal pot-growing operation

    State and local authorities are investigating tips of an illegal pot-growing operation in a Clear Creek County neighborhood.

    Since it’s an ongoing investigation, specific details about the neighborhood are not being released, said Maj. Rick Albers, a spokesman for the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Work continues to clear slide debris from Central City Parkway

    No, that’s not an alien invasion you see nightly on the mountain above Hidden Valley Exit 243 on Interstate 70.

    Those lights flashing high on the hill are for the truck crews working to clear the estimated 2,300 tons of debris that slid onto the Central City Parkway on Aug. 12.

  • Blasting complete in tunnels' westbound bore

    Workers are ready to add the ceiling and walls to the westbound tunnel bore at the Veterans Memorial Tunnels on Interstate 70.

    The bore is now three lanes wide, now that crews have finished blasting.

    Motorists who have driven by the project lately have seen the three-story-tall liner structures sitting in the westbound lanes of I-70 just west of the tunnels. On Thursday, workers plan to move those structures into the tunnel bore to start work on the concrete.

  • Buffaloes too much for CCHS to handle

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    The Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers put up a hard fight, but took a loss at their Sept. 12 varsity match against Bishop Machebeuf, who took the first three sets. 

    The first two came with some anxiety as the Lady Diggers kept their opponents at bay. The first ending neck and neck, a kill ping-pong ending at 28-26, and the second ending at 25-20. Bishop Machebeuf closed it out in the third, finishing the match with a 25-16 victory. 

  • Ailing Swenson content with 2nd place

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    BAILEY — After winning the Golddigger Invitational cross country meet earlier in  the week, Clear Creek’s Brandon Swenson came to the Husky Invitational hosted by Platte Canyon on Sept. 12 seeking a “double.”

  • Testing hurts innovation, creativity

    In last week’s column, I wrote about the need for parents to embrace their role as their child’s primary teacher. An essential truth is that for a child to live up to and meet his/her academic potential, education must be valued in the home by parents and reinforced each day through modeling — reading, reviewing their child’s homework, doing their own homework — for in the end, teachers are not miracle workers.