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Today's News

  • Vieweg’s, Schwecke’s college dreams a reality

    Blue and gold cloths adorned the table and an NCAA basketball sat between them as Katie Vieweg and Anna Schwecke, Clear Creek High School teammates for the past four years, signed their letters of intent to play collegiate basketball — Vieweg to Colorado Christian University and Schwecke to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

  • County ahead of pack in plans to establish shooting ranges

    A plan to open three new public shooting ranges puts Clear Creek County at the head of the pack of a government shooting group.

  • Cash crop

    Editor’s note: Clear Creek County is home to a budding recreational marijuana industry — an industry that has blossomed statewide since recreational sales became legal on Jan. 1, 2014. Since then, the state has received $76 million in fees and taxes from this burgeoning business. This is the first installment of a series that will trace the marijuana process over the next several months from seedling to sale, and will follow the money that flows into state coffers.

  • Emergency preparedness class slated Saturday

    Can you say, "survival"?

    You can learn the best tips for how to survive "off the grid" during an emergency at the "Be Ready Home Preparedness" class on Saturday at the Clear Creek Fire Authority station in Dumont.

    Attendees can learn how to deal with power outages, food shortages and communication during wildfires, floods and other emergencies, said Jane Thomas, deputy director of the county Office of Emergency Management.

  • O’Brien, Lady Golddiggers fend off feisty Kipp Denver

    DENVER — A tough defenseman is assessed by how aggressively they cover their man, how closely they walk the line between rough play and personal foul. Clear Creek sophomore Samantha O’Brien — the team’s leading scorer — can attest to that fact after she and her fellow Lady Golddiggers defeated host Kipp Denver 2-1 on April 9.

  • Close calls still not adding up to wins for CCHS

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    “Moral victories’’ are acceptable up to a point. But the winless Clear Creek boys lacrosse team has had it up to here with them.

    The Golddiggers fell to 0-6 with their third one-goal loss in four games, the latest an 8-7 non-league setback to visiting Vail Mountain on April 11. Previously, Clear Creek had come oh-so-close in double overtime to John F. Kennedy and overtime to Englewood.

  • County hires public works director

    Rod Hamilton has been named the new public works director for Clear Creek County, replacing Tim Allen, who resigned in December.

    Hamilton will start work April 27. He most recently worked in La Mesa, Calif., and has a background in road and bridge operations, transportation, engineering and public administration, among other things. County officials did not make his starting salary immediately available. The job salary was advertised as being in an annual range from $71,400 to $91,000, according to Cate Gremillion, the county's human relations director.

  • Republicans shouldn’t stymie Iran deal

    It’s been fascinating, horrifically so, to watch events in the Middle East unfold. Comprehending the complexities of quantum physics seems child’s play compared with grasping the region’s dynamics.

    Religious strife, the Islamic version of Europe’s 16th-century Protestants-versus- Catholics wars, ethnic and racial hatreds, and economic dislocations and disparities ranging from oil-rich sheiks to abject poverty combine to present the observer an overwhelming but interwoven scene.

  • G-town to begin seeing revenue from tax hike in October

    Georgetown’s town board will have several months to decide specifically how to spend revenue from a 1-cent sales-tax increase approved by voters April 6.

    While the increase takes effect July 1, the town won’t see the first check until October. Home-rule municipalities can collect their own sales taxes, but there is a two-month delay for territorial municipalities like Georgetown because the fees are collected through the state.

  • Humble steps down as historical society president

    Omer Humble recently stepped down as president of the Idaho Springs Historical Society, saying it’s time to try retirement again.

    Humble, 86, a longtime volunteer, replaced Bob Bowland as president in 2012.

    “The reason that I stepped down is I want to try one more time to retire. I did it a couple of decades ago,” Humble joked.

    The historical society’s board will choose Humble’s replacement this week.

    Executive director Nancy Johnson said Humble was insightful in his role as president.