Today's News

  • Vox

    Contractor trying to make it right


    It’s an amazing thing when we see a business try to make things right. Mountain Corridor Constructors is trying to do just that with the offer for compensation for lost revenue to our businesses in Idaho Springs. Let’s hope that Mayor Hillman and the city council can respond in a positive way to its offer. 

  • Christmas stolen from Clear Creek

    The Christmas season: The time when good boys and girls find delightful presents in their stockings. That might be happening elsewhere, but here in Clear Creek, the Grinch has stolen Christmas.

    Dr. Seuss could’ve had the Colorado Department of Transportation in mind as a model for his creepy villain, given how CDOT muck-a-mucks must’ve decided the good citizens and merchants of Clear Creek have been naughty instead of being cooperative, supportive and patient stakeholders.

  • Holly grape a nice substitute for real holly

    As I write this, it is Sunday, Dec. 21. In only four more days, it will be Christmas. It is so difficult to keep on a schedule in a place like this, where all the days are so much alike. I lost a whole day this week, and I thought this was Saturday morning until I discovered it was Sunday, and I had an article due. As usual, a deadline is a deadline, and I must rush this out before noon.

  • Keeping Christmas alive

    With giant bags stuffed with gifts slung over their shoulders, parents left the Santa Shop looking a whole lot like Santa himself.

    The Clear Creek County Holiday Project put on the event Friday and Saturday, providing gifts to parents who couldn’t afford to buy them for their children.

    The Holiday Project, under the umbrella of the Clear Creek County Community Resource Center, provides donated toys, clothing and gift certificates to county residents facing difficult times.

  • Two grants help pay for wildfire mitigation on Floyd Hill

    The Clear Creek County Open Space Commission received $26,400 in grants to mitigate wildfire risk in the Upper Beaver Brook Canyon area next summer.

    The two grants will allow workers to clear trees and create defensible spaces on county land, and maintain an evacuation route for approximately 400 homes.

    “This was an effort by us on the Open Space Commission to manage our properties in a manner that will contribute to making the area safer,” said Martha Tableman, director of the Open Space Commission.

  • Candidates sought for vacancy on rec district board

    The Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District is looking for candidates to replace former board member Nicholas Ragain.

    Ragain is moving out of the district, and the board has 60 days to appoint a replacement.

    “(Ragain) will be sincerely missed by everyone, and we are hopeful to find a replacement for him who is equally committed to supporting the needs of our community,” said president Paul Dalpes said in a statement.

    Ragain was appointed to the board in 2006, then elected in 2008 and again in 2012.

  • Group peddling Clear Creek for Pro Challenge stage

    What’s the best route through Clear Creek County for a nationally known bicycle race?

    A route that includes Evergreen, of course, according to Team Evergreen bike riders and other local supporters.

  • CCHS getting closer after 50-43 setback

    Clear Creek dropped to 0-6 on the season, despite its best effort of the season in a 50-43 home loss to West Grand on Dec. 19.

    The Golddiggers’ previous closest defeat was a 44-36 setback to Lyons at the Highland High tournament two weeks earlier.

    “It’s the most complete game that we’ve played all season long,” head coach Clay DuBois said. “Turnovers are still killing us and that’s something we have to find a way to get rid of. But being young and inexperienced, it comes with the territory.”

  • Clear Creek senior Kocol embraces pool tournament format

    SHERIDAN — Nate Kocol is a fan of the Sheridan Pool Tournament’s structure. The Clear Creek senior wrestler likes that the 11th-year event allows everybody, including himself, to get a wealth of mat experience instead of being in a straight bracket tournament where a loss or two can end your day.

    The 160-pounder went 3-2, placing fourth — the only placer for the Golddiggers in the event — on Dec. 20 at Sheridan High School. He reached the consolation finals before being upended by Kalvin Bailey of Sierra by a 12-9 decision.

  • Lady Diggers come through in the clutch

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    In H-O-R-S-E, it wouldn’t have counted. But in a regular game of basketball, Claire Werlin didn’t have to call her 3-pointer from the left side off the backboard, a buzzer-beater in overtime that rescued Clear Creek from almost certain defeat for the second time against West Grand.

    “Clutch,” Lady Golddiggers coach Marc Gorenstein said of the 6-foot senior’s play. “But I don’t think she said ‘Bank’ on that 3.”