Today's News

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Dec. 3-9

    • Monday, Dec. 3 — Idaho Springs officers, during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 near mile marker 242, reportedly found that the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The driver was taken into custody without incident.

    • Wednesday, Dec. 5 — Georgetown police responded to a harassment call in the 1500 block of Argentine Street. A man felt he was receiving threatening texts from a family member. The call was cleared with a report.

  • Fabyanic: What we don’t know

    Periodically, one hears this line: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”
    Wonderful insight on Mark Twain’s part, had he said it. But there’s no evidence proving he did. Which ironically proves the statement’s point when people attribute it to him.

  • Byerley: The precious State of the State

    Gov. Polis’ State of the State address on Jan. 9 left me wondering if he really understands our state and the variety of people living here. His speech was full of the typical Democrat catch phrases, like “bipartisan,” “renewable energy,” “climate change,” “equality” and “together we can.”

  • Clear Creek skiers qualify for state out of the gate

    In its first two meets of the 2019 season, the Clear Creek High School ski team came out strong with an eye on the end game.

    At Winter Park on Friday for their first Nordic race, the Golddiggers qualified four skiers for state, some in just one run: Kellen Eno (13th, 1:26.70), Avery Schell (14th, 1:27.51), Wes Davies (18th, 1:28.98) and Hannah Pedersen (22nd, 1:29.74).

    To qualify for state, the skiers must finish in the top 33 percent of the field. Nino Lutz, Elsie Gothman and Madi Kish barely missed the mark.

  • Clear Creek senior Deyon Wickham making the move into MMA

    Deyon Wickham has always been the big kid.
    Throughout his three-year tenure with Clear Creek High School wrestling, the senior has served as the team’s heavyweight, ranging anywhere from 220 to 250 pounds. This year, he’s treading into a new area of battle: mixed martial arts.
    Although he’s only been working out at the Genesis Training Center in Arvada for about six months, Wickham said he’s seen great strides in his ability to spar. He started MMA as a way to follow in his father’s footsteps.

  • Byerley: A tale of two city dwellers

    My husband and I took the scenic way home the other day and happened upon two flatlanders stuck on Stuart Road. They had no business being on that road in their vehicles, a roller-skate model of a car and a bald-tired Subaru.  
    Stuart is completely snow-packed and icy this time of year, often with 5-foot snow drifts in parts of the road. Best to park at the bottom and walk up, sometimes even with a four-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicle.  The two very different reactions we received from helping these two was like a study in human psychology.

  • Fabyanic: Guiding growth

    Growth. After years of stagnation in which the school district faced declining numbers, small businesses struggled, and the Henderson Mine down-sizing caused major consternation in terms of job losses and tax revenue, Clear Creek is looking at a boom. Whether the boom is equivalent to a fire-in-the-hole or a minor nuclear explosion remains to be determined. The likelihood: Somewhere between.

  • The cat with 40 names

    In the dim glow, the queen cat passed like a yellow spectre between the scarred trunks.
    “Yellow Eyes,” Rutherford Montgomery

  • Fabyanic: Progressive Colorado’s future

    For a decade and more, Clear Creek, like the state, has been trending blue. Governor-elect Jared Polis, along with every state and national Democrat, swept once-red Clear Creek by double digits.
    Conservative columnist George Will recently wrote that Colorado turning blue from purple is not good news for Republicans. He says the “state is in many ways a glimpse of the nation’s future,” and that national Republicans “should study Colorado’s changing tint, from purple toward blue.”

  • Byerley: Prayers in nature

    The best parts of moving to a new area are finding new trails to explore, new roads to wander and making the time to take it all in. These past few months have left little time to slow down.
    Between moving, insanity at work, and the general hubbub of life, I seem to have been in go mode for far too long now. Having a few days off to celebrate the birth of our Savior gave me some much-needed peace. Time to spend in reflective prayer while wandering through the beautiful woods.