Today's News

  • Boys 4x100 relay team wins state championship

    LAKEWOOD — Clear Creek High School has another state track champion.

    On Saturday afternoon at Jeffco Stadium, the boys 4x100 relay team — comprised of Ben Griffin, Brandon Pennell, Lucas Gerding and Michael Burch — won the state title in a battle to the finish. Clear Creek's anchor, Griffin, narrowly beat out the anchor from St. Mary's, the second-place team.

  • Byerley: Ugh, snow

    We knew it was on its way, but we hung on to the hope that just maybe the forecast was wrong. Saturday and Sunday were gorgeous. I was finally able to sit out on the deck in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt to read a book and drink a cup of tea. Finally, shorts!

    I had to step inside after about 15 minutes because I felt like I was starting to burn. Sun, glorious sun, and much needed vitamin D. It felt wonderful on my newly bared skin.

  • Fabyanic: Vaccines’ story of hope

    The recently concluded legislative session was a doozy. Much pragmatic, common-sense legislation was enacted primarily because the can-do party was in power while the party-of-no was relegated to the backbench by voters frustrated with its inaction and ineptitude.

    As Sen. Julie Gonzalez phrased it, “This is what we ran on. This is the transformative policy we fought for.”

  • Greene: Can bears survive us?

    Colorado Parks & Wildlife manager Joe Walters had a simple answer when asked to identify the most difficult part of his job during the winter months.

    “Trying to get people to stop feeding deer,” he answered.

    People’s deer treat of choice — corn — is indigestible for the animal, causing an excruciating condition called “lactic acidosis.”

  • Clear Creek baseball defeats Byers, falls to Falcons

    LAKEWOOD — A little rain and thunder couldn’t scare away Clear Creek baseball’s aces.

    On May 7 at Denver Christian High School, Golddigger pitchers George Hogan and Reese Onago combined for a no-hit effort against visiting Byers in the first round of the district tournament, and Clear Creek’s offense took care of the rest. The Diggers mercy-ruled the Bulldogs in just five innings, 10-0.

    Clear Creek had to move its home game down the hill to avoid the rain and fit the game into a perfectly-timed 90-minute window between storms.

  • Fabyanic: Regular order institutionalist

    The late John McCain was an irascible fellow, a worthy debate adversary who could torch opponents with an impish smile and a glint in his eye. Despite his legendary temper, McCain never lost sight of his opponents’ humanity. He did not stoop to hurling insults to bolster a fragile ego. Perhaps it was because after five years as a POW, his ego was anything but fragile.

    That’s what made McCain’s call for a return to regular order so powerful.

  • Byerley: A win for parents

    The Colorado General Assembly officially ended on Friday. While some of the decisions were negative in my view, one bright spot came out of this year’s session: House Bill 1312, making it difficult for parents to exempt their children from getting vaccinated before entering school was squashed. The bill required parents to file a vaccination exemption with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, not just the school, essentially making it public record.

  • Diggers, Pirates fit to be tied

    EVERGREEN — Brooke Yeatts isn’t accustomed to being this close to the goal, unless she’s defending her own. But the senior tri-captain made the most of her scoring opportunity Thursday when she got a much-needed chance.

    The defensive midfielder deposited a game-tying goal past Alameda goalkeeper Sheila Perez in the 72nd minute as host Clear Creek would settle for a 1-all tie with the Pirates on senior night at Clear Creek High School.

  • Byerley: Solace vs. inner isolation

    We retreat into the woods to seek solace, to find refuge from the constant activity and mental stressors. Reflecting on the beauty of nature and taking it all in. Retreating into nature brings us temporary peace and reflection, time to think about what is good and what we could be doing better. Time for silent prayer and room to ponder that which bothers us.

  • Fabyanic: Public education

    “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. ... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

    It has been rewarding to play a role in bringing a new superintendent to the Clear Creek School District on board. Clear Creek citizens — Board of Education, students, teachers, community members — being engaged in such a noble civic endeavor speaks volumes of their commitment to taking their public schools increasingly to higher levels.