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Today's News

  • Education Briefs

    School district to hire consultant regarding Digger Field

    The Clear Creek School District is looking for a consultant to do a community engagement project on what should be done with Golddigger Field and the bus barn property.

    The request for proposals was issued Jan. 14 with proposals due Jan. 30. The district plans to award the contract by Feb. 6 with the work to be completed in early March.

    The Clear Creek Economic Development Corp. is paying for the study.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Board approves Heritage Center’s outdoor light fixtures

    The Town of Georgetown Board of Selectmen, during their Jan. 8 meeting, unanimously approved an appeal from Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation, Inc., to keep the two globe lighting fixtures outside the Heritage Center.

    The fixtures don’t meet the city’s Dark Sky Ordinance, which requires lights to point downward.

    The appeal was approved with the following conditions:

  • Idaho Springs Briefs

    City to do blight study for urban renewal district

    City council members and staff discussed during the Jan. 14 work session whether to hire local or outside contractors to do a blight study as one of the necessary steps to establish an urban renewal district.

    According to city planner Alan Tiefenbach, the council has had three work sessions lately and has listened to legal advice on whether and how to establish an urban renewal district as a way to offer tax incentives for redevelopment within a certain area.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Jan. 7-13

    • Monday, Jan. 7 — The Idaho Springs Police Department’s code enforcement officer received a complaint of unpermitted construction at a Miner Street property. The officer and building inspectors determined that, based on the nature and scope of the work, a permit wasn’t required.

  • Fabyanic: Human sexuality education

    House Bill 19-1032, “Concerning Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,” addresses a critical need for Colorado youth and, by extension, society. It brings Colorado public schools’ content standards in human sexuality education up to date and in alignment with where America is morally, socially and culturally.

  • Byerley: Public school indoctrination

    Colorado Democrats continue to push for the indoctrination of young, impressionable minds in public schools. Colorado House Bill 19-1032 was sent for review by the House Appropriations Committee for Health and Insurance on Jan 30.

  • Digger boys hoops falls in heartbreaker to Eagles

    FORT COLLINS — The Clear Creek boys basketball team almost had what it took to defeat a top-10 team on the road, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.

    On Friday night at Heritage Christian — ranked No. 9 in the latest CHSAANow.com poll — the Golddiggers kept the Eagles on their toes throughout most of the game, but a fourth-quarter Clear Creek offensive stall handed the home team a 60-51 win.

    Midway through the second quarter, however, the Diggers worked up a 30-17 lead and maintained the advantage throughout the next eight minutes of play.

  • Byerley: Trading lives

    What makes one life more valuable than another in the eyes of people? What about in the eyes of God?

    Moral outrage has been prompted over house bills in Virginia and Rhode Island to allow abortion up to the time of birth. New York and New Mexico recently passed a similar bill. Six other states already allow it, including Colorado, Alaska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, and Vermont, as well as Washington, D.C.

  • Fabyanic: Appreciating public employees

    During the English Civil War, parliamentarian opponents of Charles I dubbed his aristocratic supporters Cavaliers. They were the entitled, beautifully coiffed gentry who controlled the kingdom’s wealth through their land holdings.

  • Digger boys hoops defeats Falcons in thriller

    LITTLETON — The Clear Creek boys basketball team knows how to keep an audience on the edge of its seat.

    On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, the Golddiggers barely squeaked out a 63-61 victory thanks in large part to a missed last-second shot from the Falcons.

    The win perfectly epitomized the team’s upward trend over the past couple weeks.