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Today's News

  • Reaching new heights: Davies wins state climbing competition

    Although Ceci Davies is young, she still can climb above the rest.

    During the last weekend of February, the Clear Creek sophomore won the girls’ title in her first ever state climbing competition through the American Interscholastic Climbing League, a club level sport.

    The ASCL held the competition at the Übergrippen in Denver this year.

  • Clear Creek boys hoops ends season in regionals

    Going into a year with a new coach and the loss of two key seniors, the Clear Creek boys basketball team faced great uncertainty about how this season would pan out.

    With a 66-49 loss to Fowler in the 2A Region 8 tournament on Friday night at Vail Christian, it all came to an end. But the Golddiggers still managed to finish with a winning record, 12-11, under first-year Clear Creek coach Scott Haebe.

    For senior standout Lucas Gerding, the heightened win percentage was all that mattered. After all, most of the team consisted of sophomores with just four seniors.

  • Digger girls hoops ends season in districts

    EVERGREEN — In a season defined by a new team’s ability to adapt to a first-year head coach, Clear Creek girls basketball saw great growth from game one until its final matchup in the district tournament last week.

    On Feb. 19 on their own home court, the Golddiggers — seeded No. 6 in 2A District 4 — fell to No. 7 Front Range Christian 39-37 due to costly mistakes. They finished the season 7-16.

  • Clear Creek ski team ends season at state

    Even in the most unfavorable conditions, the Clear Creek skiers proved they can hang with the best in the state.

    Through adverse conditions on Thursday and Friday, the Golddiggers competed in the Colorado state skiing competition in Durango and finished 12th out of 15 teams, scoring 244 points between the slalom, giant slalom, classic 5K and skate races.

  • Digger boys hoops qualifies for regionals

    EVERGREEN — Lucas Gerding wasn’t ready to play his final high school boys basketball game and with a loss on his home court at that.

    “I just came into the game with a mentality that it was them or us, them or us after tonight,” the Clear Creek senior said. “I’d much rather that it be them than us.”

  • Fabyanic: Kakistocracy

    Kakistocracy is a real word, meaning government by the worst people. Its etymology is from kakistos, which is Greek for “worst.” Associate it with a child’s expression when you say “caca,” and you’ll remember it vividly.

  • Byerley: The bait-and-switch party

    Dems have increasingly become the party of bait-and-switch tactics — deceptively spinning webs of hope, change, progress and equality, while the outcomes of their policies create further division, regression and government dependence.

    Do they have nefarious purposes, or are they so ignorant that they don’t grasp the outcomes of what they are trying to sell us? I think it depends on the politician.

  • Georgetown Community School hosts inaugural spelling bee

    Some fresh Nebraska knowledge prompted a first-place finish for three students in Georgetown Community School’s inaugural spelling bee.

    The knowledge may not have come from Nebraska, but it was those three words — fresh, Nebraska and knowledge — that put Ellie Bottomley, Skyler Clark and Zoe Fulton on the top of their respective age divisions during the bee on Friday afternoon in the school gymnasium.

  • Hillman: A lot of work accomplished, but more work lies ahead

    When I became mayor of Idaho Springs in 2014, the city was at a crossroads. Our infrastructure was aging and starting to fail, and we were facing some other significant challenges as well.

    I said it when I was elected, and I’ll say it again: “It’s a new day in Idaho Springs.” Back in 2015, that meant looking at ways we could protect and develop our community both for residents and for our businesses. We have met that challenge, and it’s time to enjoy our work.

  • Byerley: Integrated behavioral help

    Centura Health has proposed an Integrated Behavioral Health model for the permanent Idaho Springs clinic. This type of medical approach is desperately needed everywhere, especially in rural communities such as ours.

    Clinical medicine so often addresses symptoms and immediate needs, while neglecting to ask the right questions to dig down to the root cause of the problem. Behavioral health clinicians help to fill in this gap by asking deeper questions and getting to know individual needs and concerns.