Today's News

  • Boys lacrosse sees growth as season nears end

    DENVER — In a season of growth in a relatively new sport to many players, the Clear Creek lacrosse team has seen “tremendous” improvement in just a short time.

    On Saturday afternoon at Bishop Machebeuf High School, some of those improvements shone through early in the Golddiggers’ 15-4 loss.

    Throughout the first frame, the Diggers enjoyed strong ball movement, good ground ball control and solid communication. After the Buffaloes went on a run, however, their efforts were deflated.

  • Fabyanic: Threading the needle

    Fight-or-flight has been a primal instinct since our days on the African savannah. Seventy thousand years ago, it was always life-or-death survival. Today, not so much. For us, it’s not a case of denying real existential threats but understanding there aren’t bogeymen hiding under the bed.

  • Byerley: Premium for parking

    Idaho Springs’ parking is at a premium, and city leaders now want us to pay a premium to park. For several years, there have been mutterings about paid parking in Idaho Springs.

    Beginning this summer, it seems these pontifications may become reality. As reported in last week’s Courant, the city’s “looking to partner” with Interstate Parking for paid parking and permit-only areas throughout downtown. Interstate contracts with area ski resorts to manage parking areas.

  • Digger baseball wins battle against Warriors

    LONGMONT — Longmont Christian may be one of the best teams in 1A baseball, but they were no match for visiting Clear Creek on Thursday afternoon.

    At Sandstone Ranch, the Golddiggers relied on a strong offense, weakened somewhat by their defense, to knock out the eighth-ranked Warriors (per CHSAANow.com) 9-4 despite a late-game scare.

  • Byerley: Red flag ruckus

    By Nicole Byerley

    Innocent until proven guilty no longer stands in Colorado. Colorado Democrats’ latest unconstitutional tomfoolery has now become law and is causing quite the ruckus among the right-leaning and Libertarians in our state.

    House Bill 19-1177, the so-called “red flag” gun bill, was signed into law by our radical governor on Friday afternoon. The law is a disgusting attempt to preserve “public peace, health and safety” by stripping away citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

  • Fabyanic: The human touch

    For some time, I struggled with a draft about Joe Biden being called down for his “tactile” approach to politics and life in general. I wanted to get it right, given the sensitivity of the topic not only for those who have felt uncomfortable with Biden’s style but also for those who also practice a similar hands-on approach.

  • Golddiggers lacrosse team outmatched against Dawson

    EVERGREEN — Tyler Robertson, with a brace protecting his already hampered right knee, limped off the field at game’s end.

    The Clear Creek tri-captain was unable to play in the final three quarters of the Golddiggers’ home match with perennial state power Dawson School on April 9 after the battered extremity locked up on him early on.

  • Digger track places many in the top 10 at Denver Christian

    LAKEWOOD — Although Clear Creek’s Duncan Emmons has been excelling in the discus competition so far this year, Saturday just wasn’t his meet.

    At Denver Christian School, the Golddiggers sophomore finished 33rd by throwing the disc as far as 67 feet, 6 inches. His season record is 81 feet, which he set the meet before.

    “I’m feeling like I could work on my form a bit more and I could get my chest up while I’m throwing a bit more,” he said after his throws.

  • Melodrama takes center stage in 42nd annual showing

    This month, Silver Plume is hosting “Whines to Witches” as its 42nd annual melodrama.

    The Downing Playhouse was packed Sunday night as the 14-member cast, including two newcomers, took to the stage to perform the play, which was written by George Downing.

    Downing, who died last year, was integral to Silver Plume’s melodrama program. Even after he retired from the stage, he visited practices, cast member Nick Regester said.

  • New Greenway alignment to bypass Scott Lancaster Bridge

    Clear Creek’s Greenway trail will bypass the Scott Lancaster Bridge.

    Because of Idaho Springs’ wastewater treatment plant expansion, the geography of the creek and neighboring private properties, stakeholders have identified another alignment that would have the Greenway path cross over Clear Creek to the south of the current bridge and run along County Road 314.