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Today's News

  • Lucas signs on to CCU for track

    EVERGREEN — Following her illustrious athletic career with Clear Creek High School, senior Rachel Lucas signed her letter of intent on May 9 to continue competing in track at the collegiate level.

    She won’t have to go far to pursue her athletic dreams in college.

  • Digger track gets third, fourth at Joe Shields Invite

    For many of the Clear Creek track athletes, Thursday’s Joe Shields Invitational in Kremmling represented their final outing of the season.

    With the girls’ team taking third and the boys coming in at fourth of 11 teams, the Golddiggers fared pretty well.

  • A gut-wrenching defeat: Telluride denies Clear Creek soccer in penalty kicks

    EVERGREEN — The physical evidence of frustration was easy to see, according to first-year girls soccer coach Emma Phipps.

    Clear Creek players put their hands above their heads, and the grimace of agitation crossed their faces. But the Golddiggers kept fighting. They never lost hope, not until there was no hope left.

  • CCHS AP students create place settings, choose figures to join ‘The Dinner Party’

    Students in two Clear Creek High School classes had a dinner party recently at which there was no food. Instead, they explained why historical figures they chose should be invited to the table for dinner.

    So, it wasn’t really a dinner party: It was at 8:30 a.m., and while there wasn’t a meal, there was cake after the presentations.

    This was an exercise to get the students in the Advanced Placement U.S. history and the Advanced Placement language and composition classes to review for their exams and to practice persuasive speech.

  • Hotel de Paris museum adding an authentic experience

    Looking to get back in touch with its roots, the Hotel de Paris Museum will serve up a little classic Georgetown gastronomic history in the form of food and wine tours.

    Wine and cheese tours will begin on May 25 and continue with four more dates – June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28. In addition, the museum is looking for a cafe or wine-tasting business to set up shop in “the annex” at the back of the unique historic property.

  • Loveland wraps up the ski season on a high note

    Loveland Ski Area reported a strong end to its 2017-18 ski season despite lower snowfall averages than in past years.

    “Loveland wrapped up what turned out to be a very successful season,” said chief operating officer Rob Goodell in a statement. “Throughout a winter that brought below-average snow, our snowmaking and grooming teams delivered enviable conditions, resulting in 199 operational days and a 5 percent increase in visits over the previous year.”

  • Officers, citizens honored with annual Wohlers awards

    Citizens and police officers received recognition for their service to the Clear Creek community during the Lyle Wohlers Law Enforcement Officer and Citizen of the Year awards on May 9.

    The recognitions were given during a luncheon at the Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village in Empire. The award was created in 1987 by law enforcement leaders to honor an outstanding officer for Clear Creek County. In 1993, it was named in honor of State Patrolman Lyle F. Wohlers, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

  • Joint transportation study identifies strengths, weaknesses

    Clear Creek and Gilpin residents want better transportation to health care, shopping and recreation, according to results from a joint study conducted by the counties.

    “We learned what strengths we have and certainly where those challenges are within the county,” said Clear Creek County spokesman John Bryan.

    The six-month, $35,000 study looked at the current transportation conditions, gaps and needs as well as strategies and possible solutions.

  • Collaboration beneficial in recent canyon rescue

    A climber rescued from Clear Creek Canyon on May 5 is the most recent example of the growing collaboration between the Alpine Rescue Team and the Clear Creek Fire Authority.

    The man was extricated from The Catslab climbing area near Tunnel 5 and transported safely across Clear Creek on a high-line rope system operated by both agencies.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 30-May 6

    • Monday, April 30 — Idaho Springs police arrived at the bus stop in the 1200 block of Idaho Springs after receiving a report of vandalism involving a glass window being shattered.

    • Wednesday, May 2 — A deputy received a report of stolen ski equipment at Loveland Ski Area.