Today's News

  • Onago coming into her own as leader for CCHS' track team

    When it comes to high school track and field, Clear Creek’s Crystal Onago seems to be the girl who can do it all.

    Whether she’s flexing her strength in shot put and discus or running 200-meter sprints, the senior leader, who is now in her fourth year in the sport, can always be counted on, according to head coach Brian Inman.

    Onago’s leadership doubles as a contagion for the Golddiggers.

  • Clear Creek superintendent Marshall to resign

    Roslin Marshall, the superintendent of the Clear Creek School District, is resigning on July 2 for personal and family reasons.

    Marshall, 48, has been with the district for 21 years as a coach, teacher, principal and the last five years as superintendent.

    “I’ve found the work in all of those roles to be very rewarding and meaningful,” she said, “and I fully intend to hand the district off (to the new superintendent) in the best way possible … so the district can continue to move forward.”

  • Fabyanic: Co-superintendents not a good idea

    Two thousand years ago, when the republic was collapsing, the Romans concocted a new leadership model: Triumvirate, a three-man team that split areas of governance. Slow to learn, they tried it twice before concluding that a leader cannot be divided. The emerging empire was thence controlled by a singular man, albeit an emperor with unlimited power.

  • Byerley: County property conundrum

    What to do with Goldigger Field and the bus barn property is quite the conundrum. On one hand, I can understand the history and nostalgia, and wanting to preserve a green space for soccer practice, the annual homecoming football game, community events and club activities.

  • Friends remember Empire man killed by avalanche on Jones Pass

    Hans Berg, the Empire man who died in Thursday’s avalanche on Jones Pass, was more than a skier and photographer. He was an engaging and exuberant Clear Creek resident who had a great vision and love for the outdoors.

    “He had a huge passion for life,” friend and fellow Empire resident Margi Kaspari said. “He grabbed it with both hands and went for it. It’s a huge loss for Empire.”

  • Idaho Springs working with CDOT to address parking on Highway 103

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is surveying the rights-of-way along Highway 103 within Idaho Springs’ city limits, so the city can figure out whether and how to limit parking there.

    During a March 4 City Council work session, Police Chief Chris Malanka said his department has been dealing with parking issues along Highway 103 since he came on board three years ago.

    Enforcement has been difficult because officers didn’t know whether someone was parking in CDOT right-of-way or on private property, he said.

  • Residents weigh in on Digger Field, bus barn decision

    Area residents on both sides of the debate on whether to keep or sell Golddigger Field expressed their views at a community meeting Thursday.

    Comments ranged from former football coach Lyn Darrell, who stressed that the school board was forgetting about tradition, the area’s history and what’s important by considering selling the property, to longtime resident Mary Jane Loevlie, who said it was time to sell the properties, and in doing so, thinking about the greater good for the community in the next 50 years.

  • King-Murphy kindergartners see world from inside-out

    King-Murphy’s kindergartners sat on Antarctica, flew to all of the continents and learned about some of the planet’s physical features on Thursday.

    The children in Paulyne Fisher’s class sat inside a massive globe balloon brought to the school by the Denver Children’s Museum. They learned about animals and music of various areas of the world.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Feb. 26-March 3
    • Monday, Feb. 25 — Idaho Springs officers were notified of suspicious activity on the east side of town. Officers found a man who reportedly had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.
    • Tuesday, Feb. 26 — The Sheriff’s Office took a report of suspicious activity along Lamartine Road after a couple reported that they gave a man bread and cookies, and then gave him a ride. They called to report that he seemed strange.
  • Arrupe Jesuit beats Clear Creek in season opener

    DENVER — It was only one game, according to Clear Creek senior tri-captain Abbigayle Gothman, but Saturday’s girls soccer season opener versus Arrupe Jesuit at Bruce Randolph High School was more than just that. It was the winds of change, sort of.