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Today's News

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Town approves 2019 budget
    The Town of Georgetown has budgeted about $4 million in capital projects in 2019, including the Gateway renovation project from 11th Street to Sixth Street along Argentine Street and the wastewater treatment plant improvements.

    Town Administrator Kent Brown said previously that the bulk of these projects will be funded by grants and development fees, respectively.

  • Idaho Springs Briefs

    City’s 2019 budget includes street projects, plant expansion
    With a budget of almost $29 million, 2019 will be a year of major undertakings for the City of Idaho Springs.

    The 2019 budget, which was passed during the Dec. 10 city council meeting, includes $2.8 million for the wastewater treatment plant expansion and almost $10 million in road reconstruction projects and the Greenway construction.

  • The fighter: Clear Creek senior Deyon Wickham making the move into MMA

    Deyon Wickham has always been the big kid.

    Throughout his three-year tenure with Clear Creek High School wrestling, the senior has served as the team’s heavyweight, ranging anywhere from 220 to 250 pounds. This year, he’s treading into a new area of battle: mixed martial arts.

    Although he’s only been working out at the Genesis Training Center in Arvada for about six months, Wickham said he’s seen great strides in his ability to spar. He started MMA as a way to follow in his father’s footsteps.

  • Fabyanic: Progressive Colorado’s future

    For a decade and more, Clear Creek, like the state, has been trending blue. Governor-elect Jared Polis, along with every state and national Democrat, swept once-red Clear Creek by double digits.
    Conservative columnist George Will recently wrote that Colorado turning blue from purple is not good news for Republicans. He says the “state is in many ways a glimpse of the nation’s future,” and that national Republicans “should study Colorado’s changing tint, from purple toward blue.”

  • Byerley: Prayers in nature

    The best parts of moving to a new area are finding new trails to explore, new roads to wander and making the time to take it all in. These past few months have left little time to slow down.
    Between moving, insanity at work, and the general hubbub of life, I seem to have been in go mode for far too long now. Having a few days off to celebrate the birth of our Savior gave me some much-needed peace. Time to spend in reflective prayer while wandering through the beautiful woods.

  • Girls hoops gets big win against West Grand

    By Craig Harper

    As the lone non-senior to play in every game during Clear Creek girls’ run to a 2A state runner-up finish last season, Aliya Singleton knew she would be asked to carry a big load on first-year coach Shadow Murphy’s young 2018-19 team.

    And with the Golddiggers badly in need of a win heading into the holiday break and in danger of squandering a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter against West Grand, the senior did just that.

  • Madam president: Aliya Singleton juggles sports and a busy school lifestyle

    Hard work is all Clear Creek’s Aliya Singleton has ever known, whether it’s with her schooling, sports, extracurricular activities or her job.

    She’s always keeping a full schedule, especially as president of student government and of the Interact Club.

    “I’ve kind of just always been busy, so once I get home, I just have to sit down and do my work, so that it gets done. I know if I don’t do it right when I get home, then I won’t have the time that I get to do it.”

  • Year in Review: 2018

    Georgetown turned 150 years old, Clear Creek School District received two offers for its former middle school/district office, and county residents elected a new commissioner in 2018. Here's a look back at 2018 in Clear Creek County.

  • County Briefs: news from the Clear Creek government

    Work to begin on the Georgetown to Silver Plume Trail
    The county hosted a community meeting on Dec. 11 for the Georgetown to Silver Plume Trail repair project, which is scheduled to begin by April and finish before the Slacker Half-Marathon in late June.

    JoAnn Sorensen, the county’s transportation liaison, said the total budget for the project is $531,250, of which about 80 percent is federally funded and 20 percent is a local match. The budget includes both design and construction. Expenditures-to-date total about $75,000, she said.

  • Byerley: Dems want to kill Colorado jobs

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The Dems are hell-bent on trying to kill jobs in 2019!  
    The Denver Post reports that a plethora of new bills are being introduced to address employment issues while Dems hold the majority in the Colorado Senate, House and governor’s office. It’s the usual smorgasbord of bad ideas that don’t account for the cost of doing business or the small business owner.  They can’t seem to be satisfied with a thriving Colorado economy; they must turn around and snuff it out.