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Today's News

  • Golddigger boys skiers show their strength on a tough Winter Park course

    WINTER PARK — The Clear Creek boys ski team knows how to stick together.

    On Friday at Winter Park Ski Resort, Avery Schell, Kellen Eno and Brandon Pennell finished 14th, 15th and 16th respectively in the slalom, good enough to qualify for state in the event.

  • Digger boys hoops defeats Falcons in thriller

    LITTLETON — The Clear Creek boys basketball team knows how to keep an audience on the edge of its seat.

    On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, the Golddiggers barely squeaked out a 63-61 victory thanks in large part to a missed last-second shot from the Falcons.

    The win perfectly epitomized the team’s upward trend over the past couple weeks.

  • Clear Creek girls hoops stuns the Falcons

    LITTLETON — All season long, the Clear Creek girls basketball team has been working to bring all its skills together in a single game. On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, the Golddiggers reached that crescendo with a commanding 55-28 win over the Falcons.

    In the first half, after going down 20-6, they kicked their offense into gear and never relented.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's searching for Walmart shoplifting suspects

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men accused of hitting a Clear Creek Sheriff’s deputy with their truck while the deputy tried to arrest them for shoplifting at the Evergreen Walmart.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's searching for Walmart shoplifting suspects

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men accused of hitting a Clear Creek Sheriff’s deputy with their truck while the deputy tried to arrest them for shoplifting at the Evergreen Walmart.

  • Fabyanic: Soufflé of writing

    I have to say, I’m becoming addicted to George Will’s columns. The reasons are beaucoup.

  • Byerley: We are not alone

    Our busy lives, and constant hustle-bustle sometimes leave us feeling lonely. Time with family and friends is limited by our jobs and obligations.  
    It can leave us feeling helpless, frustrated and worn down. We sometimes develop unhealthy behaviors, like not getting enough exercise or sleep, using drugs or alcohol to cope, and isolating ourselves from the company of others.  
    We must remember in these times of struggle that we are never alone, and others experience the same feelings.

  • Drivers practice precision atop frozen Georgetown Lake

    Walking on ice is a fascinating experience — to hear it crack, to feel it shift, and to see all the little bubbles, air pockets and divisions within its layers, Stephen Thompson of Castle Rock described.

    Arguably even more fascinating than walking on ice is driving on it.

    “When you get on ice, it’s something totally different,” Thompson said of ice-driving. “I learn every time I go out there. … It’s a unique experience, and it’s gorgeous at Georgetown Lake.”

  • County hopes to design gun range on former rodeo grounds

    County officials want to collaborate with the Clear Creek County Sportsmen Club to design a gun range on the former rodeo grounds in Dumont.

    At a Jan. 22 work session, county and club representatives met with the Clear Creek commissioners to ask for the go-ahead to apply for a Colorado Parks & Wildlife grant that would fund most of the design.

  • County, CDOT to negotiate air-quality monitoring as part of express lane

    Clear Creek commissioners want to ensure that the Colorado Department of Transportation incorporates air-quality monitoring in the requirements for constructing the westbound peak-period shoulder lane.

    So they decided to finish a hearing on a required 1041 permit application until Feb. 5 to allow time for county staff and CDOT to work out a solution. A 1041 permit allows local governments to place some regulations on state projects such as the shoulder lane.