Today's News

  • Fair or not —you can pay more if you choose

    The last few weeks have certainly had more than their fair share of comments and insights regarding the proposed and passed tax bill. Well thought out positions have been put forth on many aspects of taxation and the income tax in particular.

  • 4-Hers design marshmallow catapults to tackle a zombie apocalypse

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For the Courant

    If you ever find yourself in the zombie apocalypse and need protection, Clear Creek 4-Hers are ready to help.
    The group met Jan. 10 to learn how to make catapults that shoot marshmallows in defense against the undead. The zombie apocalypse is the theme for this year’s 4-H after-school club.
    After zombie corpse yoga to start the meeting, a dozen Georgetown Community School students set out to create marshmallow catapults with guidance from Kayleigh Mills, former 4-H club president.

  • Women’s March in Denver to return Saturday

    The annual Women’s March on Colorado, which took place in downtown Denver the day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration last January, will return to Denver later this month.
    Organized partially as a response to Trump’s election as president of the United States last year and partially to promote “social justice, human rights, and equality for all women and all people nationwide,” last year’s event drew more than 100,000 people from across the state to Civic Center Park.

  • Yu joins race for Polis’ seat

    Peter Yu, a Colorado native and career sales manager in Broomfield, has joined the race for Jared Polis’ 2nd Congressional District seat.

    Yu, who grew up in Loveland and attended Fort Lewis College in Durango on a football scholarship, is a first-generation American who sees politics and serving in Congress as a way to give back to a country he says gave his family every opportunity in life.

  • Clear Creek starts off league play on high note

    EVERGREEN — From start to finish on Jan. 9, the Clear Creek boys basketball team battled for its first game of league play against Sheridan at home as it walked away victorious, 68-54.

    After a slow start and early deficit to overcome, the Golddiggers found the fire they needed as junior point guard Lucas Gerding caught fire from beyond the arc, only to be fueled even more when senior guard Noah Sarria checked in for the first time near the end of the first quarter. He had been benched to start the game for missing practice.

  • Golddigger girls dominate Sheridan at home

    EVERGREEN — In its first game of the new year and the first game of Frontier League play, the Clear Creek girls basketball team on Jan. 9 put on a show against visiting Sheridan, defeating the Rams 76-23.

    The 53-point deficit marked its largest margin of victory on the season.

    “I’m happy with it,” head coach Marc Gorenstein said. “They were able to translate what we working on in practice into a game. We worked a lot on help side defense, and that really helped us out a lot.”

  • Recommendations sought for recognition wall

    The City of Idaho Springs is seeking recommendations for its community recognition wall.

    The brick wall, which was built in 2015 on the east side of the Idaho Springs City Hall, displays plaques recognizing residents who’ve made contributions to the city.

    This month, the city will look to put as many as five new names on the wall. Mayor Mike Hillman said he hopes residents will nominate people for the city to consider.

  • Idaho Springs looking to curb parking congestion

    The City of Idaho Springs is looking at several options to solve its parking congestion issues.

    During the Jan. 8 work session, council members discussed everything from downtown parking kiosks to off-site parking with shuttles to limiting when and where delivery trucks can park.

    Mayor Mike Hillman expressed an interest in bringing in a consultant who could talk about parking kiosks.

    “People parking in prime locations, if they want to run in and get a gift, (are) they willing to pay a $1 or $1.50 to do it?” Hillman asked.

  • Plowing into a new adventure

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about the women who work in the county's public works department.


    After weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures, the forecast was finally calling for snow. The morning of Jan. 10 was looking iffy at best. It wasn't that cold, but county snow plow operator Kellie Graves had her fingers crossed anyway.

    With her 15-ton Freightliner 108SD, Graves was ready for whatever Mother Nature could dish out.

    'Fell apart'

  • County considering a temporary shelter plan in weather emergencies

    Clear Creek County would like to provide temporary shelter to those trapped in the county during a snowstorm, but the big question is where.

    The discussion came up Jan. 9 at the county commissioners meeting at which local officials discussed Interstate 70 closures and subsequent weather-related delays.

    During the Christmas Eve snowstorm this year, for example, a family with children was housed in the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge.