• Thrills on the hill at new adventure park

    In addition to rafting, thrill seekers visiting Clear Creek can now climb a cliff, navigate a towering rope obstacle course or toss themselves head first into a giant transparent hamster wheel and go barreling down a mountainside.

    The new attractions are part of the recently opened Lawson Adventure Park, which aims to attract families and people interested in taking their recreation beyond being strapped into a roller-coaster.

    Last week the new park had a soft opening as the final touches were put on the grounds and construction began on seven cabins.

  • Radio station will make the move to Argo Gold Mine and Mill

    It’s official: KYGT-FM is moving from its current location to the Argo Gold Mine and Mill.

    The nonprofit radio station, currently located in a cabin on the east side of Idaho Springs, must move by March 1, 2017, to make room for the expansion of Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park.

    The new owners of the Argo Gold Mine and Mill are offering the station a rent-free home and are hosting a fund-raiser to facilitate the move from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the historic tourist site.

  • Loveland Ski Area wraps up banner season

    Loveland Ski Area is reporting one of the busiest years in its 79-year history.

    The ski resort closed for the season Sunday, but despite a slightly shorter-than-average season, spokesman John Sellers said 2015-16 was "exceptional."

    "It was a great season for us," Sellers said, "and anecdotally what I've heard from other resorts is, it sounds like everybody did well along the I-70 Corridor."

  • Local gets yogurt shop on the rails in Georgetown

    Vanilla, strawberry, triple chocolate, root beer float, white chocolate mousse and cotton candy sorbet: Jerry Story has something for everyone.

    But more than just delicious flavors, he hopes families find a place to have fun at the Yogurt Express, a train-themed frozen-yogurt shop that opened Wednesday at 612 Sixth St. in Georgetown.

    The railroad enthusiast has decorations reflecting his passion covering the walls, as well as photos of his family traveling the state. He hopes community members will add their own photos.

  • A prime spot for steak to open in Idaho Springs

    The owners of Idaho Springs’ newest restaurant are working hard to get it ready to open May 1.

    Mtn Prime Steakhouse at 1600 Miner St. is still in a state of transition, with boxes being unloaded. The floors and painting were recently finished.

    Business partners Charles Holcomb and Chris Verikas opened Lucha Cantina five years ago in Georgetown and are hoping to bring their passion for steak and locally sourced food to Idaho Springs.

  • Springs gives KYGT deadline of March 2017 for vacating cabin

    KYGT-FM will need to move from the cabin on the east side of Idaho Springs by March 1, 2017, to make room for the expansion of Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park.

    The city council set a firm date at its Feb. 29 work session after station president Phyllis Adams pressed the council for a deadline.

    “What we’re looking for is some kind of a firm time, because we’re flapping in the breeze,” Adams said. “One day at a time is how (KYGT) is operating, and that’s not comfortable, and none of you would like it either.”

  • County will require annual permit for food trucks

    Food trucks will need to apply for annual permits to operate in the county, though one operator believes the permits are redundant and unnecessary.

    Clear Creek’s county commissioners approved the permitting process Feb. 23 to ensure food-truck vendors comply with zoning rules and state and local regulations. The initial permit will cost $100, with an annual renewal fee of $50.

  • Opening this business was a big step

    With her strong passion for and storied history in the performing arts, Nycole Cropper recently opened NYC Dance in Idaho Springs. 

    The dance school at 1639 Miner St. will offer lessons to children, teenagers and adults.

    Dance is something Cropper knows a lot about.

    Originally from Greeley, she essentially grew up in the dance studio her mother operated. 

  • Echo Mountain owner files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The owner of Echo Mountain Resort has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a move she said will help her restructure debt but shouldn’t immediately affect operations.

  • KGOAT may be headed for a new pasture

    While board members for KYGT-FM would prefer the station remain in the 1920s-era cabin on the east side of Idaho Springs, they are in preliminary discussions with the new owners of the Argo Gold Mine and Mill to move the radio station there.

    The station is looking at its options in case it has to move from the cabin located where Miner Street and Colorado Boulevard converge. The station has been at that location for 15 years.