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Today's News

  • Veteran has name placed on WWII memorial — 70 years late

    After nearly 70 years, Robert Miner finally received the recognition he was due.
    On Sept. 11, Miner’s family, friends and members of the Clear Creek Veterans Coalition formally placed his name on the Idaho Springs World War II memorial.

  • Work continues to clear slide debris from Central City Parkway

    No, that’s not an alien invasion you see nightly on the mountain above Hidden Valley Exit 243 on Interstate 70.

    Those lights flashing high on the hill are for the truck crews working to clear the estimated 2,300 tons of debris that slid onto the Central City Parkway on Aug. 12.

  • 9/11 ceremony honors soldiers, first responders

    A bell rung out in the cold air 102 times last Thursday, for each Colorado soldier whose life has been lost since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Picking name is no walk in the park

    In the weeks to come, Idaho Springs will decide what name to give a new park on the grounds surrounding the Carnegie Library, and the debate is on.
    The library board wants to name the area “Margaret Robbins Park” to honor Idaho Springs’ first librarian, while some Idaho Springs Historical Society members want to name it in honor of the Plummer family, who donated the land and helped being the library to town.

  • Enrollment continues to fall in Clear Creek schools

    The Clear Creek School District’s decade-long enrollment decline continued this fall semester with a 3.4 percent drop.
    Willie Leslie, the district’s business manager, said the district has 29 fewer students than in fall 2013. The school district currently has 831 students.
    Willie attributed the loss to families moving out of the county and a reduction in the number of foreignexchange students.

  • Sign-up period for health insurance approaching

    An Idaho Springs woman didn’t have the $90 she needed recently to pay for her heart medication at a local pharmacy.
    The woman made an appointment with Debby Henkens, the Connect for Health Colorado representative in Clear Creek County, and was able to sign up for Medicaid, based on her income and expanded Medicaid enrollment rules approved as part of the federal Affordable Care Act, Henkens said.

  • Brochure designed to keep hikers safe

    Sheriff’s deputies and Clear Creek County tourism officials now have a “Back-Country Survival Guide” brochure to educate visitors, after two Minnesota hikers died near Mount Evans earlier this year.

  • Clear Creek Greenway becoming a reality

    A new bike path slated for the Interstate 70 corridor is rolling forward now that a $2.5 million design and engineering project has been approved.
    The new section of the Clear Creek Greenway bike path will be designed for the same 13 miles from Idaho Springs to Empire where a $72 million toll lane is being built on the highway. State Department of Transportation officials will pay $2 million of the total amount needed to design and engineer the new bike path; Clear Creek County will pay $500,000, according to a new agreement between the two.

  • Climbing park planned near Lawson

    Drivers on Interstate 70 may sight ice climbers near the Lawson exit this winter, after investors got approval Tuesday for an adventure park in the region.

  • Summer workers scrambling for housing

    Zip-line guide Tory Gentes lived in a tent on private property in Idaho Springs this summer — mainly, she says, because she wasn’t paid enough to rent available rental housing in the region.