Today's News

  • Young DJ puts a spin on his future

    The mood-altering, atmosphere-warping sounds of club music spilled onto 16th Avenue moments before the Idaho Springs block party started on Sept. 24.

    Surrounded by a group of fellow high-schoolers, 15-year-old disc jockey Josh Reagon tested his equipment while several people in Citizens Park began to dance.

    Josh, a Clear Creek High School sophomore, was recently hired by the city to DJ for the block party. Josh started DJ’ing almost two years ago.

  • Silver Lakes residents want trail routed elsewhere

    Bicyclists are not held in high regard in the Silver Lakes neighborhood in Dumont.

    Because they believe that cyclists generally don’t generally follow traffic rules and leave a mess in their wake, many residents don't want a planned new greenway recreational trail to run through the neighborhood. 

    About 50 people attended a meeting Sept. 23 at the Dumont School, virtually all of them to protest any trail planned through their neighborhood on the south side of Interstate 70. Many raised their voices.  

  • Fire ban announced in Clear Creek

    After the wet spring and early summer, things have finally dried out.

    On Thursday, officials in both Clear Creek and Jefferson counties announced fire bans because of continuing high fire danger. Any fires built in either county must be built in existing fire grates in parks and campgrounds.

    In addition, residents are not allowed to:

    • Shoot off fireworks.

  • Springs officials set to interview finalists for city administrator

    Idaho Springs officials will host a meet-and-greet with the four top applicants for city administrator on Friday before interviewing them Saturday.

    The public is invited to meet the candidates, two women and two men, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at city hall. Three of the four are from Colorado.

  • Election offers variety of candidates, ballot questions

    A host of ballot questions and candidates await city and county voters in the Nov. 3 election.

    From making elected officials appointed in Idaho Springs to creating an occupation tax in Georgetown, here is an election primer.

    Idaho Springs city council


  • Loveland Ski Area installing new lift

    Loveland Ski Area is preparing for ski season with a new lift, and has made a request to the U.S. Forest Service for a restaurant, rental shop and lessons building at Loveland Valley.

    The new Ptarmigan Lift is a triple-chair that replaces the former Chair 2 on the upper part of the hill, said John Sellers, a Loveland Ski Area spokesman.

    Installing the new lift at the former midway point of Lift 2 and shortening that existing base-area lift will be more efficient for skiers, with fewer slowdowns and stops expected on the upper lift, Sellers said.

  • Toyota to film commercial on Loveland Pass

    Toyota plans to film its latest commercial on the Continental Divide in Colorado starting Oct. 7.

    While several locations are still being discussed, Loveland Pass has been chosen as one of them, said Scott Seltzer, the incentive coordinator at Ease Commercial Services in Los Angeles, a firm involved in the Toyota commercial.

    Other locations being discussed include Mount Evans and Pikes Peak, said Lauren Sloan, deputy director at the Office of Film, TV & Media in the Colorado Office of Economic Development.

  • Get a mammogram, get healthy

    County health officials are making it easy for women to get a mammogram on Saturday, Oct. 10, as part of Women's Wellness Day.

    Getting the screening exam from a mobile mammography unit brought in specifically for the event will only take 15 minutes, but you have to sign up in advance. Call public health nurse Tami Bradley at 303-679-2385 to schedule the free appointment. Screenings may be free for women with no insurance or with high-deductible insurance. Screenings are meant for women 40 and older.

  • A pot pourri of pot

    Editor’s note: Clear Creek County is home to a budding recreational marijuana industry — an industry that has blossomed statewide since recreational sales became legal on Jan. 1, 2014. Since then, the state has received $76 million in fees and taxes from this burgeoning business. This is the fourth installment of a series that will trace the marijuana process over the next several months from seedling to sale, and will follow the money that flows into state coffers.

  • ‘Health-care bus’ suggested for Clear Creek

    A "health-care bus" could be in Clear Creek County's future, according to Cindy Dicken, the county's health and human services director.