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Today's News

  • Undefeated: Clear Creek’s football program turning the tide

    It would be impossible for any of them — not Ty Judge, not Noah Sarria, not Mark Hawkins — to remember the feeling. They weren’t even born yet.

    It was Sept. 13, 1997, a 7-6 win over Kent Denver. That was the last time the Clear Creek Golddiggers’ football program started a season 3-0. In actuality, the team was 6-0 that season before suffering a 14-7 defeat to Faith Christian in a battle between the No. 1 and 2 teams in 2A at the time.

  • Searchers rescue injured hiker on Mount Evans

    Rescuers with the help of dogs on Sept. 20 tracked and found an injured woman from the Denver area who spent the night lost on Mount Evans.

    After the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 hang-up calls from that area on Sept. 19, Evergreen-based Alpine Rescue was activated to determine if a person was injured and needed assistance near the Mount Evans Resthouse Trail.

  • Non-native trout to be removed from stream

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife this week will reclaim the Dry Gulch fishery for the threatened greenback cutthroat trout by killing off any remaining non-native trout.

    The Dry Gulch stream is north of Interstate 70 and just south of Loveland Ski Area, and it empties into Clear Creek.

  • County tourism guides going like hotcakes

    Visitor interest in Clear Creek County has been so high that a supply of tourism guides that was supposed to last two years is already gone, necessitating another printing for next year, according to Tourism Director Cassandra Patton.

    The Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau this year printed 50,000 guides at a cost of $27,000 and distributed them, but the demand has wiped out the bureau’s stock.

  • DA candidates spar in debate

    The three candidates for Clear Creek district attorney took turns being cross-examined during a Sept. 19 Republican-hosted forum at Beau Jo’s in Idaho Springs.

    Incumbent DA Bruce Brown, a Democrat, is running for a second term and was in the hot seat during much of the forum.

  • Springs annexes 15 acres at Argo tourist site

    The Idaho Springs city council approved annexing 15 acres near the Argo Gold Mine and Mill tourist site to aid in its development.

    The new owners plan a $70 million development that will include a 160-room hotel, conference center, restaurants, retail and 200 housing units.

    Alan Tiefenbach, the city’s community development planner, said that of the property’s 27 acres, the 15 acres were in unincorporated Clear Creek County.

  • King-Murphy’s Unique Tea celebrates kids’ individuality

    Just call Ryan Sandblom “Captain One Sock.”

    According to his dad, the King-Murphy Elementary School kindergartner loses his socks so frequently that his family began referring to him by that nickname. But it’s just one of the ways in which Lee Sandblom says his son is unique.

  • Watershed Festival proves educational — and fun

    Listen to music. Fish in the stream. Roll in a giant Zorb ball. Pan for gold. Climb a rock wall. Play with the snow. What can’t one do in or around Clear Creek?

  • Evergreen's Al 'Buffalo Bill' Huffman dies at 84

    While people the world over knew Earl “Al” Huffman as “Buffalo Bill” Cody, many mountain area residents knew him as a community leader, a family man and a friend.

    Huffman, a longtime Evergreen resident, died last Thursday at the age of 84.

    In addition to being a well-known Buffalo Bill impersonator, Huffman was a staple of the mountain community and a charter member of the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

  • Burgeoning traffic bringing tourists — and dollars — up I-70

    During a trip up Interstate 70 on any summer weekend, an observant motorist with a list of the 50 states could cross off half the names before reaching the Eisenhower Tunnel.

    Vehicles bearing license plates from across the country — from Texas to Alaska and Indiana to California — make their way up the mountains alongside Denver area residents looking to escape the heat and the city.