Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mount Evans road closed until Memorial Day weekend

    You'll have to view the fall colors on Mount Evans from afar for the rest of the year — the Mount Evans Scenic Byway has closed.

    The highest paved road in North America was open later than usual this fall because construction work delayed its opening until early August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It typically opens the Friday before Memorial Day and closes the day after Labor Day.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • Renowned pianist to perform in Georgetown

    Pianist Michael Gurt will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Georgetown Heritage Center's performance space.

    Gurt, a professor of piano at Louisiana State University, has won numerous piano competitions all over the world.

    "(Gurt) has performed as a soloist and with orchestras around the world," said Georgetown resident Maraday Wahlborg. Wahlborg and resident Ann Moore spearheaded the fund-raising effort to purchase the new $27,000 Yamaha grand piano that Gurt will play.

  • Springs plans recognition wall to honor residents’ contributions

    Work began last week on a community recognition wall on the east side of the Idaho Springs city hall.

    The brick wall will display plaques recognizing residents who have made contributions to the city. The wall will be 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide, and will cost the city between $2,500 and $3,000 to build.

    Interim City Administrator Phyllis Adams said the city will select honorees each year.

  • Committee will address skateboarding concerns

    Skateboarders, Idaho Springs officials and residents will serve on a committee that will make recommendations on whether skateboarding should be allowed on city streets.

    Mayor Mike Hillman decided to create the committee after more than 30 people urged the city to allow skateboarding on the streets at a Sept. 15 town hall meeting. No one spoke in opposition.

    It is currently illegal to ride skateboards on any of the city’s streets and also forbidden to ride on sidewalks in the historic district.