Today's News

  • Crews contain 1-acre fire above Springs

    Emergency crews contained a 1-acre wildfire above Idaho Springs near Gilson Gulch on Saturday.
    Clear Creek sheriff’s dispatch said no houses or structures were in the immediate area of the blaze.
    Kathleen Krebs, director of Clear Creek’s Office of Emergency Management, said the Gilson Gulch Fire was caused by an unattended campfire.
    The call alerting responders to the blaze came in about 8 a.m. Friday. There are currently no fire restrictions in place.

  • Colorado Boulevard reconstruction project receives three bids

    Three Denver companies have expressed interest in Idaho Springs' $21.9 million Colorado Boulevard reconstruction project set to begin next year.
    Atkins and HDR Inc., both based in Denver, and Baseline Engineering in Golden responded to a request for proposals to design and manage the project. City officials will make a final decision on Dec. 8.
    Mayor Mike Hillman said the city looks at several factors, in addition to cost, when deciding on what company will work best.

  • Planning Commission OKs pot growing in industrial, agricultural zones

    Pot growing should be allowed in the county's industrial zones, Clear Creek Planning Commission members recommended on a 4-2 vote Wednesday.

    Four industrial zones in the county are located at either end of Idaho Springs, in Dumont and just west of Empire.

  • Snow, migrating birds drift in with front

    There are many who complain that the weather forecasters on television never predict the weather correctly.

    However, they were right on this past week when they predicted that a cold front would arrive on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 10, and that it would remain for four days.

  • 2014 fall sports all-conference teams

    The following are 2014 all-conference selections for the fall sports season:

  • An inspiration for all

    Cody Marshall isn’t your typical high school athlete. The 126-pound senior is a full-time special needs student. The development of his brain that allows for cognitive thinking past the age of 5 or 6 is non-existent, wrestling coach Stan Gould said.

    Marshall, 18, is also part of an individualized education program that will allow him to stay in school until he’s 21 to achieve the job skills necessary so he can be self-sufficient in the real world. But don’t be fooled. He’s a wrestler at heart, maybe more so than anybody truly realizes.

  • It’s becoming an ennui time of year

    Ennui: I have loved the word since my 11th-grade English class with Mr. Laurence. He was a stickler for vocabulary and was one of the teachers who stirred my imagination most when it comes to language.
    I notice now, especially while doing crossword puzzles, my vocabulary recall slipping. Old age? Or perhaps lack of use? Perhaps both, but for some reason, ennui remains fresh.

  • Planning Commission to consider marijuana grow operations

    Want to have a say about whether you or your neighbor should be allowed to grow pot in Clear Creek County?

    You’ll get your chance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, when the Clear Creek County Planning Commission discusses where  marijuana can be grown in the county, if at all. The public hearing will be at Idaho Springs City Hall, 1711 Miner St. 

  • Clear Creek schools on two-hour delay Thursday

    Clear Creek schools are on a two-hour delay Thursday as a result of the frigid temperatures and severe wind-chill factor.

    The school district website said classes will begin about 10:20 a.m. Buses will also be delayed by two hours.

  • Funding sought for Peak to Plains trail segment

    Peaks to Plains bike trail supporters have a plan to get the money needed to build a new, 0.7-mile segment of trail in Clear Creek Canyon.