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Today's News

  • Benefits of working with a personal trainer

    If you are someone who has recently made goals around your health and fitness, it’s important to carefully evaluate how you are going to achieve your goals. One tool you might consider using is a certified personal trainer.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Feb. 5-11

    • Monday, Feb. 5 — Georgetown police pulled over a vehicle for a suspected DUI on westbound Interstate 70 near mile marker 228. The driver was reportedly under the influence. Because the driver had five previous DUI convictions, they were taken into custody on a felony charge.
    • Tuesday, Feb. 6 — A deputy initiated a call about a downed power line in the 2000 block of Santa Fe Mountain Road. The line was not sparking on the ground or crossing the road.

  • Carlson Elementary science fair not just a joy, but a learning experience

    Past the collection of green molds, miniature volcanoes and something that smelled strongly of vinegar, fourth-grader Allison Monroe proudly displayed her collection of chemicals.

    Allison’s science fair project was one of many that almost entirely filled the Carlson Elementary School gym on Thursday. The space was transformed into row after row of cardboard displays, each with a unique science project.

    Allison said she wanted to determine the base or acidity of many of her home’s household products and cleaners.

  • Construction on G-town subdivision expected

    Georgetown’s new subdivision, Bighorn Crossing, is scheduled to break ground next month.

    The subdivision, which will be near the Georgetown Lake Lagoon area near 22nd and Argentine Streets, has been platted as a 17-acre subdivision of 64 townhomes, 72 condominiums and a three-story hotel.

    Developer Kurt Soukup said his team is planning to break ground mid-March, begin modular construction on May 1 and finish the first 15 units by July. However, the pacing could fluctuate with demand, he said, adding that half of the first 15 units have been claimed.

  • Officials to put the brakes on camping, parking along Guanella Pass Road

    The U.S. Forest Service is restricting camping and parking along Guanella Pass Road to minimize user impact to the area starting March 1, and county commissioners wonder if it will be enough.

    The order restricts use between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., including parking, camping and campfires in undesignated areas within a quarter-mile of Guanella Pass Road, portions of Leavenworth Road and all of Silver Dollar Lake Road.

    The Guanella Pass area has five campgrounds where camping and campfires are still allowed and designed areas for parking.

  • Gummy bears to power-generating windmills provide excitement at GCS

    The gummy bears floated in various states of destruction. Some were partly dissolved, others utterly disintegrated, and fifth-grader Shelby Lewis couldn’t have been more enthusiastic about the results.

    Two dozen students gathered in Georgetown Community School’s gymnasium as judges walked from table to table, taking notes and asking questions at the school’s science fair on Feb. 6.

    “Do they sound like gummy bears? They sound like rocks,” Shelby said while shaking a container containing several gummy bears and a chemical solution.

  • King-Murphy students learn that experimentation can be a fun endeavor

    Whether its plants, germs, magnetic levitation or something in between, King-Murphy Elementary School students have been learning about everything scientific.

    “There was a lot of good scientific thinking and creative thinking in this year’s science fair,” said Heidi Lupinacci, who helped coordinate the school’s event. “The projects were detail oriented.”

    While the science fair was not mandatory, students in first- through sixth-grade participated, she said, making the annual event a success.

  • New greenway director up for the challenge

    Building a greenway from one end of the county to the other isn't going to be easy, but Amy Saxton is up for the task.

    The Clear Creek Greenway Authority’s new executive director spent most of her professional life working for Outward Bound, an experience-based outdoor leadership program, so she's used to a challenge.

    Saxton replaced former executive director Randall Navarro, who left to pursue other opportunities. Saxton, a county resident, said she began work in the position to help out during the interim and then was asked to stay on.

  • KYGT seeks leasing land for permanent home

    KYGT-FM is looking to the county for a place to build a permanent home.

    The nonprofit radio station spoke with Clear Creek County commissioners on Feb. 5 about leasing a site from the county near Charlie’s Place, the Clear Creek/Gilpin County Animal Shelter. KYGT-FM will meet again with the county to continue the conversation.

    If approved, the plan would be to build a new radio station for about $150,000 with volunteer assistance, according to radio station founder Greg Markle.

  • A big surprise: Students watch their teacher perform in community theater show

    As some say, those who can, do, and those words were never truer for the Clear Creek High School/Middle School choral teacher.

    Meaghan Quigley says teaching vocal music is her first love, but she still needs a creative outlet of her own — and recently she combined the two.

    Quigley landed a part in “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at Jesters Dinner Theatre in Longmont, a show that CCHS performed 18 months ago. With the help of a couple of CCHS teachers, she surprised her students at a performance.