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Today's News

  • Georgetown Loop hosting ‘haunted’ mine tours

    As the train clacked along in the darkness, a voice over the speakers told the passengers about the three different types of hauntings — residual, intelligent and poltergeists.

    Multi-colored lights illuminated gravestones and other markers along the Georgetown Loop’s tracks. The whole atmosphere felt reminiscent of an old-time radio show about ghosts, murders and other frightful things.

  • Loveland Ski Area to open on Friday

    Loveland Ski Area will begin its ski season at 9 a.m. Friday. 

    "The snow we received in early October has been a tremendous help, and our snowmakers have put in a lot of hard work to ensure the first turns of the season are good ones,” said chief operating officer Rob Goodell in a release. “We invite everyone to come celebrate the start of another season with us on Friday."

  • Hudson found not guilty in sexual assault case

    Mark Edward Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at his home in Evergreen over Thanksgiving in 2015, was acquitted by a jury Friday afternoon on charges related to the incident.
    Hudson, 59, was found not guilty of one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony. He pleaded not guilty to the charge in January.

  • Allegations in Hudson case destroyed victim’s family, relationship

    Family ties dominated the third day of trial proceedings in the case against Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting the teenage daughter of family friends over Thanksgiving in 2015.

  • Driver in I-70 accident found to be under the influence

    The driver of a truck that veered across the median on Interstate 70 and crashed into four other vehicles was under the influence of alcohol, ephedrine and marijuana, an autopsy report confirms.
    Around 11 a.m. on July 30, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when his Chevrolet pickup truck veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic.

  • Trial begins in case of Evergreen man accused of sex assault

        Trial proceedings began Tuesday morning in the case against Mark Edward Hudson, the Evergreen resident and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting the teenage daughter of family friends while they stayed overnight at his home during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2015.
        Hudson, 59, is charged with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in January.

  • Police Blotter: Crime calls for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

    • Monday, Sept. 25: Idaho Springs police responded to a disturbance involving a person reportedly brandishing a knife in the 3300 block of Riverside Drive. A person was taken into custody and charged with menacing.

    • Monday, Sept. 25: Idaho Springs police investigated a report of shoplifting at a store in the 1300 block of Miner Street. Officers found the people involved reportedly possessed narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Two individuals were taken into custody.

  • Vox

    Kudos to those who organized silent parade

    Editor:

    Thank you for the article on the 9/11 Silent Parade and Ceremony honoring our community's first responders of all types. I'd like to add that county Veteran Service Officer Troy Erickson was the prime organizer of the event with help from Clear Creek County Veterans Coalition members Pastor Bill Robertson, John Bryan and Tina Matthew. 

    The Q House boys should also be recognized for their work of setup and take-down of the stage area.

    Phil North

  • Coexisting in harmony with nature

    Both of my wonderful parents loved camping, and I grew up spending much of my time in the back of a canoe and in the wilderness to my great fortune.

    Although I haven't had the opportunity to camp in recent years, my childhood was rich with experiences that taught me an appreciation for nature, and how we can and are meant to coexist with it. This kind of harmony can be incredible, and I believe that nature truly is where the human heart belongs.

  • Masters of our fate?

    Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake Thy gory locks at me. “Macbeth” (III, iv, 50)

    Macbeth is seeing the ghost of Banquo who was murdered by Macbeth’s paid assassins. That scene is the play’s climax, the point when Macbeth’s fate is sealed.