Today's News

  • Werlin’s passion is displayed on the hardwood

    Grace Werlin has an obvious passion for basketball. 

    It’s not all that uncommon for the Clear Creek High junior to be shooting hoops outside at her Georgetown home during the summer or staying after practice, almost forcing head coach Marc Gorenstein to kick her out so he can turn out the lights.

    But it is that dedication to the game that has made her Clear Creek’s top offensive threat the past two seasons.

  • Sarria hitting on all cylinders

    It was Feb. 13, 2015, and Noah Sarria, by his own admission, was super nervous. He also was trying to get the crowd hyped up as his Clear Creek Golddiggers played host to Arrupe Jesuit. 

    The then-freshman attacked the basket, only to be called for a charge. The foul, however, was the least of his problems.

  • Young weather watcher provides flurry of data

    Luke Dulski loves snow — and rain and sun and any other type of weather you can think of. So much so, that he became a junior weather watcher for KCNC-Channel 4.

    That means 8-year-old Luke regularly sends weather data to the Denver TV station’s meteorologists, and on Dec. 9, he helped meteorologist Ashton Altieri deliver the bus-stop forecast on the 6:30 a.m. news.

    The broadcast has been shown throughout King-Murphy Elementary School, where Luke is a second-grader.

  • Springs lands $100,000 GOCO grant for greenway planning

    Idaho Springs, in partnership with the Clear Creek Greenway Authority, has secured a $100,000 planning grant for the portion of the proposed trail in east Idaho Springs.

    The grant from Great Outdoors Colorado is part of the organization’s Connect Initiative trail planning program, which provides funding for trail design, engineering and master planning work.

  • Priest conveys 'God's presence of mercy'

    The sanctuary at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Idaho Springs has a few seasonal additions — a cloth depicting the town of Bethlehem under the altar, purple banners on either side of the tabernacle, and a wreath with four candles.

    The whole scene calls to mind the word the ancient Romans used: “adventus,” or arrival.

    In the weeks preceding Christmas, Catholics around the world — along with other Christian denominations — celebrate the season of Advent, a time of spiritual preparation before Jesus “arrives.”

  • Giving and receiving warm hearts at Santa Shop

    The annual Santa Shop helped deliver thousands of presents to more than 230 area children this holiday season.

    The shop, which was hosted Friday and Saturday at the Elks Lodge, offered area families in need an opportunity to select presents for their children, and for the kids to get gifts for their families. The gifts and funds were donated by individuals, families, organizations and businesses in Clear Creek County.

  • Springs council OKs 15 percent increase in water, sewer rates

    Idaho Springs wants to increase water and sewer rates by 15 percent in 2017 — which would represent the first boost in six years.

    The city council approved the rate hike on first reading Dec. 12. A town hall meeting for the public to discuss the increase with city officials before the final vote is slated for 6 p.m. Jan. 5. The council is expected to take a final vote Jan. 9; if approved, the increases would take effect March 1.

  • City to create three new positions in 2017

    Three new employee positions and several large projects highlight Idaho Springs’ 2017 budget.

    The city wants to hire a police officer, a seasonal code enforcement officer and a half-time administrative clerk. Also in the budget is money to rebuild part of Soda Creek Road and make improvements to the sewer plant.

  • Judge retains most bond restrictions for suspect in slaying

    After objections from a deputy district attorney, a judge agreed to modify only one of several bond restrictions for the suspect in last April's slaying of 44-year-old Eric Spencer of Idaho Springs.

    On Dec. 12, Chief District Judge Wayne Patton gave the officer in charge of overseeing the bail release of Colton Davison, 22, discretion to decide whether Davison could leave the area on a case-by-case basis.

  • Avalanche danger high in Clear Creek Snowfall patterns, high winds spur warning

    Recent windy conditions and snowfall patterns have created high avalanche danger in Clear Creek County.

    The Colorado Avalanche Information Center considers Clear Creek to have a considerable threat level, so "cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making (is) essential," according to the center’s website.

    Over the last week, the center reported 22 human-triggered avalanches in the state, in which 14 people were caught and four buried. No one was seriously injured.