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Today's News

  • Clear Creek transfer station raises prices by more than 33%

    Prices to dispose of trash and other items at the county transfer station increased by more than a third starting Oct. 11 to help defer the station’s $145,000 budget deficit in 2015.

    In addition to increasing prices for county residents, the county is now charging more to customers who live outside Clear Creek.

    Furthermore, the county commissioners have already approved another round of increases in April 2017, boosting prices an additional 10 percent.

  • New G-town business is creative by design

    Alex Diaz creates wearable art.

    In fact, he can come up with an idea, design it, print it and have it for sale on T-shirts in as little as two hours at his new business, Mara Ink Printing Co. in Georgetown.

    “And, artistically, it is awesome to be able to … have this idea and just do it,” said Diaz, who calls picking a design almost instinctual.

    A T-shirt for motorcyclists coming to Georgetown? Done.

  • Officials deciding on stops for bus service

    While Clear Creek is awaiting delivery of its passenger bus, officials are ironing out the proposed stops throughout the county.

    Called “The Prospector,” the vehicle was expected to arrive in August but now seems more likely to arrive in early November, according to Clear Creek transportation liaison Jo Ann Sorensen.

    In the meantime, a proposed list of nine stops from Georgetown to Idaho Springs was tested with a Seniors’ Resource Center bus on Oct. 6. Additional stops could be added if a clinic is opened in Idaho Springs.

  • Commission candidates divided on health district

    The four candidates for Clear Creek County commissioner disagreed — along party lines — on whether the voters should approve a proposed health service district during an Oct. 6 forum at the United Center in Idaho Springs.

    However, they agreed on how to solve most of the issues facing the county, from housing to its economy.

  • Express lane improved summer travel times

    The eastbound express lane on I-70 from Empire through Idaho Springs was a benefit to travelers in its first summer, state officials report.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation said the toll lane’s added capacity led to a 38 percent improvement in travel times.

  • In Springs, fun, food, performers are Dynamite

    Between the circus performers, face-painting, bouncy houses, snow cones, music and more, Dynamite Days attendees enjoyed the pleasant weather and family-friendly fun in downtown Idaho Springs on Saturday.

    The Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted the fourth annual Dynamite Days, with five musical acts, 26 vendors and an expected attendance of 500 to 700.

    Chamber executive director Phyllis Adams said the event earned its explosive moniker because it was started during the widening of the Veterans Memorial Tunnels on I-70.

  • CCHS secures first winning year since 2012

    Noah Sarria rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown, and he caught another score as the Clear Creek Golddiggers beat host Manual 21-14 on Oct. 7 in Denver, spoiling the Thunderbolts’ homecoming.

    The win solidifies the first winning season for Clear Creek (5-1 overall, 1-1 1A Foothills) since going 5-4 in 2012, and the first time — not including a forfeit victory— since the team went to the 2A state playoffs in 1999.

  • Resilient Diggers sweep Academy

    WESTMINSTER — Talking about playing effectively and actually executing it were two different things for the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers. When they were supposed to hit a shot toward the back line, they would send it cross-court. If they wanted to attack the middle of the Academy defense, they’d start hitting the lines.

  • O’Brien captures league title

    BAILEY — Clear Creek High School cross country coach Jeff Miller has said that Samantha O’Brien is cold and calculated. That’s not an insult, but a descriptor of the junior’s running style with a year of experience under her belt.

  • Fun run raises funds, community spirit at King-Murphy

    The King-Murphy PTA’s second annual fun run fund-raiser on Friday morning was a success in several ways:

    • Students enjoyed the 38-degree fresh air as they ran laps around the turf field. Most of the younger students ran at least 1.5 miles in about 30 minutes, with a few running closer to 3 miles. The first group included the preschoolers through second-graders, with the older students running later.