Today's News

  • County seeks funding for permanent clinic

    Clear Creek County is looking to develop a game plan to find funding for a permanent clinic facility in Idaho Springs to be opened by 2020.

    County officials recently published a request for proposals from consultants to create a fundraising feasibility study for the development of the Collaborative Care Center.

  • Golddigger girls take home district tournament title

    FREDERICK — The Clear Creek girls basketball team can add district champions to its growing list of accomplishments this season.

    After winning the regular season Frontier League title, the girls took home the Class 2A District 7 crown with an easy 65-41 win over Dayspring Christian at Frederick High School.

    “It’s insane,” senior guard Rachel Lucas said. “It’s what we worked for and what we’ve earned. It’s just the best feeling ever.”

  • Davies, Inman earn high Skimeister marks at state

    LEADVILLE — The state ski competition at Ski Cooper in Leadville may not have gone the way the Clear Creek ski team had wanted, but the Golddiggers still came away with a few notable accomplishments.

    In the season-long Skimeister competition, which features the talents of the all-around skiers — slalom, giant slalom, classic 5K and skate — the Diggers had two top-five finishes in Wes Davies (second on the boys side) and Angellina Inman (fifth for the girls).

  • Boys’ hoops takes second at district

    FREDERICK — The 2A district tournament didn’t go the way the Clear Creek boys basketball team wanted it to.

    Following a valiant effort in the third quarter, the Golddiggers fell to Highland 76-69 in the District 7 tournament at Frederick High School on Saturday.

    Following suit with the rest of the season, senior shooting guard Noah Sarria stunned the competition with a 46-point performance. No other Golddigger hit double-digit scoring.

  • Georgetown Community School interim principal Doug Hesbol is becoming part of the community

    It’s 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, and Georgetown Community School’s interim principal is turning on lights at the school in anticipation of a new day.

    “I’m having so much fun,” Doug Hesbol said of his job. “This is an amazing place.”

    After eight weeks at the helm of the public charter school, Hesbol is enamored with the school and its students and staff, with the people he’s met, and with Georgetown itself.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Feb. 12-18

    • Monday, Feb. 12 — A deputy received a report about threatening notes being left at an Old Squaw Pass Road residence. The deputy received a call later from the party stating that they no longer wanted to file a complaint.

    • Tuesday, Feb. 13 — An Idaho Springs police officer reportedly observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way down Colorado Boulevard. The officer issued a summons for driving under restraint and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

  • Body of missing Denver teacher found

    Rescuers believe they have found the body of a missing Denver preschool teacher who didn't come to work on Feb. 20 after skiing at Jones Pass.

    Alpine Rescue members came across the body at about 9 a.m. on Thursday.

    Peter McInerney, 65, was last known to be skiing in the area on Feb. 18. McInerney taught at Park Hill Children’s Center.

  • 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.

  • Rick, Rascal or Roni: which is the real raccoon?

    Many kids are introduced to raccoons through the popular magazine, “Ranger Rick.” This cartoon park ranger encounters and then solves environmental challenges with the aid of his friends. Through reading about Rick’s quests to defend wildlife and nature, kids are encouraged to also take part in the protection of their natural world.

  • Nero fiddles — Rome burns

    “Frankly, the United States is under attack, under attack by entities that are using cyber to penetrate virtually every major action that takes place in the United States.”
    — Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence, to the Senate Intelligence Committee