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Today's News

  • Senior housing facility hopes to take residents on the road

    The seniors living at Mitchell-White Residences in Idaho Springs may soon see a lot more of Colorado.
    Plans are in the works to create a nonprofit group to support the seniors at the housing development. At the top of the list, the nonprofit would like to raise funds for a field-trip van.

  • City to dismantle skate park

    The city of Idaho Springs is planning to dismantle the skate park on the east end of town in the next few months and hopes to build a new one closer to the center of town.
    The existing park, with antiquated skateboard structures, has been an eyesore, and there have been safety concerns for the kids using it. Mayor Mike Hillman said he hopes the land will have a different use and be renovated next summer.

  • Crime trending upward in Springs

    The crime rate in Idaho Springs is trending upward compared to last year, which is largely a result of an increased transient population, according to Police Chief Dave Wohlers.
    In the first nine months of 2014, the number of crimes reported is close to the number of crimes reported in all of 2013.

  • $8 million budgeted for I-70 winter operations

    State transportation officials plan to spend more than $8 million on operations this winter in the Interstate 70 mountain corridor to try to keep traffic running smoothly.

  • More closures of highway expected this winter

    State troopers expect to enact more temporary closures this winter on Interstate 70 to try to prevent longer traffic delays, said Capt. Richard Duran, a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.

    Troopers plan to work with snowplow drivers to offer State Patrol “escorts” to traffic, according to Duran. Such escorts might cause temporary delays of 30 minutes or less, he said at an I-70 Coalition meeting in Silverthorne last Thursday. The I-70 Coalition is a nonprofit group of mostly government representatives.

  • Coming home, to see the Wizard

    Clear Creek High School’s annual homecoming parade down Miner Street last Thursday was packed with school spirit.

  • Economic incentives could be used to lure hotel

    A hotelier may be wooed to build in Clear Creek County by economic incentives, according to an economic development official.
    County economic development officials plan to “get creative and put together some (economic incentive) options to see what kind of interest there is,” Peggy Stokstad, president of the Clear Creek County Economic Development Corp., said recently. A recent hotel viability study showed a 10 percent profitability gap between what it might take to build a hotel and what its potential revenues might be in the beginning.

  • Loveland to welcome skiers on Saturday

    Loveland Ski Area plans to open for the season on Saturday, after weeks of battling unusually warm temperatures.

    "We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone's patience will be rewarded on Saturday," Rob Goodell, director of business operations, said in a written statement. "We are still putting the finishing touches on the base area, but our snowmaking team has done a tremendous job on the upper portion of the mountain …"

  • Column: EHS’ JV team has a varsity feel to it

    Tim Janes doesn’t have to look too hard to see just exactly what makes his Evergreen Cougars’ junior varsity boys tennis team different than most other JV squads. The proof lies on the court.

    The Cougars, unlike most JV squads, are not a ragtag group of beginners just getting their feet wet. No, this Evergreen team is made up of intermediate players who, in some cases, may be just as good as some varsity players.

  • Diggers can’t keep up at Lyons

    By Matt Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    LYONS — There were no miracles for Clear Creek in its season finale Oct. 24 against host Lyons High School, which won 46-40. 

    The Golddiggers were leading in the second half, giving themselves hope of a win, improving the team’s worst season in the past five years. Unfortunately, Clear Creek had two turnovers on downs, including one with 3 minutes remaining.