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Today's News

  • Migrating nighthawks fill the evening air

    (Reprinted from Aug. 22, 2012)

    There is a small order of birds known as goatsuckers. The scientific name is the Caprimulgiformes, which comes from the Latin Caprimulgus, a milker of goats and forma or form.

    This name comes from the old belief that these birds, which are often seen in low sweeping flight over meadows, were sucking the milk out of goats. There are not as many species in this order as there are in some other orders such as finches and warblers.

  • Voters must veto the prince of profane

    Aug. 24. Four weeks and a day to the autumnal equinox. I guess I should call it the first day of fall, but autumnal equinox sounds better, more educated. But probably snooty to some. To them, that probably makes me a pointy head.

  • Diggers' cross country team continues to build off of youth movement

    Coach Jeff Miller could’ve looked at how the tank was somewhat depleted in 2015, and it was. 

    After all, Brandon Swenson, the favorite to be Clear Creek’s top male cross country runner a season ago, transferred to nearby Evergreen High and finished seventh in the 4A state meet.

    But the tank “didn’t go dry by any stretch of the imagination,” Miller noted. That is evident by who the Golddiggers have coming back in 2016.

  • Lady Diggers look to rebound from year of seasoning

    It would be easy to look back on the 2015 volleyball season as a rebuilding one for Clear Creek High School. 

    After all, the Lady Golddiggers not only had their first losing season in more than a decade but also the first in the four-year tenure of head coach Karin Thomsen.

  • Rich back in the game for Diggers

    Jonah Rich doesn’t have much recollection of the game itself. It may have been against Jefferson High, but that’s not for certain. It was a JV football game. He recalls that.

    He was just a freshman and a quarterback, at the time, for Clear Creek High. Then he got his bell rung — a midseason concussion that did more than just knock him out of this game. It temporarily, at least to his coaches, sidetracked his high school football career.

  • Migrating nighthawks fill the evening air

    (Reprinted from Aug. 22, 2012)

    There is a small order of birds known as goatsuckers. The scientific name is the Caprimulgiformes, which comes from the Latin Caprimulgus, a milker of goats and forma or form.

    This name comes from the old belief that these birds, which are often seen in low sweeping flight over meadows, were sucking the milk out of goats. There are not as many species in this order as there are in some other orders such as finches and warblers.

  • Mount Evans moments

    Young mountain goats cavort near the summit of Mount Evans on a recent sunny day. Cooler weather was expected to move into the area later this week, as summer wanes and the tourism season winds down.

  • Vox

    Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 2049

    Editor:

    The Friends of the Idaho Springs Public Library, along with all “lovers of  the library,” would like to express our gratitude to Girl Scout Troop 2049 for changing the mudpit into a wood post and chipper-chip walkway. It looks beautiful!  Thank you bunches.

    Kathy Donahue

    County needs to pursue opportunities

    Editor:

  • It’s difficult to change people’s minds

    I enjoy reading thoughtful articles. Thoughtful in this case likely elicits another descriptor from others: boring. You see, facts are essential, valued pieces of information in my universe, even those that contradict cherished beliefs. In times past, I believed in absurd notions: Santa, the swaying of trees causing wind, and an open and embracing Republican Party. Detaching from that thinking wasn’t always smooth, but facts intervened and intellectual honesty demanded such.

  • Business owners get refunds for rooftop lights

    Refund checks are being sent to Idaho Springs business owners who put up money for the aborted attempt to install Tivoli-style lighting along the rooftops in the city’s historic district.

    The lights were removed earlier this year after burn marks were discovered on a metal gutter where some had been installed.

    The city and several merchants along Miner Street paid for the lights to illuminate the rooftops and draw the attention of motorists on Interstate 70.