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Today's News

  • Vox Pop

    Countering Riddell’s column
    Editor:

    Mr. Riddell’s column of March 16 had as much truth in it as a Trump tweet.
    Riddell failed to note that the “devastating” counterclaim of Trump’s great lawyer, Roy Cohn, was dismissed before trial.
    Riddell also forgot that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes and only the antiquated electoral college system put Trump into office.

  • A wish list of priorities

    With all of the noise over the fake news regarding Russian hacking of the election, scant little notice has been paid to President’s Trump first budget submission. Now it is important that everyone understands the role of the executive’s budget. It carries no authority other than providing to Congress his or her wish list of spending priorities. Understanding this, however, provides tremendous insight into the constituency biases of our elected officials.

  • Health care is a right; health insurance isn’t

    Let’s be clear and unequivocal before myth morphs into alternative fact: Health care is a human right. Period. It comes with being human. It’s not a privilege, a benefit procured depending upon one’s employment or financial situation.
    Health insurance isn’t natural; it’s a man-made phenomenon. Not only not a right, it’s an arbitrary and capricious construction designed not to deliver more healthy and efficient health services but for something coldly objective: Profit.

  • A wish list of priorities

    With all of the noise over the fake news regarding Russian hacking of the election, scant little notice has been paid to President’s Trump first budget submission. Now it is important that everyone understands the role of the executive’s budget. It carries no authority other than providing to Congress his or her wish list of spending priorities. Understanding this, however, provides tremendous insight into the constituency biases of our elected officials.

  • Health care is a human right; health insurance isn’t

    Let’s be clear and unequivocal before myth morphs into alternative fact: Health care is a human right. Period. It comes with being human. It’s not a privilege, a benefit procured depending upon one’s employment or financial situation.

    Health insurance isn’t natural; it’s a man-made phenomenon. Not only not a right, it’s an arbitrary and capricious construction designed not to deliver more healthy and efficient health services but for something coldly objective: Profit.

  • Georgetown man dies after skiing accident

    A 35-year-old Georgetown resident died while skiing at Loveland Ski Area on Friday.

    Police are still investigating Cole Barker's cause of death. The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office, which is handling the investigation, suspects that Barker died after hitting a tree. Barker was pronounced dead at the scene. Clear Creek Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said the skier was wearing a helmet.

  • King-Murphy without power, phones

    The Clear Creek School District is reporting that power is out and phone lines are down at King-Murphy Elementary School. Parents are being asked to pick up their children as soon as they can.

    The cause for the disruption is not yet known, but a representative from the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office said the county was experiencing multiple power outages. 

  • Springs power line fire causes outage

    A power line caught fire in the early hours of Friday morning, causing a power outage in Idaho Springs.

    Power is now back up, and Xcel Energy crews are working to fix the pole. Carlson Elementary School was closed due to a power outage.

    City public works superintendent John Bordoni said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

    “For some reasons the pole caught fire, and the top of the pole fell over,” Bordoni said.

  • Bears springing into action after winter hibernation

    By Christie Greene

    Last fall, as the days grew shorter and the sun moved lower in the sky, the bears listened to their instincts and began eating, really eating, up to 20,000 calories a day. As their foods sources dwindled and the temperatures began to sink, they ambled into the woods to make a den.

    In the meantime, we adjusted our clocks, made soup and readied the snowblowers. While we settled in front of the fire with a book, the thick-coated, fat-laden bruins curled up inside cozy dens and began living off their acquired fat stores. 

  • Adam Klemstein throws shutout in victory

    Adam Klemstein was dominant on Saturday morning as he tossed five innings during a 10-0 victory over KIPP Denver.

    Great pitching can make everything easier in the game of baseball and Klemstein proved that as he finished the morning allowing just four hits while striking out 11 KIPP hitters.

    Jonah Rich provided the big stick offensively for the Diggers as he finished with three RBIs off two hits, including a home run.