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Today's News

  • New store adds spice to Springs retail offerings

    The Spice & Tea Exchange in Idaho Springs aims to bring a dizzying variety of sugars, spices, teas and mixes to residents and tourists.

    The business, which opened this month at 1634 Miner St., is bursting with robust aromas and enough ways to liven up dinner to please plenty of palates.

    “We have over 30 salts from around the world, different smoked ones. … We have a Pinot Noir salt, an olive salt, a chocolate salt,” said Clay Freeman, shop owner and founder of the Spice

    & Tea Exchange’s parent company.

  • Veterans group to participate in 9/11 Stair Climb

    The Clear Creek Veterans Coalition is recruiting county residents for the 2016 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor those who died in the 2001 attacks.

    Veterans and residents will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk to make four laps around the tower and climb 116 floors, six floors higher than the former World Trade Center in New York City.

    The stair climb pays tribute to the 2,606 people who died 15 years ago in the terrorist attack, including 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, eight EMTs and three state patrol officers.

  • CCHS coach Thomsen displays her competitive spirit

    It’s not all that uncommon really. Karin Thomsen, Clear Creek’s head volleyball coach, occasionally gets the request from the Lady Golddiggers to play with them during practices. 

    On one hand that can be beneficial, especially being their coach.

  • Diggers come out swinging

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Isaiah Mercer could describe his first football game with the Clear Creek Golddiggers in many ways. It was special. It was great. It was also something else.

    “Tiring,” Mercer matter-of-factly said.

  • For new King-Murphy principal, ‘it’s all about relationships’

    It’s 8:10 a.m. last Thursday at King-Murphy Elementary School, and interim principal Joe Majeski stands in front of the school, greeting students as they get off the buses.

    He gets hugs from a few students, tousles a few heads and tells many of them, “Be smart. Be polite today.”

    Majeski always begins and ends the school day with bus duty, and he makes sure to check in with bus drivers to make sure the trips went smoothly. He also greets parents who drove their children to school.

  • Wet summer has brought new weeds to the area

    (Reprinted from Sept. 2, 2009)

    On Friday evening, Aug.14, the Weed Awareness Committee met for its last summer weed pulling at Evergreen Lake.

    This rainy summer has produced an unusual number of weeds, as well as unusually big weeds. Two of the participants had brought a sample of a new weed that had appeared in their yard.

  • Springs resident arrested on child-abuse charges

    An Idaho Springs father was arrested Aug. 29 on felony child-abuse charges.

    Paul Davidson, 18, is being charged with knowing/reckless child abuse causing serious bodily injury, a class 3 felony.

    Davidson's 2-week-old son had physical injuries, and first responders found the infant had trouble breathing. The child also later was found to have a broken right clavicle, fractured skull, bruising and abrasions.

    Davidson is in the Clear Creek County jail on a $15,000 bond.

  • County staff recommends approval for city annexation at Argo Mine

    Clear Creek County has recommended that the county commissioners approve the proposed Idaho Springs annexation of 15 acres near the Argo Gold Mine and Mill tourist site to aid in future development.

    "We did receive an annexation report from the city. Staff has reviewed that, and we find no issues," County Manager Keith Montag told the commissioners on Aug. 23. "(There are) no problems, no concerns, and so it would be our recommendation to allow that annexation to move forward."

  • Sheriff sees reports of illegal fires decrease

    The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office responded to fewer calls about illegal campfires last weekend than the weekend before.

    This past weekend, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 12 calls and issued summonses for six illegal campfires, compared with the weekend of Aug. 13-14, when it responded to 28 calls, and 16 summonses were issued

    "They’re down about half, but we're still getting some people," Sheriff Rick Albers said.

  • Celebrating her 90th

    Patricia Stern blows out the candles on her cake while celebrating her 90th birthday with friends and family at Coopers on the Creek in Georgetown on Sunday. “What do you do after 90? You just live,” Stern said.