Today's News

  • Running Huskies find their fire vs. Diggers

    BAILEY — The fire within his players had seemingly fizzled out, so Platte Canyon head coach Nate Carrigan tried to draw some of that fire back by holding open tryouts the day before the Huskies hosted Clear Creek at Burland Field.

  • Two arrested in rash of arson fires, vehicle vandalism

    Local authorities have arrested and charged two individuals in connection with a series of fires and vandalized vehicles in recent weeks.

    The identities of the two Idaho Springs residents, one a juvenile, have not yet been released. They are each being charged with 22 counts of criminal mischief and four counts of arson, a felony.

    One arson charge is connected to a 4-acre blaze at the end of March. Unidentified individuals had been seen on a hiking trail in that area just before the fire.

  • 9HealthFair rescheduled for this Saturday

    Snowy weather forced cancellation of the 9HealthFair in Idaho Springs on Saturday.

    It's now scheduled for 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Carlson Elementary School in Idaho Springs. 

    Clear Creek County organizers made the decision to reschedule the event, said Meryl Zigila, volunteer engagement coordinator for 127 health fairs across Colorado and one in Nebraska, who is based in Denver. The health fair events offer free and low-cost health screenings to residents.

    For more information, call 303-698-3799.

  • Clear Creek ahead of pack in plans to establish shooting ranges

    A plan to open three new public shooting ranges puts Clear Creek County at the head of the pack of a government shooting group.

  • Foothills offer plant communities from plains to tundra

    The various plant communities that make up part of any biological study are usually the most interesting part to me. I took my first course in ecology in the summer of 1937. At that time, ecology was considered a new science concerning the interrelationship between the many things found in a wildlife community.

  • G-town resident finds common ground with Iranians during trip

    Iranians have a lot in common with U.S. citizens, says longtime Georgetown resident and preservationist Cindy Neely.

    “I’m a traveler … and I have always enjoyed traveling the world,” said Neely, who taught in the county for 30 years, including world history. “When teaching world history, the Persian Empire is the beginning of the story. It is really not the Greeks and the Romans.”

  • New code enforcement officer has his work cut out for him

    Idaho Springs’ new code compliance officer has handed out 500 courtesy tickets and nearly 50 tickets for code violations since starting in January.

    Peter Krzanowsky said that most violations involve parking, trash, nuisance issues and abandoned vehicles.

    The city had gone without a code enforcement officer for several years after the former compliance officer resigned to pursue other opportunities, and the city didn’t budget for a replacement until this year.

  • Sports briefs

    Roshko, Dawson School shut out Clear Creek
    LAFAYETTE — Sage Roshko scored a pair of goals to lead four goal scorers in all as host Dawson School blanked Clear Creek 5-0 on April 20.

    Sophia Brussell, Liv Cramer and Izzy Roshko also scored for Dawson.

    Clear Creek (6-5, 0-2 2A Region 5) has lost two straight after having won three in a row.

  • King-Murphy students revved for repurposing

    King-Murphy Elementary School is sowing the seeds of conservation.

    The school has been celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which is April 22, with a presentation by the regional administrator from the Environmental Protection Agency and the EPA mascot, Froggy. Students also participated in a repurposing challenge in which they took trash and found new uses for it.

  • Diggers’ Sarria already among the best in 2A in the 100 meters

    For Clear Creek freshman Noah Sarria, just the thought of being one of the state’s top 100-meter runners this early in his high school career is exhilarating. It’s also a challenge to get even better.

    In Clear Creek’s lone home meet of the season on April 14, Sarria ran a time of 11.94 seconds to place third in the 3A/2A Frontier League meet at Clear Creek High School. Bennett scored a one-two finish led by Danny Warner’s winning time of 11.50. Sarria attributed a slow start to his third-place finish.