Today's News

  • Superheroes, other characters on the prowl in G-town

    Spiderman and a unicorn led a pint-size parade of Georgetown Community School preschoolers as they ushered in the spooky season with the first Halloween parade of the day on Oct. 30.

    In an annual tradition, Georgetown students come in two waves through town to show off their costumes and rake in treats.

  • City council decides Deese’s request doesn’t hold water

    The Idaho Springs city council agreed during a work session Monday not to revisit the city’s policy on the collection of delinquent water utility accounts that was originally approved in March.

    Council member Denise Deese asked the council to reconsider the policy during an Oct. 26 meeting, saying the city had threatened to place a lien on her home because of a delinquent bill. Deese wasn’t present at Monday’s meeting, and the remaining council members unanimously agreed not to revisit the earlier decision.

  • Henderson Mine plans additional 130 layoffs

    The Henderson Mine has announced it will lay off approximately 130 workers beginning in January.

    This most recent round of layoffs comes on the heels of 80 furloughs that were announced in August.

    "In light of a continued deterioration in the molybdenum market, Henderson will curtail molybdenum production by an additional 45 percent," Eric Kinneberg, a spokesman for parent company Freeport-McMoRan Inc., said in a statement.

  • To laugh or not to laugh …

    After warming up by dancing like angry leprechauns, it was time for the serious business of rehearsing the works of William Shakespeare.

    Well, maybe not quite so serious.

    On Oct. 28, Clear Creek High School students practiced their lines for the fall production of "I Hate Shakespeare!" The play is a parody of the works of the legendary bard, yet the cast also hopes it serves as a gateway to his more famous works.

  • New director to pave way for progress on Peaks to Plains Trail

    A man who has been heavily involved with plans for the Peaks to Plains Trail as a member of Denver-based THK Associates Inc. will lead the new Clear Creek Greenway Authority.

    Randall Navarro was chosen to be executive director of the authority, officials said Oct. 27. Navarro was not immediately available for comment.

  • Quick Hits

    Clear Creek ends season

    The football season for the Golddiggers came to an end Oct. 30 with an 18-12 home loss to Lyons. Clear Creek finished the season with a 3-5 record, 1-5 in the Class 1A Metro League.

    League title on the line

  • Swenson in 7th heaven with top-10 finish in 4A

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen junior Brandon Swenson made a leap up the ranks of the elite cross country runners in the state this season.

    Not only did Swenson move up from the Class 2A ranks where he ran for Clear Creek High School as a sophomore. He also made a significant jump on his finish at the state cross country meet held Oct. 31 at Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

  • Closures of Eisenhower Tunnel scheduled to test fire suppression system

    Testing of the Eisenhower Tunnel’s recently installed fire suppression system will affect Interstate 70 traffic for several days in early November, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials.

    The westbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 2 and 4 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The eastbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 during the same timeframe. Traffic will be diverted over Loveland Pass, officials said.

  • Eastbound I-70 toll lane now expected to open Dec. 12

    State transportation officials have unveiled a new timeline for the eastbound toll lane that has been under construction on Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County for more than a year.

    The lane should be operational by Dec. 12, CDOT officials told Clear Creek’s county commissioners at a meeting Tuesday.


    Vote to make Idaho Springs city clerk, treasurer positions appointed


    Regarding the question on the ballot for Idaho Springs voters asking to make the city clerk and city treasurer positions appointed, I would like to speak as a former Idaho Springs city clerk and an “insider” to this issue and encourage a yes vote for both.