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Today's News

  • 3 Denver area firms submit proposals for Colorado Boulevard reconstruction

    Three Denver area companies have expressed interest in Idaho Springs’ $21.9 million Colorado Boulevard reconstruction project set to begin next year.

    Atkins and HDR Inc., both based in Denver, and Baseline Engineering in Golden responded to a request for proposals to design and manage the project. City officials will make a final decision Dec. 8.

    Mayor Mike Hillman said the city looks at several factors, in addition to cost, when deciding on a contractor.

  • Planning Commission OKs pot growing in industrial, agricultural zones

    Pot growing should be allowed in the county’s industrial zones, Clear Creek Planning Commission members recommended on a 4-2 vote Wednesday.

    Four industrial zones in the county are located at either end of Idaho Springs, in Dumont and just west of Empire.

  • Snow, migrating birds drift in with front

    There are many who complain that the weather forecasters on television never predict the weather correctly.

    However, they were right on this past week when they predicted that a cold front would arrive on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 10, and that it would remain for four days.

  • Officials may ‘hold’ trucks along I-70 during bad weather

    Highway officials and commercial truckers appear to be locked in a battle over how trucks will be treated when the weather is bad on Interstate 70 this winter.

  • Homebuyer's class outlines housing assistance in county

    A married couple are looking for a home in the $280,000 range in Georgetown or Idaho Springs after taking a recent homebuyer’s class — the first of its kind offered in the county.

    The husband and wife also can apply for a 2 percent, 20-year loan of up to $25,000 for a down payment to buy their first home. The couple currently live with a relative in the county. The husband requested anonymity for financial privacy reasons.

  • Tow-truck patrols planned to minimize winter delays on I-70

    State transportation officials say they’ll step up tow-truck patrols on I-70 as partof the effort to keep traffic snarls to a minimum this winter.

  • 2014 fall sports all-conference teams

    The following are 2014 all-conference selections for the fall sports season:

  • An inspiration for all

    Cody Marshall isn’t your typical high school athlete. The 126-pound senior is a full-time special needs student. The development of his brain that allows for cognitive thinking past the age of 5 or 6 is non-existent, wrestling coach Stan Gould said.

    Marshall, 18, is also part of an individualized education program that will allow him to stay in school until he’s 21 to achieve the job skills necessary so he can be self-sufficient in the real world. But don’t be fooled. He’s a wrestler at heart, maybe more so than anybody truly realizes.

  • It’s becoming an ennui time of year

    Ennui: I have loved the word since my 11th-grade English class with Mr. Laurence. He was a stickler for vocabulary and was one of the teachers who stirred my imagination most when it comes to language.
    I notice now, especially while doing crossword puzzles, my vocabulary recall slipping. Old age? Or perhaps lack of use? Perhaps both, but for some reason, ennui remains fresh.

  • Clear Creek residents urged to take precautions for winter

    Local officials are urging residents to be prepared now that cold weather has arrived.
    Clear Creek residents should make sure their smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors are working properly; be careful when using portable heaters; keep extra medication on hand; and winterize their vehicles.
    This season Clear Creek emergency personnel have already responded to three calls related to carbon-monoxide poisoning in homes.