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Today's News

  • Ballot Briefs

    A host of ballot questions and candidates await city and county voters in the Nov. 7 election.

    Ballots may be returned by mail and must arrive by Nov. 7, or they can be dropped off at one of four locations: King-Murphy Elementary School, 425 Circle K Ranch Road, Evergreen; Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen; Idaho Springs City Hall, 1711 Miner St., Idaho Springs; or Clear Creek County Courthouse, 405 Argentine St., Georgetown. A ballot box is located just outside the main entrance or in the county clerk’s office.

  • Chamber members support county, Springs ballot questions

    The Idaho Springs Chamber members support increasing the county’s sales tax by 0.65 percent for Clear Creek EMS, according to a recent membership poll.

    Chamber members also want to see the Idaho Springs bond issue increasing the city’s debt $18 million for road repairs pass and to allow the city to partner with public- or private-sector partners to provide improved high bandwidth Internet services.

    These issues will be decided by voters on Nov. 7.

  • After ending season, CCHS volleyball looks ahead

    After a successful year — during which Clear Creek volleyball took a huge step forward from previous seasons — the Golddiggers ended their season on Oct. 24 with a 3-0 loss to Dayspring Christian Academy in the Class 2A District 7 tournament in Greeley.

    But, after finishing with a 12-8 record, there’s plenty to smile about.

  • Speaking for those who were silenced

    Nervous, three students stepped into the almost empty auditorium and walked up to Jack Adler. They apologized for not being able to make his presentation because of a basketball game but all the same wanted to pay their respects. He nodded smiling, glad to make their acquaintance.

    Adler was about their age when he survived the Holocaust.

    Oct. 25, 2017

    Before long, the Clear Creek High School auditorium filled with students on Oct. 25 to hear the 88-year-old Lone Tree resident talk about his experience and what intolerance can lead to.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Oct. 16-22

    • Tuesday, Oct. 17 — Idaho Springs police officers were dispatched to a business in the 1500 block of Miner Street regarding a person reportedly smoking marijuana on the sidewalk outside. The person was issued a mandatory court appearance subpoena, and was also issued a criminal trespass warning by the business.

  • Man dies after his SUV runs off U.S. 6 into Clear Creek

     A 52-year-old Colorado Springs resident died when his SUV ran off U.S. 6 and landed in Clear Creek on Oct. 21, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Trooper Josh Lewis said Robert Pominville was traveling eastbound on U.S. 6 at about 11:15 p.m. near mile marker 259 in Clear Creek County when his 1998 Mercury Mountaineer traveled off the roadway.

  • Vox

    Vote ‘yes’ on ballot issue 1A

    Editor:

    Please join me with your vote of yes on the increase of sales tax by .65 percent in Clear Creek County. This increase will help fund the ambulance emergency services. This is not a partisan political issue; this is a common sense Clear Creek County isse.

    Clear Creek residents pay only a small part of the total sales tax. Let us allow the people passing through our county help pay for this service. Many of them use this service long Interstate 70.

  • It is just common sense

    Contrary to what many talking heads would have you believe, this is not the most divided partisan and electorate in the history of the country. It is, however, I believe, the most divided and partisan in recent memory.

  • Democratic tribalism

    Last week, I began to explore tribalism as what essayist Andrew Sullivan calls, “our default human experience.” We’re born into tribes, choose tribes, feel stronger attachment to some and rationalize our association with others. No wonder we’re basket cases. It’s not a simple thing.

  • Q&A with council member candidate Michael Vieweg

    Idaho Springs resident Michael Vieweg is running in Ward II to replace council member Kate Collier, who is term limited and cannot run again for four years.

    Vieweg, like all of the candidates running for city council, is uncontested in his bid for city council during the Nov. 7 election.

    The Courant asked him about his background and reason for wanting to serve on the Idaho Springs City Council.

    Tell us a bit about your background.