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Today's News

  • Sanitation district moving forward with plant improvements

    A huge crane placed two tanks each weighing 15 tons at the Central Clear Creek Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant as part of its new system.

    Workers watched as the tanks, which cost $900,000, were installed as part of the district’s effort to improve the plant. Taxpayers approved a property tax increase in 2014, and the sanitation district received a grant to pay for the $4.2 million state-of-the-art facility, which should be completed by the end of the year.

  • Kate Collier prepares to bid adieu to the Idaho Springs city council

    Term-limited Idaho Springs city council member Kate Collier has enjoyed her time serving the city and hopes to do so again some day.

    “I’m actually going to be kind of upset that it’s over,” Collier said. “It’s been a very enjoyable run.”

    Collier has served in the Ward 2 seat since being appointed in 2008. She had been elected to back-to-back four-year terms and cannot run again for another four years.

  • Third doctor coming to Idaho Springs clinic to meet demand

    Center Health Primary Care Clinic in Idaho Springs is in the process of hiring a third full-time doctor on staff to meet the growing demand.

    The person will join physicians Kimberly Bentrott and Bruce Martin at the clinic in the Jacob House that has been open since mid-July. The current doctors have been working part-time in Idaho Springs, and the clinic is seeing between 10 and 26 patients a day.

    “It is amazing what is happening here,” Cindy Dicken, the county’s director of health and human services, said.

  • Local rider wins first-ever Devil's Peak Downhill race

    By Alissa Noe

    GEORGETOWN — In its inaugural year down Guanella Pass, the Devil’s Peak Downhill international skateboard competition was a huge success on Saturday and Sunday as amateur and professional riders from across the globe stopped by the small mountain town.

  • Reinforcing healthy habits as the new school year begins

    Back to school time offers an excellent opportunity to introduce or reinforce healthy habits for yourself, as well as your entire family. Here are some ideas to keep you and your family’s health a high priority.

    Elementary school-age kids

  • Education briefs

    Candidates sought for school board
    The Clear Creek School District is looking for residents in three of its five districts to run for election to the school board.
    Applications are due Sept. 1, and the election is Nov. 7. School board members serve four-year terms and aren’t paid.
    Those running for the board this year must be at least 18 years old, registered voters and live in either District B, C or E. Anyone convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child is ineligible.

  • Questioning the status quo

    Alisha Hill

  • The thief hiding in our economy’s shadow

    The gulf between real world economics and under-educated idealists continues to grow. Today, our national debt is about $20 TRILLION.
    With the U.S. population at just more than 323 million, that works out to a little over $60,000 of debt for each and every one of our citizens. When interest rates hit 5 percent, the interest costs alone on this debt will be $1 TRILLION. Again, on a per capita basis, the interest costs alone will be more than $3,000.

  • Georgetown adds ballot question to November election

    The Georgetown Board of Selectmen has approved adding a question to the November ballot on whether the town will be authorized to provide possible future cable and internet service.

    The selectmen unanimously approved adding this question at its regular meeting on Aug. 8 at the town hall.

    Clear Creek County had the same question on its November 2015 ballot, which county voters approved with 86 percent in favor.

  • Steaking a claim at St. Mary’s

    The breeze around St. Mary’s Fire Station on Saturday afternoon carried the smell of dry rubs, marinades, cooked vegetables and the smoke from charcoal grills.

    After the cooks turned in their steaks, many passed around leftovers for their audience and competitors alike to sample. The steaks were soft and juicy, bursting with flavor from the rubs and the smoke, and left people’s tastebuds with an impression so powerful, it’s a wonder anyone could restrict themselves to only one sample from each cook.