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Today's News

  • Youngsters help retire American flags

    Working as methodically as possible, 11-year-old Tavien Woods cut the first strip off a 60-foot American flag.

    Friends followed his lead, and they reduced the giant flag to pieces that could be put into a fire and burned in the hot summer air.

  • Thrills on the hill at new adventure park

    In addition to rafting, thrill seekers visiting Clear Creek can now climb a cliff, navigate a towering rope obstacle course or toss themselves head first into a giant transparent hamster wheel and go barreling down a mountainside.

    The new attractions are part of the recently opened Lawson Adventure Park, which aims to attract families and people interested in taking their recreation beyond being strapped into a roller-coaster.

    Last week the new park had a soft opening as the final touches were put on the grounds and construction began on seven cabins.

  • Arvada man accused of setting girlfriend on fire at campsite

    An Arvada man has been arrested on suspicion of pouring gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire while camping with the woman and her two sons in the Arapaho National Forest. 

    Christina Archuleta-Blasier was airlifted to the University of Colorado Hospital's burn unit Friday morning after a 911 call was made from the remote campsite in the Barbour Forks area southwest of Idaho Springs.

  • Man dies after kayak capsizes at Georgetown Lake

    A 30-year-old man died after his kayak capsized at Georgetown Lake on Saturday evening.

    A Georgetown police officer was the first to respond to a 911 call and entered the water, but the victim was too far from shore for a safe rescue, according to a news release from the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office. The victim was identified as Francisco Joseph Martinez.

  • Man dies after kayak capsizes at Georgetown Lake

    A 30-year-old man died after his kayak capsized at Georgetown Lake on Saturday evening.

    A Georgetown police officer was the first to respond to a 911 call and entered the water, but the victim was too far from shore for a safe rescue, according to a news release from the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office. The 911 call had been placed at 7:11 p.m.

  • Man dies after falling into Georgetown Lake

    A 30-year-old man died after reportedly falling out of a kayak at Georgetown Lake on Saturday evening.
    The Summit County Water Rescue Team recovered a body from the lake just before 2 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office.
    The Georgetown Police Department was investigating, but foul play was not suspected, the Sheriff’s Office said.

  • Hill Climb participants rise to steep challenge

    By Craig Harper, For the Courant

    As an annual participant and two-time winner of the Guanella Pass Hill Climb bicycle race, LeRoy Popowski should have had a distinct advantage over first-timer Johnathan Freter in the July 11 fifth edition.

    Indeed, Freter mistimed the final sprint. But so did Popowski, and younger legs prevailed — though by the slimmest of margins.

  • Vox

    Protect Clear Creek’s wilderness

    Editor:

    This coming July would have marked the 10th anniversary of my time on the mountain — lots and lots of time on that mountain near Idaho Springs. But that time expired just a year shy of this landmark. And then, I returned to “civilization,” Denver style. That in of itself has been quite a process. With a little help from my friends, I’ve mastered the salad fork again.

  • Clinton knows meaning of perseverance

    I had my “aha” moment last week with regard to the success of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It came by way of Ezra Klein’s online piece on Vox. In it Klein posits a clarifying distinction between the Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns.

    “Clinton employed a less masculine strategy to win. She won the Democratic primary by spending years slowly, assiduously, building relationships with the entire Democratic Party.”

  • Officers help deliver baby on Floyd Hill

    Law officers helped deliver a baby girl June 9 along a roadside in a Floyd Hill neighborhood.

    Clear Creek sheriff’s Capt. George Weidler said dispatch received a call from a man rushing to a hospital from Floyd Hill with his pregnant wife.

    “She was in the process of delivering a baby,” Weidler said, adding that the man had pulled over to the side of the road.

    Deputy Noah Kowalewski and Idaho Springs police officer Justin Richardson arrived and helped with the delivery.