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Today's News

  • G-town residents gather to remember veterans

    When Mary Lou Rutherford was a teenager in Chicago, she watched as the troops left the city by train to fight in World War II.

    The tracks ran behind her home, and she could hear the train building up steam as it approached.

    “I ran out in back and waved to the soldiers, and they would hang out the windows — and one guy said, ‘Honey, when you’re 21, call me,’ “ Rutherford said, laughing.

  • Cash crop

    Editor’s note: Clear Creek County is home to a budding recreational marijuana industry — an industry that has blossomed statewide since recreational sales became legal on Jan. 1, 2014. Since then, the state has received $76 million in fees and taxes from this burgeoning business. This is the second installment of a series that will trace the marijuana process over the next several months from seedling to sale, and will follow the money that flows into state coffers.

  • By the Numbers: Clear Creek sports during the 2014-15 school year

    2A
    The classification that most of Clear Creek High School’s athletic programs — wrestling didn’t — moved into for the postseason after playing a predominant 3A schedule during the regular season. The school’s enrollment number dropped to 224. The football team remained in 1A.

  • Schedule of I-70 construction closures

    Construction-related closures on Interstate 70 were set to resume on Tuesday.

    Current closures

    • The Dumont on-ramp to eastbound I-70 is closed while crews build a retaining wall. This closure will be in effect for nearly a month. Motorists will need to enter eastbound I-70 in Downieville. Drivers can also use Stanley Road to travel east into Idaho Springs.

  • Schedule of I-70 construction closures

    Construction-related closures on Interstate 70 were set to resume on Tuesday.

    Current closures

    • The Dumont on-ramp to eastbound I-70 is closed while crews build a retaining wall. This closure will be in effect for nearly a month. Motorists will need to enter eastbound I-70 in Downieville. Drivers can also use Stanley Road to travel east into Idaho Springs.

  • Snows keep Mount Evans Scenic Byway closed

    Recent spring snowstorms continue to keep the Mount Evans Scenic Byway closed.

    Road crews cleared 6 miles of the 14.7-mile-long road through May 18. But storms continue to cover the road with snow every couple days after crews clear it, said Tony DeVito, Colorado Department of Transportation Region 1 director. Some 4 feet of snow has fallen so far in May, after clearing operations began April 28, DeVito said.

  • Texas woman dies in rafting accident on Clear Creek

    A woman from Texas died Friday in a rafting accident on Clear Creek along U.S. 6 near mile marker 259.

    The woman was identified as 47-year-old Michelle Math of Wylie, Texas. The Sheriff's Office received a report at 11:30 a.m. that several people were in the water. Passing kayakers helped bring Math to shore and performed CPR until Clear Creek EMS personnel arrived.

  • Clear Creek needs to think, act boldly

    When preparing to write this column, I began by constructing an ideas list about intrinsic community assets young Americans expect or anticipate. The list, which surely is incomplete, follows, but upon reflecting on it, I’ve come realize it can be summarized in three words: the American Dream.

    The promise of America, whether for native-born youth or immigrants, is something that does separate us from most other nations. It helps make us exceptional.

  • Common house wren sings its bubbling spring song

    When I stretched out on my bed on the afternoon of May 12, I had only intended to rest my old back for a few minutes. But of course, I fell asleep. I was awakened about 20 minutes later by the bubbling song of a house wren.

    It had been an exceptionally warm day, and I had my windows open a few inches. The house wren sang again, this time louder than before. It was sitting on my windowsill, singing his welcome to the fine spring day.

  • Gift shop burglarized at Argo Gold Mine museum

    The gift shop at the Argo Gold Mine museum was burglarized on May 14, according to the Idaho Springs Police Department.

    Interim Police Chief Glenn Hardey said the perpetrator broke the glass in the shop’s door, then went inside and stole a number of items. He declined to be more specific because the investigation is ongoing.

    Operations at the Argo Tunnel and mill started in 1894 and ended 49 years later when four miners broke through a wall and water rushed into the Argo from the flooded Kansas-Burroughs Mine. All four died.