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Today's News

  • Golddiggers fall in first round of playoffs

    IDAHO SPRINGS — This season hasn’t always been easy on the Clear Creek football team, but the Golddiggers are still proud of the strides they made. On Saturday afternoon at Golddigger Stadium, it all came to an end when they fell to visiting Monte Vista in the first round of the 1A playoffs, 39-34.

  • Clear Creek voters approve sales tax increase

    Clear Creek voters Tuesday approved a sales tax increase to help fund the county’s EMS district, and Idaho Springs voters gave the city the green light to move forward on a bond issue geared toward fixing its streets.

    According to early results, voters approved a 0.65 percent sales tax increase to fund the county's emergency services with 76 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. More than 1,600 voters approved the measure, while 893 were against.

  • Cassell wins, Houston retains Clear Creek school board seat

    Jennifer Cassell has won the District C seat on the Clear Creek School District Board of Education, garnering more than 70 percent of the vote in unofficial results. Cassell beat Scott York, who received about 30 percent of the vote.

    The two were vying for a seat held by Jeanne Biggs, who is term-limited and couldn’t run for the seat again. This was a low-key election with both candidates campaigning by talking with constituents.

  • CCHS alumnus shares experiences as congressional intern

    About 18 months ago, Michael O’Leary of Dumont walked through the halls of Clear Creek High School as a student.

    On Oct. 26, he returned to tell his fellow Golddiggers about his experiences interning for U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, in Washington this summer.

    O’Leary, who is studying mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines, told Tina Matthew’s Advanced Placement government class how he answered phones, sat in on meetings and gave tours of the U.S. Capitol.

  • Former Tommyknocker employee pleads guilty to theft

    A former business manager of Tommyknocker Brewery and Pub has pleaded guilty to felony theft.

    Hope Michelle Reynolds, 47, of Idaho Springs was arrested March 10 in connection with theft of $245,000 from Tommyknocker. She was charged with one count of third-degree felony theft, which could carry a possible sentence of four to 12 years in prison.

    Reynolds pled guilty to the charge in district court on Oct. 30. She is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 22, 2018.

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  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Oct. 23-29

    • Monday, Oct. 23 — A deputy responded to a call along Patty Drive of a missing juvenile. The juvenile returned home a short time later.

    • Tuesday, Oct. 24 — Idaho Springs police executed a search warrant at a residence along Miner Street. The search was connected to an armed robbery that had occurred earlier in the year. Detectives found narcotics and a firearm that reportedly belonged to the resident, who was arrested and charged.

  • GCS parents express concerns over board, administration

    A group of parents and the Georgetown Community School board are trying to work through parent concerns about how both the board and school administration function after the school’s two preschool teachers quit in October.

    An online petition signed by 130 parents, community members and others called for improvements to the school’s administration —which consists of principal Sharon Warren and business manager/preschool director Marcia Ricke — and more transparent communication among parents, the board and the administration.

  • The corrupt two-party system

    Having a just political system that represents the opinions of the majority of the public and protects our fundamental rights is about as much as anyone in this country wants.

  • Vox

    Anglican church in Idaho Springs getting a facelift

    Editor:

    Idaho Springs has been getting a lot of face lifting recently. The western end of Colorado Boulevard looks great, but the infrastructure work and paving getting it there has been very slow, disruptive and costly.

  • The corrupt two party system

    Having a just political system that represents the opinions of the majority of the public and protects our fundamental rights is about as much as anyone in this country wants.