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St. Nicholas visits Citizens Park

The children were not nestled all snug in their beds, but visions of sugar plums — or some equivalent candy — were likely dancing in their heads while visiting downtown Idaho Springs Saturday, Nov. 27. The city kicked off the winter holiday season with its annual tree lighting in Citizens Park, hosted by the Idaho Springs Marketing Alliance.
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Former Idaho Springs PD officer expected to plead guilty Dec. 9
Nicholas Hanning, the former Idaho Springs police officer charged with assault, is expected to enter a guilty plea on Dec. 9.

Family, local veterans pay tribute to Idaho Springs veteran Gene Eddy

When Clear Creek veterans and their families gathered to celebrate Veterans Day at the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge on Nov. 12, there was someone noticeably missing from the festivities.

24-karat chemistry

Winter truly is a magical time of year. Snow falling from a quiet sky, holiday cheer and basketball season tipping off. The Clear Creek basketball teams were scheduled to host a season opener Nov. 30 …

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From left, Loralei Murphy, Rylie Young and Breyda Spinner run a drill during the Nov. 16 Clear Creek girls basketball practice. The team’s first game will be Nov. 30 at home against Platte Canyon.

Hoop springs eternal

The Clear Creek girls basketball players are looking forward to a full season this year after a short, condensed season last winter. Practice for winter sports started Nov. 15, and the Clear Creek …

Idaho Springs Briefs for Dec. 1

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Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman who recently traveled to Africa

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently …
Commerce City police are looking for this man in connection with a Dec. 1 armed robbery of a convenience store.

Commerce City police searching for armed robbery suspect

Clommerce City police are looking for a man who held up a convenience store on East 104th Avenue Dec. 1. He is between 18 and 25 years of age, stands 5 feet 8 inc hes tall and weighs about 170 …
A sign read, "I don't co-parent with the government" during an Aug. 30 protest against mask requirements at the Arapahoe County administration building in Littleton.

Masks not perfect, but do help, says local Colorado health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks …
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Coming Attractions

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …

Bird brain envy

The family of corvids, which includes ravens, crows and magpies, redefines the meaning of “birdbrain.”

Check it out! Clear Creek Library information for December

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On being grateful for our daydreams

Many of us have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season. At the same time, however, many of our friends and neighbors may also be dealing with grief, loss and uncertainty. Even as we expect …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
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