Today's News

  • CCHS boys 4 x 100 relay wins the 2A state championship

    LAKEWOOD — Ben Griffin sprinted at maximum capacity down the last leg of the track with three competitors right on his tail. When he finally crossed that finish line first, barely, he pumped his fist and yelled in exhilaration.

    Clear Creek track had state champions in the 4 x 100-meter relay. It can often take years for someone to make history. For four Clear Creek track athletes, it only took 44.10 seconds.

  • 4x4 rescue group, CCSO lieutenant honored for work in 2018

    Colorado 4x4 Rescue & Recovery was named the Citizen of the Year for 2018 during the Lyle Wohlers Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon on May 15.

    The organization, which was nominated by Clear Creek County Dispatch, has saved numerous people and vehicles in the county that were stuck where law enforcement agencies and tow companies couldn’t reach them, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said during the awards ceremony at Blackstone Rivers Ranch.

  • Strousse Park team wants feedback on design

    Ideas on how to enhance Georgetown’s Strousse Park were wide-ranging and ran the gamut from updating the existing booths to adding a restroom and formalizing the parking lot to changing the layout of the entire park.

    During a May 15 community meeting at the Georgetown Community Center, DHM Design, which was hired by the town for the design work, presented three preliminary designs and some other concept artwork to give people an idea of how the park could be updated.

  • School Board Briefs

    May 28 is date for superintendent interviews

    The Clear Creek school board hopes to interview two candidates for superintendent on May 28.

    Board president Mitch Houston said at Thursday’s school board work session that the district’s consultant has three strong candidates for the position, and the board was to have reviewed those candidates and narrowed the pool to two on May 21.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from May 6-12

    • Monday, May 6 — After reportedly observing a vehicle fail to stop near Carlson Elementary School, an Idaho Springs officer found the driver’s license was revoked in relation to a previous DUI case. The driver was issued a mandatory appearance summons.

    • Monday, May 6 — Idaho Springs officers responded to a reported disturbance on the east end of the city. The initial report indicated that a person was pushed from a moving vehicle. A suspect was identified, arrested and charged with assault-family violence.

  • Canine on the Creek kicks off summer racing season

    Five. Four. Three. Two. One.

    Just like New Year’s, a countdown announced the start of the summer racing season in Clear Creek County with the eighth annual Canine on the Creek kicking off Saturday morning.

    Dogs were barking, strollers were rolling and feet were pounding as more than 80 racers and their four-legged companions set off along Clear Creek. A breezy 5 kilometers later, and they were back at Charlie’s Place, surrounded by excited shelter dogs and taking in the post-race refreshments.

  • Multi-car crash snarls traffic on eastbound I-70

    Authorities are working to clear the eastbound lanes on Interstate 70 after a multi-car crash Monday afternoon in the Herman Gulch area.

    As of 3 p.m., eastbound lanes were closed at Silverthorne but westbound lanes between Clear Creek and Summit counties remained open.

    According to Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis, a multi-car crash along I-70 was reported at 12:35 p.m. near mile marker 218. One person was transported to the hospital, but the severity of their injuries was unknown.

  • Neither side of Lawson area wants Greenway

    While the idea of the Greenway running along County Road 308 rather than through their neighborhood is more favorable for Silver Lakes residents, those on the north side of Interstate 70 say they don’t want it either.

  • Singleton, O’Leary sign away to college sports

    Following strong sports careers at Clear Creek High School, two athletes signed their letters of intent on May 8 to play at the next level. Both are continuing on in basketball.

    Aliya Singleton has signed on with Grinnell College in Iowa. Matt O’Leary is headed to Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

    Singleton was part of last year’s 2A state runner-up team and served as one of the Golddiggers’ top scorers this year as a senior in a sea of freshmen.

  • Consultant recommends county formalize parking at Stevens Gulch

    With more people visiting Stevens Gulch, especially to hike Grays and Torreys peaks, the county needs to build a formal parking lot with amenities at the entrance to Stevens Gulch Road off Interstate 70, according to a consultant.

    During a May 7 work session, University of Colorado-Denver master’s student Emily Gluckin presented her capstone project to the county, which was an evaluation of the lower Stevens Gulch trailhead, sometimes call the chimney lot.