Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • County Briefs

    Henderson Mine amending mining permit

    The Henderson Mine is revising its mining permit with the state to more accurately identify parts of the operation that already exist.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 29-May 5

    • Tuesday, April 30 — An Idaho Springs police officer initiated a vehicle stop after reportedly observing a moving violation. A mandatory court appearance summons was issued after the officer determined the driver’s license wasn’t valid.

    • Tuesday, April 30 — Georgetown police investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Rose Street involving allegations of unauthorized use of a credit card. The reporting party was advised to file a report with their bank, and the call was cleared.

  • Annual Día de los Niños celebrates literacy in all languages

    If there are days to celebrate mothers and fathers, why not one to celebrate children, too?

    On April 30, the Idaho Springs Public Library hosted its fifth annual El Día de los Niños (Children’s Day) to celebrate literacy for children across all languages and cultures. More than 30 children and parents attended an afternoon featuring arts and crafts, a taco bar and other treats, and a dance performance by fellow youngsters.

  • King-Murphy’s Exhibition allows sixth-graders to make a difference

    The annual Exhibition at King-Murphy Elementary School continues to prove that sixth-graders are passionate about a variety of social issues.

    On Thursday, the students presented the projects they’ve been working on for months to fellow students, parents and the community. Their topics ranged from the effects of war and animal rights to freedom of speech in sports.

  • A guide to Idaho Springs’ managed parking system

    For Idaho Springs Residents:

  • Burch takes natural athleticism into track

    All his life, Clear Creek’s Michael Burch has been a natural athlete. In his first year in track, that trend is no different.

    After spending many years in the boxing ring, the Golddigger senior decided he wanted to try a couple new sports this year. In the fall, it was football; this spring, track.

    Brian Inman coached him during both seasons after convincing him to come out for each sport.