Today's News

  • Boulder resident runs for Boston

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Nancy Antos was at her highest high. The 63-year-old Boulder resident was exultant as the people of Boston cheered on her and thousands of others as they tackled the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course on April 15. Then her race ended just five blocks from the finish line. Antos had run 25.66 miles, but she didn’t finish because of the tragic events of that day.

  • Debut runners use race as a tune-up

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Matthew Kempton had heard a lot about the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon, but the 28-year-old Denver resident had never run it — until Saturday.

    “It seemed like a good idea. I’ve heard good things about the race,” Kempton said. “I’ve wanted to come up and do it. It seemed like a good year to come up and do it.”

  • The road to finding acceptance

     Note: This is the fifth in a series on personal transformation

  • Annual Easter Seals prom provides night of memories

    After stepping out of a limo, the group of high-school-aged kids, decked out in tuxedos and dresses, walked into the main lodge of the camp and were confronted with all the magic of prom.

  • Hours to be cut at Dumont post office

    Dumont residents on July 30 voiced their displeasure with a plan to cut the hours their post office is open by half during a town hall meeting with U.S. Postal Service representatives at the Dumont School House.
    The Postal Service is reducing the hours from eight to four per day starting next year because of what representatives say is a lack revenues generated at the Dumont location.
    Currently, the post office is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

  • Commissioners debate allowing recreational pot dispensaries

    While some people believe recreational marijuana dispensaries should be kept out of unincorporated parts of Clear Creek County, others told commissioners on July 30 that such dispensaries are legitimate businesses that should be allowed to thrive.
    Commissioners, county officials and members of the public discussed the pros and cons of recreational marijuana dispensaries at a work session as the board hashes out whether to allow the dispensaries. The board planned to continue the discussion on Aug. 6.  

  • Climbing the wall

    She was only about halfway up the wall when 10-year-old Elsie Gothman got stuck.
    It was her first time climbing, and she was going up the most challenging part of the climbing wall at the Clear Creek Recreation Center in Idaho Springs.

  • Little helpers

    More than a thousand ladybugs spilled out of a container into the eager hands of children on Aug. 1 as part of a Ladybug Launch event hosted by the nonprofit Scraps-to-Soil.

  • Currents

    August 7
    Summer Reading Party at the pool. Lunch and swimming begins at 11 a.m. at the Clear Creek Rec Center. Swim from 11 a.m., with lunch at noon followed by a jumping and diving contest from 1 to 2 p.m.

    Aug. 10
    The 35th anniversary of G-Town to Springs Half Marathon is on Aug. 10 at 8 a.m.
    Street Closures:
    8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    15th St. – Argentine Street to Main Street
    Main Street – 15th Street to Clear Creek Drive
    Clear Creek Drive – Main Street to Clear Creek Road

  • Can anyone really go home?

    “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to the old forms and systems of things, which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time – back home to the escapes of Time and Memory.”
    — “You Can’t Go Home Again” by Thomas Wolfe

    You can pick your friends but you cannot pick your family.  The truth of that maxim depends, though, on how one defines “family.”