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Today's News

  • Students give feedback at King-Murphy’s Young Writers Conference

    King-Murphy Elementary students read books at school on Thursday — not just to themselves but to their classmates.

    The entire school participated in a Young Writers Conference in which one student from each grade is put into a group, and they find a place in the school to share something they have written. Everyone listens and gives feedback, and when each child is done reading, the adult leader puts a sticker on the book, lauding them for their excellent work.

  • Authorities: Pais died by suicide same day she arrived

    Schools in Clear Creek County — and across the state — have returned to business as usual after last week’s credible threat that caused shelter-in-place protocols on April 16 and schools to be closed on April 17.

  • Superintendent: School closures based on safety

    Students returning to school on Thursday after Wednesday’s potential threat went without a hiccup, according to Clear Creek officials.

    Representatives from Clear Creek Advocates and the Jefferson Center for Mental Health were available to talk with students as needed, and all district schools had a delayed start. Friday was a teacher work day, so students didn’t have school.

  • Clear Creek EMS, Front Range facing shortage

    Clear Creek EMS, like many of its counterparts along the Front Range and across the state, is seeing a critical shortage in paramedics, which is leading to a loss of knowledge and experience among paramedics, Chief Paramedic Nicolena Johnson said.

    While Clear Creek EMS and agencies like it are able to recruit EMTs, Johnson told the county commissioners during an April 16 work session that paramedics are able to find jobs with fire departments and emergency rooms at much more competitive salaries.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 8-14

    • Monday, April 8 — Georgetown police followed up on a criminal mischief case at the town’s post office, resulting in a consent search of the person’s apartment. The search reportedly yielded narcotics and paraphernalia, and the person was arrested the following day.

    • Monday, April 8 — A deputy responded to a suspicious-activity call in the 4300 block of Highway 103 after the property owner thought someone was trespassing on their property, but the area was secure.

  • Melodrama takes center stage in 42nd annual showing

    This month, Silver Plume is hosting “Whines to Witches” as its 42nd annual melodrama.

    The Downing Playhouse was packed Sunday night as the 14-member cast, including two newcomers, took to the stage to perform the play, which was written by George Downing.

    Downing, who died last year, was integral to Silver Plume’s melodrama program. Even after he retired from the stage, he visited practices, cast member Nick Regester said.

  • Idaho Springs considering paid parking in downtown area

    Idaho Springs is planning to try out paid parking in and around the city’s historic downtown area over the summer and early fall.

    The city is looking to contract with a company to manage the parking, and if approved, the new system would be in effect from May 15 through Oct. 1. City officials have said the plan would help manage parking during the summer months by having parked cars move more often. They hope few cars will park in front of residents’ houses.

  • Digger track places many in the top 10 at Denver Christian

    LAKEWOOD — Although Clear Creek’s Duncan Emmons has been excelling in the discus competition so far this year, Saturday just wasn’t his meet.

    At Denver Christian School, the Golddiggers sophomore finished 33rd by throwing the disc as far as 67 feet, 6 inches. His season record is 81 feet, which he set the meet before.

    “I’m feeling like I could work on my form a bit more and I could get my chest up while I’m throwing a bit more,” he said after his throws.

  • Golddiggers lacrosse team outmatched against Dawson

    EVERGREEN — Tyler Robertson, with a brace protecting his already hampered right knee, limped off the field at game’s end.

    The Clear Creek tri-captain was unable to play in the final three quarters of the Golddiggers’ home match with perennial state power Dawson School on April 9 after the battered extremity locked up on him early on.

  • New Greenway alignment to bypass Scott Lancaster Bridge

    Clear Creek’s Greenway trail will bypass the Scott Lancaster Bridge.

    Because of Idaho Springs’ wastewater treatment plant expansion, the geography of the creek and neighboring private properties, stakeholders have identified another alignment that would have the Greenway path cross over Clear Creek to the south of the current bridge and run along County Road 314.