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Today's News

  • The fighter: Clear Creek senior Deyon Wickham making the move into MMA

    Deyon Wickham has always been the big kid.

    Throughout his three-year tenure with Clear Creek High School wrestling, the senior has served as the team’s heavyweight, ranging anywhere from 220 to 250 pounds. This year, he’s treading into a new area of battle: mixed martial arts.

    Although he’s only been working out at the Genesis Training Center in Arvada for about six months, Wickham said he’s seen great strides in his ability to spar. He started MMA as a way to follow in his father’s footsteps.

  • CCHS skiers poised for another strong season

    While the snow hasn’t fallen much in the foothills yet this winter, the ski resorts have been beckoning, collecting feet upon feet of fresh powder as they wait for the high school ski season to arrive.

    Now, the time has come.

    The Clear Creek ski team begins its 2019 season on Friday at Winter Park for its first alpine race in the giant slalom. The next day, the Golddiggers will travel to Spring Gulch in Carbondale to compete in their first Nordic (cross country) event.

  • Cycling group proposes ride through Eisenhower Tunnel

    The Colorado-based Bicycle Passport has proposed organizing a group of cyclists to ride through the Eisenhower Tunnel, something that has never been done before.

    To do this, the tunnel would need to be closed for about two hours, the group stated.

    During a Dec. 10 Idaho Springs City Council work session, Mark Nadeau of Bicycle Passport said he and his colleagues want to organize a ride for 1,500 to 2,000 cyclists from Idaho Springs to Silverthorne.

  • Idaho Springs Briefs

    City’s 2019 budget includes street projects, plant expansion
    With a budget of almost $29 million, 2019 will be a year of major undertakings for the City of Idaho Springs.

    The 2019 budget, which was passed during the Dec. 10 city council meeting, includes $2.8 million for the wastewater treatment plant expansion and almost $10 million in road reconstruction projects and the Greenway construction.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Town approves 2019 budget
    The Town of Georgetown has budgeted about $4 million in capital projects in 2019, including the Gateway renovation project from 11th Street to Sixth Street along Argentine Street and the wastewater treatment plant improvements.

    Town Administrator Kent Brown said previously that the bulk of these projects will be funded by grants and development fees, respectively.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Dec. 17-30

    • Tuesday, Dec. 18 — Georgetown police responded to a theft in the 1400 block of Argentine Street involving an employee taking money from her employer during a shift. A summons was issued for the offense.

  • Year in Review: 2018

    Georgetown turned 150 years old, Clear Creek School District received two offers for its former middle school/district office, and county residents elected a new commissioner in 2018. Here's a look back at 2018 in Clear Creek County.

  • County Briefs: news from the Clear Creek government

    Work to begin on the Georgetown to Silver Plume Trail
    The county hosted a community meeting on Dec. 11 for the Georgetown to Silver Plume Trail repair project, which is scheduled to begin by April and finish before the Slacker Half-Marathon in late June.

    JoAnn Sorensen, the county’s transportation liaison, said the total budget for the project is $531,250, of which about 80 percent is federally funded and 20 percent is a local match. The budget includes both design and construction. Expenditures-to-date total about $75,000, she said.

  • CCHS sophomore making animal treats to benefit Charlie’s Place

    Emmalyn Hendricks is a busy 16-year-old.

    The sophomore at Clear Creek High School has begun making cat and dog treats at school and is selling them with the proceeds to benefit Charlie’s Place, the Clear Creek County animal shelter.

    Using the simple name “I Love Pets” for her treats, Emmalyn has found a lot of dog and cat owners among the faculty. She is charging $2 for seven treats, and there are peanut butter treats for dogs and tuna/egg treats for cats.

  • School board receives second proposal for Digger Field, bus barn

    The Clear Creek school board will begin discussing whether to sell Digger Field and the bus barn property in Idaho Springs after it received a second proposal to buy the district office that includes buying the other two.

    The board has directed Superintendent Roslin Marshall to get input from senior staff members on the impacts of moving the football field to Clear Creek High School and the bus barn to another location. That input will be shared with the school board at its work session at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.