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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Byerley: Ugh, snow

    We knew it was on its way, but we hung on to the hope that just maybe the forecast was wrong. Saturday and Sunday were gorgeous. I was finally able to sit out on the deck in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt to read a book and drink a cup of tea. Finally, shorts!

    I had to step inside after about 15 minutes because I felt like I was starting to burn. Sun, glorious sun, and much needed vitamin D. It felt wonderful on my newly bared skin.

  • Fabyanic: Vaccines’ story of hope

    The recently concluded legislative session was a doozy. Much pragmatic, common-sense legislation was enacted primarily because the can-do party was in power while the party-of-no was relegated to the backbench by voters frustrated with its inaction and ineptitude.

    As Sen. Julie Gonzalez phrased it, “This is what we ran on. This is the transformative policy we fought for.”

  • Greene: Can bears survive us?

    Colorado Parks & Wildlife manager Joe Walters had a simple answer when asked to identify the most difficult part of his job during the winter months.

    “Trying to get people to stop feeding deer,” he answered.

    People’s deer treat of choice — corn — is indigestible for the animal, causing an excruciating condition called “lactic acidosis.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.