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Today's News

  • Clear Creek’s Jennifer Yeatts running Boston Marathon for narcolepsy research

    Narcolepsy has hit Clear Creek’s Yeatts family in ways it never imagined.

    Jennifer and Kevin Yeatts’ 14-year-old son Owen, who attends Clear Creek Middle School, suffers from type I narcolepsy, meaning that he also has cataplexy — a neurological condition through which a person undergoes sudden muscular collapse when experiencing strong emotions.

    “We would be laughing about a joke, and he would kind of slump down to the floor, and we just kind of thought he was being silly,” Jennifer said.

  • CU students: Paid parking would lessen overuse on Guanella, Stevens Gulch

    The solution to Guanella Pass and Stevens Gulch isn’t a shuttle or a toll road, consulting graduate students told Clear Creek County. It’s paid parking.

    Since August, six environment and business students from the University of Colorado have acted as consultants for Clear Creek, the U.S. Forest Service and other stakeholders on how to address the challenges surrounding the growth and popularity of outdoor recreation in the area.

  • Local woman running Boston Marathon for narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy has hit Clear Creek’s Yeatts family in ways it never imagined.

    Jennifer and Kevin Yeatts’ 14-year-old son Owen, who attends Clear Creek Middle School, suffers from type I narcolepsy, meaning that he also has cataplexy — a neurological condition through which a person undergoes sudden muscular collapse when experiencing strong emotions.

    “We would be laughing about a joke, and he would kind of slump down to the floor, and we just kind of thought he was being silly,” Jennifer said.

  • Clear Creek School Board Briefs

    School board to consider selling its wastewater treatment plant

    The Clear Creek school board on Dec. 18 asked Superintendent Roslin Marshall to develop options for a resolution, so the board can pursue selling its wastewater treatment plant to a special district.

    The school district owns a plant on Floyd Hill.

    If the resolution is approved, the board will be able to look at options to sell the plant. The move came after a developer offered to buy the plant at a school board work session in mid-November.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Dec. 10-16
    • Monday, Dec. 10 — Idaho Springs officers responded to a business in the 2800 block of Colorado Boulevard after receiving a report of a hit-and-run accident. Officers were unable to identify the suspect vehicle.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Georgetown police responded to a domestic dispute in the 300 block of Rose Street. Neither of the involved people live there, but the incident is under investigation.
  • Idaho Springs woman hosts final hoorah for unique, long-time collection

    When she was about 16, Dar Klimek received two mice figurines, dressed in Christmas garb, from her bank as part of a promotion.

    Then, as decades passed, her first two mice gradually gained hundreds and hundreds of new and equally festive friends.

    Over the past 30 years, Klimek has amassed a collection of Christmas mice, which includes figurines, decorations, stuffed animals, cards, ornaments, books, stockings, plates, yard décor and more.

  • Digger wrestlers hold their own at Evergreen

    EVERGREEN — In a triangular where Clear Creek was the second smallest team, the Golddiggers held their own against rival Platte Canyon and 4A competitor Evergreen on Thursday night.

    The matches, which took place at Evergreen High School, boded well for some of Clear Creek’s top wrestlers. The most notable performances came from Campbell Houston and Tanner Younger.

  • Library patrons try their hand at wreath-making

    A great way to welcome the holiday season is to adorn your front door with a festive wreath — and it gets even better if you’ve made it yourself.
    Thanks to the masterminds of the Clear Creek County Library District, patrons had the opportunity to do so. As part of the popular Adult Craft program, people were invited to try their hand at creating their own wreaths at Georgetown’s Heritage Center.

  • Pine Slope residents oppose high-density housing proposal

    Most of the 60 concerned neighbors who attended a community meeting Thursday night strongly opposed a proposed condominium and townhome development atop Pine Slope Road.

    Their primary concerns, they said, were about traffic, environmental and infrastructural impacts, safety of residents and quality of life.

    “We specifically bought our property because it’s not urban, and we like having open space up there,” said one Pine Slope Road resident. “... I realize there’s a need for housing in Idaho Springs, but this is not the spot.”

  • ISPD still investigating jewelry store robbery

    The Idaho Springs Police Department continues to talk with persons of interest in connection with the Nov. 28 robbery at Mountain Gems jewelry store.

    Police Chief Chris Malanka confirmed that investigators are still waiting for a full inventory of what all was taken but clarified that stolen items included both store-owned merchandise and privately-owned pieces that were in the shop for repair.

    The suspect is described as a white male of thin build, but Malanka said the suspect’s face was covered, and he couldn’t give any more descriptors.