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Today's News

  • Ft. Lupton pulls away in fifth vs. Clear Creek

    “BOOM.” It’s what’s written on the back of the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers’ volleyball team’s warm-up shirts. It’s also the sound they make as they explode away from their huddle after a kill. But it was the Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils who were downright dynamite on Oct. 25 when they defeated the Diggers at home 25-17, 26-24, 22-25, 24-26, 15-10.

  • Addicted to speed

    In seven seconds, longtime Idaho Springs resident Cindy Moore went 171 mph in her 1,000 horsepower, alcohol-injected dragster to win the Western Colorado Dragway 2012 Superquick Championship in Grand Junction on Oct. 6. 

    With the help of her crew chief and husband, Kevin, Cindy beat out 16 of the competition’s fastest cars to win the championship.

    In August, she also won The Wally trophy — the National Hotrod Association’s most coveted racing award.

  • CDOT eyes sites for rail station

    The Colorado Department of Transportation met with local officials last week to begin discussions about where a high-speed rail station could be located within the county along Interstate 70.

  • Skate park proposed for community garden site

    The city of Idaho Springs would like to see a new skate park built in the area where Colorado Boulevard and Miner Street converge, replacing the multi-use court/basketball court, which are underused.

  • Child’s play

    Ignoring the frigid October wind, a group of children explored Empire’s new playground at Minton Park on Oct. 28, while town officials held a chilly ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the first improvements to the park in 20 years.

  • First snow sheds tears in flakey farewell to summer

    The first snow is always so beautiful that I am forced to admire it even though I’m not a winter person.

  • Closures at Twin Tunnels planned again this week

    The westbound lanes of the Idaho Springs Twin Tunnels on Interstate 70 will be closed at night again this week as crews continue grouting the tunnel’s interior.

    Work is expected to occur until Nov. 1, with the tunnel closing every evening at 7 p.m. and opening the following morning at 7 a.m.

  • Signs point to big election turnout in Clear Creek

    With Election Day less than a week away, roughly 62 percent of Clear Creek County voters have received mail-in ballots or participated in early voting, according to County Clerk and Recorder Pam Phipps.

  • Residents must replace water meters in Georgetown

    More than 87 percent of Georgetown’s 597 water users will need to purchase and install new meters at a cost of about $550 each.

    Town treasurer Mary Sims said 522 meters need to be replaced. Of those, 30 need to be replaced immediately because they are defective or not working, while the remaining 492 meters must be replaced starting in January.

    The remaining 75 were installed recently or within the last couple of years and don’t need replacement.

  • Date night: Teens learn respectful, ‘appropriate’ behavior

    Parents teach their children many life skills, but dating? That skill is being tackled by Intermountain Young Life.

    The religious-based youth organization has been giving Evergreen and Clear Creek teens in its Campaigners program tips on dating and on how their perspective about themselves will affect relationships with members of the opposite sex.