Today's News

  • Currents

    Nov. 10, 11, 12
    Clear Creek High School will perform a farce called “Hello … Is Any Body There?” by Ian Hornby in the school auditorium. Performances are at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12. Get ticket information by calling the school at 303-679-4600.

    Nov. 12

  • Surf scoter a rare sight at Evergreen Lake

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 1 and 2, Loie Evans identified an immature surf scoter on Evergreen Lake. No matter how good a birder you are or how sure you are of your identification, it is always a good idea to have at least one other person see and identify a rare bird.

  • Vox

    Thanks to everyone who supported Mill Creek melodrama
    On behalf of the Mill Creek Valley Historical Society, we want to thank all of the cast members who participated in this year’s melodrama, “The Shame of Tombstone.” Thank you so much for your time, support and all of your efforts. 

  • Paradise for hard work, hucksters

    A few weeks ago, I wrote Americans are not revolutionaries by nature; let me add cynics to the list of what we’re not. The can-do spirit is part of our DNA, an article of faith in our secular religion like salvation to Christians.
    A recent poll shows 57 percent agree that we can fix any problem, which seems incongruent to the current political clime.

  • Ballot item looking to extend DA's term defeated

    Clear Creek County voters joined Eagle, Lake and Summit counties in soundly defeating a measure that would have added a possible third term to the office of district attorney.
    In total, 69 percent of the voters in the 5th Judicial District voted against the third term.
    In Clear Creek County alone, 64 percent voted against the ballot measure, which was proposed by Mark Hurlbert, the current district attorney who is in his second term in the position.

  • Clear Creek schools on delayed start

    Clear Creek public schools are on a two-hour delayed start this morning. Check the school district website, http://www.ccsdre1.org, for more details.

  • Tax hike rejected for Dumont sanitation district

  • Hillman, Munchiando elected to Idaho Springs city council

    Two new faces will join the Idaho Springs city council as a result of Tuesday’s mail-in election.
    Mike Hillman and Dee Munchiando, who ran unopposed, both won four-year terms on the seven-member council. Marilyn Anderson, who was appointed to a vacant seat on the council earlier this year, defeated two challengers in Ward 1: Chris Brownell, the city’s former water/wastewater superintendent, and Karen Blaise.

  • Currents

    Nov. 5

Don’t trash it, SMASH it! Join Scraps-to-Soil at the Idaho Springs baseball fields for the third annual Pumpkin SMASH Nov. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. Bring your old jack-o’-lanterns and smash them.  Proceeds benefit Scraps-to-Soil, and the organic waste benefits the community gardens.  Activities include contests, games, a bouncy castle and more.

    Nov. 8

  • Best friends in need

    There’s a lot of love in Julie Quaife’s hands.
    Quaife, who lives on Squaw Pass in Clear Creek County, is president of Hope for Animals — Clear Creek Rescue, a nonprofit that rescues all dog breeds. The nonprofit specializes in difficult cases, dogs with special needs or who were mistreated and require a bit of extra patience and love to help them lead happy lives.
    Quaife gives the dogs a lot of love by holding and petting them, letting them feel her touch — something some of these dogs have never felt before.