Today's News

  • Fabyanic: Gay conversion therapy

    To deal with non-compliant individuals who do something outrageous such as think for themselves or make personal life-affirming decisions, a common practice in totalitarian societies is to incarcerate offenders in re-education camps.

    There they undergo corrective behavior discipline until they exhibit right thinking. It’s called brainwashing, a mental cleansing, wiping the mind clean so to allow the washers to program the individual to believe and behave as they do.

  • Library’s annual Zombie Dance attracts new bodies

    Not since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video have zombies had this much style, rhythm and energy.

    On Thursday, more than 30 youngsters and their families celebrated Valentine’s Day by consuming “brains” instead of candy hearts and then taking to the floor for the Idaho Springs Public Library’s annual Zombie Dance.

    While the dance has evolved during the past five years, staff members said, the event has been around Valentine’s Day as a sort of contrarian way to celebrate the holiday.

  • CCSD seeks community input on fates of Digger Field, bus barn

    Two dates in March are critical as the Clear Creek school board decides if it should sell Golddigger Field and the bus barn property in Idaho Springs.

    • 6:30 p.m. March 7: A community meeting will be held at Carlson Elementary School in Idaho Springs, so consultant Alpine Public Affairs can collect comments from the public on what should be done with the properties;

  • Education Briefs

    King-Murphy water tank cleaned

    The water tank that had high uranium levels at King-Murphy Elementary School has been cleaned, scrubbed and sanitized, according to Clear Creek Superintendent Roslin Marshall.

    The water will be tested again in the next week to see whether the high levels have dissipated with the cleaning. Bottled water continues to be used for drinking and cooking at the school, she told the school board at its Thursday work session.

  • Loveland’s Mountaintop Matrimony draws couples both old and new

    Given that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of happy marriages, it’s no wonder couples have chosen his day for their wedding ceremonies.

    And, on the day of love, what better place to get married than the land of love?

    On Thursday, 80 couples married or renewed their vows at Loveland Ski Area for the 28th annual Marry Me & Ski For Free Mountaintop Matrimony ceremony and reception.

  • Idaho Springs approves permit for westbound express lane

    The Idaho Springs City Council conditionally approved the 1041 permit for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s westbound peak-period shoulder lane on Interstate 70.

    CDOT, which recently received a 1041 permit from Clear Creek County for the same project, plans to restripe westbound I-70 from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Empire Junction to include a lane that will function like its eastbound counterpart.

    Construction will start this summer and the lane should be open and ready for use by Memorial Day weekend 2021, according to CDOT.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Town cancels April 1 election

    Due to a lack of competing candidates for each office, the Georgetown Board of Selectman has canceled its spring election.

    Therefore, after April 1, Lynette Kelsey will take over as police judge from Matt Skeen. Her term will expire April 5, 2021.

    Also joining the board will be Rob Connell as a selectman for Ward I; Paul Hintgen as selectman for Ward II; and Mary Smith as selectman for Ward III. Their terms will expire April 3, 2023.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Feb. 4-10

    • Monday, Feb. 4 — A deputy responded to a suspicious-activity call at the intersection of Mine Road and St. Mary’s Court after a car was reported without temporary tags or plates.

    • Tuesday, Feb. 5 — An Idaho Springs officer contacted an individual who was known to have active arrest warrants from two Colorado counties for failure to comply. The individual was taken into custody.

  • Digger girls hoops drops senior night game

    EVERGREEN — When it comes to streaky basketball, a dry spell can sometimes hurt a team enough that it’s hard to recover. On Thursday night at home, the Clear Creek girls basketball team felt the weight of its own offensive inefficiency in a 42-35 loss to Dayspring Christian on senior night.

    Although the Golddiggers managed to work their way back into contention by the third quarter, a 1-point first quarter proved too much of an obstacle to overcome.

  • Digger grapplers end season at regionals

    Amid a tough season for the Clear Creek wrestling team, two Golddiggers managed to make it all the way to the 2A Region 3 tournament last weekend in Akron.

    For head coach Stan Gould, that was a positive way to end the year.