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Today's News

  • Data center proposal wins Henderson Sustainability Challenge

    After four months of refinement and eliminations, Freeport-McMoRan and Climax Molybdenum Co. named Mo Data as its first-place winner in the Henderson Sustainability Challenge.

    The team proposed repurposing the mine’s eastern campus into a data center and technology campus. It received $25,000 for first place.

    Mo Data and four other teams of Colorado School of Mines students made their final pitches on Friday at the school’s campus. The judges included representatives from the companies and Clear Creek County.

  • Former Springs resident connects with students through volunteer program

    More than 50 years ago, Alan Cole was standing in the lunch line at Carlson Elementary School as a student. Now, he’s sitting at the lunch tables and talking to the kids as a grandpa and a volunteer.

    Cole, who now lives in Fort Lupton, recalled that his mother was board treasurer when the bond passed to build the present-day building. He had both Margaret and Dorothy Carlson as teachers.

    “It’s nice to see how pleased the (Carlson) sisters would be with how this school is running,” Cole said.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Nov. 19-Dec. 2

    • Tuesday, Nov. 20 — Idaho Springs officers were dispatched to a local bank after receiving a report of criminal mischief. Surveillance video showed an unidentified man pulling on the bank doors. However, he wasn’t able to be identified.

  • County Briefs: news from Clear Creek government

    Sheriff’s Office renews contract for inmate housing/transport with U.S. Marshals

    The Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office has budgeted for approximately $1 million in 2019 revenues because it houses and transports inmates for the U.S. Marshals Service.

    CCSO has finalized a new contract with the U.S. Marshals, which will go into effect when it’s signed either later this month or early January, said CCSO Capt. Jeff Smith.

  • Newcomers delight in Georgetown’s Christmas Market

    Around noon on Saturday, in the large dining room in front of the Hotel de Paris’ big Christmas tree, Pieter Mundhenke drew on the enchantment of Christmas in the mountains to propose to his girlfriend, Leandra Wallace.

    “It was perfect,” Wallace said.

    The two, who’ve been together for almost four years, then spent their first hour as an engaged couple on Georgetown’s Sixth Street for the town’s annual Christmas Market.

  • Ozee named interim director at GCS after principal resigns

    Tina Ozee has been named the interim director of Georgetown Community School after principal Doug Hesbol resigned last week effective immediately. Ozee has been the school's administrative assistant.

    The circumstances of his departure from the public charter school have not been disclosed, and parents and students were informed last Friday.

  • Manage your stress this holiday season

    By Dave and Deb Brown

    This time of year is always so fun and festive! There are presents to buy, parties to attend, special meals to make — all in the name of celebration. It also can be a time of high stress.

    One of the hot topics our clients bring up every December is how to manage their stress levels. So, I thought I would share some tried and true techniques that will help you to coast through the holidays feeling calm, peaceful and healthy:

  • Byerley: Attracting more addicts to Denver

    By Nicole Byerley

    Denver is on the verge of going the way of San Francisco. The Denver City Council approved a measure on Nov. 26 to open a site to allow heroin users to “safely” use the drug intravenously and will have Narcan available to treat overdoses.

  • Fabyanic: ‘Tis the season of giving

    It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

    — Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities”

    Lately, I’ve been writing about giving. I love Thanksgiving, I wrote, because it’s simply about being thankful for the blessings in one’s life. Books, I suggested last week, are perfect stocking-stuffers for they’re about ideas and stories, conflicts and emotions, heroes and nefarious scalawags, all that constitute the human drama.

  • Clear Creek girls fall to DSST in opener

    EVERGREEN — The Clear Creek girls basketball team may have lost a lot of talent after last year, but that doesn’t mean the girls won’t grow into their own as the current season gets into full swing.

    On Saturday afternoon at Clear Creek High School, they never gave up the fight as they fell to visiting DSST 28-21 in their season opener.