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Today's News

  • Tri-captains innovating ‘small but mighty’ Clear Creek EMS

    Third in a five-part series on first responders in the area.

    Instead of one boss, Clear Creek EMS has three.

    After their chief paramedic left earlier this year, Capts. Bryon Monseu, Dustin Proffitt and Ed Smith took over leadership of Clear Creek EMS. But, instead of seeing it only as an additional responsibility, the three are using it as a time for innovation.

  • Double Bypass bike ride attracts athletes near and far in a 75-mile climb from Georgetown to Avon

    GEORGETOWN — It was a bright and early morning for local cyclists on Saturday but not quite as early as it could have been.

    As local riders geared up near Georgetown Lake for the Double Bypass — a mountainous bike ride to Avon —at 8 a.m., they were grateful they didn’t have to start their day at 6 a.m. in nearby Evergreen for the Triple Bypass.

    Evergreen resident Ginna Rieple was no stranger to either ride. This year, the Rieples made the event a family affair.

  • Byerley: Heaven

    Each morning I awake into the blue-gray pre-dawn hour. Birds are beginning their chorus, the rooster across the street is beginning to crow, and the smell of the forest wafts through the window. As I step outside into the cool, crisp morning air, stretching my limbs and thanking God for a new day, I often wonder what heaven is like.

  • Fabyanic: Ekphrasis

    “If I look at the mass, I will never act.”
    — Mother Teresa

    Another moving photo of immigrants’ plights, that of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, has gone viral. They drowned while Ramírez attempted to swim with Valeria strapped to him across the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas.

  • Georgetown’s July 4 parade an old-fashioned celebration

    Sixty-eight years ago, Bob Hurrell spent the Fourth of July serving in the Korean War.

    Last week, he spent part of his holiday playing with the Jeffco Brass Ensemble in Georgetown’s annual Fourth of July parade, just as he has every year for the past 20 years.

    “It’s the greatest thing in the world,” Hurrell, an Army and Air Force veteran, said of the holiday. “You don’t know what this day means until you’ve spent it out of the country.”

  • Groundbreaking for westbound PPSL set for Thursday

    Work on the westbound peak-period shoulder lane will begin this month, once again complicating the Interstate 70 corridor between the Veterans Memorial Tunnels and Empire Junction.

    The project’s official groundbreaking is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday in the city parking lot behind the businesses at the 1500 block of Miner Street in Idaho Springs.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from June 24-30

    • Monday, June 24 — The Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office received a call about a gas meter explosion in the 200 block of Hyland Drive.

    • Wednesday, June 26 — Idaho Springs police officers were dispatched to 14th Avenue for a report of disorderly conduct after a juvenile allegedly was caught on video walking up to and banging on doors then leaving. The juvenile was issued a summons.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue prepared to serve the community

    Second in a five-part series on first responders in the area.

    It takes a village for Evergreen Fire/Rescue to provide the emergency services needed in the Evergreen area.

    The 87 volunteer firefighters, 25 paid staff and the 16 recruits in training to become firefighters — plus the seven members of the Turnouts auxiliary — all make the fire department run smoothly 24/7. EFR is considered one of the largest volunteer fire departments in the state.

  • Locals and visitors partake in the 4th of July 5K run in Georgetown

    GEORGETOWN — The Fourth of July is about patriotism, family and community, and the Tom Hayden Memorial 5K in Georgetown perfectly embodies those qualities as residents and visitors alike come out to race by historical homes and around the lake.

    Last Thursday, a local and a visitor each won their respective races.

    Aspen Taylor, 7, rang in the new 1K race with a first-place time of 15:38. In her native Texas, she’s participated in similar races. She and her family were in town for the holiday.

  • Concerns continue over effect of CDOT’s road salts

    Winter may be over, but local officials are still concerned about the effect of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s road treatment mixtures on the county’s water and plants.