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Today's News

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from March 25-31

    • Monday, March 25 — Idaho Springs officers conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 70 near mile marker 239. During the contact, officers suspected the driver was intoxicated, and was subsequently arrested and taken to the county jail.

    • Monday, March 25 — Georgetown police investigated gunshots reported along Clear Creek Drive and concluded that someone may have been shooting somewhere up Saxon Mountain.

  • Trail restoration on Grays and Torreys begins this summer

    With so many people visiting Colorado’s highest mountains, the U.S. Forest Service and its supporters are looking to restore what over-visitation has damaged on Grays and Torreys Peaks.

    On April 2, representatives from the USFS, the National Forest Foundation and the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative met with Clear Creek County commissioners and staff to update them on the trail work that will begin this summer.

  • Golddiggers demolish Huskies on diamond

    EVERGREEN — Clear Creek’s bats came to play on Saturday morning.

    On their home field, the Golddigger baseball players entered their rivalry game against Platte Canyon with a fiery offense as they toppled the Huskies in four and a half innings 15-1 to invoke the mercy rule.

  • Digger soccer sees improvement against Thunder

    By Alex Purcell

    For the Courier

    Optimistic may not be a word you’d expect to describe the Clear Creek girls soccer team after its game against Denver Christian High School on April 2, but the Golddiggers exited the field with their heads high and eyes forward.

    The game was cut short after Denver Christian’s Thunder scored 10 goals over the Golddiggers’ zero, but the girls were pleased with their performance despite the final score.

    “Honestly, it went better than I thought,” said Abbey Gothman, a senior at CCHS.

  • CDOT addresses water quality, traffic concerns

    The Colorado Department of Transportation has found its water quality results match Loveland Ski Area’s, which recently noted high levels of chloride, magnesium and sodium in its source water for Loveland Valley, among other areas.

    During an April 2 quarterly update with the county commissioners, CDOT representatives said they tested water near Interstate 70 and found it had chlorides, magnesium and sodium at least five times what water outside the sphere of influence of roadway operations.

  • GCS names new principal

    Pamela Walker has been named the new principal at Georgetown Community School.

    Walker’s contract begins in July, and she is coming to the charter school from Ascent Classical Academy, a kindergarten-12th-grade charter school in Castle Rock, where she is the assistant principal.

    The school board interviewed three candidates for the position.

    Tina Ozee, who was the school’s administrative assistant, has been serving as the interim director since December after principal Doug Hesbol abruptly resigned.

  • School board sets timeline for superintendent search, announces stakeholder meetings

    The Clear Creek school board is on a whirlwind schedule to try to hire a new superintendent by the beginning of June.

    “This is the tightest schedule I’ve ever worked with,” said Norman F. Ridder, a consultant with McPherson & Jacobson, the firm the school board hired to help with the superintendent search. Ridder worked with the school board both on April 2 and 4 to set search parameters.

  • I-70 chase ends near Floyd Hill

    A high-speed chase on eastbound Interstate 70 which started in Summit County ended near the bottom of Floyd Hill on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident.

    According to Colorado State Trooper Gary Cutler, the chase started at 3:35 p.m., Thursday near Frisco in Summit County, when a state trooper attempted to pull over a Jeep reportedly stolen out of Lakewood. The vehicle, however, didn’t stop. CSP tried to stop the vehicle again at the Johnson Memorial Tunnel, but it got through.

  • Byerley: The short-term rental dance

    The City of Idaho Springs recently mailed the city updates newsletter, which included a reminder regarding the short-term rental ordinance that was passed in November. If you are operating a short-term rental in Idaho Springs proper, you’d better pay attention.

    When I called City Hall to obtain more information on the city’s plans to enforce said ordinance, I was told they’re going to begin issuing court summonses to those who are not in compliance.

  • Fabyanic: American denialism

    Over the past decade, a twin-strained school of thought has taken hold in America. Like the mythical Hydra, each strain has multiple heads, which, when lopped off, two others replace it.