Today's News

  • Marlin inaugurated, Mauck to become transportation liaison

    Jan. 8 was a day of new beginnings in Clear Creek County, as newly elected officials were sworn in.

    Among them was incoming Commissioner George Marlin, who took over Tim Mauck’s District 1 seat on the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners.

    Mauck, who was term-limited, will still be serving Clear Creek, but in a new capacity, as the county’s transportation liaison. He will be taking over for JoAnn Sorensen, who’s retiring.

  • High-speed chase leads to multiple charges

    A 47-year-old man is in custody after he reportedly led local authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday morning that ended in Idaho Springs.

    Mike Maybury was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, felony eluding, tampering with evidence and driving with obstructed plates, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said. Snelling said that he didn't know where Maybury lived, but he didn't believe he was a Clear Creek County resident.

  • Clear Creek senior Deyon Wickham making the move into MMA

    Deyon Wickham has always been the big kid.
    Throughout his three-year tenure with Clear Creek High School wrestling, the senior has served as the team’s heavyweight, ranging anywhere from 220 to 250 pounds. This year, he’s treading into a new area of battle: mixed martial arts.
    Although he’s only been working out at the Genesis Training Center in Arvada for about six months, Wickham said he’s seen great strides in his ability to spar. He started MMA as a way to follow in his father’s footsteps.

  • Byerley: A tale of two city dwellers

    My husband and I took the scenic way home the other day and happened upon two flatlanders stuck on Stuart Road. They had no business being on that road in their vehicles, a roller-skate model of a car and a bald-tired Subaru.  
    Stuart is completely snow-packed and icy this time of year, often with 5-foot snow drifts in parts of the road. Best to park at the bottom and walk up, sometimes even with a four-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicle.  The two very different reactions we received from helping these two was like a study in human psychology.

  • Fabyanic: Guiding growth

    Growth. After years of stagnation in which the school district faced declining numbers, small businesses struggled, and the Henderson Mine down-sizing caused major consternation in terms of job losses and tax revenue, Clear Creek is looking at a boom. Whether the boom is equivalent to a fire-in-the-hole or a minor nuclear explosion remains to be determined. The likelihood: Somewhere between.

  • The cat with 40 names

    In the dim glow, the queen cat passed like a yellow spectre between the scarred trunks.
    “Yellow Eyes,” Rutherford Montgomery

  • CCHS skiers poised for another strong season

    While the snow hasn’t fallen much in the foothills yet this winter, the ski resorts have been beckoning, collecting feet upon feet of fresh powder as they wait for the high school ski season to arrive.

    Now, the time has come.

    The Clear Creek ski team begins its 2019 season on Friday at Winter Park for its first alpine race in the giant slalom. The next day, the Golddiggers will travel to Spring Gulch in Carbondale to compete in their first Nordic (cross country) event.

  • Cycling group proposes ride through Eisenhower Tunnel

    The Colorado-based Bicycle Passport has proposed organizing a group of cyclists to ride through the Eisenhower Tunnel, something that has never been done before.

    To do this, the tunnel would need to be closed for about two hours, the group stated.

    During a Dec. 10 Idaho Springs City Council work session, Mark Nadeau of Bicycle Passport said he and his colleagues want to organize a ride for 1,500 to 2,000 cyclists from Idaho Springs to Silverthorne.

  • Cold-weather anglers find Georgetown Lake an enjoyable spot

    In a blackout hut atop Georgetown Lake, looking through the ice is like looking through a portal to another world.

    It’s a world where all the elements — sunlight, wind and snow — have converged to create a distance between the water and the world above. What once was easily attainable, almost within one’s grasp, is now more than 18 inches farther away.

    Still, a layer of ice is no match for a dedicated angler, especially with a sharp auger and a day of fair weather.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Dec. 17-30

    • Tuesday, Dec. 18 — Georgetown police responded to a theft in the 1400 block of Argentine Street involving an employee taking money from her employer during a shift. A summons was issued for the offense.