https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Canine on the Creek kicks off summer racing season https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/canine-creek-kicks-summer-racing-season <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-canineonthecreek01-sh-051519.jpg" alt="Runners gather at the start line for Canine on the Creek 5K at Charlie&#039;s Place, May 11, 2019." title="Runners gather at the start line for Canine on the Creek 5K at Charlie&#039;s Place, May 11, 2019." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Five. Four. Three. Two. One.</p> <p> Just like New Year&rsquo;s, a countdown announced the start of the summer racing season in Clear Creek County with the eighth annual Canine on the Creek kicking off Saturday morning.</p> <p> Dogs were barking, strollers were rolling and feet were pounding as more than 80 racers and their four-legged companions set off along Clear Creek. A breezy 5 kilometers later, and they were back at Charlie&rsquo;s Place, surrounded by excited shelter dogs and taking in the post-race refreshments.</p> Neither side of Lawson area wants Greenway https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/neither-side-lawson-area-wants-greenway <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-greenwaydld-050119_0.jpg" alt="The Greenway’s two possible routes through the Dumont-Lawson-Downieville area show it either going along County Road 308 or along Clear Creek." title="The Greenway’s two possible routes through the Dumont-Lawson-Downieville area show it either going along County Road 308 or along Clear Creek." align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> While the idea of the Greenway running along County Road 308 rather than through their neighborhood is more favorable for Silver Lakes residents, those on the north side of Interstate 70 say they don&rsquo;t want it either.</p> Singleton, O’Leary sign away to college sports https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/singleton-o%E2%80%99leary-sign-away-college-sports <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ccsigningday01-051519.jpg" alt="Matt O’Leary, left, and Aliya Singleton sign their letters of intent in the Clear Creek High School library on May 8. Both will play basketball in college." title="Matt O’Leary, left, and Aliya Singleton sign their letters of intent in the Clear Creek High School library on May 8. Both will play basketball in college." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Following strong sports careers at Clear Creek High School, two athletes signed their letters of intent on May 8 to play at the next level. Both are continuing on in basketball.</p> <p> Aliya Singleton has signed on with Grinnell College in Iowa. Matt O&rsquo;Leary is headed to Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.</p> <p> Singleton was part of last year&rsquo;s 2A state runner-up team and served as one of the Golddiggers&rsquo; top scorers this year as a senior in a sea of freshmen.</p> Consultant recommends county formalize parking at Stevens Gulch https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/consultant-recommends-county-formalize-parking-stevens-gulch <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stevensgulchparking-11.jpg" alt="Average daily traffic shows 50 to 300 vehicles a week along Stevens Gulch Road during the summer." title="Average daily traffic shows 50 to 300 vehicles a week along Stevens Gulch Road during the summer." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With more people visiting Stevens Gulch, especially to hike Grays and Torreys peaks, the county needs to build a formal parking lot with amenities at the entrance to Stevens Gulch Road off Interstate 70, according to a consultant.</p> <p> During a May 7 work session, University of Colorado-Denver master&rsquo;s student Emily Gluckin presented her capstone project to the county, which was an evaluation of the lower Stevens Gulch trailhead, sometimes call the chimney lot.</p> County Briefs https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/county-briefs-2 <p> <strong>Henderson Mine amending mining permit</strong></p> <p> The Henderson Mine is revising its mining permit with the state to more accurately identify parts of the operation that already exist.</p> Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 29-May 5 https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/police-blotter-crime-calls-april-29-may-5 <p> <strong>&bull; Tuesday, April 30</strong> &mdash; An Idaho Springs police officer initiated a vehicle stop after reportedly observing a moving violation. A mandatory court appearance summons was issued after the officer determined the driver&rsquo;s license wasn&rsquo;t valid.</p> <p> <strong>&bull; Tuesday, April 30</strong> &mdash; Georgetown police investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Rose Street involving allegations of unauthorized use of a credit card. The reporting party was advised to file a report with their bank, and the call was cleared.</p> Annual Día de los Niños celebrates literacy in all languages https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/annual-d%C3%AD-de-los-ni%C3%B1os-celebrates-literacy-all-languages <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-eldiadelosninos01-sh-050819.jpg" alt="Abby Miller, 6, and Piper Flenniken, 4, draw on the chalk board before the dancing begins at the El Dia de los Niños event at the Idaho Springs library, April 30, 2019." title="Abby Miller, 6, and Piper Flenniken, 4, draw on the chalk board before the dancing begins at the El Dia de los Niños event at the Idaho Springs library, April 30, 2019." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> If there are days to celebrate mothers and fathers, why not one to celebrate children, too?</p> <p> On April 30, the Idaho Springs Public Library hosted its fifth annual El D&iacute;a de los Ni&ntilde;os (Children&rsquo;s Day) to celebrate literacy for children across all languages and cultures. More than 30 children and parents attended an afternoon featuring arts and crafts, a taco bar and other treats, and a dance performance by fellow youngsters.</p> King-Murphy’s Exhibition allows sixth-graders to make a difference https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/king-murphy%E2%80%99s-exhibition-allows-sixth-graders-make-difference <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-kingmurphyexhibition01-sh-050819.jpg" alt="Anthony Zacharias, 12, gives a presentation on homelessness for King Murphy&#039;s exhibition day, May 2, 2019." title="Anthony Zacharias, 12, gives a presentation on homelessness for King Murphy&#039;s exhibition day, May 2, 2019." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The annual Exhibition at King-Murphy Elementary School continues to prove that sixth-graders are passionate about a variety of social issues.</p> <p> On Thursday, the students presented the projects they&rsquo;ve been working on for months to fellow students, parents and the community. Their topics ranged from the effects of war and animal rights to freedom of speech in sports.</p>