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Holiday season lights up Idaho Springs

Frigid temperatures didn‚Äôt deter dozens of parents and kids from coming out Nov. 25 to watch the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Idaho Springs. ‚ÄúThe stockings were hung by the chimney with care in the hopes Saint Nicholas would soon be there,‚ÄĚ read Idaho Springs Mayor Chuck Harmon from ‚ÄúThe Night Before Christmas,‚ÄĚ sitting next‚Ķ

How one enterprising electrician made Denver the Christmas capital of the world

Around Christmastime in 1914, David Dwight Sturgeon’s son fell ill and became bedridden. Sturgeon, an electrician who would go on to start the Sturgeon Electric Company, devised a plan to dip light bulbs in red and green paint and string them on a tree outside the family’s home on 34th in Denver. The elder Sturgeon…

911 Emergency Dispatch leaving Clear Creek County, switching to Jeffcom911

The Jefferson County Communications Center Authority Board of Directors recently agreed to provide emergency communications services for neighboring Clear Creek County.  Clear Creek County Commissioners have been looking at the pros and cons of making the switch for more than a year, pointing to the current cost of operating 911 dispatch from the basement of‚Ķ



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Want to referee basketball? There’s a class for that in Evergreen

Kids as young as 13 can become certified referees for real middle and high school games with the right training. The course offered through Evergreen Sports Officials is taught by Clear Creek Middle and High School Coach Phil Mauro.  The idea, according to Mauro, is to get kids involved in sports by teaching the rules‚Ķ

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Arvada Center hosts ‚ÄėCinderella‚Äô this holiday season

The holiday season is a time filled with stories, whether they come in form of traditions long passed down or the fantastical kind we all gather round to hear for another year. For this year, the Arvada Center‚Äôs holiday show is a bit of both ‚ÄĒRodgers and Hammerstein‚Äôs ‚ÄúCinderella.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúCinderella is a great holiday show‚Ķ

Library check it out: Discover more at your Clear Creek County Library

The Clear Creek County Library District empowers our community through literacy, human connection, and equal access to resources. Library programs are always free. SPECIAL EVENTS CHRISTMAS MARKET CRAFT WORKSHOPS Children are invited to create a holiday craft at our special weekend workshops during the Georgetown Christmas Market. John Tomay Memorial Library: 9 a.m. ‚Äď 2 p.m.‚Ķ

Coming Attractions: A myriad of ways to kick off the holiday season

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, with families and friends getting together to share a meal and some great memories. And once dinner is over, what‚Äôs next on the itinerary? I have some options that will help you and your loved ones start the season off right.   A‚Ķ

Idaho Springs Library celebrates 15 newly published authors

The culmination of 10 weeks of writing and rewriting in Meghan Phillips’ third grade class was recognized Nov. 14 with a ceremony attended by more than 60 kids, parents and community leaders. ‚ÄúYou need these skills and will use them every day for the rest of your life,‚ÄĚ Idaho Springs Mayor Chuck Harmon told the‚Ķ


Columns & Opinion

Column: The meaning of life

I enjoy watching ‚ÄúValley of the Dolls,‚ÄĚ a movie based on the novel by Jaqueline Susann. The flick, in my estimation, is‚Ķ

Column: Unwind after work

Stress has become part of our daily lives thanks to the never-ending demands of work, family and other responsibilities that…


Letter: Dump the school board

The School Board lacks transparency, competency and ethics. They have a marginal reputation for educational quality and many parents look…

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