Open space not interested in acquiring lake property
After reading the Courant’s Georgetown Lake Development article, I would like to clarify a few points. The Clear Creek County Open Space Commission has never expressed an opinion for or against the lake project during the years the project was being proposed. The OSC considered the project as a Georgetown project within its municipal boundaries and not really within the purview of the OSC. The only peripheral involvement of the OSC occurred when the developer asked the town to allow him to drop the Georgetown Greenway trail along the side of the lake lagoon from his proposed plan. An OSC member from Georgetown and other Georgetown residents urged the Georgetown Planning Commission to retain that portion of the town’s greenway in the proposed plan. The OSC has not been interested in acquiring the Georgetown Lake property at any time.
The county OSC will continue to assist the towns within the county with open space and greenway projects at the towns’ request.
Clear Creek County
Open Space Commission
A new fan
I’m a relatively new subscriber who has no memory of having ever written a fan letter. I would expect that a weekly newspaper has want ads, obits, garden party announcements and an occasional anti-drunk-driving editorial when a local kid loads up on beer and kills himself behind the wheel. Imagine my surprise. Editorial opinion on opposite sides of issues, local and national — fairly presented. Views of local people well thought out and clearly expressed — interesting personality pieces and pretty good photography. I mean, who knew? You have a new fan. Keep it up.
Thanks for supporting Project Support Senior Center
On Nov. 14, Project Support Senior Center held its Caution: Men at Work fund-raiser. It was held at Project Support in the dining room and lobby. There was wonderful food, superb entertainment, a silent auction and live auction, a fantastic crowd — and a good time was had by all. On behalf of the board of directors and staff of Project Support Senior Center, we would like to thank everyone for the support we so graciously received with this event. It was a great success. The turnout and financial support were more than we dreamed, and we fell in love with our seniors, our neighbors, friends and our wonderful, loving community all over again.
These are very difficult financial times. All over America, especially in our small rural county, folks everywhere are having to struggle through an era of economic distress — an era of distress that a great many never thought they would see in their lifetimes. So many families, businesses and agencies who have spent years supporting those in need are now in need themselves. Yet through these hard times our neighbors, families, friends and local agencies still gave of their time and their hard-earned finances to help support our seniors and senior center. Our hearts swell and tears still come to our eyes when we remember the generosity that came our way on the night of Nov. 14. Now, when it is a very tough time and hardly affordable for our families, friends and neighbors to offer their extra change to others, our families, friends and neighbors found it in their schedules and in their pockets to offer of themselves anyway. We will remember this kindness and generosity for many years to come. Thank you all from the bottoms of our hearts.
A special event such as this one does not happen by itself, and is not successful in any way by the efforts of one or two individuals. It can only happen — and can only be fruitful — with the assistance of many hands and hearts. We would like to thank everyone who volunteered their skillful hands and very big hearts.
Thanks for lending yourselves to a little chiding, mild embarrassment, some hard work for the Senior Center, and for being such good sports about it all!
A very special and hardy thank-you goes to Tommyknockers Brewery and Hopscotch.
Larry and Steve at Tommyknockers really “knocked” themselves out by lending us their staff, cooking our meats, providing much-needed kitchen utensils, chafing dishes, roasting pans and their terrific root beer and ever so much more! Through their extraordinary support, of our recent event at Project Support, we are reminded once again, of why they are such an asset to our community.
Hopscotch is the new ice cream shop in Idaho Springs. Marie and Clay Krebs are the owners, and they have gone out of their way to become a positive part of, and to serve, our town and community. Clay provided the entertainment for our fund-raiser by singing classic Elvis tunes, and boy is he ever good! His smooth voice and caring and professional manner just made it a very special evening for all of us. When you get to Hopscotch, ask Clay to sing a few bars. When word gets around — and it will — of his singing talent, he just might have to give up his day job!
Thank you so much, Clear Creek County, for supporting Project Support Senior Center and our wonderful senior community. Look for our second annual Caution: Men at Work fund-raiser next year!”
Project Support Senior Center director