Today's News

  • Prospector bus seeing more ridership

    The county’s Prospector bus nearly doubled its ridership in January over the previous month, and the county is considering eliminating some stops so it can add a second loop through the county in the morning and afternoon.

    The bus service started in December and provided rides to only 25 people that month. In January the Prospector provided transportation for 48 people, and county officials hope that number will continue to grow.

    County spokesman John Bryan attributed the increase to better education and promotion.

  • Military drone found near Elk Meadow

    A hiker near Elk Meadow last Thursday discovered a military drone that had been missing from an Army post in Arizona for nine days.

    No one was injured, although the aircraft had sustained damage, including a missing wing.

    Soldiers from Fort Carson, along with deputies from Clear Creek and Jeffco sheriff departments, assisted in security and recovery efforts, a release from Fort Huachuca, where the drone originated, stated.

  • Social Ethics Women’s Club focuses on good deeds, stimulating conversation

    For members of the Social Ethics Women’s Club of Idaho Springs, it’s all about being social and doing good things for the community — and staying true to the group’s 121-year history.

    The two dozen women who gather monthly at the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge have lunch, give one another other tips on a range of topics, plan fund-raisers and give the proceeds to local nonprofits. They range in age from early 60s to mid-90s.

  • Georgetown planning to improve 'gateway' to downtown

    Georgetown is hoping to streamline access to its downtown and improve trail connectivity.

    The town in December adopted a comprehensive plan that focuses on enhancing and preserving Georgetown’s environment, character, growth, economy, livability, infrastructure and transportation.

    Town Administrator Tom Hale explained that the comprehensive plan is “a way of checking in with your citizens about how they want the future of Georgetown to look.”

  • Lone gunman robs Kum & Go in Idaho Springs

    An armed assailant robbed the Kum & Go in Idaho Springs early Friday morning.

    Police reported that no one was hurt during the incident, and the lone perpetrator escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk was alone in the store when the perpetrator entered. 

    According to a statement by the Police Department, investigators are still going through evidence.

  • Firing a desire for service

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series about the women volunteers of the Clear Creek Fire Authority. There are more than 40 volunteer firefighters in the county; 10 are women.


    Krystle Neves was a victim of a house fire before she moved to Clear Creek County and became a volunteer firefighter.

    Neves was living in South Carolina several years ago when the fire occurred.

    "I lost seven pets and pretty much everything I owned," she said.

  • Springs sales-tax revenue continues to grow

    For the fifth consecutive year, Idaho Springs saw growth in sales-tax revenue, and some officials are attributing it in part to the construction on Colorado Boulevard diverting cars into the Historic District.

  • Idaho Springs ready to update comprehensive plan

    The Idaho Springs planning department is updating the long-range plan that outlines the vision for the city.

    With several pending and ongoing development and construction projects, land-use and transportation issues are expected to feature prominently in the town's revised comprehensive plan. The last update was done nine years ago.

  • Study to seek ideas for boosting economies in Clear Creek, Grand counties

    Clear Creek and Grand counties are embarking on a joint $200,000 study to identify economic opportunities in the wake of the pending closure of the Henderson Mine.

    Economic development officials from both counties are excited for the opportunity the study will provide to help revitalize their economies.

  • Boogie at the Barn offers a night of 'positive energy'

    Outside, under a clear night sky, one could see the soft yellow light flowing out of The Barn’s eye-catching stained-glass windows. A faint smell of pizza and barbecue, and the distant strum of music, filled Evergreen Memorial Park.

    A few steps inside The Barn, one was greeted with a blast of energy, boot-stomping, and cheers and smiles from friends, neighbors and strangers.