Today's News

  • Idaho Springs Market canceled

    The Idaho Springs Market has been canceled for the rest of the summer even after moving to its new location at the Idahoe Mall.

    “We felt that at the time, with the limited attendance that we’ve had from our local people and out-of-town people and the limited amount of vendors that we had … it was in our best interest to cancel it for this year,” said interim Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce president Patti Tyler.

  • Police briefs

    Police seeking suspect in chainsaw theft

    The Idaho Springs Police Department is looking for a man who took a Stihl chainsaw valued at $700 from Mountain Tool & Feed on July 12.

    Based on security footage at the store, Idaho Springs police are looking for a white man with brown hair and a goatee who was driving a 1990s Ford Escort wagon.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Rich Sonnenberg at 303-567-4291.

    Auxiliary officer position being considered

  • Camping in the Rockies: Keeping campsites clean

    Editor’s note: With the growing popularity of Clear Creek’s recreational amenities, the Courant is taking a look at the people who manage, clean and protect the county’s campgrounds. This is part one of a three-part series.

    Looking after a campground is no picnic. But for Wendy Glidden, a mother of 10, it’s all in a day’s work.

  • I-70 reopens after RV fire near Floyd Hill

    All lanes of Interstate 70 are open Thursday afternoon near Floyd Hill after a burning RV had earlier shut down both sides of the highway.

    A 50-year-old male, who has not yet been identified, was the driver of the RV. He was not injured in the incident, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol. The RV was pulling a trailer of ATVs.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a call about an RV engulfed in flames just after noon on Thursday. Other agencies, including Foothills Fire/Rescue and Clear Creek Fire Authority, also responded to the call.

  • County wants to streamline process so it is easier for film crews to work here

    Clear Creek County wants to become more user friendly for the film and television industry.
    The county is planning to create a permit for filming to streamline the process, making it easier for the public to see the county in a commercial or on the big screen.
    County Manager Keith Montag told county commissioners that Clear Creek was recently approached regarding a film project.

  • Quiet holiday for law enforcement

    The long Fourth of July weekend was uneventful for local law enforcement agencies in Clear Creek County.
    Officials at both the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Springs Police Department say calls were typical.
    “We still had our normal fireworks going off here and there, but nothing really major,” Sheriff Rick Albers said. “No injured people, (or) search and rescues. So knock on wood, but it was kind of a non-event.”
    Over the weekend, there were a couple DUI arrests but nothing unusual for a holiday weekend, he said.

  • Summer program provides meals for hungry children

    For some children, the summer months seem to fly by. Between vacations, summer sports, camping and other outdoor activities, there’s always something to do. But is there always something to eat?

    Some children, who rely on their school breakfasts and lunches as their only stable source of food, struggle to find proper nutrition during the summer.

  • County enacts fire, target shooting restrictions

    Clear Creek County is currently under a Stage 1 fire restriction, which includes for the first time a ban on target shooting.
    The ban was put into place Wednesday. This restriction includes all land in unincorporated Clear Creek County.
    Clear Creek Sheriff Rick Albers said he put the ban in place because of the forecast for warm and dry weather in the foreseeable future.
    "Looks like it is going to be really nice for the next week, week and a half — and it is drying out pretty fast," Albers said.

  • VOC needs volunteers to work on two trails near Georgetown

    Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is looking for a few locals to work this weekend on the Rutherford and Anna Mule trails outside of Georgetown.
    The nonprofit organization is looking for as many as 20 volunteers to add to the total of 80 needed to perform trail maintenance and construction. Food and camping sites will be provided.
    “This project is going to tackle two trails over in the Georgetown area,” said VOC spokeswoman Kellie Flowers. “They’re both historic trails, and they used to be old mining, wagon and mule roads.”

  • Camp brings kids together

    The only thing better than one summer camp is two summer camps joining forces to make for an extra special afternoon of community, sharing, learning and fun.

    Twenty-eight 4-H kids and more than 45 Rocky Mountain Village campers spent the afternoon on June 27 making compasses, drawing maps, scavenging for flora and fauna, hiking, fishing, and generally hanging out together.