Today's News

  • Idaho Springs will stream views of downtown area on city website

    Idaho Springs has received a $4,000 grant to live-stream video of Miner Street to the city’s website.

    The grant came from the State Internet Portal Authority and will be used to mount a web camera on City Hall. City officials plan to have the camera face west so website visitors can see what’s happening downtown.

  • City council discusses installing speed bumps on Miner St.

    Idaho Springs is interested in installing temporary speed bumps on Miner Street to slow traffic.

    The city recently reduced the speed limit on Miner to 15 mph, but officials say many motorists routinely ignore the posted speed limits.

    The idea for speed bumps was suggested at the March 28 city council meeting, after Police Chief Chris Malanka said his department planned to park an unmanned patrol car with its lights on in the area to help reduce speeds.

  • Idaho Springs cracking down on trash piles


    Idaho Springs officials are stepping up enforcement of city codes regulating trash accumulation.

    The Police Department said in a news release that over the last several months the city has worked to address “hot spots,” or places where property owners have let trash build up.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in time for favorite birds

    (Reprinted from April 8, 2009)

  • Vox

    Thanks from Hayden family


    It is with profound gratitude that the family of Tom Hayden acknowledges the generosity and loving support of Evergreen Fire/Rescue, the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, and the countless friends and acquaintances that surrounded our family with care during our most difficult hours and days.

    We will be forever grateful to those who supplied us with nourishment, kind words and love. As our family imitates the legacy of Tom’s extraordinary life, we will remember the heartfelt kindness of our community.

  • Get informed about health-care ballot issues

    With the news the county might be asking Clear Creek voters for permission to create a health service district financed in large part by property and sales taxes, it is now doubly important for us to become educated about health-care ballot initiatives coming this November.

  • Three segments of greenway trail previewed

    Segments through Empire, Dumont and Idaho Springs likely will be the first sections of a greenway trail built starting in 2017.

    The public got a peek at the 14-mile Idaho Springs-to-Empire Clear Creek Greenway design project during an open house on March 29.

    The Greenway Authority showcased five segments of the proposed trail and the best route for the future path in each segment. The path was determined by a steering committee of business owners, residents and elected officials.

  • Springs council interested in parking garage study

    The Idaho Springs city council seemed in favor of spending $4,600 to hire an engineering firm to study the feasibility of building a downtown parking garage, even though one council member expressed concern about the venture.

    The proposed garage would be located east of the Historic District between 16th and 14th avenues. The city is paying JVA Consulting Engineers for the study, concept drawings and an estimate of construction costs.

    Mayor Mike Hillman said the study will gauge how a parking garage would impact parking needs and pedestrian movement.

  • Trip of a lifetime for CCHS students

    Twelve Clear Creek High School students took what they called the trip of a lifetime when they spent 10 days visiting three regions in China over spring break.

    The students rode bikes on the Great Wall, took a river cruise to see Shanghai at night, and visited the Terracotta Army that was buried with the first emperor of China. That doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of their adventures.

    “Every day felt like three days because we did so much,” said junior Molly Doll.

  • Quick Hits

    Abrahamson set to sign

    Clear Creek senior Rebecca Abrahamson is scheduled to sign her letter of intent Wednesday, April 13, to play volleyball at Regis University. The multi-sport athlete for the Golddiggers joins a Rangers squad that finished their 2015 season with an 18-13 record, 14-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Regis qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament last season.

    Snow wreaks havoc