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Today's News

  • Evergreen's Emmer honored for work in sustainability

    Not many people would consider naming a consulting service “detritus,” a term for waste matter and debris. But for Evergreen resident Rachel Emmer, the term is more than appropriate for her Detritus Group Consulting service.

    The interaction between decomposed organic waste and the soil is “where the magic happens,” says Emmer.

  • An incredible journey, a happy ending

    Trucker the pit bull is back with his owner, Graham Holiman, in Arkansas, thanks to a microchip scan done at Charlie’s Place — the Clear Creek County animal shelter.

     The moral of the story? Have a microchip implanted in your pet and make sure you keep the information up to date if you move, Charlie’s Place director Sue LeBarron told Clear Creek’s county commissioners at a recent meeting. Charlie’s Place in Dumont does the microchip procedure for $15, she said.

  • Public bus service eyed for Clear Creek

    Clear Creek County could get new and improved bus service soon as part a Seniors’ Resource Center pilot plan.

    Riders would pay a small fare, which has not been set yet, said Lori Joslin, director of the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen, a nonprofit that offers community services to seniors and others. The two-year bus program would be paid for mainly with a state transportation grant, which has not been received yet, she said.

  • Forest Service visitor center closed for remodeling

    The Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Center is closed for an indefinite period for remodeling. 

    Residents who want to buy firewood permits can get them at the U.S. Forest Service offices in Granby, Boulder or Fort Collins. Forest Service workers continue to work in their offices in the building on Highway 103 in Idaho Springs while the visitor center gets a re-do. 

  • Loveland's opening late but loved by skiers

    Loveland Ski Area opened for the season on Saturday after weeks of battling unusually warm temperatures.

    Loveland was the second ski resort to open in Colorado after Arapahoe Basin, which opened Oct. 17. 

  • Former Springs police officer lodges complaint against chief

    Former Idaho Springs police officer Jim Vogt has sent a 14-page complaint to the mayor against current Police Chief David Wohlers.

    Mayor Michael Hillman confirmed that he received the complaint and said he turned it over to the city attorney. The complaint was filed in August. 

  • Polis wins re-election to Congress

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis defeated Republican challenger George Leing 55 percent to 45 percent in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Evergreen and Conifer.

    Tallies from the Colorado Secretary of State's office showed Polis's win to be 54.7 percent of the vote over Leing's percent at 45.3 percent of the vote.

  • Grantham re-elected to state Senate

    Here's a roundup of local candidates and issues in Tuesday's election.

    Senate District 2

    State Sen. Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, won his second term by defeating Bailey resident and Green Party candidate Martin Wirth with 75 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

    Clear Creek County was added to Grantham’s district in 2011, joining El Paso, Park, Teller and Fremont counties as part of the newly reformed District 2.

  • Becker wins re-election in state House District 13

    Incumbent Democrat KC Becker won re-election in state House District 13 by a wide margin, defeating Republican challenger Michael Hocevar of Georgetown.

    Becker captured 67 percent of the vote.

    While the margin was closer in Clear Creek, Hocevar failed to carry the county by 30 votes, according to unofficial county results.

    "We knew it was going to be a tough election environment, and it being a midterm, that is just how these things go," Becker said.

  • Springs voters approve 1-cent boost in sales tax

    Idaho Springs voters overwhelmingly approved a 1-cent increase in the city sales tax, which officials hope to use for road maintenance.

    According to unofficial results from Tuesday's election, 61 percent of voters were in favor the tax hike.