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Today's News

  • Privacy issues are involved when police use body cameras

    By District Attorney Bruce Brown

    In the wake of police officer-involved shootings from Ferguson, Mo., to North Charleston, S.C., there is no hotter topic among law enforcement agencies and district attorneys than the routine employment of body cams for patrolling police officers. In next year’s Colorado legislature, which has an enormous appetite right now for regulating police, there are bound to be proposals including requiring body cams for every police department.

  • Erholtz’s need is filled with 5K

    Typically, Brandy Erholtz doesn’t run 5Ks. It’s nothing personal, but the 37-year-old Evergreen resident via Minnesota is more into longer distances, like the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, which she ran the week prior in Zermatt, Switzerland.

  • First-timers up for Triple Bypass

    Eight years ago, Craig Warner got back into cycling. It was the first time that he’d ridden since he was about 14, and he’s never ridden in the mountains ever.
    Yet, there was the 70-year-old Mingo, Iowa, resident at Bergen Park with his helmet strapped on and his bike ready to go at 6:30 a.m. on July 11, preparing to ride the 120 miles that is the first day of the two-day Triple Bypass.

  • Pitching in

    The trails on Mount Bierstadt are getting a much-needed facelift this summer to fix damage that has been done because the area has increased in popularity.

    Last weekend, 30 volunteers worked to reinforce trails and help stop erosion in the area.

    Because of the popular Fourteener’s proximity to the Front Range and easy access with the paving of Guanella Pass in 2011, the area has had a recent explosion of visitors.

  • In-home ecosystem ...

    Editors note: This is the fourth and final part in a series interviewing Clear Creek residents who want to bring aspects of farming and agriculture into their homes and backyards. Sometimes called “backyard homesteaders,” they are looking to be more self-sufficient and are raising everything from ducks to bees.

    Bugs, plants, fish and worms populate the thriving ecosystem at Adam Ledoux’s house in Empire.

  • St. Mary’s board hopes new members bring stability, calm

    For the first time in two months, the St. Mary’s Glacier Water and Sanitation District hopes it will have a full roster of five board members after bad blood and resignations reduced the organization to just two.

    Friction between past members and the residents has also necessitated having law enforcement on hand to keep the peace during monthly meetings, according to Gaile Mink, the board’s treasurer. Mink said things became so heated at times over various issues that some members even received death threats.

  • Class slated on improving credit ratings

    Many people these days are looking to boost their credit ratings.

    Sally Rush, the program assistant at the Clear Creek County arm of the Summit Combined Housing Authority, wants to help.

  • Motorcyclist's video lands SUV driver a souvenir summons

    An SUV on a sightseeing trip on Squaw Pass Road recently became the unwitting — and allegedly unlawful — star of a video recorded by a motorcyclist.

    The video was given to the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office — and posted on YouTube — and the SUV's driver has been issued a summons.

    On a recent spring morning, a silver SUV passed motorcyclist Robert Yoder on a double-yellow line near the top of Squaw Pass Road, narrowly avoiding not only Yoder's motorcycle but also an oncoming bicyclist and a string of cars.

  • A good sign for Clear Creek

    Three new “welcome” signs going up soon are bound to cement Clear Creek County among the top scenic destinations in the state.

    For those who like to take pictures at iconic Colorado spots, these signs are meant to entice. The $15,000 worth of signage will be placed at the top of Squaw Pass on Highway 103; at the top of the Central City Parkway between Interstate 70 and Central City; and on U.S. 6 in Clear Creek Canyon, said Cassandra Patton, tourism director at the Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau.

  • County officials cut ribbon on sheriff's office remodel

    Officials last week celebrated a $1.3 million remodel of the sheriff's office in the Clear Creek County Courthouse, which opened on time and on budget.

    In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 24, Sheriff Rick Albers thanked his colleagues for putting up with the disruption and construction crews during the project. Tours followed the ribbon-cutting.