http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Highway 103 bridge over I-70 reopens http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/highway-103-bridge-over-i-70-reopens <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-103bridge02-gc-022515.jpg" alt="The Highway 103 bridge over I-70 reopened last Friday in Idaho Springs." title="The Highway 103 bridge over I-70 reopened last Friday in Idaho Springs." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span>An expanded Highway 103 bridge in Idaho Springs reopened Friday without fanfare.</span></p> <p> The bridge at Exit 240 &mdash; a major access point into Idaho Springs from Interstate 70 &mdash; closed Oct. 19, and was closed for about 120 days through the holiday season, angering local business owners and officials.</p> Stanfield, boyfriend charged in infant’s death http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/stanfield-boyfriend-charged-infant%E2%80%99s-death <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stanfield1.jpg" alt="Haley Stanfield" title="Haley Stanfield" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Clear Creek district attorney is charging Idaho Springs resident Haley Stanfield and&nbsp;former resident Joshua Olsen in connection with the death of Stanfield&rsquo;s 1-year-old son, Logan Borchik.</span></p> <p> The child died at a hospital last May after being taken off life support, days after a 911 call was made from Stanfield&rsquo;s home reporting a child choking.</p> Springs council endorses CDOT permit for construction of Exit 241 bridge http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/springs-council-endorses-cdot-permit-construction-exit-241-bridge <p> <span>The Idaho Springs city council narrowly endorsed the Colorado Department of Transportation&#39;s construction of a new Exit 241 bridge over Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs.</span></p> <p> After a hearing Monday night, the council recorded a 4-3 vote on the project&#39;s 1041 permit.</p> <p> The 1041 permitting process allows local governments a degree of control over development projects that can have impacts on the state level.</p> Up-to-the-minute info for I-70 motorists http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/minute-info-i-70-motorists <p> In the future, drivers in the Interstate 70 mountain corridor could get verbal warnings broadcast to their cars about highway accidents.</p> <p> Or they might be told about black ice up ahead. Those warnings would be a major piece of a $10 million federal &ldquo;connected vehicle project&rdquo; that state officials want to implement by 2020.</p> Cyclists fear toll lane will curtail access to I-70 stretch http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cyclists-fear-toll-lane-will-curtail-access-i-70-stretch <p> &ldquo;A fair number&rdquo; of bicyclists use a short stretch of Interstate 70 to ride from Fall River Road to Idaho Springs, according to Michael Raber, a resident bicycle advocate.</p> <p> Now that a toll lane is being built on that eastbound stretch of highway, some riders are concerned about how they might be able to get through in the future. Raber said he does not know the specific number of cyclists currently using the highway. The $72 million toll-lane project is expected to operate on weekends year-round. It&rsquo;s expected to open this fall.</p> Loveland helps seasonal employees sign up for health insurance http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/loveland-helps-seasonal-employees-sign-health-insurance <p> Nearly 40 Loveland Ski Area employees recently enrolled for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before open enrollment closed Feb. 15.</p> <p> Debby Henkens, the Mountain Resource Center&rsquo;s health coverage guide in Clear Creek and Gilpin counties, said the ski resort is the only large employer in the county that&nbsp;allowed her to help their employees get health insurance during work hours.</p> In the long run http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/long-run <p> The Clear Creek rec center is sponsoring the running-based youth development program Girls on the Run starting March 3.</p> <p> The after-school program, open to any girl in grades 3 through 5, stresses the importance of fitness, confidence and empowerment, culminating in a 5K run. It will be held at Carlson Elementary.</p> G-town looking for candidates for mayor, town board positions http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/g-town-looking-candidates-mayor-town-board-positions <p> Georgetown residents are encouraged to get involved in municipal government by running for one of several positions up for election on April 6.</p> <p> Up for election are the mayor&rsquo;s post and four seats on the Board of Trustees: a Ward 1 seat, two Ward 2 seats and a vacant Ward 3 seat.</p> <p> Incumbents include Mayor Craig Abrahamson, Henry Ehrgott in Ward 1, and Jon Jennings and Lynette Kelsey in Ward 2. Under town rules, none of the incumbents is term-limited, so all can run again, though no one has turned in nomination forms.</p>