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Local News

  • County Briefs: news from Clear Creek government

    Shadows Ranch to open in spring
    Clear Creek County Open Space said during a Jan. 8 update with the county commissioners that Shadows Ranch is scheduled to open this spring.

    The agency is still working on a fishing permit program and a management plan for the property with public input, said Open Space coordinator Martha Tableman.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Dec. 31-Jan. 6

    Monday, Dec. 31 — Idaho Springs police officers were dispatched to a reported assault in the 2400 block of Colorado Boulevard. The suspect was arrested.

    Monday, Dec. 31 — Georgetown police responded to a chase/pursuit of a vehicle suspected of being involved in vehicle break-ins in the area a few weeks prior. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle near mile marker 228 of eastbound Interstate 70 when it fled in inclement weather. The vehicle was later discovered, and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Cycling group proposes ride through Eisenhower Tunnel

    The Colorado-based Bicycle Passport has proposed organizing a group of cyclists to ride through the Eisenhower Tunnel, something that has never been done before.

    To do this, the tunnel would need to be closed for about two hours, the group stated.

    During a Dec. 10 Idaho Springs City Council work session, Mark Nadeau of Bicycle Passport said he and his colleagues want to organize a ride for 1,500 to 2,000 cyclists from Idaho Springs to Silverthorne.

  • High-speed chase leads to multiple charges

    A 47-year-old man is in custody after he reportedly led local authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday morning that ended in Idaho Springs.

    Mike Maybury was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, felony eluding, tampering with evidence and driving with obstructed plates, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said. Snelling said that he didn't know where Maybury lived, but he didn't believe he was a Clear Creek County resident.

  • Idaho Springs Briefs

    City’s 2019 budget includes street projects, plant expansion
    With a budget of almost $29 million, 2019 will be a year of major undertakings for the City of Idaho Springs.

    The 2019 budget, which was passed during the Dec. 10 city council meeting, includes $2.8 million for the wastewater treatment plant expansion and almost $10 million in road reconstruction projects and the Greenway construction.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Town approves 2019 budget
    The Town of Georgetown has budgeted about $4 million in capital projects in 2019, including the Gateway renovation project from 11th Street to Sixth Street along Argentine Street and the wastewater treatment plant improvements.

    Town Administrator Kent Brown said previously that the bulk of these projects will be funded by grants and development fees, respectively.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Dec. 17-30

    • Tuesday, Dec. 18 — Georgetown police responded to a theft in the 1400 block of Argentine Street involving an employee taking money from her employer during a shift. A summons was issued for the offense.

  • Year in Review: 2018

    Georgetown turned 150 years old, Clear Creek School District received two offers for its former middle school/district office, and county residents elected a new commissioner in 2018. Here's a look back at 2018 in Clear Creek County.

  • County Briefs: news from the Clear Creek government

    Work to begin on the Georgetown to Silver Plume Trail
    The county hosted a community meeting on Dec. 11 for the Georgetown to Silver Plume Trail repair project, which is scheduled to begin by April and finish before the Slacker Half-Marathon in late June.

    JoAnn Sorensen, the county’s transportation liaison, said the total budget for the project is $531,250, of which about 80 percent is federally funded and 20 percent is a local match. The budget includes both design and construction. Expenditures-to-date total about $75,000, she said.

  • CU students: Paid parking would lessen overuse on Guanella, Stevens Gulch

    The solution to Guanella Pass and Stevens Gulch isn’t a shuttle or a toll road, consulting graduate students told Clear Creek County. It’s paid parking.

    Since August, six environment and business students from the University of Colorado have acted as consultants for Clear Creek, the U.S. Forest Service and other stakeholders on how to address the challenges surrounding the growth and popularity of outdoor recreation in the area.