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  • Canine on the Creek kicks off summer racing season

    Five. Four. Three. Two. One.

    Just like New Year’s, a countdown announced the start of the summer racing season in Clear Creek County with the eighth annual Canine on the Creek kicking off Saturday morning.

    Dogs were barking, strollers were rolling and feet were pounding as more than 80 racers and their four-legged companions set off along Clear Creek. A breezy 5 kilometers later, and they were back at Charlie’s Place, surrounded by excited shelter dogs and taking in the post-race refreshments.

  • Neither side of Lawson area wants Greenway

    While the idea of the Greenway running along County Road 308 rather than through their neighborhood is more favorable for Silver Lakes residents, those on the north side of Interstate 70 say they don’t want it either.

  • Consultant recommends county formalize parking at Stevens Gulch

    With more people visiting Stevens Gulch, especially to hike Grays and Torreys peaks, the county needs to build a formal parking lot with amenities at the entrance to Stevens Gulch Road off Interstate 70, according to a consultant.

    During a May 7 work session, University of Colorado-Denver master’s student Emily Gluckin presented her capstone project to the county, which was an evaluation of the lower Stevens Gulch trailhead, sometimes call the chimney lot.

  • County Briefs

    Henderson Mine amending mining permit

    The Henderson Mine is revising its mining permit with the state to more accurately identify parts of the operation that already exist.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 29-May 5

    • Tuesday, April 30 — An Idaho Springs police officer initiated a vehicle stop after reportedly observing a moving violation. A mandatory court appearance summons was issued after the officer determined the driver’s license wasn’t valid.

    • Tuesday, April 30 — Georgetown police investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Rose Street involving allegations of unauthorized use of a credit card. The reporting party was advised to file a report with their bank, and the call was cleared.

  • Annual Día de los Niños celebrates literacy in all languages

    If there are days to celebrate mothers and fathers, why not one to celebrate children, too?

    On April 30, the Idaho Springs Public Library hosted its fifth annual El Día de los Niños (Children’s Day) to celebrate literacy for children across all languages and cultures. More than 30 children and parents attended an afternoon featuring arts and crafts, a taco bar and other treats, and a dance performance by fellow youngsters.

  • Application for Saxon Mountain residential development withdrawn

    A proposed residential development on Saxon Mountain east of Georgetown is no longer on the table because of concerns about whether Georgetown is allowed to sell the land for private purposes.

    The Georgetown Board of Selectmen on April 30 terminated its contract with Kent Sterett of the Capital Prize Mine to submit the subdivision application, which included Sterett’s mining claims and Georgetown-owned land that Sterett planned to purchase.

  • A guide to Idaho Springs’ managed parking system

    For Idaho Springs Residents:

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Gateway project slated for June start

    The Gateway project is projected to start construction June 3 and last until Sept. 1, according to Town Administrator Kent Brown.

    “It’s a shorter construction time than we’d originally thought,” Brown told the Board of Selectmen at its April 30 meeting. One of the reasons for that, Brown said, is because there might not be as many traffic concerns as initially thought.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 22-28

    • Monday, April 22 — An Idaho Springs officer initiating a traffic stop found one person in the vehicle who had an outstanding arrest warrant in Boulder County for failure to appear. The person was taken into custody.

    • Tuesday, April 23 — Georgetown police are investigating a fraud case along Main Street. A person was reportedly being scammed into posting bond by sending money through a reloadable debit card. The person sent money before realizing the scam.