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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.

  • Effective communicator tops GCS’ principal wish list

    Some parents and teachers at Georgetown Community School weighed in on what they want to see in a new principal at a town hall meeting conducted by the school’s board of directors on Jan. 9.

    The public charter school has begun its search after Douglas Hesbol resigned on Dec. 7. The board has posted a position announcement on its website and elsewhere with a tentative closing date of Feb. 20. It is available at georgetownschool.org. The new principal would start July 1.

  • Marlin inaugurated, Mauck to become transportation liaison

    Jan. 8 was a day of new beginnings in Clear Creek County, as newly elected officials were sworn in.

    Among them was incoming Commissioner George Marlin, who took over Tim Mauck’s District 1 seat on the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners.

    Mauck, who was term-limited, will still be serving Clear Creek, but in a new capacity, as the county’s transportation liaison. He will be taking over for JoAnn Sorensen, who’s retiring.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cold-weather anglers find Georgetown Lake an enjoyable spot

    In a blackout hut atop Georgetown Lake, looking through the ice is like looking through a portal to another world.

    It’s a world where all the elements — sunlight, wind and snow — have converged to create a distance between the water and the world above. What once was easily attainable, almost within one’s grasp, is now more than 18 inches farther away.

    Still, a layer of ice is no match for a dedicated angler, especially with a sharp auger and a day of fair weather.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.