Local News

  • Floyd Hill flea market a true community event

    The early morning cold and rainy weather Saturday couldn’t dampen the deals and community spirit on Floyd Hill.

    The clouds parted in time for dozens of people to stop by the Clear Creek High School/Middle School parking lot, as locals and visitors alike looked for bargains at the annual Floyd Hill Area Flea Market.

    While were only 10 sellers participated — down from the usual 25 — Floyd Hill resident Judy Courtney thought the day was going well.

  • County planning capital projects for next year

    County staff is anticipating $1.7 million in capital projects for 2020 with the biggest item being an $811,000 updated security camera and ID card system, requested both by the Sheriff’s Office and the IT department.

    During a June 18 work session, County Manager Keith Montag and other staff members presented the county commissioners with a list of recommended capital projects for 2020. No formal action was made, with Montag clarifying that any projects would be formally adopted as part of the 2020 budgeting process.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from June 10-16

    • Monday, June 10 — Idaho Springs officers issued summonses for disorderly conduct to two men who were reportedly arguing and creating a disturbance at a Colorado Boulevard motel.

    • Monday, June 10 — The Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle along Interstate 70 mile marker 232 after receiving a chase/pursuit call.

  • County Briefs

    Possible shuttle to Mount Evans

    The local Prospector bus may add a route that would shuttle people to and from Mount Evans.

    According to John Bryan, spokesman for Clear Creek County, the local coordinating council for transit issues has been discussing the route to reduce the number of cars on the mountain. He said Clear Creek High School/Middle School has an empty parking lot during the summer, and that could be where the shuttle starts.

  • Teen council evaluating how safe local places are for young people

    A group of Clear Creek High School students and recent graduates studying how safe and comfortable local hotspots are for teens has received more than 500 survey responses.

    An initial look at the responses shows mostly positive feedback about 15 county spaces, with the negative input being about things that seem relatively fixable, TREK Teen Council members told the county commissioners at a June 18 work session.

  • School Board Briefs

    Schuessler named to school board
    Sandi Schuessler, a bilingual nurse with Denver Public Schools, has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Clear Creek school board.

    Schuessler, who has two children in Clear Creek schools, was one of two people who applied to fill the position vacated by Joe O’Leary last month. The position, which represents the Dumont area of the county, will be up for election in November. The board also interviewed Michael O’Leary for the position at its work session on June 13.

  • Motorcyclist killed in single-vehicle accident

    A 41-year-old man has died after a motorcycle accident on June 25 on Alvarado Road between Georgetown and Empire.

    James Laman of Loveland was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1700 block of Alvarado Road, Sgt. Blake White of Colorado State Patrol said. No other riders or vehicles were involved.

    Investigators believe Laman failed to negotiate a turn properly, went off the right side of the road and hit a tree. Speed is believed to be a factor in the cause of the accident, White added.

  • News Briefs

    USFS releases final decision on recreational sport shooting

    On June 13, the U.S. Forest Service finalized its restrictions on recreational sport shooting in certain areas of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.

    The restrictions will be in place to provide safer recreational opportunities for all forest visitors, where previously there had been conflicts between sport shooters and others in high-use areas, the USFS stated in a press release.

  • 4-H campers discover history’s mysteries at local sites

    The group had boarded the train when one of the chaperones asked if the kids knew which town they were in.

    “Silver Plume,” a chorus of young voices responded.

    The train departed, as 19 campers set off to discover what treasures — both physical and educational — might be beneath the surface of the earth. Along with little bits of gold, the campers discovered that had they been at the same site 150 years ago, they would’ve been working in the mine rather than visiting it.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Contract for parks master plan tabled

    The Georgetown Board of Selectmen voted to table a contract with DHM Design for the town’s parks master plan during their June 11 meeting. Board members said they didn’t want to approve a contract with DHM Design without knowing what the bids for the project were.