Local News

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from June 3-9

    • Monday, June 3 — The Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle that had two tires over the edge on Mill Lane. A tow company responded.

    • Tuesday, June 4 — Georgetown police responded to a call in the 1400 block of Argentine Street about an individual who was camping in the building’s bathroom. The person was warned against trespassing and released with a warning.

  • News Briefs

    CPW awards grant to plan shooting range

    Colorado Parks & Wildlife has awarded a $90,000 grant to the county and the Clear Creek Sportsmen Club to design a shooting range on the former rodeo grounds in Dumont.

    County officials have discussed working with the Clear Creek Sportsmen Club, which is a private range adjacent to the rodeo grounds, to design the range. The work is estimated at $120,000. Along with the CPW grant, the county will pay $25,000 and the club, $5,000.

  • Community's sentiments vary on developing school district properties

    Even while some were in favor and others simply wanted more information, tempers flared at last week’s community meeting about development surrounding the Clear Creek School District properties in Idaho Springs.

    About 60 people attended the meeting with several speaking in opposition to the development, which currently proposes building apartments on Golddigger Field and the bus barn, repurposing the former school site along Highway 103 and building townhomes along to the south of the school.

  • Idaho Springs Briefs

    Miner Street area rezoned as Historic Downtown

    The Idaho Springs City Council voted unanimously on June 10 to rezone the city’s downtown area from Commercial-1 to Historic Downtown, which staff said will not affect current businesses.

    According to City Planner Alan Tiefenbach, C-1 zoning allows for apartments, warehousing, auto body work and other uses that are dissimilar from the area’s historic nature and current uses. He said development pressure is high right now, especially for apartments.

  • City approves annexing, rezoning for Argo gondola

    The Idaho Springs City Council approved annexing 21.5 acres of mining claims associated with the Argo Mill and rezoning those properties, Virginia Canyon Mountain Park and portions of the Argo Mill to planned development to allow for a gondola and other items.

    During its June 10 meeting, the council approved the motion 4-0, with council member Bob Bowland recusing himself.

  • CCSB deciding between two candidates for board vacancy

    The Clear Creek School Board is considering two candidates to replace District A board member Joe O’Leary, who resigned unexpectedly last month.

    Two people — Sandi Schuessler and Michael O’Leary — were interviewed by the board during a public work session on Thursday. The board expects to discuss the matter again and was expected to make a decision during its meeting Tuesday night. The person selected will serve until the November election, at which time they can choose whether to officially run for the position.

  • Quanbeck to lead Clear Creek schools

    Karen Quanbeck is taking the helm of Clear Creek schools.

    Quanbeck, who lives in north Evergreen and has been the chief of schools elementary for Jeffco Public Schools for the past two years, will replace Roslin Marshall, who is resigning effective July 2. Marshall tendered her resignation on March 19.

  • BizBeat: Long-time owners sell Two Brothers Deli

    In August 1999, when Dumont’s Dan and Cherie Ebert opened Two Brothers Deli, there were only three restaurants along Idaho Springs’ Miner Street — all of them sit-down establishments that sometimes had long wait times.

    “We saw a need for a place that served good food (and) fast,” Dan described.

    Since opening the deli nearly 20 years ago, it’s grown into a community staple. On May 30, the Eberts sold Two Brothers to Georgetown’s Jason and Lindsey Valdez.

  • Expanding Empire Farmers Market enjoyable outing

    Like a tomato on the vine or a peach on the branch, Empire’s Farmers Market is growing over the summer.

    Dozens of locals and tourists alike stopped through Theobold Park on Saturday to check out the array of vendors selling homemade baked goods, honey, dried fruit, jams, jellies, and meat. Even Charlie’s Place brought dogs available for adoption.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from May 27-June 2

    • Monday, May 27 — An Idaho Springs officer, who reportedly observed a vehicle exceeding the 15 mph speed limit on Miner Street, arrested the driver on suspicion of drunken driving following voluntary field sobriety tests.

    • Monday, May 27 — Georgetown police conducted a directed patrol around Georgetown Lake and issued ordinance violations. During the week, three summonses were issued for open alcoholic containers and one for marijuana.