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Politics

  • Council hopefuls see city differently

    The two candidates running for the open Ward 3 seat on the Idaho Springs city council agree that the city needs to work with the Colorado Department of Transportation to revitalize Colorado Boulevard on the east end of town.

    But beyond that their priorities diverge: Former city council member Bob Bowland wants to spruce up the town and increase partnerships among the city’s stakeholders. His opponent, Brian Nuernberger, is interested in finding avenues to bring new business and tourists to town.

  • Springs mayoral candidates seek new direction

    Dissatisfaction with the city’s leadership and the importance of building community in Idaho Springs are at the heart of the Nov. 5 municipal election, in which three of five candidates for mayor agree on what must be done but differ on how it should be accomplished.

    The list of would-be mayoral candidates includes current Mayor Jack Morgan, Ward 3 council members Phyllis Adams and Michael Hillman, and residents LeeAnn Lindsay and Chris Risley.

  • Polis speaks on Syria, immigration, federal deficit reduction

    Congressman Jared Polis addressed the Syrian crisis and immigration issues while speaking at Judaism in the Foothills in Evergreen on Friday night.

    “Clearly, we do not want to be mired down in Syria,” Polis said. “The question is, ‘What role can America play?’ ”

    Approximately 1,400 people recently were killed with a nerve gas in Syria, and President Obama is seeking congressional approval for U.S. military intervention in the strife-filled country.

  • Idaho Springs mayor’s race draws passel of candidates

    Idaho Springs voters could see as many as five mayoral candidates during the Nov. 5 city election.

    According the city clerk’s office, the list of would-be mayoral candidates includes current Mayor Jack Morgan, Ward 3 council members Phyllis Adams and Michael Hillman, and residents LeeAnn Lindsay and Chris Risley.

    The 25 signatures on the candidates’ petitions still must be verified by the city clerk. Nomination papers were due at the city clerk’s office on Monday. 

  • Three Clear Creek school board seats up for election

    Three seats on the Clear Creek school board are up for election on Nov. 5.

    The four-year positions are held by Jeanne Biggs from Idaho Springs, term-limited Bob Judge from Evergreen, and Kevin Kuharic from Georgetown, who was appointed last year to replace Dan Frydenlund, who resigned from the board.

    The three positions represent: 

    • Floyd Hill, Blue Valley and the Saddleback areas. 

    • From Idaho Springs on the west to Floyd Hill and south of Interstate 70 to Upper Bear Creek Road.