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Today's News

  • A Shakespearean Double Play

    With a tiki bar behind them, Duke Orsino approached his manservant Cesario — who had recently been revealed to be Viola in disguise — and told her, “Here is my hand: you shall from this time be your master’s mistress.”

    Viola, overcome with emotion that the man she loved had proposed to her, gave a hearty fist-pump and shouted, “Yes!”

  • Consultants: ‘There’s no silver bullet’ for housing problem

    If Clear Creek does nothing about its housing situation, the future looks bleak.

    School enrollment will keep decreasing; the economy will be further constrained; more people will be commuting into the county causing traffic to worsen; and the housing stock quality will go down, Brian Duffany of Economic & Planning Systems told county commissioners.

  • Musicians, community band together to host benefit concert for radio D.J.

    Late in the night on Oct. 14, Doug Glidden’s home on Miners Candle Road burned down in a chimney fire.

    And, on Nov. 8, his friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances and fellow Clear Creek residents joined together at Idaho Springs’ United Center to support the radio host through an evening of music.

    Six musical artists, who knew Glidden through his show on KYGT radio, donated their time and talents in a fundraising concert to help Glidden and his three wolf-hybrids get settled in for the winter.

  • Developer wants to buy the school district’s sewer plant

    The developer who wants to put apartments on Floyd Hill has given the Clear Creek School District a proposal to buy the district’s sewer treatment plant.

    Brian Roberts of Evergreen, owner of Roberts Real Estate Development, is offering to pay the district $375,000 for the plant and give the district free sewer service for 20 years. Roberts would pay the district $2,000 per unit for the scaled-back development as each building permit is obtained.

  • Alternatives sought to Greenway route through Silver Lakes

    While segments of the Clear Creek Greenway are finished or nearly finished, other pieces — like the one near Dumont — are still in the works.

    For instance, part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s westbound peak-period shoulder lane project will include a feasibility study to find ways to avoid taking the Greenway directly through the Silver Lakes neighborhood.

  • County Briefs: news from Clear Creek government

    Second Prospector bus proposed

    With increased use of the Prospector bus, Director John Bryan suggested the county purchase a second one during a Nov. 6 county commissioners work session.

    Bryan estimated a new bus would cost about $74,000, but with grant funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the county would have to match only $17,000 and then pay another $8,000 for modifications.

    If the county puts in for a second bus now, Bryan noted, it wouldn’t be delivered until spring/summer 2019 at the earliest.

  • Police Blotter: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

    • Monday, Oct. 29 — Idaho Springs officers were dispatched to a local residence after receiving reports of an intoxicated person. Officers made contact and took the person to a detox facility.

    • Monday, Oct. 29 — Georgetown police responded to two separate calls about a bear breaking into a trash bin in the 500 block of Fourth Street.

  • Smashing Pumpkins

    As 7-year-old Devyn Widdowfield bid farewell to her jack-o-lantern, there was a strange solemnity to the moment as a dozen people stood around her waiting for the pumpkin to meet its end.

    While the operator fiddled with the trebuchet, no one spoke. Only the gusting traffic from nearby Interstate 70 made a sound.

    Finally, with the pumpkin in place, the operator handed Devyn the rope.

    She pulled hard. Nothing happened.

    With a little help, she pulled again.

  • Fire burns St. Mary's home

    A St. Mary’s couple is looking for temporary lodging and other support after their house burned down over the weekend.

    Suzi Woznick and David Miller’s Silver Creek Road residence caught fire around 10:54 p.m. Saturday night, Clear Creek Dispatch's call analysis report confirmed.

    According to a GoFundMe.com page set up for the couple, they had bought their home in January and have enjoyed the St. Mary’s community since moving there.

  • Change to marijuana retail regulations considered

    Clear Creek commissioners gave direction to staff during an Oct. 30 work session to re-examine the county’s current marijuana retail regulations to allow for more recreational marijuana retail licenses.

    The county currently has two licensed recreational marijuana retail licenses in unincorporated areas, and the commissioners indicated they would be willing to expand it to as many as five but no more. They also would keep the current medical marijuana retail licenses in place but not issue new ones.