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Today's News

  • School board continues work toward hiring a new superintendent

    Moving along the path to hire a new superintendent by early June, the Clear Creek school board learned last week about the results of community input sessions and worked on interview questions and a hiring timetable.

  • Application for Saxon Mountain residential development withdrawn

    A proposed residential development on Saxon Mountain east of Georgetown is no longer on the table because of concerns about whether Georgetown is allowed to sell the land for private purposes.

    The Georgetown Board of Selectmen on April 30 terminated its contract with Kent Sterett of the Capital Prize Mine to submit the subdivision application, which included Sterett’s mining claims and Georgetown-owned land that Sterett planned to purchase.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Gateway project slated for June start

    The Gateway project is projected to start construction June 3 and last until Sept. 1, according to Town Administrator Kent Brown.

    “It’s a shorter construction time than we’d originally thought,” Brown told the Board of Selectmen at its April 30 meeting. One of the reasons for that, Brown said, is because there might not be as many traffic concerns as initially thought.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 22-28

    • Monday, April 22 — An Idaho Springs officer initiating a traffic stop found one person in the vehicle who had an outstanding arrest warrant in Boulder County for failure to appear. The person was taken into custody.

    • Tuesday, April 23 — Georgetown police are investigating a fraud case along Main Street. A person was reportedly being scammed into posting bond by sending money through a reloadable debit card. The person sent money before realizing the scam.

  • Georgetown students inspired at Earth Day event

    Whether they were sieving pollution out of the water, learning about solar beads, studying 3-D maps or observing worms, Georgetown Community School students were taking in the world around them so that they could one day make it a better place.

    On April 22, the school and the CSU Extension 4-H program co-hosted an Earth Day event for first- through sixth-graders to learn about different aspects of nature, such as the water cycle and the importance of plant life.

  • Two possible routes suggested for Greenway in Lawson

    Engineering consultants have identified two possible routes for the Greenway through the Dumont-Lawson-Downieville area, including one that would bypass the Silver Lakes neighborhood.

    Silver Lakes residents told Muller Engineering Co. representatives and county commissioners and staff at an April 16 work session that they prefer the route that would take trail users through a more commercial area. They prefer what is called Alignment 2.

  • Idaho Springs approves paid, permit parking downtown

    The Idaho Springs City Council unanimously approved Monday night an agreement — at no cost to the city — with Interstate Parking Company of Colorado to establish a system of paid and permit parking within the city's downtown area.

    The managed parking system — a pilot program — will be in effect May 15-Oct. 1. The city will then re-evaluate the agreement.

  • Onago excelling as multi-sport athlete

    Growing up in a family as competitive as the Onagos certainly can’t be easy, but sophomore Reese is making a name for himself at Clear Creek High School in a variety of sports.

    Whether he gets his love from all things athletics from his father John or his older sister Crystal and older brother Lance, one thing is perfectly clear: Reese has the talent and compassion to carry him far in any sport he sets his mind to.

  • CCSD eying increase of employee salaries

    The Clear Creek School District’s business manager has recommended that teachers receive a $3,400 increase to their base pay in the 2019-20 school year.

    Business Manager Willie Leslie proposed at the school board meeting on April 24 that classified staff and other district employees also get a 10 percent pay increase.

    The recommendation comes as the teachers and classified staff have asked the school board to recognize the Clear Creek County Education Association as their union, and to negotiate with that group for compensation and working conditions.

  • Developers discuss plans for school district properties

    Two developers interested in buying the Clear Creek School District’s three properties in Idaho Springs presented their proposals to the board and the public at a school board meeting on April 24, while residents continued to voice concerns about selling the properties.

    Both Noel Lane West and Kurt Soukup want to buy the district office on Highway 103, Golddigger Field and the bus barn properties. Both agreed that they would keep the district office building and repurpose it for other uses.