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Today's News

  • Idaho Springs Briefs

    Redistricting the city’s wards

    The City Council is considering redrawing its ward map to have two wards instead of three.

    The suggested redrawing would essentially divide the city in half by east and west. In this way, City Planner Alan Tiefenbach said, the wards would be more balanced in terms of registered voters and households. He said Ward 1 now has more residents than Ward 3.

    The city has three wards with two City Council members each. Under this proposed format, Idaho Springs would have two wards with three members each.

  • Evergreen Newspapers wins 23 CPA awards

    Evergreen Newspapers collected 23 awards Saturday night during the annual Colorado Press Association awards banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora.

  • Gaten sentenced to three years probation

    An Alice man has been sentenced to three years of probation, including one year in the Jeffco jail work release program, for a March 2018 shooting in the El Rancho area.

    Matthew Gaten, 31, pleaded guilty to menacing and second-degree assault on March 11. He appeared in court April 8. He was sentenced to three years of probation for each charge, which will be served concurrently.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 1-7

    • Monday, April 1 — Georgetown police received a complaint from a Texas resident claiming he was being harassed by a phone number belonging to a resident along Rose Street. Investigators believe the call originated from out of country and not Georgetown.

  • Heritage Center’s spring series concludes with Central City Opera

    One minute, Jennifer DeDominici was gathering flowers and helping her friend eloquently and energetically tell a roomful of people — in Italian, no less — how excited they were that her friend’s husband had returned. The next, DeDominici was stridently and speedily calling out her boyfriend in front of the same people, saying that he had wasted the best years of her life.

  • Trail restoration on Grays and Torreys begins this summer

    With so many people visiting Colorado’s highest mountains, the U.S. Forest Service and its supporters are looking to restore what over-visitation has damaged on Grays and Torreys Peaks.

    On April 2, representatives from the USFS, the National Forest Foundation and the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative met with Clear Creek County commissioners and staff to update them on the trail work that will begin this summer.

  • Golddiggers demolish Huskies on diamond

    EVERGREEN — Clear Creek’s bats came to play on Saturday morning.

    On their home field, the Golddigger baseball players entered their rivalry game against Platte Canyon with a fiery offense as they toppled the Huskies in four and a half innings 15-1 to invoke the mercy rule.

  • I-70 chase ends near Floyd Hill

    A high-speed chase on eastbound Interstate 70 which started in Summit County ended near the bottom of Floyd Hill on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident.

    According to Colorado State Trooper Gary Cutler, the chase started at 3:35 p.m., Thursday near Frisco in Summit County, when a state trooper attempted to pull over a Jeep reportedly stolen out of Lakewood. The vehicle, however, didn’t stop. CSP tried to stop the vehicle again at the Johnson Memorial Tunnel, but it got through.

  • GCS names new principal

    Pamela Walker has been named the new principal at Georgetown Community School.

    Walker’s contract begins in July, and she is coming to the charter school from Ascent Classical Academy, a kindergarten-12th-grade charter school in Castle Rock, where she is the assistant principal.

    The school board interviewed three candidates for the position.

    Tina Ozee, who was the school’s administrative assistant, has been serving as the interim director since December after principal Doug Hesbol abruptly resigned.

  • School board sets timeline for superintendent search, announces stakeholder meetings

    The Clear Creek school board is on a whirlwind schedule to try to hire a new superintendent by the beginning of June.

    “This is the tightest schedule I’ve ever worked with,” said Norman F. Ridder, a consultant with McPherson & Jacobson, the firm the school board hired to help with the superintendent search. Ridder worked with the school board both on April 2 and 4 to set search parameters.