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Today's News

  • ISPD eager to expand into CCFA fire station

    The Idaho Springs Police Department has started planning its move into the Clear Creek Fire Authority station along Colorado Boulevard.

    Plans are once the fire authority moves to a new station along Highway 103 across from the former school building, the ISPD will move into the current fire station.

    During the Feb. 25 Idaho Springs City Council meeting, Police Chief Chris Malanka told council members that his department is looking forward to having additional space for evidence processing and temporary storage.

  • Employees, community question rec district’s leadership

    Community members have voiced their concerns over the apparent workplace culture that has led to at least two Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District employees resigning in recent weeks.

    During the Feb. 27 CCMRD Board of Directors meeting, former recreation manager Laura Allen told the board that she was resigning because of a lack of leadership, saying that she has seen staff morale dropping recently but felt she was unsupported in her efforts to improve it.

    She worked for the recreation district for more than 20 years.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Discount for ice-driving groups questioned

    Two ice-driving groups are receiving discounts for sending people to the town’s clean-up day, Town Clerk Jennifer Yobski informed the Georgetown Board of Selectmen during its Feb. 26 meeting.

    Groups pay $300 to book the ice for a single day. Yobski pointed out that the group Our Gang books about 14 days of ice-driving per year, receiving a $75-per-day discount. Thus, the town loses out on approximately $1,000 in annual revenue by giving this discount, she said.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Feb. 18-24

    • Monday, Feb. 18 — Idaho Springs police located a suspicious person while on patrol. While contacting the person, drugs were reportedly found. A second person arrived and was also taken into custody for drugs. One suspect was charged with violating a protection order, and the second was charged with possession of drugs. Both were booked into the county jail.

  • G-town dogs have their day with inaugural Mardi Paws event

    Georgetown went to the dogs on Saturday as the inaugural Mardi Paws got underway with a parade through downtown.

    “Happy Mardi Paws,” Joe “MoJo” Lucas, an organizer of the event, shouted as the parade with a dozen dogs and their owners moved along Sixth Street. “Let’s wake this town up!”

    Some dogs and their owners were in costume, ready for the costume contest, and the dogs ranged from a tiny Chihuahua to a large St. Bernard and Great Dane.

  • Georgetown Community School hosts inaugural spelling bee

    Some fresh Nebraska knowledge prompted a first-place finish for three students in Georgetown Community School’s inaugural spelling bee.

    The knowledge may not have come from Nebraska, but it was those three words — fresh, Nebraska and knowledge — that put Ellie Bottomley, Skyler Clark and Zoe Fulton on the top of their respective age divisions during the bee on Friday afternoon in the school gymnasium.

  • Teachers express concerns over co-superintendent positions

    The Clear Creek school board’s proposal to create co-superintendent positions starting in the 2019-20 school year was met with questions and concerns from teachers at the Feb. 19 board meeting.

    The board decided not to vote on the proposal after teachers wanted to know where the money would come from to pay for a second superintendent, how having co-superintendents would work, what job responsibilities each would have and who would be on the selection committee among others.

  • County clerk’s office proposes longer hours, closed on Fridays

    Clear Creek residents may not have to take time off work to change their addresses or request duplicate titles in person.

    Clerk & Recorder Brenda Corbett has proposed that her office have extended business hours to better serve residents. Currently, the Clerk & Recorder's Office is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, but Corbett has suggested being open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

  • County considering a business plan for Idaho Springs clinic

    Before building a primary care clinic in Idaho Springs, stakeholders need to understand how much demand there is for the space and from whom. But, arguably more importantly, stakeholders need to understand the costs involved in both building and operating a clinic long-term.

    That’s why county staff has proposed contracting Pisula Development Co. to create a business plan for the anticipated clinic.

  • County Briefs

    Video-conferencing possibility suggested for meetings

    The Clear Creek commissioners, during a work session regarding scheduling, discussed the possibility of having remote meetings without violating open meeting laws.