Today's News

  • Educators, parents rally for more funding

    The teachers are not all right — they’re mad as hell about education funding, and they want legislators to do something about it.

    On Thursday and Friday, thousands of educators and other supporters from more than a dozen school districts across the state — including Jeffco and Clear Creek — descended upon the state Capitol in hopes of sending a clear message to lawmakers about how they feel about teacher compensation and school funding in Colorado.

  • Idaho Springs, EDC commission parking study

    It’s no secret that finding a parking place in Idaho Springs can be tricky during busy parts of the year, so Idaho Springs and the Clear Creek Economic Development Corp. hope to find a solution with a $15,000 study.

    Money for the “comprehensive parking strategy” comes from the CCED and, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, and contributions from local business owners.

    The work will be done by the Urban Land Institute’s technical advisory panel, which will tackle the town’s parking woes in July.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 16-22

    · Monday, April 16 — A deputy took a report of a disturbance between the drivers of two vehicles at a bus stop near Greystone Road and Conifer Drive.

    · Monday, April 16 — A deputy took a report of an identity theft from a Dumont resident.

    · Tuesday, April 17 — A deputy responded to a report of a person sleeping near Tunnel 6 on U.S. Highway 6. The deputy gave the person a ride to Idaho Springs.

  • Tap-dancing CCHS students tackle ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

    What better way to become a modern woman in the 1920s than to move to the big city determined to marry your boss — tap dancing all the while.

    The Clear Creek High School music department is performing “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and director Meaghan Quigley and the cast agree that while the plot has many twists and turns, audiences will love it.

    “We needed a more uplifting show this year,” Quigley said. “This show has big singing and dancing numbers, and to my recollection, (CCHS has) not done a tap show.”

  • Mining adventure park in the works

    A historical-themed mining adventure park is in the planning stage for the Stanley Mine site west of Idaho Springs.

    Developers are planning thrill rides, a restaurant, brewery, museum and business retreat. If approved by the county, the park could open as soon as summer 2019 and bring 100 jobs to the county.

    “The adventure park will be carefully designed to integrate into the environment and embrace the mining history of Clear Creek County,” the planners said in a statement.

  • Clear Creek schools closed Thursday for teacher walkouts

    Several Clear Creek schools will be closed Thursday after at least a third of the school district’s staff requested substitutes in order to participate in teacher walkouts at the state Capitol on April 26.

  • Commissioners: County is financially stable

    The county is in a great economic position moving into the future, Clear Creek County commissioners told 20 residents at a forum April 17 at Cooper’s on the Creek in Georgetown.

    The issue came up when Guanella Pass Brewery owner Steve Skalski questioned the wisdom of opening his businesses in the county at the meeting, which is the first of several scheduled for elected officials to talk with constituents.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from April 9-15

    Monday, April 9 — A deputy received a report of a billboard that had been stolen from the 12600 block of U.S. Highway 40. After a check of the area, the sign had blown over and was covered with snow.

    Tuesday, April 10 — A deputy received a report of a possible fraud in Silver Plume.

    Tuesday, April 10 — Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1800 block of Santa Fe Mountain Road. After locating the vehicle, it was determined to be a postal worker.

  • Eleven recognized by Kiwanis as Teachers of the Year

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    Eleven area teachers were recognized on Thursday as the Teacher of the Year at their schools — an honor bestowed by Blue Spruce Kiwanis.

    While they were lauded for their work in classrooms, Wilmot Elementary principal summarized the awards presentation: “Every person has been recognized for being more than a professional educator. They are good people in all aspects of what we consider good.”

  • Tourism board releases updated trails map

    The Clear Creek County Tourism Board has released an updated map of some of the county’s most popular trails.

    The joint effort among the Tourism Board, and the county’s trail team and recreation core group, showcases 37 trails, their location, parking and a brief description for each. The maps can be found in the county’s visitor centers in Idaho Springs and Georgetown.