Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Idaho Springs considering paid parking in downtown area

    Idaho Springs is planning to try out paid parking in and around the city’s historic downtown area over the summer and early fall.

    The city is looking to contract with a company to manage the parking, and if approved, the new system would be in effect from May 15 through Oct. 1. City officials have said the plan would help manage parking during the summer months by having parked cars move more often. They hope few cars will park in front of residents’ houses.

  • Fabyanic: CCSD commitment to excellence

    A guiding principle my University of Colorado professor Dr. John Haas instilled in me during my teacher-ed program is that schools reflect the communities in which they exist. Successful schools mirror communities that value their schools; flailing, struggling schools often do the opposite.

    In some places, a community’s commitment to its schools arises organically; in others, the community needs to be led, shown the value of their schools and its relationship with them.

  • Byerley: Spring!

    Could it be? The giant snow banks are beginning to melt, there is about three inches of mud on the road, and the birds are chirping.

    Could it finally be Spring at 10,000 feet in Clear Creek County? The thought is invigorating. Daylight saving time has left an energizing light glowing later into the day. We feel less like going home after work to shut it down and more like grabbing those trail shoes to enjoy our great outdoors.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff’s Office preparing for spring flooding

    With above-average snowpack covering the mountains, if Clear Creek County has a warm and wet spring, areas such as Georgetown and Idaho Springs could see serious flooding, the Sheriff’s Office warns.

    Sheriff Rick Albers and Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said they have 16,000 unfilled sandbags that they’re prepared to distribute, along with sand once temperatures and water levels start to rise.

  • County Briefs

    Floyd Hill’s downhill bike-only trail fully funded

    Open Space Coordinator Martha Tableman confirmed that Floyd Hill Open Space’s Segment 4, the downhill bike-only trail, is fully funded and will be built this summer by a team of professional trail-builders during a quarterly update with county commissioners on April 2.

    Building Segment 4 will cost $100,000, which will be financed by a combination of donations from Team Evergreen and the Colorado Mountain Bike Association, county funds and grant funding.