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Idaho Springs Briefs for Dec. 1

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Skate park plans move forward

A skate park in Idaho Springs has moved a step closer to reality. The Clear Creek school board on Nov. 11 directed Superintendent Karen Quanbeck to begin working with the Clear Creek Metropolitan … more

Summers leaves ISPD

Idaho Springs officials have confirmed that Officer Ellie Summers has resigned from the police department, effective Nov. 5. There has been a public protest calling for Summers’ resignation after … more

Taking the squash to school: Pumpkin Smash returns to Carlson Elementary

The annual Pumpkin Smash returned to its roots at Carlson Elementary — and other local schools — last week. Scraps-to-Soil, a local composting nonprofit, started held the first Pumpkin Smash at … more

Asking you where we should build the new district bus barn

Exciting things are in the works in Clear Creek! Soon CCSD will build a new Transportation & Maintenance Facility. Our facilities team has researched a number of possible sites and narrowed the … more

Short-handed ISPD looking to bolster hiring, retention with pay raises

Starting this week, a third of Idaho Springs Police Department’s sworn officer positions will be vacant. Thus, the city has given its remaining officers 4% pay raises to help with retention. ISPD … more

Election Results 2021: Clear Creek road and bridge funding passing in early returns

Several tax measures on the Nov. 2 ballot have early support from Clear Creek County residents. Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed a 1% countywide sales tax to fund the county Road & Bridge … more

A skate park demonstration

There are demonstrations where people protest for a common cause, and then there are demonstrations where people exhibit their skills. Friday afternoon's Rail Jam on Miner Street was a mix of both. … more

Election 2021: Idaho Springs candidates discuss housing, parking during virtual forum

Tourists and the sales tax revenue they generate, downtown parking, housing, and community volunteerism were among the topics discussed at the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce's Oct. 20 virtual … more

Election 2021: Idaho Springs’ 1% sales tax question would offset water, sewer rate increases

Idaho Springs has two questions on the Nov. 2 ballot, and the City Council has passed resolutions encouraging voters to approve both a sales tax increase and a marijuana excise tax. The 1% sales tax … more

School district staff suggests moving bus barn to track

Clear Creek School District facilities personnel have identified two possible locations for a new bus barn, though they recommend that it be put on the former track south of Building 103. Justin … more

The Teens Take Over!

A poolside screening of “Hocus Pocus” wouldn’t be complete unless the skeletons had their own innertubes. On Friday night, teenagers took over the rec center in Idaho Springs for … more

Election 2021: Two running for Idaho Springs mayor

Growing responsibly and providing more services for residents are among the bigger topics in the Idaho Springs mayoral race. With current Mayor Mike Hillman term-limited, Chuck Harmon and Mike … more

'We demand better': Community hosts rally for victims of Idaho Springs police

Clark Zimmerman was waiting in a drive-thru line when he heard that his grandpa Michael Clark had been hospitalized after an incident with Idaho Springs police. more

Digger Field and bus barn rezone

The Idaho Springs City Council has approved 4-1 to rezone the former football field and bus barn properties, clearing the way for a land developer to build a mixed-use development on the highly … more

Body cam footage shows Idaho Springs police officers deploying stun gun on deaf man in 2019 arrest

Body camera footage of a Sept. 2019 incident between Idaho Springs police officers and Brady Mistic shows officers holding Mistic to the ground and hitting him with a stun-gun, and Mistic shouts … more

A sporting season finale

This summer, dozens of people spent their Monday evenings playing cornhole on Miner Street. They loved the sense of camaraderie, the game, the prizes and the atmosphere that balances a relaxing and … more

Quarry proposed along Central City Parkway

A Golden-based company has applied to operate a quarry on a 470-acre property along the Central City Parkway. The property straddles the Clear Creek and Gilpin county line, and according to Idaho … more

Idaho Springs proposes a 1% sales tax increase

A 1% sales tax increase in Idaho Springs would save a typical resident about $150 on water and wastewater bills in 2022 alone, according to city consultants, and savings through 2030 would also be … more

Investigation underway on whether attorney's release of ISPD body cam footage violated court order

A special prosecutor will be assigned to determine whether Sarah Schielke, the attorney for Idaho Springs' Michael Clark, violated a court order in releasing body camera footage of a May 30 incident … more
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