https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en A Shakespearean Double Play https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/shakespearean-double-play <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-cchsshakespeare01-sh-111418.jpg" alt="Hugh Pettit-Kenney and Robin Bolduc deliver their lines during a condensed version of Shakespeare&#039;s &quot;Twelfth Night,&quot; November 9, 2018." title="Hugh Pettit-Kenney and Robin Bolduc deliver their lines during a condensed version of Shakespeare&#039;s &quot;Twelfth Night,&quot; November 9, 2018." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With a tiki bar behind them, Duke Orsino approached his manservant Cesario &mdash; who had recently been revealed to be Viola in disguise &mdash; and told her, &ldquo;Here is my hand: you shall from this time be your master&rsquo;s mistress.&rdquo;</p> <p> Viola, overcome with emotion that the man she loved had proposed to her, gave a hearty fist-pump and shouted, &ldquo;Yes!&rdquo;</p> Consultants: ‘There’s no silver bullet’ for housing problem https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/consultants-%E2%80%98there%E2%80%99s-no-silver-bullet%E2%80%99-housing-problem <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ccc2018housingneeds.jpg" alt="A graphic highlights the conceptual design of 34 townhomes on the former Latter Day Saints Church site on West Dumont Road. This was designed as part of a feasibility study to analyze the cost/benefit analysis of developing the site." title="A graphic highlights the conceptual design of 34 townhomes on the former Latter Day Saints Church site on West Dumont Road. This was designed as part of a feasibility study to analyze the cost/benefit analysis of developing the site." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> If Clear Creek does nothing about its housing situation, the future looks bleak.</p> <p> School enrollment will keep decreasing; the economy will be further constrained; more people will be commuting into the county causing traffic to worsen; and the housing stock quality will go down, Brian Duffany of Economic &amp; Planning Systems told county commissioners.</p> Musicians, community band together to host benefit concert for radio D.J. https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/musicians-community-band-together-host-benefit-concert-radio-dj <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-dougglidden01-sh-111418.jpg" alt="Mindy Sterling talks with Doug Glidden before the start of the benefit concert." title="Mindy Sterling talks with Doug Glidden before the start of the benefit concert." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Late in the night on Oct. 14, Doug Glidden&rsquo;s home on Miners Candle Road burned down in a chimney fire.</p> <p> And, on Nov. 8, his friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances and fellow Clear Creek residents joined together at Idaho Springs&rsquo; United Center to support the radio host through an evening of music.</p> <p> Six musical artists, who knew Glidden through his show on KYGT radio, donated their time and talents in a fundraising concert to help Glidden and his three wolf-hybrids get settled in for the winter.</p> Developer wants to buy the school district’s sewer plant https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/developer-wants-buy-school-district%E2%80%99s-sewer-plant <p> The developer who wants to put apartments on Floyd Hill has given the Clear Creek School District a proposal to buy the district&rsquo;s sewer treatment plant.</p> <p> Brian Roberts of Evergreen, owner of Roberts Real Estate Development, is offering to pay the district $375,000 for the plant and give the district free sewer service for 20 years. Roberts would pay the district $2,000 per unit for the scaled-back development as each building permit is obtained.</p> Alternatives sought to Greenway route through Silver Lakes https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/alternatives-sought-greenway-route-through-silver-lakes <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dumont-lawson-downievillereachbw.jpg" alt="A map of the possible routes of the Greenway through the Downieville/Lawson area. From the right, the segment in green, near Charlie’s Place, is at 90 percent design status. The two routes in purple are conceptual alignments to the proposed route in orange, which would go through the Silver Lakes neighborhood. The segment in orange is labeled as 30 percent design status." title="A map of the possible routes of the Greenway through the Downieville/Lawson area. From the right, the segment in green, near Charlie’s Place, is at 90 percent design status. The two routes in purple are conceptual alignments to the proposed route in orange, which would go through the Silver Lakes neighborhood. The segment in orange is labeled as 30 percent design status." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> While segments of the Clear Creek Greenway are finished or nearly finished, other pieces &mdash; like the one near Dumont &mdash; are still in the works.</p> <p> For instance, part of the Colorado Department of Transportation&rsquo;s westbound peak-period shoulder lane project will include a feasibility study to find ways to avoid taking the Greenway directly through the Silver Lakes neighborhood.</p> County Briefs: news from Clear Creek government https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/county-briefs-news-clear-creek-government-6 <p> <strong>Second Prospector bus proposed</strong></p> <p> With increased use of the Prospector bus, Director John Bryan suggested the county purchase a second one during a Nov. 6 county commissioners work session.</p> <p> Bryan estimated a new bus would cost about $74,000, but with grant funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the county would have to match only $17,000 and then pay another $8,000 for modifications.</p> <p> If the county puts in for a second bus now, Bryan noted, it wouldn&rsquo;t be delivered until spring/summer 2019 at the earliest.</p> Police Blotter: Oct. 29-Nov. 4 https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/police-blotter-oct-29-nov-4 <p> <strong>&bull; Monday, Oct. 29 </strong>&mdash; Idaho Springs officers were dispatched to a local residence after receiving reports of an intoxicated person. Officers made contact and took the person to a detox facility.</p> <p> <strong>&bull; Monday, Oct. 29 </strong>&mdash; Georgetown police responded to two separate calls about a bear breaking into a trash bin in the 500 block of Fourth Street.</p> Smashing Pumpkins https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/smashing-pumpkins <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-pumpkinsmash04-sh-110718.jpg" alt="Lincoln Lollar, 4, winds up for the final hit at pumpkin piñata during the pumpkin smash event in Idaho Springs, November 3, 2018." title="Lincoln Lollar, 4, winds up for the final hit at pumpkin piñata during the pumpkin smash event in Idaho Springs, November 3, 2018." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As 7-year-old Devyn Widdowfield bid farewell to her jack-o-lantern, there was a strange solemnity to the moment as a dozen people stood around her waiting for the pumpkin to meet its end.</p> <p> While the operator fiddled with the trebuchet, no one spoke. Only the gusting traffic from nearby Interstate 70 made a sound.</p> <p> Finally, with the pumpkin in place, the operator handed Devyn the rope.</p> <p> She pulled hard. Nothing happened.</p> <p> With a little help, she pulled again.</p>