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Colorado wants to fix the Floyd Hill I-70 nightmare. Here’s how.

Transportation

Idaho Springs gondola project investors ask judge to force escrow company to return “stolen” $4.5 million

The Mighty Argo project wants to build a 1.2-mile gondola that reached the EPA Superfund site at the Argo Mill on the banks of Clear Creek

Business

Wildfire evacuation orders lifted near Idaho Springs as blaze is contained

Firefighters have contained a 15-acre wildfire that started Sunday

Wildfire

Homes evacuated as wind drives wildfire near Idaho Springs

A red flag warning was in effect until 3 p.m. Sunday

Wildfire

Former Idaho Springs police officer expected to plead guilty to on-duty assault charge

Nicholas Hanning has been charged with third-degree assault of an at-risk person for deploying a stun gun against Michael Clark

Crime and Courts

“We demand better”: Protests decry alleged Idaho Springs police brutality

While he's out of the hospital now, Michael Clark still needs 24-hour care after an encounter with Idaho Springs police

Crime and Courts

Deaf man files lawsuit against Idaho Springs police, county jail for 2019 arrest

Brady Mistic and his legal team filed the lawsuit in federal court

Crime and Courts

Idaho Springs celebrates the Olympic volleyball gold of native Haleigh Washington

Haleigh Washington had several crucial digs, serves, blocks and spikes in the final match against Brazil as the U.S. women's volleyball team won its first Olympic gold medal

Coloradans

Idaho Springs police officer arrested, accused of assault after on-duty encounter

Nicholas Hanning, who has been on administrative leave from the Idaho Springs Police Department, turned himself in on Wednesday

Crime and Courts

Idaho Springs man hospitalized after encounter with police, officer placed on leave

The May 30 incident is under investigation. The suspect was never charged.

Crime and Courts

Four hikers injured in avalanche on Torreys Peak near Georgetown

The hikers sustained minor injuries and were able to leave the mountain on their own or were evacuated, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said.

Outdoors

Investors behind Idaho Springs gondola say they’re victims of fraud, sue loan broker and escrow agent

The Mighty Argo Cable Car group argues “fraud has been committed,” but promises the $32 million project to build a gondola resort complex will be completed

Business

Many Colorado restaurants have closed. The ones still open aren’t sure how long they can weather coronavirus.

State data shows that even though restaurants have recovered some since April, the industry is still down thousands of jobs. More than 2,500 establishments have shut down since March.

Business

Planning for drought has made Colorado whitewater rafting companies ready to weather coronavirus

Adding lodging and land adventures, like ziplines, via ferrata and art classes, has helped outfitters keep their place as outdoor economic engines, even when weather and illness make it tough.

Outdoors

Idaho Springs mayor survives recall effort that leaders feared would stall development

Unofficial results from the city's clerk show 348 people cast votes opposing the recall while 244 wanted to oust Michael Hillman, who is in his second term as mayor.

Politics and Government

Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

Politics and Government

“Mighty” gondola plan for Idaho Springs would anchor redevelopment of historic Argo Mill & Tunnel

Developers in the I-70-adjacent city say they aim to put the fun into a Superfund site that could attract more than 400,000 visitors a year

Outdoors

One-way-only mountain bike trail ups the adrenaline on Clear Creek County’s emerging trail network

The 1.3 mile downhill trail, called The Sluice, is a key feature of the new Floyd Hill Open Space trail system that reaches over the hill into Clear Creek Canyon

Outdoors

Work on another I-70 mountain toll lane starts Monday and will span into 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

The lane will run 12 miles in the westbound lanes of the interstate from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels in Idaho Springs to Empire Junction. The eastbound toll lane is already open.

Transportation