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Their family ran the Denver-owned Echo Lake Lodge on Mount Evans for decades. The city’s new plan does not include them.

MOUNT EVANS — The T-shirts and hoodies are stacked deep on the tables of the 95-year-old restaurant. Bill Carle estimates he’s spent about $300,000 on the Mount Evans souvenirs for the Echo Lake Lodge his family has operated for 57 years.  He spent that before Denver officials told Carle the city would not be renewing […]

Posted inNews, Wildfire

Wildfire evacuation orders lifted near Idaho Springs as blaze is contained

IDAHO SPRINGS — Firefighters have contained a 15-acre wildfire in a central Colorado mountain community as authorities lifted evacuation orders Monday for residents who were forced to leave their homes a day earlier. Clear Creek County Sheriff Rick Albers told reporters the fire began Sunday as a structure fire and destroyed two homes, a cabin […]

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Homes evacuated as wind drives wildfire near Idaho Springs

IDAHO SPRINGS — Evacuations were ordered Sunday in a central Colorado mountain community as fire crews battle a wind-driven blaze. The fire, named the Miner’s Candle fire, began as a structure fire, destroying a vacant cabin and another unoccupied structure near Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling told station KKTV in Colorado Springs. […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

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

Nicholas Hanning, the former Idaho Springs police officer charged with assault stemming from an on-duty incident, is expected to enter a guilty plea next week. Hanning appeared in court via WebEx on Nov. 30, when Clear Creek County County Judge Cynthia Jones decided to continue his disposition hearing to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 to allow […]

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

Clark Zimmerman was waiting in a drive-thru line when he heard that his grandfather Michael Clark had been hospitalized after an incident with Idaho Springs police. Flustered and panicked, Zimmerman immediately went to the hospital. He waited by Clark’s bed as he suffered a stroke and other health complications. While he’s out of the hospital […]

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

A deaf man has filed a lawsuit against former Idaho Springs police officer Nicholas Hanning, current ISPD officer Ellie Summers, the City of Idaho Springs and the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners after he was arrested and jailed following a September 2019 traffic stop. Brady Mistic and his legal team filed the complaint and […]

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Idaho Springs celebrates the Olympic volleyball gold of native Haleigh Washington

Weeks ago, U.S. volleyball player Haleigh Washington’s friends sent her a Clear Creek High School Golddigger shirt to remind the Idaho Springs native “to dig for the gold.” On Sunday afternoon in Tokyo, she did. Washington had several crucial digs, serves, blocks and spikes in the final match against Brazil as the U.S. women’s volleyball […]