Clear Creek County

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Clear Creek County, Colorado

PO Box 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone: (303) 679-2312
Fax: (303) 679-2440

In north-central CO, west of Denver; original county, organized Nov 1, 1861 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the name of a stream in the county, which was originally called Vasquez Fork, but present name adopted by 1860

Area (sq mi):: 396.46 (land 395.45; water 1.01) Population per square mile: 23.30
Population 2005: 9,197 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 22.40% Population 2000: 9,322 (White 94.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 40.20
Income 2000: per capita $28,160; median household $50,997; Population below poverty level: 5.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $34,449-$42,225
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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But history puts a nice brake on things in Clear Creek County. Turn off the interstate, slow down, and savor the leisurely pace of these small Colorado towns.
The chytrid skin fungus, which made headlines last year after killing off amphibians around the world, has now turned up in boreal toads from Clear Creek County, west of Denver.
"Colorado has been an incredible place for us to start a business," says Annelise Loevlie, CEO of Golden-headquartered Icelantic, a high-end freeski manufacturer whose founder, Ben Anderson, grew up in Clear Creek County. "The small-business resources available to startups and the entrepreneurial community here is unparalleled.
Rescuers battled against severe conditions to reach the group after one of the party survived the snow slide and managed to burrow out and call for help, said Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger.
The women are being held in the Clear Creek County Jail facing two federal charges: injury, interference or obstruction of the national defense of the United States, which carries up to 20 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine, and injury of property of the United States, with a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000 fine.
The men created the Griffith Mining District that was one of the earliest and most prominent mining districts in the Rocky Mountain West, noted Clear Creek County archivist Christine Bradley.
Clear Creek County offices (CLOSED with the exception of central personnel)
Today, you can't find a lumberyard, a hardware store or even a full-time doctor in Clear Creek County. For that matter, a third of the residents of Idaho Springs drive daily to jobs in metro Denver.
Some 40 percent of revenue in Clear Creek County's general fund comes from property taxes assessed on Henderson.