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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Clear Creek County Earns 2018 Metro Vision Award

Clear Creek County Earns 2018 Metro Vision Award

May 1, 2018 – Clear Creek County Communications, Colo.  – Clear Creek County was recently awarded the prestigious 2018 Metro Vision Award by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).  The submittal, titled: “Clear Creek County: A Case Study in Resiliency and Care” focuses primarily on the Centura Health Primary Group Idaho Springs Clinic, and the County’s intra-transit ‘Prospector’ bus.     

“This is a major honor for our County, and proof that the hard work Staff have done over the years is truly coming to fruition now,” said Tim Mauck, Board of County Commissioners Chairman.      

The primary care clinic opened its doors in the renovated ‘Jacob House’ in 2017, after the last clinic closed in 2011---leaving no primary health care in the County except for emergency medical services.  Clinics in the past came and went, often with no consistent provider or staff.  Today’s clinic boasts two doctors and two full-time staff, with Monday – Friday service.  The County also has a multi-year agreement with Centura Health, providing a reliable, established partner for health care now and into the future. 

The 14-passenger Prospector bus began its Monday-Friday daily routes (between Georgetown and Idaho Springs) December 2016.  In 2017, it transported nearly 1,400 residents and visitors for things such as grocery shopping, clinic visits, to jobs and other uses.  The service is reliable, consistent and very affordable. .  Other stops include Empire, DLD, near the Idaho Springs Recreation Center, the clinic, the Safeway grocery store, and BUSTANG—which runs two routes from Idaho Springs in the morning (to Denver’s Union Station), and two in the afternoon going as far west as Glenwood Springs.  The Prospector connects with three of the four BUSTANG departures. 

According to DRGOG’s website, “..Every year, DRCOG recognizes excellence, innovation, collaboration and leadership in creating more livable communities. Our annual Awards Celebration honors those who make life better for the area’s residents.”

County Commissioners Randy Wheelock and Sean Wood accepted the award April 25th, at a downtown Denver ceremony featuring Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as the keynote address speaker. 

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