Press Release

The Great Pumpkin Caper at Carlson Elementary School

The preschool class at Carlson Elementary School planted, watered and were growing pumpkins in preparation for
Halloween. They worked very hard to nurture and care for their pumpkin patch. Some of the preschoolers had hoped
the “Great Pumpkin” from the Peanuts cartoon was going to make an appearance at the pumpkin patch during the
upcoming Halloween festivities.
However, on September 22nd, 2021 at approximately 9:40 pm the prospect of learning how to clean a pumpkin, roast

PRESS RELEASE, 07/16/21 IDAHO SPRINGS POLICE OFFICER TERMINATED AFTER USE OF FORCE INCIDENT AND INVESTIGATION

A City of Idaho Springs police officer has been terminated due to a use of force incident effective July 15, 2021.
Nicholas Hanning was formally charged with 3rd Degree Assault – At Risk Adult, a class 6 felony, by the Office
of the District Attorney, 5th Judicial District. He had been on administrative leave. Hanning worked with the
Idaho Springs Police Department (ISPD) for the last three years (hired 10/02/2017) and during that time, had
no complaints related to the use of force.

Survey and Save the Date!

The City of Idaho Springs is embarking on a Downtown Master Plan - "Downtown IS..." - to guide continued improvements to our National Historic District and adjacent streets and blocks. The majority of this planning effort will occur this summer, starting with this community survey.