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Friday, March 26, 2021

Due to freezing of Mad Creek surface water, we are experiencing very low water flow into our storage tanks. Warmer weather next week should allow for melting and increased flow into the storage tanks. This will help the water levels to regain a higher level for better performance and operation within the system.

We are asking for all residents to conserve water as much as possible.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help.

Wendy Koch

Mayor – Town of Empire


Please be advised that over the next several weeks, Graham Construction and CDOT will be hauling fill dirt to the Ball Placer which is the large pit area next to the Ball Fields. The Town has an ongoing agreement to bring in excess dirt from the I-70 project, and Graham Construction will be cleaning up the pit area and smoothing out the dirt that has been hauled in.

This operation to bring fill dirt into the Ball Placer is part of a larger ongoing project to cover the mine tailings with 5 feet of fill dirt across the entire Ball Placer area, which will allow the Town to develop the area in the future.

To avoid daytime traffic delays on I-70 and HWY 40, the hauling will take place from 7 pm to 4 am. For any questions or concerns, please contact Empire Police Chief John Stein.


Clear Creek County is in



Level Blue restrictions include: • Restaurants may operate at 50% indoor capacity or 175 people (or up to 225 using capacity calculator). • Last call for on-premise alcohol is moved from 11pm to 12am. Bars remain closed. • Gyms and Personal Services may operate at 50% capacity or up to 175 people indoors. • Indoor events are permitted with a capacity of 50% or 175 people with 6-foot distancing. • Outdoor events are permitted with a capacity of 50% or 250 people with 6-foot distancing. • Offices may operate at 50% capacity with remote work strongly encouraged.

It remains mandatory for protective face coverings to be worn at all times when in public places.

Details at: https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/1173/COVID-19-Coronavirus

Stay the Course, Clear Creek. Stay Healthy. Stay Open.

Stay Informed– https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/covid19


For the health and safety of residents and employees, the Town of Empire Offices will be open by appointment only.

Please call or email for assistance.




The Town will be doing maintenance on water meters over the next few months, as some meters are not transmitting correctly. Our Public Works employees may need access to the sending unit that is attached to the meter. If your meter needs maintenance, we will contact you in advance to arrange a time that is convenient for you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


The Town of Empire is looking for Town Residents to fill Two Positions. There is a vacancy on the Board of Trustees and a vacancy on the Empire Planning Commission. You must be a resident of the Town of Empire to apply. Please submit your letter of intent to clerk@empirecolorado.us or Mail to:

Town of Empire,

POB 100,

Empire, Colorado  80438

Latest Happenings

The Town of Empire will continue to hold remote meetings as long as COVID19 is a threat. After the state of emergency is lifted, the Town will begin hybrid meetings where the Board of Trustees is present at Town Hall, but the public can attend and make comments remotely. Meeting times and access codes will be posted on this website, on the door of Town Hall and at the Post Office. Everyone is welcome to tune in.


*Board of Trustees Regular Meeting ~ Tuesday April 20, 2021 6:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 821 6631 5659

Passcode: 418745


*Planning Commission Regular Meeting ~ Wednesday April 28, 2021 6:30 PM

In-Person Meeting with Remote Access

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Meeting ID: 856 7624 1319

Passcode: 702572



Please be prepared for a few more spring snowstorms. We have all of our State and Local requirements for snow removal listed in our “Snow and Ice Control and Removal Policy”, and our "Snowplow Route Map" that you can access on our website. If you have specific questions about the Policy, please call or email Town Hall.


The following Resolution was adopted at the

Town of Empire Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021.

Resolution 21-01