http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Love in the air http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/love-air <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-lovelandskiweddings02-sh-022118.jpg" alt="Newlyweds Lucy and Bailey walk hand in hand after getting married at Loveland Ski Area on Feb. 14." title="Newlyweds Lucy and Bailey walk hand in hand after getting married at Loveland Ski Area on Feb. 14." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The snow was fresh, the wind was strong and love was in the air.</p> <p> More than 70 couples from across the United States gathered at Loveland Ski Area on Valentine&rsquo;s Day for the 27th annual Mountaintop Matrimony event.</p> <p> While many were just renewing their vows, 17 tied the knot officially &mdash; and did so in grand style and at 12,050 feet.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re ski-loping,&rdquo; joked Jill Cwalina, who was marrying John Rice. The county residents said they thought it was a good idea after having seen the ceremony in past years.</p> County call-in program helps seniors, at-risk residents http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/county-call-program-helps-seniors-risk-residents <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-safecall01-sh-021418.jpg" alt="Charlie Pascoe has been using SafeCall for peace of mind since hearing about the program." title="Charlie Pascoe has been using SafeCall for peace of mind since hearing about the program." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, two of the four SafeCall participants already had checked in with the county&rsquo;s dispatchers. One had e-mailed fairly early in the morning; the other had called.</p> <p> Around 20 minutes later, as he and his colleagues were handling a test of their alarm system, dispatcher Jeff Reich answered the phone. One of the SafeCall participants quickly identified himself.</p> <p> &ldquo;Thanks for calling in,&rdquo; Reich told him. &ldquo;You have a good day.&rdquo;</p> Commissioners outline goals for the coming year http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/commissioners-outline-goals-coming-year <p> Adjusting road and bridge service levels, securing the future of a permanent health care facility and meeting more often with the public are some of the Clear Creek County commissioners&#39; goals for 2018.</p> <p> The county board started comprising a list of county goals last year and is continuing that tradition this year with 15 goals that local officials want to see completed.</p> <p> This year&#39;s goals include everything from developing a recreation management plan to improving broadband in the county.</p> Courthouse upgrades, remodeling completed http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/courthouse-upgrades-remodeling-completed <p> Clear Creek County and the Colorado Judicial Department can celebrate after Tuesday&rsquo;s completion of a $722,540 project to upgrade and remodel the county courthouse in Georgetown.</p> <p> The additions include more office space, replacement of electrical and plumbing as well as upgraded audio and visual technology.</p> <p> The court&rsquo;s 40-year-old HVAC system was replaced, and the bathrooms were made ADA-compliant. The remodeled area also now provides better meeting areas.</p> Georgetown police launches new fleet http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/georgetown-police-launches-new-fleet <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-georgetownpolicetruck.jpg" alt="The Georgetown Police Department is leasing three Ford F-150s for five years and are looking forward to the versatility the trucks will provide." title="The Georgetown Police Department is leasing three Ford F-150s for five years and are looking forward to the versatility the trucks will provide." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Georgetown police have started patrolling the streets in three 2018 Ford F-150s after the town began a lease agreement with Ford for a new fleet this year.</p> <p> According to the town&rsquo;s 2018 budget, the fleet, which started two weeks ago, was a capital improvement project through the general fund, with each vehicle&rsquo;s lease costing $45,633 over five years. In 2018, the town will pay $30,500 for the three vehicles.</p> Sheriff’s Office joins priority technology service http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/sheriff%E2%80%99s-office-joins-priority-technology-service <p> The Clear Creek Sheriff&rsquo;s Office is the first law enforcement agency in Colorado to use FirstNet, a technology giving officers priority cellphone coverage.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to make it easier for our first responders to get through in an emergency,&rdquo; said Sheriff Rick Albers. &ldquo;If all the cell towers are busy, it&rsquo;ll let us make calls.&rdquo;</p> <p> FirstNet is built using AT&amp;T and is the nation&rsquo;s only public safety broadband network. Clear Creek joins departments in New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas already using the service.</p> Rockfall mitigation project on tap http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/rockfall-mitigation-project-tap <p> CDOT contractors are beginning a $3 million rockfall mitigation project this week in Clear Creek Canyon.</p> <p> &ldquo;This is a safety project that we wanted to take care of right away, especially before springtime, which is notorious for being rockfall season,&rdquo; CDOT spokeswoman Stacia Sellers said.</p> CCHS’ National Honor Society preaches collaboration at national conference http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs%E2%80%99-national-honor-society-preaches-collaboration-national-conference <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fea-leadershipconference-022118.jpg" alt="Five Clear Creek High School students attended the National Honor Society leadership conference in Washington D.C." title="Five Clear Creek High School students attended the National Honor Society leadership conference in Washington D.C." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Five Clear Creek High School student leaders went to Washington D.C. to prove to other schools that bigger isn&rsquo;t always better.</p> <p> The students, who are members of the CCHS National Honor Society, went to the organization&rsquo;s national conference last month attended by about 2,000 students and gave a presentation called &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t Compete, Collaborate&rdquo; to show how Clear Creek&rsquo;s clubs and activities work together so all students can be involved.</p>