Local News

  • School district to sell Digger Field, bus barn

    Golddigger Field and the bus barn property are for sale.

    The Clear Creek school board on Tuesday voted 3-1 to solicit bids from real estate agents to represent the district and to start accepting offers for its properties on both sides of Interstate 70 including the former middle school.

    Voting yes on the measures were board members Mitch Houston, Jennifer Cassell and Larry Pyers. Board member Joe O’Leary voted no, and board member Nicolai Hoffman wasn't at the meeting.

  • Clear Creek superintendent Marshall to resign

    Roslin Marshall, the superintendent of the Clear Creek School District, is resigning on July 2 for personal and family reasons.

    Marshall, 48, has been with the district for 21 years as a coach, teacher, principal and the last five years as superintendent.

    “I’ve found the work in all of those roles to be very rewarding and meaningful,” she said, “and I fully intend to hand the district off (to the new superintendent) in the best way possible … so the district can continue to move forward.”

  • Former county employee facing theft, money laundering charges

    A former Clear Creek County employee was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from the Resource Center during an eight-year period.

    Candace Morehouse, 70, the former Human Services Division's bookkeeper, was arrested on suspicion of theft of greater than $100,000 but less than $1 million, a Class 3 felony; money laundering, a Class 3 felony; and forgery, a Class 5 felony.

  • County receives grant for NoCo PLACES 2050

    Clear Creek County has received a $75,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for funds that will go toward the NoCo PLACES 2050 partnership.

    NoCo PLACES 2050, which evolved out of the former recreational sport shooting partnership, includes five Front Range counties, the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

  • Rec Core Group testing trail app in Clear Creek

    The county’s Recreation Core Group is in a 90-day trial period for a new smartphone application that interacts with trail users while they’re visiting Clear Creek County trails.

    The app, Easy2Hike, is relatively new and is mostly used by the California parks system, County Trails Supervisor James Kovaly told the commissioners during a March 5 work session.

    Clear Creek is testing it out on six trails, including Silver Dale and the Bakerville-Loveland Trail, he said.

  • Idaho Springs Briefs

    City continues blight study, Urban Renewal District process

    Idaho Springs’ consultant is scheduled to conclude a blight study on parts of the city within the next two or three weeks, city planner Alan Tiefenbach said. The study is the first step toward possibly establishing an Urban Renewal District.

    Consultant Elyse Dinnocenzo of Principle Land Planning and the city will hold a community meeting about the blight study at 5:30 p.m. March 26 at City Hall.

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Town’s water noncompliant because of ‘paperwork failure’

    According to Georgetown’s Public Works Supervisor Ryan Zabel, the town has notified all of its water utility system customers that the town’s system isn’t compliant with state regulations.

    The reason, he explained to the Board of Selectmen at its March 12 meeting, is because not enough Georgetown establishments with backflow prevention systems have completed their annual inspections.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from March 4-10

    • Monday, March 4 — Georgetown police responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Rose Street involving an individual complaining of being refused alcohol service. Officers arrived but were unable to locate the individual.

    • Tuesday, March 5 — Idaho Springs officers conducted a traffic stop after a vehicle reportedly failed to stop at one of the town’s stop signs. Officers found the driver had a warrant for his arrest in Broomfield. The driver was taken into custody and booked into the county jail.

  • Residents weigh in on Digger Field, bus barn decision

    Area residents on both sides of the debate on whether to keep or sell Golddigger Field expressed their views at a community meeting Thursday.

    Comments ranged from former football coach Lyn Darrell, who stressed that the school board was forgetting about tradition, the area’s history and what’s important by considering selling the property, to longtime resident Mary Jane Loevlie, who said it was time to sell the properties, and in doing so, thinking about the greater good for the community in the next 50 years.

  • Friends remember Empire man killed by avalanche on Jones Pass

    Hans Berg, the Empire man who died in Thursday’s avalanche on Jones Pass, was more than a skier and photographer. He was an engaging and exuberant Clear Creek resident who had a great vision and love for the outdoors.

    “He had a huge passion for life,” friend and fellow Empire resident Margi Kaspari said. “He grabbed it with both hands and went for it. It’s a huge loss for Empire.”