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  • Undersheriff to teach county employees self-defense

    "Everyone has a plan until they've been hit."

    — Joe Louis

    Clear Creek County Undersheriff Stu Nay has worked as a law enforcement officer for almost 30 years — and he knows a little bit about self-defense.

    Nay has been a patrol officer, field training officer, and a firearms, driving and defensive tactics instructor — as well as a SWAT team member, sergeant and chief of police. In 2001, Nay was appointed by Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger as undersheriff.

  • G-Town narrows town administrator finalists to two

    The search for Georgetown’s new town administrator has been narrowed to two finalists, and the position could be filled before next week. The town’s board of selectmen interviewed candidates Jan. 6 to replace Chuck Stearns, who left the job Dec. 15 for a position in Whitefish, Mont.

    The board now faces a choice between R. Cory Nicholson, former town manager of Sebago, Maine, and Jim Blasing, a Pueblo resident who once served as director of public works in Canon City. A selection cannot be made until background and reference checks have been completed.

  • District to merge middle, high school

    The Clear Creek Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Jan. 6 to combine grades 7-12 at the high school, a move designed to address the district's $300,000 deficit and declining enrollment.

    Under the plan, Carlson Elementary School will remain open, but plans for the middle school building remain uncertain. The district will merge the middle school and high school in time for the start of the fall semester.

  • Gold mining will return to Clear Creek County

    A mining company recently purchased the Stanley Gold Mine and intends to start full mining operations in Idaho Springs by this time next year.

    Robert Fabrizio, CEO and president of Nevada Empress Mining & Milling Co., said the company intends to hire between 50 and 75 employees for its operations in Clear Creek County.

    “We’ll try to hire as many local people as we can that are qualified,” Fabrizio said.

    According to Fabrizio, his company is also looking at 150 to 200 other mining claims in the area.

  • G-Town schedules Community Yard Sale for May 9-10

    GEORGETOWN — It’s time to start brushing off cobwebs and sorting clutter around the house — the 2009 Georgetown Community Yard Sale has officially been scheduled for May 9 and 10.

  • A life on patrol

    David Cillessen is a cop — and he’s never wanted to be anything else. While many children daydream about being cowboys, astronauts or the president, Cillessen was struck at an early with the idea of being a police officer. And he never wavered.

    “I’ve never had any aspirations to do anything else,” Cillessen said. “So I went to college, graduated college, got married, went to the police academy and got on the job. I’ve been doing police work my entire adult life.”

  • Free seminar designed to help those looking for work

    Judaism in the Foothills and the Canyon Courier are co-sponsoring a free weekly seminar in the Evergreen area to help people who are looking for work in the ailing economy.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman will give a presentation designed to help people as they transition to new careers or businesses. The lessons, wisdom and advice that Brackman offers come from the Torah and Judaism’s other ancient texts, but the seminars are open to all people no matter their religion or background.

    Brackman will help the attendees to:

  • BREAKING NEWS: District decides to go 7-12

    The Clear Creek County school board decided Tuesday evening to move the middle school to the high school building as a response to the district's financial and enrollment declines. Under this plan, Carlson Elementary School will remain open.

    Below is a letter from district superintendent Bill Patterson and the resolution approved by the Clear Creek County Board of Education:

     

    Announcement of Board Action

  • School restructuring brings heated comments

    The possibility of closing a school to address the district’s $300,000 deficit proved an emotional topic at a crowded meeting of the Clear Creek school board Monday night.

    The meeting was held in the Clear Creek High School auditorium so audience members could comment on proposals for restructuring grades. Speakers at times became heated, and prompted uproarious applause on several occasions.

    Schools Superintendent Bill Patterson, who led the task force charged with recommending a solution to the board, explained the pluses and drawbacks of potential solutions.

  • Free seminar designed to help those looking for work

    Judaism in the Foothills and Evergreen Newspapers are co-sponsoring a free weekly seminar in the Evergreen area to help people who are looking for work in the ailing economy.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman will give a presentation designed to help people as they transition to new careers or businesses. The lessons, wisdom and advice that Brackman offers come from the Torah and Judaism’s other ancient texts, but the seminars are open to all people no matter their religion or background.

    Brackman will help the attendees to: