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Today's News

  • CCHS clubs' carnival raises funds for local family

    Neither adverse weather nor snow days could stop the Clear Creek High School service clubs from putting on their carnival on Friday.

    The games were ready for kids of all ages to participate with proceeds going to the Jennifer and Kevin Yeatts family. Jennifer is running in the Boston Marathon next month on behalf of Wake Up Narcolepsy, a foundation that aids families affected by the disease and funds research. Their son, Owen, a Clear Creek Middle School student, suffers from type 1 narcolepsy.

  • Onago coming into her own as leader for CCHS' track team

    When it comes to high school track and field, Clear Creek’s Crystal Onago seems to be the girl who can do it all.

    Whether she’s flexing her strength in shot put and discus or running 200-meter sprints, the senior leader, who is now in her fourth year in the sport, can always be counted on, according to head coach Brian Inman.

    Onago’s leadership doubles as a contagion for the Golddiggers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Teachers make pitch for instructional coaches to help with academics

    Clear Creek teachers told the school board on March 12 that they would like instructional coaches in their buildings to help them become better educators rather than having a superintendent in charge of academics.

  • 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.

  • 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.