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Today's News

  • Female patrol officers joining Sheriff’s Office, ISPD

    By late February, their last phase of training will be over, and Deputy Theresa Dawes and Officer Britt Morrow will be tackling their first days at their dream jobs — enforcing the law and protecting the people.

    Dawes, who previously served as a deputy in the county jail, is finishing her field training to be a patrol deputy with the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office. Morrow, likewise, is in the final stages of training with the Idaho Springs Police Department.

  • Marlin inaugurated, Mauck to become transportation liaison

    Jan. 8 was a day of new beginnings in Clear Creek County, as newly elected officials were sworn in.

    Among them was incoming Commissioner George Marlin, who took over Tim Mauck’s District 1 seat on the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners.

    Mauck, who was term-limited, will still be serving Clear Creek, but in a new capacity, as the county’s transportation liaison. He will be taking over for JoAnn Sorensen, who’s retiring.

  • Library patrons create ‘meaningful’ pictorials

    By Alex Purcell, for the Courant

    Glitter glue, scrapbooking scissors, glue sticks and magazine cuttings were strewn across a table on the lower floor of Georgetown’s John Tomay Memorial Library. Around it sat a handful of women making small talk over blank posters, bouncing ideas for their “vision boards” off one another as they sifted through the magazines in search of images and words with personal meaning.

  • Clear Creek wrestlers get big win over Summit

    EVERGREEN — The Clear Creek wrestling team may be small, but it still competes with ferocity on the mat.

    On Jan. 9 on their own home floor, the three Golddiggers in attendance kept strong against visiting Summit and Middle Park in the CCHS triangular — especially Michael Hillman. Hillman, a freshman in the 126-pound weight class, won both of his bouts in the first period.

  • Staff: Might be time to sell Digger Field

    Although it will be months before the Clear Creek school board makes a decision, it heard from four staff members Thursday who suggested that it may be the right time to sell Golddigger Field and the bus barn properties in Idaho Springs.

    Golddigger Field was built in 1958. In 2018, the district received proposals from two developers interested in buying both properties, along with the district office, to develop into primarily housing.

  • Effective communicator tops GCS’ principal wish list

    Some parents and teachers at Georgetown Community School weighed in on what they want to see in a new principal at a town hall meeting conducted by the school’s board of directors on Jan. 9.

    The public charter school has begun its search after Douglas Hesbol resigned on Dec. 7. The board has posted a position announcement on its website and elsewhere with a tentative closing date of Feb. 20. It is available at georgetownschool.org. The new principal would start July 1.

  • High-speed chase leads to multiple charges

    A 47-year-old man is in custody after he reportedly led local authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday morning that ended in Idaho Springs.

    Mike Maybury was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, felony eluding, tampering with evidence and driving with obstructed plates, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said. Snelling said that he didn't know where Maybury lived, but he didn't believe he was a Clear Creek County resident.

  • County Briefs: news from Clear Creek government

    Shadows Ranch to open in spring
    Clear Creek County Open Space said during a Jan. 8 update with the county commissioners that Shadows Ranch is scheduled to open this spring.

    The agency is still working on a fishing permit program and a management plan for the property with public input, said Open Space coordinator Martha Tableman.

  • High levels of uranium found in King-Murphy Elementary water

    The Clear Creek School District is providing bottled water for King-Murphy Elementary School students and staff after water test results found higher-than-normal levels of uranium and adjusted gross alpha.

    In a letter to parents, the district said the situation is not an emergency, but it is looking at ways to mitigate the radiation levels to keep students safe. In the meantime, it is also retesting the water to verify the results.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Dec. 31-Jan. 6

    Monday, Dec. 31 — Idaho Springs police officers were dispatched to a reported assault in the 2400 block of Colorado Boulevard. The suspect was arrested.

    Monday, Dec. 31 — Georgetown police responded to a chase/pursuit of a vehicle suspected of being involved in vehicle break-ins in the area a few weeks prior. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle near mile marker 228 of eastbound Interstate 70 when it fled in inclement weather. The vehicle was later discovered, and the investigation is ongoing.