Today's News

  • Georgetown Briefs

    Departing board members recognized

    The Georgetown Board of Selectmen and staff on March 26 recognized Police Judge Matt Skeen and Selectman Henry Ehrgott of Ward I, who have completed their second terms and are leaving the board.

    Earlier this year, the town canceled its April election because there was no opposition to the three candidates running for three seats. Police Judge pro tem Lynette Kelsey, who represents Ward II, will succeed Skeen.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from March 18-24

    • Monday, March 18 — Idaho Springs police responded to a call in the Soda Creek Road area that a vehicle had driven into a wooden fence causing substantial damage. A license plate was recovered from the scene, and a suspect was identified and gave a voluntary statement.

    • Monday, March 18 — Idaho Springs police initiated a traffic stop for a reported motor vehicle violation. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, and the passenger for violating a protection order.

  • Meteorologist gets Carlson students excited about science

    On Friday, Carlson students learned all about how radar detects raindrops in the atmosphere, how the Arabic word for dust storm is ‘haboob,’ and how lenticular clouds look awesome.

    Kylie Bearse, a 9News meteorologist, visited Carlson Elementary to teach students about what is involved in a meteorologist’s job and to give them insight into more well-known weather phenomena, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning.

  • 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 collects other counties’ lessons learned about rural clinics

    Putting multiple health services in a single building is the way to go, Clear Creek officials have affirmed.

    According to Cindy Dicken, director of the county’s Health & Human Services division, several counties either already have done that — called co-locating services — or wanted to have them, with one public health employee telling her, “It’s the wave of the future, and it should’ve been part of our past.”

  • School district, teachers to discuss budget

    The Clear Creek school board plans to meet with teachers in April to discuss the district’s budget.

    The meeting comes after teachers have been making presentations at recent school board meetings, looking for ways to improve teacher salaries. They say teacher recruitment and retention is the No. 1 problem the district faces, and better salaries would help keep good teachers in classrooms. With a consistent teaching staff, the district would be able to improve test scores and help stop declining enrollment, they say.

  • Special events overloading county’s first responders

    Special events, especially in the summer, are pulling first responders away from other areas of the county that need them, Clear Creek Fire Authority Chief Kelly Babeon and Sheriff Rick Albers say.

    During Babeon’s biannual update with the county commissioners on March 19, he noted that Clear Creek has received more special-event requests lately, including multiple event requests for the same day.

    He held up the 2019 Triple Bypass Bike Ride and Echo Mountain’s concert, both scheduled for July 13, as an example.

  • 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.

  • Police Blotter: Crime Calls from March 11-17

    • Monday, March 11 — A deputy received a report of suspicious activity involving a white minivan in the 12500 block of U.S. Highway 40. The reported van was found, but it was empty.

    • Monday, March 11 — A deputy received a suspicious-activity call about two cars pulled over along Hyland Drive. The deputy investigated and found they were having vehicle issues.

  • Digger soccer defense stands strong in loss

    By Matthew Stefanski

    For the Courant

    A string of unfortunate injuries left the Clear Creek girls soccer team looking to their freshmen for answers as they went into their first-ever game against the Cornerstone Christian Academy Bulldogs at home on Thursday. 

    The Golddiggers had several good scoring opportunities, but the Bulldogs’ staunch defense held together, and combined with a high-pressure offense, led to a 7-1 defeat for CCHS.