https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Female patrol officers joining Sheriff’s Office, ISPD https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/female-patrol-officers-joining-sheriff%E2%80%99s-office-ispd <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-deputytheresadawes01-sh-011619.jpg" alt="Deputy Theresa Dawes started at the Clear Creek Sheriff&#039;s Office in December of 2017 and will be done with her training in February. " title="Deputy Theresa Dawes started at the Clear Creek Sheriff&#039;s Office in December of 2017 and will be done with her training in February. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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 &mdash; enforcing the law and protecting the people.</p> <p> 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&rsquo;s Office. Morrow, likewise, is in the final stages of training with the Idaho Springs Police Department.</p> Marlin inaugurated, Mauck to become transportation liaison https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/marlin-inaugurated-mauck-become-transportation-liaison <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-cccswearingin01-cw-011619.jpg" alt="George Marlin is sworn in by County Court Judge Cynthia Jones as county commissioner, January 8, 2019." title="George Marlin is sworn in by County Court Judge Cynthia Jones as county commissioner, January 8, 2019." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jan. 8 was a day of new beginnings in Clear Creek County, as newly elected officials were sworn in.</p> <p> Among them was incoming Commissioner George Marlin, who took over Tim Mauck&rsquo;s District 1 seat on the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners.</p> <p> Mauck, who was term-limited, will still be serving Clear Creek, but in a new capacity, as the county&rsquo;s transportation liaison. He will be taking over for JoAnn Sorensen, who&rsquo;s retiring.</p> Library patrons create ‘meaningful’ pictorials https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/library-patrons-create-%E2%80%98meaningful%E2%80%99-pictorials <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-craft1-011619.jpg" alt="Patrons of the John Tomay Memorial Library craft unique &quot;vision boards&quot; as part of the library&#039;s adult craft series." title="Patrons of the John Tomay Memorial Library craft unique &quot;vision boards&quot; as part of the library&#039;s adult craft series." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>By Alex Purcell, for the Courant<br /> </em></p> <p> Glitter glue, scrapbooking scissors, glue sticks and magazine cuttings were strewn across a table on the lower floor of Georgetown&rsquo;s John Tomay Memorial Library. Around it sat a handful of women making small talk over blank posters, bouncing ideas for their &ldquo;vision boards&rdquo; off one another as they sifted through the magazines in search of images and words with personal meaning.</p> Clear Creek wrestlers get big win over Summit https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-wrestlers-get-big-win-over-summit <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-wrestlingclearcreek07-sh-011619.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Michael Hillman pushes Summit County’s Wylam Mocatla to the mat. Hillman, a freshman, won both of his matches by pin." title="Clear Creek’s Michael Hillman pushes Summit County’s Wylam Mocatla to the mat. Hillman, a freshman, won both of his matches by pin." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> EVERGREEN &mdash; The Clear Creek wrestling team may be small, but it still competes with ferocity on the mat.</p> <p> 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 &mdash; especially Michael Hillman. Hillman, a freshman in the 126-pound weight class, won both of his bouts in the first period.</p> Staff: Might be time to sell Digger Field https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/staff-might-be-time-sell-digger-field <p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Effective communicator tops GCS’ principal wish list https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/effective-communicator-tops-gcs%E2%80%99-principal-wish-list <p> 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&rsquo;s board of directors on Jan. 9.</p> <p> 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.</p> High-speed chase leads to multiple charges https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/high-speed-chase-leads-multiple-charges <p> 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.</p> <p> 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&#39;t know where Maybury lived, but he didn&#39;t believe he was a Clear Creek County resident.</p> County Briefs: news from Clear Creek government https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/county-briefs-news-clear-creek-government-9 <p> <strong>Shadows Ranch to open in spring</strong><br /> Clear Creek County Open Space said during a Jan. 8 update with the county commissioners that Shadows Ranch is scheduled to open this spring.</p> <p> 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.</p>