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Tunnel 5/Oxbow Trailhead of the Clear Creek Greenway opens

The Tunnel 5/Oxbow Trailhead on US 6 for the canyon segment of the Clear Creek Greenway opened June 22.

Clear Creek featured hike: Silver Dollar Lake

It was almost high noon when I started the Silver Dollar Lake trail. A bright summer day, the sun cast the forest in extreme contrast, with sharp shadows from the trees falling over each other, the green pines highlighted and vibrant, the trail itself vividly lit from the sun beating straight down from above, and all with the surprising sound of a running stream just off trail.

Clear Creek County News Briefs

Lodging Tax and IHOP, ARPA Funds , Fire Ban

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Joe Merritt, who runs the OMEGA youth group, and Amanda Hart, a therapist hired by Resilience1220, waiting for kids to arrive.

OMEGA Youth Group Continues at Idaho Springs Public Library

The quiet back room of the Idaho Springs public library turns lively once a month with the loud voices of excited 12 year-olds talking, eating and learning.
Abortion rights supporters of all ages attend a June 27 rally at the State Capitol.

Hundreds rally for reproductive rights in Denver

Horns honked and drivers waved in solidarity as hundreds gathered at the State Capitol in Denver on June 27.
Idaho Springs as seen from the summit of Chief Mountain.

Idaho Springs news briefs

Notification systems, and 4th of July fireworks
Weld County law enforcement, including the Fort Lupton Police Department, is looking for these people wanted in connection with four armed burglaries of car dealerships.

Police seeking four armed Weld burglars

Law enforcement agencies in Weld County, including the Fort Lupton Police Department and the Weld County Sheriff's Office, are asking for help in identifying four people who have committed several …
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Discover More at Your Clear Creek County Library

Library programs are ALWAYS free!
A snowy egret eats at Wheat Ridge's Prospect Park in May 2021.

June Wildlife Photo Page: Hummingbirds, Songbirds and Waterfowl

In honor of Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s 125th anniversary this year, the Clear Creek Courant and the Canyon Courier will have a monthly photo page celebrating the state’s amazing wildlife and parks. Each page will celebrate a different local animal or group of animals, including fun facts provided by CPW. For June, the mountain newspapers are celebrating Colorado’s hummingbirds, songbirds and waterfowl.
Holly Grant, the program coordinator for the Clear Creek County library district, explains how to paint sea-lanterns during week 3 of their the summer reading program at the Idaho Springs public library.

Clear Creek Library District’s Summer Reading Program in full swing

“It’s nice to be in-person this summer.”
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Stephen Pyne

Column: We need every tool to fight today’s wildfires

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or rather by two.

Column: Reminding people of the dangers of swimming pools for toddlers

My grandtwins, Rose and Lars, are now 27 months old. They are about the same age that my nephew Christopher was when he was found in my sister and brother-in-law’s swimming pool.
Aikta Marcoulier

Guest Column: SBA helps with disaster recovery

Colorado is no stranger to disasters, both natural and man-made. The state has a long history of natural disasters including flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and drought. The recent Marshall Fire in …
Coming Attractions

Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
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