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Graduating Golddiggers ride off into the snowy sunset

The path to success is very rarely a direct one, as Clear Creek High School’s Class of 2022 can attest. The 50-some graduating Golddiggers have been defined by their ability to “bounce back and make the best of everything,” as valedictorian Bridget Egan said on May 21.

Clear Creek's 4x200 team places fifth at state; McKown takes silver in high jump

The Clear Creek Golddiggers were soaring to new heights and running faster than the wind — or at least it seemed that way — at the May 19-22 state track & field meet at Lakewood's Jeffco Stadium.

Session Series at Floyd Hill: Week Two

The second annual four-week long Session Series at Floyd Hill started this month, with May 18 seeing a crowd of about 100 and almost everyone with a bike.

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.
Dotted line represents upper bound of land to be bought by the town of Silver Plume to be become public land.

Clear Creek News Briefs

Silver Plume Mountain project and short-term rental permits
Marty Anklam, owner of Chef's Corner, opened the specialty grocery store at 406 Sixth St. in Georgetown earlier this spring. The store offers a variety of high-quality meats, cheeses, honeys, and other locally made products.

BizBeat: Georgetown's new shop feels like 'permanent farmers market'

This summer, Clear Creek residents won’t have to go to a farmers market to find locally sourced foods and products.
Jess Moore, Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s risk reduction coordinator, gives a different seminar to about 70 residents about wildfire mitigation.

First EMERGE meeting in two years covers wildfire risk management

East Mount Evans Resource, Growth and the Environment — or EMERGE — met for the first time in almost two years on May 18 with about 50 people attending.
The Kiowa School District will keep its Indians mascot and imagery after a May 19 vote by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs board. The district went through several procedures in recent months to get an exemption from a state law that generally bans Native American mascots.

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery.
Mayor Zo Stieber

Fort Lupton City Council eyes rec center expansion

Fort Lupton City Council approved two parts to a proposal to expand the city's recreation center during a regular meeting May 17. The first was an eight-member, ad hoc committee to design the …
Photo courtesy of Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore to Play in Idaho Sprngs

Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore, who recently played in the Estes Park Jazz and Blues Festival, talked with the Clear Clear Courant about their music and in-person shows, including an upcoming show at the United Center in Idaho Springs on June 11.
Coming Attractions

Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined …
Field day participants play with colorful parachutes at field day on the athletic field at Clear Creek Middle/High School.

King-Murphy, Carlson students join for Field Day at CCHS

Controlled, fun chaos best describes the annual field day for King-Murphy and Carlson elementary school students.
Community Voices

What do I do now?

We, as Americans, are imprinted at an early age to work, work, work. We put in long hours in our working years, accept overtime readily, and even at times work more than one job to support our families and add to the nest egg we need to retire.
Mount Evans, seen here on June 1, 2014, is the subject of several renaming petitions. Clear Creek County has supported the petition to rename it Mount Blue Sky.

Looking for Blue Sky

To me, the names Everest and Evans were interchangeable. As a boy brought up under the billion-year-old granite massif of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, both signified the tallest mountain, either of the world or of my world.

The burning question

In the Introduction to “The Republic of Imagination,” Professor Azar Nafisi relates an anecdote about a young Iranian ex-pat she calls “Ramin” who, at a book promotion event, basically told her she was wasting her time. Americans, he said, are very different than Iranians.
Coming Attractions

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important …
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