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Commissioners seeking public input on Mount Evans renaming petitions

The five petitions to rename Mount Evans will likely be considered by state and federal officials later this year, and Clear Creek County has been asked to weigh in on whether and which petitions it supports.
Police Blotter: Crime Calls from Jan. 10-16
Clear Creek Crime Calls from Jan. 10-16

CCHS ski team divides and conquers at Winter Park, Gold Run

On Jan. 21, the 12-member ski team had to divide and conquer. Five skiers competed in slalom at Winter Park and five competed in a skate race at Breckenridge’s Gold Run Nordic Center. The remaining two were out sick, coach Brian Inman said.

Georgetown businesses offering specials to help Marshall Fire victims

Buy a drink and help victims of the Dec. 30 Marshall Fire in Boulder County. Through the Feb. 12 Winterfest event, some Georgetown businesses are donating proceeds from special items toward relief efforts.

Clear Creek News Briefs

The reservation system at Mount Evans will return this summer, the U.S. Forest Service has confirmed. Those wanting to park at Mount Goliath, Summit Lake and/or the summit between 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. will need a reservation.

January Wildlife Photo Page: Elk

In honor of Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s 125th anniversary this year, the Clear Creek Courant 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 January, the Courant is celebrating Colorado’s elk population.

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Construction crews have been building the next segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail near Clear Creek Canyon’s Tunnel 5. This quarter-mile segment, which should be finished by April, cost about $3.8 million, most of which was grant funding.

County Briefs

The newest segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon should be done this spring, according to county staff. The segment will be about a quarter-mile long, starting near Tunnel 5 and the Oxbow trailhead.

Clear Creek School District moves forward with four-day school week

The Clear Creek School District is ready to roll out its four-day school week beginning in August, and in response to parent concerns, it has a plan for fifth-day enrichment activities.

Westminster police say two missing adults are safe

Westminster police found two adults -- both of whom have dementia -- who had been reported missing. Lee Wiedmaier, 89, turned up west of City Park in Denver Jan. 25.  No other details are …

Fort Lupton leans toward drawing for marijuana businesses

Fort Lupton City Council may revise its imposed cap on the number of marijuana businesses it will allow in town. Five businesses applied for four available business permits. City Clerk Mari Pena …
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Check it out! Clear Creek Library information for February

The Clear Creek County Library District empowers the community through literacy, human connection and equal access to resources. Library programs are always free. Connect with a librarian today to learn more.

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We’d like to know about events or activities of interest to the community. Visit www.clearcreekcourant.com/calendar/ and post your event online for free. Email dbrobst@coloradocommunitymedia.com to get items in the print version of the paper. Items will appear in print on a space-available basis.
Coming Attractions

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru …
Community Voices

Letters to the editor

Clear Creek Courant Letters to the Editor, Jan. 27

Take care in the Winter air

Winter can be a beautiful time, but it can also be a dangerous time. Although we value the beauty that comes with the snow-covered trees and the sun twinkling through the icicles, it is a time where those of us who are getting up there in years need to take particular care of ourselves.

The old college try

I love college athletics, and I bet you do too. Again this year we had an endless array of bowl games. Several times I found myself happily watching two schools I hardly knew. None was more exciting than the RoseBowl, in which my beloved Buckeyes came from behind to win in an exciting fashion. I think we are drawn to college games partially because the players are young men and women who are receiving an education opportunity in exchange for the many hours they donate to practicing and building their skills. Most will not go on to play their sport at a professional level.
Coming Attractions

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
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