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The phrase “It takes a village” is true in firefighting, especially when it comes to attacking wildfires.
Pools around the metro area are gearing up to open for the summer. That is, if there are enough lifeguards.
If you fancy yourself a modern-day prospector or just want to get in touch with the rich history in Clear Creek County, you could strike gold at the Phoenix Gold Mine in Idaho Springs. 
The Denver Regional Council of Governments will receive $1 million from the Inflation Reduction Act to cut pollution and build clean energy economies across the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan …
There are many features that make film festivals special events for attendees, but one that keeps me returning every year is the opportunity to catch films on the big screen you might not be able to any other time.
While March is technically the beginning of spring, it isn’t until April that it really starts to feel like we’re transitioning from the cold weather to something more pleasant. April is the …
To be or not to be… bored by the ramblings of a certain prince of Denmark is a question one need not face when going to see the hilarious new entry in Miners Alley Playhouse’s season, “I Hate …
There’s nothing wrong with taking a new approach to a beloved event — that’s how new perspectives and stories get added to familiar ones. In his second year as general manager of the JCC Mizel …

'Leave the baby animals alone:' A plea from Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Jefferson County Animal Control officers recently rescued a baby fox from a window, an incident that serves as a reminder to residents about coexisting with local wildlife.

King-Murphy 4th graders take on fire mitigation

Fourth graders from King-Murphy Elementary School got the chance to learn and take an active role in fire mitigation — right on the property of their school.

Dakota Ridge edges Evergreen in Top-10 4A boys’ lacrosse thriller

The top-10 Class 4A boys lacrosse showdown April 19 at the North Area Athletic Complex didn’t disappoint.

Bandimere Speedway to close in October

The roar of drag-race engines will go silent in Morrison in October when Bandimere Speedway closes for good, in part because drag racing and residential development aren’t always a good mix.

Got a Casa Bonita story?

Casa Bonita’s famed fountain turned on in mid-March and the internet went nuts.

Recent mountain biking accident reminds of trail sign importance

A recent biking accident on the Sluice Trail in Clear Creek is a harrowing reminder for people engaging in recreational outdoor activities in the county to pay attention to and heed posted trail signs. 

Chicks Fly at Wings Over the Rockies

Women have played a role in aviation since humans first took to the sky, but as is so often the case, they don’t receive nearly the recognition and celebration their male counterparts do. The Wings Over the Rockies’ Chicks Fly! Showcase aims to do something about this fact.  

Judge won't dismiss charges for former deputies charged in the alleged shooting of Christian Glass

Kyle Gould and Andrew Buen will be in court again at 1:30 p.m. on June 21 for their roles in the shooting of Christian Glass in Silver Plume in June 2022. 


Unique sports abound in the Denver metro area

Spring is in full swing, bringing many folks around Colorado out of the doldrums of winter with the promise of outdoor recreation.

Exploring Colorado's bike paths

On most Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays, a team of bikers meets to explore Colorado’s network of trails.

Local suburban bars a place for up-and-coming music talent in Denver metro area

At The Alley in downtown Littleton, you might find a musician who’s so into the music, they’ll get up and dance on the bar.

Why eat weeds?

Where some see weeds, Erica Davis sees ingredients for delicious soups and salads.
Walking in someone else's shoes: Evergreen school hosts seminar on what it's like to be dyslexic
I have always been an avid reader. My childhood is filled with memories of my nose in a book – historical and science fiction mostly, though I have broadened my reading horizons as I have gotten older.
CCHS' career fair provides students with a host of opportunities
For teens looking for an immediate job or considering their future, the Clear Creek High School career fair was a place to get information and talk to those from different businesses.
Loveland says ski-you later to 2022-23 season
In a season stretching from Nov. 3, 2022 to May 7, 2023, Loveland Ski Area officially closed the slopes until next season. 
Column: Paperboy
Editor’s note: “Paperboy” is a selection from Jerry Fabyanic’s forthcoming memoir, “Uphill into the Wind: Seizing the Day and Finding Meaning in the Ordinary.” The work will be in essay and short story format, the topics of which drawn from Jerry’s life experiences. 
Carlson students participate in Day Without Hate
Students at Carlson Elementary showed kindness by participating in activities for a Day Without Hate.
Library check it out: Discover more at your Clear Creek County library
The Clear Creek County Library District empowers our community through literacy, human connection and equal access to resources. Connect with a librarian today to learn more.
Arts, Culture, Music

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …

Former CHSAA assistant commissioner Borgmann remembered for Rice Krispy treats, service to others

AURORA -- Callie Kryder said the people who attended a celebration of life service for her late father, former Colorado High School Activities assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, knew him for …

CHSAA says goodbye to two departed administrators

DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, …

High-school officials’ fees to increase

The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s …

CHSAA approves slight change to Sunday contact rules

DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association changed the rules for Sunday contact between coaches and student-athletes Jan. 24. The association’s legislative council, the …

CHSAA signs partnership with Children’s Colorado

AURORA – The Colorado High School Activities Association and Children’s Hospital combined to bring educational services from the hospital to CHSAA member schools. New Commissioner Mike …

Borgmann, former CHSAA assistant commissioner, dies

When former Colorado High School Activities Association assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann died Jan. 9, Skyview girls basketball coach Chris Kemm summed up the feelings of many who are involved in …

Inner city kids take to the slopes

Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.

Letter: Hey buddy, ya got a dime?

One of the keys to a civilization is currency. It’s the ability to exchange goods and services on a more convenient time relationship.

Letter: Taxed out

Clear Creek county is an illusion. It doesn’t really exist.

Letter: News to celebrate!

I am the new President of Scraps-to-Soil (S2S), a 501C3 non-profit with the mission to inspire sustainable lifestyles in Clear Creek County and want to tell you about what we have been up to with our programs.

Letter: Let’s re-elect George Marlin

George Marlin has served Clear Creek County well and should be re-elected as County Commissioner. 

Letter: Our elected Board of Education is doing a great job!

Our elected school board for Clear Creek Schools is effectively exercising their fiduciary responsibility and representing our community voices as evidenced in the recent public work session focused on the taxpayer funded renovation to the previous middle school building on Highway 103.
Column: Will nuclear energy arrive on time and at cost?
Oliver Stone has a new movie, “Nuclear Now,” that made its Colorado debut in Boulder on May 1. In it, Stone argues that the grave risks posed by climate change require we embrace nuclear energy.
Column: Mental health is just as important as physical health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this annual observance hits close to home for me, as a former single parent resident of Warren Village.
Column: Spring allergies or chronic dry eyes?
Allergens, or allergic conjunctivitis, affects more than 20% of the American population and can irritate the eyes or their surrounding areas. On the other hand, dry eyes affect tear production and the tear film, which keeps the surface of the eye clean to avoid infection and provide nourishment.
Column: Land exchanges serve the wealthy
In 2017, the public lost 1,470 acres of wilderness-quality land at the base of Mount Sopris near Aspen, Colorado. 
Column: Some people just like to get things done
Although I’ve lived in a small Western town for 30 years now, I have never known much about one of its fundamental institutions, the service club. Many small-town residents still center their lives on Lions, Elks, Rotary or similar organizations. 
Column: Achieving swing
Having thalassophobia — fear of deep water — as an integral part of my psyche, “The Boys in the Boat” is not a book I ordinarily would’ve read. But after a couple of literary-minded friends highly recommended it, I decided to give it a try.
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