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Clear Creek County recently partnered with the Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) to provide news to residents who might face barriers accessing traditional print mediums. 
It’s been a proud moment for area elementary school students in The Kids Are It’s been a proud moment for area elementary school students in The Kids Are Back art show at Shadow Mountain Gallery.
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 …
In light of public libraries across the state finding drug contamination in communal spaces, a woman from Evergreen wants people to know contamination could be lurking anywhere — even in homes — and that’s why she’s teaming up with State Sen. Lisa Cutter to introduce a bill that would hold remediators accountable. 
Law-enforcement agencies say they found no credibility to threats made to schools across Colorado, including several in the Denver area. The Sheriff’s Office in Clear Creek County, …
County and community programs Arapahoe County Libraries Locations: Multiple locations in Centennial, Englewood, Aurora and Littleton Website: Details: Each year, …
In a crowded church room decorated with colorful balloons, Sue Lee and Phillis Shimamoto were met with a standing ovation, cheers and hugs as they celebrated officially collecting one million pairs …
Colorado lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at cracking down on the scourge of vehicle theft in the state by decoupling the cost of a stolen car from the criminal penalty a thief faces and …

National Charity League chapter builds culture of giving

The sounds of hamburger frying, water simmering and teenage girls chatting emanated from an Evergreen home’s kitchen on Feb. 20 as the group made several casseroles.

DriveSafe Scholarship opens in April

Applications for the DriveSafe Scholarship in Colorado are open to high school, undergrad and trade school students in Colorado through April 2, with winners announced on May 1. 

Column: Antlers or horns — need some pointers?

Soon, all of our elk and deer will start to look like females! Only a close inspection from a super-powered camera or a peek out of the living room window will reveal whether an animal is male by the presence of pedicles, the base of growth for the antlers.

Column: Backcountry adventurers know they’re taking chances

Six people have died in avalanches in the United States since the snow started to fly this fall. Every year, an average of 27 people —skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, snowshoers — die this way. 

Evergreen firefighters perform an ice-water rescue for a cow elk

Ice rescues in Evergreen are not common, but they do happen, even to help an elk that has fallen through the ice.

Home fire safety important this time of year

Area fire departments hope residents will be wiser this winter by taking care of their wood-burning fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys, and by properly disposing of ashes.

'Trying to end the fallacy of being paid in powder:' Loveland Ski Patrol take steps toward unionization

Ski patrollers and paramedics at Loveland Ski Area submitted a petition on Feb. 15 for a representative election to vote on unionizing as the Loveland Ski Patrol Professional Union under CWA 7781, the Professional Ski Patrols of America. 

75 couples say "I do" at Loveland Ski Area

On Feb. 14, 12 couples got married and 63 renewed their vows at the 32nd annual Mountaintop Matrimony mass wedding ceremony at Loveland Ski Area, hosted in the Forest Meadow run area.

Metro-area arcade bars build local gaming communities

After more than 20 years of collecting pinball machines, Dan Nikolich’s basement had run out of space to store them all. So Nikolich opened the Colorado Pinball Pub in Littleton to share his collection.

Bringing Music to Life returns for 13th year

Anyone who has seen a child fall in love with music knows the lasting impact the art can have on a life. But if children never have access to those instruments, all the love of music in the world …

Make-A-Wish Colorado alumni, volunteers celebrate its 40th anniversary

Make-A-Wish Colorado celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and is hosting an anniversary celebration and fundraiser in April in Denver. Since it started, the organization has granted more than 6,000 wishes for children with critical illnesses as a way of giving them hope and something to look forward to during their treatment.

Stewards of improving aquatic life

When walking the path next to the South Platte River, you don't think about how the environment impacts the microspecies and fish in the water. Metro Water Recovery scientists, through testing, …
Adoptable pet of the week: Guido
Hi everyone, my name is Guido! I’m a three-year-old male chihuahua/corgi mix. I have the pointy ears of a chihuahua and the stubby tail of a corgi. As you might’ve seen on social media, I also look great in a bandana! 
A personal account of the hard labor that went into the Eisenhower Tunnel
“And I don't remember screaming, but I remember hearing my voice screaming. It's kind of weird,” Randy Wheelock remembered. Now a Clear Creek county commissioner, Wheelock worked as a laborer on the Eisenhower Tunnel 50 years ago when he first moved to Colorado. 
Adoptable pet of the week: Ruff
Howdy friends, my name is Ruff!
West Jeff Elementary's Night of the Arts combines student, professional art
The work of student and professional artists combined on March 10 as West Jefferson Elementary School hosted a Night of the Arts.
In Sierra Leone, local journalism is a lifeboat for women in rural communities
In the rural communities of Sierra Leone, women who are experiencing sexual abuse, gender-based violence and restricted bodily autonomy often have just one hope when seeking justice; the intrepid journalists at Media Matters for Women Sierra Leone.
Adoptable pet of the week: Wiggles
Hi readers, my name is Wiggles! I get my name because of how my body and tail starts moving when I get to see my friends.
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 …

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.

Mines football fans prepare for national championship

The Oredigger nation is swelling with pride.

Referee protection, pay scale on CHSAA’s legislative council agenda

The decision-making arm of the Colorado High School Activities Association will take up protection of and payment for game officials next month. The legislative council meeting is set for Tuesday, …

#HelluvaSeason: A look at Mines football's historic year

As the Colorado School of Mines football team brings home the NCAA Division II Runner-Up trophy, the Golden Transcript offers a look back at the Orediggers' historic year.

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: Let’s tell the truth about those big, bad wolves
The return of wolves to the West has always been contentious, and the deaths last fall of more than 40 cattle really in western Colorado alarmed ranchers. But here’s the true story: Wolves did not kill those cattle found dead near Meeker.
Column: Phubbing is a social disease
Phubbing is a portmanteau, a word formed by combining elements of two different words, like smog or brunch. In this case, the words combined are phone and snubbing.
Column: Chronicle of an abandoned oil and gas well — one of millions
Even from a distance it’s clear that an oil and gas well called “State Senate #2” in New Mexico has seen better days. The pumpjack sits idle, tumbleweeds surround the once-moving parts and the earth smells of crude saturating the soil.
Column: Ambiguity - Facing the fear of uncertainty
We’re on a journey of understanding our relationship to time, and how we respond to it. Last month I talked about Permeability, the third in my five-part series. 
A whole new immersive Disney world
Anyone who has fallen in love with a Disney animated film knows one of the great joys of the studio’s work is getting lost in the astounding worlds that have been created.
Explore your blind spot in Thornton
There are any number of ways to move through the world. Every day, artist and historian Chloé Duplessis makes the conscious decision to move in love. As a woman of color and person navigating life …
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