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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …

Clear Creek County continues mask order, maintains Level Blue status

Regardless of what Colorado does in the next few weeks, Clear Creek County will maintain a mask mandate and Level Blue restrictions until May 31. The county commissioners, sitting as the County Board …

Red Rocks Theatre Department wins award

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has been selected by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) to be the recipient of the 2021 Bernice Joseph Award. The award, …

Clear Creek County Briefs

Mt. Evans Highway could open June 4 June 4 is the proposed date for reopening the highway from Echo Lake to the summit of Mount Evans, Colorado Department of Transportation representatives have …

Participants in a babysitting class on April 10 at Buchanan Rec Center practice baby and child CPR techniques.

Rocking the baby - 18 learn the ins and outs of babysitting in six-hour class

There’s more to babysitting than simply playing with children — much more. That was the overriding lesson of a babysitting class on April 10 attended by 18 area would-be babysitters at the …
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Clear Creek High School students attach a balloon to a bag of chemicals as part of the airbag challenge experiment on April 1.

The right chemistry for Clear Creek students

Chemistry students at Clear Creek High School always are up for a challenge. The latest was to make a chemical reaction similar to the reaction that happens in a vehicle airbag. Not a huge reaction, …

Supporting our kids any way we can

Community. Connections. Coherence. We’ve been thinking a lot about these words over the last year. In Clear Creek, we’ve been fortunate to have kids in school for the majority of the …

Clear Creek board to decide on 4-day school week, Carlson Elementary renovations

April 20 is a big day for the Clear Creek school board when it is expected to decide on two issues: whether to move the district to a four-day school week and whether to renovate Carlson Elementary …

CCSD decision: four- or five-day school week

The Clear Creek school board and district officials are trying to wrap their heads around the issues surrounding a potential move to a four-day school week. They began official discussions in the …

Clear Creek school board briefs

District expanding preschool King-Murphy Elementary School plans to expand its preschool program in the fall of 2022 in preparation for a statewide mandate for free preschool for 4-year-olds starting …
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The old Observatory Café location, along with the Foothills Fire facility (background) and the RTD Park-n-Ride lot have been eyed by a developer as the potential site of a hotel and commercial space project.

EMD updating water plan before giving the go-ahead for El Rancho development

The Evergreen Metropolitan District is continuing to update its water master plan to determine whether it can provide water to a proposed development in El Rancho. The EMD board met March 24 to …
Rob Solomon, Georgetown resident and musician, opened the Georgetown Guitar Studio at 405 Sixth St. in early January. Solomon offers beginner- and intermediate-level guitar, bass and ukelele lessons.

BizBeat: Georgetown guitarist helping next generation find their strum

Anyone looking to follow in the footsteps of Eddie Van Halen, B.B. King and Joan Jett can now find their frets and learn their tunes in downtown Georgetown. Musician Rob Solomon opened the Georgetown …
A pepperoni pizza from the new Vito's Pizza and Pastas inside Tributary Food Hall & Drinkery in Golden.

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …
The old Observatory Café location, along with the Foothills Fire facility (background) and the RTD Park-n-Ride lot have been eyed by a developer as the potential site of a hotel and commercial space project.

Hotel, commercial development proposed in El Rancho

A developer wants to put a hotel, retail, restaurants and more in the El Rancho area, but doing so will take a lot of work to get approvals from a host of agencies. Northstar Ventures, based in …

Chef Mark Brockman at Brooks Place Tavern shows off the chocolate-covered strawberries he created as part of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chocolate Walk. The restaurant also had other specials to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday.

The perfect combination

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand — and Conifer businesses took advantage of the duo during their inaugural Chocolate Walk over the weekend. Businesses along the 285 Corridor …
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