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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.

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football …
The Interstate 70 Floyd Hill project will create a viaduct through the canyon between U.S. Highway 6 and the Hidden Valley exit.

Idaho Springs Briefs

Hearing continued for Miner Street rafting permit; and the city supports CDOT’s grant application for Floyd Hill funding.
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.

Adams 14 loses state accreditation, must partner for reorganization

DENVER -- The Adams 14 School District will reorganine, thanks to a pair of actions from the state board of education May 10. The board removed the district's accreditation and ordered it to …
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Education
Fifth-grader Zoe Fulton catches a fish on May 6 during Georgetown Community School's annual fishing trip to Georgetown Lake.

Students enjoy annual fishing trip at Georgetown Lake

Field trips at Georgetown Community School are the reel deal.
Sophomore Reese Dunbar, playing Wednesday Addams, sings "Pulled" during a May 4 dress rehearsal of Clear Creek High School's spring musical "The Addams Family."

CCHS spring musical a snapping good time

They're creepy and they're kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky. The Clear Creek per-form-ers.

Clear Creek school board briefs

Football field, bus barn sale complete, bond projects moving forward and more
Fake mice and rats adorn the spread of treats at the Agony's Asylum Tea Party April 28 at the John Tomay Memorial Library. The tea party celebrated the local fifth-grade class reading "The League of Beastly Dreadfuls," and every aspect of the tea party was based on items and scenes from the book.

Daring GCS students brave Victorian-era tea party at library

Having recently perused a fantastical novel, the upstanding fifth-grade class of Georgetown Community School celebrated their accomplishment with a special tea party, hosted by the John Tomay Memorial Library.

Parents to Re-8 board: School bullying has to stop 

To paraphrase the late actor Peter Finch in the movie “Network,” a handful of Weld RE-8 School District parents are mad about bullying and they’re not going to take …
Business
Leon Carranza, the kitchen manager for Lawson Adventure Park & Resort, stands with the new food truck April 21 at the resort. The company launched its new food truck on April 15 in El Rancho.

BizBeat: New food truck serving Jeffco, Clear Creek

Whether Leon Carranza is driving to his customers, or his customers are driving to him, he hopes to offer plenty of mouth-watering morsels that are worth the commute.
The frozen yogurt topping bar greets guests entering Hearthfire Books and Treats in Evergreen.

Creating community: Bookstores adapt by focusing on new ways to reach readers

Book clubs are no longer confined to living rooms, and bookstores offer much more than just books with a whole new realm opening up for gatherings centered around reading.
Larry Meraz, bar manager at Cabin Creek Brewing, pours a beer on Jan. 18. All proceeds from the brewery’s Pounder beer, through at least the end of January, will go toward the Marshall Fire victims.

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.
Chris and Kent Slaymaker started making mead in spring 2020 and opened the Slaymaker Cellars tasting room at 1535 Miner St. in July. The tasting room has been a great way to build brand recognition and educate people about mead, a honey-based wine, they said.

Meadery’s tasting room a sweet spot in downtown Idaho Springs

Whether it’s for last-minute holiday gifts, something sweet for Christmas dinner, or something exciting to open for New Year’s, there’s something for everyone at Slaymaker Cellar’s new tasting room on Miner Street.

United Power announces intent to leave Tri State

United Power Files Notice of Intent to Leave Tri-State Generation and Transmission   Brighton, Colo. – United Power, a rural electric cooperative based in Brighton, …
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