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Einar Jensen, Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s risk reduction coordinator, holds a poster for fourth graders Drew Dunbar and Edith Noel during their presentation on fire mitigation May 30. “Hopefully we don’t need those skills, but this chunk of our community is a few more steps ready to be their own hero,” Jensen said.

King-Murphy Elementary students show what they learned during a study of fire mitigation

As wildfire season draws uncomfortably near, 15 new experts on mitigation presented their findings to community members at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building.
Idaho Springs Police Officer Ron Bailor, left, was named the 2022 Lyle Wohlers Officer of the Year. He is congratulated by Police Chief Nate Buseck.

Clear Creek County law enforcement lauded at Lyle Wohlers awards ceremony

Law enforcement agencies from across Clear Creek County gathered at the Easter Seals Camp in Empire on May 17 to celebrate the achievements of officers within the county.
Before rafting, the students helped Jeffco Open Spaces at Crown Hill Park.

When online classes head outdoors

There are some things that kids cannot learn in an online classroom. That's why Destinations Career Academy of Colorado social studies teacher Hunter Stafford started Outdoor Leadership for CODCA students.
Seventh grader Sidney McCarter, right, and eighth grader McKenna Clark lead a group as it tries to cross a pretend river by stepping on wooden boards. Anyone who falls off a board must move to the end of the line. The game helped create teamwork among students at the annual Duster Day at Clear Creek Middle School.

Duster Day creates connections at Clear Creek Middle School

A decades-old tradition continued at Clear Creek Middle School when the sixth graders from the elementary schools gathered for Duster Day.

Racers leave the starting line on May 27 at the annual pack burro race in Georgetown. Burros and their handlers traversed eight miles to Empire and back for the first of two burro races in Clear Creek County on Memorial Day weekend.

Off to the pack-burro races: Residents, visitors to Georgetown get into the mining spirit

Runners come to Georgetown for the pack burro race, fans come for the burros and Clear Creek Rotary 2000 members come for the burro poop.
A sign is lit up at Alvarado's Mexican Fast Food, one of several Mexican restaurants open 24/7 in the Denver metro area.

Mexican restaurants a cornerstone of Denver metro area’s late-night food scene

Type in “restaurant” on Google Maps and set the filter to “open 24 hours.” You’ll be hard pressed to find any local restaurants serving up food to the night owls, late workers and early risers.
Mark Joyce, the president and alchemist at Blue Spruce Chocolates in Kittredge, shows the cacao beans he imports from South America to make chocolate.

Blue Spruce Chocolates in Kittredge creates handcrafted treats

While chocolate makes most people happy, it takes on a larger happiness dimension for Mark Joyce.
Akihabara owner Brandon Osha plays a fighting game at the barcade on Feb. 23. Located in Westminster, Akihabara offers Japanese inspired games and drinks, with a unique selection of arcade cabinets.

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.
A sign reads "home for sale" in the Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see biggest sustained dip in more than a decade

It’s a statistic that, not long ago, homebuyers could have only dreamed of: The median price of a single-family home in the Denver area dropped by more than $90,000.

Chifu (right) with bartender Eddie serving up food.

Chifu's Cantina opens in Georgetown

A new Mexican restaurant opened in Georgetown, and the chefs are sure the authentic menu will blow you away. 
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