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Clear Creek featured hike: Silver Dollar Lake

It was almost high noon when I started the Silver Dollar Lake trail. A bright summer day, the sun cast the forest in extreme contrast, with sharp shadows from the trees falling over each other, the green pines highlighted and vibrant, the trail itself vividly lit from the sun beating straight down from above, and all with the surprising sound of a running stream just off trail. more

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Clear Creek County News Briefs

Lodging Tax and IHOP, ARPA Funds , Fire Ban more

Brookens tabbed as CHSAA associate commissioner

The Colorado High School Activities Association named Bethany Brookens as its next associate commissioner. Incoming Commissioner Mike Krueger made the appointment, which is effective immediately. … more

Police seeking four armed Weld burglars

Law enforcement agencies in Weld County, including the Fort Lupton Police Department and the Weld County Sheriff's Office, are asking for help in identifying four people who have committed several … more

Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review … more

Tunnel 5/Oxbow Trailhead of the Clear Creek Greenway opens

The Tunnel 5/Oxbow Trailhead on US 6 for the canyon segment of the Clear Creek Greenway opened June 22. more

Column: We need every tool to fight today’s wildfires

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or rather by two. more

Discover More at Your Clear Creek County Library

Library programs are ALWAYS free! more

Front Range tourism finally sees post-COVID boost

The urban workhorse of Colorado’s tourism industry is finally recovering from COVID. Denver and its Front Range neighbors have endured long-haul symptoms from the pandemic, as convention and city … more

In electric vehicle vs. gas car, who wins?

Gas prices neared $5 a gallon in mid-June, according to AAA Colorado, so it’s time for a detailed breakdown of what it would cost the average person to run an electric vehicle for a year compared … more

Colorado River water use may have to be slashed

Top Colorado water officials recently highlighted the uneven use between the Upper and Lower Colorado River Basins and some suggested the vast majority of reductions needed to rebalance a system in … more

Economists tell state lawmakers to expect slowdown

Inflation and tightening monetary policy on the federal level are expected to cool Colorado’s economy in the coming months, according to quarterly economic and tax revenue forecasts by nonpartisan … more

Colorado primary messaging drives wave of complaints, ethical questions

Mailers, TV ads and other campaign missives were flying in Colorado as the June 28 primary nears, eliciting a wave of campaign finance complaints and raising ethical questions about some of the … more

Colorado moves one step closer to a government-designed health insurance plan

Federal authorities on June 23 gave the go-ahead to one of the most ambitious pieces of Gov. Jared Polis’ agenda: A government-designed health insurance plan mandated to be sold at lower prices. … more

DA won’t file charges in Adams County deputy-involved shooting

   Adams County District Attorney Brian Mason said he won’t file charges in connection with an officer-involved shooting in Adams County last … more

June Wildlife Photo Page: Hummingbirds, Songbirds and Waterfowl

In honor of Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s 125th anniversary this year, the Clear Creek Courant and the Canyon Courier will have a monthly photo page celebrating the state’s amazing wildlife and parks. Each page will celebrate a different local animal or group of animals, including fun facts provided by CPW. For June, the mountain newspapers are celebrating Colorado’s hummingbirds, songbirds and waterfowl. more

2022 Slacker Half Marathon racers run to historic Georgetown

The Slacker Half Marathon started at 8 a.m. June 25, with half marathoners, relay competitors and 4-mile racers. more

VIDEO: Commerce City police searching for two burglary suspects

COMMERCE CITY -- Police are looking for at least two suspects involved in a series of commercial burglaries and auto thefts over the past several months in the Denver area. Commerce City … more
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