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Second Lt. Jackson Lindquist of Evergreen, left, places and salutes the U.S. Space Force flag at the Memorial Day commemoration at the Buchanan Park veterans memorial on May 29. Each branch of the military was honored.

A tribute to fallen military: Evergreen's Memorial Day event honors those who sacrifice for our freedom

Veterans in the foothills were not forgotten on Memorial Day as nearly 200 community members joined together to honor them for their service.
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.
Lighting work continues as Casa Bonita puts the finishing touches on things prior to their highly anticipated grand re-opening in Denver.

Here's what's new, and what to expect when Casa Bonita Denver reopens

While the exact date for Casa Bonita’s much-anticipated grand re-opening is still under wraps, a sneak peek of the facility in Lakewood reveals that, much like its high divers, you’re in for a deep plunge into nostalgia.
Clear Creek under an overcast sky, after the rain, does not look so dangerous. But, it only takes a few minutes for a flash flood to happen under these conditions.

10 ways to prepare for flood season in Jefferson County

May to October is the annual flood season in Colorado. And, like most of the natural happenings around the state, the swollen rivers and creeks are naturally beautiful, but they are also powerful and very dangerous.

Contestants in the 2023 Colorado Civics Bee.

Arvada 7th grader wins Colorado Civics Bee

Local 7th grader Sriram Yalavarthy had an impressive showing at the first-ever Colorado Civics Bee, besting 15 finalists to win first place and win the $1,000 prize at the May 19 Civics Bee finals. …
Ricky and Kelly Seepaul, owners of Ricky’s Island Style Café, have received Restaurant Guru awards.

Bizbeat: Food truck awards, a butcher shop and a plea for volunteer help

Ricky’s Island Style Café has won a couple awards from Restaurant Guru.
Jodi Dolph was named the Norman F. Meyer Volunteer of the Year by the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce at its gala.

Leaders, businesses lauded at Conifer chamber awards night

Businesses and volunteers were honored as the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of six awards.
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce inducted Barbara Sternberg posthumously into its Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame. Receiving the award are daughter Francesca Starr, left, and daughter Jennifer Boone, right. Presenting award are Valli Crockett, award presenter, and Nancy Judge, president of the Evergreen chamber.

Two inducted into the Evergreen chamber's Hall of Fame

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated women’s contributions to the community as it inducted two people into the Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame.
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.
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