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evening photo of Clear Creek, sun down and sky darkening, bare trees
Spring evening on Clear Creek - Jeremy Keller - Click to enlarge

54 Years Ago
The April 27, 1970 Golden Transcript described how a group of Golden High School students celebrated the very first Earth Day. They surveyed a section of Clear Creek and…

found a spot where raw sewage was being dumped into the river. They reported their findings to officials who promised to check the story out, but several days later they admitted they hadn’t been able to locate the responsible party. Our young group revisited the spot, determined to work out a solution. Someone had a bright idea. Plug up the end of the sewage line. That action produced results. Soon a myriad of telephone calls began coming in, which finally led officials to the guilty contractor.

Happy Earth Day!