The Flume, established in 1879, is almost as old as the county it serves, Park County, Colorado, which was formed in 1861. Park County lies just west of Jefferson County, the westernmost and most mountainous of the seven counties that are typically used in defining metro Denver. Headquartered in Bailey, an unincorporated town in the northeastern part of the county, The Flume covers all areas of life in Park County, including business, politics, the courts, weather, crime, festivals, fires and more. At the core of the stories in The Flume are the residents themselves.
The Flume is also the newspaper that carries legal notices for Park County and advertisements focusing on area businesses. Towns covered include Alma, Bailey, Como, Fairplay, Grant, Guffey, Hartsel, Jefferson, and Shawnee.