Day one of the Jeffco Fair full of fun

From fans of rodeo to wrestling, those seeking family fun, foodies and homebrewers, 4-H supporters and livestock purchasers to live music lovers, this year's Jeffco Fair & Festival offered something …
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G Line rolls one step closer to opening

Almost two years after it was supposed to open, the G Line is one step closer to actually carrying passengers throughout the metro area. The Regional Transportation District and its light rail …

Yellow ofo bikes leave Golden

Colorado Classic bringing cycling excitement and road closures

Jeffco school district is weighing its funding options

In high school sports, training takes new direction

Southwest end of Golden sees commercial growth
If Rob Tompkins could have his wish, Golden would go back to the way it was back in the 1970s. “I’m an old-school guy, so (any development) is always too much,” he said. “But as a business …
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Closing the book on a storied career

In the summertime, it's not uncommon for about 15 family members to gather in the Nissler home for a cookout. They'll make barbecue ribs and corn-on-the-cobb. “And s'mores,” said Pam Nissler. …

Arvada Center, Miners Alley take home Henry Awards

Arvada Center productions, directors, actors, and designers were recognized on July 23 at the Colorado Theatre Guild’s 13th annual Henry Awards. The Arvada Center won or tied for eight of the 29 …

C'mon, be a tool! Making a difference together as a community

During the annual Be a Tool Day of Service, it’s not uncommon to see a homeowner serving cold drinks, moving materials or working alongside volunteers. “It’s special to see their joy and how …

Community leaders oppose Trump’s rollback of clean car standards

Several Colorado leaders are vocally defending the state’s ability to protect air quality through vehicle regulation. “We need to remember that policies made at the federal level impact …

Feeding neighbors fills community need

Deidra Bates believes that if every neighborhood had a food pantry box, nobody would go hungry. So, about a year ago, she set up such a box outside of her southwest Denver home, near South Federal …

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Owner of Lakewood bakery sues state

Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs, is back in the news again.  Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in …

Life

Barrels of fun at Jefferson County's annual fair

The third annual Jeffco Fair & Festival provided three days packed full of fun events and entertainment Aug. 10–12 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. Highlights included rodeos, a …

Sports

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 …

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Support the arts and drink some beer

With so many great events happening this summer here in Golden, it’s kind of hard to keep my reporting on them in chronological order. Inevitably something slips my attention and sometimes I miss …
Quiet Desperation

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said …
Winning Words

Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or …

Support in Golden for state air quality standards

In 2009, the federal government, the auto industry, and state officials around the U.S. reached a historic agreement to steadily improve passenger vehicle mileage. These improvements would help …

Summer’s end gets my head to spin

A variety of odd thoughts have been spinning around in my head this week, searching for a pattern, or some unifying idea across the board. I think that’s what happens as I realize that summer is …
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