Local law enforcement agencies say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on …

Jeffco Girl Scout troops ready to adapt cookie sales to pandemic year

Each year, Girl Scout troops place an initial order for cookie boxes to have on hand to start their annual selling frenzy. This time around, Golden's troops took the unusual step of placing initial …

New life for former Olinger Woods Chapel on Washington Avenue

For over 100 years, the corner of Washington Avenue and 11th Street was an important hub for some of Golden's most important cultural events — funerals. But starting in 2017, the corner went quiet …

Jeffco Schools bond projects progressing

On Jan. 7, 2021, the Jeffco Board of Education held their first meeting of the new year. Up first on the agenda was a fourth quarter 2020 update on the 2018 Bond and Capital Improvement Projects …

New slash site for Jeffco under discussion

Jefferson County is proposing to open a year-round, permanent slash recycling site adjacent to the Rooney Road Recycling Center in Golden. Slash is a term for materials like yard waste, tree …

News

Faith leaders talk of ‘opening people’s eyes’ to racism

Across the country, demonstrations over the past several months buoyed up a conversation about race and unequal treatment that protesters say still runs rampant in the lives of people of color. A …

Life

The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …

Sports

Demon baseball team upping game with new indoor practice facility

While the Golden baseball season is (typically) limited to March, April and May, the competition is always on for players looking to earn a college scholarship. Unfortunately, that reality is one …

Voices

Bringing experience to the table for Jefferson County

In the more than 23 years that I’ve lived in Jefferson County and the almost 40 that I’ve paid close attention to county politics, there have never been new county commissioners who were better …

Borrowing some inaugural inspiration

In compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take in your presence the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States to be …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Animal adoption agencies seeing a doggone frenzy

Because of the pandemic, which of the following is way up nationwide? Average per-person daily intake of calories from sugar? Trips to the liquor store? Pet adoption? I don’t have the facts in …

A love (language) letter to America

Dear America, my most beloved America … The events of last week – pretty much all of them, including the astonishing, distressing and mostly overlooked COVID-19 numbers – left me speechless for …
Editorial Cartoon

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