”At some point, it is going to hurt a lot”

At most stores, customers are welcome — even encouraged — to touch and pick up merchandise as they browse. But as of March 26, that's no longer the case at Big Ring Cycles in Golden. For now, if …
Breaking news
In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco
After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. …
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy who works in jail tests positive for COVID-19

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputy who works in the county jail tested positive for COVID on March 31, the department has announced in a press release. The deputy has been spending time at …

Community orgs stepping up during COVID-19 outbreak

With the need to social distance in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 becoming more apparent, Miner's Alley Playhouse joined theaters across the nation earlier in March in announcing it was closing …

April rent assistance offered to downtown Golden businesses

With most downtown retail businesses closed due to the state’s stay at home order and restaurants only able to offer takeout and delivery, Golden’s Downtown Development Authority is launching a …

City seeking online feedback on Heart of Golden

With COVID-19 having brought public meetings in Golden to halt for the foreseeable future, city officials are emphasizing online participation as the city proceeds with the next phase of the Heart of …

News

How first responder agencies are adjusting to the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, area first responder agencies are changing protocols and learning to cope with the new normal. Here's how some local sheriff's offices and fire departments are …

Life

Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …

Sports

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A …

Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Songs keep coming one day after another

Is your perception of time any different than it was a few months ago? For a while it seemed like I was having at least two birthdays every year. Now? Time has slowed down. Days are different. Weeks …
Norton
Winning Words

Minding our own business of the mind

“Mind your own business,” has probably never felt more literal than right now. With social distancing and sheltering in place orders, we are finding ourselves with a lot of time at home with our …
Jerry Healey

As always, we’re here for our communities

I am writing this column today from home. Like many of you, our office is closed. However, we are far from closed. All departments are operational remotely. Our reporters are covering your …
Andrea Doray

Is now the wrong time to leave Facebook?

On Feb. 14, I posted the following to Facebook: “Hi Friends! I have decided to take a hiatus from Facebook, for a variety of reasons ... weariness chief among them. I’ll be deactivating my …

The quarantine chronicles

Day One: At last!! Nirvana for introverts! A socially acceptable reason to crawl to the back of my cave and huddle. Like Gollum. Or Jack Nicholson. Day Two: Starting to think this might not have been …
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