Legislation a ‘gutted’ win for mobile home park residents

When HB22-1287 passed earlier this year, mobile home park residents thought they garnered an important win. And they did. Sorta.

Bomb threat evacuates JeffCo Courts and Administrative building

The Jefferson County Courts and Administrative building was evacuated earlier this afternoon due to a bomb threat, according to a tweet from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Gluten-free collaboration rises to the occasion

Close to 500 people helped celebrate Celiac Awareness Month at the first-ever Gluten-Free Foodie Fest on May 7 at the Holiday Brewing Company’s Golden Taproom.

Golden boutique hotel tastefully pairs with railroad museum

That additional smoke coming from the Colorado Railroad Museum may not be from one of the many historic operational trains housed on its 15-acre railyard.

Annual eggs-pedition returns to Parfet Park

Hundreds of local egg-splorers braved chilly temperatures as they made their way to downtown Golden for the annual Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt.

Council gets look at new draft zoning code map

After close to a year of work, Golden City Council got its first look at the Phase 1 Draft Rezoning Map, part of a larger plan tied to the City’s comprehensive zoning code rewrite.

Citing risk, Golden to forgo fireworks show

Dry conditions and heavy winds, along with the devastating Marshall fire still in recent memory, Golden City Council members decided not to sign a contract for a city fireworks show this year.

Civic Foundation announces grant recipients

The Golden Civic Foundation has announced $228,010 in grants to deserving community organizations and projects.

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Fitness instructor Mara Pendergast demonstrates the proper technique for lifting a beer keg on Sunday, May 8, in the Golden Parking lot on Water Street. Pendergast, who owns Unite Fitness in Golden, partnered with the Golden Mill for a summer-long fitness series called Keg Konditioning. The 45-minute circuit-style program is free to the public on Sundays through August 14.

Outdoor keg workout comes with a free beer

A free work outdoor workout followed by a free beer? Yup.
A local environmental group has always suspected there might be fossils along the Dakota Hogback north of the city of Golden. Now that a mining company has proposed blasting in the area, state archaeologists are now digging into the case.

Golden Mine blasting plan raises fossil concerns

A local environmental group has always suspected there’s been more to the Dakota Hogback than just clay — and they might be right. There could be prehistoric turtle tracks and other paleontological artifacts.
Matthew Cotter

Ninety-six year sentence for man who shot Fort Lupton police officer

GREELEY -- The man who shot a Fort Lupton Police Department sergeant two years ago drew a 96-year prison sentence. Weld County District Court Judge Vincente Vigil pronounced sentence for …
Fort Lupton quarterback William Alvarado looks for some extra yards during a game last season.

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football …

Adams 14 loses state accreditation, must partner for reorganization

DENVER -- The Adams 14 School District will reorganine, thanks to a pair of actions from the state board of education May 10. The board removed the district's accreditation and ordered it to …
Angeles Navarro catches up with members of the community during a May 6 honoring her 31 years as a teacher in the Weld Re-8 School District.

Fort Lupton teacher honored after 31 years in the school district

For 31 years, Angeles Navarro taught many generations of students in the Weld Re-8 School District from elementary to high school.  Navarro migrated from Guanajuato, Mexico to Fort Lupton and …
Novah Donald, 6, of Aurora, rides a Buffalo Soldier's horse as part of South Platte Valley Historical Society's Heritage Fair May 7, at South Platte Historical Park.

SLIDES: History comes alive at Fort Lupton's South Platte Historic Park

The time to recreate and re-enact history was May 7 at the 16th annual Fort Lupton Heritage Fair at the South Platte Valley Historical Park. The event was a historical timeline with re-enactor camps …
Life

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important …

Sports

State 3A tennis thread

Noon May 14 COLORADO SPRINGS -- Holy Family's No. 1 doubles team advanced to the state 3A tennis finals. Clara Meisner and Sarah Stonehocker face Anna Day and Maria Christoffersen of D'Evelyn …

Voices

Opportunities that come from difficulties

The last two years have represented, to be kind, great difficulties. From the obvious health challenges COVID-19 causes to the minor disruptions to our everyday routines, nothing has seemed normal. And even now that we’re generally trying to be normal, we’re not.
Michael Norton

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the …

Things that don’t work

My Myers-Briggs personality type is, if memory serves, the INTJ, I think. Or maybe it’s INOR (in need of repair).
Coming Attractions

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in …

Mother’s Day activities in good old Golden

As it snowed on my car last night, I was reminded that spring in Colorado is a little different than a lot of other places. Around here, April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also make you sorry you put your snow shovel away so far in the back of the garage. But, May is just around the corner.
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