Oredigger football kicks off first week of practice

In football, as in life, nothing is guaranteed except the work. On Aug. 7, the Orediggers kicked off practices for the 2022 football season. The team returns 33 seniors, including two dozen fifth-year seniors and five sixth-year players.

Goldenite Corner: Volunteers honored for instrumental role in founding AfricAid

In 1996, Rick and Nina Shuyler and their daughter, 11-year-old Ashley, went on a family trip to Tanzania. The plan was to photograph animals on a safari, but the trip ended up changing their family and Tanzanian communities forever.

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Caycen Mead, left, talks to his fellow trivia participants as Max Fraller, background, picks up his own taco topping during Toppings Trivia Aug. 5 at the Golden Library. A correct answer enabled participants to pick out their own taco toppings, but an incorrect answer meant staff got to choose the topping.

Teens test trivia tenacity for taco toppings

With the Golden Library all to themselves, nine teens put their dinner and dessert on the line during Toppings Trivia on Aug. 5.
In Greenwood Village, Harry Marinsky’s “The Mad Tea Party” from the “Alice in Wonderland” series is displayed by the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Marjorie Park.

Molding art for the masses

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then taking a walk through most metro area communities can be a delightful treat for the eyes.
The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Foundation is planning to remodel and expand the memorial site between U.S. Highway 6 and West Colfax Avenue. This is one of four possible designs for the expanded site, which shows an event space and parking lot on the current CDOT property just west of the memorial site.

Golden’s U.S. Marine Corps memorial plans remodel, expansion

The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Foundation is looking to remodel the memorial wedged between U.S. Highway 6 and West Colfax Avenue in southeast Golden. It also hopes to acquire the adjacent CDOT property to build an event space and parking lot.
The Mother Cabrini Shrine, located along U.S. 40 southwest of Golden, recently updated its gift shop. The next phase of its renovation project will be updating and expanding its main chapel.

Mother Cabrini Shrine to start chapel expansion project this fall

The Mother Cabrini Shrine is just weeks away from breaking ground on its $4 million chapel expansion project.
Studies look at what causes the AC unit to use so much energy.

Researchers figured out why air conditioners consume so much energy

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by …
Heavy rain means the chance of driving through a puddle or two. Such was the case Aug. 16 near Santa Fe Drive and West Mississippi Avenue. The heavy rain was a continuation of monsoon rain from Aug. 15. Some areas of town got 3 inches of rain. The rain gauge at the airport measured 0.1 of an inch.

A rite of summer

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year. One of the affected clinics was the Colorado Family Clinic, 4990 Kipling St. in Wheat Ridge.

State recommends COVID re-vaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year.
.BHS student Sergio Svaldi said the STEM/CTE program "made it possible for me to have a competitive edge." He made his comments during a groundbreaking for the new STEM/CTE building at BHS Aug. 11.

PHOTO GALLERY: 27J breaks ground for STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for …

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court …
Life

CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …

Sports

Evergreen’s Tyler Long goes low in Jeffco League tournament opener

GOLDEN — A sophomore slump doesn’t appear to be in the cards for Evergreen’s Tyler Long.

Voices

Column: Time to ride the Golden Gran Fondo

Sometimes I see some strange things in front of my house. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people walking up the street dressed in swimsuits and carrying inner tubes or other floatation devices.

Column: Little green men — the next frontier

Those who believe in “little green men” can be guilty of making leaps in logic.

Column: It may be time for the legislature to look at laws concerning recounts

Wouldn’t it be nice if this was the end of Tina Peters trying to undermine confidence in elections?

Column: Good soil, good seed, and proper care are not always enough

I have a friend whose daughter is about to get married. But they’re having a difficult time filling out the wedding party.

Column: Will salmon finally win this year?

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so many stories about salmon heading toward extinction that I’ve lost count.
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