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Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
Jeffco School Board gives January update
In the most recent Jeffco School Board meeting, several topics were discussed without covering a ton of new ground. COVID-19 policies and monitoring were clarified, a group of worried Fitzmorris parents and staff spoke during public comment and district employees continue to leave during a time when many departments are already short-staffed.
Conifer is Colorado’s new population center

Colorado’s population has shifted north since 2010, and the east end of Conifer is the state’s new population center.

D’Evelyn rallies from double-digit deficit to edge Golden in OT

The path for boys basketball teams in Class 4A Jeffco League can be like driving on the roads of Colorado at night during a winter snowstorm … the journey can be long and treacherous a times, but if navigated correctly, you can get to your destination.

After 30 years, Skyline Press keeps Colorado in focus

After more than three decades on the road and behind the camera, noted landscape photographer Todd Caudle said he never tires of Colorado’s majestic mountains.

Fresh Start offers chance to clear active warrants

People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested.

Playhouse closes Meyer Hardware deal

On Dec. 20, the Miners Alley Playhouse closed a $4.95 million deal to acquire the former Meyer Hardware building, bringing Golden closer to having its very own performing arts center.

Jefferson County offers free radon test kits

January is National Radon Action Month. In an effort to increase awareness of the serious health threat the naturally occurring gas can create, and help residents protect themselves, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is giving away 1,200 free radon test kits this month (while supplies last). 

JCPH gives update on county COVID-19 stats

Head of Jefferson County Public Health’s (JCPH) Office of Pandemic Response Christine Billings gave an update on the County’s latest COVID stats during the Jan. 3 Wheat Ridge City Council meeting.

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Golden businesses rally for fire victims

Golden businesses owners are mobilizing on Friday, Jan. 7, to raise money for neighboring communities that suffered losses in the recent Marshall Fire.

JeffCo lifts temporary fire restrictions

Effective Jan. 25, 2022, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader rescinded a Nov. 19 temporary Stage 1 fire restriction order for the county.
Subhash Bahuguna, the owner of the newly owned Flannel Jax’s, an axe throwing and lumberjack sports center in Arvada.

There’s a new game in town

Flannel Jax, an indoor axe throwing and lumberjack experience center, opened in Arvada at 88th and Wadsworth in December. 

Jeffco K9 unit captures home invasion suspect

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JSCO) received a 911 call of a home invasion in progress in the 5500 block of South Eldridge Street around 3 a.m. Jan. 20.

City mulls over new retail cannabis regs

Golden moves one step closer to the sale of ”retail” marijuana in the city as council members discussed policy issues surrounding the voter-approved measure during their Jan. 18 study session.

Wildfire Protection Plan seeks needed nod

Golden Fire Department Fire Chief Jerry Stricker said a lot of things have changed since the city’s original Community Wildfire Protection Plan was made public in May of 2007, and he’s asking Golden City Council to endorse a much-needed update.
Pastor Susan Otey sorts through clothing items at the First United Methodist Church in Golden. Through a special partnership with Jefferson Center, the church’s community outreach program, Home in Golden, now offers immediate access to mental health crisis care through a new secure telehealth link.

Kiosk connects those in crisis with counselor

Thanks to a unique partnership with Jefferson Center, Home in Golden is pleased to offer immediate access to mental health crisis care through a new secure telehealth link located inside the First United Methodist Church.
Customers line up to purchase items from the Young AmeriTowne Market.

A day in Young AmeriTowne

Before you actually walk through the doorway of Young AmeriTowne, you can hear the fun and excitement. 
Made from reclaimed denim waistbands, Eliu Hernandez’s quilt “Waist Not,” is an interesting perspective on the use of recycled materials.

Men’s quilting exhibit anything but square

A new exhibition at Golden’s Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum celebrates and elevates the stitchcraft of men.

Fort Lupton leans toward drawing for marijuana businesses

Fort Lupton City Council may revise its imposed cap on the number of marijuana businesses it will allow in town. Five businesses applied for four available business permits. City Clerk Mari Pena …
Students sit for finals in a classroom at Options Secondary Program.

Colorado public schools enrollment declines

Student enrollment has continued declining across Colorado public schools, with the state counting about 1,200 fewer students in kindergarten through 12th grade this fall than last year, when …

All Adams 14 students return to in-person learning

With an eye on the omicron variant of COVID-19 and staffing issues within the district, all Adams 14 School District students and staff returned to in-person learning Jan,. 24. At various times …
Justin Presser, a King Soopers employee since 2006, strikes on Wednesday in Denver.

King Soopers strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocer

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Jan. 21 that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with King Soopers, ending a strike that began more than a week earlier.
Life

Orchestra plans event for families, children

Most people remember their first concert experience — it usually represents their tastes at the time or the direction their musical palette will grow. So, starting with classical music is a great …

Sports

Arvada West captures league win over Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — It doesn’t matter how girls basketball teams capture conference wins in the Class 5A Jeffco League. 

Voices

Driving through the destruction

I had business up in Boulder. And, the natural way there for me from my house takes me up past Flatiron Crossing Mall, through Superior, and up the highway, with Marshall on my left.

Reflections on empathy, compassion and the courage to act

Jan. 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Losing Perlmutter

We’re about to lose one of the really good guys.

The importance of asking questions

I love questions. Questions are the beginning of all learning, of all wisdom. Guy’s walking along, sees some interesting phenomenon, says, “Why do you suppose that happens?” That is how physics, astronomy, meteorology, psychology, chemistry… well, you get the idea.

Why I will vote for Eli Bremer

Eli Bremer is a friend of mine running for the United States Senate. He is seeking the Republican nomination to oppose Michael Bennet for reelection.
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