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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.

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.

Wheat Ridge Howard Johnson’s to become workforce housing after zoning change approval

Council Bill 24-2021, an ordinance approving the rezoning of property located at 12100 West 44th Avenue from Commercial 1 to Mixed-Use Commercial, passed unanimously during the Jan. 10, Wheat Ridge City Council meeting. 
Sheriff's deputies are looking for this stolen ATV. The theft took place near Hudson Jan. 15.

WeldCo sheriff's deputies looking for stolen ATV

HUDSON -- Weld County sheriff's deputies are looking for an ATV that was stolen from property near Hudson. It happened around 6 a.m. Jan. 15 in the 5500 block of Weld County Road 37. Sheriff's …

Commerce City police need help finding urn's owner

Commerce City police would like to reunite a family with its urn. In a series of tweets, police said someone turned in an item containing the small urn to the department's property and evidence …

COVID and Adams 14 schools .. some open, some remote

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Hospitals continue to report an increase in patients as COVID cases increase.

Share of Colorado COVID hospitalizations 'due to' virus drops

Colorado has seen its number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to spike back up since late December, but the latest surge in hospitalizations stands out from previous upticks. …
Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, meets with other lawmakers in the Colorado Senate chambers before attending the state of the state address by Gov. Jared Polis in January 2020.

Brittany Pettersen to run for Perlmutter seat

Brittany Pettersen, Democratic State Senator from District 22, wants to be the first congressional representative from a newly re-drawn District 7 when the votes are counted in November.

Arrest made in fatal Golden crash

A 20-year-old Denver man has been arrested and will face a preliminary hearing on Feb. 9 for his role in a deadly crash at West Sixth Avenue and Colfax that left one dead and injured three.

Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …
Michael Kriech of Parker gets a grip as he donates blood at a blood drive at Town Hallin 2017.

Front Range blood supplies running low

The American Red Cross has been sending up the red flag, stressing that there is a nationwide blood shortage and Colorado is no different. In fact, along the Front Range, hospitals are managing but …
Police and fire investigators sift through the remains of a residential fire in Golden, Thursday, Jan. 13. The fire claimed one life and is still under investigation.

GPD: One dead in early morning blaze

An early morning fire in Golden has claimed the life of one individual according to Golden Fire and Police officials.
Life

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru …

Sports

Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season …

Voices

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.

My mistake about about that remake

An open Letter to Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Moreno about "West Side Story."
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Celebrating New Year's at home? Here are some tips to jazz up the party

Last week I mentioned that I still hadn’t gotten around to getting anything together for Christmas yet. Well, another week has gone by and I still don’t have the tree up. That’s …
Coming Attractions

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools …
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