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100 days into term, new Jeffco DA talks progress on new innocence project, pay equity in office

Last year, Alexis King promised voters she would make big changes in the DA’s office if they made her the first Democrat to lead that office in recent history. Voters apparently liked what they … more

D’Evelyn club making a big difference

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s an old saying that puts in perspective how enormous some tasks can be. And reminds you how much perseverance it can take to do something really … more

Jeffco “heading in wrong direction” as COVID cases still rising

“We are still going in the very wrong direction.” That was the bottom line takeaway from the COVID-19 update Jeffco Public Health Executive Director Dawn Comstock gave to the Jefferson County on … more

City to buy home in Heart of Golden corridor

Golden’s newest home owner is someone all resident’s know well: the city itself. On April 27, the Golden City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of a 3,800 square … more

Bear Creek Trail improvements on the way

Construction will begin this summer on Lakewood’s popular seven-mile Bear Creek Trail, funded in part, by a $2 million grant from Jeffco Open Space.  Additional funding for the project will come … more

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is … more

"Be our guest": Golden High theater returns to stage with masked musical

After three years of performing in plays at Golden High School, Sophia Davis wasn't sure how her high school acting career would end. “This year unfortunately we had a couple of performances in the … more

Rattlesnake season is here again

If you’ve been hiking, running or general sight-seeing around Golden or the Western foothills, you probably know this time of year is when rattlesnakes come out of their winter dens. And in the … more

We were blessed with the opportunities to tell your stories

Our journey in journalism started in the early 1980s, as recent college graduates — me, as a reporter at The Miami Herald, then one of the country’s largest papers; Jerry in the newspaper’s … more

'Tell stories that matter:' Colorado Community Media sold to journalism partnership

Colorado Community Media, the company that produces two dozen newspapers around the Denver-area suburbs and two shoppers, has been acquired by a local and national … more

Duran bill increases gun reporting requirements for domestic abusers

In 2013, Senate bill 197 was passed requiring people convicted of domestic violence, who had a protection order issued against them, to relinquish their firearms. But according to State Rep. Monica … more

Photos: Before demolition, firefighters train in former Coors office building

Next month, the old Coors building at 311 10th Street will be tore down (the city plans to use the property as part of the larger Heart of Golden project that will reimagine the city’s civic core. … more

Jeffco’s CIP: Who is calling the shots?

Jeffco Schools’ Capital Improvement Program, on-track to cost more than three quarters of a billion dollars, has a relatively small number of people making the lion’s share of critical … more

Autonomous vehicles could come to Golden

Hitching a ride on a driverless vehicle may sound like something that only happens in sci-fi movies, but it’s coming closer to reality in Golden. The French autonomous vehicle company EasyMile … more

A Big Day for Ben: Golden cancer survivor honored with parade during high school's Wish Week

During stays in the hospital while he sought treatment for Lymphoma, 11-year-old Ben Bontrager and his father, Jeff Bontrager, frequently talked about what wish Ben would want granted by the … more

Jeffco health head declares ‘fourth wave’

With Jeffco currently seeing rates of COVID-19 equal to those seen last fall at the start of that season’s major surge in cases, Jeffco’s top public health official told the Jeffco commissioners … more

‘More together than apart’

The Americas make up about 13% of the world’s population. Yet, as of April, nearly 50% of the world’s COVID-19 deaths occurred in the Americas. So the Biennial of the Americas got to thinking: … more

Many Coloradans may not be getting the help they need

Energy Outreach Colorado has a mission to help people afford their energy costs. And to fulfill that mission, it is so important for the nonprofit to make sure every Coloradan is aware of it, said … more

Jeffco teens speak up for themselves on heady topics

Teen drinking and partying was front and center at the April 22 Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Voices event. For the past four-and-half-months, 35 high school and college students have … more

Metro Denver school districts ask Colorado to end quarantine rules

A coalition of Denver metro-area school districts sent a letter to the state public-health department, saying it's “time to eliminate mandatory COVID quarantines in Colorado's schools.” … more
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