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Prairie dogs in Colorado are adorable, but they also carry diseases. Jeffco Public Health urges everyone to prevent animal-borne diseases by loving these creatures from afar.

Six (animal-borne disease) reasons to stay away from wildlife in Colorado

The Jefferson County Department of Public Health urges residents to steer clear of the local wildlife. As families go about their summer activities, it is common to encounter Jeffco’s wild neighbors.
The Distrctr Mapping Tool allows Jefferson County residents to not only draw the lines of their district. They can also identify key community boundaries to be considered when the new lines are officially drawn.

Help Jeffco Clerk and Recorder “map the county”

It’s redistricting time, and you can help “map the county.”
Colorado School of Mines has purchased Orecart shuttles to transport people around Golden for free. The city is hosting its own downtown circulator shuttle this summer, and a partnership between Mines and the city will expand the service with more shuttles and routes when the school year begins.

The Ore Cart Arrives: Golden launches free downtown circulator shuttle

Colorado School of Mines and the City of Golden are launching the Orecart shuttle service this year, which will provide free public transport around Golden.
From left, Violet Cotant, Amber Hayes, and Emmy Adams perform the iconic hand jive during Golden High School's 150th anniversary celebration on June 4. Cotant and Adams graduated from GHS in 1999 and 2018, respectively, and Hayes is the current athletic secretary.

Generations of alumni celebrate Golden High School's 150th anniversary

When the call went out to celebrate Golden High School’s 150th anniversary this month, hundreds of graduates — from the 1960s to the future Class of 2032 — answered.

The Aussienauts, the team from Australia's University of New South Wales, competes in the second annual Over the Dusty Moon Challenge May 31-June 1 on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The Aussienauts took second place, winning a $4,000 prize.

Mines moon dust-moving challenge draws international competitors

On May 31-June 1, Colorado School of Mines cohosted the second annual Over the Dusty Moon Challenge with Lockheed Martin. College students from across the world demonstrated the moon dust-moving designs they’ve been building since September.
The outside of TRN Grandview, Arvada's newest — only? — bar/golf simulator.

The TRN Grandview brings “the turn” to Olde Town Arvada

Golfers have a term for where the front nine holes transition to the back nine: "the turn."
The Colorado Mills mall is now home to 5280 Burger Bar, which features outdoor patio and indoor patio seating. 5280 Burger Bar held its grand opening April 6 and its ribbon-cutting April 13. This is the restaurant's four location overall and third in Colorado.

BizBeat: 5280 Burger Bar opens new location inside Colorado Mills

For those wanting to grab a burger after a day of shopping or for anyone craving something sweet after seeing a movie, 5280 Burger Bar is the place to go.
Golden Moon Speakeasy and Miners Saloon host outdoor seating Aug. 27 in the 1100 block of Miners Alley. Golden plans to resume outdoor seating in Miners Alley between 11th and 12th streets on April 21.

Golden sets $2,050 max fee for businesses' outdoor dining

When Golden kicked off its COVID-19-based outdoor dining program in 2020, it asked for a nominal $50 fee from participants.
Golden Liquors owners Nate and Briana Austin have reopened their store as Destilados de Agave at Golden Liquors with a wider selection of agave spirits and a tasting room, seen here on March 25. The store will have a grand opening April 1.

BizBeat: Golden Liquors reopening as agave spirits hotspot

Golden Liquors is bringing South-of-the-Border flavors to the heart of Golden. On April 1, the liquor store at 601 13th St. will reopen as Destilados de Agave at Golden Liquors.

A sign is lit up at Alvarado's Mexican Fast Food, one of several Mexican restaurants open 24/7 in the Denver metro area.

Mexican restaurants a cornerstone of Denver metro area’s late-night food scene

Type in “restaurant” on Google Maps and set the filter to “open 24 hours.” You’ll be hard pressed to find any local restaurants serving up food to the night owls, late workers and early risers.
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