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Participants at Golden's Jan. 31 "Howdy Downtown" community meeting play a parking game to examine the city's current predicament and possible management strategies. Red and pink Legos represented overused parking areas, green was average, and yellow and blue was underused.

Goldenites like shuttle, alternate transportation as solutions for downtown parking woes

For Goldenites who park downtown regularly, seeing that challenge play out like a board game was probably a bit surreal.
The Jeffco Board of Education on Nov. 10, the night of the Board’s final vote on elementary school consolidations. The Board unanimously voted in favor.

Jeffco Public Schools release data to be used for secondary school closures

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted in November to close 16 elementary schools based generally on enrollment data and proximity to other schools — data that could be found on the FCB Dashboard.
A car and a train collided just before 1 p.m. Jan. 31 near the Suncor oil refinery in Commerce City.

Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …
Sally Glass,center, mother of 22-year-old Christian Glass who was shot by police after calling 911 for help, is flanked by his sisters Katie, left, and Anna, right as they attend a candlelight vigil in Idaho Springs, Colorado Sept. 20, 2022.

Former Clear Creek Deputy looks to get charges dropped

Former Clear Creek County Sheriff’s deputies Kyle Gould and Andrew Buen appeared in court for the second time on Jan. 30, with Gould’s defense looking to dismiss his charges and the people’s representation looking for a joinder of the defendants. 

Belmar Library in Jefferson County, along with Evergreen Library, hosts a free legal clinic once a month, the Virtual Pro Se Clinic program, started by Colorado attorney Ric Morgan.

Free legal clinic served almost 200 Jefferson County residents last year

Ten years ago, a Colorado attorney realized that if medical advice could be given virtually, there’s no reason legal advice couldn't either. 
Education
Golden High School hosts the 8th annual Holiday Bazaar, a fundraiser for the school's PTA, on Dec. 3. About 50 vendors participated, selling everything from homemade food and clothing to home decor and holiday decorations.

How Bazaar: Vendors share holiday spirit at Golden High School PTA fundraiser

Whether looking for jewelry, clothing, condiments, glassware, home décor, books, toys or something else, vendors at Golden High School were selling thousands of possible holiday gifts.
Welchester Elementary School PTA member Oatis Green and Principal Bethany Robinson announce the school's fundraiser winners during a Dec. 2 assembly. Staff also announced to the students the school's recent Bright Spot Award on Dec. 2.

Welchester Elementary School receives statewide award for improvement

Welchester Elementary School has received Gov. Jared Polis' Bright Spot Award for improvement in student achievement since 2019.
JeffCo Public Schools signage at the district offices.

Jeffco Public Schools changes start and end times for next school year

The stereotype of the tired teenager trudging to school and falling asleep in class is no myth. As kids reach puberty, they naturally stay awake later, and become sleep deprived as school start times generally stay the same. 
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.

Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Business
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.
Polar Express passengers take their seats Nov. 18 at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

BizBeat: Colorado Railroad Museum offers holiday ride for true believers

The beloved holiday tale has come to life, as the Polar Express is now at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Luke Furey, operations manager at Golden's Colorado + 49 Cidery & Pub, assembles a flight of ciders in summer 2021. The cidery's last day will be Oct. 29, as the Wheat Ridge-based restaurant King of Wings will take over the space in November.

BizBeat: Golden's cidery says goodbye Oct. 29

It’s a sad month for Golden cider fans, as the Colorado + 49 Cidery & Pub is closing. Its final day will be Oct. 29.
Golden Moon Speakeasy and Miners Saloon host outdoor seating Aug. 27 in the 1100 block of Miners Alley. Golden City Council discontinued the Miners Alley outdoor seating program. which was been in place for about two years, after Labor Day. Plans to activate the space next summer are in the works.

Golden stakeholders will design Miners Alley activation plan by spring

While Miners Saloon and Golden Moon Speakeasy won’t have outdoor seating this fall, city officials and business owners are hoping to figure out a summertime space activation plan by April.

Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
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