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Volunteers remember veterans at Fort Logan for Wreaths Across America

The hallowed marble rows of headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery were brightened the week before Christmas, as volunteers with Wreaths Across America honored the dead with bow-festooned balsam …
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Unite Fitness studio manager Tara Gillfillan and owner Mara Prendergrast pose in front of a mural on the side of the Golden Museum & History Park.

New fitness studio aims to get Golden sweating again

Golden residents looking to hit the gym for the first time in months or start a new exercise routine as they embrace post-pandemic life will soon have a new option for doing so. Unite Fitness, a new …
A nurse holds syringes filled with vaccine before distributing them to stations at the clinic.

For county and state, clinics key tool in fight for vaccine equity in Jeffco

As a member of the public health staff team working to ensure the distribution of vaccines is as equitable as possible in Jeffco, part of Marius Nielsen’s job is to hone in on the county …

Allendale Elementary to close next year

The final slide of the presentation said it all. “The decision of leadership staff is to consolidate the Allendale Elementary school community in the Spring of 2021.”  And with that, the …

Jeffco debates over inclusivity and smart growth in draft of strategic plan

A lot can happen in five years, as anyone who has been in Jeffco for the last five knows all too well. But that’s how far Jeffco’s leaders are trying to look to the future as they work to craft …

Casa Bonita parent company files for bankruptcy

Summit Family Restaurants, owner of Casa Bonita, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy April 6, in Arizona. According to reporting from Denver 7, despite the bankruptcy filing, Summit President, Bob …
Education

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion …

Red Rocks Theatre Department wins award

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has been selected by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) to be the recipient of the 2021 Bernice Joseph Award. The award, …

School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told …

Jeffco Schools names superintendent finalist

Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as its final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on March 25. Dorland has served as Deputy …

Jeffco Schools accountability board calls for minimum in-person testing

Jefferson County's own District Accountability Committee has unanimously called for the district to do a minimum of in-person testing for this school year as possible. The DAC, a group of volunteer …
Business
Aimee and Dean Valdez stand in the entryway of one of their restaurants, Bella Colibri. The name in Italian means beautiful hummingbird. The hummingbird in the entryway was painted by Golden artist Alyssa Graves.

Golden restaurateurs win 2021 ethics in business award

The 2021 edition of the Golden Rotary Ethics in Business Awards program may look different, but the ideals it seeks to honor remains the same. For the first quarter of 2021, the program honors Golden …

Front Range health drink companies making splash in Golden

Move over, Coors. Golden is now home to a new production facility that could help give the city’s longstanding reputation for producing popular beverages a healthier slant. February was the first …
Amanda Field and Claire Knight stand together in A&C Design Company shirts.

Mines seniors launch clothing that celebrates female engineers

As a senior at Colorado School of Mines, Amanda Field has experienced first-hand some of the challenges faced by women who want to work in the male-dominated field of engineering. “A lot of times …
Gov. Jared Polis signs SB 21-110 in Golden on March 19 in Golden.

Polis comes to Golden to sign first bill in state stimulus package

On Friday, March 19, Governor Jared Polis came to Golden to sign a bill that will provide funding for a purpose that is (quite literally) close to the city’s heart: main streets. Senate Bill …

Grammy’s Goodies on a Saturday evening in Wheat Ridge.

Wheat Ridge’s Grammy’s Goodies keeping things real

You take 44th Avenue to Harlan Street, head north, look to your left and you’ll see it. A small Italian joint so authentic, it would fit right in to the opening credits of the Sopranos.  The story …
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