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Parents Jason and Mary Ann Whetzal operate the first grade's trunk-or-treat station during Ralston Elementary's annual fall festival Oct. 1.

Ralston Elementary kicks off spooky season with annual fall fest

For Ralston Elementary School families, Halloween started 30 days early. The Genesee-area school hosted its annual fall festival Oct. 1, where youngsters donned their costumes, collected candy, played games, and enjoyed other activities.
Frederick police think this car was involved in an Oct. 4 hit-and-run crash that injured one person

Hit-and-run crash hurts one; Frederick police investigating

Frederick police are looking for a newer model Subaru in connection with a hit-and-run crash that injured a juvenile Oct. 4.   The unidentified victim was riding a bicycle at the time. …
Alzheimer's can be a lonely disease for aging adults.

Loneliness may play early role in Alzheimer’s, Colorado researcher says

Dr. Rebecca Mullen had been seeing a patient for about four years, and she noticed he was becoming more and more lonely — he would come to see her more often just for a social connection. Then, he started to experience a rapid decline in his memory and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
John Cummins, a University of Denver student, performs a men's northern traditional dance during the Oct. 2 Autumn Fest at Golden History Museum & Park.

History abounds at Golden's Autumn Fest

For everything there is a season, and autumn has become the season for immersive learning in downtown Golden.

Tetiana Stratilat, a private culinary chef in Kyiv, teaches the Ukrainians of Colorado’s cooking class how to make pletinka with poppy seeds — a braided bread.

Varenyky, borscht and roulade, oh my!

“Now whenever you see ravioli, you can call it Italian varenyky,” joked Chef Bo Porytko, at Ukrainians of Colorado’s cooking class fundraiser.
Education

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent …
Adams City High School

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials …
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was …

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of …

  Pediatric dentistry practices celebrate grand opening

Businesses that provide pediatric dentistry in Adams County are going to celebrate their joint grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at Adams County’s first community resource hub, 7190 Colorado …
Business
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.
Patrons use Miners Saloon's outdoor seating area Aug. 27. Golden City Council has opted to discontinue the outdoor seating program in Miners Alley after Labor Day.

Golden businesses fight to keep outdoor seating along Miners Alley

Miners Saloon and the Golden Moon Speakeasy are hoping to change city officials’ minds about ending their outdoor seating program after Labor Day.
Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.

Ed Dickens is the engineer that operates Big Boy. Crowds came to see the massive train at Union Station.

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Boy comes roaring back

Having Big Boy 4014, Union Pacific's massive 1940s-era steam train engine, blast through Fort Lupton and Bright is becoming an annual experience. This is the third year straight the rail company …
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