Mines places second in Clean River Design Challenge

Perhaps in another five years or so, current engineering students may see the designs of one of their academic projects working to clean up trash in Colorado's waterways. And, theoretically, it could …
Golden Rotary raises awareness of mental health issues
For about the past two years, the Golden Rotary Club has had people working on and looking into mental health issues among youth. “None of us are mental health professionals,” said club member …

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, …

Golden State of the City: ‘So much to be proud of’

From streets to parks to websites, the city of Golden has accomplished some great things last year. “We are coming off of another fantastic year in Golden with so much to be proud of as a city,” …

2018 Rocky Mountain Storytelling Concert and Conference

April 20-21, 2018 American Mountaineering Center - 710 10th Street, Golden, Co 80401 Featuring: Affrilachian* Storyteller Lyn Ford Coming to Colorado CONTACT: Kate Lutz 303-941-1749, …

Jeffco EDC celebrates 25 years, honors companies

Jefferson County businesses were recognized for their contribution to the county April 11 at the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation's 25th annual Industry Appreciation Awards breakfast …

News

Arvada author honored for magazine article

An article written by Arvada author Carrie Seidel was named “best of issue” by the editorial, art and production staff at Highlights magazine. Published in December 2017, “Danger! Rescue on …

Life

Bicycling around Golden is easier than ever

I write a lot of promotional stuff for bands and events and often times I talk about bikes and bikers. But in this area I have to really make it a point to differentiate between events for bicycles …

Sports

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his …

Voices

Ageism is infuriating, and bad business

As a writer, I frequently peruse job boards and listings for contract or freelance opportunities. Sometimes I’ll contract with a company for a certain number of hours per week or for a specified …
Winning Words

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As …
Quiet Desperation

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced …

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media …
alchemy

Do what we can in the time we have left

Over the past weekend, I attended a wedding in Austin, Texas, a lovely affair on the back lawn of the Four Seasons Hotel, overlooking Lady Bird Lake. It was a bittersweet return to Austin for me. …
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