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‘We have become a place that offers hope’

The mornings are perhaps the most important time of day in Faye Doverspike’s classroom. That’s when the sixth-grade reading and writing teacher at Pleasant View Elementary School gets to know her 30 students simply as kids. “We bond …
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A family business affair

For Mark Albrecht, the key to running a business with his wife on a daily basis is for each to know their strengths and weaknesses. “One of the things that I think is critical is to allow the other to lead in their sweet spot, what they’re …
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Fate of Long View High School uncertain

Jefferson County Public Schools has a plan to move Long View High School, a small alternative school, into the campus of another larger school for next school year. But parents, students and alumni say doing so would be the demise of the program. …
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    • An old house with a new, fiery purpose

      The opportunity to simulate a fire rescue training — with a real fire — in an actual house on its home turf is a unique opportunity for the Golden Fire Department. “It’s just like the real thing,” said Capt. Jeanette Kehoe, the …

    • Youth suicide issue brings community together

      In the spring of 2002, Ken Wiig’s 17-year-old daughter died by suicide. The teen had musical talents, was organized and got good grades. But she took her life just days after she had enrolled in classes at the Community College of Denver. Wiig …

    • Horse enthusiasts gallop to expo at stock show complex

      From March 10-12, the National Western Stock Show Complex in Denver hosted more than 150 events for thousands of horses and horse lovers alike during the 2017 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. Throughout the weekend, nine arenas and event spaces …

    • Girls STEM projects show ‘world is in good hands’

      In the process of building a miniature solar-powered car, Bell Middle School students Alicia Crespin, Jacqueline Rossell-Rust and Joanna Toy put their problem-solving skills to the test. “We kept coming up with problems, so we had to find ways …

    • Honoring some of Golden’s special niches

      It’s a wonderful process getting to see all of the outstanding things that go on in the Golden community. And the Golden Civic Foundation is proud to help support these efforts, said Dr. Rick Goad, president of the Golden Civic Foundation. A …