Golden High School Class of 2018 Graduation

Golden High School’s 145th commencement ceremony took place on May 19. This year was unique in that three graduates earned valedictorian recognition — Hayden Holtrop, Christopher Shull and …
Jeffco schools approves Free Horizon shift from charter school to district option school
Pending approval by the Colorado Department of Education, Free Horizon Montessori is on its way to obtaining a slightly different configuration, and a new home.On May 3, the Jeffco Board of Education …
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Golden donates more than 20,000 pounds of food for annual drive

The 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive took place on May 12. The food drive is a nationwide event, with the local efforts benefiting the Golden-based Christian Action Guild, …

Jeffco youth help inform county's efforts to become a community that cares

Youth today have a lot to deal with. They face the pressures of fitting in among their peers and the stressors of succeeding in academics and extracurricular activities. And all this at an age when …

Body of missing Arvada senior found

James Mitchell, an 87-year-old Arvada resident, was found dead on May 7 after being missing since December.

Crystal apples for two teachers at Kyffin

Two Kyffin Elementary School teachers are this year’s recipients of the Golden Schools Foundation’s Teacher Recognition Award. They are Jennie Clarke, a kindergarten teacher, and Andrea Radcliffe …

Jeffco students rewarded for reading and writing

Jefferson County students love to read and write. About 50 of them were recognized on May 11 for being the winners of the Education Nonprofit Corporation’s (ENC) Jeffco Writing Challenge and I Love …

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New CSM residence hall and short term rentals approved by Golden council

Golden City Council took on two important issues on May 24. They were Colorado School of Mines' Residence Hall VI and regulations on short-term rentals. Here is a review of the issues, and how city …

Life

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a …

Sports

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout …

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Winning Words

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an …
Quiet Desperation

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even …
Winning Words

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing …
Quiet Desperation

The funny thing about humor is how often it isn’t funny

An ice cream truck used to appear every day at the parks where I played when I was a kid. Its infectious little tune made my mouth water. I think now it would drive me to distraction. On each side of …
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Avengers school assembly: Let's guess at the SATs of the MCU

My daughter came home this week with her SAT scores. Of course, she believes—because she’s told this by her school — that this score is the end-all, be-all key to future success, happiness, and …
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