Election 2018

Jeffco goes deep blue

All contested Jefferson County elected positions on the ballot this year have gone the way of the Democrats, as of Nov. 9. While candidates note that getting the job done in many of the county …
Tammy Story addresses supporters at the 2018 Jeffco Dems Elections Night Celebration. photo by Joseph Rios

Story takes Senate District 16 race

Tammy Story, a mother of two from Conifer, has spent 20 years as a public education advocate, supporting Jeffco Public Schools. Story, a Democrat, leads the way in the Senate District 16 race over …
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B, watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed.
Goldenite Codey Carr, 15, visits homes in Golden on Oct. 18 to rally support for Golden’s ballot question 2E, which proposed to lower the voting age to 16 for municipal elections.

Golden votes no to lower voting age

While it's not surprising to adult advocates that Golden's ballot question to lower the voting age didn't pass, the teen advocates feel differently. “I think all of us were so optimistic, and we …
Mountain lion trapped in downtown Evergreen scare

On Nov. 12, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized and trapped a female mountain lion in downtown Evergreen. The mountain lion attacked and killed a pet dog from the yard of a nearby …

Body of woman ID'd as Cymone Duran

Faith Eagles beat defending state champs to move into playoff semis

Chuck & Don’s pet supply store opens in Arvada

Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

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Golden looks back to 1968

Andrea Frederick reflects on the time she spent at Golden High School: “They were good years,” she said. It was a small school — probably no more than 500 students in the entire school, …

Uniting the past, present and future

The event was something like that of time travel — both from the past and into the future. “It's exciting to be a part of my town's history,” said 11-year-old Addison Helms who has lived in …

Golden's mayor honors the contributions of others

Sometimes you serve others just because it’s the right thing to do. “One question that every great volunteer in this room has asked,” said John O’Leary, the keynote speaker at Golden’s …

A visit to the Jefferson County Public Health department

Even if it’s something as simple as administering a flu shot, nurses at the Jefferson County Public Health department enjoy helping everyone get the services they need. “A big part of what we do …


Bicycle Recycle Program Seeks Board of Directors Applicants

Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle Program, a nonprofit volunteer-run organization serving the Golden area, is recruiting individuals with strong leadership skills and a passion for helping others to join its board.


'A big celebration with a small-town feel'

Be it the lights along Washington Avenue, the decorations that merchants put up or the family and community festivities, Golden is the place to be for the holidays. “What makes it so special is …


Pomona pieces together playoff win over Arvada West

ARVADA — Pomona was able to fit the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A football state tournament. The No. 2-seeded Panthers took a 34-7 …


Don’t let your sons grow up to be YouTube stars

When I was five, my heroes were my Mom and my Dad and older brother. Just because. When I was eight, my hero was Luke Skywalker, because he had magical powers and he got to swing across the chasm …

Why we did not vote … and why we did

This column is not about vote shaming – we all have our reasons for what we do. Rather, it’s about what I’ve learned since the midterm elections. Did you know that Colorado’s voter turnout …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of …

Cooking is the currency of love

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child wrote that in a letter to her friend, Avis DeVoto, in early 1953. Julia is known around the world for her love of food — …
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