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Golden Gran Fondo offers challenge for cyclists

In part, the Golden Gran Fondo is a scenic ride of casual nature that cyclists like to do with friends. But it also has a reputation of being one of the most challenging races in the nation. “You get to ride with your buddies,” said Marty …
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RRCC offers master's in health science

History was made at the Arvada Campus of Red Rocks Community College recently, when the newly rebuilt facility became the first community college in the nation to offer a master’s degree program. Ed Perlmutter recognized the significance and …
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Bringing world-class music to the town of Golden

The sounds of music filled Parfet Park as dusk fell in Golden on Aug. 21. The weather provided a perfect temperature — not too hot and not chilly — for a free concert by the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra.
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      The first day of school at Welchester Elementary went smoothly. “So far, so good,” said Principal Bethany Robinson shortly after 8 a.m. when students were accounted for and in their appropriate classrooms. About 275 children from Lakewood …

    • Jeffco schools open doors to new year

      From new playgrounds and schools to a new way to help credit-deficient students graduate, Jefferson County Schools have myriad new programs for its 86,000 students as they start the new school year. “There’s always that excitement about the …

    • Having fun with the 4-H program

      Walking into the event center, one was likely to hear the high-pitched gobble-gobble of a turkey or the low tones of a mooing cow. The odor wasn’t foul, but the smell of livestock filled the air. Cages on tables held rabbits, chickens, …

    • My name is... Abby Gardner

      Life on the west side of town I grew up in Aurora, but I left to go to college. I met my husband Jace in college. He was in the Air Force, so we moved around a bit. Jace and I moved to Colorado in 2002, then we moved to Golden in 2009. We love …

    • Jeffco voters asked to ‘close gap’ in funding

      Jefferson County voters will be asked to approve a $568 million bond and mill levy package to repair the school district’s aging schools, build new ones, hire new mental health staff and update technology and other school operations. “We have …

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