Golden's Fine Arts Fest: Art, fun and conversations

Kathleen Tesnakis of upstate New York loves being in Colorado. Coloradans need warm clothing, they tend to be environmentally conscious and they aren't afraid to express themselves, she said. That's …
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Colorado Classic bringing cycling excitement and road closures

The Colorado Classic is a four-stage men and women’s pro bicycle road race now in its second year. Stages 1 and 2 take place Aug. 16 and 17 in Vail, and Stages 3 and 4 take place Aug. 18 and 19 in …

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G Line rolls one step closer to opening

Community is the name of the game at Stevens this year

Jeffco school district is weighing its funding options

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Volunteers retrofit a Castle Rock family’s home to help the 10-year-old son, paralyzed in an auto crash, maneuver more easily. A flash flood in Englewood kills one woman and devastates the lives of …
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Bodies of art

Although Ryan “Cactus Jack” Clement was nervous about his first tattoo, it was nothing as nerve-wracking as jumping out of a plane — which he did in his military training. That’s when he got …

Yellow ofo bikes leave Golden

About mid-July, after less than two months of a year-long pilot program in Golden, the bright yellow ofo bikes have left the community. According The Golden Informer, the city's monthly community …

A very Golden National Night Out

People across the nation enjoyed a night out with law enforcement and emergency responders on Aug. 7. The Golden Police Department hosted its event at Parfet Park, located at Washington Avenue and …

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. …

Farmland lessons still taught in Jeffco's suburbs

Seventeen year old Casey Defield has lived in an urban environment her entire life. But thanks to Moore Farm in Arvada, Defield has been raising pigs to show at the Jefferson County Fair 4-H Swine …

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ROARing through the school year

Don't forget to ROAR, teachers and staff at Bell Middle School told students on the first day of school. But this is something they will remind them to do periodically throughout the school year. …

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Barrels of fun at Jefferson County's annual fair

The third annual Jeffco Fair & Festival provided three days packed full of fun events and entertainment Aug. 10–12 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. Highlights included rodeos, a …

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Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 …

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Support the arts and drink some beer

With so many great events happening this summer here in Golden, it’s kind of hard to keep my reporting on them in chronological order. Inevitably something slips my attention and sometimes I miss …

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We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said …
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Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or …

Support in Golden for state air quality standards

In 2009, the federal government, the auto industry, and state officials around the U.S. reached a historic agreement to steadily improve passenger vehicle mileage. These improvements would help …
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