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For six months this year, the road construction project at Sixth Avenue and 19th Street in Golden caused some headaches for some commuters. But to Charlie McConnell, a computer science student at the Colorado School of Mines, commuting through … more
First responders see a lot of tragedy in their line of work, but Eric Hurst, who recently returned from assisting local emergency services in Orlando, Florida, after Hurricane Irma, described the experience as “especially eye-opening.” “As … more
Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more
The registration table was scattered with badges, each one with the face of someone who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. As the American flag flapped in the wind, attached to two fire truck … more
Jack Maher can often be seen around Jefferson County schools, always with his black cap, a Sony Alpha 77 II camera, a mini-tripod and an extra lens. Sometimes, he brings along his larger Sony 4K video camera, the much-smaller GoPro cameras, a … more
John Tracy, a long-time Golden community member and newspaperman, died on Aug. 1 after being hospitalized for the past two weeks for a variety of health problems. Tracy, 73, started his 30-year … more
In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more
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