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From the publisher: The aim to reconcile decades of mistrust begins with the will to make it happen

In 2020, the Colorado Media Project, a philanthropic organization dedicated to local news sustainability, launched the Voices Initiative as an opportunity for community members from under-represented groups to explore why trust in the media was at an all-time low and what could be done to restore it. 

For the record: Examining how the Transcript contributed to systemic racism

Systemic racism stubbornly remains in Golden. But it has morphed from Ku Klux Klan demonstrations in the 1920s and racist housing policies in the 1940s to something less overt but still widespread and endlessly frustrating.
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Former Mines golfer tees up for U.S. Open qualifier
George Markham, a former Colorado School of Mines golfer, has advanced to the U.S. Open's final qualifying round.
Working together to fight wildland fires: Evergreen Fire/Rescue hosts training for six entities
The phrase “It takes a village” is true in firefighting, especially when it comes to attacking wildfires.
Orediggers, Goldenites honor Marv Kay's legacy at public memorial
To paraphrase the man himself: When the call is sounded for community service, Orediggers and Goldenites will always be the first in line. And Marv Kay always was.
Golden baseball captures third straight 4A Jeffco League title
Ace pitcher Laif Palmer — 6-foot-6 hard-throwing righty — lifted the Class 4A Jeffco League baseball championship plaque high above his celebrating teammates May 13 on Golden’s home diamond.
24 Mines athletes to compete at track & field nationals
Two dozen Orediggers are hoping to strike gold in Pueblo over Memorial Day weekend, as the Colorado School of Mines track & field teams are competing in the NCAA Division II National Championships.
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Dakota Ridge girls soccer continues historic season

The Class 4A girls soccer state champions were officially dethroned May 18 at a rainy Trailblazer Stadium.

Green Mountain, Evergreen fall short in 4A girls lacrosse semifinals

It was all about late-night dramatic victories May 17 at Englewood High School’s Randy Penn Stadium. No. 1-seeded Castle View and No. 2 Mead both scored 1-goal win over the last two Class 4A girls lacrosse state champions — Evergreen and Green Mountain — to punch their tickets to the title game.

Evergreen and Dakota Ridge fall short in 4A boys lacrosse semis

The two-time defending Class 4A boys lacrosse state champions — Cheyenne Mountain — will have to go through Erie to claim a third straight title.

Late penalty-kick goal lifts Golden over No. 3 Green Mountain

No. 14-seeded Golden defeated rival and No. 3 Green Mountain 2-1 on May 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Demons (11-6 record) advanced to the 4A quarterfinals where they travel to Northfield High School for a 6:30 p.m. game Tuesday, May 16, (after press deadline) against the No. 6 Nighthawks.

The TRN Grandview brings “the turn” to Olde Town Arvada

Golfers have a term for where the front nine holes transition to the back nine: "the turn."

Help Wanted: Lifeguards

Pools around the metro area are gearing up to open for the summer. That is, if there are enough lifeguards.

Dip your pan into Clear Creek history at Phoenix Gold Mine

If you fancy yourself a modern-day prospector or just want to get in touch with the rich history in Clear Creek County, you could strike gold at the Phoenix Gold Mine in Idaho Springs. 

Money coming to DRCOG to tackle air pollution, environmental justice

The Denver Regional Council of Governments will receive $1 million from the Inflation Reduction Act to cut pollution and build clean energy economies across the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan …

Unique sports abound in the Denver metro area

Spring is in full swing, bringing many folks around Colorado out of the doldrums of winter with the promise of outdoor recreation.

Exploring Colorado's bike paths

On most Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays, a team of bikers meets to explore Colorado’s network of trails.

Denver Fashion Week returns to city’s runways

Everybody has an outfit or two they love but don’t have the occasion or courage to pull out of the closest. Celebrating style like that — and providing an opportunity to bust out these gems — …

Local suburban bars a place for up-and-coming music talent in Denver metro area

At The Alley in downtown Littleton, you might find a musician who’s so into the music, they’ll get up and dance on the bar.
Column: A play about Lamas (the spiritual kind)
I want to open this week’s column with a hearty congratulations to all of our Golden High School and Colorado School of Mines 2023 graduates.
Column: Mountain climbing movies that take things to a new level
There’s a phrase that’s often used to promote action movies: “heart-stopping.” It’s a pretty dramatic description that’s usually slapped on fictional stories with lots of shoot-‘em-up scenes and a bunch of crazy car chases. Sure, a lot of those movies are exciting to watch, but deep down, you know it’s all make-believe. They rarely live up to the hype.
Column: Paperboy
Editor’s note: “Paperboy” is a selection from Jerry Fabyanic’s forthcoming memoir, “Uphill into the Wind: Seizing the Day and Finding Meaning in the Ordinary.” The work will be in essay and short story format, the topics of which drawn from Jerry’s life experiences. 
Welchester Elementary School students host annual Multicultural Night
For Welchester Elementary School students and their families, the world was at their fingertips during the school’s annual Multicultural Night on April 27.
Taking an Alzheimer's diagnosis 'a mile at a time'
Mark Macy is a fighter. The Evergreen resident always has been driven to succeed as an attorney, an endurance athlete and a devoted family man. Now at age 69, he continues his drive to succeed in his battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
Column: Local concerts to make you smile
I don’t know if my love for music is hereditary or not, but I do think it’s contagious. I had quite a few people in my family that were musicians.
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Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …

Golden’s 7th-inning rally produces 10th straight victory

DENVER — It took a late-inning comeback win to keep Golden baseball atop the Class 4A Jeffco League standings April 29.

Mines baseball, softball teams honor 16 seniors during April 29 doubleheaders

Late April and early May is jam-packed for the seniors on Colorado School of Mines baseball and softball teams — Senior Day games, conference tournament play, finals, graduation, celebrations with their loved ones and more. “It’s crazy,” softball’s Sadriena Rodriguez said. “I’m just trying to soak in every day, because they’re limited.”

Mines football showcases up-and-coming talent at spring game

On April 22, more than 200 fans braved the snowy stands and the chilly weather to watch the Colorado School of Mines football team’s annual spring game. Thanks to a unique scoring system, the defense won 53-24 over the offense during the team’s intrasquad scrimmage.

Brandon Moore resigns as Mines football's head coach

Brandon Moore has resigned as Colorado School of Mines' head football coach to accept the head coaching job at the University of San Diego. Offensive coordinator Pete Sterbick has been named interim head coach.

Friends remember Marv Kay’s dedication to Golden, Mines communities

Anyone who met Marv Kay has a story — of his kindness and generosity, his passion and dedication, his humor and sharp wit. As his former players Joe McConnell and Brian Glade said: “There’s only one Marv Kay, and he was unmatched.” Kay, an icon of Golden and Colorado School of Mines, died April 19 at age 84.

Semi-pro ultimate disc team now based in Golden

The Colorado Summit, the state’s semi-professional ultimate disc team, has punched its Golden ticket. The team will play this season’s six home games at Colorado School of Mines’ Marv Kay Stadium.

Letter: We must be a kind nation

How angry would you be, if your father had a heart attack, and when the EMTs arrived, they began lecturing your suffering parent, “Sir, first we need a careful review of your current diet and exercise routines, as well as, a complete cholesterol check, to determine the underlying “root causes” of your problem?”

Letter: Re: Playing the Parking Game in Golden

As to downtown Golden’s “parking crisis,” everything in the article by journalist Corinne Westeman likens to the metaphor of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Letter: A dubious future awaits

“The next few decades will be the end of the kind of civilization we’re used to. Humanity is consuming 175% of what the earth can regenerate. Our current way of life is unsustainable.”— Paul Ehrlich, population expert

From the Jefferson County Treasurer

Every tax year I receive a few calls from taxpayers asking the County Treasurer to lower or waive their property taxes for various reasons. The County Treasurer’s Office does not have the legal authority to lower property taxes or waive property taxes per state law.

Letter - Enough infighting

Enough infighting I’m tired of reading about the endless infighting between Douglas County Commissioners. And I agree a county this size may benefit from representation by more than three when two …

Column: Will nuclear energy arrive on time and at cost?

Oliver Stone has a new movie, “Nuclear Now,” that made its Colorado debut in Boulder on May 1. In it, Stone argues that the grave risks posed by climate change require we embrace nuclear energy.

Column: Mental health is just as important as physical health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this annual observance hits close to home for me, as a former single parent resident of Warren Village.

Column: Spring allergies or chronic dry eyes?

Allergens, or allergic conjunctivitis, affects more than 20% of the American population and can irritate the eyes or their surrounding areas. On the other hand, dry eyes affect tear production and the tear film, which keeps the surface of the eye clean to avoid infection and provide nourishment.

Column: Land exchanges serve the wealthy

In 2017, the public lost 1,470 acres of wilderness-quality land at the base of Mount Sopris near Aspen, Colorado. 

SeriesFest returns for a blockbuster Season 9

After a bit of a pandemic slowdown, SeriesFest, which celebrates emerging and underserved voices in episodic storytelling, is back bigger and better than ever, overflowing with top-notch television viewing for all audiences.  
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