Oredigger football kicks off first week of practice

In football, as in life, nothing is guaranteed except the work. On Aug. 7, the Orediggers kicked off practices for the 2022 football season. The team returns 33 seniors, including two dozen fifth-year seniors and five sixth-year players.

Teens test trivia tenacity for taco toppings

With the Golden Library all to themselves, nine teens put their dinner and dessert on the line during Toppings Trivia on Aug. 5.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, shakes hands with Marcus Williams, Golden Police Department's commander of operations, during the city's 20th annual National Night Out event Aug. 2 at Parfet Park.

Goldenites learn about public safety, law enforcement at National Night Out

The city hosted its 20th annual National Night Out event, also called Golden Night in the Park on Aug. 2 in Parfet Park. Hundreds of local families attended and connected with 16 law enforcement agencies and other community organizations.
Preston Adams, playing Hud, is lifted by his castmates as they sing "Aquarius" during an Aug. 2 dress rehearsal of "Hair" at Miners Alley Playhouse.

Golden's Miners Alley Playhouse debuts largest production ever

For the next two months, only good “Hair” days are allowed at Miners Alley Playhouse. On Aug. 5, the downtown Golden theater debuted its largest production ever, the American tribal love-rock musical “Hair.”
The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Foundation is planning to remodel and expand the memorial site between U.S. Highway 6 and West Colfax Avenue. This is one of four possible designs for the expanded site, which shows an event space and parking lot on the current CDOT property just west of the memorial site.

Golden’s U.S. Marine Corps memorial plans remodel, expansion

The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Foundation is looking to remodel the memorial wedged between U.S. Highway 6 and West Colfax Avenue in southeast Golden. It also hopes to acquire the adjacent CDOT property to build an event space and parking lot.
The Mother Cabrini Shrine, located along U.S. 40 southwest of Golden, recently updated its gift shop. The next phase of its renovation project will be updating and expanding its main chapel.

Mother Cabrini Shrine to start chapel expansion project this fall

The Mother Cabrini Shrine is just weeks away from breaking ground on its $4 million chapel expansion project.
In Greenwood Village, Harry Marinsky’s “The Mad Tea Party” from the “Alice in Wonderland” series is displayed by the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Marjorie Park.

Molding art for the masses

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then taking a walk through most metro area communities can be a delightful treat for the eyes.
An RTD bus at the Adams County Justice Center parking lot, when the bus service went to the stop in 2020.

RTD offering zero-fare August across train, bus system

RTD is offering zero fares in August to reduce traffic, improve air quality and promote RTD programs and services.

State recommends COVID revaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID revaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year.   One of the affected clinics was the …
.BHS student Sergio Svaldi said the STEM/CTE program "made it possible for me to have a competitive edge." He made his comments during a groundbreaking for the new STEM/CTE building at BHS Aug. 11.

PHOTO GALLERY: 27J breaks ground for STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for …

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court …
RTD buses at a stop in the northwest Denver metro area in February. RTD’s buses and rail lines run near many notable destinations in the Denver suburbs.

State offered $28 million for free transit in August

More than $2 million in state money allocated to make public transit free this month — in a push to boost ridership and ease pollution — will go unused as some regional transportation agencies …

State’s unemployment loan on track to be paid off

Colorado has paid back 87% of the $1 billion it borrowed from the federal government to provide out-of-work Coloradans unemployment benefits during the pandemic. As of the start of August, the …
Life

CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …

Sports

Shivley, ex-Brighton HS athlete, headed to Regis’ Hall of Fame 

Before Denene (Jacovetta) Shivley became a technology teacher at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton, she was a self-admitted tomboy. “I was never into dolls,” she said. “My …

Voices

Column: Good soil, good seed, and proper care are not always enough

I have a friend whose daughter is about to get married. But they’re having a difficult time filling out the wedding party.

Column: Will salmon finally win this year?

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so many stories about salmon heading toward extinction that I’ve lost count.

From the editor: The Golden Transcript contributed to systemic racism. Let’s talk about it.

Local news matters because it keeps community members connected and informed. It encourages people to be active and use their voices to stand up for what they believe in. 

Column: The beauty of the garden is the fruit it produces

We, like so many others, bought a puppy at the beginning of the pandemic. And he’s great — ridiculously cute, reasonably well-behaved, loves our son. Everything you want in a puppy.

Column: Voting recommendations

One of the wonderful things about our Republic is that citizens step up to the plate and enter the political arena to fill roles both large and small.  
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