Golden City Council candidates talk community issues

Candidates for Golden City Council were put in the hot seat during two separate forums so the community can make informed decisions come Nov. 5. One of the forums was hosted by Golden United and it …
Affordable housing is a community value
Golden values having a diverse community. One way it accomplishes this is by striving to ensure there is a range of housing options available to all who want to live in Golden. “All cities …

Gwyn Green’s legacy of social justice to be carried on by students

In the past year since Gwyn Green’s death, Golden residents approached Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan to ask her to come up with a way to memorialize the late state in one way or another. They had …

Gearing up for ski season

Bentgate Mountaineering hosted its 10th annual Ski Season Kick-off Party on Oct. 3 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. Attractions included a Ski Expo with ski and snowboard industry …

Understanding Jeffco 1A

Jefferson County voters will have to make a couple of decisions concerning the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) this November. One is Colorado Proposition CC. This ballot question will ask if the …

Jeffco 1A "Against" comment written by husband of Yes on 1A campaigner

Last week all voting households in Jefferson County were mailed a gray booklet containing the ballot language of Jeffco 1A, along with comments both for and against the measure. But the first …

Colorado School of Mines students and their Moroccan teammates win the Solar Decathlon AFRICA

In the midst of the 18-hour days spent building a house under the hot African sun, Colorado School of Mines students got to partake in a special Moroccan tradition. Twice a day, once in the late …

News

Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, District 4 candidate for school board

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergarten-aged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, …

Life

Science fiction, fantasy and horror in the Rockies

More than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the 51st annual MileHiCon literary convention Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt …

Sports

Golden softball gets separation in 4A Jeffco title race

DENVER — Golden softball opened up a 1-game lead Oct. 3 in the competitive race for the Class 4A Jeffco League title. The Demons — No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A rankings — edged rival …

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Guest editorial

Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would …
Laura Thompson

Initiate conversation, share the facts about suicide

Dear Ask A Therapist, How do I talk to my child about suicide? Dear parent, Talking about suicide can be challenging, but because it has become the leading cause of death among Colorado young people …
George Stern

It is easier than ever to vote in Jeffco

I was sworn in as Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder earlier this year, and our team has been working every day to expand dramatically the accessibility and transparency of our county’s …

Cheap laughs don’t amount to much

My best friend growing up had a lot of wonderful qualities, not the least of which was a willingness to put up with me. Michael — yes, we shared a name — was brilliant, industrious, talented, and …
Cristen Bates

Stigma is barrier to treatment for behavioral health

Five years ago in September, I had started a new job in a large Colorado health system, working to expand behavioral health services, chronic disease management, and public health programs. I was …
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