Oredigger football rolls over the Thunderwolves 45-17

Colorado School of Mines crushed CSU-Pueblo 45-17 during the Sept. 24 home game. The Orediggers are now 2-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

Jeffco News Briefs: County receives $1.1 million for youth activities

Jeffco and the other member counties in the Metropolitan Football Stadium District are receiving a share of $41 million, thanks to the Denver Broncos’ recent franchise sale.

Golden moves forward with proposal to lower neighborhood speed limits

Goldenites might need to drive a little slower around their neighborhoods, as city officials recommend lowering speed limits in residential areas to 20 mph.

Families learn to prepare at Golden Fire Department's returning event

Golden’s Sarah Alexander and her family had such a blast at the 2019 Safety and Preparedness Day that they couldn’t wait to go to the next one.

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The team has grown to over 100 members across its four teams in the past few years.

No brakes ahead for Golden High School mountain bike team

Sports like football, basketball and baseball may take up most Colorado high school sports fans’ attention, but at Golden High School, the mountain bike team is quickly turning heads.
The Jeffco Sheriff's Office plans to install license-plate-reading cameras, like this one in South Golden, throughout the county to identify stolen vehicles.

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to install cameras to identify stolen vehicles

The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office plans to install up to 25 license-plate-reading cameras in unincorporated parts of the county to identify stolen vehicles and those connected to Amber Alerts and other criminal cases.

Wildfire preparedness a top priority for sheriff candidates

The two candidates wanting to be the next Jefferson County sheriff — and its countywide fire marshal — agree that preparing for wildfire is important, especially in the Evergreen and Conifer area.
Frank Blaha talks with people as kids pet Riley the horse after crossing the finish line at the Golden Gallop Sept. 18.

Golden hosts gallopin' good time at annual run

Goldenites found their strides Sept. 18 as they participated in the 16th annual Golden Gallop.
Golden senior quarterback Jazel Riley IV was 10-for-15 passing for 190 yards and a touchdown, along with 21 carries for 181 yards and a touchdown on the ground against Denver South on Sept. 16 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Riley threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to junior Trey Abrams with 8.1 seconds left in the game and then ran in the 2-point conversion to give Golden a 43-42 victory.

Golden knocks off No. 6 Denver South in thriller at NAAC

ARVADA — All Golden needed was a minute Sept. 16 at the North Area Athletic Complex.
Chatfield junior Jayson Sharpeta (17) celebrates his goal in the 13th minute Sept. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex. The Chargers jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Golden, but the Demons eventually forced overtime. Chatfield senior Sam Kemmer put in his eighth goal of the season with less than 30 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to give Chatfield a 4-3 victory.

Chatfield boys soccer wins 2OT thriller over Golden

ARVADA — Chatfield ended a 2-game losing streak in dramatic fashion Sept. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex.
Multiple units are damaged or destroyed after the Sept. 16 fire at Table Mountain Townhomes along West Colfax Avenue.

Residents ask for help rebuilding after West Colfax apartment fire

Golden's Heidi Jansen and her neighbors are looking for resources to rebuild their lives after a Sept. 16 apartment fire destroyed their homes.
The Baroque Chamber Orchestra will be performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Oct. 7.

All four seasons come to Lakewood this autumn

This fall season will see more than just Autumn, but Winter, Summer and Spring too with Colorado’s Baroque Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Oct. 7 at the Lakewood …
Frank Acosta

Acosta, Brighton police commander, dies

Former Brighton Police Department Cmdr. Frank Acosta passed away of natural causes, the city announced Sept. 23. Acosta joined the police department in February 2000. Before that, he was a state …

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent …
Electric scooter riders are a common sight around Denver, particularly in the city's central and downtown areas.

Shared electric scooters continue spread in Denver suburbs, but safety a concern

The scooters can mean more than a fun trip for riders and a nuisance for pedestrians — they're often involved in injuries.
The Colorado Department of Human Services is changing its name to reflect its renewed focus on evidence-based and trauma-informed person-first care.  

State introduces the new Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) announced that the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health (OCFMH) is the new name for the former Office of Behavioral Health (OBH).
Life

Open the door to Denver’s spaces

For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the …

Sports

Gonzalez kicking up a ruckus for two Fort Lupton sports

For many high-school athletes, playing a sport at a varsity level is a big task within itself. Jonathan Gonzalez, a senior at Fort Lupton High School, is not only stepping up as one of the captains …

Voices

A normal back-to-school season ... almost

Ahhhhh…. As I’m sitting down to write this, the rain is falling on the end of the first day in months that the temperature didn’t (or barely) climbed out of the 50s, the sky was a haze shade of grey the whole day (and not from the fires in Oregon and California), and I was able to walk from the car to the grocery store without slathering sunscreen on my pasty Irish forehead.

Introducing a new health and wellness column: UNLEARN IT! Connect With Christine

Hi! I’m Christine Kahane, a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Life Coach, with a private practice in the Evergreen area. Welcome to my new monthly column.

Column: Reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in America

In her memoir “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” Professor Azar Nafisi described clandestine sessions she held in her apartment with young women to openly discuss and debate the merits of works the Islamic Republic’s morality squad repressed. Nafisi had been raised during the reign of the ousted Shah who, despite his autocratic rule, allowed the liberal air of the West to permeate Iranian society.
Coming Attractions

Archtop guitar fans to gather in Arvada

For me, autumn sounds like acoustic guitars. It’s something about their warmth and crispness, but also their fragility. And if you’re the type of person who spends a lot of time thinking about …

Column: Don’t miss the Pup Up Market

There are a lot of things in life that make me happy.
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