Dignity Tuesday returns, donates 100 Thanksgiving meals to Golden residents

On Nov. 22, the second annual Dignity Tuesday provided 100 Thanksgiving meals and Christmas trees to Golden-area households experiencing need during the holiday season.

BizBeat: Colorado Railroad Museum offers holiday ride for true believers

The beloved holiday tale has come to life, as the Polar Express is now at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

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Smartwatches are calling 911 from the slopes

Clear Creek County 911 dispatchers are getting increased calls from the ski slopes, but not from people in distress — rather, their watches are calling for help when the owner takes a tumble. 

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.

Mount Evans name change to Mount Blue Sky moves to governor's office for final approval

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board moved to make an official recommendation to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to change the name of Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky. 

City Council unanimously approves quarry expansion in south Golden

With the final step complete, Martin Marietta Materials’ long-discussed plan to exchange land with Jeffco Open Space and expand its 284-acre aggregate quarry is underway.

Fairmount Elementary School receives prestigious Blue Ribbon award

The Firebirds of Fairmount Elementary School have transformed from red to blue — burning hotter and brighter than before — as the school recently received the prestigious Blue Ribbon award.

DA: more teenagers charged in Lakewood RTD light rail assaults

A total of 13 teenagers are facing -- or expected to face -- assault charges in two alleged beatings in recent weeks on light rail trains in Lakewood. The announcement by District Attorney Alexis …

Guanella Pass closes for the season

Clear Creek County announced on Nov. 28 the closure of Guanella Pass Scenic Byway for the winter season. 

Three juveniles in custody; police recover one handgun at Prairie View High School

Brighton police and 27J School District officials said a Dec. 1 lockdown at Prairie View High School may have started with an altercation off campus. Police eventually arrested three juveniles and …

Jeffco Public Schools changes start and end times for next school year

The stereotype of the tired teenager trudging to school and falling asleep in class is no myth. As kids reach puberty, they naturally stay awake later, and become sleep deprived as school start times generally stay the same. 

Collectable holiday ornament from 'Colorado's home' now available

The Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund’s 2022 holiday ornament is now available. The 14th in the collectable holiday ornament series, the 2022 ornament is inspired by the 1914 …

Let the Arvada Center light the way to holiday cheer

Finding the right way to spend a night out during the holiday season is a tale as old as time. While there is no shortage of overtly holiday-themed activities to select from, maybe you’re in the …


Photo gallery: Golden bests Pomona in preseason tournament

BRIGHTON -- Golden High School opened up play in the second annual Nate Howard Memorial Classic by beating Pomona 54-39 in Brighton Dec. 1. No stats were available for either team. Pomona faces …


Column: Public land — a true blessing

At every Thanksgiving dinner, my family asks everyone around the table to say what they’re grateful for.

Column: Living my own version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” with James Stewart and Donna Reed gets shown frequently this time of year.

Welcome the holiday season to the Denver area

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! At this time of year, people are constantly searching for fun ways to explore the metro area and all it has to offer — maybe you have family in from out of town …

Column: It’s never too late to save a river

An old river-running motto says, “Old boaters never die, they just get a little dinghy.” And some never lose their passion for keeping rivers wild.

Column: The fading miracle of migration

For the past few weeks, dozens of turkey vultures have been circling on thermals over my house in Oregon, preparing to soar away south into California.
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