New barbecue spot brings the smoke to West Colfax

Jacob Viers grew up helping his grandma in the kitchen. So, after enjoying a rack of ribs from a restaurant a few years ago, he wondered what was stopping him from making his own. “I thought `why …

Polis comes to Golden to sign first bill in state stimulus package

On Friday, March 19, Governor Jared Polis came to Golden to sign a bill that will provide funding for a purpose that is (quite literally) close to the city’s heart: main streets. Senate Bill …

With status of summer still cloudy, Buffalo Bill Days canceled for second straight year

Buffalo Bill will have to keep his hat on the shelf another year; organizers say COVID-19 concerns have led them to cancel his namesake celebration again. Buffalo Bill Days Inc. officially decided to …

Mines seniors launch clothing that celebrates female engineers

As a senior at Colorado School of Mines, Amanda Field has experienced first-hand some of the challenges faced by women who want to work in the male-dominated field of engineering. “A lot of times …

News

Council, planning commission nix zoning changes

Members of the the Golden City Council and Golden Planning Commission discussed at least 10 aspects of the first draft of what will be the city’s updated zoning regulations during a marathon …

Life

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …

Sports

More chances for Season D sports teams?

There could be more, not less games for students participating in the so-called Season D sports …

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Andrea Doray
alchemy

What I can do today

If you didn’t receive a text from me last Sunday, you’re not alone. I didn’t send any … not because of a purposeful or even conscious decision, but because the time slipped …

Boulder shootings and a time for reflection

Usually I think of the six weeks of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday, as a time of reflection, almsgiving and prayer. I then think of Easter, which this year will fall on April 4, as a time of hope …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …

When we find the zone, we find success

“Play ball!” As Major League Baseball celebrates another opening day this week, there will be 15 ceremonial first pitches, and 15 official first pitches. Whether we are baseball fans or not, we …
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