When under Stage 1 fire restrictions, firework sales are banned in unincorporated Jeffco

As long as Jeffco’s Stage 1 restrictions are in effect, all firework sales in unincorporated Jeffco will be prohibited too.

Legislation a ‘gutted’ win for mobile home park residents

When HB22-1287 passed earlier this year, mobile home park residents thought they garnered an important win. And they did. Sorta.

Golden City Briefs

--Public meetings scheduled for city manager finalists; --City considering lowering residential street speed limits to 20 mph; --Council against 20-year vesting for CoorsTek development; and --Golden Terrace residents feel overlooked in city’s residential zoning code updates

Golden High School celebrates 148th commencement

For the Golden High School Class of 2022, a little wintry weather on graduation day seemed almost par for the course.

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As mask-wearing mandates expire – the question remains – should you still wear one?

Jeffco News Briefs: changes in COVID protocols and a large land sale

Amid rising case counts and positivity rates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has moved Jefferson County from COVID-19 Community Level Low, to Community Level Medium. 

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
Sebastian Cil and Veronica Hanalwalt present their homemade paella during the first day of the Southwest Plaza farmers market April 30. The day also marked Cil and Hanalwalt's market debut.

Farm-fresh fare: Where to find farmers markets across the metro area

Over the coming weeks, over a dozen farmers markets will be open across the Denver metro area, bringing with them a bounty of offerings such as farm-fresh produce, handcrafted soaps and even ... giant snakes? 
A plane drops fire retardant on the Chatridge 2 wildfire in Douglas County in 2020.

1 million Colorado buildings are threatened by wildfire

Colorado faces the largest increase in homes and businesses threatened by wildfire of any state in the nation with nearly 1 million properties — two-fifths of all those in the state — already …
Participants conclude the Four Corners Prayer Run on Feb. 27 in Bluff, UT. Runners and walkers, many of Native descent participated in a relay-style run measuring a total of 232 miles through four states. The Prayer Run was organized to spread awareness of Indigenous women, men and elderly who face violence or go missing.

State to have office to investigate cases of murdered, missing Indigenous people

Colorado will form an office to bolster the state’s ability to investigate missing and murdered Indigenous people after an intensely negotiated bill passed in the final days of the state’s 2022 …
Life

Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

Most of what is on display in a museum is an exhibit. The focus with exhibits is to plainly educate and entertain at the same time. And then there are experiences, like the new Mazes & Brain …

Sports

State 5A baseball thread

LAKEWOOD -- The state 5A baseball tournament didn't start out well for Legacy High School. Cherokee Trail High School knocked off the second-seeded Lightning 6-2 May 27 at All Star Park.  …

Voices

Infinite diversity in infinite combinations is a strength

I just started reading a book called “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers.” Uh…no. Don’t be impressed. It’s going to take me about seven weeks to slog through it. It’s a curiosity study for me, but it by no means indicates anything other than curiosity and stubbornness.

Less overthinking, more instinctive reasoning

Do you ever think about your decision-making process? I do. I mean, what else have I got to do, now that I’m retired?

The burning question

In the Introduction to “The Republic of Imagination,” Professor Azar Nafisi relates an anecdote about a young Iranian ex-pat she calls “Ramin” who, at a book promotion event, basically told her she was wasting her time. Americans, he said, are very different than Iranians.

Opportunities that come from difficulties

The last two years have represented, to be kind, great difficulties. From the obvious health challenges COVID-19 causes to the minor disruptions to our everyday routines, nothing has seemed normal. And even now that we’re generally trying to be normal, we’re not.
Michael Norton

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the …
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