A great Golden Homecoming

Golden High School football fans had a lot to celebrate at homecoming this year, including a parade with fans lining both sides of Washington Avenue and a 28-6 win over Standley Lake at Colorado …
Changes to bus and food service for Jeffco Schools
On Sept. 30, Jefferson County Schools released a community update saying Transportation staff was down over 28% — more than 80 drivers— placing them at a critical level. The District said since …
Election 2021: None of Golden’s four city council seats will be competitive this fall

There will be no competitive city council races for Golden voters to decide this fall. The deadline for submitting candidate nominating petitions passed on Aug. 23 with just one candidate running for …

Tempers run high during North Ford traffic talk

Several residents who live on or near North Ford Street in Golden expressed long-simmering frustration about what they feel are unsafely high vehicle speeds on the thoroughfare. That much was clear …

Jeffco Marching Festival returns to Jeffco Stadium

LAKEWOOD — The 44th annual Jeffco Public Schools Marching Festival took place Sept. 21 at Jeffco Stadium. Fifteen marching bands from across Jeffco competed to kickoff the competition season for …

Two deaths in four days

On Sept. 3, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced that someone in the custody of a private community corrections agency it partners with had died. It was the second time in four days that …

Developer wants to build duplexes along West 50th Avenue

A developer plans to seek county approval to rezone 4.2 acres of agricultural land along West 50th Avenue west of Eldridge Street so it can build nine duplexes there. During an Aug. 30 community …

News

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report …

Life

Horse culture still kicking in modern West

In 1950, metro Denver’s population hovered right around 500,000. Farms and horse properties could still be found throughout the close-in suburbs. By the mid-1970s, the population had more than …

Sports

Fantastic Farmers reap a league championship

GOLDEN — On Sept. 14, Wheat Ridge’s softball was in a bad spot. The Farmers had suffered an 11-0 loss to Chatfield. The defeat left the perennial Class 4A powerhouse with a 3-11 record and amid a …

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Opinion: Tax and estate plan deadline coming soon

It is never fun to think about taxes and even estate planning, but looming deadlines should push you to pay attention before it is too late. This December marks the last opportunity to impact your …
Winning Words

Opinion: Improve retention with persistent consistency

As we continue to talk about hiring and keeping a productive and performance-driven team, we must include “Consistency” in our “5 C’s for Retaining Top Talent.” This is the fourth column in …
George Stern

Election information for Jeffco voters

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again! The 2021 Coordinated Election has begun, with mail ballots on the way to active, registered voters and 24-hour drop boxes now open. In the interest …

Some information on disinformation

Disinformation has been around forever. In her book “Strongmen” the author points out that the use of disinformation has empowered such tyrants as Mussolini, Hitler, Berlusconi, and dozens more. …
Dr. Rebecca Kornas, Dr. Jasmeet Dhaliwal, Dr. Kristen Nordenholz, Dr. Kevin Merrell, Dr. Comilla Sasson

Opinion: We’re local ER docs. Help us end the pandemic

You trust us 24/7/365 to take care of you in emergency departments throughout Colorado. We have been treating COVID-19 for more than 20 months, never missing a day of work, except for illness. We …
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