Mines' winter sports season underway

Basketball, wrestling and swimming seasons are underway at Colorado School of Mines, with the women’s basketball team looking to three-peat its conference regular season title.

Welchester Elementary School hosts 20th annual chili cookoff fundraiser

It may not be the Stanley Cup, but the traveling Chili Master of the Year trophy is a sought-after prize among the Welchester Elementary School staff members.

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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.

Column: Meet your Golden Transcript reporter

Stop by "Coffee with a Reporter" from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 28 at Café 13, or at the Golden Library from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 29.

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.

Election 2022 results: Dahlkemper reelected Jefferson County commissioner

Democrat Lesley Dahlkemper has been reelected in the District 3 Jefferson County commissioner race. She received 58% of the votes over Republican challenger Donald Rosier.

Election 2022 results: All three Jefferson County ballot measures fail

Marijuana growth and sale in unincorporated Jeffco, along with a possible sales tax on it, have failed

Hunger Free Golden requests $100,000 for 2023 work

Hunger Free Golden has asked Golden for $100,000 from the city's new marijuana excise tax fund to continue increasing food access and education across the community.

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. 

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. 

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …

Littleton Museum to host holiday event Dec. 11

The Littleton Museum and the community organization Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum will host a holiday event Dec. 11 that will feature wagon rides, warm snacks, live musical performances and more. 
Life

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.

Sports

Hainey, Stroia capture top spots in Brighton's annual turkey trot

A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …

Voices

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.

Column: Where to find a Thanksgiving feast in Golden

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and I guess that sparks the beginning of the Holiday Season, although I don’t really know where that starts and ends anymore.

Column: What parents should know about RSV

As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so …

Column: Friendship — we’re killing it

One of the great ironies of this interconnected age when we are wired as never before, when communication with another is merely an email, text, Zoom call, or app away, and when we have a plethora of groups to join and participate in and the time to be involved in them, more and more are finding themselves friendless or their friendships tentative and tenuous.
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