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Delightful day to be a Demon

Adorned in maroon and white, the community lined Washington Avenue on Oct. 11 to celebrate Golden High School’s homecoming during the school’s annual parade. The homecoming game took place later …
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Great week to get into the Oredigger spirit

This is the weekend all you Ramblin’ Wrecks from Golden Tech can dust off your old Senior Hats and drink your whiskey clear. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, those are …
Denver Botanic Gardens will be lit up with hundreds of carved pumpkins, crafted by professional carvers.

Plenty of choices for Halloween spirit

Leaves are changing colors and falling from trees; the cool, crisp fall air can be felt in the morning; and costume shops are starting to pop up. October is here. There are plenty of ways to …
A young family walks around MileHiCon 2013.

Science fiction, fantasy and horror in the Rockies

More than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the 51st annual MileHiCon literary convention Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt …
Avenue Flashes

A chilli tale from Chugwater, Wyoming

A few years ago I was driving from my house here in Golden to a gig with a band way up in Gillette Wyoming. That’s about a five or six hour drive from here. I had just had the transmission in my …

Duke Hogan, left, a representative for Lange ski boots, talks with Matt Alexander of Golden about Lange’s XT FREE 130 ski boot during the Ski Expo at Bentgate Mountaineering’s 2019 Ski Season Kick-off Party.

Gearing up for ski season

Bentgate Mountaineering hosted its 10th annual Ski Season Kick-off Party on Oct. 3 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. Attractions included a Ski Expo with ski and snowboard industry …
Arts & Entertainment

Golden writing group crafting community poem

Clear Creek, whose heartbeat has pulsed through Golden for thousands of years, speaks to each of us in a different language. Whether we stroll its shores, sit on its bank in contemplation or ride its …
Participants of a past Wilderness First Aid Course offered by the Colorado Mountain Club learn how to move an injured person. The club’s Colorado Mountain Fest takes place Sept. 28 and 29 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., in Golden.

Colorado Mountain Fest offers opportunities to get your outdoor adventure on

In July 2016, Maddie Miller of Denver embarked on what she described as a crazy adventure. It was the kind of adventure that along the way, Miller learned a lot about herself, fostered a special bond …
Coming Attractions

LSO looks to clear a high bar

When a performer or organization is in the midst of a remarkable run, the most difficult thing can be maintaining it. With the start of its new season just a few weeks away, that doesn’t appear to …

Thornton festival offers Native American food and fun

Organizer Lynne Holman is very clear about the sixth annual Denver American Indian Festival — it’s not a Pow Wow. “A pow wow has a lot of religious connotations,” Holman said. “We didn’t …

Lu and Ethel Holland celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in May 1968 at the Holland House, the restaurant and hotel business that the two operated from 1946 to the 1980s. The Holland House will be exhibited at the Golden History Museum this October.

Golden History Museum celebrates local culinary history

If there’s one thing that the late American food critic Duncan Hines valued, it was where to get a good meal. And according to Hines’ 1960 publication of “Adventures in Good Eating,” that …
Columnists

Unplug this weekend in search of an adventure expo

I’m just going to start this week’s column by telling you to go to www.offgridexpo.com. What’s that? It’s the website for the Off-Grid Expo that’s happening this coming weekend at the …
Coming Attractions

Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with …

Activities and beer are bountiful in Golden this fall

Just when I thought that the busy season for events in Golden came to an end until Christmas, I take a look for something to write about and find that this coming weekend has some very cool things to …

Giddyup is gone so it's time to gallop!

Last week I wrote about the Golden Giddyup mountain bike race. Just to confuse everyone, this week my column is about the Golden Gallup 5 and 10K running race. This one might be a little bit more …

From trails in a dirt lot, to a world-spanning sport

Although I wouldn’t exactly call myself a pioneer of the sport, I can say that my friends and I used to ride our stingray bikes on the trails around Golden well before anyone ever thought of …
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