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Golden boutique hotel tastefully pairs with railroad museum

That additional smoke coming from the Colorado Railroad Museum may not be from one of the many historic operational trains housed on its 15-acre railyard. more

Rockin’ Horse to close as building sells, rent quadruples

There’s a quiet portal to yesteryear among the many shops along Golden’s downtown Washington Avenue. And for 30 years, time-travelers from around the world have frequented this longstanding gem searching for tangible connections to the past. more

Bridgewater Grill event to benefit firefighters

Eat a meal, have a drink and bid on some cool auction items—all to benefit the Golden Fire Department. more

Golden bakers say pandemic challenges keep gratitude real

For bread makers Jeff Cleary and Kathy Mullen, bread is not only life; it’s a livelihood. And it’s a relationship. more

CoorsTek Project gets second continuance

Golden residents hoping to learn more about the CoorsTek 9th Street Project rezoning and redevelopment proposal will have to wait. Again. more

Creating community: Bookstores adapt by focusing on new ways to reach readers

Book clubs are no longer confined to living rooms, and bookstores offer much more than just books with a whole new realm opening up for gatherings centered around reading. more

Golden collects ’most sales tax ever’

The City of Golden collected the most sales tax ever in 2021, hauling in a hefty $20 million, according to Robin Fleischmann, economic development coordinator for the city. more

Candy is dandy, but cheese will please

Rich Nichols likes cheese. And he wants you to like it, too. more

Golden Hills residents hit with third rejection

An abrupt about-face by Harmony Communities, a California-based mobile home park operator, has left Golden Hills Mobile Home Park residents who hoped to purchase the community in which they live frustrated, frightened—and baffled. more

There’s a new game in town

Flannel Jax, an indoor axe throwing and lumberjack experience center, opened in Arvada at 88th and Wadsworth in December.  more

Rotary on quest for best in business ethics

The Rotary Club of Golden wants to know which local organizations you think display the highest standards of ethical practice. more

Going against the grain, gluten-free brewery nabs national industry award

When Golden resident Karen Hertz opened a beer brewery in early 2016, she was simply out to make a great-tasting 100% gluten-free glass of suds for herself, as well as others with similar dietary … more

GiGi’s Playhouse receives financial awards

Nonprofit Down syndrome achievement center, GiGi’s Playhouse, has received two new grants to expand its program development.  The Daniels Fund has granted $38,000, and the Buell Foundation awarded $15,000 to help the Playhouse offer individuals with Down syndrome free educational, therapeutic and career development programs from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood. more

Period 6 Studio prepares for holiday season

As the temperature outside gets colder, the decor inside Period 6 Studio in Golden Ridge gets cozier. The shop, owned by Kiley Handy and her mother Ann Fattor, is gearing up for its seventh Christmas … more

I know a place...

The mood is set in the parking lot: to get to the door, you have to cross a tiny footbridge. Once safely across the bridge, you open the doors of the chalet — because, yeah, it’s not just a … more

United Power announces intent to leave Tri State

United Power Files Notice of Intent to Leave Tri-State Generation and Transmission   Brighton, Colo. – United Power, a rural electric cooperative based in Brighton, … more

County business group opposes mask mandate

Masks, and the Public Health Order (PHO) requiring people over the age of 3 to wear them in Jeffco’s public spaces, have residents and businesses on each side of the issue voicing their opinion and taking a stand on whether they will comply. more

White Swan Motel embarks on new path

Lauren Coleman is on a mission.  For years, that mission was to build a high-end, luxury boutique motel catering to young-ish, cool travelers who value unique, authentic experiences over … more

Mask mandate for indoor spaces in Jeffco

The Jefferson County Public Health department's board voted 4-1 Monday to pass a new health ordinance to require people ages 3 and older to wear masks when within public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 safety measure.  more

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