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Evon named as a top graduate at Western Colorado University

A Lakewood man has been named as Western Colorado University’s extraordinary graduates of 2021. Thomas Evon is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence. The award … more

Econ report shows Jeffco added jobs in 2020 despite pandemic

Given that the last 14 months have been dominated by a major pandemic that resulted in Colorado reaching the highest unemployment rate (14.4%) ever recorded in April 2020, one might naturally assume … more

A place for games

With all the time spent at home, 2020 has been a banner year for board and card games. But if you thought vaccination might mean it was time to leave the games at home in favor of other social … more

Jeffco schools struggle to stay open due to rising COVID counts

With the finish line so clearly in sight, Jeffco Public Schools officials are arguing for schools be able to finish the year, even if it means tolerating certain levels of COVID-19 spread. The last … more

A new moment for Golden’s old mill

With its large, inviting public spaces, varied food selection that feels tailor made for groups with diverse tastes and massive self-serve beer walls, the Golden Mill seems to largely be about … more

100 days into term, new Jeffco DA talks progress on new innocence project, pay equity in office

Last year, Alexis King promised voters she would make big changes in the DA’s office if they made her the first Democrat to lead that office in recent history. Voters apparently liked what they … more

D’Evelyn club making a big difference

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s an old saying that puts in perspective how enormous some tasks can be. And reminds you how much perseverance it can take to do something really … more

Jeffco “heading in wrong direction” as COVID cases still rising

“We are still going in the very wrong direction.” That was the bottom line takeaway from the COVID-19 update Jeffco Public Health Executive Director Dawn Comstock gave to the Jefferson County on … more

City to buy home in Heart of Golden corridor

Golden’s newest home owner is someone all resident’s know well: the city itself. On April 27, the Golden City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of a 3,800 square … more

Bear Creek Trail improvements on the way

Construction will begin this summer on Lakewood’s popular seven-mile Bear Creek Trail, funded in part, by a $2 million grant from Jeffco Open Space.  Additional funding for the project will come … more

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is … more

"Be our guest": Golden High theater returns to stage with masked musical

After three years of performing in plays at Golden High School, Sophia Davis wasn't sure how her high school acting career would end. “This year unfortunately we had a couple of performances in the … more

Rattlesnake season is here again

If you’ve been hiking, running or general sight-seeing around Golden or the Western foothills, you probably know this time of year is when rattlesnakes come out of their winter dens. And in the … more

We were blessed with the opportunities to tell your stories

Our journey in journalism started in the early 1980s, as recent college graduates — me, as a reporter at The Miami Herald, then one of the country’s largest papers; Jerry in the newspaper’s … more

'Tell stories that matter:' Colorado Community Media sold to journalism partnership

Colorado Community Media, the company that produces two dozen newspapers around the Denver-area suburbs and two shoppers, has been acquired by a local and national … more

Duran bill increases gun reporting requirements for domestic abusers

In 2013, Senate bill 197 was passed requiring people convicted of domestic violence, who had a protection order issued against them, to relinquish their firearms. But according to State Rep. Monica … more

Photos: Before demolition, firefighters train in former Coors office building

Next month, the old Coors building at 311 10th Street will be tore down (the city plans to use the property as part of the larger Heart of Golden project that will reimagine the city’s civic core. … more

Jeffco’s CIP: Who is calling the shots?

Jeffco Schools’ Capital Improvement Program, on-track to cost more than three quarters of a billion dollars, has a relatively small number of people making the lion’s share of critical … more

Autonomous vehicles could come to Golden

Hitching a ride on a driverless vehicle may sound like something that only happens in sci-fi movies, but it’s coming closer to reality in Golden. The French autonomous vehicle company EasyMile … more

A Big Day for Ben: Golden cancer survivor honored with parade during high school's Wish Week

During stays in the hospital while he sought treatment for Lymphoma, 11-year-old Ben Bontrager and his father, Jeff Bontrager, frequently talked about what wish Ben would want granted by the … more
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