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Because of low water conditions, tubing on Clear Creek is now restricted between Tunnel 1 and Highway 93. It is allowed east of Highway 93, through downtown Golden.

Section of Clear Creek near Tunnel 1 sees 2 major accidents in 4-day span

Two water-recreation accidents along Clear Creek above Golden have killed one person and hospitalized another in the span of four days.
Denver Public Schools has one electric bus, to be used starting in fall of 2022 for elementary grade students and shuttle purposes. A new electric bus can cost about $400,000 — at least three times the price of a diesel school bus. DPS projects it will pay about $0.35 per mile with an electric bus, compared to about $0.69 per mile with a brand new diesel-powered bus. Electric buses are said to be quieter than conventional buses and can run about 50-70 miles on a charge.

Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future

One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their …
A hike in mortgage interest rates has not brought down prices of existing homes yet.

Median home values haven’t fallen in Colorado

As average 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%, there’s an expectation that prices of homes for sale will fall. It’s only been a few weeks since the Fed increased interest …
In the next fiscal year, Jeffco will face significant cuts to its General Fund. These cuts could affect anything from Public Health funding to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriffs who denounced Colorado’s red flag law now use it

Dolores County Sheriff Don Wilson never expected to use Colorado’s red flag law when it was passed in 2019. He thought the law made it too easy to take a person’s guns away. The statute allows …

Commerce City, other cities, sue state

COMMERCE CITY -- Commerce City joined other area cities in challenging a new law that could have an impact on city coffers and construction of public schools. The existing law  said sales of …
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Education
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review …

Jeffco Schools' spring 2022 MAP test results good fall-to-spring growth

Student achievement and growth results in reading and math 2018-2022 — with no results for 2020 when students didn’t take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test due to COVID-19 — were discussed June 2 during the final Jeffco Board of Education meeting of the 2021-22 school year.
Students stumble around trying out the "drunk goggles."

Teens learn law enforcement fundamentals at Jeffco Sheriff's, GPD youth academies

Both the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and Golden Police Department hosted youth academies June 6-10, where local teens learned about everything from K-9 units and crime scene investigations to jail operations and DUI enforcement.
A team of B.I.O.N.I.C students.

In the aftermath: Communication is key when talking to children about recent mass shootings

Sandy Austin, founder and executive director of B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe it or not, I care), an outreach group dedicated to changing the atmosphere in schools by creating a climate where peers look out for each other, has counseled students through every type of tragedy imaginable.

The Laurentian Lunars, right, tell the judges about their lunar dirt-moving system during the June 2 Over the Dusty Moon Challenge at the Colorado School of Mines campus. Five teams from universities all over the world built prototype systems to move lunar dirt for the challenge.

College students are Over the Dusty Moon for CSM competition

The technology college students showcased in a Colorado School of Mines parking lot June 2-3 could one day be on the moon.
Business
Edouard Guignard and Karen Piggins, who operate Ti-a Woven Goods and Body Harmony Online Boutique, have been vendors at Golden Farmers Market for years. The mother-son duo sell handmade baskets, jewelry, clothes and other items from a women's cooperative in Ghana.

Golden market's Black-owned businesses share stories of family, entrepreneurship ahead of Juneteenth

Growing up in Texas, Karen Piggins recalled how Juneteenth was a huge celebration that everyone turned out for.
Foothills Art Center broke ground on its new Astor House campus, seen here in a concept graphic, on May 27. Construction on the former boarding house museum will take a little over a year, as art center representatives expect the new gallery space will be open to the public by August 2023.

BizBeat: Foothills Art Center breaks ground on Astor House gallery space

Golden’s historic Astor House will be vacant no more.
At its annual awards ceremony on May 18, the Golden Chamber of Commerce recognize seven local businesses and community members, including the six in the photo. The seventh one was The Cloud 96.9 for Community Impact of the Year.

New coworking space, Golden brewery among Chamber award winners

Executive director Nola Krajewski described how the Golden Chamber of Commerce redid a few of its award categories, so the Budding Business of the Year and The Golden Standard Award were new this year.
Dine among the stars and the rail cars at Table Mountain Station, Golden’s newest event venue created through a partnership between Table Mountain Inn and the Colorado Railroad Museum.

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.

Lynn Highland says she knows the clock is ticking for her downtown Golden nostalgia shop. Highland manages Rockin’ Horse Antiques and Collectables on Washington Avenue. Along with several independent antique dealers that rent space within the 6,000 square-foot building, Highland has 90 days to clear out at the new owner’s request or agree to a new lease that raises their monthly rent from $5,000 to approximately $20,000.

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.
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