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'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
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Fossils found in Highlands Ranch are believed to be from a triceratops, a three-horned herbivore that often grew to be 30 feet long and 10 feet tall.

Dinosaur fossils found in Highlands Ranch

A dinosaur that once roamed what is now Highlands Ranch met the open air for the first time in more than 66 million years, after a construction crew discovered its bones at a construction site in …
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Polaske, Barclay to have preliminary hearing in June

The two suspects accused of being involved in an April 13 homicide in Golden remain in the Jefferson County jail on a no-bond hold. At about 4:15 p.m. on April 13, Jefferson County Sheriff’s …
Robert Wareham speaks to the crowd at the Rally for Our Rights pro-gun event.

Citizens rally at Capitol for gun rights

Dennis Gatchalian has lived in the United States since 1984, the year he left his home in the Philippines. He’s resided in Denver for 35 years. On May 18, he stood in front of the state Capitol …
Sarah Labosky and Susie McInerney, both with the Golden Civic Foundation, toast to the kickoff of summer during the Brian Q Pale Boy Ale tap release party on May 14 at Barrels & Bottles Brewery in downtown Golden. The annual tap release party is a fundraiser for the Golden Civic Foundation.

Barrels & Bottles hosts sixth Brian Q Pale Boy Ale tap release party

Throwing a fun party to raise money for a good cause, then matching all the donations that were made from the party... “It's such a Heini Foss thing to do,” said Sarah Labosky, granddaughter of …

Wheat Ridge High School's Class of 2019

For Wheat Ridge High's class of 2019, the May 17 graduation ceremony was full of laughs as speakers brought up past memories and, in the words of student speaker Zoey Terry, “the drama” they …
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Samuel Nudge embraces Ed Morgan, the lead security for Green Mountain High School.

Green Mountain High School's Class of 2019 graduates

The sun was shining down bright on Green Mountain High School's class of 2019 at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Students were esthetic, and the smiles were nonstop as they awaited to walk across the famous …
A group of Colorado School of Mines students stand up and cheer for their accomplishments during one of the university’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 10.

Mines graduation celebration

Colorado School of Mines hosted four spring commencement ceremonies for its 2019 graduates this year. The graduate students had their ceremony on May 9, and undergraduate students were split up by …
Bonnie Alexander, 68, waves a peace sign at drivers in a motorcade of more than 200 Jeeps and some other vehicles toward a May 15 memorial service for Kendrick Castillo. Castillo “was an angel in our midst,” said Alexander, a Highlands Ranch resident.

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from …
Krystal Jensen, left, and her 12-year-old daughter Kierra welcome STEM students back to school on May 15. About a week earlier, the school experienced a shooting that left one student dead and eigth others injured. "They need all the love they can get right now," said Krystal, who homeschools her daughter.

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are …

Natalie Fish, a kindergarten teacher at Welchester Elementary School, holds up the crystal apple she received as one of this year’s recipients of the Golden Schools Foundation’s Teacher Recognition Award.

Three teachers honored with crystal apples

Birthdays, retirements and crystal apples. The Golden Schools Foundation hosted its annual Teacher Recognition Award ceremonies on May 10 this year. This year’s recipients are Patti Nielson, art …
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A group of people check out Holidaily’s new mash press brewing system on May 4 during a tour of Holidaily 2.0, the brewery’s new production facility at 820 Brickyard Circle in Golden.

Golden's gluten free beer in big demand

About three years ago, Karen Hertz began her mission of providing a great tasting beer to people who normally couldn't drink craft beer because of an intolerance to gluten. “I started the brewery …

SeaQuest license suspended after repeated violations

SeaQuest Littleton must remove hundreds of animals after state officials issued a two-year license suspension, according to a ruling from the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. Inspectors found …
Jan Vonada, Buffalo Rose’s executive chef, stands inside the newly remodeled venue’s brand new 2,000 square foot multifunctional kitchen. The restaurant at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave. in Golden, will open this Memorial Day weekend and will serve Colorado regional cuisine with a Latin influence.

Last component of remodeled Buffalo Rose to open Memorial Day weekend

The Buffalo Rose has traditionally been known for a lot of things, but great food wasn’t one of them, said Chris Cone, owner of the Buffalo Rose. “And now, we have the opportunity to stamp the …
The location of the Golden Overlook land, currently under discussion. The red strip of land is proposed by the landowner to be used as greenspace, acting as a buffer between the new uses and existing residential houses.

Planning Commission recommends denial of Golden Overlook rezone

The Golden Overlook property is a difficult site. It presents many challenges for development and it has a complicated history, said Golden’s Planning Manager Rick Muriby during his presentation to …

Congressman Ed Perlmutter, center, stands with Kiara Kuenzler, CEO of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, left, and Shaunda Hosier, manager of Complete Auto Repair at the Rotary Club of Golden’s Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon on May 3. Kuenzler and Hosier are holding their awards, and Perlmutter is holding the documentation that will enter the organizations into the congressional record.

Complete Auto Repair, Jefferson Center for Mental Health recognized for ethics

The Rotary Club of Golden hosted its 14th annual Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon on May 3. Each year, the club takes nominations from the community, with the requirement being that the …
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