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Jeffco Public Schools preschool students start in-person learning

For the first time since the pandemic started, Jeffco Public Schools preschools had a familiar site walk through its doors — children. Preschool students throughout the school district started … more

A friendly face steaming into Golden

When I was a kid growing up here in Golden, my first exposure with trains and railroads was probably the ones running around and into the Coors Brewery. That place is like a giant model railway … more

Lakewood softball grabs five wins at Dave Sanders Tournament

AURORA — Being a little unpredictable and a bit wild can be pretty effective for a softball pitcher. Lakewood junior Destiny Martinez was just that in the circle during the opening round of the … more

Green Mountain toppled by Evergreen in 4A Jeffco opener

LAKEWOOD — Only thing Evergreen sophomore Dillyn Collins might want to work on is her slide into home plate. “We don’t talk about that,” Collins said laughing about her awkward knee first … more

Embracing a code of conduct for life

I think most of us would agree that what we are about to see and hear in the next 50-some days from people across the political, social and economic spectrums is going to be unlike anything we have … more

Mixed messages muddle our shared mission

Belief number one: Americans want to get back to normal life. Belief number two: most Americans want to do so only under conditions that mitigate the threat of COVID-19 as much as possible. The … more

‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on … more

Two juveniles charged as adults in Walmart shooting

Two juveniles have been charged as adults in the August shooting deaths of two brothers in the parking lot of the Walmart at 7455 West Colfax Avenue. Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, and Marqueil Deandre … more

A mother remembers her sons

Damian Wikoff was only 18 and his brother Dillon Wikoff was only 17, but the two brothers still strived to provide for their family. Damian worked at a Qdoba on West Colfax in Lakewood while Dillon … more

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief … more

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my … more

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How … more

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on … more

My Name Is... Matt Thomas

About me I’ve always loved to help kids. When I was going to college at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, I worked at the Boys & Girls Club. The kids liked me, and I liked all the … more

Golden Mill food hall hoping to open early next year

From 1865 to 2018, the Golden Mill at 1012 Ford Street was a hub of activity in Golden. Come early 2021, it will be once again. That’s when Golden Mill feed & drink, the long-awaited food hall … more

Clear creek closure allowed to expire

Golden's city manager and police chief have allowed orders they put in place in August that completely closed off access to Clear Creek to expire. According to a post on the city's Facebook page, the … more

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital … more

Pink Progression uses social momentum for artistic exploration

Getting wrapped up in current events and politics is an easy thing to do, especially in the social media-driven discourse the country — and world — finds itself in. But local artist Anna Kaye was … more

Jeffco’s Conservation Greenprint approved

The future conservation goals for Jefferson County have been set after the board of commissioners approved the five-year plan in a July 28 meeting.  The plan, formed over about a year and a half, … more

Jeffco schools see handful of COVID-19 cases in first week back

Jeffco Public Schools had a slow, but not unscathed, first week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, in terms positive COVID-19 cases. For many of the district's 84,500 students Sept. … more
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