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A great Golden Homecoming

Golden High School football fans had a lot to celebrate at homecoming this year, including a parade with fans lining both sides of Washington Avenue and a 28-6 win over Standley Lake at Colorado … more

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week … more

Thornton celebrates homecoming with big football win

Thornton’s Miles Poole ran for 137 yards and a touchdown as Thornton High School celebrated homecoming with a 40-18 over Littleton Sept. 10 at Adams 12 Stadium in … more

A goal to build 100 affordable housing units by 2026

With the average Golden home price closing in on $800,000 after increasing nearly 23.9% over the past year according to Zillow, Golden’s housing affordability crisis is showing no signs of slowing. … more

Helping cats and kittens find home

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, animal shelters nationwide had to act quickly to find foster homes to house their animals. But in that temporary response to a crisis, Morrison … more

PC supports rezoning for 286 homes near C-470 and 285

During a vote held on July 28, Jeffco’s planning commission unanimously voted to recommend that the county commissioners approve a request to rezone a property just south of the intersection of … more

Golden considers adding two positions to help address homelessness

For quite some time, Golden city councilmembers and residents alike have talked about worsening homelessness in the city and the need for its government to better to address it. But now, the time has … more

Are you Ready for Wildfire?

Wildfires have impacted mountain communities for a long time. In centuries past, wildfires burned unhindered across our landscape. These fires consumed dead brush and fallen trees, and opened up … more

Golden Hills Mobile Home Park slated for protective rezone

When someone initiates the process to rezone a property, it's usually because they own it and want to build something different on it. But in a rezoning case set to be heard by Golden's city council … more

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on … more

Hometown Holidays 2020

Escaping the streets can be a struggle

Darin Barton likes Golden so that is where he chooses to live — even though he’s homeless. Single men “literally have nowhere to go, except to Denver,” Barton said. “And I don’t want to … more

Violence both a cause and a consequence of homelessness in Jeffco

Darin Barton’s plans on Jan. 14, 2017 were the same as any other day. He was homeless at the time, living in a tent near Golden. For some sort of an income, Barton and two others took turns … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Shelter network moves forward in Arvada

Brenda Shepard stood in the gymnasium at The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada. She was freshly showered, had a warm cup of coffee and folded clothes she recently picked out of the church’s racks, available to area homeless people and those living … more

Annual homeless count tallies an elusive population

On a balmy January night this year, 5,116 people were counted as being homeless in the Denver metro area. In Jefferson County, 394 homeless individuals were counted. The annual Point in Time (PIT) survey is conducted on a January night across … more

Many faces, many facets to homelessness

In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more

Network of severe weather shelters has gap in Arvada area

On wintry nights, the homeless men and women in central Jefferson County can find shelter with a network of churches that open their doors — but those living in Arvadaare often left out in the cold. The Severe Weather Shelter Network is a … more
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