Keyword: John Akal
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Unplug this weekend in search of an adventure expo

I’m just going to start this week’s column by telling you to go to www.offgridexpo.com. What’s that? It’s the website for the Off-Grid Expo that’s happening this coming weekend at the … more

Activities and beer are bountiful in Golden this fall

Just when I thought that the busy season for events in Golden came to an end until Christmas, I take a look for something to write about and find that this coming weekend has some very cool things to … more

Giddyup is gone so it's time to gallop!

Last week I wrote about the Golden Giddyup mountain bike race. Just to confuse everyone, this week my column is about the Golden Gallup 5 and 10K running race. This one might be a little bit more … more

From trails in a dirt lot, to a world-spanning sport

Although I wouldn’t exactly call myself a pioneer of the sport, I can say that my friends and I used to ride our stingray bikes on the trails around Golden well before anyone ever thought of … more

Pet parade pals headed to downtown Golden

Arf…Arf, arf, arf…Arf, arf…Woof!Sorry, I had to start this week’s column by speaking directly to the dogs that, uhm…might be “using” this newspaper. Of … more

Our heroes need our help now

This week I’m going to talk about a problem we have here in the United States of America. There are a lot of people who risked their lives and served this country that find themselves out on the … more

Time for Golden’s spin cycle

I bet you didn’t know that your life has been effected by a volcanic eruption on an Indonesian island in 1815 that led to a crop failure in Europe in 1860 that caused the deaths of lots of horses … more

Symphony and super art scene closes Golden’s summer

The Summer of 2019 is rapidly coming to a close. I know, it’s just the first week of August, so we should have plenty of time left to enjoy the season, with lots of warm days ahead, right? Well, as … more

Fizzing with excitement for the Jeffco Fair and Festival

A few weeks ago I mentioned how I sometimes find out about an upcoming event in an unusual way. This week it happened to be by seeing it on a soda pop bottle. Now, normally I wouldn’t consider … more

Golden’s big summer festival has got a definite wild streak

OK, it’s time for me to toot the horn for our city of Golden here. It’s Summer, that means warm weather and every small town in America has some kind of town festival going on. I remember back … more

It ain’t easy being P.C. in new Miner’s Alley play

I guess if you write for a newspaper, it goes without saying that you probably have an interest in the news in general and keep up with it. I read the news every morning when I get up and have my … more

Honoring a wonderful childhood friend

When you grow up in a place you always have memories of the way things used to be, and then you look at how much they have changed over the years and you can get kind of nostalgic. Here in Golden, a … more

Sunday is a grand time for the Gran Fondo

I have lots of ways that I find out about the upcoming events that I report here in this column, but usually it doesn’t involve a bunch of bright orange signs warning that most of the main streets … more

Supporting veterans never rocked so hard

Over the last few weeks we have been made a little bit more aware of what our country’s war heroes went through and the sacrifices that so many of them made for our freedom. Of course, there were … more

This June 8 is going to be great

I’m going to try something different this week. I’m going to pick one date and write about some of what is happening here in Golden on just that particular day. Let’s roll the dice and see what … more

This summer, steam-powered stories abound in Golden

Many times in this column, I have mentioned how our town of Golden truly was a part of what is considered the “Wild” West. In it’s beginnings it was a place where every kind of character out of … more

Trust me when I tell you about this new play

Last week I talked about travelin’ down a road and flirtin’ with disaster. Those were the words to a song that played a key roll in the subject I was writing about. This week, I’m going to … more

How to have a hard rockin’ Memorial Day in Golden

“I’m travelin’ down the road, I’m flirtin’ with disaster.” If you recognize those words, then you are probably a fan of good ole’ Classic Rock and Roll. Even more precisely, that … more

Here’s the dirt on spring cleaning

A few years ago there was a commercial on television. I don’t remember exactly what it was for, I think it was some kind of fresh breath chewing gum or something. Anyway, it had a tag line that … more

Treat your mom to some lindy hop or a lager

Have you ever really thought about how many holidays we celebrate that come every year but don’t ever fall on the same calendar date? That really gets confusing, doesn’t it? Especially when the … more
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