Jefferson Symphony season opening concert to feature Marcia Ragonetti, mezzo soprano

The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) will kick off its 62nd concert season on October 19, 2014 with an exciting concert featuring Colorado’s well-known mezzo soprano Marcia Ragonetti. The season opening concert is sure to please audiences with a perfect blend of dramatic and light-hearted compositions.

Marcia Ragonetti, mezzo soprano, returns to the JSO stage to perform Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)…  Read more…

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The Beautiful Junk Sale returns this fall

The Beautiful Junk Sale, to benefit the Action Center, returns this Fall on October 17 and 18 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The sale is held biannually in March and October and raises an average of $45,000; 100% of the proceeds are used to provide food, clothing, shelter, and vital services for homeless and impoverished neighbors of Jefferson County…  Read more…

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Business Q&A: Golden Real Estate Inc., Golden

Interview with Jim Smith, broker/owner

Q: How did you get involved in this business?

A: I was a broker associate with RE/MAX Alliance in Lakewood when I saw a restaurant building for sale on South Golden Road that would make a perfect real estate office. I already owned a moving truck which I offer free to buyers and sellers, but it was hidden in the parking lot behind the RE/MAX office…  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Update

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Apex Park: Flood recovery update

A year has passed since the historic record-setting rains and flooding along the northern Front Range of Colorado damaged towns, homes, roads and parks.  Today, much of the damage has been remedied with areas of greatest impact still closed.   At Apex Park, 3.8 miles or 40% of the Park’s trails were severely damaged.  Community support and staff dedication has allowed the majority of the park to be reopened for public enjoyment…  Read more…

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Concrete work at Beverly Heights and Discovery Parks this week

The City will be doing some concrete work at both Beverly Heights Park and Discovery Park this week and into next…  Read more…

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Meet and Greet Candidates for State House/Senate Offices

Join your friends and neighbors at the Arvada Presbyterian Church, 5592 Independence St., Arvada 80002 on Tuesday, September 30th from 7 to 9 PM. Candidates for the following Colorado Senate and House Districts have been invited to answer your questions and address your concerns…  Read more…

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Golden football falls again but is making progress

By Daniel Williams.

It is yet to show up in the win column, but Golden football is showing signs of improvement.

The Demons were beat by Kennedy 14-3 Saturday at All-City Field, but the way they played that showed signs of life for the down program…  Read more…

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The times, they are a-changin’

By Clarke Reader.

Judas.

That’s what Bob Dylan was called after he plugged his electric guitar in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 and changed rock music forever.

The members of the folk scene that Dylan had seemingly abandoned were left bewildered and betrayed by their leader apparently selling out…  Read more…

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Garnier “Golden” As No. 12 Mines Topples Fourth-Ranked Hilltoppers

AUSTIN, Texas – Freshman Emily Garnier struck the golden goal 45 seconds into overtime and NSCAA No. 12 Colorado School of Mines prevailed 1-0 in its top-25 battle with No. 4 St. Edward’s Saturday morning at Lewis-Chen Family Field in Austin, Texas.

After clash of defenses resulted in 13 combined shots and four shots on goal in regulation, Garnier wasted no time delivering the game-winner in the extra session, sending a loose ball off a corner attempt to the far net from 15 yards…  Read more…

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Development on outskirts of Golden will tap Red Rocks, I-70 travelers

By Josie Klemaier.

A development off Interstate 70 in Golden has been revived and is moving forward, hoping to draw Red Rocks concertgoers and people traveling to and from the mountains.

Gateway Village will be anchored by a hotel that will offer shuttles and packages for concerts at Red Rocks, said Don Marcotte, director of development for Northstar Commercial Partners. He also hopes the mixed-use development will entice I-70 commuters and tourists heading into the mountains. There will be a gas station, a dog boarder, a coffee shop and office spaces…  Read more…

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Colorado hop growers reap record harvest to supply local craft brewers

By Steve Raabe.

Craft beer enthusiasts who enjoy a bitter bite in their brew have reason to hoist another in celebration. Colorado hop growers are in the final days of reaping a harvest that is likely to be a state record. That means more Colorado brewers — including a notable name in Golden — will have bigger supplies of locally grown hops.

A record harvest in Colorado, of course, is relative…  Read more…

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OLLI at DU/Golden Campus offering candidate forums open to the public

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Denver will present a series of candidate forums open to the public at their west campus located at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Avenue in Golden…  Read more…

 

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Coors Brewery Train Cars

By Paul Jones.  Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado is the largest single site brewery in the world. Pictured is the train cars that run between brewery buildings and are filled to capacity with beer…  View photo…

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Web of Life Projected photography show set for Sept. 21

Sunday evening, September 21 at 7:00 PM  Cathy and Gordon Illg, widely-published professional photographers, authors and Certified International Tour Managers, will present a thoughtful description of the beauty and wonder of the natural world of which we are a part…  Read more…

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Repairs to Jeffco’s Apex Park flood-damaged trails delayed until late

By John Aguilar.

Repair of flood-damaged areas of Apex Park in Jefferson County has been delayed until late November because of funding issues and required environmental reviews.

Nearly four miles of trails at the park were severely damaged during last year’s historic floods and the county hoped to have repairs made by the end of this month…  Read more…

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Sandstrom carries tax debt

By Amy Woodward.

Ron Sandstrom, the Republican candidate for Jeffco County assessor, has been saddled with back taxes, according to a trio of judgments brought against him by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

The unpaid state income tax amounts show balances of about $1,000 to $6,000 listed during the years of 2006-11, court documents reveal…  Read more…

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More than 400 volunteers to help in Golden this weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 13, more than 400 volunteers will participate in over 40 projects throughout Golden as part of the 4th annual “Be a Tool” Day of Service. People of all ages and skill levels will work in teams to help the elderly, low income or disabled residents maintain their homes to keep them warm, safe and dry.

This project began when some local church groups decided to use the offerings from a service to buy materials to help fix up some homes in an area mobile home park…  Read more…

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Fall colors on the wind

By Clarke Reader.

Autumn is Colorado’s most colorful season, and Spirits in the Wind Gallery is embracing the season with new artists on display for September.

The gallery, 1211 Washington Ave. in Golden, will be running its fall shows through Sept. 30, giving art lovers of all mediums a chance to find something to add a little color to their homes…  Read more…

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Traffic signal change at Heritage Rd. & 4th Ave.

Beginning Monday, September 15, the traffic signal at Heritage Road and W. 4th Avenue will be placed into flash mode. Heritage Road traffic will encounter a flashing yellow signal and W. 4th Avenue traffic will encounter a flashing red signal.

In addition, STOP signs will be installed on the W. 4th Avenue approaches. This configuration will remain in place a minimum of 90 days while the City evaluates traffic patterns at this intersection prior to removing the traffic signal.  Read more…

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Adoptable pets at Foothills Animal Shelter for the week of Sept. 8

Tiger (#144127): Check out this beautiful boy! Tiger is a 8-year-old male domestic medium hair mix who would love to meet you!

Riley (#145395): Riley is a sweet 8-year-old female Labrador Retriever mix that’s looking for her forever home!

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GHS girls’ varsity team remembers Breanna Hall

By Amy Woodward.

The season had just started and the girls’ varsity softball team at Golden High School was anticipating a fresh start with a new coach.

It was August 2012, and Breanna Hall, 17, like her fellow players, was anxious to shake off years of losing streaks. Entering into her senior year, Hall would be playing varsity for the first time…  Read more..

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Golden child’s life saved by brother’s bone marrow

By Kelly Sterner.

In 2012, Ella was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome.

Ella was in preschool when she started to get the stomach flu in a clockwork fashion. Every three weeks on a Wednesday she would become ill with a high fever, stomachache and headache…  Read more…

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“One World Connected” theme of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week

Awareness and Remembrance Events to Happen throughout September

Having a strong sense of community and belonging is one of the most powerful protective factors against suicide. When people feel connected to something larger than themselves, they are often able to weather life’s hardships much better than those who feel isolated or who believe that they have become a burden to those who love them. For these reasons, Colorado is celebrating connection by promoting this theme – “One World Connected” – during the 2014 National Suicide Prevention Week, September 8-14…  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Update

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Drive electric event

On Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 am to 2 pm, Golden Real Estate will host a National Drive Electric Week in its parking lot located at 17695 S. Golden Rd., Golden, CO 80401. Electric vehicles to be featured include Teslas, Leafs, Volts, BMW i3’s, and others – with their owners and a few dealer representatives answering questions and offering free ride and drives…  Read more…

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Community Meeting about the Armory Building

The Golden Community Commons Board, which is heading discussions and future use of the historical Armory Building on 13th and Arapahoe streets, will be holding a community meeting at city hall on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m…  Read more…

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Volunteers needed for Farmer’s Market

The Golden Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help set up tables, chairs, signs and tents at Golden’s celebrated Farmer’s Market. Food will be provided to those who donate their time. Two people, per shift, per Saturday are needed from July 19 to Oct. 4…  Read more…

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Book sale set

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum will be hosting a book sale Sept.15 to Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of quilt and craft related books will be available at discounted prices…  Read more…

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Briarwood Inn 35th anniversary celebration

The Briarwood Inn will be sharing its 35th anniversary with the public during the month of September by offering $35 three-course dinners from the original menu. Signature dishes include spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, veal piccata, chicken Rochambeau and concluding with the Briarwood dessert tray…  Read more…

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Mobile home destroyed in fire

On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Golden Police Department responded to a house fire at 375 C Street in the Golden Terrace Mobile Home Park in Golden. The house was engulfed in flames when crews from the fire department arrived, making the home inaccessible…  Read more…

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Saving lives through blood drives

By Amy Woodward.

For 10 years, the Bonfils bloodmobile has pulled into the Golden Library’s west parking lot every 56 days to fill up on blood.

“We love partnering like this,” said Rebecca Winning, manager of communications for the Jefferson County Public Library or JCPL.

It’s a partnership that has supplied 1,442 units of blood, saving 4,326 lives from the Golden Library site, according to Bonfils which calculates one blood donation to be used on three people…  Read more…

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Red-hot Golden beats another 5A soccer program

By Daniel Williams.

Need proof that Golden soccer has one of the best 4A teams in the state?

Well, the Demons just beat their fourth 5A team over their first six games of the season after a 4-0 rout of Prairie View Saturday at Littleton Public Schools Stadium…  Read more…

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Rams beat Golden in 4A battle

By Daniel Williams.

Green Mountain got its first victory of the season and left a rival still looking for one as the Rams defeated Golden 28-10 Friday at Jeffco Stadium.

The Rams took a 14-3 lead into halftime and then added 14 more fourth quarter points behind senior running back Chance Boyce who rushed for a ridiculous 211 yards and two touchdowns…  Read more…

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Jeffco Innovation Faire expected to fuel tech business, collaboration

By Austin Briggs.

GOLDEN —In a lab at the Colorado School of Mines, tiny motors whirred, a conveyor system sent small platforms speeding along its tracks and robot arms twisted and turned.

Surrounded by computers, circuit boards and mechanical parts, the students talked about their projects — the next generation of robotics with the potential to change fields ranging from medicine to the battlefield…  Read more…

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Presenting MEA’s 2014 Customer Relations Roundtable

Eagan, MN (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

MEA is happy to present the November 4-6, 2014 Customer Relations Roundtable in Golden, CO. The Customer Relations Roundtable is designed specifically for customer relations professionals working with energy delivery companies and includes candid, forward thinking, practical information from those in the know…  Read more…

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Meet and Greet Candidates for Jefferson County Offices

Join your friends and neighbors in the atrium of the Jeffco Administration Building (also known as the TajMahal), 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, on Tuesday, September 23rd from 7 to 9 PM…  Read more…

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Golden Farmer’s Market

By Evan Ford.  There is an event in the parking lot of the Golden Library that may rival the joys of sleeping in on Saturday mornings…  Read more…

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Full STEAM Ahead: Local Gallery Connects Art and Science

By Katrina San Nicolas.  While pursuing math, science, and engineering at Colorado School of Mines might seem a world away from art, a quaint brick building at the corner of 15th Street and Washington Avenue links technicality and creativity….  Read more…

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Buncombe Co. Deputies Search For Man, Missing Teen

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Jacob “Jake” Thomas Pearce, of Golden, Colorado and Haylee Danielle Ledford, 13, from Leicester, North Carolina…  Read more…

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Hidden treasures of Golden

By John Akal.  When you write a column about the place where you grew up you constantly run into items that remind you of something from days gone by…  Read more…

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FDA approves needle-free injector

By Amy Woodward.  Receiving a yearly flu shot could be less painful since the recent approval by the FDA of a needle-free injector for the delivery of Aluria influenza vaccine…  Read more…

 

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Council bans smoking on Washington Avenue

By Amy Woodward.  Golden City Council voted to prohibit smoking on Washington Avenue as well as city open spaces Thursday, Sept. 4…  Read more…

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Jefferson County Public Library Invites Jeffco Residents to Get Outside the Line

By Rhonda Cratty.  Thursday, Sept. 18: Visit the American Mountaineering Center in Golden at 7:00 p.m. for an evening with Amy Greene, author of Long Man…  Read more…

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Golden mobile home destroyed in early-morning fire

A mobile home in Golden was destroyed overnight in a fire…  Read more…

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A Golden Day in Colorado

On Saturday, the first day of our Rocky Mountain adventure, we flew to Denver, then drove to Golden, Colorado…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter:Exploding gophers

Property line confrontation. Golden Police responded to the900 block of 11th Street, Golden, on Aug. 18 in response to a dispute between two individuals…  Read more…

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Tickets available to see “Long Man” author Amy Greene

Author Amy Greene will be in Golden later this month as part of Jefferson County Public Library’s Golden Reads program…  Read more…

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Putting dinosaurs on the map

By Fran Loft.  Today his name graces the library at the Colorado School of Mines – Arthur Lakes. Who was he?  Read more…

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Downtown Golden: Downtown Plan for Development plan draft ready for public review

A public review of the plan will occur at the next DDA meeting on September 15 in City Hall at 6:30 p.m., and a public hearing is scheduled before the Planning Commission on October 1, 2014…  View draft…

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