Wheat Ridge looking ripe for 4A Jeffco repeat – Valor welcomed into league; Golden thinking league title

By Daniel Williams.  The Pirates have struggled over the past couple seasons for a couple different reasons (4-11, 2-5 in league last season)…  Read more…

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Tube time

By Clarke Reader.  Walk down Golden’s main street during the summer, and be ready to view the rushing waters of Clear Creek carrying tubers underfoot, beneath the Washington Street Bridge…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Toilet seat mystery

Sister trouble. A resident of the 100 block of Sagebrush Street, Golden, called Golden police…  Read more…

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Impacts of USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Jeffco open space

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be rolling through Jefferson County on Sunday, Aug. 24, and several Jeffco Open Space parks will be affected…  Read more…

 

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Bronze cowboy statue in Golden removed for repair after vandalism

By Josie Klemaier.  GOLDEN — One of Golden’s main-street sculptures, “Cowboy’s Day Off,” has been removed for repairs after vandals damaged a fragile part of its design…  Read more…

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Foothills Animal Shelter (Colo.) Tops Division Four after First Two Months of 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colo. is again at the top of the leaderboard in Division Four of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge…  Read more…

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Director of Evergreen Parks & Rec, Scott Robson, leaving to head Colorado Mountain Club

By Josie Klemaier.  The executive director of Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Scott Robson, will leave his position at the end of August to step into the role as CEO of Golden-based Colorado Mountain Club and American Alpine Museum, the district said Thursday in a news release…  Read more…

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USA Pro Challenge kicks off Golden’s Fall Fitness Celebration

By Josie Klemaier.  When the USA Pro Challenge bike race passes through Golden on Aug. 24, it will not leave the city in its dust…  Read more…

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New Basketball Court going in at White Ash Mine Park

White Ash Mine basketball court is scheduled for demolition on Monday, August 18. Installation of the new full basketball court plus half court will begin on August 20 and will replace the existing court. Construction is scheduled for completion by September…  Read more…

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New Mines students to whitewash mountainside M, road closure planned

Incoming Colorado School of Mines students will gather on Kafadar Commons at 8 a.m. on Aug. 18 for the university’s annual back-to-school kickoff, the M Climb…  Read more…

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Business Q&A: Alley Way Framing, Golden

Interview with Kelly Gilas, president/owner

Q: How did you get involved in this business?

A: I’m an art major and, one day, I wanted to get a few of my drawings framed, so I went looking for a local frame shop and stumbled upon Pat’s Backdoor Framing…  Read more…

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A mobile home

East Street Properties picked up and moved a historic Golden home last week at 1812 Illinois St., and placed it at 410 9th Street…  Read more…

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Body found in Clear Creek identified

Golden Police Department reported that the Adams County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of Sean Duplessis…  Read more…

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Thomas the Tank Engine

See flyer…

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Forest scenes from up high

By Amy Woodward.  Climbing trees may seem like child’s play, but challenging oneself to see the world from a different view is far from folly…  Read more…

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Kittenzilla the Sequel special at Foothills Animal Shelter

Love warm, cuddly kittens as much as we do?  Read more…

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Golden student wins AT&T scholarship

Women of AT&T (WOA), a volunteer employee resource group at AT&T,will present high school student Shannan Billings of Golden with a scholarship on August 12…  Read more…

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Art lovers, don’t miss the Golden Fine Arts Festival & final days of Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit

By Joy Meadows.  For the past 24 years, the Golden Fine Arts Festival has been a highlight of the summer season…  Read more…

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Carolyn Miller selected as Golden Fine Arts Festival’s featured artist

By Joy Meadows.  Denver resident Carolyn Miller is the 2014 Golden Fine Arts Festival’s featured artist…  Read more…

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Time to gear up for pro tour

By John Akal.  I don’t know if you noticed it but there are a lot of people in Golden every day that dress in bright skin tight clothing with lots of logos on them and wear funny shoes with metal plates on the bottom…  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Update

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Body swept down Clear Creek in Golden found in Adams County

By Kieran Nicholson.  The body of a man swept down Clear Creek in June has been found and identified…  Read more…

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I-70 eastbound reopens at Golden after fatal head-on crash

By Jesse Paul.  All lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 have reopened west of Denver on Tuesday after a fatal head-on crash in the morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol…  Read more…

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Calvary Episcopal Church buys Armory building

By Amy Woodward.  The historical Armory building has seen a few owners over the years since its opening in 1913…  Read more…

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Pride of Golden

By Amy Woodward.  Lions, like motorcycles, are well-known for their roar. But the Golden Lions are looking to do a lot more than just make some noise…  Read more…

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Fight for 5A Jeffco league crown

By Daniel Williams.  The Pirates (9-10, 0-7 in 4A Jeffco last season) took a big step forward last season — even without a single league win…  Read more…

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Reigning state champs Valor Christian joins 4A Jeffco

By Daniel Williams.  It may not seem fair but in this case as the saying goes, it is what it is…  Read more…

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Baskets of wonder

By Clarke Reader.  Native American art taps into the nexus of both function and beauty with many of its creations, and the Hosig Di baskets scheduled for display at the Spirits in the Wind Gallery perfectly embody this spirit…  Read more…

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Body of Missing Person Sean Duplessis Recovered

On August 10, 2014, fishermen discovered a body of a man in Clear Creek about 70th and Washington Street, in unincorporated Adams County…  Read more…

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Golden Fire Department to Recognize Life-Saving Lifeguards

The Golden Fire Department wants to recognize the lifeguards and staff at the Splash Aquatic Park for their roles in saving the life of a toddler…  Read more…

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Special Speaker: Troy Wanek – First Find Your Passion!

The head of the Renewable Energy Technology Department at Red Rocks Community College, Troy Wanek has created a fascinating life for himself and his family out of his devotion to a single energy technology – solar…  Read more…

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History hikes in Golden: See dinosaur fossils and a lime kiln

By Deb Stanley.  GOLDEN, Colo. – There’s a nice family hike in Golden that let’s you teach your kids about dinosaurs and see a brick-making kiln created in the late 1800s — the Kinney Run Trail and the Triceratops Trail…  Read more…

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WEEKEND EDITION: WRAPPING UP DISCOVER-AQ

The DISCOVER-AQ project will fly its last sortie on Sunday and wrap up this five-year project as the data is analysed over the next 12 months…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Woman disavows knowledge of funny money

Woman disavows knowledge of funny money. A man called Golden police on July 22 to report receipt of…  Read more…

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National Night Out 2014 – City of Golden

By HK Wong.  “Excuse me, sir, do you know what is going on in the park?” asked a passerby on a bicycle about the recreation happening in the park at the moment…  Read more…

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Mutual of Omaha Bank to sell 5 Colorado branches

By Russell Hubbard.  Mutual of Omaha Bank said Friday it plans to sell five branches in Colorado to Denver-based CIC Bancshares, operator of Centennial Bank…  Read more…

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Business Q&A: Miner’s Maze Adventureland, Golden

Interview with Jared Vasold, managing partner

Q: How did you get involved in this business?

A: During travels throughout North America working in the leadership industry, I began to notice a discrepancy between what family-oriented establishments said and did…  Read more…

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Boys golf kicks off prep season

By Daniel Williams.  The official start of the 2014-2015 Colorado prep seasons has arrived with the start of the high school boys’ golf season…  Read more…

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Hurley registers with Sheriff’s Office

By Amy Woodward.  A community meeting was held by the Sheriff’s Office, after notification that convicted sexually violent predator Gerald Hurley would be moving back to the Golden area…  Read more…

 

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Golden rescues Bell’s after-school sports

By Josie Klemaier.  The city of Golden has picked up administration of Bell Middle School’s sports program after the closing of Bell’s after-school program, which had included team sports…  Read more…

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Genesee Park getting more bison overlooks, park improvements

By Josie Klemaier.  Denver’s bison herd at Genesee Park has had a prolific year, attracting attention for its 20 calves sired by a young bull…  Read more…

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Moving house: Historic dwelling makes way for new life

By Paris Elliott.  GOLDEN, Colo. — A historic brick house that sat near the Colorado School of Mines for more than 90 years moved almost a mile in four hours Tuesday, on its way to begin a new life as a wellness center…  Read more…

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Community Solar Garden opens in Jeffco

By Amy Woodward.  Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a growing developer in solar community gardens, opened two new sites in Colorado — this time in Jefferson County, which will make it easier for Xcel Energy customers to go solar…  Read more…

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NREL exhibit hits the road

By Hannah Burlingame.  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is missing an exhibit…  Read more…

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Car sharing goes electric

Car sharing, the latest in urban mobility, offers access to a set of temporary wheels at an affordable cost with a goal to entice city dwellers to cut back on driving…  Read more…

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Temporary W Line Light Rail closure this weekend

Due to maintenance work, there will be no Light Rail W line service between the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden and Knox stations from August 9 – 10, 2014…  Read more…

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Dinosaur Discovery Days – Reptiles and Birds

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. for reptile and bird day…  Read more…

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Pleasant View School supply drive

School supply donations are needed for students attending Pleasant View Elementary this year…  Read more…

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Colorado Connections Academy Hosts Free Golden Information Session

There is a free information session on Tuesday, August 12 hosted by Colorado Connections Academy for Golden families to learn more about how virtual public school works…  Read more…

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Rabbit Fever suspected at South Table Mountain Park

GOLDEN, Colo. – Dead rabbits found in the South Table Mountain Park area prompted a health warning on Monday…  Read more…

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