Veterans Day

Colorado-based 98th Signal Battalion prepares for deployment

For Capt. Justin Brown, an Arvada resident, deployment means leaving his family and friends behind. It means leaving beautiful Colorado, missing ski season and racking up his mountain bike. But it …
Election 2018
Duran

Wheat Ridge wins some, loses some

Election Night was kind to Wheat Ridge, as the city's ballot measures 2A and 2B passed, and two city politicians seeking higher office were chosen by voters. Councilwoman Monica Duran won her bid to …
Nik Slater and Kay Slater, supporters of the Jefferson County Public Schools' 5A and 5B, watch nervously at 240 Union as the results come in Nov. 6.

Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed.

2018 Jefferson County election results

Here are the results for Jefferson County, including the municipal ballot measures for the communities of Arvada, Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. AssessorR Brian Cassidy 48.53%D Scot Kersgaard …

Faith Christian football ends season in state semis

There is no good way to end a season if it doesn't end in a championship. The Faith Christian Eagles (9-3) season ended on a cold and icy day with a loss to the La Junta Tigers (12-0) in the 2A State …

Honoring Israel: When a local church takes on an international issue

Though Faith Bible Chapel is overjoyed to celebrate their 40th anniversary of hosting, “A Night to Honor Israel,” not everyone in the community is equally enthusiastic. Teenagers dancing in …

Becoming Santa: a special gift

Bryan Austin didn’t have to wait for his beard to turn white to become Santa. The 60-year-old Austin has been performing as Santa for 11 seasons and wore the red suit while his hair was still, …

Eating vegan for the season

Jason Miller grew up in a small mountain town on the Western Slope of Colorado and in an agricultural community in Montana. He often hunted with his father, a taxidermist. They ate venison nearly …

News

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …

Life

‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by …

Sports

Golden wins first Jeffco League boys soccer title since 2007

LAKEWOOD — It’s been more than a decade, so winning the Class 4A Jeffco League boys soccer title was special for Golden on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Lakewood Memorial Field. “It feels pretty damn …

Voices
Doray
alchemy

Matters of the heart hit close to home

At this writing, I am contemplating – with some trepidation – an upcoming procedure called a coronary angiogram. I’ve known something is wrong for a few years (part of the reason for my recent …

Hello from 2018 to the people of 2068

Hello from the year 2018. This issue of the Golden Transcript is to be included in the city of Golden’s new time capsule, which will be sealed and buried, to not be reopened until 2068. The 50-year …

Letter to the editor: Celebrating American Indian heritage

During this month, our nation and the Lakewood Blue Spruce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Native Americans who were the …

Letter to the editor: Sad about 73 outcome

Coming from a family of teachers in Colorado, we are saddened and heartbroken about the lack of support Colorado voters gave to Colorado public schools, educators and students in our state in voting …
opinion

Letter to the editor: End of election relief

We can all breathe a sigh of relief that the onslaught of political ads are over, at least for the moment. My hope now is that our elected officials do not go right back to business as usual. The …
Doray

Why we did not vote … and why we did

This column is not about vote shaming – we all have our reasons for what we do. Rather, it’s about what I’ve learned since the midterm elections. Did you know that Colorado’s voter turnout …
Editorial Cartoon

HOMELESSNESS IN JEFFCO

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the …
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What’s your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? In my current role with the Women’s Bean Project in Denver I have worked closely with many women experiencing …
Tell me about your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? The root causes of homelessness are mental health issues, long term addictions and a lack of affordable housing. …
What are the biggest obstacles to ending homelessness in Jeffco? I think that centers around cost-of-living. I saw a homeless guy at 52nd and Wadsworth and his sign said, “It’s so hard to get up …
What do you wish more people knew about homelessness? I think there is a misperception that people “choose” to be homeless or that it is a “lifestyle.” That is just simply not the …
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