Golden's Miners Alley Playhouse debuts largest production ever

For the next two months, only good “Hair” days are allowed at Miners Alley Playhouse. On Aug. 5, the downtown Golden theater debuted its largest production ever, the American tribal love-rock musical “Hair.”

Golden’s U.S. Marine Corps memorial plans remodel, expansion

The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Foundation is looking to remodel the memorial wedged between U.S. Highway 6 and West Colfax Avenue in southeast Golden. It also hopes to acquire the adjacent CDOT property to build an event space and parking lot.

Mother Cabrini Shrine to start chapel expansion project this fall

The Mother Cabrini Shrine is just weeks away from breaking ground on its $4 million chapel expansion project.

PHOTO GALLERY: Goldenites celebrate parade, festival at Buffalo Bill Days

Golden's July 28-31 weekend made for a good ride, cowboy, as the annual Buffalo Bill Days festival and parade returned. This web-exclusive photo gallery captures Saturday's festivities as attendees enjoyed Golden's summertime tradition.

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Sailor Rowles, 10, and Scout Rowles, 7, scream and laugh while riding a carnival ride at Buffalo Bill Days on July 30.

Buffalo Bill Days returns to downtown Golden

Parents Dave and Kelli were just trying to take their sons to Lions Park on July 30, but found downtown Golden much busier than they had expected.
In Greenwood Village, Harry Marinsky’s “The Mad Tea Party” from the “Alice in Wonderland” series is displayed by the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Marjorie Park.

Molding art for the masses

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then taking a walk through most metro area communities can be a delightful treat for the eyes.
Members of the Welchester Circus Arts Club ride through on different unicycles during "The Best of the West" Parade on July 30 in downtown Golden.

Golden’s “The Best of the West” Parade rides again

Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and their cowboys and cowgirls were back in the saddle again as “The Best of the West” Parade returned to downtown Golden July 30.
Colorado School of Mines senior linebacker Nolan Reeve was recently named to the Colorado Football America Yearbook's preseason starting lineup list. CSM was also named No. 4 in the publication's preseason top-30 poll. Reeve, who was named conference Defensive Academic Player of the Year, and the Orediggers play their home opener Sept. 10 against Angelo State.

Orediggers ranked fourth in football preseason poll

Colorado School of Mines has been named No. 4 in the College Football America Yearbook’s preseason top-30 poll.
Jeremy Faulk, right, helps his son Connor, 4, before the family sets off on the July 26 Golden Bike Cruise from the Armory parking garage. The cruise, which is the last Tuesday of the month May through September, starts at the Armory parking garage and loops around through north Golden and back into downtown.

Golden cyclists have themselves a merry little Christmas in July

Despite the time of year, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas recently in downtown and north Golden. Hundreds of cyclists donned their jingle bells, ugly holiday sweaters, reindeer-antler headbands and more for the “Christmas in July”-themed Golden Bike Cruise on July 26.
Jihad Milhem, right, plays John Proctor in Miner Alley Playhouse's Oct. 2021 production of "The Crucible." Milhem won Best Actor in a Play at the recent Henry Awards for this performance.

Miners Alley Playhouse actor wins Henry Award

Miners Alley Playhouse actor Jihad Milhem won Best Actor in Play at the recent Henry Award. The Miners Alley production of "The Crucible" received four other Henry Award nominations, including Best Production of a Play.
An RTD bus at the Adams County Justice Center parking lot, when the bus service went to the stop in 2020.

RTD offering zero-fare August across train, bus system

RTD is offering zero fares in August to reduce traffic, improve air quality and promote RTD programs and services.

Summer storm plows through area

Interstate 70 through central Denver reopened Aug. 7 after powerful thunderstorms caused flooding along the Central 70 project. Some flood waters remained on side streets during the morning rush hour …
Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.
The Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act will provide investments to improve fire-adapted ecosystems, protect communities against catastrophic wildfires and enhance drought resiliency.

Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act passed

The Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act was passed July 29 by the House of Representatives.   The act is a package of 49 bills that will provide investments to improve fire-adapted ecosystems, protect communities against catastrophic wildfires and enhance drought resiliency..

Pinuelas draws 40-year sentence for second-degree murder conviction

A 23-year-old man drew a 40-year sentence in the state department of corrections after he pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge. Guillermo Pinuelas entered his plea in early June.

Life sentence in Westminster shooting death

BRIGHTON – A 37-year-old man drew a life sentence for his part in a 2018 shooting death at a Westminster apartment complex. An Adams County District Court jury convicted Juan Castorena in …
Life

Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll …

Sports

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

  Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her …

Voices

From the editor: The Golden Transcript contributed to systemic racism. Let’s talk about it.

Local news matters because it keeps community members connected and informed. It encourages people to be active and use their voices to stand up for what they believe in. 

Column: The beauty of the garden is the fruit it produces

We, like so many others, bought a puppy at the beginning of the pandemic. And he’s great — ridiculously cute, reasonably well-behaved, loves our son. Everything you want in a puppy.

Column: Voting recommendations

One of the wonderful things about our Republic is that citizens step up to the plate and enter the political arena to fill roles both large and small.  

Column: The world needs gardeners

What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. —“Hamilton”

Column: The “Keystone Pipeline” won’t make gas any cheaper

“A report that the Biden administration is weighing greater imports of Canadian oil is putting a renewed focus on the canceled Keystone XL pipeline and whether it would have made any difference with today’s tight oil supply.” — Energywire
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