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Investigators: Golden spa operator expected masseuse to work 10 years for green card

A Golden-area massage parlor operator expected a female employee from China to work for him for 10 years, performing illicit acts on clients for extra money. That’s according to an arrest affidavit filed by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office against Yuewu Zhao, a 53-year-old Highlands Ranch resident, who was recently arrested by deputies following several…

Wild West Oktoberfest returns as primary Golden Civic Foundation fundraiser

After testing the waters last year, it seems Wild West Oktoberfest is here to stay. YoColorado and other Golden businesses revived the community’s Oktoberfest last year — with a Western spin — and proceeds benefited the Golden Civic Foundation. The original Oktoberfest was founded in 1978 as a GCF fundraiser and ran annually until 1993.…

Photo gallery: Golden High School’s homecoming parade honors sesquicentennial

Golden High School’s Sept. 22 homecoming parade was 150 years in the making. Generations of past, present and future Demons took to Washington Avenue on their way to the annual homecoming football game that evening. Alumni, school teams and clubs, and other local groups held banners and hosted floats to honor Homecoming Week and the…


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Hitting a high note: After weathering the pandemic, Golden Concert Choir sees major growth

All summer, the Golden Concert Choir hosted a thorough recruitment campaign. The group participated in Buffalo Bill Days and had a booth at the Golden Farmers Market one weekend. Members posted flyers at local coffee shops and breweries and promoted the choir online. This month, the group has seen the fruit of its labor with…

Avenue Flashes: Oktoberfest season with a Golden twist

Once September rolls around, it’s time to start thinking about a little Gemütlichkeit. That’s a German word that means a state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer. Which, of course, also means that it’s Oktoberfest season once again. Ah, yes. That traditional fall celebration was something that happened in October that somehow moved…

Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of the year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling leaves and hearty foods, it’s my duty to round up some of the best ways to welcome fall.  The spirit of…


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Letter: Climate alarmism

Alarmism is a thing. We are accustomed to it in the winter ahead of a snowstorm because it sells.

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