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Arvada open house helps gather resident input

Transportation, traffic, attainable housing and single trash haulers were among the topics discusses by residents with Arvada City Council Jan. 8 at a visioning open house held at city hall. This …
Writing workshops pulls people out of hard times
The promise of food on Wednesday afternoons brought Patricia Lynveal and her fiancé, who were both experiencing homelessness, to the Arvada Library for the first Hard Times Writing Workshops last …

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the …

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …

Hit the slopes without going broke

Vail and Beaver Creek resorts recently announced their day passes jumped to $209 per day at the door, a new all-time high, serving as a reminder that a day on the slopes is anything but cheap. …

Rocky Flats subject to another lawsuit over safety

With two lawsuits pending, seven citizen groups are bringing a new legal suit to try and unseal 30-year-old documents about the troublesome Rocky Flats. Represented by Pat Mellen, a Denver-based …

News

Governor presents first budget to lawmakers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis …

Life

Mount Vernon Canyon Club invites community to wellness retreat

People tend to go on what Lili Shelton, Mount Vernon Canyon Club's wellness and fitness director, calls a spree during the holidays. So, it's generally around the time that the New Year begins when …

Sports

Jeffco standout performers for the week of Jan. 17

Marissa Chatman, Wheat Ridge The senior scored a double-double, with 10 rebounds and 17 points, in what was an eventual loss to Standley Lake, 47-42, on Jan. 11. Aneus Olsen, Arvada High The guard …

Voices

Editorial Cartoon for Jan. 17

Letter to the editor: About free speech

A letter in the 10 Jan. edition conflates free speech with freedom of the press. Yes, both are protected by the First Amendment, but we all know that free speech essentially means the government …
Doray

Your fitness level might start with your zip code

How can local communities encourage and facilitate active lifestyles among their residents? How can they increase access to and use of gyms and recreational facilities? How can parents encourage …

Bronco woes trace back to fractured leadership

Somebody should write a case study in organizational leadership based on the Denver Broncos. Or, to be more precise, a case study in the failures of fractured leadership. Let me start by saying that …

Letter to the editor: Something to the classic excuse

Have you heard the students excuse for not presenting his homework? ”The dog ate my homework”. This is a 100 percent valid excuse for not presenting the documents. I retired from medicine …
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