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Gingerbread houses make memories

Probably every little kid dreams of living in a house made of candy, said Coletta Smith of Castle Rock, one of the coordinators for the Colorado Christmas Adventure event. “Gingerbread houses … more

Ceremony a ‘beautiful moment’ for new citizens

A group of 51 youths from around the Denver area became United States citizens Nov. 30 at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial. The naturalization ceremony, which took … more

House of Dior gets display in Denver

Fashion fans need wait no longer for the Denver Art Museum’s latest showcase of high fashion and its place in the art world. “Dior: From Paris to the World” opened Nov. 19 and runs through … more

Parkour creates caring community

Ken Arrington, founder of parkour gym Path Movement, knows that parkour — in which athletes often scale walls, make 9-foot leaps and traverse rails 10 feet off the ground — has a bad reputation … more

Colorado finalizes tougher emission standards

Colorado is joining 13 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting Low Emission Vehicle Standards, requiring new vehicles starting with the 2022 model year to meet strict standards for fuel … more

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away … more

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, … more

Eleven Ralston Valley High athletes sign to play in college

Eleven Ralston Valley High School athletes signed their letters of intent to play on scholarship in college Nov. 14 at a celebration held in the school's gym. Of those 11, four singers play on the … more

Cereal Box's first year includes rainbow sprinkles and change

After a year in business, The Cereal Box is serving up hot messes, unicorn poop and community engagement in Olde Town Arvada. The eatery celebrates being a kid with 150 cereals from around the world, … more

Don’t let family ties tie you in knots

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you and your family celebrate is right around the corner. The holidays are supposed to bring a light of happiness to life with traditions, food, gifts, … more

Faith Eagles beat defending state champs to move into playoff semis

Faith Christian and Bayfield squared off on a brilliant sunny Saturday afternoon at Faith Christian High School in a 2A State Quarterfinal. Bayfield came in as the number one overall seed and as the … more

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. more

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 … more

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone … more

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all … more

Navigating dating in dense Denver metro area

Along with traffic and housing costs, the population boom in the Denver metro area can affect a less obvious part of residents’ lives: navigating the dating world. “While that doesn’t make us … more

Golden boys soccer pounces early in playoff win over Fort Morgan

ARVADA — Golden didn’t waste any time Wednesday night on getting its first boys soccer playoff in five years. The No. 11-seeded Demons defeated No. 22 Fort Morgan 4-0 in the opening round of … more

Arvada opens public restroom in Olde Town

The first public restroom in Olde Town Arvada, located at the Olde Town Transit Station Plaza, officially opened for use Oct. 16. “This is a pretty important thing in Olde Town, joke about it as we … more

Jeffco crowns league champions in cross country

LITTLETON — The weather was great during the Oct. 11 Jeffco League 4A and 5A races. However, rain and snow during the week left a few damp places on the course. In the 4A boys race, Green Mountain … more
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