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Somehow time is a fastball that throws you a curve

Time flies. Time really flies. I just received an invitation to pre-order a 2019 SUV. The vehicle isn’t in the works: It already exists. I received the invitation in February 2018. When I was a … more

We all want to leave our mark, but on what?

Pikes Peak (with or without the apostrophe). Speer Boulevard. MLK Jr. Boulevard. Carr Street. Stapleton International Airport (and now a Denver neighborhood). McNichol’s Arena. Ellie Caulkins Opera … more

The importance of filling young souls

The news out of Florida last Wednesday was too familiar. This incident was slightly different, in that there was obviously a breakdown of law enforcement, both from a “watchlist” standpoint and … more

Q&A with Colin Mulligan, Golden High School

I attended two years of high school at Golden High School. While there I played football, basketball, lacrosse and was on the track team. I also founded the first high school Ducks Unlimited chapter … more

Library board selects four finalists vying for executive director position

About 100 people attended a community forum on June 18 to meet the four finalists hoping to become the next executive director of the Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). The new executive … more

Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the Jeffco schools building. “I’ve seen … more

Spring break sports reports

Arvada baseball Close to home, Arvada proved to have a potent offense over spring break. The Bulldogs beat Sheridan, Alameda and Thornton in tournament play, but did falter against Berthoud. The game … more

Amputees make strides toward goals at adaptive clinic

Traci Miller, 52, has been an above-the-knee amputee for 31 years. The one thing she hasn’t been able to do since losing her leg to a rare vascular disorder is run. “Now, I just really want to … more

Q&A with Sydney Weathers, Green Mountain High School

I have participated in multiple extracurricular activities over my four years at Green Mountain. I have played the sports of football (yes, I am a girl), basketball and soccer. I am also a member of … more

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more

James Mitchell remains missing and endangered

An investigation into the mid-December disappearance of 87-year-old James Mitchell of Arvada continues. The Golden Police is investigating all avenues that might lead to his whereabouts, said Golden … more

School district lays groundwork for budget

Jefferson County Public Schools is in the early phases of laying groundwork for the 2018/19 budget. During the month of February, the district will begin community engagement, negotiations with the … more

Winterfest celebrates the season, culture

Dishes from across the globe were cooking, kids were competing and cultural performers took the stage at the first ever Winterfest presented by the Arvada Festivals Commission Feb. 24 at McIlvoy Park … more

Coalition's plans for Fed Center denied

The federal government’s denial March 23 of a plan to develop 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood into a housing and resource center for the homeless dismayed its proponents … more

Hutchinson club plans Eco-Fair, Shred Day

Hutchinson Elementary School's Environmental Club, in partnership with Shred Nations, will host an Eco-Fair and Shred Day to help residents recycle and shred unwanted items. The event lasts from 10 … more

Jefferson County graduates: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I have learned the positive impact that one kind action can have. It is incredibly easy to be kind to someone and make them feel welcome and included. I will carry this with me into my future career … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Good, better and best options and outcomes

Whenever I go into an ice cream shop, notice I didn’t say “if” I go into an ice cream shop, it’s when I go into an ice cream shop because anyone who knows me knows it is only a matter of … more

Wizards take the court to raise funds for Arvada schools

The gym at Arvada High School was packed Friday, May 4 with families from throughout the city with two goals: be entertained and raise funds for Arvada area schools. The Harlem Wizards were in town … more
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