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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 … more

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 … more

Experts debate ways to solve student debt crisis

Student debt has skyrocketed 400 percent in the last 30 years to where it now equals nearly 8 percent of the domestic output. The new debt burden is causing this generation to put off getting … more

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 … more

Lakewood animal hospital gets its own TV show

Ross Henderson quickly became a familiar face on Facebook when Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood posted a video of him playing a guitar, singing to a Golden Retriever as the dog waited for … more

Arvada church sponsors Habitat home

Arvada United Methodist Church made its largest donation to Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver providing $85,000 — a full home sponsorship. The sponsorship covered one of the 63 homes in the … more

Stalcheski to lead merging Arvada depts.

Ryan Stalcheski has been named the city of Arvada’s Director of Community and Economic Development. Stachelski has served the city for eight years, most recently as the director of the Arvada … more

Olde Town Arvada BID welcomes new executive director

The Olde Town Arvada, Business Improvement District (BID) has appointed Joe Hengstler as the new executive director. Hengstler said he is thrilled to bring his talents in community organizing, event … more

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 … more

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 … more

WWII veteran gets private tour of Coors brewery for 101st birthday

Andrew Slavonic of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a World War II Air Force veteran and longtime Coors Light consumer, got to celebrate his 101st birthday in true Golden style. “We wanted to give him the … more

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 … more

Jefferson’s Nick Gallegos grabs title at Arvada West Invitational

ARVADA — The evidence was overwhelming how competitive and challenging the two-day Arvada West Wrestling Invitational was as it wrapped up Jan. 12. The annual tournament featured the On The Mat’s … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Northglenn ladies basketball comes up short at Arvada West

In a low-scoring affair Jan. 9 at Arvada West High School, the Lady Wildcats (8-6) escaped with the 43-39 victory over Northglenn (3-10, 1-1 in conference) thanks to a 12-8 run to close out the … more

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 … more

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 … more
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