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Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. … more

Fair offers support, resources for veterans

Veterans who need help with health issues or are struggling to find other resources can find what they need and more at the annual West Metro Veterans Fair. More than 45 organizations that serve … more

Arvada names new public works director

Burton “Burt” Knight has been named Arvada’s new director of public works. Knight replaces Bob Manwaring, who retired Aug. 10. Knight brings 34 years of municipal engineering experience to … more

477-unit development will be built on Arvada, Wheat Ridge border

After four hours of public comment and council discussion, the Arvada City Council unanimously approved Sept. 10 the development plan for Haskins Station, which will bring 477 units to Arvada near … more

My name is... Zoe Missner

Going to CIA camp I’m part of the National Society of High School Scholars. You have to be nominated into it. And they give us certain opportunities, like going to CIA camp. I had to apply for it … more

Marijuana, meth and driving results in 36-year prison sentence

Troy Steven Glassford, 39, was sentenced Sept. 10 in Jefferson County District Court to 36 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn, according to the Jefferson … more

Former school board members urge support for Amendment 73

As former Jeffco School Board members, we’ve all experienced the stress of deciding what cuts to make to our district’s already very limited resources. None of us can recall a time when it … more

Letter to the Editor: Teachers need more help

I was happy to read the letter from the gentleman regarding education and “critical thinking” (“The Bandwagon effect,” Aug. 30.). As a substitute teacher, I see teachers everyday … more

Letter to the Editor: Colorado could use Amendment 73

Amendment 73 leverages Colorado’s strong economy to benefit our communities by asking the highest earners and “C” corporations, to contribute more to Colorado’s public schools, the … more

Letter to the Editor: Take action against drug addiction

Last year, 959 people died of a drug overdose in Colorado, according to the Colorado Health Institute, an increase of 83 percent from 2001. To put this number into perspective, the number of overdose … more

Letter to the Editor: Jeffco wants another billion

Jeffco already has a billion-dollar-a-year budget and that is not enough! Jeffco’s school board wants: Another $33 million in local tax dollars. Additional $134 million a year in statewide money … more

Letter to the Editor: Weldon for Coroner

The Jefferson County Coroner’s office provides vital services regarding deaths in our community. A professional medicolegal death investigation along with a deep compassion for families … more

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Jeffco marching bands take the field

Arvada, D'Evelyn, Bear Creek and Lakewood high marching bands all took home first place finishes from the Jefferson County Marching Invitational held Sept. 17 at Jeffco Stadium. The event, which … more

Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp … more

A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they … more

Open air painting event benefits open spaces

Colorado artists spent Sept. 10-15 in Jeffco Open Space parks painting en plein air to promote preservation efforts and demonstrate the value of open space lands. Put on by PLAN Jeffco, the In Plein … more

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was … more

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a … more
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