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Celebrating Arbor Day

What does it mean to be a Tree City USA? The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program began in 1976. Since then, more than 3,400 communities across the U.S. have become a Tree City. In Colorado, … more

Arvada author honored for magazine article

An article written by Arvada author Carrie Seidel was named “best of issue” by the editorial, art and production staff at Highlights magazine. Published in December 2017, “Danger! Rescue on … more

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

Jeffco students hold 'Vote For Our Lives' rally at Columbine

Hundreds gathered at Clement Park April 19, the evening before the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, for the Vote for Our Lives Rally organized by Jefferson County … more

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their … more

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Independence Day celebration returns to roots

Arvada’s Independence Day celebration will return to its roots — focusing on presenting a spectacular fireworks display. Arvada has celebrated America’s independence with fireworks since 1979. … more

Arvada West girls soccer suffers first conference loss

LAKEWOOD — It’s early, but Columbine took the driver’s seat in the girls soccer Class 5A Jeffco League on April 13. With the temps in the 30s, the Rebels (7-2, 3-0 in league) stayed hot at … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of April 19

Billy Wahl, Ralston Valley The sophomore singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 4-3 baseball win over Dakota Ridge on April 10. Jenna Colombo, Arvada West The … more

Letter to the Editor: Some points about PERA

In the March 29 edition, in letters to the editor, a couple letters suggested Colorado let PERA go bankrupt; as if they, and the state, 1) were separated from, and not a part of PERA, and 2) that … more

Letter to the Editor: Another look at those student protestors

Another look at those student protests Have you wondered how many students walked out of school for a so-called gun protest with a clear workable plan in mind? Watching and reading news reports I … more

Opening day to moving day, the cycle of life continues

This past weekend, we moved our oldest daughter out of the basement and into an apartment. And, though we had done this before, this one felt different; this one feels final. In one of my more recent … more

Ageism is infuriating, and bad business

As a writer, I frequently peruse job boards and listings for contract or freelance opportunities. Sometimes I’ll contract with a company for a certain number of hours per week or for a specified … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by … more

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more
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