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Fire restrictions abound in Denver metro area

Though state law spells out fire restrictions as falling under Stage 1, 2 or 3, allowable activities can vary widely between counties and municipalities. Here's a roundup of some current fire … more

Wildfires destroy homes in Colorado

A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday … more

Arvada Kmart to close doors

The Kmart on West 58th Avenue in Arvada has survived several rounds of store closures. Kmart in Englewood closed in November leaving Arvada as the last metro area location. But this time, it didn’t … more

First Colorado case of tularemia in 2018 found in Jeffco

A rabbit found in the Golden/Lakewood area has died from tularemia, an uncommon, but serious, infectious disease, according to a news release from Jefferson County Public Health. This is the first … more

Letter to the Editor: Kudos on clean car call

I am writing to commend Governor John Hickenlooper on his Executive Order for Colorado to join 13 other states in adopting the Advanced Clean Cars standards. As his term comes to an end, it is … more

Letter to the Editor: Climate should be the top issue

Climate should be the top issue Journalists; TV, radio, print, on-line; and concerned citizens, when questioning political candidates from all parties and at all levels on their positions on … more

How to Be a Geezer: Part Two

Last month I wrote a column about how to be a geezer. Within hours hordes of geezers galloped out of the woodwork. They reacted to my column. They contacted me. We had a gathering online. We had joke … more

Seven ways you can become a more positive person

You know these people when you meet them — nothing brings them down. They create their own good juju and move through life easily and effortlessly. You definitely want to hang out with them because … more

It might be nice to have a Washington on our side

As we approach the 242nd Anniversary of the birth of our nation, it often escapes our attention that the real birthday of our nation just passed. On June 21, we celebrated the 230th Anniversary of … more

Re-energized, recharged, and really ready to renew

It happens to all of us at some point. We could be traveling, commuting to work, at a meeting, or headed out to dinner when we realize that we forgot to charge our phones, our tablets, or our … more

Awash in beauty and wonder — that’s just how we roll

Jennifer, Harry, and I went on a road trip. Don’t yawn. Yet. We looped from Littleton to Salida to Monte Vista to Durango to Mesa Verde to Telluride to Gunnison to Littleton, and stopped along the … more

Area punter/kicker ranks nationally in fencing

Matt Waid is a specialist. The senior-to-be will be the punter and place kicker for the Ponderosa football team this season and he is also a highly regarded fencer for the Fencing Academy of Denver. … more

Arvada breaks ground on new police station

Northwest Arvada is one step closer to having its own community police station. The Whisper Creek Police Community Station, also referred to as the Delta Sector police station, is now under … more

Forty girls participate in STEM camp at Mines

Some 40 seventh-and-eighth grade girls spent a week of their summer vacation learning how to isolate DNA, participating in a scavenger hunt at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and … more

Jeffco summer learning program focuses on literacy and math

Indie, a young alpaca, was the center of attention at Parr Elementary School. Incoming kindergarten through third grade students in the Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program took turns petting her … more

Wheat Ridge woman guilty of attempted murder

A Jefferson County jury deliberated for five hours June 20 before finding a Wheat Ridge woman guilty of attempting to murder her husband by setting the family car on fire while he was asleep inside. … more

Wheat Ridge truck stop has a new name

The TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop on 44th Avenue — just off I-70’s Ward Road exit in Wheat Ridge — was recently renamed Danny and Cindy George Travel Center. The letters were affixed … more

Jeffco Platoon reunites, 50 years later

It might have come nearly 50 years late, but about 25 surviving members of the Jefferson County Platoon finally received the welcome home they missed at the Lakewood Civic Center on June 30. “Vets … more

Jeffco libraries introduces new twist on book group

This summer, try an alternative take on the traditional book group. Jefferson County Public Library is hosting BYOB(ook) Group, a monthly themed book group at Westfax Brewing Company, 6733 W. Colfax … more

Jeffco schools job fair July 9

Jeffco Public Schools will host a Support Services job fair Monday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be held at the Jeffco Ed Center’s board room (1829 Denver West Drive #27 Golden, CO … more
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