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Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … more

Denver approves first legal marijuana club in city limits

Officials in Colorado's largest city on Feb. 26 approved Denver's first legal marijuana club and joined a small number of business across the country allowing people to consume in states where adult … more

Letter to the Editor: The Civil Rights Commission debate

What Coloradan would think that he would get a fair-shake, if he were brought before a panel dealing largely in thought-crimes (i.e. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission), which functions as a … more

D’Evelyn boys basketball hangs on for dramatic win over Mead

DENVER — D’Evelyn never trailed on its home court Feb. 24 in the second round of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament. However, the No. 13-seeded Jaguars had to hold their breath to see … more

Sixth-graders run bake sale to raise money for local group

The sixth-grade students at Van Arsdale Elementary School organized and ran a bake sale to raise money for the Arvada-based Brave Young Hearts, an organization that grants adventures to children with … more

Arvada Works program addresses future workforce needs

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce with support from the Arvada Economic Development Association is launching a new workforce initiative, Arvada Works. This initiative is geared toward engaging … more

Faith Christian presents `Singin’ in the Rain’

Students at Faith Christian Academy are zipping back to 1920s Hollywood for this year’s spring musical, “Singing in the Rain.” “This show has everything I’ve ever loved being in,” said … more

Kids love Project Egg Drop

There are scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and then eggs for the famous raw egg drop engineering activity. It provides an opportunity for some real life problem solving using physics principles, … more

The bad kind of trust fall

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past couple weeks about the concept of institutional trust. Yeah, I’ve been working on other things, too. At any rate, the reason I’ve been thinking about this … more

Time to take those fishing poles out of winter storage

Spring is slowly approaching the Front Range, drawing a close to hunting seasons and ushering in everyone’s favorite fishing season. Whether you are an experienced angler or novice, a two parent … 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

Health care is topic of League of Women Voters meeting

What is happening in health care, as well as future challenges and possible solutions, will be the focus of a March 7 League of Women Voters of Jefferson County community meeting. Sam Robinson, … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

In touch and staying in touch with those who mean so much

If we look back over the past several weeks, months, or even years, I would bet that we can think of some people in our lives that we wish we would have stayed in touch with more often. Maybe it’s … more

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

Arvada West boys hoops upset in playoff opener

ARVADA — There was no answer for Poudre’s 6-foot-6 junior Damian Forrest when he got locked Feb. 21 at Arvada West High School. Forrest poured in 21 points as the No. 39-seeded Impalas pulled off … more

New board members join business education alliance

The Jefferson County Business Education Alliance has welcomed four new members of its board of directors. Amy Hines, Anna Schafer, Kathy Stafford and Mark Cook are dedicated to connecting education … more

Jeffco schools find threats unfounded as work goes on to assure safety

There were multiple threats against students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools in the week following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but all of them were deemed … more

Pomona students fundraise for Make a Wish

After a pep rally last Friday, Pomona High School students and faculty flooded the gym floor, dumping change and dollar bills into blue buckets with the goal of raising $1,000 in one minute to kick … more
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