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What we do and what we say — it really does matter

Once again, I have to say thank you to the community for your emails and responses. I truly enjoy hearing from you as you share your own stories with me. Your stories are the reason I am inspired … more

Human-dog relationship offers something to sink teeth into

When my DVD remote was being made, they added beef flavoring to the liquid plastic before it was molded. That’s the only explanation I can think of. It went missing. I finally located it under the … more

Green Mountain pulls off upset of Standley Lake

ARVADA — A strong second-half by Green Mountain led a signature win for the Rams’ football program Sept. 21. Class 3A Green Mountain scored 21 unanswered points to start the second half at the … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Sept. 27 edition

Nick Von Feldt, Wheat Ridge Farmers football team ran all over Centarus Sept. 21, but no one did more of the trampling than Von Feldt. The junior rushed 12 times for 211 yards and five … more

West Metro Fire refers measure to the November ballot

Pam Bales knows firsthand how crucial it is for emergency response teams to reach their destination as quickly as possible. Four years ago, her son fell off a three-story balcony. He landed on his … more

Red Rocks Community College police officer arrested in child pornography case

A Red Rocks Community College police officer is being investigated for child pornography. Golden Police officers arrested David Delaney, 28, of Golden on Sept. 23 prior to him boarding a plane out of … more

Honeyed words of wisdom at Wheat Ridge’s bee festival

Bees saved Ray Story’s life. Story had a major stroke, rendering him unable to walk or talk and was told he would never recover. So he took up beekeeping. “It would teach me to put the suit on, … more

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came … more

LSO gets ready for a season ‘By the Book’

As a musical organization that has been in existence since 1977, it can be a challenge to put together a season that feels fresh every year. But that is a challenge Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Music … more

Jeffco Public Schools seeking community support

At a special meeting of the Board of Education on 8.23.18, the Board took actions for the ballot in November. I’d like to take a moment to explain how Jeffco would use resources from a statewide … more

Why I’m voting against Amendment 73 and the Jeffco Mill Levy

Jeffco has had a student achievement problem for 30 years. On the 2018 CMAS, 61 percent of Jeffco seventh graders did not meet the state math standard. When they were in sixth grade, 59 percent … more

Letter to the Editor: Triple tax threat

Jeffco Schools $567 million bond will cost $1 billion to retire. With the $33 million mill levy in addition, taxes will be a deadly drag on our local economy. Prioritization of needs is vague or … more

Letter to the Editor: Another billion dollar tax ask

Jeffco’s school board voted to ask taxpayers to raise our taxes millions more for on-going revenue (5A) and for a half a billion dollar in new debt (5B), which will cost over a billion dollars … more

Letter to the Editor: Praise for Pyne

House District 27 has lost an even-handed and thoughtful candidate with Lang Sias moving over to run for Lt. Governor with Walker Stapleton. We are fortunate to have another candidate with a … more

Getting beyond a culture of inertia

I’ve had a word running through my head for the last few days: monosyllabic. Not really. But, if you think about it, isn’t that a strange word? Like, the ultimate linguistic irony. But, … more

Barr Lake contains a deep history

The naturalist-minded resident, be they youth or adult, are fortunate to have a variety of natural venues in a short driving distance for virtually anywhere in the Metro Denver area. This column has … more

Our empathy demands outrage over abuses

Another week, another #MeToo. In fact, the events of last week generated another hashtag – #WhyIDidntReport – after a spectacularly uninformed tweet from Donald Trump questioned why one of Brett … more

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override … more

Libraries provide resources to support elections

Jefferson County residents can stay informed as they gear up to vote in the 2018 general election with campaign literature tables set up at each of the Jefferson County Public Library branches. … more

Commissioners vote to eliminate business personal property tax

On Sept. 18, the Board of County Commissioners voted to eliminate its portion of business personal property tax (BPPT), payable to its general fund. The elimination of the tax does not apply to any … more
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