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RTD hopes to open G Line in early 2019

If a string of approvals from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) come through, the Regional Transportation District is optimistic that the G … more

Arvada teen collects over 100 games for foster families

Lucy George, a member of North Arvada Middle School’s Family Career, and Community, Leaders of America (FCCLA) organized a board game drive to donate to Foster Source, a nonprofit serving foster … more

Eat the wheat, test the taste — it’s scientific

There's a stereotype that scientific research belongs in cold, sterile laboratories to people with Ph.D.s and white lab coats. But at the Genetics Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & … more

Letter to the editor: A bookish boon

In the spirit of gift-giving, I like to play a game that flies in the face of technology. Occasionally, I might leave a book at a bus stop. It could be of mixed genre but one I hope would be of … more

Letter to the editor: Health tax trouble

Recently, I left my job and with it my health insurance. I’m very concerned about the cost of purchasing my own or finding another job with benefits. Now there’s reason to worry both … more

What is better than the gift of literature?

Recently, at my beloved Lighthouse Writers Workshop, one of my classmates arrived with what appeared to be a pack of famous-author trading cards she had discovered downstairs. The rest of us … more

My favorite gifts: A Christmas story part three

Part three... The Being sat back against the bench, and closed his eyes. The child thought he might be sleeping, so it did not disturb him. But then the Being spoke again, with its eyes still closed. … more

Calling all geezers, even late at night: Fourth in a series

Last night I heard my cell phone ring. I wondered who could be calling me at 11 p.m. I answered the phone and heard an unfamiliar man’s voice. Me: Hello, is this an emergency? Caller: You could say … more

West Metro Fire District sued by a former firefighter

The West Metro Fire District is being sued by a retired firefighter and the wife of another district retiree over allegations that money from a retiree health trust fund was improperly used. The … more

FC Eagles again airborn with third consecutive win

If you glanced at the Faith Christian Girls record two weeks ago you would think they were in for a long season, they sat 0-4. The team struggled out the of the gates but grabbed one win in its … more

Arvada West clamps down defensively on Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Arvada West’s boys basketball coach Jeff Parriott wished the Wildcats’ 53-41 win over Lakewood on Dec. 14 would have counted as a nice opening conference victory. “I’d rather … more

Arvada City Council revisits waste hauling issue

The issue of waste hauling was once again brought before Arvada City Council Dec. 10 after seven years of avoiding the topic. The study session included a presentation by the Arvada Sustainability … more

Council examines future of affordable housing in Arvada

Following a discussion on affordable housing in the city of Arvada Dec. 10, city staff will move forward with a market study to determine what type of housing may work for future projects. Affordable … more

Phase one of EnrollJeffco opens

Jeffco Public Schools opened the first phase of a new online enrollment system, www.EnrollJeffco.org, Dec. 17. The EnrollJeffco School Finder enables families to learn about neighborhood, option, and … more

The only thing better than a good book is a great book

One of my conversation starters and favorite questions to ask someone is, “What are you reading these days?” Some people are very quick with their response as they know exactly what they are … more

It’s a meat-and-potatoes issue, and skip the meat

Jennifer has Siri on her cellphone. I have neither. I asked her, “What’s Siri?” When she told me, I just looked at her. I said, “Ask Siri how many games Warren Spahn won.” A woman’s … more

‘Mary Poppins’ provides magical moments on stage

Cherry Tree Lane is spelled out by a pair of large pink-blossoming trees, painted at the front edges of Vintage Theatre’s wide stage, for “Mary Poppins.” Bert (a chipper, engaging Kalond … more

Book tells story of girl’s journey into new life

In a new novel, we meet lead character Esther Ainsworth and her family, late on the day they arrive at a new home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, after a move from their home in Ohio … The … more

‘All of us can help out in the world’

Cyndy Dominguez, 20, attends Sobesky Academy in Lakewood and is participating in Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Project Search Program, which teaches young people with developmental disabilities … more
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