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Q&A with Colin Mulligan, Golden High School

I attended two years of high school at Golden High School. While there I played football, basketball, lacrosse and was on the track team. I also founded the first high school Ducks Unlimited chapter … more

Library board selects four finalists vying for executive director position

About 100 people attended a community forum on June 18 to meet the four finalists hoping to become the next executive director of the Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). The new executive … more

Amputees make strides toward goals at adaptive clinic

Traci Miller, 52, has been an above-the-knee amputee for 31 years. The one thing she hasn’t been able to do since losing her leg to a rare vascular disorder is run. “Now, I just really want to … more

Q&A with Sydney Weathers, Green Mountain High School

I have participated in multiple extracurricular activities over my four years at Green Mountain. I have played the sports of football (yes, I am a girl), basketball and soccer. I am also a member of … more

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more

Jefferson County graduates: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I have learned the positive impact that one kind action can have. It is incredibly easy to be kind to someone and make them feel welcome and included. I will carry this with me into my future career … more

Good, better and best options and outcomes

Whenever I go into an ice cream shop, notice I didn’t say “if” I go into an ice cream shop, it’s when I go into an ice cream shop because anyone who knows me knows it is only a matter of … more

Wizards take the court to raise funds for Arvada schools

The gym at Arvada High School was packed Friday, May 4 with families from throughout the city with two goals: be entertained and raise funds for Arvada area schools. The Harlem Wizards were in town … more

Q&A with Kira Emsbo, Lakewood High School

I play on the varsity basketball team at Lakewood High School, where I am a captain and have been a starter all four years. Last year we were the state runner up, representing the best season in … 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

Girl Scout installs life jacket loaner station at Standley Lake

Boaters at Standley Lake can now borrow lifejackets to make their time on the water safer. The life jacket loaner station was installed by 17-year-old Arvada resident Keaton Maring for her Girl Scout … more

Area woman set to play against pros

There will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing … more

Puppy love is in bloom as plants are upstaged

May flowers are on the dining room table. They don’t come from my garden. They come from a grocery store. I was diagnosed with a brown thumb. I once had house plants. Not a lot of them, but enough … more

Breweries bring A-game to summer season

For many in Colorado, summer often means cold drinks in the outdoors. With more than 300 breweries in throughout the state — to say nothing of distilleries, cideries and wineries — the state is a … more

Q&A with Samuel Allan, Faith Christian High School

I was student body president at Faith Christian High School. Over the past four years, I have participated in Mock Trial, soccer, track, jazz and concert band. I plan to attend Wheaton College … more

‘Pink Progression’ exhibition pays tribute to Women’s March events

Turn right as you enter the Center for Visual Art on Santa Fe Drive and admire the sleek pink “Ourobouros,” a huge pink snake, circling to bite its tail, by Emma Hardy and Rebecca DiDomenico. It … more

Glennon Heights marks 60 years with sock hop

In 1958, Jefferson County opened 18 new schools to keep up with the county’s booming population growth. One of those schools was Lakewood’s Glennon Heights Elementary School. And on May 3, 60 … more

Letter to the Editor: Cassidy for Assessor

I am supporting Brian Cassidy for Jefferson County Assessor, and here is why you should too! I met Brian and his wife, Ann, 26 years ago. Through the years they have been steadfast neighbors and … more

Filming likely to grow in Colorado

When Parker resident Michelle Ullman began preparing for the first season of her television show, “On the Menu with Michelle Ullman,” it was important that she “put our fork where our mouth … more
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