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Letter to the Editor: Regarding Alcorn’s immigration comments

I supported President Reagan’s immigration law as a reasonable approach to the roughly three million illegal aliens in the country at that time. Years later, 11 million. A law designed to solve … more

Blues and BBQ Fest to benefit Habitat for Humanity

The 21st annual Blues and BBQ for Better Housing benefitting Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver will be held Saturday, July 21 at Citizens Park in Edgewater. Proceeds from the event will help build housing for nine families. more

Colfax Museum rolls down the road to Lakewood

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who greatly influenced American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the … more

Nonprofit gets $1,000 grant to help refugees

An Arvada based nonprofit has been awarded a $1,000 grant to help provide financial literacy training to refugees in the Denver area. Teach By Tech and its founder Linnie Pawlek received the award … more

Arvada ponders bond extension for roads projects, Meyers pool replacement

Arvada will pay off its current Sales and Use Tax Bonds in the fall and is looking at the opportunity to re-issue debt to accomplish bigger projects. The proposed projects include two road projects: … more

Arvada marketplace hosts summer bash

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the opening of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar in Arvada and the renovation of the Arvada Marketplace Connection at Wadsworth at 52nd., the center hosted a summer … more

Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and … more

Expert witnesses attempt to prove irreparable harm in Rocky Flats case

Commuters honked their horns during the busy noon rush hour as they drove by the Alfred Arraj U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Denver on July 17. They were responding to a group of about 25 … more

Horse Protection League preps youth for horse ownership

Lots of kids dream of owning a horse, but many of them don’t know what a great responsibility it is. But a new program called the Youth Equine Program offered at the Horse Protection League … more

Lutheran’s new birthing suites a place to labor with love

Lutheran Medical Center is now offering the birth center experience to mothers who want a more natural childbirth. An open house July 14 revealed two birthing suites featuring queen size beds and … more

Longtime community leader “Len” Perlmutter dies

Leonard Perlmutter, a successful businessman, one-time state economic-development chief, longtime ambassador for National Jewish Health and father of rep. Ed Perlmutter, passed away on July 8. “He … more

Golden company offering cleaner technology ideas to the Chinese

John “Grizz” Deal, the CEO of IX Power Clean Water based in Golden, is no stranger to China. He’s been travelling there for more than a decade to conduct business. But on June 6 and 7, his … more

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately … more

Being tailgated — there’s something stupid behind it

The first recorded incident of following at an unsafe distance occurred about an hour after the invention of the automobile. Understandably, that wouldn’t have been possible, but it probably … more

Thorncreek fairways, greens good to go

It’d been almost two years since anyone had driven a golf ball off of Thorncreek Golf Course’s first tee, but that’s set to change. Head Pro Chris Swinhart said that golfers getting on the … more

Tainted drinking water found in South Adams County

A chemical commonly used in firefighting foam and the manufacture of carpeting was found in untreated water in the Quebec and Interstate 270 area that supplies South Adams County Water and Sanitation … more

Spread of ash tree-killing insect deemed unavoidable

The green beetle blamed for killing thousands of ash trees continues to spread south, most recently to the town of Superior. This marks the fifth Front Range community the Emerald Ash Borer has … more

Work underway on Thornton parking garage

Work has started on a new parking garage designed to serve commuters using a light rail line between Denver and Thornton Crossroads. It’s being built just south of 104th Avenue on Colorado … more
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