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It might be nice to have a Washington on our side

As we approach the 242nd Anniversary of the birth of our nation, it often escapes our attention that the real birthday of our nation just passed. On June 21, we celebrated the 230th Anniversary of … more

Colorado Adventure Point changes its name

Colorado Adventure Point in Lakewood was officially renamed July 12 to Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point. An Eagle Scout, Scott provided more than 30 years of service to youth, volunteer … more

Bodies of art

Although Ryan “Cactus Jack” Clement was nervous about his first tattoo, it was nothing as nerve-wracking as jumping out of a plane — which he did in his military training. That’s when he got … more

Some tips I’ve learned about how to be a geezer

According to Webster Dictionary a geezer is a old grumpy man. But in my opinion with the advent of transgender identities, and for the purpose of this column, a geezer doesn’t have to be a man. … more

Youth swim, bike, run way to fitness

On hundred are youth ranging in age from five to 13 years old participated in the first Kids' TRYathlon put on by the Apex Parks and Recreation District July 29. The event utilized both the Apex … more

Warder students walk to school

Over 200 Warder Elementary School students in Arvada braved the cold and rain Oct. 10 to participate in the annual Walk to School Day. “It's so exciting to see people come together with the common … more

Do your part to create the best news of the day

One of my very favorite ways to stay in touch with people during the peak busy season is a quick text. Just a little nudge or reminder that I am thinking of them right at that moment. Depending on … more

Arvada man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Troy Steven Glassford, 39, pleaded guilty in the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn. On January 10, Arvada police were called to the area of Pomona Drive and Quay Drive on the … more

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said … more

Junior Foundation give $10,000 to Project Sanctuary

The Club at Rolling Hill’s Junior Foundation raised $10,000 this year for Project Sanctuary, a Colorado based charity for veterans and their families. The Junior Foundation includes about 20 high … more

Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or … more

World-changing treaty document can be viewed in Pueblo

When El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo planned a new permanent exhibit called “Borderlands,” the staff determined to offer a really special attraction for the opening months. Through July 4, the … more

Jeffco schools job fair July 9

Jeffco Public Schools will host a Support Services job fair Monday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be held at the Jeffco Ed Center’s board room (1829 Denver West Drive #27 Golden, CO … more

Letter to the Editor: A teacher’s story

My mother became a public school teacher at age 19 in Missouri. After teaching most of the time, the Phi Beta Kappa graduate of CU retired in California at age 60. After she died in 1979 we went … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

93-year-old volunteer honored for years of service

A 93-year-old woman from Arvada was recently honored by the Seniors’ Resource Center for her many years of volunteer service. Geraldine “Gerry” Johansson has volunteered at the Apex Community … more

Seven ways you can become a more positive person

You know these people when you meet them — nothing brings them down. They create their own good juju and move through life easily and effortlessly. You definitely want to hang out with them because … 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

Former Golden City Councilor and State Rep. Gwyn Green dies

Social justice was her thing. She fought for rights for seniors, children, the poor, the unfairly imprisoned, the disabled. Gwyn Green “had an unwavering sense of what was right, and stood up for … more

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more
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