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Pomona, Madden ends string of postseason football heartbreak

DENVER — The itinerary was pretty clear cut for Pomona’s football program this season — play 14 games and win the last one. Mission accomplished. Pomona’s 56-49 victory over Eaglecrest in the … more

Share a smile and you’re likely to change another person’s day

So lately I have been testing a theory, and I have to tell you it has been so much fun. I have written about this quote before, I have been familiar with it for more than two decades, and I have read … more

Letter to the Editor: Jeffco gets less transparent for parents

Why, at their Jan. 11 meeting, did the Jeffco school board take it upon themselves to swiftly pass a consent agenda item making it more difficult for parents to know if their children’s … more

Listen first, respond second, and do both with great care

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons that I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically I have … more

Letter to the Editor: Balancing board

Isn’t it time balance returned to the Jeffco school board? Don’t we need a couple of board members willing to ask what needs to happen to improve student achievement? I think yes, and … more

Arvada Center brings ‘Joseph’ back

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is once again playing at the Arvada Center. Several years ago, “Joseph” was an annual tradition. If memory serves, it played each year for at … more

Whether it’s gewgaws, gadgets or gigabytes, the less the merrier

“My echo, my shadow, and me.” If you were to walk into my house right now, that’s about all you would see. “We three, we’re all alone, living in a memory.” I am not going anywhere, and my … more

Newly released footage sheds more light on fatal shooting of deputy

Douglas County deputies were attempting to place the man who killed Deputy Zackari Parrish on a mental health hold while he reportedly was going through a "manic episode," according to a newly … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Jan. 18

Each Week, Colorado Community Media sportswriter Jim Benton picks six stellar performances from high school athletes to highlight. Preference is given to those who have not make a prior appearance. … more

Places to celebrate National Pizza Day in Jeffco

In honor of National Pizza Day on Feb. 9, we asked readers and our staff to share their favorite independent and small-chain pizzaria locations around Jeffco, and here’s the responses. • … more

Remembering a woman who made a clean slate of cleaning

Margaret Atwood — remember her? — said, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” To be honest, I had never heard of Atwood, but I liked the quote. The quote led me … more

Letter to the Editor: Board change needed to improve

For anyone who did not know, the Jefferson County school board recently released CMAS state test results. I was happy to see some gains but shocked that 50 percent of third graders do not meet the … more

Piece together family history at Lakewood fair

Several national, state and local genealogical, patriotic and lineage organizations will have booths at the upcoming Family Discovery Day, Piecing Together the Past. Presented by the Lakewood Colorado Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of … more

Jeffco Sports Standouts — week of Oct. 26

Drew Seidel, Wheat RidgeIn the boys Region 1 Class 4A regional cross country championships on Oct. 19, the senior won the championship with a time of 17:50.18. Jessica Espinoza, PomonaThe senior … more

Football all-conference honors for 2017

Mt. Wilson All-Conference First team offense: Brady Legault, Arvada West, OL Cole Jesch, Ralston Valley, OL Cole Mercer, Ralston Valley, TE Brad Roberts, Ralston Valley, RB Tony Cass, Arvada West, RB … more

Letter to the Editor: A troubling question about school shootings

A troubling question about school shootings Has it occurred to anyone to ask; “Why are school shootings and violence occurring exclusively in Public Schools” and “Why is this mostly … more

Driver of pickup truck dies in officer-involved shooting

A man driving a pickup truck in the Wheat Ridge/Golden area has died after exchanging gunfire with a Colorado State Patrol trooper, and running off the road. The man was later identified by the Jefferson County Coroner as Dale Stuart Sisson, … more

Oil, gas pipeline rules get final OK in response to tragedy

Colorado regulators approved new rules for thousands of oil and gas pipelines Feb. 13, 10 months after investigators blamed a leaking pipeline for a fatal gas explosion. The regulations set … more

Letter to the Editor: We need to defend civil rights

Recently three state legislators – Senator Lundberg(R), Senator Lambert(R), and Representative Rankin(R) – defunded the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD). In order to insure the CCRD … more

Historic school now open as eco-friendly apartments in Wheat Ridge

More than a century ago, a custodian — paid at a rate of $13 per month — chopped wood so students at a one-room schoolhouse on 44th Street in Wheat Ridge could stay warm. This week, the first resident moved into a former school on the property … more
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