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Arvada author honored for magazine article

An article written by Arvada author Carrie Seidel was named “best of issue” by the editorial, art and production staff at Highlights magazine. Published in December 2017, “Danger! Rescue on … 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

Valor edges Golden in top-10 girls basketball match-up

GOLDEN — The reality was simple Feb. 2 at Golden High School. The loser of the Class 4A Jeffco League showdown between Golden and Valor Christian — both ranked in the top-10 of CHSAANow.com 4A … more

McLain welcomes all to a ‘school of hope’

The way that Chris Eberhardt, principal of Jefferson County’s McLain Community High School, sees it, his school does more than offer students of all ages an opportunity for a second chance at an … more

The bad kind of trust fall

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past couple weeks about the concept of institutional trust. Yeah, I’ve been working on other things, too. At any rate, the reason I’ve been thinking about this … more

Refugee bill aids foreign interpreters for U.S. military

The state House gave preliminary approval to a bill to create a pathway to higher education for military translators and other refugees who have been relocated to Colorado from war-torn parts of the … more

Letter to the Editor: Let’s keep a rein on methane

A current public lands issue many readers may wish to know about is the Interior Department proposal to relax methane release regulations from oil wells. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Methane … more

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs … more

Improvements to 72nd and Indiana now underway

Starting on Monday, June 4, the City of Arvada and contractor partner, Jalisco International began a year-long project to widen the intersection of Indiana Street (Colorado Highway 72) and W. 72nd … more

Annual cook-off celebrates state facility food

The Colorado Department of Human Services facilities, housing juveniles in the criminal justice system, veterans, the mentally ill and more, is not the first place most think of for culinary delight. … more

How to Be a Geezer: Part Two

Last month I wrote a column about how to be a geezer. Within hours hordes of geezers galloped out of the woodwork. They reacted to my column. They contacted me. We had a gathering online. We had joke … 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

My Name Is: Violet Vostrejs

About Me I grew up in Park Hill and went to East High School. I was also a competitive ice skater for University of Denver during middle school and part of high school. I moved into the Highlands … more

Lakewood girls hoops returning to Final 4

DENVER — Lakewood didn’t have much of a problem with the rematch against Class 5A Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley on March 2. “If we play like this I think we are unstoppable,” … more

Governor candidates address mental health at forum

Some of the candidates for governor addressed mental health policy issues March 23 at Mental Health Colorado's gubernatorial forum. About 400 people heard the candidates answer questions on topics … more
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