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Letter to the Editor: Ridiculous letter

Calling out former President Obama for being a communist is ludicrous. The letter writer hasn’t matched any of Barrack Obama’s actions with the qualifications for being a communist. Perhaps, next … more

Arvada’s Teuscher awarded Fulbright

Arvada resident Will Teuscher, 23, son of Stuart Teuscher and Dr. Michelle Barz, was awarded a Fulbright grant for the 2018-2019 academic year. He will teach English in Germany during the next school … more

Telephone town hall July 11

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a telephone town hall on July 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. They will be calling 100,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate, … more

The future of outdoors funding is being decided by the legislature this session

It has been almost 10 years ago that Governor Hickenlooper (with the blessings of key state legislators) merged two separate state divisions into a single division. The division of parks and outdoor … more

Our Mother’s Things: A Mother’s Day Tribute

We were in no rush. Our mother had lived in her own apartment in my sister’s home, with her own kitchen, her own laundry room, her own glass doors that opened to her own patio where she tended her … more

Hunter Bay now serving CBD coffee

As of May 24, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters in Olde Town Arvada are serving up a different kind of coffee — one in which the beans are infused with Cannabidiol — more commonly known as CBD oil. … more

Police seek potential victims of child sexual predator

An investigation by the Lakewood Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit led to the arrest of 47-year-old Carl Steinkamp.  The investigation, in which detectives portrayed themselves as … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

Arvada’s Citizens Police Academy alumni launch Cop Rocks Community Program

The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and Arvada Police are have launched a new community relations program, Cop Rocks. Beginning March 17, members of Arvada’s CPAAA will hide … more

To hug a hunter or angler is the very least we should do

Like them or dislike them, you still have to agree TV commercials have become very creative, humorous, maybe even distasteful and controversial. But they do get our attention. Many of us wait with … more

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy … more

Wheat Ridge truck stop has a new name

The TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop on 44th Avenue — just off I-70’s Ward Road exit in Wheat Ridge — was recently renamed Danny and Cindy George Travel Center. The letters were affixed … more

Gathering for Gumm, thousands honor fallen deputy

Adams County deputies were joined by law enforcement officers from across the state and thousands of well-wishers Feb. 2 to say goodbye to Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm, a man described as a witty … more

Tension and wit play out on Lakewood theater stage

Michael Duran’s delightful blocks/games-like set at the newly located Bench at 40 West Theatre in Lakewood suggest child’s play as lights dim and one tunes into Alex Wheeler (Adrian Egolf), … more

Speech and debates teaches students confidence

For Faith Christian High School senior Mikayla Martin, participating in speech competitions has brought her confidence throughout her high school career. “People underestimate high school … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of May 10

Reagan Robinson, Arvada West The senior carded a 3-over-par 74 to finish second in the Ashley Forey Invitational golf tournament on April 30 at the Club at Rolling Hills. Jacob Brunner, … more

Parkway proponents predict profitability

The Jefferson Parkway could break ground on 2020, after four decades of planning and ample opposition. The proposed toll road that would nearly complete the vision of the 470 beltway completely … more

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever … more

Expect annual boom in lowbrow behavior

It doesn’t hurt to ask, but I know what you’re going to say. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Fourth of July came and went without any residential explosions? They’re illegal. They’re annoying. … more
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