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Remembering Roy Halladay, a hometown all-star

The hard work and determination Roy Halladay brought to his athletics is something Jeff Legault, baseball coach at Dakota Ridge High School, teaches to his players daily. As an assistant coach at Arvada West High School in the early 1990s, … more

RTD pleads case for G Line opening

The Regional Transportation District pleaded its case in front of a Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge on Feb. 15 in hopes of convincing the regulatory agency to allow the … more

Decades in classrooms taught a lesson about weak parenting

The illusion of a schoolteacher, like the ones I knew, is long gone. Modern teachers are still expected to be capable of teaching all of the subjects I was taught. On top of that, they are required … more

Coalition submits plans for 59 acres at Fed Center

The fate of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood is being considered by the Department of Health and Human Services after the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless submitted an … more

Looking for and finding simplicity is the fastest pathway to success

I don’t know about you, but there have been so many times, too many times, where I have done things the hard way. Looking back, I can clearly see the path that would have been much simpler, so much … more

Child sex trafficker sentenced to 10 years in prison

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl, according to a news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. Mark … more

Citizens group sues Arvada over Olde Town development approval

A Complaint for Declaratory Relief was filed April 16 in Jefferson County District Court by the citizen group Arvada for All the People. The suit asks that the city of Arvada be found in violation of … more

Jeffco Sports Standouts — Nov. 2 2017

Chad Dines, D’Evelyn The senior quarterback completed nine of 10 passes for 283 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-8 football win over Denver West on Oct. 28. Drew Seidel, Wheat … more

E-470 freezes toll rates for up to three years

A toll adjustment announced Nov. 9 by the E-470 Board of Directors would freeze toll rates for ExpressToll drivers through 2020. That means ExpressToll users driving the 47-mile roadway can lock in the rates they are paying today, according to the … more

Let’s roll back the years for look at gender-bias history

This one is for Emily Davison. Davison died June 8, 1913, four days after she was run over by a horse. If you have heard of her, raise your hand. I don’t see many hands. Back to her in a minute. … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

A peek inside ‘St. Anthony’s Closet’

Oftentimes when a patient finds themselves at the hospital, there’s not a lot of time for planning. “I was discharging a patient who didn’t have any support here locally, he even was going to … more

Highlands Ranch prepares for another winter cultural series

For many people, winter is a time to stay inside and burrow into one’s blanket and couch. But for those looking to share a love of the arts with fellow appreciators, the Highlands Ranch Community … more

Olde Town Residences moves forward

A 252-unit apartment building planned for an 8.25-acre site in Olde Town Arvada will move forward. Arvada City Council voted 6-1 to approve a resubmitted preliminary development plan after four hours … more

Apex, Arvada Fire to hold elections

The Apex Park and Recreation District and the Arvada Fire Protection District will both hold their regular elections May 8. more

Pointers for postal package preparation

The U.S. Postal Service has been busy making sure every sleigh is ready to go this holiday season. Postal workers are ready to deliver special gifts, and the postal service has some tips on how to … more

Vigil for the oft-forgotten

A crowd of a few hundred people endured 19 degrees weather on Dec. 21 to attend Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ 28th annual We Will Remember: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil.This year, 232 … more

Jeffco health department to work toward health equity in New Year

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has made a New Year’s resolution. It is to invest time, work and heart into advancing health equity in Jefferson County. “This year’s resolution is one of … more

Funeral services set as community grieves in wake of fatal shooting of deputy

The only thing that the Adams County Sheriff’s Department was saying officially about a Jan. 24 shooting in the 8700 block of Dawson Street was that one of their own, 31-year-old Deputy Heath Gumm, … more
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