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Denver Audubon celebrating 50th anniversary with a big year

Denver Audubon will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. As part of the landmark, the society will sponsor a six-county Big Birding Year. A Big Year is a competition among birders, attempting to … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more

A holiday message of peace, love, hope and joy

It’s been said that faith and fear, or hope and fear, are kind of like the same thing, a belief that something will happen in the future. Now whether we want or choose to believe that whatever is … more

Living on borrowed time, and in no rush to pay back

I conclude every calendar year of columns with one that explores what makes life worth living. The time has come, the walrus said. This year’s will be a little different. First, I think an … more

Poster contest honors missing children across country

Colorado fifth-grade students are asked to break out their crayons/pencils/markers and creativity and enter this year’s edition of the Missing Children’s Day poster contest in honor of those … more

Pomona’s Billy Pospisil set to join former teammate at Washington State

ARVADA — The numbers tell the story when it comes to how productive Pomona receiver Billy Pospisil was on the football field during his stint with the Panthers. Washington State University took … more

Shutdown leaves roads unplowed at Rocky Mountain National Park

Visitor centers at Rocky Mountain National Park were locked Saturday and roads were closed or unplowed because of the federal government shutdown. But the U.S. military said the shutdown won't … more

A quarter-century of talking things out

Instead of spending time in courtrooms and money on lawyers to settlea conflict, Jefferson County residents have another option at their disposal: mediation. This year marks the 25th anniversary of … more

New Year’s Eve overflowing with events

All over the world, people celebrate the beginning of a new year. In years past, readers may have watched music and fireworks across the nation — across the world — including New York City’s … more

Ring in New Year’s, with a twist

Denver metro-area residents know the scene well: Hordes of friends and families huddled in downtown Denver to watch the fireworks wave the closing year goodbye. But if the cold and crowds — and in … more

‘Tis the season for goofy elves

One recent day, Golden Elves Pvt. Laura Hack asked a little boy, who was about 6 or 7 years old, if he had written a letter to Santa. The boy answers yes, Hack said. So, she listened to him … more

Jeffco Public Schools earns CMAS-Based academic awards

Thirty-eight Jeffco Public Schools earned 44 academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) based on 2017-18 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) results. Last year, 35 … more

Family justice center coming to Jeffco

Law enforcement has its own way of providing support to a victim. So does a medical professional. Same with a counselor or therapist. Often, each organization has one lens it’s looking through when … more

Spreading holiday cheer with the Action Center

For over 40 years, the Action Center provides families with gifts for children who struggle to make ends meet during the holiday season. Parents of over 3,000 children in Jefferson County shopped for … more

SAR recognizes motel for display of flag

The American Motel was presented with a flag appreciation certificate for its display of one of the largest American flags in the Denver metro region, according to a news release from the Mount Evans … more

Colorado Parks and Wildlife modifies entrance fees, adds hangtag pass option

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will modify its state parks entrance fees beginning Jan. 1, as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 18-143 in May 2018. This is the first increase to park entry fees … more

Compatriots lead Patriot Chest presentations

Dressed in their Colonial best, members of the Mount Evans Chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution helped Warder Elementary School students kick off their study of the … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

RTD hopes to open G Line in early 2019

If a string of approvals from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) come through, the Regional Transportation District is optimistic that the G … more

Arvada teen collects over 100 games for foster families

Lucy George, a member of North Arvada Middle School’s Family Career, and Community, Leaders of America (FCCLA) organized a board game drive to donate to Foster Source, a nonprofit serving foster … more
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