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Tainted drinking water found in South Adams County

A chemical commonly used in firefighting foam and the manufacture of carpeting was found in untreated water in the Quebec and Interstate 270 area that supplies South Adams County Water and Sanitation … more

Spread of ash tree-killing insect deemed unavoidable

The green beetle blamed for killing thousands of ash trees continues to spread south, most recently to the town of Superior. This marks the fifth Front Range community the Emerald Ash Borer has … more

Work underway on Thornton parking garage

Work has started on a new parking garage designed to serve commuters using a light rail line between Denver and Thornton Crossroads. It’s being built just south of 104th Avenue on Colorado … more

A quick and quirky look at little-known bits of history is a lot of fun

What’s done is done. You can’t go back and erase the past, as much as you might try. You can alter its affects, make excuses for it, or pretend it never happened, but what’s done is done. And … more

Domestic violence call leads to SWAT standoff in Belmar

The Lakewood Police Department reports that officers responding to a domestic violence call on the evening of July 14 were met with gunfire, triggering a SWAT standoff, and neighborhood lockdown. … more

Mile High Nationals a showcase for speed

Powerful engines will emit deep-throated growls and shake the ground July 20-22 when the Mile High National Drag Races take center stage at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. Although time trials and … more

Hundreds audition for ‘Amazing Race’

Sometimes a race around the world starts with waiting in a really long line. Hundreds of potential adventurers lined up outside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in northern Douglas County on July 12 … more

Toddler Tour de France welcomes hundreds of tiny riders

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers — some still in diapers — will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship July 20 and 21 at Central Park and … more

Golden Summer Jam featured fun and fiddles

About 400 people enjoyed live music and community fun on July 12 at the Golden Civic Foundation’s annual Golden Summer Jam. This year, the event took place at the Colorado Railroad Museum and, … more

The Book

“When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain” by Giles Milton c.2016, Picador $16 272 pages more

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the … more

Local bakery emphasizes importance of family

For 36 years, Das Meyer bakery has been an Arvada staple. The classic green and white building, tucked into a neighborhood off 64th Avenue, invites everyone from locals to celebrities alike to sit … more

When grandparents must step in

When because of a variety of serious family problems, grandparents feel they must take over, even adopt grandkids, there are a number of issues to address and places to go for help. First, what all … more

Arvada group aims to create community with cohousing

Along the Ralston Creek Trail, west of Old Town Arvada, a new neighborhood is emerging. The modern village is powered by solar and ground source energy. Within this development of town homes, row … more

Sunday fun day at Arvada Farmers Market

Children, adults and dogs alike beat the heat in the fountains in the middle of Olde Town Square. Local farmers and vendors border the square hawking everything from hand crafted pastries to locally … more

Letter to the Editor: Geezer goals

I enjoyed Mary Stobie’s accurate fine points of geezer qualifications (How to be a Geezer, July 5 edition). Strict standards, to say the least. A status I’ve often tried to achieve might be a … more

Letter to the Editor: Summer break scrutiny

In paraphrase, ‘Have we not a School Board that lives in a shoe, which has so much money that it knows not what to do?’ In his first year on the job, has Jeffco’s “Million Dollar … more

Letter to the Editor: Allowing children on Rocky Flats should be a crime

Scientists and medical doctors around the world have researched the impacts of plutonium and have found significant risks attached to inhaling a microparticle of plutonium, invisible to the human … more

About my current sports viewing ... it’s complicated

I have a confession to make. It’s a difficult one, so, please, bear with me. Whew. Here goes. I have been watching the World Cup. There. I said it. I know, I know — I can hear the sneers coming … more

WestConnect study recommends improvements for safety, congestion

A high number of motorist crashes and recurring traffic congestion are just two of the reasons the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says a study needed to be done on an approximate … more
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