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Arvada West girls soccer suffers first conference loss

LAKEWOOD — It’s early, but Columbine took the driver’s seat in the girls soccer Class 5A Jeffco League on April 13. With the temps in the 30s, the Rebels (7-2, 3-0 in league) stayed hot at … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of April 19

Billy Wahl, Ralston Valley The sophomore singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 4-3 baseball win over Dakota Ridge on April 10. Jenna Colombo, Arvada West The … more

Letter to the Editor: Some points about PERA

In the March 29 edition, in letters to the editor, a couple letters suggested Colorado let PERA go bankrupt; as if they, and the state, 1) were separated from, and not a part of PERA, and 2) that … more

Letter to the Editor: Another look at those student protestors

Another look at those student protests Have you wondered how many students walked out of school for a so-called gun protest with a clear workable plan in mind? Watching and reading news reports I … more

Opening day to moving day, the cycle of life continues

This past weekend, we moved our oldest daughter out of the basement and into an apartment. And, though we had done this before, this one felt different; this one feels final. In one of my more recent … more

Ageism is infuriating, and bad business

As a writer, I frequently peruse job boards and listings for contract or freelance opportunities. Sometimes I’ll contract with a company for a certain number of hours per week or for a specified … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by … more

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more

Jeffco schools closed April 26 for teacher shortage

Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in … more

Jefferson County papers among Colorado Community Media publications to win awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, … more

Jeffco Schools go 'Red for Ed'

While wearing red and chanting “red for ed,” teachers at Mitchell Elementary School in Golden walked into work together the morning of April 16. Many teachers in Jefferson County chose to … more

Five questions with Linda Ross

How did you get involved in Ms. Colorado Senior America? Honestly, if someone told me I was going to be doing this, I would have said, “no way.” I saw somebody speak who was a previous winner of … more

Bill named for Arvada girl signed into law

Physicians often sign contract agreements to not actively tries to take patients with them, if they leave a group practice. Those that do, may be legally forced to pay monetary damages. But a bill … more

Nonfiction Book Club to discuss ‘Independence Lost’

For those with the traditional concept of the Revolutionary War - that of Minutemen, Lexington and Concord — “Independence Lost” by Kathleen DuVal will be an eye-opener. The Jefferson County … 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

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more
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