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Wildcats, water issues and a woman mayor marked Arvada in the ’60s

The 1960s were a time of water uncertainty, new schools, growth, growing pains and the coming of age for the city of Arvada. In the year 1960, the census population of Arvada was recorded at 19,167. … more

Monthly Arvada photo society capturing life’s little moments

Keith Graham owns 16 cameras. He first got into photography as a kid — when his dad would show him his VHS camcorder. He was hooked ever since. Though Graham does not use all of the cameras that he … more

Jeffco high school sports standouts — Aug. 30

Makenzie Middleton, Golden The junior softball player went 3-4 at the plate, with three RBI’s in the Demons’ Aug. 21 non-conference game against Connifer. Middleton is averaging more than two … more

Letter to the Editor: Picking a fight

I have gay/transgender friends, but I have little sympathy for Autumn Scardina because it is patently obvious she/he went looking for a fight. Masterpiece bakery has been headline news for … more

Letter to the Editor: The Band-Wagon Effect

The other day I heard that a 12-year-old stated that about half her class in school said they were either Transgender or leaning toward a form of sexuality other than their own. A huge number of … more

Tooting my own horn can be humbling

Among the ways I describe myself, the one that probably goes back the furthest in my life is “musician.” And, I have discovered over the last couple years, that as the kids get older and leave me … more

Festival celebrates culture of Westwood

Since 2010, BuCu West Development Association has celebrated the culture of the Westwood community with its annual Westwood Chile Fest. This year’s festival will celebrate “the makers” of … more

Jeffco asks for public’s input in planning for future development

Usually the only time people think much about zoning is when it is too late, after major developments have already been approved, or a dreamed-of addition is already denied by the county. However … more

Back to hitting the books at Mines

This year’s freshman class is the largest in Colorado School of Mines’ history — about 1,380 new freshmen and transfer students began classes, along with the upperclassmen, on Aug. 20. Mines’ … more

My Name Is... Nat Ross of Golden

National and world champion professional cyclist I was born and raised in the mountains and moved to Golden from Breckenridge in 2006. I was still racing professionally at the time — and training … more

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … more

Rules for letters to the editor

Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: • Submit your letter in a Word document or in the body of an email. No PDFs, please. • Letters … more

How to keep your situation free of destination procrastination

Have you ever wondered why some of your own tasks and projects get done and yet there are others that seem to fall into the “maybe someday, but definitely not today” bucket? One of the primary … more

Any excuse for littering is just so much rubbish

John Lennon said, “Littering is easy with eyes closed.” Littering is easy and it’s fun and it’s a great way to thumb your nose at that arcane word “civility,” which has gone down the … more

Taunaz Tavern to expand

Locally owned Taunaz Tavern will expand its dining options with the opening of Breakfast on Ralston in early October. The new restaurant at 9604 Ralston Road, less than a mile from the original … more

Fourteeners rack up big numbers

Ross Erickson, 29, started climbing fourteeners — mountains with more than 14,000 feet elevation — eight years ago when he moved to Colorado. “Illinois doesn’t have any,” he said jokingly … more

Sheriff asks for help with locating Lookout Mountain shooter

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in identifying three individuals involved in a shooting on Lookout Mountain. At about 9 a.m. on Aug. 20, a sheriff’s office … more

Wheat Ridge Regional Center may have improperly sterilized medical equipment

The Wheat Ridge Regional Center was ordered to halt all medical and dental procedures after a visit from the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) on July 31 of this year. CDHS requested a … more

Last of eight sentenced in kidnapping and assault of Arvada man

A teen charged as an adult for his part in a violent crime spree that included the shooting of an 18-year-old Arvada man was sentenced Aug. 17. Luis Julian Riso, 18, was given a 21-year prison … more

Area hospitals honored for heart, stroke care

Nine Centura Health hospitals have received Get With The Guidelines awards, given by American Heart Association/American Stroke Assication to hospitals that provide industry-leading heart and stroke … more
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