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Letter to the editor: Support for Titone

House District 27 has the opportunity to elect a women with the knowledge we need to solve the problems confronting our state. Briana Titone was a geologist, with degrees in physics, computer … more

Letter to the editor: More of Gwyn Green’s accomplishments

When the Governor proposed completing the Denver Beltway from C-470 in Golden to the end of the NW Parkway, Gwyn became the main voice in opposition. She frequently reminded everyone that the … more

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Letter to the editor: Critiquing the critique

In the Sept. 18 edition columnist Michael Alcorn wrote the column “Big Projects, like moving a school grade, have a lot of little steps.” As noted by the author, neighborhood schools were … more

Letter to the editor: Opposition to school funding perplexes

I must say those who do not support the school funding measures on the ballot this November perplex me. Many of these letters promote half-truths, misinformation or outright lies. First off, these … more

Secrest Rec Center in Arvada opens to the public

The new Secrest Recreation Center, the last and most substantial projects of a group of six bond projects approved by voters in May 2016, is now open to the public. The Secrest Recreation Center site … more

Alma mater days come to end for top player

I’ve never considered “old school” to be a derogatory term, especially since I’m more old-school than I sometimes want to admit. I do have a cell phone and know enough about computers, … more

`I Can Only Imagine’ what happens when we tell our own story

One of my very favorite songs is by MercyMe, and the name of the song is, “I Can Only Imagine.” You may have heard it before. You may have seen the movie that was made about the song and its … more

Autumn has list full of ways to be wistful

Autumn. A six-letter word that summons hundreds, and all of them are apples and the color orange. My friend Thoreau said, “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself than be crowded … more

Fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids

Unity on the Avenue plans its 2018 community outreach fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids, a local nonprofit that provides nonperishable meals to Colorado kids and families through food banks … more

‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the … more

Arvada Center kicks off 2018-2019 season with “Mamma Mia!”

The Arvada Center couldn’t have chosen a better musical to begin the new theater season. I love the music of ABBA. Rod A. Lansberry directs this quintessential “feel good,” show. Music and … more

Jeffco library foundation celebrates beer and books

For the second year in a row, the Jefferson County Library Foundation is celebrating beer and books. “We’re thrilled to be able to do this and raise money for the Jefferson County Library … more

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of … more

Matters of the heart hit close to home

At this writing, I am contemplating – with some trepidation – an upcoming procedure called a coronary angiogram. I’ve known something is wrong for a few years (part of the reason for my recent … more

Don’t let the Kavanaugh conundrum drag you down

And, there you have it. After almost two full years, we’ve finally found a job in Washington D.C. that is worse than being a speechwriter for President Trump: FBI Investigator into … more

County and state candidates push their platforms

Candidates for local and state offices spoke at the Jeff-West Community Forum Sept. 28, briefly summarizing their backgrounds and priorities. The event, held at The Grill at Walnut Creek Golf … more

School, gym partnership helps build strong gymnasts

Taylor Burkhart, 16, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. each week day. He travels from his home in Morrison to 5280 Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge for his morning workout. He practices from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. before he … more

Jeffco high schoolers receive national honors

Six students at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High were named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program in late September, which represents 4 percent of their graduating class. “The … more

Ralston Valley remains perfect on the football field

ARVADA — Forcing four turnovers and a highly effective offense in the second half led Ralston Valley football to keep its winning streak going against rival Arvada West. The Mustangs, No. 7 in the … more
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