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Jeffco standout athletes for the week of Feb. 22

Alec Muehlemeyer, Faith ChristianThe senior guard hit the winning 3-point shot in the final minute in the 44-43 overtime boys basketball victory over Manual on Feb. 13.Garrett Martin, Standley … more

Apex Tennis Center indoor courts open for play

The newly renovated Apex Tennis Center, 6430 Miller St., Arvada is now open for play with a four-court indoor facility. This long-awaited upgrade was approved by voters in a 2016 bond election and … more

Sharing stories and goals for future care

Usually this space is reserved for grandchildren’s care. This time Kate LA Beau, an Advance Care Planning Program Manager is a guest writer addressing grandparent’s needs and future care. … more

The importance of filling young souls

The news out of Florida last Wednesday was too familiar. This incident was slightly different, in that there was obviously a breakdown of law enforcement, both from a “watchlist” standpoint and … more

Six questions with Jeopardy! champion Martin Cunningham

What’s your background and profession? I’ve been working a little over a decade for a property management company in downtown Denver. I’ve been doing the accounting for the office, tenant … more

There are powerful traits that make difference makers different

What is it about those people who make a difference in our lives? Sometimes it is just the littlest thing that they have done or shown us, and other times it is something so profound that it has an … more

Knock off the buffering against winter suffering

This is the winter of my discontented discontent. You call this winter? How am I going to appreciate spring if winter is spring? I need a few sunless days, and to be closed in by snowbanks. I want … more

St. Anthony celebrates 125 years of healing

For Darcy Copeland, a registered nurse science specialist at St. Anthony hospital, it almost felt like returning home when she started working at the hospital in 2010. It was, after all, where she … more

Covenant Village names new executive director

A new executive director has been named to lead Covenant Village of Colorado, a retirement community at 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster. Peter Milbourn will oversee operations at the 400-person … more

Pomona wrestling crowns champs, is runner-up for team title

DENVER — Grand Junction turned back the clock Saturday night at Pepsi Center. The Tigers posted 151.5 teams points to nip Pomona’s 146 team points to win the Class 5A wrestling state … more

Arvada to hold national search for next police chief

Following the retirement of Arvada Police Chief Don Wick, the city will conduct a national recruitment for it’s next chief of police. “This decision should not be interpreted as a sign that I do … more

Finding the perfect pet from Colorado and beyond

An average stay for a dog at Foothills Animal Shelter is between three and five days. For cats, it’s about 10 days. “We have an enormous demand from our community to keep the shelter full of … more

Book events are perfect for waning days of winter

It’s an active season in the publishing world as well as a great time of year to curl up with a new book or old favorite — and/or, most especially, to read aloud to children — and each other. … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Officer-involved shootings in Arvada followed by prescribed process

An unprecedented start to 2018 left two suspects dead and members of the Arvada Police Department under investigation following two officer-involved shootings in January. “It’s been a horrible … more

Calling all women

The Athena Project has an inspiring effect on the people and artists who get involved with the annual festival. Just ask Dominique Flores, the events coordinator with Athena. “I started as an … more

Students offer free tax prep help to families

Red Rocks Community College and the Denver-based Piton Foundation are teaming up to provide free tax-preparation services through the Tax Help Colorado program. IRS-certified students from Red Rocks … more

`Urban Conversion’ prepares to film third season

One of the original wheat farms in Arvada will be the setting for the filming of seasons three and four of the docu-series “Urban Conversion,” which airs on PBS. The show centers around … more

Five questions with Pam Bales

The West Chamber, which has served Jefferson County and the West Metro area for more than 70 years, has officially changed its name to the West Metro Chamber of Commerce. A board of director’s … more
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