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2018 Jefferson County election results

Here are the results for Jefferson County, including the municipal ballot measures for the communities of Arvada, Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. AssessorR Brian Cassidy 48.53%D Scot Kersgaard … more

Visit the isolated jewel of the Caribbean

For the entire second half of the 20th century and beyond, most Americans were presented with one perspective on the island nation of Cuba. Thanks to governmental changes in both nations, many are … more

Holiday season made special at Barr Lake

The changing seasons and coming holidays are setting the stage for some fun and educational experiences for kids and families at Barr Lake State Park. Here is an early look at the state park fall … more

My Name Is... Stephanie Davis

I am a Lakewood native, and I graduated from Green Mountain High School in 2011. I decided to join the Navy, because I wanted to be around like-minded people with integrity. I really like the … more

Body of woman ID'd as Cymone Duran

The Jefferson County coroner has identified Cymone Duran, 28, as the woman who was found deceased on Nov. 4. Her body was discovered by firefighters who were putting out a small brush fire near the … more

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left … more

Arvada adopts $235 million budget for 2019

Arvada City Council unanimously approved the 2019 operating and capital budget for the city at the Oct. 29 council meeting. Staff presentations of the budget started on Aug. 27 with the presentation … more

Golden gives Dakota Ridge a fight

LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s football players and coaches were in an awkward position Nov. 2 at Jeffco Stadium cheering for rival Chatfield to win. “It’s going to be awful, but we are hoping for … more

Eagles with two teams in the postseason

Girls Volleyball return to the 3A State Volleyball Tournament with two 3-0 set sweeps of Liberty Common and Lamar high schools. The girls earned the #8 overall seed compared to the #4 seed they … more

Fandomonium celebrates pop culture

Batman, Klingons, storm troopers and Gryffindors were just a few of the characters that could be found Nov. 3 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Jeffco Library’s Fandomonium. Free to the … more

Letter to the editor: Jeffco tax cut setting us up to fail

One reason that the Jeffco budget may be cut is the loss of revenue caused by a two to one vote by the County Commissioners to eliminate the County portion of the Business Personal Property Tax. To … more

Honoring Israel: When a local church takes on an international issue

Though Faith Bible Chapel is overjoyed to celebrate their 40th anniversary of hosting, “A Night to Honor Israel,” not everyone in the community is equally enthusiastic. Teenagers dancing in … more

On civility, Standard Time, and sleepy staffs

At this writing, because of publishing deadlines, we don’t yet know the results of last week’s midterm elections. I’m certain there are conversations to be had ahead … with, I hope, renewed … more

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional … more

Colorado-based 98th Signal Battalion prepares for deployment

For Capt. Justin Brown, an Arvada resident, deployment means leaving his family and friends behind. It means leaving beautiful Colorado, missing ski season and racking up his mountain bike. But it … more

A visit to the Jefferson County Public Health department

Even if it’s something as simple as administering a flu shot, nurses at the Jefferson County Public Health department enjoy helping everyone get the services they need. “A big part of what we do … more

Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has … more

Eating vegan for the season

Jason Miller grew up in a small mountain town on the Western Slope of Colorado and in an agricultural community in Montana. He often hunted with his father, a taxidermist. They ate venison nearly … more

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because … more

Keeping an eye on trust to make sure it isn’t lost

There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good … more
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