Ralston Valley put on lockout due to threat
Ralston Valley High School was put on lockout due to a threat received through Colo.’s Safe2Tell anonymous reporting system on April 19. The threat was received at approximately 12:50 p.m. and the …

Phase Two of Ralston Road reconstruction to begin April 26

Phase Two of the Ralston Road reconstruction project is slated to begin on April 26 and will last an estimated 24 months, effecting the section of Ralston Road between Yukon and Garrison Streets. One …

Luncheons resume for Rocky Flats retirees

Nuclear Care Partners — a national advocacy group that helps connect atomic workers and uranium miners to available benefits and in-home care - has resumed hosting in-person luncheons for Rocky …

A quiet peer becomes an accused murderer

Ahmad Alissa, charged with 10 counts of murder in the March 22 mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, left conflicting memories of a quiet teen prone to outbursts of anger at Arvada West High …

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …

Arvada inventor modernizes wheelchair safety

Jered Dean didn't set out to revolutionize power wheelchairs. A former engineering professor at Colorado School of Mines, he simply wanted to make a motorized chair that was safer for his niece, …

Sundyne nominated for Colorado Manufacturing Award

Sundyne, a pumps and compressors manufacturer headquartered in Arvada, was named a finalist in the `Industrial/Equipment Manufacturer of the Year’ category at the 2021 Colorado Manufacturing Awards …

Training for tragedy

The March 22 mass shooting in Boulder that claimed the lives of 10 people, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, was the seventh such incident in Colorado since 1993. Gun violence has become …

News

Jeffco debates over inclusivity and smart growth in draft of strategic plan

A lot can happen in five years, as anyone who has been in Jeffco for the last five knows all too well. But that’s how far Jeffco’s leaders are trying to look to the future as they work to craft …
Dorland

Meet the new Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

The position of superintendent for the Jeffco Public Schools district can be harrowing. It is a that invite public scrutiny of your every action. It is a position that is often a lightning rod for …

Casa Bonita parent company files for bankruptcy

Summit Family Restaurants, owner of Casa Bonita, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy April 6, in Arizona. According to reporting from Denver 7, despite the bankruptcy filing, Summit President, Bob …
A group of skiers take in the view from Echo Mountain Resort Sunday morning.

Skiers bid the slopes adieu as Echo Mountain caps off longest season ever

The last day of the skiing season is perhaps a little like the last day of school. Some are more than ready for summer, while others are reluctant to say goodbye. Either way, skiers and snowboarders …
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Wildlife

Rattlesnakes out and about: how to avoid them

Summer is in full swing, which means most Coloradans are spending more time outdoors. Whether it's a hike through Chatfield State Park, a bike ride along the High Line Canal, or a barbecue out back, wildlife encounters are inevitable. And snakes …
Life
Coming Attractions

New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected …
“Greetings from Denver,” located at 1695 Platte St., was painted by Victor Ving, who travels the country full-time in his RV creating large postcard paintings on buildings.

Art for all

For New York-born artist Victor Ving, Colorado looks like craft beer, skiers and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. “At each stop, I collaborate with local artists, businesses, and residents to create a piece …
Coming Attractions

Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Lys (Lilium musicum) from FlorDali, 1968, photolithograph with original engraved remarque and color.

A playful exhibit of surrealism and botanical illustrations

Oftentimes, art can be a connector between science and nature. “Art can talk to people in a lot of ways that data cannot,” said Lisa Eldred, director of exhibitions and head curator of art at the …
Sports

CHSAA moves place, date for state volleyball tournament

AURORA -- The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs will be the host venue for this year's state volleyball tournament. Brad Cochi, CHSAA's new digital media director, also said the tournament …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Listening to the whispers of success

This past week I was reminded of something as I once again experienced the intimacy, joy and power found in a whisper. Although it is just my wife and I who live in our home now, for some reason I …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A century ago wasn’t just any old time

Things were different one hundred years ago. For example, no one wore flip-flops to the airport. However, there were no flip-flops and few airports. That makes a difference. They had a presidential …

Third time definitely not the charm for Jefferson County

I’d hoped the third time would be the charm. But the Jefferson County Board of Education disappointed me and insulted all Jefferson County taxpayers by naming a single finalist for its …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
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