Rooftop greenhouse sets Arvada restaurant apart

When residents Jaime Miles and Josh Timon opened their first restaurant, the plan was to source their produce as locally as possible — right from the rooftop. On restaurant Lot One's opening day, …
COVID-19 UPDATE
Jefferson County Public Health issues emergency order requiring face masks
After previously encouraging face coverings but stopping short of requiring them, Jefferson County Public Health has issued a public health order requiring people in Jeffco to wear a face mask in public situations where six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at …

My Name Is … Stephen Zampieri

My background I grew up as a missionary and traveled all over the world. In 1998, I joined the Marine Corps where I served for about four years. My wife and I decided we wanted to move to Colorado in …

One killed, three injured in Arvada shooting

On July 11, Arvada police responded to a shooting related to a conflict between two motorcycle gangs. The shooting occurred outside of Jake's Roadhouse, a bar at 5980 N. Lamar St. According to the …

Jeffco superintendent named Kentucky education commissioner

After about three years as Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent, Jason Glass has been named the next Commissioner of Education for the state of Kentucky. In a July 10 letter to the community, Glass …

News
A representative from Lakeside Insurance picks up a PPE kit on July 6.

Free PPE provided to Arvada businesses

Arvada businesses can pick up free personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, paper towels, masks, disinfectant, rubbing alcohol and infrared thermometers through a new summer offering. …
This cartoon was posted on Facebook by the Douglas County Republican Party, then later removed. The county party has since apologized.

Douglas County GOP chair apologizes for mask cartoon (9News video)

The chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party has apologized to anyone who was offended by a Facebook post depicting a cartoon police officer labeled "Polis,” who is shown stepping on the neck of a man wearing a mask.
Stockpiles of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies, like those pictured here from the city of Arvada, will be needed by every school in Jefferson County to accomodate in-person learning this fall.

Jeffco schools still looking for sanitizing wipes, gloves

With plans to reopen schools in the fall, Jeffco Public Schools has been on the hunt for personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies. The search for reusable and disposable masks, hand …
Paulina Castle of Denver uses weekly routines to manage her mental health — made worse from isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to start treating mental health the same as we do physical health,” she says. “This is an issue we need to stop keeping in the dark.”

Colorado, other states trim health programs amid COVID-19

As a teenager, Paulina Castle struggled for years with suicidal thoughts. When her mental health was at its most fragile, she would isolate herself, spending days in her room alone. “That’s the …
A germinator sprayer sprays hydrochlorous acid sanitizer inside a trampoline gym.

Pair of brothers launch franchise of sanitization business in Jeffco

When COVID-19 brothers Miguel and Tomas Zepeda to shut down the flag football leagues they operate in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri last spring, they began looking for new business opportunities that …
Life
Coming Attractions

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …
grandparents teach too

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
The Depot Art Gallery in Littleton.

Littleton's Depot Art Gallery marks anniversary with online exhibition

Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome …
Big Mama, Felicia P. Fields, with Shake Anderson and Chick Street Man will perform with a band to deliver favorite blues songs at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Lone Tree Arts Center to reopen soon

With the start of the Lone Tree Arts Center's fall programming on the horizon, Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson is no longer wondering what is to become of the 2020-2021 season.
The Garth Brooks drive-in concert series invites people to park their cars and enjoy a screening of a Brooks concert while large events remain banned throughout the country. Brooks' virtual concert came to the Park Meadows mall June 27.

Virtual Garth Brooks: Drive-in concert comes to Lone Tree

The southeast parking lot of Park Meadows mall turned into a drive-in for a night. A Garth Brooks live pop-up concert took place June 27 at the Lone Tree shopping complex, attracting dozens of …
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Sports

Judge allowing Bandimere to continue operating for now, but COVID-19-related restraining order to remain in place

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a …

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Voices
Danielson

Protecting public health and our economy

When I started the 2020 legislative session, I knew I had a lot to get done to help make Colorado stronger. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit Colorado, things changed quickly as state and local …
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Comedy reached heights when ‘Airplane!’ took off

Surely, you have seen “Airplane!” (Exclamation mark theirs.) If not, it’s a 1980 film filled with visual and verbal gags that features Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges …

Letter to the editor: Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose

Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose Cory Gardner is attempting to “greenwash” his reputation to improve his chances for reelection in 2020; however, Gardner’s voting record and unwavering …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Who are we talking to?

Have you found yourself talking more to your pets these days than ever before? And if you don’t have pets, have you found that you are talking to other things around the house more? Maybe the …
FINANCIAL STRATEGIES

Economic impact on retirement

There has been a lot of press around the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 and the related stock market volatility. However, the S&P 500 just finished one of the best quarters in over a decade¹ …
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