Perlmutter recounts Capitol insurrection
On Jan. 6, US legislators debated the merits of completing a perfunctory certification of the electoral college results in the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the House and Senate were …

Jeffco Girl Scout troops ready to adapt cookie sales to pandemic year

Each year, Girl Scout troops place an initial order for cookie boxes to have on hand to start their annual selling frenzy. This time around, Golden's troops took the unusual step of placing initial …

Jeffco election results certified despite GOP canvassers declining to sign off

Jefferson County's 2020 election results were certified on Monday, Nov. 23, despite two Republican members of the county board of canvassers declining to sign in favor of certifying the election. …

Construction continues on Peaks to Plains trail

Anyone who lives near Golden has probably a spent a little time admiring the steep walls and fast — or sometimes not so fast — flowing waters of Clear Creek Canyon. But come next spring residents …

Seniors staying actively, socially involved in Arvada

For Joe Saracino and his wife, Merilee — both in their early 70s — it's imperative they exercise, be it walking a couple of miles a day or playing pickleball. But that all changed in March with …

News

JCPH says it will soon be able to give out more vaccine, but acknowledges challenges of process

A Jefferson County Public Health official said the county's COVID-19 vaccine providers will soon be able to give residents their first vaccine dose at a faster rate than they have so far. That change …

Jeffco seeking residents ideas for disaster mitigation projects, priorities

Anyone who has spent much time in Evergreen or Conifer likely knows the area has a long list of needs when it comes to reducing the potential harm posed by wildfires. However, they also likely …

Local law enforcement agencies say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is shown addressing a chamber of commerce luncheon in January in Adams County. File photo

Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …
A new auxiliary gym taking shape at Jeffco’s Green Mountain High School.

Jeffco Schools bond projects progressing

On Jan. 7, 2021, the Jeffco Board of Education held their first meeting of the new year. Up first on the agenda was a fourth quarter 2020 update on the 2018 Bond and Capital Improvement Projects …
Life
Kyle Lang was inspired to play drums as an outlet to express himself.

Taking it to the streets: Sharing music and words of love in the age of COVID

A small desk, an antique typewriter and some space on Denver’s 16th Street Mall are the tools Colorado native Devan Kingsford needs to arouse some pretty strong emotions. With a few taps on the …
Coming Attractions

The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …
Coming Attractions

In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
Mark Dodge and John Harmsen hold up an illustration depicting the Harmsen family’s Sugar Bar Ranch in Wheat Ridge, where they lived and had their family, as it looked in 1955.

Golden Museum gets a sweet treat

Aside from cold cans of Coors and scores of brainy School of Mines grads, there is perhaps no Golden export more famous — or beloved — than the Jolly Rancher. Local couple Dorothy and Bill …
Coming Attractions

Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the …
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Sports

Jeffco prep sports 2020 year in review

Though the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the sports schedule in 2020 — in particular — the high school sports calendar, there were still some memorable moments. From Pomona winning another …

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Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Six of one, half a dozen of the other, if that’s OK

I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I would say on Twitter if I were on Twitter. The same goes for Facebook and Instagram and any others I don’t know about. Sooner or later, everyone on Twitter …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Hope and encouragement, love and forgiveness

Recently I was asked about some of the best advice I have received over my career. As I considered my response, I thought about some of the great business minds and strategists who provided guidance. …

Letter to the editor: Remember Wisconsin?

  How many remember that a raucous mob was allowed to occupy and trash the Wisconsin State Capitol for several weeks in 2011 (vs hours in DC)? How is it that previous disruptive protests, …

Letter to the editor: Thanks for the love letter

  Thank you Andrea Doray, for your expression of love for our United States of America. This tribute brought tears to my eyes. Unfortunately, these tears are very close to the surface …

Bringing experience to the table for Jefferson County

In the more than 23 years that I’ve lived in Jefferson County and the almost 40 that I’ve paid close attention to county politics, there have never been new county commissioners who were better …
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