AUMC celebrates 150th with hope, honks

During its many decades of operation, the congregation at the Arvada United Methodist Church has withstood everything from the Great Depression, which left it with $3.35 in the bank at one point, to …
Breaking news
Two juveniles charged as adults in Walmart shooting
Two juveniles have been charged as adults in the August shooting deaths of two brothers in the parking lot of the Walmart at 7455 West Colfax Avenue. Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, and Marqueil Deandre …

The man who opened the Window has died

A longtime mainstay of the Denver Metro Area publishing scene and founder of the Westminster Window, Wilbur Flachman died last week at the age of 83, following complications from pancreatic cancer. …

JCPH Executive Director Johnson reflects on 30-year career

After 30 years and one COVID-19 pandemic while at the helm of Jeffco’s public health department, Dr. Mark B. Johnson is finally retiring from the JCPH. He had originally planned to retire in June …

Jeffco golfers wrap up league play at West Woods Golf Club

ARVADA — The final Jeffco League boys golf tournament of the season had a very different feel than normal Sept. 14 at West Woods Golf Club in Arvada. There was no final gathering of Class 5A and 4A …

‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on …

News
Herzl

Race for House District 22 seat draws closer

Believe it or not, election day is in less than two months. One of the decisions Jefferson County voters will have to make this upcoming election season is who will hold the House District 22 seat …

Commissioners pass climate resolution

The Jeffco Commissioners voted 2-1 on Sept. 14 to pass a resolution acknowledging the nation’s global climate crisis and committing the county to taking certain local actions to help address the …

Jeffco commissioners, DA candidates make pitch at virtual forum

COVID-19, sales tax and crime were among the subjects mentioned by candidates for Jeffco District Attorney and Board of Commissioners during a virtual forum held on Sept. 17. The event, which was …
Kyle Chaca

Lakewood road rage shooter sentenced to 14 years

Kile Joshua Chaca, 22, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 22, where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting a man in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lakewood. On …

Arvada officer’s actions questioned in 2018 Kansas case

A criminal case in Lawrence, Kansas involving a police officer who was later hired by the Arvada Police Department may have broader legal implications for past and future Arvada cases. The details of …
Life
Coming Attractions

Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …
Heidi Wagner holds one of her photographs from her Passions Project exhibit. Wagner aims to capture seniors and their passions through her photography. She’ll base one of her upcoming Passions Project exhibits on Lakewood residents.

Art project designed to show senior passions in the works in Lakewood

Boulder-based photographer Heidi Wagner, said that during the pandemic, she’s heard people dismiss the importance of older adults are to our society. “I want people to see and understand how …
Coming Attractions

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …
Many of the pieces on display in the "Pink Progression: Collaborations" exhibit at the Arvada Center focus on important issues of the day, including the Women's March and political engagement to environmentalism and LGBTQ+ issues.
Arts & entertainment

Pink Progression uses social momentum for artistic exploration

Getting wrapped up in current events and politics is an easy thing to do, especially in the social media-driven discourse the country — and world — finds itself in. But local artist Anna Kaye was …
Coming Attractions

‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
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Sports

Wheat Ridge softball gets back on track in 4A Jeffco

WHEAT RIDGE — Wheat Ridge’s softball team didn’t have any time to dwell over its first loss of the season. Less than 24 hours after the Farmers — No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A rankings …

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Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Instagram and indiscretion are on the shame page

Instagram, Instagram, wherefore art thou, Instagram — and why? I guess it must be good for something. But not a day goes by that someone isn’t apologizing or being shamed, slammed or threatened …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope, encouragement open endless possibilities

Hope may not be a strategy, but then again it just might be, especially when we tie it to encouragement. Although I have personally limited the amount of time I spend reading or watching the news, …

Embracing a code of conduct for life

I think most of us would agree that what we are about to see and hear in the next 50-some days from people across the political, social and economic spectrums is going to be unlike anything we have …
Kummer
Financial Strategies

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
Norton
Winning Words

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …
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