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Making a case for a different way to vote

Frank Atwood wants to change the way America votes. Atwood, 70, is the chairman of the Approval Voting Party. The group passed the threshold of 1,000 members in the state at the beginning of October, …
Maple Grove students will not have Manning enrollment priority
At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, both sides of the ongoing Maple Grove and Manning debate — a question of whether neighborhood elementary school Maple Grove should feed into Manning, an option …
Jeffco 1A "Against" comment written by husband of Yes on 1A campaigner
Last week all voting households in Jefferson County were mailed a gray booklet containing the ballot language of Jeffco 1A, along with comments both for and against the measure. But the first …

Registration open for first-ever Arvada chamber business summit

Registration is open for the Arvada Chamber's first-ever Business Summit, open to all members of the business community interested in improving their marketing, hiring, leadership and general …

Rocky Flats plutonium hotspot `appears to be an outlier'

The most recent batch results in an ongoing soil study east of former nuclear weapons plant Rocky Flats came back Oct. 1, testing for plutonium levels well within the government-established safety …

Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, District 4 candidate for school board

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergarten-aged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, …

Meet Susan Miller, District 4 candidate for school board

Lakewood resident Susan Miller has two distinct backgrounds: a longtime finance professional, she has worked as an investment banker and company vice president; and a mother of four former Jeffco …

News

‘Suicide affects all of us’

Teachers, bus drivers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, first responders. “We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, whether we know it or not,” said Sophie West, the injury and …

Life

Plenty of choices for Halloween spirit

Leaves are changing colors and falling from trees; the cool, crisp fall air can be felt in the morning; and costume shops are starting to pop up. October is here. There are plenty of ways to …

Sports

Alameda International boys soccer building something special

LAKEWOOD — Alameda International boys soccer coach Cesar Alcocer is helping to set a new standard. “I’m seeking better opportunities for our kids, our school to get recognized and talk about …

JEFFERSON PARKWAY

Parkway plans at standstill until end of 2019

An update on the City and County of Broomfield's website on Sept. 1 indicated that the construction of the Jefferson Parkway — which earlier this year seemed to be on the horizon — is farther …

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Voices

(Life) lessons that I try to live by

Life Lesson #343: Always open the yogurt carton away from you. Life Lesson #122: If you get dressed before you brush your teeth, you will get little white spots all over your clothes. These are a …
Our View

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, …
Our View

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and …
John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News.
Guest editorial

Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would …

Letter to the editor: 1A doesn’t decrease crime

Proponents of Jefferson County’s Proposition 1A argue a small tax increase will stem the supposed wave of rising crime and maintain public safety. Citing vague statistics along with the “keep …
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