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Jefferson County's 4-H members proud of projects

From cake decorating to raising chickens, Jefferson County’s 4-H youths work hard on their projects all year to showcase them annually at the Jeffco Fair & Festival. The 2019 fair was Aug. 9 to 11 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden.
Jeffco teachers to be paid back for 2010 pay freeze
For many Jeffco teachers, the final bell on the first day of school didn't quite signal the end of the day; rather, it signaled a shift to an impassioned discussion as teachers continued to negotiate …

Environment, safety at center of Jefferson Parkway toll road debate

In September 2017, Randy Stafford walked into a public forum of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA), prepared to ask several questions about the public safety and environmental …

Old-fashioned Arvada Days festival looks to create new traditions

In the past, Arvada Days has been about embracing the old ways and “taking a walk back in time,” Nina Piccinini of the Arvada Festivals Commission said. But with its third annual celebration on …

Meat alternatives grow in popularity

Gone are the days when vegans and vegetarians couldn’t order a hamburger on the menu. Alternative meat brands such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Burger are popping up in not only sit-down …

Faith Christian trap team takes aim at national championship

When Coach Mark Passamaneck started the trap shooting team at Faith Christian High School in 2018, he had no way of knowing that his athletes — some of whom had no shooting experience, some of whom …

News

Priest waits out injury to resume walk across country

For roughly six weeks, he walked along Kansas roads as a sore on his toe worsened from a pesky blister to a painful infection. Still, the former Episcopal priest who lives in Colorado kept going. On …

Life

Detainees’ art on display in gallery on Santa Fe Drive

The first arts collective with work exhibited in the new exhibit, “Collectivism” at Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University’s gallery at Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue is the …

Sports

High school sports: the fall lineup

FOOTBALL First games: Aug. 29 Defending champions: Valor Christian (5A), Loveland (4A), Palmer Ridge (3A), LaJunta (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (A8), Stratton/Liberty (A6) 2019 state …

Voices

Ask the Rockies if chemistry counts

Once upon a time, in another lifetime, I helped my friend Matt coach a high school baseball team. And, at one point a little way into the season, we were in the middle of a game, and Matt called for …

Letter to the editor: TABOR under attack

We are about to receive a double attack regarding the Tax Payor’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). Not only is Jefferson County attempting to put a hold on TABOR, so is the State of Colorado with …

Find your love ... and a livable wage

I recently ran into an old friend of mine, a music teacher. He had retired in the last couple years, and I hadn’t seen him, so it was good to bump into him. I asked him, “what have you been doing …

Editorial Cartoon for Aug. 15

opinion

Letter to the editor: How effective would they be?

Given the multiplicity of new so-called ‘gun control’ measures, now being trumpeted by public figures; had they presently been in force, would they have identified, much less impeded the …
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