Election 2021: Arvada City Council candidate profiles

The City of Arvada will hold a municipal election on Nov. 2. In Arvada, municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years.  All municipal elections for elected …
Wheat Ridge charter school investigating death of baby goat
A group of students at Mountain Phoenix Community School in Wheat Ridge have been removed from class during the investigation into the death of a baby goat, according to a news report.

Many riders mean two-wheeled touring fun

It doesn’t matter what kind of bike you have, Bike Friendly organizer Bill Orchard thinks group rides — and especially group rides with a fun theme — tend to be more fun. “The best parts of …

Jeffco soccer a family affair for Sawaged brothers

Anthony Sawaged wanted to play his senior season of soccer with his brother Nathan at Ralston Valley. However, when the last-minute addition of a few unlikely players to Anthony’s Pomona Panthers …

Q&A: Emma Stutzman, Pomona runner

Pomona junior Emma Stutzman is no stranger to winning on big stages. Stutzman repeated as 5A Jeffco League champion and 5A regional champion on Oct. 15 and 21, respectively and now has her eye on a …

Something to crow about at Arvada's scarecrow fest

The 25th annual Festival of Scarecrows was held in Olde Town Square on Oct. 9, ringing in the fall with a host of autumnal activities including costume parades, pumpkin and zucchini weighing …

Groundbreaking held for Residences at Olde Town Station

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Residences at Olde Town Station — a mixed-use development located at the intersection of 56th Avenue and Wadsworth Bypass — was held on Oct. 20. Construction …

Colorado becomes first state to include gender affirming health care

Starting in 2023, transgender and nonbinary Coloradans will have broader access to gender affirming care. Governor Jared Polis announced that GAC will be included as an essential health benefit on …

Arvada celebrates 30 years as ‘Tree City USA’

The City of Arvada held a celebration on Oct. 23 at Homestead Park to commemorate Arvada’s 30 years as a ‘Tree City USA,’ a designation given to cities that meet the criteria laid out by the …

Election 2021: Arvada candidates stump at chamber event

An early morning candidate forum gave Arvada residents and members of the business community a chance to get to know the folks who want to represent them on city council. The event, hosted by the …

News

Two die after police chase in Brighton

  Two people died after a short police chase in Brighton Oct. 26. No names have been released. The incident began shortly before 11:30 a.m. near Gaviota and Goldfinch streets. Police went …

Michael Martinez appointed as Brighton city manager

Brighton's new city manager was the acting city manager for the past week/ City council made the promotion official during an Oct. 26 special meeting. He succeeds Jane Bais DiSessa, who …

Youth invited to enter Space Foundation art contest

The Space Foundation is inviting art students to enter the 12th annual International Student Art Contest. The 2022 International Student Art Contest theme is “Living, Working and Playing on the …

Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District …

Brighton police investigating attempted armed robbery/car theft

Brighton police are looking for clues into an attempted car theft that ended with a pursuit and a crash. Two people are in area hospitals, and a third is in custody. It began around 1 p.m. Oct. 25 …
Life
Colorful calaveras are among the most recognizable symbols of Dia de los Muertos.

Día de los Muertos is almost upon us

The Day of the Dead — Día de los Muertos — is officially celebrated Nov. 1 and 2, but events can be found throughout Jeffco and the rest of the metro area from late October through Mid-November. …
Lonnie Hanzon, artist and creator of Camp Christmas, stands in front of Camp Director Lonnie’s cabin.

Camp Christmas moves to Lakewood

Camp Christmas, a light-filled Holiday extravaganza, started in Aurora in 2019. Pandemic constraints forced creator Lonnie Hanzon to go virtual in 2020. But this year’s production, currently under …
Ashley Dodson holds onto her hat on a windy, witchy morning at Chatfield reservoir.

Witches and wizards and warlocks, oh my!

On a perfectly windy, overcast fall morning in South Jeffco, around 40 witches — and some other magical beings — but mostly witches, paddled around Chatfield Reservoir. Why, you may ask? Because …
Charlotte Zink's sculpture "Lotus" was recently installed at Hudson Gardens in Littleton as a tribute to the late Carmela Geselbracht.

'Lotus' sculpture installed as tribute

Friends gathered on a recent sunny Oct. 14 at Hudson Gardens to welcome a sculptural tribute and remember the late Carmela Geselbracht, a former Littleton resident who was an artist, sculptor and …
Actor William Shatner speaks at a Galaxy Con convention on July 30, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Coming Attractions

Fan Expo Denver reunites fandoms for fun

When it was announced back in December that Pop Culture Classroom was cancelling the 2021 Denver Pop Culture Con, it appeared that it was going to be two full years before fans of all things comics, …
Sports

Columbine wins fourth straight with OT victory

ARVADA — It took a little overtime work, but Columbine’s boys soccer team captured its fourth straight victory to close out the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 20. A direct free-kick in the 85th …

Voices

Abrazos: Celebrating 10 years of writing for peace

Ten years ago, sitting outside a coffee shop with a group of Lighthouse Writers Workshop colleagues, I met Carmel Mawle. Carmel told us she was founding the nonprofit organization Writing for Peace, …

Alcorn on the road part II

I wrote last week about how I love to travel, to see and experience things that are not the norm. But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what an exceptional part of the experience of travel is …

The divisions wrought by the disinformation age

Disinformation certainly fuels our political divide. There is a cottage industry which creates and sends partisan emails into millions of inboxes. We open them because they were sent by a friend. Of …
Winning Words

Opinion: Top talent talks about the importance of culture

Here we are wrapping up the series, “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” Now it’s time to link connection, collaboration, change and consistency to culture. And culture, according to some top …

Opinion: What do you do when you think of conflict?

Ever watch that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to teach his staff about conflict resolution? As a human resources professional and conflict coach watching that, I was both gasping …
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