Arvada recall petitions have started circulating

Petitions to recall four Arvada city councilmembers were printed July 1 and those behind the effort have through the end of August to collect the signatures they need. In the coming weeks, …
Jeffco teachers face a 'curveball' with online summer learning
Jeffco Public Schools typically runs its Jeffco Summer of Early Leaning (JSEL), a summer learning program for incoming first through third graders, at schools and in person. But as June rolled around …

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at …

My Name Is … Stephen Zampieri

My background I grew up as a missionary and traveled all over the world. In 1998, I joined the Marine Corps where I served for about four years. My wife and I decided we wanted to move to Colorado in …

COVID-19 complicates Jefferson County budget situation

As Jefferson County begins its 2021 budgeting process, administrative staff is entering the process by warning county departments to cut a total of about $6.3 million from budgets to help maintain …

New online dashboard offers look at how pandemic is impacting Jeffco

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Jeffco residents can now get a clearer and more precise picture of how and where the pandemic is impacting the county by accessing a redesigned online dashboard. The …

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Josh Timon, right, a co-founder of Lot One, gives a tour of the greenhouse for customers.

Rooftop greenhouse sets Arvada restaurant apart

When residents Jaime Miles and Josh Timon opened their first restaurant, the plan was to source their produce as locally as possible — right from the rooftop. On restaurant Lot One's opening day, …
Stockpiles of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies, like those pictured here from the city of Arvada, will be needed by every school in Jefferson County to accomodate in-person learning this fall.

Jeffco schools still looking for sanitizing wipes, gloves

With plans to reopen schools in the fall, Jeffco Public Schools has been on the hunt for personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies. The search for reusable and disposable masks, hand …
Paulina Castle of Denver uses weekly routines to manage her mental health — made worse from isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to start treating mental health the same as we do physical health,” she says. “This is an issue we need to stop keeping in the dark.”

Colorado, other states trim health programs amid COVID-19

As a teenager, Paulina Castle struggled for years with suicidal thoughts. When her mental health was at its most fragile, she would isolate herself, spending days in her room alone. “That’s the …
A germinator sprayer sprays hydrochlorous acid sanitizer inside a trampoline gym.

Pair of brothers launch franchise of sanitization business in Jeffco

When COVID-19 brothers Miguel and Tomas Zepeda to shut down the flag football leagues they operate in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri last spring, they began looking for new business opportunities that …
Arvada musician Ryan McPherson was injured in a deadly shooting along Lamar Street on July 11.

One killed, three injured in Arvada shooting

On July 11, Arvada police responded to a shooting related to a conflict between two motorcycle gangs. The shooting occurred outside of Jake's Roadhouse, a bar at 5980 N. Lamar St. According to the …
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Coming Attractions

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …
grandparents teach too

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
The Depot Art Gallery in Littleton.

Littleton's Depot Art Gallery marks anniversary with online exhibition

Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome …
Big Mama, Felicia P. Fields, with Shake Anderson and Chick Street Man will perform with a band to deliver favorite blues songs at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Lone Tree Arts Center to reopen soon

With the start of the Lone Tree Arts Center's fall programming on the horizon, Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson is no longer wondering what is to become of the 2020-2021 season.
The Garth Brooks drive-in concert series invites people to park their cars and enjoy a screening of a Brooks concert while large events remain banned throughout the country. Brooks' virtual concert came to the Park Meadows mall June 27.

Virtual Garth Brooks: Drive-in concert comes to Lone Tree

The southeast parking lot of Park Meadows mall turned into a drive-in for a night. A Garth Brooks live pop-up concert took place June 27 at the Lone Tree shopping complex, attracting dozens of …
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Sports

Judge allowing Bandimere to continue operating for now, but COVID-19-related restraining order to remain in place

After a full day of testimony, a Jeffco judge did not rule Wednesday on whether she will grant a preliminary injunction that would limit events at Bandimere Speedway unless the county is provided a …

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Voices

Letters to the editor: Jefferson County, July 7 edition

Don’t blame the victim Letter writer Russell Haas shown that with a quick visit to Wikipedia, one can find anything to blame a prone, handcuffed man for dying under the weight of three police …
Andrea Doray

Commemorating Eva Levine and what she stood for

People reporting other people to the authorities. Entire faiths, entire ethnicities demonized, attacked. Ghettos. Mobs. Looting. Uniforms. Gassing. Rampant disease. These are the circumstances in …
Duran

Virtual notary process makes our lives easier

I recently participated in an event appropriate for the times: a virtual signing for my bill to allow for remote notarization. Over a Webex call broadcast on YouTube, my fellow bill sponsors and I …

America could certainly use a Gandalf right about now

Happy Fourth, everybody! As any of the long-time readers know, I am a geek. Or a nerd, depending on whatever definition of those two terms you ken. Which, it seems, is solely the purview of the …
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Places are opening up, but it’s far from normal

It’s been a really strange weekend for me. As everyone knows, things have started to open up around town and people are finally getting out of the house and happy to have a few things returning …
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