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Letter to the editor: McGoff for Arvada Fire Protection District Board

The Arvada Fire Protection District, starting as the Arvada Volunteer Fire Department in 1911, has built an excellent reputation over the years.To help keep that reputation, I think Mark McGoff would … more

Letter to the editor: McGoff my pick

  Being elected and serving on the Arvada Fire Protection District Board requires a person with a broad range of experience and understanding of government and community. Mark McGoff has a … more

Three seats open in Arvada Fire elections this May

On May 5, Arvada will elect representatives to three of the five seats on the Arvada Fire Protection District Board of Directors. One elected director will serve a two-year term, through May 2022, … more

Jeffco tourism businesses hit hard by COVID-19

At Golden’s The Dove Inn, the cancellations started out slowly. “I would say in early March people started canceling,” said Libby Foster, who owns the 10-bedroom Victorian inn on 14th Street … more

Nonprofit provides Easter baskets, groceries for young moms

Getting an Easter basket is a highlight of the holiday for Madison Sullivan’s 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. And, after a trip to nonprofit Hope House of Colorado to pick up two baskets, … more

Letter to the editor: About that Sooper suggestion

  Maria Wagner’s letter made me laugh and cry. We all should be grateful for everything that King Soopers and the other stores that are open are doing for the community. Many of their … more

Letter to the editor: Questions for the governor

  Is it the unelected officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment who are advising you as to which businesses are essential and can remain open? Have the … more

Letter to the editor: We can do this

  I just wrote the mayor of Wheat Ridge asking: Why isn’t the city leading citizens when Lutheran Medical Center is asking for donations of hand-sewn masks? If our leaders/elected … more

Letter to the editor: China’s wrongdoing

  A letter in the April 2 edition accuses Michael Alcorn of “stoking the flames of racism” for calling COVID-19 a Chinese curse.  But there is nothing racist about naming … more

Letter to the editor: Support and counseling

  For 332,000 Coloradans affected by Alzheimer’s disease (76,000 living with the disease and 256,000 unpaid caregivers), the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created new challenges. Caring … more

Letter to the editor: Durkin for DA

  I consider myself an average, but informed citizen. Quite frankly I have been very disturbed lately by the news I am seeing regarding violent felons who have been released back into the … more

Finding both solace and resilience in poetry

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet myself (my first published poem in college landed me $7.00), I turn to poetry for insight, humor, provocation, poignancy, controversy, comfort, outrage, … more

Lessons of faith in all this uncertainty

So, this isn’t exactly what you had in mind, is it? Seems so long ago… Friday, March 6, the news of the day was that the economy created a “whopping” (according to Yahoo News) 273,000 jobs, … more

COVID-19’s impact:Voices from our community

“It’s the most impactful not being able to get together with friends for us and for our daughter. Thankfully, there’s technology. We FaceTime and have tea parties over the phone. We don’t … more

Avoid the impossible and seek the possible

Wishing you and your family safety, good health, patience, and happiness as we all go through this time together. And if your family or friends have experienced illness or loss, I will keep you in my … more

Let’s all not get together and think about this time

Stay at home, isolate, avoid crowds such as parties, concerts, athletic events, parades, weddings, funerals, and limit physical contact with non-household members. Snap. I have been doing just that … more

Arvada Center invites artists to share quarantine creations

As a working artist, Collin Parson — the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator — understands the need to create during such a tumultuous time. But with exhibitions canceled all over … more

4-H turning obstacles into opportunities

While we are all adjusting to a new and different way of life, members of the Jeffco 4-H youth development program are using this challenging situation to practice several life skills taught by the … more

Caring for a loved one at home with COVID-19

Learning that a family member or roommate has symptoms or even a positive test result for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can feel concerning. Centura wants to help ease any discomfort for those … more
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