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A more natural yard makes dollars and sense

Editor’s Note: This piece is an excerpt from the May 2019 Colorado Gardener magazine I am a Denver Realtor. The other day I was checking out a gorgeous house that was staged beautifully. However, … more

Pandemic strains Section 8 Housing program

Just over three years ago, Arvada resident Michael Gilbert’s life was turned upside-down after an unbelievable diagnosis — a tumor encasing part of his brain and most of his spine — and an even … more

Letter to the editor: Support small businesses?

  Would the Arvada elected officials please quit preaching about supporting local and small business owners! Four city council members recently voted to have all of Arvada trash service go to … more

Letter to the editor: Support for Alcorn’s alternative

  To the Modernist’s Letter who found Michael Alcorn editorial “tone deaf and insensitive” to our history of race and slavery, it is you who needs to educate yourself before … more

Letter to the editor: Not a Trump Republican

  I am a lifelong Republican. I am 94. I first voted for Thomas E. Dewey. But I am not a Trump Republican. He has hijacked the Republican party. I am a Christian. My conscience would not let … more

Letter to the editor: Lapsed assistance

  This week more than 330,000 Coloradans are put in a “terrifying” position after Senator Cory Gardner broke his promise that the Senate wouldn’t “drop the ball” … more

Letter to the editor: Gardner should go

  Back in May, the House Democrats passed the HEROES Act which would continue the $600 per week unemployment past July for folks who have lost their job due to COVID-19.  Sadly, … more

Letter to the editor: Two questions about Elijah McClain

  Are there not two issues apparent in the tragic death of Elijah McClain? First, what are the so-called demonstrators who block streets and highways in Aurora (and other cities as well) … more

Letter to the editor: We all must vote

  One of the most serious threats to the Democracy of the United States is the lack of participation in voting. In many elections less than 50% of registered voters vote. In Colorado it is … more

Letter to the editor: Inman for county commissioner

  This November we will be choosing those who will serve us as our elected officials and in my opinion, there has never been a better choice for Jefferson County Commissioner than Joni … more

Letter to the editor: Chance to change

  Regarding Mr. Alcorn’s previous article about the oportunity for schools to change during this period of disrupiton: Schools do need to change for the 21 century. One part that has … more

Letter to the editor: Mask order lacks teeth

  The statewide mask mandate was a great step in protecting our state from COVID-19, but it lacks teeth. Employees at retail stores, fitness centers, and other businesses are often the … more

Action Center carries on with school supply distribution in Jeffco

At least 4,000 Jefferson County students won't have to worry about how they are getting their school supplies this year, thanks to the Action Center. From Aug. 10 to Aug. 15, the Action Center, a … more

Jeffco schoolboard appoints interim superintendent

The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education has appointed Kristopher Schuh as the district's interim superintendent. Current superintendent, Jason Glass, will leave his position Sept. 13 to take … more

Short-term rentals now legal in Arvada

After an Aug. 3 city council vote, short-term rentals can legally operate in Arvada. Short-term rentals or STRs — rentals for 30 days or less often leased through sites like Airbnb and VRBO — … more

Sculpt yourself at Denver’s Sculpture Park

When exercising, location makes a big difference when it comes to how enjoyable the experience can be. Denver Arts & Venues knows this extremely well, as the department organizes the annual Yoga … more

Current troubles not leading to a grand reveal

One of those favorite, old, go-to tropes that was often quoted to me as a youngster — lo, those many years ago — was “adversity builds character.” Any time something would go wrong, or … more

Signs of recovery in Jefferson economy but challenges remain

There are signs Jefferson County’s economy is recovering from the depths it reached earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, although several indicators suggest the county has a long way to go before … more

Jeffco Public Schools teacher's union in negotiations with district for 1% raise

The Jeffco teachers union, JCEA, is still working to negotiate a salary arrangement as part of its Collective Bargaining Agreement with Jeffco Public Schools. At the union’s recent bargaining … more
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