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Fall colors still impress on these easy in-town hikes

Even though the leaves are falling fast, it’s not too late to see some beautiful fall colors on an easy, close-in hike. But you’d better hurry. If you want to get away from it all for an hour or … more

Mountain lion encounter sparks three-day closure of Deer Creek Canyon Park

Driving toward the trailhead, the natural beauty of the surroundings, like most of Colorado’s wild spaces, evokes a sense of peace that draws people in. It’s one of the reasons so many of us love … more

Jeffco now has more new COVID-19 cases than ever

Jeffco public health officials are warning residents to exercise caution and avoid gatherings after the county has repeatedly reached new highs for new COVID-19 cases in a two-week period during … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes on Prop 115

A political commercial encouraging a no vote on Prop. 115 features a middle aged couple stating how happy they were to abort their baby who they had been told would be born with a defect causing pain … more

Letter to the editor: So little has changed

  In and age where finally, the nation is pushing racial equality, why am I seeing very little change? I viewed the most recent newspaper edition, and this is what I saw or haven’t … more

Letter to the editor: Why didn’t they care?

  After reading Tom Coyne’s invective (10/8) re Jeffco Schools’ education debacle, departed Supt. Glass’s failings, and the derelictions of his (bloated) management team, … more

Letter to the editor: Good pathway etiquette

  I am a 77 year old woman who lives in Arvada. I love to walk on the various paths in Arvada but recently have become very cautious about walking on them. I understand the paths are for … more

Letter to the editor: Anti-Antifa

Antifa seems to be everywhere. It’s sad commentary on the divisiveness in our world today. I believe that the Black community and Black leaders need to publicly call these groups out for what … more

State semifinal heartbreak for Jeffco softball teams

AURORA — The strange and different softball season due to COVID-19 came to a close Saturday, Oct. 10, for Chatfield, Wheat Ridge and D’Evelyn. The three top teams in Class 5A and 4A Jeffco all … more

Golden faces three-time state champion Palmer Ridge in opener

ARVADA — Golden football had a tall order in its season opener Friday, Oct 9, at the North Area Athletic Complex. Golden was coming off its most successful season since its run to the Class 4A … more

Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away … more

How we are planning on having a safe and secure election

In June, Jeffco voters proved that the Colorado election model is pandemic-proof, setting a state primary turnout record. Now, with voter registrations up, and more drop boxes and vote centers than … more

The struggles of power

A good friend of mine told me this once about teaching, when my job was as much coaching as it was teaching: he said if you have to get in a power struggle, make absolutely certain you win. Now, that … more

Jeffco state House candidates speak out in virtual forum

The West Metro Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson County Business Lobby held a “Meet the Candidates” virtual event on Oct. 6, to give citizens a chance to hear more about policy positions of … more

A Triceratastic new view north of Golden

Some 66 million years ago, herds of triceratops wandered this land. Back in 1887, paleontologists discovered the first identified triceratops fossils in the Denver area. Last weekend, a small herd of … more

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, … more

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his … more

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. … more

District 29 candidates talk priorities, goals ahead of election

When the Arvada and Westminster residents living in Colorado House 29 cast their vote for who will succeed Tracy Kraft-Tharp as their representative, they will be choosing between three candidates … more

Arvada residents share stories of prejudice, call for more action at community meeting

When Arvada resident Nancy Felix tells her friends of color she lives in Arvada, they frequently call the city an unflattering nickname in telling her why they don’t want to visit her there. … more
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