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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been … more

Meet Jeff Cannon, city council at-large candidate

Jeff Cannon has never been one to limit his options: “Still I wonder what I’m going to do when I grow up,” said the Arvada resident, who attended multiple colleges including CU Denver, CU … more

Meet Bob Fifer, city council at-large candidate

Bob Fifer’s road to city council started from inside a children’s toys and games shop, which he ran in Olde Town for three years. Local government wasn’t on the agenda. But running a business … more

Jeffco cities take a stance on ballot measure 1A

Most of the Jefferson County municipalities have made a decision on whether to support the upcoming ballot measure Jeffco 1A. Here is where they stand: Arvada: An Oct. 7 vote passed 6-to-1 for Arvada … more

Lakewood golfer has another top-4 finish at state

DENVER — Back-to-back top-4 finishes at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament is something most high school golfers would take. However, Lakewood junior Ryan Liao felt he missed out on a prime … more

Golden softball wins back-to-back 4A Jeffco League titles

WESTMINSTER — Golden senior Makenzie Middleton’s second home run Oct. 7 had a symbolic sound to it. Makenzie’s 2-run blast banged off the scoreboard at Standley Lake High School beyond the … more

Susan Miller, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: School district and financial adviser, former WRHS PTSA President Contact: millerforjeffcostudents.com and www.facebook.com/Miller4Students and susan@millerforjeffcostudents.com Why are … more

Joan Chávez-Lee, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: Retired teacher and school administrator Contact: jchavezleeforjeffcoschools.com or llaves81@yahoo.com Why are you seeking this office? As a former Jeffco teacher and principal, and as a … more

Stephanie Schooley, Candidate for Jefferson County School Board District 3

Profession: Executive Director for a higher education nonprofit City: Lakewood Contact: www.stephanieschooleyforjeffcoschools.com Why are you seeking this office? All children can succeed if they are … more

Rob Applegate, Jefferson County School Board District 3 candidate

Profession: Research and Analysis Associate Director City/neighborhood: Applewood Contact: www.applegateforjeffcokids.com and rob@applegateforjeffcokids.com Why are you seeking this office? I was … more

We trust Jefferson County enough to say yes to 1A

Jefferson County has been doing us a favor. For 18 years, the county has been collecting less property tax money from residents than it could have. This was largely a preemptive move to ensure the … more

Alameda International boys soccer building something special

LAKEWOOD — Alameda International boys soccer coach Cesar Alcocer is helping to set a new standard. “I’m seeking better opportunities for our kids, our school to get recognized and talk about … more

Jefferson County mental health summit: ‘Suicide affects all of us’

Teachers, bus drivers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, first responders. “We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, whether we know it or not,” said Sophie West, the injury and … more

(Life) lessons that I try to live by

Life Lesson #343: Always open the yogurt carton away from you. Life Lesson #122: If you get dressed before you brush your teeth, you will get little white spots all over your clothes. These are a … more

Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. … more

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume … more

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me … more

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, … more

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and … more

Job fair this Thursday at Colorado Mills

With the holiday season approaching, Colorado Mills is looking to fill up to 250 full-time and part-time positions. On Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., multiple retailers at the mall will be … more
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