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My Name Is... Cheri Jahn

About me I was born in Sterling, but I moved to Wheat Ridge when I was 13 and decided to stay here. I love planting my garden where I grow flowers and vegetables. I have three grand kids and I love … more

Letter to the editor: Anti-death penalty

It is time to end the death penalty in Colorado. It is expensive, unfairly applied, and unnecessary for plea bargaining. As a librarian within the criminal justice system, I have come to know several … more

Letter to the editor: Murder in our name

Is it a tragedy or downright evil, that Iranian General Soleimani was murdered by the US shortly after arriving in Baghdad on a commercial flight, bearing his Government’s response to a Saudi … more

Letter to the edtor: Bury the death penalty

  My college boyfriend was murdered in 1979. That same year, my manager at the bookstore I worked at was murdered. More than a decade later, a client I represented in a divorce proceeding was … more

‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off … more

Delta Restoration Services raises nearly $3,000

Arvada-based Delta Restoration Services, a nationally recognized and award-winning franchise that provides restoration services to commercial and residential properties, raised nearly $3,000 for All … more

First is probably special, but the heck with that

I will never be recognized as the first to do anything. I wasn’t the first in my family to graduate from high school or college, or become a schoolteacher, or nothing. Unless you stretch it. I was … more

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, … more

My name is... Connor Ladd

About me I’m trying to be a normal 16-year-old. I’m a sophomore at Lakewood High School, and I play football there. I like to bike during the summer, write, play video games and just do things … more

20-year-old time capsule opened at Drake Middle School

At the end of 2019, Drake Middle School teacher Garden Marantino was looking through school storage when he stumbled upon five boxes, each signed by dozens of students with Sharpie markers. The … more

To boost ‘3.5-star’ score, city will focus on transportation, growth

Since 2017, Arvada has worked to boost its 3.5-star city rating, calculated by Northwest Research Group (NRG) using responses from the city’s Community Survey. But with 2019 survey results … more

No. 4 Golden boys hoops out to quick start in 4A Jeffco

EVERGREEN — The road to the boys basketball Class 4A Jeffco League title is a long and winding journey. However, Golden’s 50-36 road victory over Evergreen on Jan. 10 definitely gave the Demons … more

Wrestlers take the mats at Ron Granieri Memorial Invitational

ARVADA — This is the time of year that Jefferson wrestling coach Oscar Fonseca really loves. “It’s a lot of fun to watch these kids’ hard work come to fruition,” Fonseca said during the … more

Viking up for UllrGrass

Colorado is home to no shortage of bluegrass and beer festivals. But while most of those events embrace the warmth and festiveness of lazy summer afternoons and nights, there’s only one local event … more

Nothing charming about drunkenness

There was a joke that me and several of my college buddies used to enjoy about sneaking adult beverages into our final exams. See, sometime in the late ‘80s, a study came out that seemed to … more

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family … more

Jeffco Treasurer’s office unveils new property tax search site before tax season

The Jefferson County Treasurer’s office hopes the upcoming property tax payment season will be less painful than usual thanks to the improved version of its property tax search website it recently … more

Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with … more

Reporter Stories: Lakewood's watching The Watchdog

Lakewood Community Editor Joseph Rios and West Metro Editor Glenn Wallace discuss Lakewood's efforts to quiet community newsletter The Watchdog. Is this an electioneering issue or a question about … more
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