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Denver protest over George Floyd's death leads to confrontation

Colorado Community Media staff report A demonstration in downtown Denver late Thursday over a death of a black man at the hands of police in Minneapolis evolved into a melee, with gunshots, … more

Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Centennial

A suspect was killed by officer gunfire and two deputies were unharmed after an incident at a Days Inn hotel in central Centennial on Thursday. more

'Every day is Memorial Day for me'

On a mountainside in Afghanistan in 2005, Heritage High School graduate and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz gave his life for his country.Nearly 15 years later, his father, Danny Dietz Sr., spent Memorial Day … more

Guest OpEd: A teacher’s reflections

This week was our last week of school and I spent the morning reflecting on my 8th year of teaching. It’s been definitely the biggest rollercoaster ride of a year of all time. I’m proud to be a … more

Mines student working on low-cost ventilator

A Colorado School of Mines student is developing a low-cost ventilator that could be used in health care facilities around the world where traditional ventilators are too costly and cumbersome or … more

Republic will rescind offer if waste hauling issue becomes public vote

As the public hearing on a proposed contract between Arvada and waste hauler Republic Services gets closer, a question posed to the hauler, and the hauler’s answer, could affect the hearing’s … more

Poem: Covid discovery

Covid, are you friend or are you foe? You made me stop this frantic pace, of running with the human race. Going here and flitting there, with never a thought or never a care  about the purpose of it … more

In the middle of all this I miss my sis

My sister Joyce and I want to do our parts to contain the spread of Covid-19. We’ve observed directives to stay apart and to limit the people we’re in contact with. And I miss her. We grew up in … more

Pandemic leaving us frayed

Here’s a question for “people of a certain age”: Who remembers what the great social/political debate was in the summer of 2001? Anybody? Of course not — September 11 sort of wiped all those … more

Jefferson County Class of 2020: Together, apart

A lesson that I will take away from all of this is to live in the moment and never take things for granted. Thank you for recognizing the Seniors and the graduating Class of 2020. - Charlotte Favre, … more

Channel-surfing once was an exercise in mobility

Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless remote control for television, died on May 12, 2012, at the age of 96. His wife found him in the family room between the couch cushions. High on just … more

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s … more

Reigniting creativity at the Arvada Center

As we enter the post-quarantine world, there are a vast array of jobs, industries and organizations that are going to need help coming back to life. The arts are certainly on this list, and the … more

Mines professors building app to predict likelihood of catching COVID-19

Colorado School of Mines professors have received two National Science Foundation grants for projects related to COVID-19, including one effort to produce a mobile app that could be used to predict … more

Vote to split United Methodist Church postponed

This May, the United Methodist Church was slated to end 50 years of disagreement over the role of LGBTQ people in the church. But because of the pandemic, which postponed a scheduled vote to … more

40 West Arts District returns

Craig Robb, an artist of Pirate: Contemporary Art in the 40 West Arts District, said he has started to notice anxiety in his work showing up —related to being isolated throughout the pandemic. Robb … more

Neighborhood parade celebrates local grads

The WildFlower Ponds neighborhood in Arvada held a parade to honor students in the neighborhood graduating from kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, college, graduate school and trade schools. … more

Water World opts to not open in 2020

The COVID-19 crisis will took away another favorite as Hyland Hills Recreation District announced Water World would not open this summer. It’s the first time water park has not opened since it … more

Westminster nurses’ experience in NJ ER offers perspective on COVID-19

Emergency room nurse Katie Adkins said she was reluctant to tell any specific stories from her three weeks working in a New Jersey emergency room, treating dying COVID-19 patients. It’s not that … more

Hunger pains in Jeffco during COVID-19

Lakewood resident Bev Noia was on a walk with her dog in mid-April when she saw a little free library with canned food in it. Little free libraries can typically be found in residential neighborhoods … more
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