County business underway with New Year

About 300 people attended a swearing in ceremony on Jan. 8, during which seven elected officials took the oath of office. They were: Assessor Scot Kersgaard; Clerk and Recorder George Stern; District …
From left, Tony, Ross and Ryan Henderson inside Fox Hollow Animal Hospital.

Lakewood animal hospital gets its own TV show

Ross Henderson quickly became a familiar face on Facebook when Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood posted a video of him playing a guitar, singing to a Golden Retriever as the dog waited for …
Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones
The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” …

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …

Cowboys, cowgirls to bring the Old West alive

With its roots in the Wild West, Golden still today holds on to some of that traditional cowboy culture. “Golden has always kept that frontier ethic,” said Jon Chandler, a cowboy …

The history of the Wheat Ridge Police Department

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wheat Ridge Police Department. To celebrate, the city will be participating in a variety of events throughout the year like "Love Letters to Wheat Ridge" …

RTD hopes to open G Line in early 2019

If a string of approvals from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) come through, the Regional Transportation District is optimistic that the G …

News

Governor presents first budget to lawmakers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis …

Life

Cuba comes to life at Denver museum

“Cuba 2D” and “Cuba in Denver” offer a most inviting look at a rather near neighbor — but just for a short while longer. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit, organized by the …

Sports

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a …

Voices

Letter to the editor: About free speech

A letter in the 10 Jan. edition conflates free speech with freedom of the press. Yes, both are protected by the First Amendment, but we all know that free speech essentially means the government …
Doray

Your fitness level might start with your zip code

How can local communities encourage and facilitate active lifestyles among their residents? How can they increase access to and use of gyms and recreational facilities? How can parents encourage …

Letter to the editor: Something to the classic excuse

Have you heard the students excuse for not presenting his homework? ”The dog ate my homework”. This is a 100 percent valid excuse for not presenting the documents. I retired from medicine …
MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
Editorial Cartoon

HOMELESSNESS IN JEFFCO

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the …
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What’s your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? In my current role with the Women’s Bean Project in Denver I have worked closely with many women experiencing …
Tell me about your experience working with homelessness and the factors that cause it? The root causes of homelessness are mental health issues, long term addictions and a lack of affordable housing. …
What are the biggest obstacles to ending homelessness in Jeffco? I think that centers around cost-of-living. I saw a homeless guy at 52nd and Wadsworth and his sign said, “It’s so hard to get up …
What do you wish more people knew about homelessness? I think there is a misperception that people “choose” to be homeless or that it is a “lifestyle.” That is just simply not the …
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