NREL delivers some zero-emission charity

It all started about eight years ago when one National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employee started volunteering at Project Angel Heart. Since then, a group from NREL has volunteered every …
Crime analyst in Wheat Ridge given state award
Crime Analyst Beth Daniel with the Wheat Ridge Police Department was named an honoree for the 2018 Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards last week. Colorado Attorney General …

Wheat Ridge boys edge Pomona

ARVADA — Getting a little extra court time in Dec. 4 didn’t bother Wheat Ridge’s boys basketball team, especially since the Farmers came out on the winning end. Wheat Ridge managed a 80-73 …

Gingerbread houses make memories

Probably every little kid dreams of living in a house made of candy, said Coletta Smith of Castle Rock, one of the coordinators for the Colorado Christmas Adventure event. “Gingerbread houses …

Three cheers for Jeffco schools

Jefferson County Public Schools put in a strong showing at this year’s Cheer state championships that ended Dec. 8. Standley Lake won the school’s first-ever spirit championship, earning the …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …

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Wheat Ridge seeking a new city councilmember

The city of Wheat Ridge will have a City Council vacancy in District 1, effective Jan. 1. Council members play an important role is setting the vision and direction for the community and can have a …

Life

Intriguing new play goes in uncharted directions

One walks through the edge of Adam and Greg’s simple living room on the way to a seat for Benchmark Theatre’s world premiere production of “What You Will” by local playwright Jeffrey Neuman. …

Sports

Golden wins first Jeffco League boys soccer title since 2007

LAKEWOOD — It’s been more than a decade, so winning the Class 4A Jeffco League boys soccer title was special for Golden on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Lakewood Memorial Field. “It feels pretty damn …

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Winning Words

Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love

Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, “Trust is a transference of feeling.” He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, “U and S, or …

Letter to the editor: Applause for Alcorn

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy and appreciate Michael Alcorn’s columns in the paper. Not only is he a good writer, but his common sense and values are a shining light compared to what is …

Broncos and I could use a Christmas miracle

Tis the season of hope … I hope. I wrote last week about the season of giving. Today, I’m all about hope. Hope for redemption, hope for the future, and, yes, hope for the Denver Broncos. The …

My favorite gifts: A Christmas story

Part two... “But how am I to create all of this? How will I know what to make or what will help?” “Because, my child,” the Being said with a loving smile. “I am going to give you the gift …

The joys of exploring and occasionally failing

Most of us have been raised to move forward cautiously, make intelligent decisions, and not fail. Until recently, failure had a nasty taste to it — it wasn’t held in high regard. Yet in our …
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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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