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In response to increasing numbers of opioid use and overdose deaths among residents, Jefferson County Public Health has opened the state’s eighth syringe exchange program, which provides participants with sterile needles and a place to safely … more
Do you know your Colorado wildcats? It’s all about the tail, said Alicia Vermilye, a nature educator with Open Space. Bobcat tails are shorter and look “dipped in paint,” whereas mountain lion tails are long and unmarked. Mountain … more
Clark Wilson, 12, was at summer camp in Massachusetts earlier this month when the new app, Pokémon Go, was released for iPhone and Android. “All the camp counselors were talking about it as soon as it came out,” Wilson said. Though the … more
Brahm Bechtold rides a Harley-Davidson cruiser, a bike he says is made for taking it easy and enjoying the scenery. He and his wife and passenger, Dagmar, say new motorcyclists should wear helmets, but they feel safe without them because they … more
When Adyson Meyer first picked up a Pokémon game two years ago, she never predicted she would compete in the 2016 Pokémon U.S. National Championships. The 9-year-old from Arvada wanted to play the game because her brothers made it look so fun. … more
The City of Wheat Ridge expects to draw record crowds to this year’s Carnation Festival, thanks to the addition of an art and crafts fair and an upgraded fireworks show. The annual festival will run Aug. 12-14at Wheat Ridge’s Anderson Park. … more
Carmen Garcia is enjoying her second year as a caddie. “The opportunity was offered to me... and I thought it was interesting and different,” said Garcia, a sophomore-to-be at St. Mary’s Academy in Cherry Hills Village. “I never played … more
Arvada on Tap, the city’s beer and barbecue festival, is back for a return release. On July 23, the City of Arvada and the city’s service clubs are working together to showcase craft barbecuers’ grilled creations with a crisp local, regional … more
After being seriously injured in an automobile accident, Arvada resident Wayne Nelson received help from neighbors as he convalesced at home. “I had neighbors on both sides of me helping out,” he said. “And I met them at a block … more
The sixth annual Wheat Ridge Garden Tour offered a festive look at the many colorful and stylish gardens in Wheat Ridge and Edgewater. The tour included a look at eight gardens, including two “All Star Gardens.” The tour began at Pietra’s Pizzeria and Twisted Smoothie. The bike tour offered cyclists a little exercise as they saw the sights. Joe DeMott once again donated lunch for the participants, as he has done since 2013. Teller Street Gallery was new participant this year, adding even more color to the proceedings. more
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