Wheat Ridge boys closing in on first league title since 2007

LITTLETON — The five starters for Wheat Ridge’s boys basketball team has earned a nickname. How does — Farmers Fab Five — sound? Seniors Julian Claussen, Blair McVicker, Zeke Van Tuyl, along …
West Metro Fire responded to a fire at near 2nd Place and Wright. Crews were able to contain the fire in 50 minutes the morning of Feb. 14.

Early morning fire hits apartment complex near Red Rocks Community College

West Metro Fire Rescue announced that it responded to a fire near 2nd place and Wright early in the morning. The fire damaged five apartments and a clubhouse. The cause of the fire is still being …
RTD receives key approvals from FRA toward opening the G Line
Two key federal approvals made Feb. 6 bring the Regional Transportation District G Line closer to opening for public service. “It's big news,” said Shelley Cook, RTD Director for District L. …

Serving Jeffco’s families by providing answers of a death

While they do deal with death every day, the job of a deputy coroner actually has a lot to do with the living. “We provide the families with the answers as of why their loved one died,” said …

Black box series continues with regional premier of ‘The Moors’

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities continues the third season of its Black Box Repertory on Feb. 22, with the regional premiere of “The Moors” — a dark comedy propelled by a strong …

No. 9 Wheat Ridge continues domination in 4A Jeffco

DENVER — The first boys basketball conference title in a dozen years in almost in the hands of the Wheat Ridge Farmers. Wheat Ridge (17-3, 9-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) continued plowing through …

Skip the willpower — it’s Girl Scout Cookie time

From saving for an island vacation to purchasing new uniforms, Girl Scouts have big plans for their cookie sales money. “Girl Scouts is all about being girl-led,” said Darby Petitt of Highlands …

News

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting …

Life

Woman’s writing gives insight into world of combat service

A slim volume called “Still Coming Home,” an anthology of written works by local military veterans, grew out of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, which started in 2014. It was inspired by …

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Sports

Jeffco student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

JEFFERSON COUNTY — It was another banner day for student-athletes in Jefferson County on Wednesday, Feb. 6. More than 100 signed their National Letter of Intent to a wide range of colleges and …

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David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …

A letter on cautious compassion

Dearest oldest daughter: It’s been a while since I’ve written you (at least in this forum), and a lot has happened in your life. Most of it wonderful — most of it grand, and exciting, and …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
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