Jeffco Athletics inducts four new members into Hall of Fame

ARVADA — Jeffco Public Schools held is 33rd annual Hall of Fame banquet Thursday, June 6, at the Arvada Center. Mary Anderson, Ron Castagna, Sue Ellis and Rudy Martin joined the Jeffco Athletic …
Adopting budget and pay raises, board calls for changes in negotiation process
Thursday’s school board meeting found some board members feeling somewhat “backed into a corner,” in the words of board member Brad Rupert, as the board adopted the district budget for …

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to …

Cycling championships combine with community for Wheat Ridge Criterium

Professional cyclists from across the state of Colorado, spectators, and beer lovers gathered on June 9, for the sixth annual Wheat Ridge Criterium and Brewfest. The event featured several state …

This summer, put down the phone

Summer is here, which typically means teenagers have more free time on their hands. And their hands may often be even more busy with their smartphones as they try to stay in touch with friends and …

News

Swift water is safety focus as Colorado snowpack melts

Rachel Kohler loves rivers. “Playing in rivers can be a ton of fun,” she said, “as long as you’re doing it with full knowledge of the risks — and you have a safety plan in place.” For her …

Life

New book honors Lakewood citizens who created Belmar Park

A new book released by area journalist Stuart MacPhail highlights the “David vs. Goliath” struggle that Lakewood citizens endured and won to save a large portion of the former May Bonfils Estate …

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Golden Bike Cruise more "Grease" than "Giro"

The first Golden Cruise bicycle event of 2019 occurred on May 28, featuring the 1950’s as a theme. The cruises, featuring live music, food and snacks helping to benefit local charitable …

Sports

Seeing how it all adds up for area schools

Yes, it seems like the fall 2018-19 Colorado High School Sports Association sports season started just a couple weeks ago, but the spring campaign is now over. Some teams and individuals were left …

Voices

Letter to the editor: School rebuild balderdash

Can you think of anything more ridiculous than the Jeffco School Board’s proposal to demolish the Columbine High School and replicate it a few feet away? Where is the money for this boondoggle …

Letter to the editor: Thank you Colorado

A couple of weeks ago I had a letter to the editor published in this newspaper. It said that I was doing a state report on Colorado and asked you to send me some information. Your response was …
Norton
Winning Words

Keeping commitments we make to ourselves

As any good salesperson or sales manager will tell you, getting a “verbal” commitment or a “verbal” yes from a prospect, without a signed agreement or authorized transaction, just doesn’t …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Peak experience is a case of aiming way too high

The greatest risk I am willing to take is grocery shopping in Douglas County on a Saturday afternoon. It is an electrifying episode of “Supermarket Sweep” conjoined with a dress rehearsal for …
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