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Letter to the editor: Supporting CC

This November we all have a chance to start fixing our roads and funding our schools by voting yes on Prop CC. If passed, Prop CC would let the state keep excess tax revenue in the good years … more

Letter to the editor: New Voices Needed for Jeffco Kids

As a mom of three, I want my kids to receive the best education possible. I’ve spent a lot of time wondering where I will try to enroll my three-year-old daughter because I can’t count on my … more

Letter to the editor: School board endorsements

Four years ago, the Jeffco community came together for our students and for public education, electing our five-member school board. Serving Jeffco in this capacity has been an honor. While we are … more

Letter to the editor: Vote no on 1A and Prop 66

I’m urging a no vote for both Jeffco 1A and Prop 66. On 1A and 66 we are literally writing the county and state a blank check to go over budget and not be accountable. The county tells us that … more

2E or not 2E is the ballot question facing Wheat Ridge

Four homes on a combined 1.84-acre lot behind Stevens Elementary School is in the middle of a developer versus neighborhood battle that will be decided by Wheat Ridge voters this November. Ballot … more

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been … more

Jeffco cities take a stance on ballot measure 1A

Most of the Jefferson County municipalities have made a decision on whether to support the upcoming ballot measure Jeffco 1A. Here is where they stand: Arvada: An Oct. 7 vote passed 6-to-1 for Arvada … more

Susan Miller, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: School district and financial adviser, former WRHS PTSA President Contact: millerforjeffcostudents.com and www.facebook.com/Miller4Students and susan@millerforjeffcostudents.com Why are … more

Joan Chávez-Lee, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: Retired teacher and school administrator Contact: jchavezleeforjeffcoschools.com or llaves81@yahoo.com Why are you seeking this office? As a former Jeffco teacher and principal, and as a … more

Stephanie Schooley, Candidate for Jefferson County School Board District 3

Profession: Executive Director for a higher education nonprofit City: Lakewood Contact: www.stephanieschooleyforjeffcoschools.com Why are you seeking this office? All children can succeed if they are … more

Rob Applegate, Jefferson County School Board District 3 candidate

Profession: Research and Analysis Associate Director City/neighborhood: Applewood Contact: www.applegateforjeffcokids.com and rob@applegateforjeffcokids.com Why are you seeking this office? I was … more

Good times at inaugural Goosetown fest

The inaugural GOGO Goosetown Fall Festival, Fun Run/Walk and Classic Car debuted on Oct. 13. The event benefitted the Golden Volunteer Fire Department. The event happens in Golden’s “Goosetown … more

We trust Jefferson County enough to say yes to 1A

Jefferson County has been doing us a favor. For 18 years, the county has been collecting less property tax money from residents than it could have. This was largely a preemptive move to ensure the … more

Jefferson County mental health summit: ‘Suicide affects all of us’

Teachers, bus drivers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, first responders. “We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, whether we know it or not,” said Sophie West, the injury and … more

(Life) lessons that I try to live by

Life Lesson #343: Always open the yogurt carton away from you. Life Lesson #122: If you get dressed before you brush your teeth, you will get little white spots all over your clothes. These are a … more

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume … more

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me … more

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, … more

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and … more

Job fair this Thursday at Colorado Mills

With the holiday season approaching, Colorado Mills is looking to fill up to 250 full-time and part-time positions. On Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., multiple retailers at the mall will be … more
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