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Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. Or, in this case, that little spot in between it all, Federal Heights. This week, I talked to Jacqueline Halburnt, city manager of the smallest and coziest of the North Metro cities, Federal Heights. Finding herself in the “big city” for the first time since moving from Ohio more than two decades ago, Halburnt — who lives in Thornton — discussed her adventures as city manager, and how she’s continued to grow along with and beside the region she now calls home. more
On June 16 the approximately 4,000 furry, feathered, scaly and finned residents of the Denver Zoo will host a crowd of well-dressed visitors, who have purchased tickets to “Do at the Zoo” to help ensure that the aforementioned residents continue … more
What felt like the flu turned out to be something more final. And for Arvada dad and grandfather Gerry Gallick, the prognosis shook up his life. But faith kept him steady. “I’ve always been religious,” said Gallick, who has … more
An apparently unthinking and selfish action sabotaged Todd Wessels’ effort to break the Guinness world record for a 10-pin bowling marathon. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Englewood donated the use of the lane and other support to Wessels’ … more
Drive a few miles south of Monte Vista on State Highway 15 and look for a pullout on the west side. Stop, look and listen here and/or at a second pullout nearby on the east side of the road. From about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in March or September, … more
A 2007 study published in the Complementary Health Practice Review found that animal therapies offered patients "significant health benefits" with improvements to blood pressure and heart rate. The study also found patients who had received animal … more
“Most of my work is done in the studio, but the body of work here was done entirely outdoors. I took a portable easel and art supplies out each day and searched for a nearby view that I thought might become the basis of a composition. Then I would … more
During his stay at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Ryan Davin was in a lot of pain. That’s to be expected when one snaps an arm skiing — the kind of break that leads to five surgeries in seven days. While Davin was coalescing one day, … more
This week, I sat down with Vickie Ricord, the new(ish) public relations and development director for the Court Appointed Special Advocates — CASA — of Adams and Broomfield counties. Just more than a year after moving from Louisiana to Westminster, the mother of two talked about what it’s like to have the full support of community in terms of advocating, and the things she loves about her new home (hint: outdoors), as well as what she misses about her old one (hint: crawfish). more
Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I sat down with Northglenn City Councilman Kyle Mullica, part of the new generation of young leadership in the North Metro region. A husband and father of two, Mullica spoke of personal experiences that shaped who he is today, and how he approaches everything from city government to raising his own children and managing married life. more
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