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As an elementary school teacher in New Mexico, Nick Mischel had to keep a certain appearance. “In teaching, you have to be relatively conservative,” Mischel said. “I was able to have a goatee, but not a full-on beard.” Three years ago, … more
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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
Mark Usery started officiating high school football games in 1979 to earn extra spending money when he was a student at Colorado State University. At that time, there were plenty of teachers, educators and young adults blowing whistles and … more
While the audience continues to find seats at Lakewood's The Edge Theater, four actors begin a slow game of pool in the Manhattan bar that takes up the entire stage space. They move slowly, carefully and gracefully around the table, which almost … 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
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 restaurant owner Nancy Goldsmith. Nancy’s Café conveniently finds itself in the center of a major revitalization effort in south Westminster, with the recent opening of RTD’s B Line commuter rail and the even more recent groundbreaking on the new Alto affordable apartments kitty-corner from the staple eatery. Goldsmith spoke about what it’s like to be part of the revival and how she’s managed to keep customers happy for the better part of 15 years. more
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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
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
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
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