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In the wake of the tragic mass shooting that killed five officers and injured another seven at a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month in Dallas, both Thornton and Westminster police departments sent officers to Texas to attend the funerals of their fallen friends in blue. more
School District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler said all along the bond measure first put forward in 2014 — but not approved until 2015 — was about building more classrooms. Shovels in hand, Fiedler was joined by construction crews, Thornton officials including Mayor Heidi Williams and a group of future high-schoolers at a groundbreaking ceremony July 21 for what is being called, for now, High School #3. more
Construction is underway at the City of Westminster’s first mixed-use, transit-oriented community at the new Westminster Station. Alto, a 70-unit affordable apartment development, is the first of several buildings planned by Adams County Housing Authority on a 6.5-acre parcel at the northwest corner of 71 Avenue and Federal Boulevard. more
During the summer, when kids are free from school and entertainment is at a premium — yet budgets are tight — there’s nothing like a free fair to fill in the fun. The 112th annual Adams County Fair will feature the usual fun suspects: Live entertainment, livestock shows, running races and special events for kids and seniors alike make up just a portion of the free activities. more
It was the next-to-last day for Camp Kind, and the kids were unwinding at Boondocks Food and Fun in Northglenn after spending a bit of the morning spreading mulch at a Hebrew school in Westminster. A few kids had stopped at the cafeteria to power up, and some were huddled in the air-conditioned indoors, around video games and skill challenges. But most were posted where the action was, outside at the bumper tubes and near the dual go-kart tracks. It was a moment or relaxation for campers, the first to attend Rabbi Benjy Brackman’s inaugural program, which focuses on courtesy and kindness. more
A woman who allegedly damaged several vehicles in Thornton and Northglenn during a string of hit-and-run accidents in May has been formally charged and arrested on charges of motor vehicle theft and other counts. Dave Young, district attorney of … more
A Westminster man who police said shot another man in the parking lot of a Federal Boulevard fast food restaurant has been charged with attempted murder, according to a news release from 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young. Young announced … more
Registration is now open for the 17th Judicial District’s fourth annual Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy, which starts in September, gives area residents the chance to see what it’s like working in law enforcement and within the justice … 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 artist Richard Chamberlain, who doesn’t necessarily agree with the label activist, though he admits to actively promoting change and pushing an agenda of peace and unity. Chamberlain is a painter, writer and sculptor whose work, every now and then, helps bridge gaps and expose the brighter side of humanity. more
Relationships between police and citizens have been at the forefront in recent weeks, highlighted by exchanges of violence that have shaken the foundation of trust between the two groups. In that way, the 32nd annual National Night Out, held throughout the nation Aug. 2, might be one of the most important to date. more
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