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Traffic, housing costs, retirement funds take spotlight

Democrats recently remarked that Colorado has “no shortage of unmet needs” — a comment that elicited a sardonic tone from Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock — and … more

'It's up to us to remember him and to be like him'

Zackari Parrish was the type of deputy who would shield a child's eyes if a parent were being handcuffed, explained Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley. Parrish took the lead in organizing a … more

'It makes you appreciate your family, appreciate every day'

More than 1,000 civilians and upward of 50 law-enforcement agencies turned out for the funeral procession of Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish in Highlands Ranch Jan. 5. Parrish, 29, … more

­­­­­­Crowds assemble to 'give honor for what he gave us'

Members of the public began dotting Grace Boulevard — which was the final leg of the funeral procession route for Deputy Zackari Parrish — well before 9 a.m. on Jan. 5. Three of those crowd … more

Deputy's funeral procession draws massive community turnout

Thousands of people lined the route of Deputy Zackari Parrish's funeral procession in Douglas County this morning, as a motorcade with more than 1,000 law enforcement vehicles made its way from … more

Good tires and other tips for safe winter driving

One of the simplest ways to make sure your car is winter-driving ready just takes a quarter, according to AAA Colorado. “Inserting a quarter into the treads on your tires can show if they are … more

Kids, seniors reach out via pen and paper

What started out as something new for some Thornton ten-year-olds has turned into a treat for senior citizens and could become an ongoing program. A new pen pal program between a Thornton Elementary … more

Arvada shelter keeps local homeless warm

As the temperatures continue to drop, those experiencing homelessness in Arvada now have a place to stay warm overnight with the opening of a severe weather shelter. The network is an extension of … more

Let us enter 2018 with reasonable humor and good grace

Courtesy. Integrity. Perseverance. Self-Control. Indomitable Spirit. My brothers and sisters in the Korean art of Taekwondo instantly recognized that list I just … er, listed. Those are the tenets … more

The year that was for Jefferson County

The year 2017 was one of note for Jefferson County. Here is a whirlwind recitation of some of the stories that filled our pages this previous calendar. Combining public safety services CHEEZO lives … more

First-year challenges are nothing new for hockey coach

Many years ago, I wrote a paper about the value of experience. This is another tale about lessons than can be learned from experience. Chaparral has a first-year hockey team competing in the Colorado … more

Anxious anticipation can be perfect situation for strong transfiguration

Well here we are again, the very first week of the year. Many of us have been filled with great anticipation as we awaited the arrival of the New Year. Something new to look forward to, a shedding of … more

If you’re cloying or annoying, it’s our culture you’re destroying

The jails and prisons are overcrowded as it is, but there has to be room for a few more. There’s no excuse. Maybe there’s a story, but there’s no excuse. Anyone who leaves a shopping cart at a … more

Fire districts tout benefits of CPR, defibrillators

It takes emergency responders between four and six minutes to respond to a 9-1-1 call, said Jeremy Metz, division chief of EMS at West Metro Fire Rescue. In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, … more

Adams County Fire Rescue wins high insurance rating

Adams County Fire Rescue received a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating by the Insurance Services Office at a Dec. 20 ceremony. The ISO currently evaluates over 44,600 fire departments … more

Before careers can soar, pilots must pay their dues

When Matt Stege was 6 years old, three T6 World War II trainer planes flew over his house en route to an air show. There was just something about it, he said, recalling that day when he stood on the … more

Here’s to having hope in 2018: We’re all in this together

It’s a brand-new year and we welcome 2018 from all of us to all of you. I think it’s important to remember that, yes, we are all in this together and we live in a global economy and a world that … more

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Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: • Submit your letter in a Word document or in the body of an email. No PDFs, please. • Letters … more

Fly fishing show highlights a rising sport

Fly fishing isn’t Part of the show, it IS the show!” That is what the show’s promotional materials proclaim and that makes the Jan. 5-7 event at the Denver Mart, 58th Avenue and I-25, such a … more

Meet one of the people who loves history with a passion

When George Smith walked into the Westminster History Center at the DeSpain Building on the corner of 72nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard four years ago, no one knew just how much of a devoted history … more
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