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North Metro Fire essay contest set for flag ceremony

Middle and high school-age students are invited to put their thought about the American flag into essay or poem form the Broomfield Veterans Museum 14th annual flag retirement ceremony on June 16, … more

Longer days, less cost: Schools ready for four-day week

Now that School District 27J has approved a new change in scheduling, moving the school week to four days instead of the regular five, district officials and teachers are getting ready for the new … more

City, Fire Union settle new contract quickly

Considering it was almost two years in the making, negotiations for the City of Westminster’s first municipal labor union contract went remarkably smooth and quickly. City Councilors praised by … more

Springtime brings book events around Denver metro area

Might we say the smell of printers’ ink is in the air? Or, maybe with books online, that’s no longer viable. In any case, April is Poetry Month nationally, Arapahoe Community College holds its … more

Numerous Colorado counties looking to CodeRED for emergency alerts

When a gunman opened fire on Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies in Highlands Ranch on New Year’s Eve, spurring a 90-minute standoff with authorities, many nearby residents received calls, … more

Women to compete for title of Ms. Colorado Senior America

Twelve contestants ages 60-95 will compete May 26 for the title of 2018 Ms. Colorado Senior America at the 24th annual pageant. The women will sing, dance, perform comedy and show off their evening … more

Fashion is in style at Denver Art Museum

Jim Howard became emotional as he looked at the beautifully framed and exhibited fashion illustrations, created during his 40-year career. “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard” … more

Capitol Report: Schools, road funds see gains as budget advances

The Colorado state Senate approved a $28.9 billion state budget — about $2 billion more than last year's — over opposition from only four Republicans and four Democrats. The 26-8 vote on April 5, … more

Zoo welcomes baby Sumatran orangutan

A baby Sumatran orangutan was born recently at the Denver Zoo. Named Cerah (Che-rah), which means “bright” in Indonesian and is often used to refer to sunshine, the female animal was born to mom … more

Women engineering into the future

Wendy Weiman’s high school counselors suggested social work as a good career for her. But even as a child, Weiman knew she wanted to become an engineer. And as she got older, her curiosity for how … more

Defensive back brings fresh mind, body into reboot with Broncos

Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver. Elated over John Elway's call and Von Miller's text, the former standout safety from Southern Cal … more

High flyin’ fun at Kite Festival

Celebrate the artistry of kite flying at the annual Arvada Kite Festival on April 8, at Stenger Sports Complex, West 58th Avenue and Quail Street. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy … more

If you’re not watching for dog food falling from the sky, you should be

Heads-up. Your dog food might be on its way down. Amazon (our new neighbors?) just received a patent for packages with inflatable air bags. Amazon wants to make deliveries by drone from as high as 25 … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more

Family story is face-off of fear and faith

This is the girls’ story. That’s what doctors told Kendal and Tyler Conley as they worried and prayed and waited for their twin babies, fighting a rare medical condition, to be born. This is a … more

Jeffco teens find new to them prom attire at Prom Swap

Airyn Stone, 16, sifted through the racks of prom dresses March 31 at the Arvada Library. Her mother and younger sister helped her pull dresses in her size that fit her style. “This dress spoke to … more

Thornton ceremony honors Vietnam veterans

The Front Range chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored 102 Vietnam-era veterans and five families from across the Denver Metro area March 27 with pins and a ceremony. Morgana … more

Former Westminster Mayor Fred Allen dies

Former Westminster Mayor Frederick “Fred” Leo Allen died March 16 at his home in Wheatridge. He was 86. Allen was born Oct. 31 1931 in Boston and served in the U.S. Navy during the Koren War and … more

Letter to the Editor: Reconsider SWAG eviction

Much to my dismay, I was recently informed that the South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG) is in the process of being evicted from their art gallery located in the Rodeo Market … more
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