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Brush fire threatens Brighton animal sanctuary

BRIGHTON — No animals were injured when a fast moving brush fire rubbed against a Brighton animal sanctuary March 24 but at least two animal enclosures were lost in the blaze. “The fire came 30 … more

GOCO outdoor rec grants shower $900,000 on Jeffco

Some $900,000 in lottery money — in the form of five grants from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) — will help Jefferson County improve parks, playgrounds, trails and recreation areas. Foothills … more

Fred Allen: Community service with a smile

Last month, we lost one of the most “gentle gentlemen” I have ever had the pleasure to work with and know. He always had a positive outlook on life, was always considerate of the other person and … more

Unprocessing your pantry: Spring cleaning that matters

Spring is finally here and I can’t wait to start working outside and plant my garden. I am sure everyone is thinking about what is on their spring cleaning list. For those of you who have been … more

Drops to drink: Metro North could skip dry trend this summer

While Denver and much of the state worries about drought conditions, communities in the Northern Metropolitan area find themselves in slightly more lush conditions. Thornton’s Water Resources … more

Ostrem found mentally fit to stand trial

The trial of accused Wal-Mart shooter Scott Ostrem will continue in June after he was found mentally competent to stand trial in Adams County District Court April 2. District Judge Mark Warner found … more

What’s new with you? It could well be more than you think

We have all had this conversation, haven’t we? You know the one I am talking about, when we run into someone we haven’t seen in a while, it sounds something like this, “Hey, how’s it going, … more

Fake tale of kidnappers frustrates Westminster police

It was a scary story, to be sure. It just wasn't true. Readers were told that a young girl, leaving work from Westminster's Orchard Town Center, was followed home by a mysterious car. According to … more

Refugee bill aids foreign interpreters for U.S. military

The state House gave preliminary approval to a bill to create a pathway to higher education for military translators and other refugees who have been relocated to Colorado from war-torn parts of the … more

Colorado House sends $29 billion budget bill to Senate

Colorado's Democrat-led House passed a $28.9 billion budget bill on March 29 and sent it to the Republican-led Senate, where the focus will be on how much transportation — long an underfunded … more

Democrats underscore differences at forum in governor's race

A crowded governor's race that has seen more than three dozen declared candidates has pared down to a handful of top contenders, and those on the Democratic side carved out different niches for … more

For ex-major leaguers like Helton, retirement no easy transition

Todd Helton now regularly drives his two daughters to school or other activities back home in Tennessee, a huge life change for Colorado's former All-Star first baseman. He had no idea walking away … more

Five Star Championships

Northglenn junior Melina Townsend, right, and Legacy freshman Alisa Minjarez, lead a group of hurdlers in a girls 100-meter intermediate event, at the March 21 Five Star Championships at District 12 … more

At the hop

Hundreds showed up at Westminster’s Walnut Golf Preserve March 24 for a decidedly adult-themed Easter celebation, featuring an elaborate Easter bonnet contest, an Easter Egg hunt scramble for … more

No option off the table at Jeffco Safety Forum

With the recent attack at a Parkland, Florida, high schools — and with the massacre at Columbine High School nearing its 19th anniversary — parents, students and Jefferson County Public Schools … more

Taking the high road is an idea that looks better all the time

We are such a funny society. I mean, where else can you go to be as entertained by the things that are funny, weird, and even sad all at the same time? This past week someone shared with me some … more

Decades in classrooms taught a lesson about weak parenting

The illusion of a schoolteacher, like the ones I knew, is long gone. Modern teachers are still expected to be capable of teaching all of the subjects I was taught. On top of that, they are required … more

Good News Breakfast celebration scheduled

The 28th Annual Good News Breakfast will be held at 6:59 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., in Golden. The keynote speaker is former 9News anchor Mark … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Sharing the stories of women

The State of Colorado was the first state in the union to enfranchise women by popular vote, and in 1894, Colorado became the first state to elect women to the state Legislature. In other words, … more
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