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When I was 18, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I worked at the front desk of a manufacturing plant, and was the only woman on the site. One of my duties was to go into the production area and collect the time cards for … more
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
Hundreds of protesters and community members braved an early-morning chill May 14 to join environmental activist group 350 Colorado, which hosted a day of speeches, live music and activities protesting oil and gas developments close to neighborhoods … 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
For Sen. Cheri Jahn, the motivation is clear: To bring Colorado in line with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without parole and to allow for judicial discretion relating to circumstances … more
It might be tempting to say Project Helping, founded by Justin Kruger, was the winner of The Innovators Society’s first Pitch Showdown on Sept. 30. After all, the organization did win the $50,000 … more
Small business owner Janelle Sullivan believes Colorado’s minimum wage should be raised but says a proposed increase on this year’s ballot goes too far. “It’s too much, too fast,” said Sullivan, who has owned Hot Pots Studio on Main … more
Like many cities around the state, Thornton faces a number of challenging and important decisions for our communities and our residents. From economic development to affordable housing to public safety to traffic, we’re constantly working together … more
Activists’ efforts to recall Thornton Councilwoman Jan Kulmann have come to a halt after the group failed to deliver to the city 1,600 petition signatures — the number required to place the recall measure on the November ballot — by the May 31 … more
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