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With every step closer to Standley Lake, the sounds of the city recede farther and farther away. The breeze glides through tall grass and the leaves of trees shimmer in the sunlight. Birds sing their summer songs as butterflies float above the … more
Last week the certified candidates competing for the three seats on Westminster City Council were announced and reported in this column. As you may recall, 10 candidates are “in the hunt” for the three seats in question. You probably assume that … more
The end of the 2013-2014 school year saw 710 of Jefferson County Schools’ 4,830 teachers leave their jobs — the highest teacher turnover rate in an eight-year period and a 5.4 percentage-point increase since the 2010-2011 school year. The … more
An hour at a coffee shop reading a book means a lot to the members of the Next Chapter Book Club. “Book club is amazing, I tell you,” club member Chelsea Bauman said. “I’m loving every part of it.” The Next Chapter Book Club, based in … more
After five months of contract negotiations, Jeffco teachers will have an agreement in place when they show up to work on Monday, but one teacher and union negotiator echoed the sentiments of many … more
In this political campaign season (which I use to call the “Silly Season” when I was city manager), it is all too easy for voters to be seduced by promises made by the candidates or their respective “pedigrees”/resume’s or their … more
Much like the handful of other stands that dot the map in Colorado, this stand on Federal and 92nd sells Hatch Green Chile in the fall. The air around the stand has a subtle aroma of Chile when the roasting process is not in motion, but even the … more
I am a library associate at the College Hill Library in Westminster, and I love everything about my job. I get to work with kids a lot and tweens, too. I like doing the tween stuff because we can paint and use scissors — they really get … more
Fall is in the air — leaves are crunching under boots, the temperature turns crisp with a breeze and pumpkin patches become family destinations. In Thornton, Hill’s Harvest pumpkin patch and farmer’s stand is tucked into a neighborhood, … more
For Westminster resident Dan Borgman, shopping for locally produced food can be a challenge. “We want the best for us and our kids,” he said. “If you’re trying to go out and buy local foods right now, you would have to drive all over. … more
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