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Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their … more

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by … more

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more

Radio players resurrect ‘Henry Aldrich’

A local troupe will resurrect an old radio play for a Westminster audience, retelling the classic story of a guy, his best friend and a night when everything goes wrong. The Advent Radio Players will … more

Paths to success: Scholarships can help set a High School senior’s future

Robert Frost’s famous poem “The Road Not Taken” reminds us of life’s choices (or opportunities) which confront us human beings. The poem ends with “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

Hope House 5K supports self-sufficiency programs

The Hope House 5K and Fun Run will be 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Lake Arbor Park in Arvada. Last year over 300 attended the event that is both family friendly and competitive as it is an official … more

Between Defenders

Norse defeat Westminster Wolves 3-1. more

Strong winds for track teams

Mountain Range Invitational Track and Field Meet on April 14 at Adams 12 North Stadium in Westminster. Strong winds would disallow any state meet qualifications made during the competition. more

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government … more

New Senior Hub director named

The Senior Hub has named Stephanie Knight, a former director of an Alzheimer’s care facility and head of the Better Buisness Bureau in Alabama, as its new Executive Director. Knight brings 18 years … more

Thornton native earns achievement medal

Lt. Annicka Weber, of Thornton, was awarded with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Weber served at the Center for Information Training for three years and made a significant impact during … more

Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel among Colorado Community Media papers to win awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, … more

Belief matters for Westminster sex assault campaign

A new Westminster promotional program has one goal -- to get people, when confronted with a reported victim of sexual assault, to offer support instead of questions. “If some one came up to you and … more
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