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From park and ride, Hotel Row has been long-term goal

The grand opening of the new Hyatt Place Hotel, right next door to the full-service Marriott Hotel, on June 7 marked the “completion of the journey” so to speak. It was the culminating … more

Fireworks efforts aimed at lowering the boom

Thornton Police and Fire Departments hope their latest July 4 promotions become the must-have lawn decorations across the city. The red, white and blue signs simply remind residents that all … more

Child dead, three injured in suspected road rage shooting

Westminster Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Colorado Springs man in the shooting of a man, a mother and her two sons outside of an 80th Avenue dentist office June 14. One of the … more

Golfers converge on Westminster for amateur tournament

More than 96 amateur golfers from around the world came to Westminster’s Walnut Creek Golf Preserve June 4-7 for the Amercian Junior Golf Associaton’s Hale Irwin Colorado Junior tournament. … more

PrideFest returning for 44th year

Although it has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, Denver’s PrideFest can trace its roots all the way back to 1975. And this year’s event is going to be the biggest yet. “We’re going … more

No contract, no Rodeo Market for SWAG

Members of the South Westminster Art Group finished moving out of the Rodeo Market building at 73rd and Osceola during the last week of May, but president Jana Boutwell said they are not gone for … more

Parkway proponents predict profitability

The Jefferson Parkway could break ground on 2020, after four decades of planning and ample opposition. The proposed toll road that would nearly complete the vision of the 470 beltway completely … more

High school horticulture program is cream of the crop

What produces multi-colored beauty, has a long positive track record and provides good job opportunities? The answer is the Westminster High School horticulture program. It has had a long-time legacy … more

Competency-based school approved for Westminster’s Flynn

Westminster Public Schools have been cleared by the Colorado State Board of Education to operate a unique style of education out of the Flynn Elementary at 88th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

Westminster man gets life for wife’s murder

Gary Lee Nickal, 40, was convicted by a Jefferson County jury May 10 for shooting his wife twice with a pump-action shotgun in 2016, killing her. Nickal was sentenced to life in prison by Chief Judge … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Embracing the process at Empire Fitness

For brother-and-sister fitness trainers Jeremy and Amanda Weber, transformation is the goal. But it’s also the story of their lives. The pair opened Empire Fitness at 6080 W. 92nd Ave. in … more

Celebrating Arbor Day

What does it mean to be a Tree City USA? The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program began in 1976. Since then, more than 3,400 communities across the U.S. have become a Tree City. In Colorado, … more

Between Defenders

Norse defeat Westminster Wolves 3-1. 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

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

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

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
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