Westy split threatens housing project
An affordable housing development that has incrementally progressed over 16 years may have just come to a stop, due to the current stalemate on Westminster City Council. Years ago, the city bought …

Adams 12 nears 132-mile-long fiber optic network

A new district-wide fiber-optic network will help usher Adams 12 Five Star Schools into a new technological era. The 132-miles of cables reach every district building and will allow Adams 12 to speed …


Tornado touches down in Firestone; no apparent injuries

FIRESTONE -- A tornado touched down in Firestone late June 7. It caused damage to businesses and property, blew over some power lines and dislodged at least one piece of plywood but didn't cause any …


The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on …

Jefferson Parkway news

Soil sample shows potential plutonium hotspot in Jefferson Parkway path

When the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) and other groups launched a soil study this May, with the goal of testing the Rocky Flats area for excess nuclear waste that could be …

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Standley Lake's boys track and field team pose with the Class 4A Jeffco League championship plaque on Saturday, June 12, at Jeffco Stadium.
Standley Lake boys win 4A league title
Standley Lake's boys track and field team took first place at the Class 4A Jeffco League championships on Saturday, June 12, at Jeffco … Read More
CHSAA releases Season D playoff schedule
AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released thke playoff formats and sites for the so-called Season D lineup of … Read More
Jacobs Fore benefit golf tournament coming to Fort Lupton
The city of Fort Lupton, Jacobs and the business community are co-sponsoring the 2021 Jacobs Fore Youth Benefit Golf Tournament … Read More
Douglas County volleyball player Connor Shumate spikes the ball in a match against Regis Jesuit.
Boys volleyball participation gains traction
After multiple pilot seasons, boys volleyball is finally a sport that is sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association … Read More
In the foreground sits a drone used for drone soccer at a May 1 event. Participants play the game using “racing drones” surrounded by plastic exoskeletons.
Colorado to host nation’s first ‘drone soccer’ tournaments
The idea of “drone soccer” may be difficult to picture, but the obscure sport appears poised to make an entrance into the public … Read More
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Truer words may have never been spoken

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” — Falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln When I …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …

Westy candidates weigh in on New Downtown

The New Downtown development is the much-heralded product of some of the current city council, former Mayor Atchison, City Manager Don Tripp and several staffers while being the bane to some citizens …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Rehearsing success leads to success

When we anticipate the future, do we see ourselves winning or succeeding? Or do we look into our future and see only losses or failure ahead? Some could see this as a simple difference between …
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