Thornton pipeline plan going to court
Thornton is taking their fight to bring water they purchased in 1980 down from Larimer County to the courts, filing a lawsuit against the Larimer County Commissioners. The city filed the lawsuit …

Westy offense lifts Wolves to 8-run win

Winning their second straight game April 19 at George Washington High School, Westminster baseball (5-8, 1-0 in conference) broke out with 13 runs to claim their fifth win of the season. Five second …

Coaches coping with shutdowns
Living in the state of Colorado, locals understand the unpredictability of weather, especially in the spring. But this portion of the season for high school athletics in the Denver-metro area has …

Legacy girls soccer explodes offensively in win

On a day when Legacy girls’ soccer honored former Lightning player Chris Reagan in their sleek orange uniforms April 18 at North Stadium, the Lady Lightning defeated Greeley West (1-8), 7-0. Behind …


Increased computer use tied to worsening rates of sitting

Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found. Over almost a decade, average daily …


Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …

Jim Benton
ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids
Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he … Read More
Skyview Academy senior Tyler Scholl, right, tries to maintain a lead over Green Mountain’s Grahm Tuohy-Gaydos, as they head to the finish of the Boys 3200 meter run at the Mountain Range Invite Track and Field April 13, at District 12 North Stadium in Westminster. Scholl won the race by two-hundreths of a second.
Ralston Valley, Classical Academy lead at Mountain Range Invitational
Competitors from across the Front Range battled cold weather and soggy grounds April 13 for the Mountain Range Mustang Track and Field … Read More
MR senior Jack Smith fires a shot April 12 at North Stadium against Prairie View.
Mustangs lacrosse gallops to victory
Scoring the first five goals of the contest April 12 against conference foe Prairie View (0-8, 0-2 in conference) Mountain Range (6-3, … Read More
Jim Benton
Spring sports must weather the storms
Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And … Read More
Holy Family junior Trace Norwell and Mountain Range senior Eric Moore pursue the loose ball April 2 at HF.
Mountain Range lacrosse defeats Holy Family
Winners of three straight heading into the affair, Mountain Range and Holy Family boys lacrosse matched up in a cross-town contest … Read More
Lady Tigers’ sophomore Jaelen Giron sprints down the sideline against Green Mountain April 5.
Penalty kick lifts Holy Family girls soccer
Winners of six of their first seven contests of the 2019 season, Green Mountain had their hot start dragged to a halt April 5 at Holy … Read More

Letter to the editor: Citizens Academy eye-opening

Citizens Academy eye-opening “When I became a policeman, I promised my wife I would come home at night.” Those words were shared during Westminster’s Citizens Police Academy, a 14-week, course …

Denver ballot issue could impact suburban communities

Normally, ballot issues, which are germane to only City and County of Denver voters, do not get much attention in the suburbs surrounding the core city. The attitude is more or less “let Denver …
Winning Words

Teach yourself to speak the language of success

Have you ever had a desire to learn to speak a foreign language? Some, if not many of you are already bilingual or multilingual, if that is you, you have my deepest respect as you can communicate …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for running out of coffee

Please don’t squeeze the shaman. As someone once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.” Never say never. Where there’s a will, there’s a relative. Life’s a horse race, …
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