Perlmutter recounts Capitol insurrection
On Jan. 6, US legislators debated the merits of completing a perfunctory certification of the electoral college results in the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the House and Senate were …

Westminster honors the legacy of Gary Pedigo Sr.

Westminster first responders are mourning the passing and celebrating the life of Gary Pedigo Sr. Pedigo Sr. began his career of service in 1976 when he joined the Westminster Fire Department. Then, …

Recall short on signatures but group has options
It seems like it’s been a long, belabored haul in reaching the final conclusion on the recall petitions pertaining to Atchison, Seitz, Skulley and Voelz. I am sure they feel the same way as should …
Jefferson County has applied to implement a 5 Star variance program for restaurants
Jefferson County is awaiting word from the state about whether it will allow the county to offer a program that would pave the way for restaurants to reopen their dining rooms even as the county …

COVID vaccinations underway at Platte Valley

Christmas came a few days early for Dennis Bradberry, a respiratory therapist at Brighton's Platte Valley Medical Center, and the rest of his hospital colleagues in the form of sore arms, a bright …


Delayed winter sports season draws mixed reactions

Reaction to last week’s news of a delayed winter prep sports season fell along the expected lines. In consultation with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, CHSAA delayed the start of …


Pit bull ban replaced

A new classification system for Commerce City pets classifies them as dangerous based on their behavior, not their breed. Commerce City changed its animal code rules Jan. 18, according to a …


In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …

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 …

  • Reporter Stories: A road on the table
Brighton High School wrestler Kenny Sailas celebrates his state wrestling title at Pepsi Center in February.
Wrestling back on the mat — with recommendations
Prep wrestling for boys and girls will be a part of the so-called “Season B” of interscholastic athletics for some, but not all … Read More
CHSAA issues modifications for Season B sports, activities
AURORA — The Colorado High School Activities Association put out a list of guidelines for the sports contained in the so-called … Read More
Against Adams City Jan. 22, 2020, Northglenn freshman Saleen Jaimes drives to the basket.
For Winter athletes, ‘Season B’ to start later this month
AURORA – The state’s winter sports (ice hockey, skiing, girls swimming, wrestling boys and girls basketball and competitive … Read More
Frederick’s Alex Carrillo puts the squeeze on Erie’s Peter Young during a 120-pound match at the Frederick Invitational wrestling tournament in January.
Delay of games: CHSAA pushes winter sports back
The start of winter sports programs in Colorado won’t be until Feb. 1 at the earliest. The Colorado High School Activities … Read More
Start of winter high school sports pushed back
Coaches for Season B sports had been looking over their shoulders for about a month, waiting to find out if their teams would be able … Read More
Golden High School senior Marla Goodspeed, who was a key part of the Demons’ run to the Class 4A state softball championship game in 2019, signed her National Letter of Intent with Oregon Tech on Nov. 11.
Signing day for Jeffco student athletes
Wednesday, Nov. 11 was an official signing day for high school athletes to formalize their letters of intent to play sports at the … Read More

A nation wonders what Inauguration Day will bring

It was so predictable. You knew something out of the ordinary would play out. He couldn’t let President-elect Biden have the limelight in the lead-up to the inauguration. Plus, you had this …

The day American democracy showed how fragile it had become

January 6, 2021 became a historic and a most despicable day in Washington D.C. Thanks to the President of the United States, a sizeable protest made up of Trump supporters around the U.S. Capitol …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Let the story, our story, unfold

Do you remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, if you are like me, and if you don’t mind admitting just how many times that you made the big mistake of rushing to …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Apparently this road was paved with good intentions

Harry and I went for a Sunday drive. Only I made a big mistake. I forgot to put the “Sunday Drive” sign in the window that lets everyone know we’re on the road for leisure, not for the rat …
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