Free COVID-19 testing site opens at Jeffco Fairgrounds
Golden now has its own free COVID-19 testing site. On Nov. 20, Jefferson County Public Health announced it was partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to open a …

Snow helped slow forest fires, not stop them

North Metro Lieutenant Mike Anderson said the impact the snow that closed out October had on the fires plaguing Colorado was quick and obvious. “Across the board, it helps,” he said. Anderson and …

Adams County open space projects to share $4.9 million

A series of 19 open space projects throughout Adams County — including one in Westminster and three in Thornton — will split $4.9 million in grants from a county program. Projects include new …

Thornton grant aims to replace water meters

A $1.6 million grant to upgrade water meters should give Thornton water customers better insight into how much water they actually use. “It makes everything more efficient and more customer …

Sports

Legacy takes nine-inning thriller over Mountain Range

If there is one word to sum up the Sept. 22 matchup against Mountain Range (6-8) and Legacy (9-3) softball, it would be wild. Tallying 10 runs apiece in the first three innings, the scoring may have …

News

Colorado Gives Day a chance to strengthen community

The best day of the year for charitable giving in Colorado is Dec. 8, and there are many community groups throughout Jefferson County that could benefit. Colorado Gives Day, a one-day online event, …

Life

‘Harvey’ playwright led rich life in Denver

“I’m an old stage and drama teacher,” said Colorado author Mimi Pockross, who has recently published a charming book about a theater legend, Denver’s Mary Coyle Chase, whose Pulitzer …

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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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Sports
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 skier rides Chet's Dream during Loveland Ski Area's Opening Day on Nov. 11.
Loveland Ski Area’s Opening Day generates joy among visitors, staff
After a Stay-at-Home order, wildfires and public land closures, skiers and snowboarders could hardly contain their excitement to … Read More
Pomona sophomore Ian Frye (79) celebrates a fumble recovery during the first quarter that ended a Columbine drive deep in Pomona territory Nov. 13 at Jeffco Stadium. The Panthers took a 14-11 victory in the regular-season finale to clinch a spot in the 8-team Class 5A state tournament that begins this week.
Pomona wins 5A Jeffco League title by edging rival Columbine
LAKEWOOD — Two huge offensive plays and a gritty defense is what it took for Pomona to claim the Class 5A Jeffco League title … Read More
Ralston Valley senior Rocco Tate, far right, tries to break free from an Arvada West defender during the first quarter Nov. 12 at the North Area Athletic Complex.
Ralston Valley corrals victory against rival Arvada WestJeffco Public Schools
ARVADA — Ralston Valley senior Devin McNearney put the finishing touches on what was likely the final game of the season at the … Read More
Bear Creek senior Adrian Valenzuela strolls into the end zone for a 66-yard touchdown catch during the second quarter Nov. 6 at Jeffco Stadium. The senior receiver had four touchdown catches on the night during the Bears’ victory over Wheat Ridge.
Big plays lift Bear Creek football to win over Wheat Ridge
LAKEWOOD — It appeared the only thing that could stop Bear Creek senior Adrian Valenzuela from finding the end zone were penalty … Read More
Dakota Ridge senior quarterback Ben Gultig (2) escapes out of the pocket during the Saturday afternoon game at Jeffco Stadium. Gultig tossed three touchdown passes and also had 68 yards rushing during the Eagles' 45-3 victory over Golden.
Dakota Ridge turns it on in the second half against Golden
LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge senior Max Hart was able to get back into an old position on the football field Nov. 7 at Jeffco Stadium. … Read More
Voices

Welcoming new members to our media family

In February 2012, my wife Ann and I acquired nine community newspapers from a Texas-based company, all in South Metro Denver and in two communities near Colorado Springs. At that time, I had been …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Going forward and looking back

It won’t be long before we’ll start to see trees strapped to cars and colored lights outlining houses; maybe a few front lawn inflatables; countless advertisements; and familiar holiday songs. …

Letter to the editor: Thanks for supporting Prop EE

  I am pleased that Colorado voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition EE, showing strong support for early learning. Proposition EE will initiate a tax on nicotine vaping products and …
Editorial Cartoon

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