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Save the Farm group prepares for decisive year

It wasn’t long after residents learned about the proposed Uplands development when they gathered at the Irving Street Library in July 2019 to form a local activist group, Save the Farm. Twenty … more

Eastcreek Farm zoning amendment tests Thornton’s newer goal to diversify housing

After a three hour long public hearing at a March 23 meeting, Thornton City Council passed a controversial zoning amendment for the Eastcreek Farm subdivision in north Thornton with a 5-3 vote. Mayor … more

Serving lawfully? Questions about corporate authority in Thornton subdivision

It might not be obvious that the sprawling residential construction site near Holly Street and East 144th Avenue in Thornton is also a local government: the Willow Bend Metropolitan District, … more

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap … more

For more than 30 years, spanning two generations, Namiko’s has endured

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a story about a landmark Arvada eatery and how it has dealt with the challenges of the pandemic. Part II will be published in next week’s edition. In Arvada, … more

Adams Co. economic summit tries to keep spirits high

The pandemic might have done damage, but the future looks bright, was the message the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) sought to send at the State of the Region event on March 4. … more

New Westminster co-op hopes to get more people on solar

Westminster, a place in the metro area city that is already a hub for solar power, hopes to power more homes with a new co-op. Organized by the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN), the co-op is an … more

Study rates Westminster near top in apartment growth

A recent RENTCafé study said Westminster is #3 in Colorado and #20 in the country for the number of new apartments built in a city in the last five years. Though some might celebrate it, many in the … more

New Tattered Cover ownership helps save Westminster store

Tattered Cover Bookstore is starting off 2021 with a renewed energy about its project in Westminster. The company expects to open its fifth location in Downtown Westminster by late spring, early … more

Despite COVID-19 toll, city optimistic about Downtown Westminster in 2021

The city of Westminster hopes to make up for its 2020 losses in Downtown Westminster. City officials expect a new hotel, and new apartments and retailers to go online this year. The businesses will … more

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 … more

Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to … more

Tattered Cover bookstores change hands again

Denver's famous Tattered Cover bookstores are changing ownership for the second time since the retirement of longtime owner Joyce Meskis in 2017. The independent bookstores were purchased by a team … more

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants … more

South Jeffco craft brewery gives back despite tough economy

In March, COVID-19 hit the restaurant industry like a Tyson haymaker. Scores of metro-area restaurants including heavyweights like Fresh Fish Company, Vesta, Rialto Cafe and dozens more, some in … more

Longtime Arvada book and record store owner remembered for thick black glasses, giving spirit

Through all the changes Arvada has experienced over the last 29 years, one of the city's great constants has been the Black & Read Books, Music and Game store tucked into a strip mall on West … more

Developers offer update on Uplands plan

Developers of the proposed 235 acre Uplands project in Westminster detailed view corridors, parks and a community garden in an Oct. 21 virtual meeting. Project lead Jeff Handlin of Oread Capital said … more

Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away … more

Metro North Chamber names new CEO

Metro North Chamber of Commerce has taken a significant step toward implementation of its growth plan in the north Denver area by hiring Angela Habben to serve as the organization’s new president … more

Indoor shooting range opens

Bryan Stear always wanted to open an indoor shooting range. He says it’s actually been his personal endeavor since he was an engineering student at University of Colorado. Now, not only will he … more
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