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The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the … more

Animal adoption agencies seeing a doggone frenzy

Because of the pandemic, which of the following is way up nationwide? Average per-person daily intake of calories from sugar? Trips to the liquor store? Pet adoption? I don’t have the facts in … more

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 … more

Commissioners swear their oaths

The 2021 Adams County Commissioners were seated Jan. 12 in a sparse and socially-distanced inauguration ceremony at the county building in Brighton. Commissioners Chaz Tedesco and Eva Henry were … 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 … more

For principal, move to Eagle Ridge was the right choice

The new principal/head of school at Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton — and former administrator at Stargate School in Thornton — wasn’t looking to make a job change.  Scott Richardson and his … more

Maiker aims for consistency as eviction worries mount

While a federal decision to extend an eviction moratorium passed Dec. 31 offered much-needed relief, the lapse of a state moratorium and the federal moratorium’s pending deadline hasn’t eased … more

Uplands project review begins new phase

The city's review of a controversial 253 acres mixed-use development in the Shaw Heights area begins its next phase later this month with virtual meetings for neighbors. The city has scheduled two … more

Hopes high for second semester amid north metro schools

School districts in Adams County are returning for their second semester with new optimism and plans. Westminster Public Schools and Brighton’s 27J Schools returned to hybrid learning Jan. 11 and … more

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 Colorado High Schools.   The Colorado High School Activities … more

Adams 12 Schools partners with Aims

A collaboration between Aims Community College, the Adams 12 school district and local fire stations hopes to create the next generation of rescue first responders. “I feel it’s important because … more

Ananda Birungi believes her own story, and so do others

Adjusting to life as a freshman at Harvard University has its own set of pressures. Add to that a surprise phone conversation with Gov. Jared Polis. Yet, two weeks after moving from Northglenn to … more

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 … more

New Year’s Eve stabbing in Westminster results in one death

A male in his early twenties died after a stabbing in Westminster on Dec. 31 Authorities have since arrested two suspects, Brett Philip Kalina and Deven Mykol Lamaster, both 29. The incident occurred … more

Shooting at Westminster’s IMT Hyland Hills injures two

An early New Year’s Day shooting at Westminster’s IMT Hyland Hills apartment complex left two people injured. Westminster police arrived on the scene after the shooting occurred when people … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Insurrection cuts deep at Westminster City Council meeting

Though Westminster is thousands of miles away from Washington D.C., a contentious Jan. 11 city council meeting showed how the Jan. 6 insurrection affected local communities. Emotions ran high after … more
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