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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …
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Three taken to hospital after hot air balloon crash lands at Chatfield
Three people were injured when the hot air balloon they were riding in crash landed at Chatfield State Park on June 20, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Colorado Mills making a post-pandemic comeback

After a year in which even the act of shopping was beset with precautions and anxiety, those who visited Colorado Mills mall on the last Friday in May and first in June found a scene that was …

Ralston Valley wins a close one

The Ralston Valley Mustangs led most of the league game against home team Lakewood on June 5, but a three-run seventh inning by the Tigers suddenly tied things up to force an eigth inning. In the …

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster …

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on …

Ralston Valley boys lacrosse gets bounce-back win over Chatfield

ARVADA — Ralston Valley boys lacrosse team responded in a big way Wednesday, May 26, after suffering its first league loss to the season. The Mustangs dominated Jeffco rival Chatfield to the tune …

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Workers pitch in to load food for distribution to Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

Pitching in to keep Jeffco’s summer learners fed

The countywide effort to feed hungry children and families across Jefferson County is a collaborative effort. That’s the message from Carolyn Alexander, the senior director of operations for The …
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Wild summer for Jeffco readers

Registration is still open for Wild Ideas, this year’s theme in the Jeffco Library Summer Challenge. Book lovers of all ages can participate. Simply log onto to www.jeffcolibrary.org and click on …

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled …
Marcie Dlin plays the piano in May at her Englewood home. Dlin, a self-employed teacher of piano and vocals, lost about half of her business activity due to the pandemic and is looking for new students.

Englewood music instructor has unlocked potential for decades

One story that sticks out to longtime music teacher Marcie Dlin is when a young boy, Mitchell, doubted his ability to sing. Dlin, a theater instructor, had written a song for Mitchell’s character. …
Nurses Nickola Thomas, left, and Roberto Blanco, right, at work at the vaccine clinic at Bell Middle School on May 27.

Shots in before schools out

When the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids ages 12-15 just three weeks before the end of the school year in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health was faced with its latest challenge in a …
General news

Man found stabbed to death on West Colfax

The Lakewood Police Department are investigating the stabbing death of a man found at the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Ingalls Street at approximately 2:55 p.m., June 17. Agents say when …
A suspect crashed a stolen sedan into an SUV in Englewood back in March. He ran from the scene, but was apprehended a short time later.

Hit and run accidents spike in Lakewood

Hit and run accidents are on the rise. According to Lakewood Police, their city alone had more than 1,000 of them in 2020 alone. “The act of leaving the scene of a crash is dangerous, disrespectful …
Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood.

Masterpiece Cakeshop loses transgender birthday case

Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop is back in the news — this time, for refusing to make a cake for transgender attorney Autumn Scardina. In the case, Denver District Court Judge A. Bruce …
A photo of John Hurley from his Facebook page.

Golden resident killed in Arvada shooting remembered by friends for his voice, heart

Brent Kaufman will remember his friend John Hurley as a leader and a man of character who “stepped up and saw where help was needed,” whether he was helping to feed and clothe the homeless or …

Canyon Courier development briefs

‘Resort cabins’ proposed for Nob Hill The owners of eight acres on Nob Hill in El Rancho have proposed adding a residential component to the allowed uses to put either 28 residential units or 28 …
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