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Former Clear Creek Deputy looks to get charges dropped

Former Clear Creek County Sheriff’s deputies Kyle Gould and Andrew Buen appeared in court for the second time on Jan. 30, with Gould’s defense looking to dismiss his charges and the people’s representation looking for a joinder of the defendants. 

Free legal clinic served almost 200 Jefferson County residents last year

Ten years ago, a Colorado attorney realized that if medical advice could be given virtually, there’s no reason legal advice couldn't either. 

“Tomorrow” art exhibit in Lakewood will bring awareness to today

Valkarie Gallery in Lakewood is hosting a new exhibition from local artists Megan Morgan and Jennifer Ghormley this month called “Tomorrow.”

Gov. Jared Polis visits Lamar Station Crossing in Lakewood

Gov. Jared Polis, on the tail of his state of the state address where he spoke on housing solutions, visited the Lamar Station Crossing apartment complex in Lakewood on Jan. 30.

Photo gallery: Golden's UllrGrass festival delivers on wintry namesake

Over the Jan. 27-29 weekend, hundreds braved the windy and snowy conditions to savor the beer and music at Golden's UllrGrass festival.

CHSAA says goodbye to two departed administrators

DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, …

High-school officials’ fees to increase

The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s …

CHSAA approves slight change to Sunday contact rules

DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association changed the rules for Sunday contact between coaches and student-athletes Jan. 24. The association’s legislative council, the …

Columbine girls hoops gives No. 1 Valor a scare

LITTLETON — Valor Christian’s girls basketball team continued its remarkable conference winning streak Jan. 17, but it wasn’t easy.

Alameda wrestling program gaining positive momentum

GOLDEN — Alameda’s boys wrestling team picked up its sixth dual victory in the Class 4A Jeffco League on Jan. 19.

Column: Banning books is for bullies

Some people have become so alarmed by what children might read in school or in libraries that they want books they don’t like removed — immediately. The targeted books include scenes of sexual awakening, gender identity, racism or violence.
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Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Inner city kids take to the slopes

Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …
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Colorado DMV releases list of rejected personalized plates
SHIKAKA, VOTE and BULL are among some of the less “offensive” personalized license plates that were rejected by the Colorado DMV last year.
Deadline approaches to submit designs for Lakewood’s reusable bag contest
A logo, a photo, drawings and even a design from a child are entries so far as a design for Lakewood’s upcoming Earth Day reusable bags. The contest started the first week of January and ends on Feb. 3.
Soap-making and blacksmithing and calligraphy — oh my!
Blacksmithing, soap-making and calligraphy: 20th-century heritage crafts that have been brought into the 21st century at Heritage Lakewood.
New members of guild share art
Eighteen artists have joined the longtime Littleton Fine Arts Guild in the past year and the organization features their works in a new exhibit, through March 5. The LFAG operates the historic Depot …
Award-winning author to speak with readers
Arapahoe Libraries announces that award-winning author Kristin Hannah will speak via Zoom with readers at 6 p.m. on Jan 19. Her popular title, “The Nightingale,” is scheduled for early 2023 film …
Missing, Murdered, Remembered at NEXT Gallery
Missing Indigenous women was the start and murdered black men the catalyst for R. Matthew Bollinger’s latest project, Missing, Murdered, Remembered.
Arts, Culture, Music

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
SPORTS
SPORTS

Arvada West girls hoops start 2023 with 42-point win

ARVADA — A new year, but the same winning result for Arvada West’s girls basketball team on Jan. 4.

Blake Weslin sparks Green Mountain in win over Golden

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain junior Blake Weslin had a memorable 64 seconds to close out the first quarter on Jan. 6.

Borgmann, former CHSAA assistant commissioner, dies

When former Colorado High School Activities Association assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann died Jan. 9, Skyview girls basketball coach Chris Kemm summed up the feelings of many who are involved in …

Orediggers blast away CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves 94-58

The Orediggers got their groove back after winter break with a 94-58 home win over the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves on Jan. 6.

Lakewood outlasts Wheat Ridge on the hardwood

WHEAT RIDGE — The old Jeffco rivalry between Lakewood and Wheat Ridge is alive and well.

Arvada West captures title at Charger Challenge

LITTLETON — Arvada West junior Kaden Kline accomplished a rare feat Dec. 15  during the opening round of the Charger Challenge boys basketball tournament at Chatfield High School.

Green Mountain girls hoops heating up heading into Winter Break

LAKEWOOD — After an 0-3 start to the season, Green Mountain’s girls basketball has righted the ship.
VOICES
VOICES

Letter: In response to the Joe Webb column about the GOP

The explanation for the GOP's dysfunction is simple.

Letter: All kids deserve clean, healthy air

Trucks and cars on our roadways are the largest single emitter of dangerous greenhouse gases that cause climate change and impact our health.

Letter: 1A is a tax hike

Jefferson County commissioners seem to have no love for our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), that’s evidenced by one of the commissioners, in his personal capacity, being the lead plaintiff on a (thankfully failed) lawsuit to overturn TABOR completely. 

Letter: It’s time to speak up for youth mental health

September was Suicide Prevention Month, and now more than ever, it’s time to raise awareness and work together to address the youth mental health crisis in our country.

Letter: In response to Joe Webb's Aug. 4 column

There was no surprise that in his Aug. 4 essay in the Transcript, Joe Webb, former chairman of the Jeffco Republican Party, endorsed all Republican’s running in this year’s elections.
Columnists
Column: Dismantling the walls to wildlife in Colorado
Although never a big-game hunter, I have killed three deer in Colorado and likely gave a bull elk a terrific headache. That’s not to mention my carnage among rabbits and other smaller critters.
Column: For this year, a resolution for our kids’ future
As we all are taking down the tree, putting away the menorah and otherwise wrapping up from the holidays, we turn our attention to the new year.
Column: Friends and family
A close friend once quipped that family is the reason we have friends. On the surface, the line comes across as a dig at family with its sometimes fractious relationships and challenging dynamics.
Column: Saying it and praying it
By now most of us have heard what happened to the Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, during a Monday Night Football game on Jan. 2. Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle against a …
Column: Colorado GOP failed to close ranks, and lost
I am reluctant to add to the many opinions regarding the current state of the Colorado Republican Party. My status as a former chair in a major county compels me to speak about the ongoing drama because of my vantage point regarding how the party should function. 
Column: Behind every door is opportunity for change
Last week I was speaking with the CEO of one of our customers and he shared with me that although he has been in his role for almost two years, he feels like every door he opens presents itself with …
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