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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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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 …

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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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.

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 …
Avery Wilson and her family participate in a Robbie’s Hope Fun Run.

Lakewood grad awarded scholarship for mental health awareness

Avery Wilson isn’t trying to change the world — just a really painful part of it. Wilson, a 2021 Lakewood High School graduate, has been working for the past three years to end the stigma around …
The Lakewood High School Class of 2021 graduated May 22 at Jeffco Stadium.

Lakewood High graduates class of 2021

Lakewood High School held a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 May 22at Jeffco Stadium. The graduating class had seven National Merit Finalists.

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for …
General news

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy Staff reports Cesar Irreza, who pled guilty in April to attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference charges in …
Littleton's annual Fire Muster returns this Father's Day weekend, with lots for youngsters to do.

Fire truck parade, activities roll into Littleton for Father’s Day weekend

Littleton’s Fire Muster is back this Father’s Day weekend, starting with a fire truck parade down Main Street followed by a free fun-filled gathering at Arapahoe Community College on the …

Wheat Ridge center announces new tenants

Residents of the Wheat Ridge — Lakewood — Applewood, section of Jeffco, rejoice! Soon, there will be a few new options for non-national chain dining and coffee in your neighborhood — and it’s …

Lakewood tax refund for electric vehicles

If you’re a Lakewood resident who purchased an all-electric vehicle prior to April 22, 2021, the city wants you to know they may owe you some money.  You might be due a refund of municipal sales …
An illustration depicts Bear Creek Lake at 22,000-acre feet of storage. The darker blue in the center shows the current footprint of the lake.

Expansion study proposed for Bear Creek Lake reservoir

Water. It may be the defining issue of the American West. As the population of the Front Range continues to swell, the need to find solutions to the vexing problem of water usage persists. Bear Creek …
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