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Green Mountain, Evergreen fall short in 4A girls lacrosse semifinals

It was all about late-night dramatic victories May 17 at Englewood High School’s Randy Penn Stadium. No. 1-seeded Castle View and No. 2 Mead both scored 1-goal win over the last two Class 4A girls lacrosse state champions — Evergreen and Green Mountain — to punch their tickets to the title game.

Evergreen and Dakota Ridge fall short in 4A boys lacrosse semis

The two-time defending Class 4A boys lacrosse state champions — Cheyenne Mountain — will have to go through Erie to claim a third straight title.

Visuals from state: Class 4A Track and Field

Photos from last week's Class 4A track and field state competitions.

Stutzman finally wins her state titles in record-setting fashion

Pomona senior Emma Stutzman still had enough energy for a victorious scream after running the Class 5A girls 3,200-meter run in a time of 10 minutes, 12.68 seconds May 19 at Jeffco Stadium.

A 70s love story from Casa Bonita

It was the 1970s: a time when “dinner and a show” could mean just about anything. And Casa Bonita on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood was one of those just-about-anything places.

No. 2 Dakota Ridge girls soccer gets tough test in playoff opener

Dakota Ridge senior Hannah Arnold scored her most important two goals of the season May 11 at Trailblazer Stadium.

Late penalty-kick goal lifts Golden over No. 3 Green Mountain

No. 14-seeded Golden defeated rival and No. 3 Green Mountain 2-1 on May 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Demons (11-6 record) advanced to the 4A quarterfinals where they travel to Northfield High School for a 6:30 p.m. game Tuesday, May 16, (after press deadline) against the No. 6 Nighthawks.

Golden baseball captures third straight 4A Jeffco League title

Ace pitcher Laif Palmer — 6-foot-6 hard-throwing righty — lifted the Class 4A Jeffco League baseball championship plaque high above his celebrating teammates May 13 on Golden’s home diamond.

The TRN Grandview brings “the turn” to Olde Town Arvada

Golfers have a term for where the front nine holes transition to the back nine: "the turn."

Lakewood mom takes to social media for #Here4thekids movement

Terry used the video to promote the movement #Here4thekids and their desire to see the ban of guns, especially assault rifles in the state of Colorado.

Help Wanted: Lifeguards

Pools around the metro area are gearing up to open for the summer. That is, if there are enough lifeguards.
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Unique sports abound in the Denver metro area

Spring is in full swing, bringing many folks around Colorado out of the doldrums of winter with the promise of outdoor recreation.

Exploring Colorado's bike paths

On most Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays, a team of bikers meets to explore Colorado’s network of trails.

Local suburban bars a place for up-and-coming music talent in Denver metro area

At The Alley in downtown Littleton, you might find a musician who’s so into the music, they’ll get up and dance on the bar.

Why eat weeds?

Where some see weeds, Erica Davis sees ingredients for delicious soups and salads.
Lifestyle and Entertainment
Q&A with Alameda International High School Graduation's Honored Faculty Speaker Andrew Cogswell
Among the proud educators supporting students at the Alameda International High School Graduation is Andrew Cogswell, the Head of Instrumental Music and Marching Band Director. This year, he is also the honored faculty speaker for the AIHS graduation.
Graduation Day is about more than a diploma at Alameda International High School
High schools all over Jefferson County are holding graduations through the end of May. For most of those graduating seniors, that diploma means a passage to the next stage of life. For Alameda International High School seniors, graduation comes with even higher stakes.
Exploring Historic Preservation in Lakewood
Lakewood has its own Historic Preservation Commission, which is a bit different than the more widely known National Register and Historic Societies. LHPC's Poppie Gullett spoke with the Jeffco Transcript about what the LHPC is and why it's so important to the community. 
Column: Paperboy
Editor’s note: “Paperboy” is a selection from Jerry Fabyanic’s forthcoming memoir, “Uphill into the Wind: Seizing the Day and Finding Meaning in the Ordinary.” The work will be in essay and short story format, the topics of which drawn from Jerry’s life experiences. 
Consider a trail in or around Jefferson County for Mother’s Day
The weather is finally warm, and the beauty of the state is on display. Instead of leaving Mom hanging after a heavy Mother’s Day Brunch, consider hiking a trail in or around Jefferson County.
What's happening in Jeffco: Casa Bonita, ice cream and a field day
Casa Bonita license plates, ice cream and a field day are just a few things happening around Jefferson County. Here's what you need to know going into May. 
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 …

PHOTOS: Girls Lacrosse - Golden vs Evergreen

Photos: Girls Lacrosse - Golden vs Evergreen

PHOTOS: National Letter of Intent signings at Columbine and Arvada West

Photos: National Letter of Intent signings at Columbine and Arvada West

Golden baseball takes driver’s seat in 4A Jeffco

It was a playoff-game atmosphere May 5 on Evergreen High School’s baseball field.

Dakota Ridge rallies from 2-goal deficit to defeat Evergreen

LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge faced some adversity before the Class 4A girls soccer state tournament begins this week.

Green Mountain edges D’Evelyn in 4A Jeffco finale

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain got a little bit of a closer game than maybe anticipated May 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

Dakota Ridge boys lacrosse runs the table in 4A Foothills League

LAKEWOOD — There was no question who would be holding the boys lacrosse Class 4A Foothills League title plaque for a team photo May 3 at Trailblazer Stadium.

PHOTOS: Valor vs. Columbine girls' lacrosse

Photos from Dennis Pleuss from the girls' lacrosse match between Valor and Columbine high schools on May 2.

Letter: Clean air

It is no lie that trucks on the road are one of the leading causes of pollution within Colorado.

Letter: Public education

Kudos to the students and adults who strongly advocated for gun safety action recently at the Colorado Capital. This is one major takeaway I have from witnessing their resolve.

Letter: We must rein in our fossil fuel consumption

Larry von Thun is so right, that the world needs to shift to green energy alternatives, and I will add, right now.

Letter: The truth about CO2 and global warming

Our current warm period interglacial warming cycle began circa 1750. CO2 emissions 1850-1945 were small, <5Gt/yr., (1GT = 1 gigaton = 1 million metric tons) accelerating post 1945, they rose to 36.3Gt/yr in 2021.

Letter: Disability awareness awakens opportunity

Struggling to find workers. Fulfilling diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. These are issues for employers and current news.
Column: Will nuclear energy arrive on time and at cost?
Oliver Stone has a new movie, “Nuclear Now,” that made its Colorado debut in Boulder on May 1. In it, Stone argues that the grave risks posed by climate change require we embrace nuclear energy.
Op-ed: Protecting consumers, tackling high utility bills
Early this year, we heard from constituents that their monthly utility bills went up astronomically. 
Column: Mental health is just as important as physical health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this annual observance hits close to home for me, as a former single parent resident of Warren Village.
Column: Spring allergies or chronic dry eyes?
Allergens, or allergic conjunctivitis, affects more than 20% of the American population and can irritate the eyes or their surrounding areas. On the other hand, dry eyes affect tear production and the tear film, which keeps the surface of the eye clean to avoid infection and provide nourishment.
Column: Land exchanges serve the wealthy
In 2017, the public lost 1,470 acres of wilderness-quality land at the base of Mount Sopris near Aspen, Colorado. 
SeriesFest returns for a blockbuster Season 9
After a bit of a pandemic slowdown, SeriesFest, which celebrates emerging and underserved voices in episodic storytelling, is back bigger and better than ever, overflowing with top-notch television viewing for all audiences.  
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