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Many Denver metro area businesses now in level blue under 5-Star rules

Colorado's arrival at the milestone of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots to 70% of people ages 70 and older opened the door for some businesses in Denver metro counties to open up to larger crowds. … more

Going all-in can be hard to get all the way out of

I sometimes play poker with buddies of mine. I’m not very good at it, it turns out, which is why I only play it sometimes. But I do know the game enough to know that there may come a time in the … more

A very 2021 spring season at the Arvada Center

As the first-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdowns across the metro area nears, theaters continue to lead the way when it comes to connecting and entertaining audiences in innovative new ways. … more

Jeffco Capital Improvement Program: The numbers

In the beginning, there was the flipbook. Before bringing the 2018 Bond vote to the people, the Jeffco Public Schools district created a document known as the flipbook. It was a comprehensive index … more

State wrestling schedule announced

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the schedule for next week's state wrestling tournaments. They will be at the Southwest Motor Events Center in Pueblo. The … more

A fair chance of festivals this summer

For those who didn’t get to watch fireworks or eat funnel cakes in 2020, this spring and summer could bring good news: Festivals and fairs are in the works, though nothing is set in stone. Scores … more

A lifelong attraction to the hard stuff

A man walks into a bar with a large chunk of concrete and says to the bartender, “Give me a drink. And one for the road.” I like concrete. I’ve always liked concrete. Concrete is everywhere. … more

Here’s to hope, habits and happiness

There is a popular statement among business professionals, owners, and salespeople, and it is based on the book by Rick Page titled “Hope is Not a Strategy.” In this context, hoping to grow our … more

”This is on behalf of all the survivors”

Cynthia Kornegey knows first-hand the many challenges faced by victims of domestic abuse. “When you are pregnant and you are pushed down the stairs, you don't know how to keep that secret in your … more

As Colorado's 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory … more

Letter to the editor: GOP’s failure

  Once again, we’ve seen a lack of political courage from the Republicans in Congress who failed to do their duty to convict a former president of inciting an insurrection.Our democracy … more

Letter to the editor: Being clear about accountability

  I am not quite sure what Michael Alcorn was trying to say in his column of 02/18. I am in agreement with him that we as citizens need to hold all officeholders, from local to national, … more

Letter to the editor: The party of “no”

  In his first few months as Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell has given us a preview of how Republicans will behave for the next four years. They will use every tool at their disposal, … more

A response from the DMV

I read last week’s letter about DMV “bureaucrats” who have “no motivation – zero – to serve customers” with great interest. After all, I’m the bureaucrat in charge of Jeffco’s … more

DMNS-funded research sheds light on rare dinosaur discovery

Researchers have discovered the first new partial skull of a Parasaurolophus dinosaur in 97 years. This happened during a recent dig funded by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in … more

SUE stomps back to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era … more

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have … more

Heavy snow prompts school closures around Denver metro area

A winter storm that brought heavy snow the night of Feb. 24 made for a treacherous morning commute the next day, prompting school closures throughout the Denver metro area. The Douglas County … more

Jeffco Schools declares a remote-only day for Thursday, Feb. 25

Jeffco Public Schools will conduct an all-remote learning day on Thursday, February 25 due to weather and road conditions. School buildings and other district buildings are closed. For students in … more

Major apartment development proposed for Southwest Plaza parking lot

It might sound like the ultimate teenage dream of yore: the chance to live across the parking lot from a mall. But in south Jeffco, that exact thing is coming closer to reality after the Jefferson … more
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