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Lt. j.g. Quinlan Melvin

Becoming a sailor I knew I wanted to join the military when I was still in high school. It’s a great opportunity for anybody right out of college to obtain a leadership role. I grew up in Littleton … more

Lakewood man pleads guilty in death of infant

Less than a week before his trial was set to begin, Josiah Lamarr Jones, 22, pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in the death of his 3-month-old daughter, Naomi Jones, according to a news release … more

End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Evening rally against gun violence draws Jeffco students

Golden High School senior Emmy Adams and her friend Kaylee Coffman helped organize a district-wide rally for the Jefferson County Public Schools community, held the evening of March 14, as a … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Jeffco standout performers: March 15, 2018

Chase Dornbusch, Lakewood The senior won the 800 meters in 2:04.32 and the 1600 meters in 4:32.87 at the Columbine Invite on March 10. Reece Davidson, Faith Christian The senior won the shot … more

Jeffco students participate in national walkout protest

Students across Jefferson County headed out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. on March 14, as part of a national protest against gun violence in schools. Students participated in the protest in at … more

Golden Civic Foundation awards its grant recipients

The Golden Civic Foundation’s 42nd annual Auction and Gala, which took place in November, produced record-breaking numbers, both in attendance and fundraising, said Heather Schneider, the … more

Making prescriptions more affordable

For too long, insurance companies have been able to restrict how a patient may receive his or her medication. By drastically raising fees and copays for in-person pickup at a pharmacy, many patients … more

The trials and tribulations of Tribalism

I was recently asked to give a speech, without any guidelines about the topic. The only caveat was that “anything political has to have the opportunity for an opposing view to be presented.” … more

Golden’s growing pains with university

It’s something almost every Golden resident is familiar with — attending meetings to learn about the Colorado School Mines’ newest plans for growth. The question is: what happens next, said one … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Celebrating women

A couple hundred women — and some men — gathered to celebrate women in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 at the Baldoria on the Water event venue in Lakewood. The … more

Colorado Christian nursing program rated 6th in state

Colorado Christian University in Lakewood has been ranked as the sixth-best registered nursing program in Colorado by Of the top five, only one Denver metro area school ranked … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Scripting a night of fun with ScreenPLAY

There are some movie characters that just stick with you. Maybe they go through something you can relate to throughout the course of the film, or have a line that seems to apply directly to your … more

The hardest things in life could well be the easiest things in life

While facilitating a workshop for a corporate client, I asked the class a simple question. I asked them this, “What is the hardest thing about getting on an elevator?” As I looked out at the … more

Sometimes when all seems good, that really is the case

If it’s on the floor, it’s on the menu. If it’s near the floor, it’s on the menu. Who would drink toilet water if he could reach it? No, it’s not: 1. A Republican, or 2. A Democrat. Who … more

Good financial advice that applies to any age

Investors may be puzzled by current market and economic news. After a long run that appears to have had virtually no volatility, February and March showed market swings never seen before in the … more
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