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Fair offers support, resources for veterans

Veterans who need help with health issues or are struggling to find other resources can find what they need and more at the annual West Metro Veterans Fair. More than 45 organizations that serve … more

Celebrate the start of fall with a bountiful feast

OK, let’s see a show of hands here. How many of you think of autumn as starting on the day after Labor Day? Yeah, I do too. I mean, growing up school starts, the sports there were called Fall … more

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Jeffco marching bands take the field

Arvada, D'Evelyn, Bear Creek and Lakewood high marching bands all took home first place finishes from the Jefferson County Marching Invitational held Sept. 17 at Jeffco Stadium. The event, which … more

Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp … more

A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they … more

Open air painting event benefits open spaces

Colorado artists spent Sept. 10-15 in Jeffco Open Space parks painting en plein air to promote preservation efforts and demonstrate the value of open space lands. Put on by PLAN Jeffco, the In Plein … more

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was … more

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a … more

Jeffco library to build outdoor adventure space

A new outdoor adventure space at Standley Lake Library will provide tools and opportunities for children to engage in unstructured, outdoor play. The Discover Together: Outdoor Adventure Space breaks … more

Big projects, like moving a school grade, have lots of little steps

Author's note: It should be noted that, in the interval between this column being written and it appearing in print, the middle school in question has proactively dedicated staff to solving somebody … more

Marijuana education helps prevent trouble

As your kids return to their school routine, they’re one year older and will face new challenges just as they do every year. And if you haven’t had the conversation about marijuana with them, why … more

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

Lakewood teen 'ready to keep on living' after cardiac arrest

About eight weeks after surviving a near-death experience, 17-year-old Taylor Knight of Lakewood is back to doing the normal things that teenagers enjoy. She jumps on her trampoline to relieve … more

Run for fun to support Golden schools

From tending water stations to emptying recycle bins, about 100 volunteers dedicate their time to make sure runners in the Golden Gallop have a great experience on race day. “The thing to remember … more

Harkins presents first women's equality film series

Harkins celebrates trailblazing women in the first women's equality film series from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Guests are invited to enjoy 15 films featuring the stories of women who have changed the … more

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office … more

FirstBank events celebrate Hispanic heritage

FirstBank's Spanish banking centers are planning a series of Fiesta Friday events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The series, which is open to the public, will include free Hispanic-inspired … more

Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. … more
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