Golden Firefighter recognized for statewide efforts of fire safety

Goldenite Jerry Stricker admits that although he’s not good at it, he loves to play golf. But something he is undeniably good at is ensuring that fire safety is available to people across the …
Serving Jeffco’s families by providing answers of a death
While they do deal with death every day, the job of a deputy coroner actually has a lot to do with the living. “We provide the families with the answers as of why their loved one died,” said …
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Bell orchestra worthy of a standing ovation

Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra rose to the occasion for its big performance at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference. So much so that the audience applauded …

Peaks to Plains moves forward in Clear Creek

Clear Creek Canyon is already a destination spot for runners, rock climbers, tubers, kayakers, picnickers and anglers. And this list doesn’t event mention the sight-seers and tourists, said Scot …

Skip the willpower — it’s Girl Scout Cookie time

From saving for an island vacation to purchasing new uniforms, Girl Scouts have big plans for their cookie sales money. “Girl Scouts is all about being girl-led,” said Darby Petitt of Highlands …

Teens HOPEfull to drive out the stigma of mental health

Hundreds of teens are using the HOPEfull Drive as a tool to prevent teen suicide and end the stigma that surrounds teen depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. “Not a lot of people …

News

Early morning fire hits apartment complex near Red Rocks Community College

West Metro Fire Rescue announced that it responded to a fire near 2nd place and Wright early in the morning. The fire damaged five apartments and a clubhouse. The cause of the fire is still being …

Life

Colorado Mountain Club offers path to explore the outdoors

Since its start in 1912, Colorado Mountain Club has connected thousands of Coloradans to skiing buddies, friends to hike with and climbing partners. Colorado Mountain Club has about 6,500 across …

Sports

No. 9 Wheat Ridge continues domination in 4A Jeffco

DENVER — The first boys basketball conference title in a dozen years in almost in the hands of the Wheat Ridge Farmers. Wheat Ridge (17-3, 9-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) continued plowing through …

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David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Avenue Flashes

Trading Meryll Streep for Mother Nature

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Academy Awards ceremony is happening later this month. I used to live in Hollywood, and I can understand how the people who live there and …
Doray
Alchemy

What (or who) do you love to love?

On Valentine’s Day this year, it occurs to me that love – on any day of the year – casts a wide net, and I asked, “What (not necessarily who) do you love to love?” Many answers I received, …

A letter on cautious compassion

Dearest oldest daughter: It’s been a while since I’ve written you (at least in this forum), and a lot has happened in your life. Most of it wonderful — most of it grand, and exciting, and …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
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