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Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency … more

Parents appeal decision not to designate feeder for option school

Neighboring schools Maple Grove Elementary for kindergarteners through fifth graders and the Manning School of Academics and Arts for sixth through eighth graders are at odds over a decision on … more

2020 National Merit semifinalists named

Semifinals in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program have been announced. The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous … more

Giddyup is gone so it's time to gallop!

Last week I wrote about the Golden Giddyup mountain bike race. Just to confuse everyone, this week my column is about the Golden Gallup 5 and 10K running race. This one might be a little bit more … more

Photos: Golden Giddyup goes great!

The Golden Giddyup mountain bike race, and associated festival took place Sept. 15. more

Some Democrats on shaky political ground with proposed fracking bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural … more

Help choose Wheat Ridge’s next chief of police

Wheat Ridge recently launched a national search for its next chief of police, following the retirement of Chief Dan Brennan, who had served in that role since 2004. The city has hired Public Sector … more

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it … more

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American … more

Fall beautiful time for finger painting

Fingers make the best painting tools. Bright colored commercial finger paint works just fine and washes out easily from clothes. It is even more fun to finger paint with products you have around the … more

60 years of Jeffco Stadium

Jeffco Stadium will hold a special place in Lakewood High School’s Dylan Ladd’s memories when he looks back on his high school days. Ladd, a senior running back and kicker for the LHS football … more

Pomona football electric in win over Bear Creek

LAKEWOOD — Pomona wasted no time getting its season back on track after a Week 1 loss. Junior Jack Pospisil took the opening kickoff 98 yards to the end zone Friday, Sept. 6, at Jeffco Stadium to … more

Green Mountain softball unable to cool off Chatfield

LAKEWOOD — Chatfield softball coach Jen Lazzeri is handing out bubble gum like it is going out of style this season. “Anytime they get to third base,” Lazzeri said of the new Charger tradition … more

From trails in a dirt lot, to a world-spanning sport

Although I wouldn’t exactly call myself a pioneer of the sport, I can say that my friends and I used to ride our stingray bikes on the trails around Golden well before anyone ever thought of … more

Hope House center for teen moms sets Arvada apart

Six years ago, 6475 Benton St., on the corner of Benton and 64th Avenue, was empty. But come Sept. 5, the location flooded with a bigger crowd than ever before as the community came together to … more

Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. … more

Dance students are feeling the beat in Wheat Ridge

It’s not uncommon for 10-year-old Amy Watson of Broomfield to get goofy and dance around the house. Watson, who is autistic and deaf, has been dancing nearly every week for the past three years at … more

Ridgefest brings together Wheat Ridge community

Bluegrass music, classic cars and art were just the beginning of the fun at Ridgefest, an annual festival held in Wheat Ridge Sept. 7. “It’s really about bringing the community together,” said … more

Archery on target for growing popularity

Archery is challenging, but can also be a way to relax. It’s a social sport, as well as a way for an individual to strive to achieve a personal best. “It gets in your blood,” said Jim Murrow of … more

Letters to the editor: Fighting Alzheimer’s

One in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. My grandma Patti was one of them. I know how devastating it is for the person living with it and everyone around them. My grandma was … more
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