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Cardiac program helps with quality and quantity of life

Toward the end of November, Lakewood resident Frank Albertson began to feel short of breath, tightness in his chest and a lack of energy. His wife urged him to visit a doctor, and he found out that … more

Jeffco schools moves toward opt-out model for Health Kids CO survey

Jefferson County Public Schools will be moving to a passive consent, or opt-out model, for Healthy Kids Colorado surveys moving forward. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the state’s only … more

Arvada camp builds stride bike confidence

As Jordan Crowe rode around the gym at the Apex Simms Street Center, a group of two- to four-year olds followed him on Strider bikes, practicing how to turn. Crowe, the youth sports coordinator for … more

Around the horn on recent news

In honor of the beginning of the Rockies’ Spring Training, with today’s column, I’m just going to go “around the horn.” First base: as a 28-year employee, and, before that, a 12-year … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

Busy play is delightfully illogical

Vintage Theatre looks like a large Edwardian Valentine this month, with three small stages, each draped with puffy red satin drapes. Action in nearly 20 different scenes pops between stages, with … more

Intriguing exhibitions coming to Denver Art Museum

In May, the Denver Art Museum will open an exhibit called “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.” It will feature post-World War II architecture, design and graphics from the museum’s … more

Poetry gatherings in metro area let you go out with your inner self

epression and struggling with her identity put a roadblock in Sophia Manion’s passion for poetry, but when she walked into Blush and Blu, an LGBTQ bar on Colfax Avenue, she found her voice again. … more

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. … more

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we … more

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is … more

New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West … more

Death as your adviser

“. . . use death as your advisor” – Don Juan Strong and unusual words. I just love this thought — it’s loaded with power and knocks your socks off when you first hear it. The power of this … more

Happy Birthday time for Buffalo Bill

I hope everyone had a good President’s Day weekend. The snow kind of dampened my enthusiasm a little bit so I tackled an indoor project that needed to be done and put a pot of chili on the stove. … more

Talking about behavioral health with the Jefferson Center

The Jefferson Center for Mental Health values its community partners. “We all have that common thread in that we all work with people in the county,” said Lori Swanson-Lamm, the director of adult … more

RTD looks at another service cut to end of W Line

At the end of the W Line, people have access to many vital resources — human services, the county commissioners’ offices, courts and licensures and permits, to name a few. “We have unique … more

Jeffco schools plans 1:1 device roll out

In August Jeffco Public Schools will begin getting a touchscreen device into the hands of every student, from fifth grade and up. The initiative will take four years to implement for all fifth-12th … more

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. … more

Meet newest member of city council, David Kueter

Not many people go from thinking about getting into politics to finding themselves on the city council dais without an election, but that's the story of David Kueter, Wheat Ridge's new District 1 … more

Wheat Ridge boys hoops harvests first league title since 2007

WHEAT RIDGE — It only took one basket in the fourth quarter Feb. 14 for Wheat Ridge to end a 12-year drought on the boys basketball court. Senior Blair McVicker’s floater just outside the paint … more
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