Anti-racism community groups have sprung up in Jeffco in wake of summer protests

When demonstrations began springing up in cities around the nation in response to the killing of George Floyd, Zenat Shariff Belkin was troubled to find no such protests in her home city of Lakewood. …
Jeffco now has more new COVID-19 cases than ever
Jeffco public health officials are warning residents to exercise caution and avoid gatherings after the county has repeatedly reached new highs for new COVID-19 cases in a two-week period during …

Summertime, and the event planning isn’t that easy

COVID-19 has put the kibosh on most city events in Golden for the time being — but that hasn’t stopped the city from considering what the future of events could look like. On Oct. 15, the city …

COVID-19 cases rising in Jeffco schools

Last week was not a pretty one for Jeffco Public Schools in terms of COVID-19 exposure. In fact, it was a no good, very bad kind of a week — the worst in terms of case numbers that the state's …

Alexis King

Paid for by Alexis King, Democrat for District Attorney

How to keep Halloween happy — and safe

In a year that has already offered far too many tricks and too few treats, Halloween looms like a rotting jack-o’-lantern left out a week too long. What has traditionally been a time of …

Mountain lion encounter sparks three-day closure of Deer Creek Canyon Park

Driving toward the trailhead, the natural beauty of the surroundings, like most of Colorado’s wild spaces, evokes a sense of peace that draws people in. It’s one of the reasons so many of us love …

News

Jeffco organization voting guides

There are several statewide ballot measures this year, and the issues and implications behind each of them are not always immediately apparent.Add to that a long list of potential candidates, and it is easy to see how most of us could use some guidance by a trusted source.

Life

Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …

Sports

No. 1 Dakota Ridge football soars through the rain in win versus Standley Lake

LAKEWOOD — The newly tagged No. 1 football team in Class 4A didn’t have an issue with the new weight on its shoulders Oct. 22. Dakota Ridge — top-ranked 4A team in the CHSAANow.com rankings …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Safeguarding others is the leashed you can do

Large dark dog, running unleashed through front yards, zoomed to the greenbelt trail and out of sight. Way behind, dog’s owner lopes along. Small child on her first bicycle encounters the dog, is …
Norton
Winning Words

Oriented toward action and focused on results

Proactive or reactive. I did or did not. I can or cannot. I will or will not. When we look at those statements quickly, which words resonate with us personally? What I typically see is that people …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …
hitting home

Talking about the core of this acrimony

A couple walks into the marriage counselor’s office and sits down. “Doc, I don’t know what to do any more,” the wife starts in. “I’m miserable.” “I’m miserable, too, Doc,” the …
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