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Rocky Mountain Metro Airport director makes sudden departure

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Director Paul Anslow has suddenly departed from his post, leaving behind mixed impressions about his management and handling of local issues. Anslow did not return calls seeking comment and airport and local officials are tight-lipped about his Nov. 29 departure, describing it only as a “personnel matter.” Meanwhile, others, who were…

Jury trial begins in Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff murder case

The trial of the man suspected of committing the Sept. 11, 2022 murder of Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff began on Nov. 28 and is scheduled to continue until Dec. 12 in the Jefferson County Courthouse of the First Judicial District.   The suspect, Sonny Almanza, pleaded not guilty to a number of charges including three…



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A nod to behind-the-scenes heroes as fall sports end  

The string-pullers you don’t see on game days are often the unsung heroes of high school sporting events, providing countless essentials for consistently safe and successful seasons.  Those crucial tasks, which include everything from using agronomic science to determine the perfect cut on sports fields, to battling prairie dogs who take up residency on the…

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Arvada Center hosts ‘Cinderella’ this holiday season

The holiday season is a time filled with stories, whether they come in form of traditions long passed down or the fantastical kind we all gather round to hear for another year. For this year, the Arvada Center’s holiday show is a bit of both —Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” “Cinderella is a great holiday show…

Coming Attractions: A myriad of ways to kick off the holiday season

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, with families and friends getting together to share a meal and some great memories. And once dinner is over, what’s next on the itinerary? I have some options that will help you and your loved ones start the season off right.   A…

Coming attractions: Pay tribute to 10th Mountain Division at History Colorado

There are all kinds of stories that get forgotten in the fog of war, stories that need to be retold to give those who served the respect they deserve.   That’s the ethos behind Winter Warriors, the History Colorado Center’s, 1200 Broadway in Denver, latest exhibition, which is a tribute to World War II’s 10th…

From stone to sterling: Meet the artisans shaping the local jewelry scene

The heat of the torch, the smell of pickling solution, the sound of metal on a mandrel and the look of a completed piece are common aspects silversmiths and jewelers in the Denver metro area enjoy about their craft.  Sarah DeAngelo Jewelry: “Southwest, feminine, natural and detailed”  For Englewood business owner and professional jeweler Sarah…


Columns & Opinion

Column: The meaning of life

I enjoy watching “Valley of the Dolls,” a movie based on the novel by Jaqueline Susann. The flick, in my estimation, is…

Column: Unwind after work

Stress has become part of our daily lives thanks to the never-ending demands of work, family and other responsibilities that…


Letter: Principles for public service

Outgoing Arvada Mayor Mark Williams in the Nov. 23 paper offered ten principles for people working in public service. It…

Letter: Land use

There is no doubt that Colorado has grown substantially in the last 10 years. It is also no lie that…

Letter: A new hope in District 2

My wife, Mary, and I have been residents of District 2 in Arvada since the late 1970s. Over the years,…

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