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Local cat shelter looks out for forgotten members of the Jeffco feline community

The Cat Cares Society, a nonprofit Lakewood cat shelter, recently won a four-star rating for its work as a nonprofit.  Charity Navigator has designated Cat Cares Society, located at 5787 W. 6th Ave. in Lakewood as a “Give with Confidence” charity for “using donations effectively.” The designation is a boon for Cat Cares society, however,…

North metro transit groups celebrate their customers

Morning commuters boarding the light rail at Westminster Station got a sweet surprise on Sept. 20.  Representatives from the Regional Transportation District and Commuting Solutions handed out granola bars and program information as part of a customer appreciation event.  The agencies also marked the launch of a new fare structure and a program that allows…

United Power powers up Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy partners with United to provide low-carbon, renewable electricity Colorado’s Xcel Energy will combine efforts with electric cooperative United Power to provide low-carbon, renewable electricity for its members in the North, the two companies announced.  United Power and Xcel signed into a strategic partnership to combine efforts to expand a carbon-neutral portfolio meant to…


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Homecoming victory: Ralston Valley defeats Valor Christian on 2-point conversion

On a warm fall night in Arvada, the Valor Christian Eagles took the field against the Ralston Valley Mustangs, who were celebrating their homecoming week on their home field at the North Area Athletic Complex. The Mustangs would make history Sept. 21.  For the first time ever against the Eagles, Ralston Valley galloped away victorious…

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Hitting a high note: After weathering the pandemic, Golden Concert Choir sees major growth

All summer, the Golden Concert Choir hosted a thorough recruitment campaign. The group participated in Buffalo Bill Days and had a booth at the Golden Farmers Market one weekend. Members posted flyers at local coffee shops and breweries and promoted the choir online. This month, the group has seen the fruit of its labor with…

Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of the year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling leaves and hearty foods, it’s my duty to round up some of the best ways to welcome fall.  The spirit of…

Column: A Seussical musical at Lakewood Culture Center

It may not be a “proper” word, but when someone describes something as Seussian, you basically know what it means. Dr. Seuss is famous the world over for the fantastical and surreal worlds he created and populated with characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Lorax. 

Column: Making ’Beautiful’ music at the Arvada Center

For those who are unfamiliar, a jukebox musical is a show that features tunes most audiences are familiar with. And that kind of show is practically made for “Beautiful,” the story of singer, songwriter and all-around legend Carole King. 


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Column: Almost bilked

I admit it. I got scammed, and it nearly cost me my life savings.


Letter: Nonpartisan Elections

For politicians running in local elections as the political season gets underway, please tell us what party you represent. There…

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