Possible closure ahead for Allendale Elementary
Families of students at Allendale Elementary recently received a letter from the school’s principal and several District officials, including Interim Superintendent, Kristopher Schuh, informing …

Luncheons resume for Rocky Flats retirees

Nuclear Care Partners — a national advocacy group that helps connect atomic workers and uranium miners to available benefits and in-home care - has resumed hosting in-person luncheons for Rocky …

Rheinlander Bakery under new ownership

For the first time in its 57-year history, ownership of Arvada’s fabled Rheinlander Bakery will be passed on from the bakery’s founding family. Loren Naftz — who has served as Rheinlander’s …

A quiet peer becomes an accused murderer

Ahmad Alissa, charged with 10 counts of murder in the March 22 mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, left conflicting memories of a quiet teen prone to outbursts of anger at Arvada West High …

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …

Elevations Credit Union foundation launches victim assistance fund

In response to the March 22 mass shooting in Boulder, Elevations Credit Union’s foundation launched a fund that aims to assist the families of the victims. The Elevations Foundation will be …

Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosting employment law webinar series

Colorado’s slow-burning emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a slew of questions about how to safely return to the workplace. To help local employers answer some of these questions, …

Training for tragedy

The March 22 mass shooting in Boulder that claimed the lives of 10 people, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, was the seventh such incident in Colorado since 1993. Gun violence has become …

News

Jefferson County Good News Breakfast virtual event April 20

Annual Jeffco Good News Event Set for Tues., April 20, 2021 This year’s event will be virtual   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO April 6, 2021 – Due to the ongoing risk of the …
Masjid Ikhlas in Northglenn, CO. The mosque, seen by many as a community hub, has been the focus of protests in recent years. In response, various community partners have rallied around the mosque to denounce the protesting.

Unity outlasts division at Masjid Ikhlas amidst years of protests

Masjid Ikhlas opened the doors of its two-story building in 1999. Through the mosque doors and up a short flight of stairs is a lobby with a rack to place shoes on. Turn left and through the hallway …

'In-person learning is here to stay'

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community last week. “In-person learning is here to …
Tri-County Health Department is partnering with Douglas County as the county searches for a new way to deliver public health services.

Tri-County board approves one-month extension to COVID dial

The Tri-County Health Department's board of health voted to extend a modified version of the state's dial framework for one month during an April 8 meeting, impacting Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas …
Principal Chris Page greets students at Highlands Ranch High School as they return for the first day of 100% in-person learning in DCSD last month.   As of April 9, Highlands Ranch High School has avoided a COVID-19 shutdown, though several other schools in the district have not been so fortunate.

Outbreaks hit Douglas County Schools amid in-person learning

Roughly two weeks following the start of full, in-person learning at Douglas County secondary schools, the health department temporarily shut down one high school amid multiple outbreaks in its …
Life
Carol and Tom Newsom of Evergreen have spent their lives as artist. Carol uses watercolors and Tom paints using the gouache painting technique.

Painting for the people: Art is in Evergreen’s Tom and Carol Newsom’s blood

It is likely that most residents here unknowingly have some of Carol and Tom Newsom’s artwork in their homes. If by some odd chance their art isn’t in your home, then you’ve seen …
Coming Attractions

Biennial of Americas encourages artistic grieving process

The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
Lys (Lilium musicum) from FlorDali, 1968, photolithograph with original engraved remarque and color.

A playful exhibit of surrealism and botanical illustrations

Oftentimes, art can be a connector between science and nature. “Art can talk to people in a lot of ways that data cannot,” said Lisa Eldred, director of exhibitions and head curator of art at the …
A group of youth write during a Phoenix Rising workshop in a previous year. Art from Ashes is conducting its workshops virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to return to in-person once it’s safe to do so.

Young people ‘are at the heart of everything we do’

When Daniella Riggio first got involved with Art from Ashes about five ago, she was a homeless teen struggling with mental health issues. Today, the 22-year-old serves as a youth ambassador for Art …
Coming Attractions

Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. …
Sports

Skyview gets partial break in basketball reclassification

Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …

Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
Andrea Doray
alchemy

What I can do today

If you didn’t receive a text from me last Sunday, you’re not alone. I didn’t send any … not because of a purposeful or even conscious decision, but because the time slipped …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
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