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Brighton lights city tree

Mayor Greg Mills, flanked by city councilors, noted that it took a few tries to light the Founders Plaza Christmas tree in 2022. As the assembled crowd finished their countdown in 2022, the tree failed to light the first time and the second. That didn’t happen this year. The city closed the intersection of Main…

Thornton presents plan to ease traffic bottleneck on 104th Avenue

With basic designs for widening the 104th Avenue bottleneck between Colorado Boulevard in Thornton and Highway 85 complete, work now begins to find money for complete designs and begin actual construction on the project. “We don’t have funding to design the whole extent, but what we have can help us get more grants,” said Thornton…

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…




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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…

Starting the Season: A guide to kickstarting the 2023 holidays in Adams County

From Santa sightings to winter festivals, there are plenty of events around the region to get you into the holiday mood. Whether you’re in Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Brighton or Fort Lupton, there’s plenty to see and do. Here’s Colorado Community Media’s list of the ones not to miss, organized by date. Dec. 1 Thornton Santa…

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…

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…


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Letter: Support for Carbajal in 27J

In the upcoming election the 27J School Board will have several seats available. Melinda Carbajal certainly is the candidate for…

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How one enterprising electrician made Denver the Christmas capital of the world

Around Christmastime in 1914, David Dwight Sturgeon’s son fell ill and became bedridden. Sturgeon, an electrician who would go on to start the Sturgeon Electric Company, devised a plan to dip light bulbs in red and green paint and string them on a tree outside the family’s home on 34th in Denver. The elder Sturgeon…

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