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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…

Calm versus the storm in Brighton Council Ward 4 mail-in runoff

The two remaining candidates for the open Ward 4 seat on the Brighton City Council might not agree on a lot, but they do agree on how they’d differ if they are elected. “If they want a disruptor, if they want somebody that’s going to turn the city on its ear, maybe Kitty is a…

Chosen family celebrated at Adoption Day

Adams County Human Services lead adoption case worker, Christie Talkington said she couldn’t have found a better place to start than with the Pedrozas. The Adams County family of seven grew by two more Nov. 16, formalizing their adoption of Kylie, 8, and Aliyah,11, in a ceremony at the Adams County Human Services and 17th…

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Frederick’s Ishmael explodes for record accolades in 2023 season 

When your season stats include nearly 2,800 passing yards and 29 touchdowns, over 800 rushing yards and seven touchdowns — numbers that put him atop the heap in Class 3A and second among all Colorado football players (according to MaxPreps) and top 100 in the nation — someone is going to take notice. Frederick’s junior…

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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…

Coming Attractions: Explore the Mysteries of the Ice Ages at DMNS

There’s just something so fascinating about the Ice Age – it’s a world so foreign and so familiar at the same time.  Visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., can explore that far off time with the new exhibit, Mysteries of the Ice Ages, which opens on Friday, Oct. 20.   “This area…

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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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WinterFest brings magic to Thornton

Thornton’s WinterFest — a family-focused holiday celebration highlighted this year by fireworks and drone displays — returns Dec. 8-10 to Carpenter Park, 11000 Colorado Blvd. During WinterFest, the city creates a holiday village on the park’s playing fields, with structures that include Santa’s house, an elves’ cottage, a reindeer hospital and a gingerbread house, all…

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