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Brighton volunteer receives a presidential honor

Brighton resident Kathleen Pierz received her fourth 2022 Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her years working with the nonprofit ShelterBox to help those impacted by war or natural disasters. “It is nice to be recognized, but no one volunteers for the accolades – we do it to make a real difference in the lives of…

Weld Republican makes pitch to replace Caraveo

Scott James said Wednesday his vast experience in local government will help him break through the glitzy quagmire that has swallowed federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C. “People are tired of the show, they want somebody who can get things done,” said James, currently a Weld County Commissioner. James is running for the Republican nomination to…

Card skimmers target Brighton grocers

Card skimmer thefts have gotten brazen in the last few weeks, hitting two Brighton King Soopers. Multiple calls to the Brighton Police reported finding a skimmer placed over a standard register and another fitting over a card terminal at the self-checkout. The Brighton King Soopers stores at 500 E. Bromley Lane and at 100 North…




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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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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…

Local LIFE

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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