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Thornton is doubling down on efforts to tap into water critical to city growth

In the latest effort to tap into water it already owns — a supply critical to its future growth — officials in Thornton have resubmitted plans for a proposed pipeline. The plan, sent to neighboring Larimer County in late November, would cut several miles from the line in an effort to ease concerns that doomed…

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…

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…



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Green Mountain boys basketball grinds out win at Paul Davis Classic

Austin Beeson would have rather been getting ready to play in the Class 3A football championship instead of playing a basketball game Thursday night. Beeson — defensive back/receiver for Green Mountain’s football team — was instead back on the court after the Rams’ heartbreaking semifinal loss to Lutheran last Saturday at Jeffco Stadium. “It was…

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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…

Coming attractions: Pay tribute to 10th Mountain Division at History Colorado

There are all kinds of stories that get forgotten in the fog of war, stories that need to be retold to give those who served the respect they deserve.   That’s the ethos behind Winter Warriors, the History Colorado Center’s, 1200 Broadway in Denver, latest exhibition, which is a tribute to World War II’s 10th…


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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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