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North metro transit groups celebrate their customers

Morning commuters boarding the light rail at Westminster Station got a sweet surprise on Sept. 20.  Representatives from the Regional Transportation District and Commuting Solutions handed out granola bars and program information as part of a customer appreciation event.  The agencies also marked the launch of a new fare structure and a program that allows…

Adams County honors employee Dale Snyder

Building technician has been keeping county buildings running since 2018 County officials gave hearty congratulations to the person who keeps the city buildings running at a Sept. 13 luncheon. Adams County Building Maintenance Technician Dale Snyder was named the Adams County Employee of all-Season recognition for his dedication to maintaining the buildings’ core internal operations,…

Youth shelter approved in Thornton

Community Reach Center, DA’s office, Thornton PD to help mitigate ‘time on street’ Thanks to a multi-agency effort, Thornton will soon be home to a shelter for displaced youth.  Operators say the 10-bed facility will provide life-changing help for many, even as it addresses only a fraction of the existing needs. Community Reach Center will…


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Several local players dazzle in Rocky Mountain Showdown

What a game. What a weekend. What a spectacle. And several local players were part of it all. Legions of fans, celebrities, sportswriters, photographers, camera crews and people just wanting to witness the pageantry descended on Boulder the week of Sept. 16 for the 92nd Rocky Mountain Showdown between in-state rivals Colorado and Colorado State.…

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Column: ‘Thoughtful Intuition’ exhibit will run until January

Denver-based Japanese artist Taiko Chandler has installed a new exhibit at the Littleton Museum called “Thoughtful Intuition,” which runs through Jan. 7, 2024. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission is free. There will be a…

Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of the year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling leaves and hearty foods, it’s my duty to round up some of the best ways to welcome fall.  The spirit of…

Column: A Seussical musical at Lakewood Culture Center

It may not be a “proper” word, but when someone describes something as Seussian, you basically know what it means. Dr. Seuss is famous the world over for the fantastical and surreal worlds he created and populated with characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Lorax. 

Column: Making ’Beautiful’ music at the Arvada Center

For those who are unfamiliar, a jukebox musical is a show that features tunes most audiences are familiar with. And that kind of show is practically made for “Beautiful,” the story of singer, songwriter and all-around legend Carole King. 


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