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Union-backed candidates defeat conservative slate in Adams 12

Three women supported by the Adams 12 teachers’ union won board seats by comfortable margins in the November election. Incumbent and board President Lori Goldstein and newcomers Paula Battistelli and Alexis Marsh-Holschen will fill three of the board’s five seats. The three progressive candidates defeated the conservative slate of Ben Helgeson, Rebecca Elmore, and Ken…

New Westminster superintendent says she will keep focus on changing education models

Deputy superintendent Jeni Gotto led Westminster Public Schools as it blazed a national trail in switching to the Competency-Based System of education, a decision that’s transformed the once-struggling school district. As the next superintendent, she plans to continue guiding the district and its students on its unique path — one that many districts across the…



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Prep basketball: Colorado moves closer to implementing a shot clock

Colorado’s high school basketball programs are a bit closer to seeing a shot clock. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors officially recommended the use of a 35-second shot clock, effective in the 2026-2027 school year. This summer, CHSAA’s website said three in five athletic directors and district athletic directors wanted a shot…

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Arts & Culture

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…

Tattered Cover closure takes some shine off Westminster development

The Tattered Cover was a star tenant when it opened in the city’s developing Downtown Westminster. Less than two years later, it’s closing. Tattered Cover, Colorado’s largest independent bookstore, announced this week it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close three of its seven stores. Those include the Downtown Westminster location. The closings…


Columns & Opinion


Upland foes the real heroes

I read the article on the Uplands groundbreaking and cannot believe the hyperbole. Specifically, I am referring to the headline…

Math questions are not sexist

Six candidates running for the three open seats on the Westminster Public Schools Board of Education participated in a candidate…

Favor Westminster school advocates

I have lived inside the boundaries of Westminster Public School (former title School District 50) for over 50 years, trusted…

Local LIFE

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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