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A tale of pain, addiction and change

America’s current problem with opioid drugs and addiction had many causes, according to author Sam Quinones, but really one solution. “The antidote is not naloxone, it’s community,” Quinones … more

Festival of Lights begins

Members of Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver gathered Dec. 12 at the Orchard Town Center for the first night of Hannukah, the eight night Jewish festival of lights. The celebration included … more

Thornton Police hiring effort continues

Another 11 recruits should put the Thornton Police Department closer to the staffing level it set last year, Chief Randy Nelson said. It could be a few months, however, before the newest recruits, … more

My Name Is... Mark Robert Czanderna

About me I am an officer of The Salvation Army. I like filling gaps where unmet needs are in our community. When my family returned from doing 10 years of independent missionary work in China, I was … more

A peek inside Santa’s toy shop

On Dec. 11, the Action Center kicked off its annual Santa Shop with a crowd of hundreds on hand to pick out toys for their children. Over the ensuing six days, more than 3,500 low income parents … more

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

Intern’s sexual harassment claim not true, state senator says

A former state House intern has filed a formal complaint accusing state Sen. Jack Tate of sexual harassment, and Tate said he has no recollections of any interactions with such House employees. “I … more

Budget shortfall shutters Arapahoe House

A growing substance abuse problem but a lack of money to combat it has caught up with Denver-area treatment program Arapahoe House, forcing it close effective Jan. 2. “It's less about Arapahoe … more

Glass: What makes a great school in Jeffco

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

Downing wins Ward 2 Northglenn seat

The question of who will sit in Northglenn’s Ward 2 City Council chair was finally settled Dec. 5, with former Mayor Joyce Downing edging out opponent Danielle Henry. It wasn’t anything either … more

School expansions breaking ground for Adams 12

Adams 12 Five Star School District won’t wait for classes to end at two Westminster elementary schools, breaking ground on big expansions at the Arapahoe Ridge and Cotton Creek schools Dec. 18 and … more

Cool heads needed for Westminster dispatch service

The Westminster Police department is looking for people with calm demeanors, a reassuring speaking voice and good phone skills to fill some vacant slots at the emergency dispatch department. “One … more

Migration out of Colorado reaches record in 2016

A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New annual figures from the bureau’s American Community Survey show that Colorado saw its … more

Woman accused of hitting cop with car suspected in rash of crimes

The woman accused of hitting a Littleton police officer with a stolen car in June had been arrested in connection with or suspected of crimes in three incidents earlier in the year, police and court … more

Traffic box mural project needs artists

Local artists are invited to think Outside the Box to help transform Thornton’s traffic utility boxes from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art. Fifteen artists or … more

Agency seeks artist to create large-scale mural

Large-scale outdoor art that has a strong visual impact is being sought for the Margaret Carpenter Park Amphitheater. The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council will commission an artist who … more

Margaret Carpenter remembered for years of service to city

Margaret Carpenter, Thornton’s longest-serving mayor, was remembered by city officials as a true backer of the city’s fortunes. “It is hard to say goodbye to a good friend, a person who loved … more
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