Colorado state revenue expected to rise, give budget a boost
Record-high oil production, rising wages and the anticipated benefits of the new federal tax law will inject hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado's tax collections, giving lawmakers a …

Arvada firefighter charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

An Arvada Firefighter is charged with nine counts of sexual exploitation of children after investigators found that he allegedly sent and received inappropriate images through a messaging app.

Hilton celebrates first birthday in Arvada

Arvada’s first hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Arvada, celebrated its first birthday March 15 with cake for the community. “I think our first year went exceptionally well,” said Jim Burkett, …

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to …


Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. …


Alameda Gateway wins photo contest

The Alameda Gateway Community Association won Downtown Colorado Inc.'s Crushing on Colorado photo contest with its photo “Kisses for Lakewood Cultural Center.” As the winner, Alameda Gateway gets …


Jefferson County Standout Performers: Week of March 22

Max Allen, GoldenThe senior went 5-for-5, scored three runs and had two runs batted in during a 14-6 baseball win over Conifer on March 15. Sage Schaller, Green MountainIn the 6-0 baseball win …

Winning Words

Listen first, respond second, and do both with great care

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons that I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically I have …
Winning Words

The hardest things in life could well be the easiest things in life

While facilitating a workshop for a corporate client, I asked the class a simple question. I asked them this, “What is the hardest thing about getting on an elevator?” As I looked out at the …
Quiet Desperation

Sometimes when all seems good, that really is the case

If it’s on the floor, it’s on the menu. If it’s near the floor, it’s on the menu. Who would drink toilet water if he could reach it? No, it’s not: 1. A Republican, or 2. A Democrat. Who …
Financial Strategies

Good financial advice that applies to any age

Investors may be puzzled by current market and economic news. After a long run that appears to have had virtually no volatility, February and March showed market swings never seen before in the …
A Colorado Community Media editorial

Editorial: Even in Colorado, we could all use more sunshine

Local governments, law enforcement agencies, school districts and other taxpayer-funded entities are sharing more information than ever with the public, thanks to the internet. Want information on a …
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