Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. Or, in this case, that little spot in between it all, Federal Heights.
This week, I talked to Jacqueline Halburnt, city manager of the smallest and coziest of the North Metro cities, Federal Heights. Finding herself in the “big city” for the first time since moving from Ohio more than two decades ago, Halburnt — who lives in Thornton — discussed her adventures as city manager, and how she’s continued to grow along with and beside the region she now calls home.
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Wendy Hightower, 35 and eight months pregnant, sat on the grass near a small gray and bronze headstone adorned with trinkets of family life - a snow globe from Disney World, a ceramic Easter bunny, shiny pinwheels that spin in a breeze.
As she had done almost every day for two years, Wendy talked to her daughter, Madison, an exuberant 2-year-old who had died suddenly from an E. coli infection.
Two Colorado tolling authorities made it onto the national top 10 list of toll roads throughout the country receiving the highest increase in traffic volume in 2015, according to a report from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.
Air quality in Denver improved slightly during the past year, according to the 2016 “State of the Air” report from the American Lung Association. But hold off on organizing the parade.
Kamia Bradley has so much going for her.
The poised 17-year-old will graduate from Denver’s East High School next month and set off on a trip to Ghana with the school’s choir in June. Next fall, she plans to go to college in Denver or Arizona. She started flying lessons last summer and dreams of being a pilot.
Northglenn police officers Preston Young and Chelsey Crawford were presented Lifesaving awards April 25 at the Northglenn City Council meeting by North Metro Fire Rescue District Lt. John Daugherty and Fire Chief Dave Ramos.
Adams 14 Superintendent Pat Sanchez, who has led the school district through a turnaround effort for nearly four years, has been named sole finalist for a superintendent post in the Bay Area.
Men, it’s time to freshen up that underwear drawer. Throw away those old boxers with more holes than fabric and elastic holding on by way of divine intervention and head to a place where there is no dress code — the Internet.
A company claiming a fresh approach to an old favorite recently signed on its first Colorado franchisees.
Thornton residents Kevin and Michelle Hansen are set to open Colorado’s first Your Pie, the originator of the “down-the-line brick oven concept,” with existing locations in Virginia, Ohio, Georgia and Florida.
The Adams County Board of Commissioners, Adams County Economic Development, Colorado Enterprise Fund and the North Metro Small Business Development Center have partnered to create the Adams County Microloan Fund, with starting capital of $1 million, the largest in the metro area.