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Pedal power

Cyclists could be seen peddling furiously along city’s bike lanes and on paved trails weaving through the region’s open spaces during Bike To Work Day, celebrated nationwide June 22 and throughout the north metro region. The cities of …
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Celebrating the Fourth with festivals, fireworks

A look at some of the Fourth of July events and happenings in the North Metro region.
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Bid for marathon bowling record derailed

An apparently unthinking and selfish action sabotaged Todd Wessels’ effort to break the Guinness world record for a 10-pin bowling marathon. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Englewood donated the use of the lane and other support to Wessels’ …
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Sculpting a vision of culture

Banking on the success of Northglenn’s Art on Parade program, a city arts foundation last week dedicated a new sculpture garden as a focal point of culture and beautification — and business — for the north metro region. The City of …
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Seriously Sousa

The Thornton Community Band, which has put on free band concerts for the community since 2008, kicked off this season’s Summer Concert Series at Carpenter Park with a serious dose of Souza — John Phillip, that is. The band, next performing …
  • Local headlines

    • 7th District candidate highlights local connections

      George Athanasopoulos, the Republican candidate for the 7 Congressional District, is aware of his image as a political outsider — and considers it a good thing. “Look at where all these experienced politicians have gotten us,” said the …

    • Coffee with Vickie Ricord

      This week, I sat down with Vickie Ricord, the new(ish) public relations and development director for the Court Appointed Special Advocates — CASA — of Adams and Broomfield counties. Just more than a year after moving from Louisiana to Westminster, the mother of two talked about what it’s like to have the full support of community in terms of advocating, and the things she loves about her new home (hint: outdoors), as well as what she misses about her old one (hint: crawfish).

    • No charges filed in officer-involved shooting

      No charges will be filed against three Thornton police officers who earlier this year shot and killed an Adams County man who fired upon officers first. In a June 22 letter to Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson, 17 Judicial District Attorney Dave …

    • Legal pot sparks debate over clubs

      Legal marijuana is giving Colorado a stinky conundrum. Visitors can buy the drug, but they can’t use it in public. Or in a rental car. Or in most hotel rooms. The result is something marijuana advocates and opponents feared — people toking up …

    • Youth pot use reportedly not up after legalization

      Marijuana use among Colorado high schoolers has not increased since legalization, the state health department reported recently in a new batch of youth survey results. The 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado survey of about 17,000 middle and high school …

  • More from the region

    • LGBT youth struggle with mental health

      Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in Colorado are more likely to plan or attempt suicide than their peers, according to results of a biennial health survey released this week. While past surveys have revealed similarly worrisome …

    • ‘Coming Home’ focuses on housing discussion

      While Westminster City Council’s “Coming Home Day” proclamation at a recent council meeting served as a good a sign the city is conscious of concerns over affordable housing, it was the ensuing testimony which gave gravity to those …

    • Hyland Hills Foundation tourney slated

      One of the region's largest golf tournament benefiting area youth is coming soon to the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills in Westminster. The Hyland Hills Foundation Tournament will take place July 15, with proceeds benefiting area …

    • Adams County news in a hurry

      Adams County recognized for 2 programs The National Association of Counties last week presented Adams County with two Achievement Awards in two separate categories. Both the Graffiti Program and Open Space Sales Tax Program were recognized by the …

    • 20-year sentenced handed down for Adams County murder

      A man was sentenced last week to serve 20 years in prison for the murder last July of an Adams County man. Shaun Jeff Snow, 35, was sentenced in Adams County Court to serve 20 years in prison for shooting and killing Casey Griego at Griego’s …

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