Barricade at Motel 6 in Thornton ends after 19.5 hours
After a 19.5-hour-long standoff at the Motel 6 in Thornton, law enforcement peacefully ended a barricade situation. After 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, the department arrested two suspects who …

Eastcreek Farm zoning amendment tests Thornton’s newer goal to diversify housing

After a three hour long public hearing at a March 23 meeting, Thornton City Council passed a controversial zoning amendment for the Eastcreek Farm subdivision in north Thornton with a 5-3 vote. Mayor …

Sports
Skyview gets partial break in basketball reclassification

Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …

Standley Lake boys in driver’s seat in 4A Jeffco after OT win

ARVADA — Four games in five days … no problem for Standley Lake’s boys soccer team. The Gators finished off four victories from April 6 to April 10 on Saturday at the North Area Athletic …

Girls volleyball: Fort Collins beats Horizon

Fort Collins beat Horizon 25-20, 18-25, 25-14, 25-19 in Front Range League play April 9 in Thornton. It was the Hawks' first loss of the season in seven starts. No stats were available for either …

News

Tri-County Health talks how summer events will look amid virus

As the whirlwind of changes to public health restrictions in the Denver metro area continues, residents may be wondering what it all means for summer events and gatherings as public health officials …

Life

Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …

Sports

More chances for Season D sports teams?

There could be more, not less games for students participating in the so-called Season D sports …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …

Opinions on changing rules for special council elections

In my opinion, there are a lot more issues that warrant Westminster City Council candidate responses than just water rates and water supply. Voters deserve more information and insight on where …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
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