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Plan for York & 144th retail space in Thornton approved

Thornton City Council unanimously approved the conceptual site plan for a five-building retail space in north Thornton. The plan is for the seven-acre parcel on the northeast corner of 144th Avenue … more

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper … more

Kokoro holds fundraiser to counter anti-Asian hate

Kokoro, a Japanese restaurant with locations in University Hills and Arvada, has launched a fundraising campaign aimed at contributing to organizations that oppose anti-Asian hate. The restaurant … more

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL … more

Colorado Community Media staffers win 19 SPJ awards

Colorado Community Media staff members won 19 awards in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, a regional contest that includes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The contest is … more

Aiming for a big difference out of little change

If enough people put pollinator friendly plants in their yard, the world could change. Or at least the Denver metro region, said Brad Kuhn, owner of Finding Nectar Nursery in Westminster. The new … more

Westminster comprehensive plan moves away from ‘next urban center’

The city of Westminster is giving the public time to offer input on the draft of its comprehensive plan, though it says the document already reflects the public sentiment in major ways. The new … more

Uplands developers says project ‘a catalyst’

Jeff Handlin thinks Uplands Colorado will yield a net benefit, not detriment, for its neighbors. Some critics of the proposed 233-acre development in south Westminster say it will drastically change, … more

Save the Farm group prepares for decisive year

It wasn’t long after residents learned about the proposed Uplands development when they gathered at the Irving Street Library in July 2019 to form a local activist group, Save the Farm. Twenty … more

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 … more

Talnua Distillery celebrates two years of keeping Irish tradition alive

Nestled in an industrial corner of Sheridan Boulevard and Ralston Road in Arvada lies a bustling distillery keeping the tradition of Irish single pot still whiskey alive. Talnua Distillery was … more

Serving lawfully? Questions about corporate authority in Thornton subdivision

It might not be obvious that the sprawling residential construction site near Holly Street and East 144th Avenue in Thornton is also a local government: the Willow Bend Metropolitan District, … more

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap … more

For more than 30 years, spanning two generations, Namiko’s has endured

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a story about a landmark Arvada eatery and how it has dealt with the challenges of the pandemic. Part II will be published in next week’s edition. In Arvada, … more

Adams Co. economic summit tries to keep spirits high

The pandemic might have done damage, but the future looks bright, was the message the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) sought to send at the State of the Region event on March 4. … more

New Westminster co-op hopes to get more people on solar

Westminster, a place in the metro area city that is already a hub for solar power, hopes to power more homes with a new co-op. Organized by the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN), the co-op is an … more

Windmill maker lays off 280 from Brighton factory

Projected changes to the wind energy market will impact Brighton right away as a maker of wind turbine blades announced it would lay off 280 from its Weld County plant. Danish-based manufacturer … more

Study rates Westminster near top in apartment growth

A recent RENTCafé study said Westminster is #3 in Colorado and #20 in the country for the number of new apartments built in a city in the last five years. Though some might celebrate it, many in the … more

New Tattered Cover ownership helps save Westminster store

Tattered Cover Bookstore is starting off 2021 with a renewed energy about its project in Westminster. The company expects to open its fifth location in Downtown Westminster by late spring, early … more

Despite COVID-19 toll, city optimistic about Downtown Westminster in 2021

The city of Westminster hopes to make up for its 2020 losses in Downtown Westminster. City officials expect a new hotel, and new apartments and retailers to go online this year. The businesses will … more
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