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‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on … more

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief … more

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my … more

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How … more

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on … more

Steady Sabrecats doom Legacy on home field

The Fossil Ridge women were too much for their Legacy opponents Sept. 10, outdoing the Lightning in their home field with three steady innings. The two teams held each other scoreless for three … more

The facts on preventing suicide

Dear Ask a Therapist, I recently learned that Colorado has the tenth highest suicide rate in the country. There must be something community members can do to make a difference, but I don’t have the … more

Using your diet to boost immune system, even during a pandemic

While we all wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, is there something we can do to strengthen our immune system? Many people are talking about how much weight they are gaining during this pandemic but not … more

Something in the water: A key ingredient in Westminster politics

If you enjoy and focus on local history like I do, you know that water has played a key role in Westminster’s political history. There was the “Mothers’ March on City Hall” in the early … more

All aboard: Commuter rail service downtown to debut

Service on RTD’s latest commuter rail corridor is set to kick off Sept. 21, with a limited amount of fanfare but free rides for the week. Thanks to COVID-19 and restrictions on public events, local … more

Chamber celebration offers COVID options

The 2020 version annual gala hosted by the Westminster Chamber of Commerce will try to take individual concerns about COVID-19 into account later this month. “It’s going to be a hybrid — part … more

New use for old county building

For Adams County affordable housing developers, the county’s old Children and Family Services building was in a pretty great location. “The site lent itself to development because the building is … more

Former mayor throws her hat in the ring

Nancy McNally’s problems with the way Westminster is run start with water rates, but they don’t stop there. “There are just so many issues right now, water rates are one of them,” McNally … more

Water rates prompt recall push

Saying they are fed up with high water bills, a group of residents kicked of a recall of three City Councilors and Mayor Herb Atchison Aug. 31. Residents Jessica True, Gary Shea and Deb Teter filed … more

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital … more

A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head … more

New details emerge in case against former Broncos player Cody Latimer

On the night Cory Latimer was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the former Broncos player had become angry after he saw a man at a poker party sitting “uncomfortably … more

Claim that only '6%' of COVID-19 deaths are due to virus misinterprets data

The notion widely shared on social media that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the U.S. COVID-19 death count by 94% — from nearly 154,000 down to just over 9,000 — … more

Colorado to release new 'safer-at-home' COVID-19 framework

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has announced plans to release an updated framework for the state's COVID-19 social-distancing policy that would make counties automatically … more

Parker councilmember out of town since March, away indefinitely (but not resigning)

A Parker town councilmember has been out of the state since March and says she plans to be away until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. more
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