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Reporter Stories: Digging into The Farm, Westminster's Uplands Development

Long-time Westminster Window columnist Bill Christopher discusses the Oread Capital's Uplands Development in Westminster, the City Council's Feb. 10 approval and what's next. Read our latest story … more

New Year off to a fast start

It’s not quite Valentine’s Day, 2020, but it seems like a lot has come and gone already in less than 45 days. For example, Americans have gone through a bitter, testy, partisan impeachment … more

New witnesses needed at impeachment trial

While most of us have had our fill of the Trump impeachment proceedings, I cannot figure out an answer to the most fundamental question which keeps nagging me. The President and the Republican … more

Don’t hold your breath on proposed state income tax reduction

With the 2020 State Legislative Session less than a month into the process of making laws, it’s too early to count on any permanent state income tax reduction. Nevertheless, Governor Polis touched … more

Church offers plan to let Westminster rest in peace

There is good news emanating from the Westminster Presbyterian Church. For some, it will fulfill a quest which has gone unheeded for many years. For others, it may be of interest while the remainder … more

A New Year, a new decade: What will 2020 bring?

Hello 2020! The New Year has come upon us whether we are ready for it or not. It’s been looming out there for some time with way too much focus and debate on the Presidential election. These are … more

A peek in Santa’s bag for Christmas 2019

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, toys in all the stores...” (or on-line). Of course, we know how close it is to Christmas. We have had Black Friday, Cyber Monday and who knows what … more

A right step to support faith based temporary housing

As we have witnessed, homelessness reached the Denver suburbs a few years ago and has grown to a level that it was noticeable. Now, local governments have started to take small steps to tackle the … more

Is the death knell of newspapers around the corner?

We have all seen, read and heard about the fate of newspapers in America. Right here in the Denver metro area we have seen the demise of the Rocky Mountain News, the cancerous shrinkage of the Denver … more

A statewide effort to manage growth along the Front Range

The idea of imposing growth constraints among counties and cities along the Front Range of Colorado has been bubbling up as far back to 2018. Golden resident Daniel Hayes has the idea that growth … more

New faces on city council but will the direction change?

It’s a wrap on the 2019 municipal and school board elections. The election judges did their job, the ballots have been counted and the winners were declared — with the exception of the Aurora … more

Local minimum wage setting is a bad idea

On the surface, it may seem like a good idea to allow each local municipality to have the authority to raise the minimum wage in its community. We all know how living costs in the Denver metro area … more

A positive force serving the needs in Adams County

Adams County and the municipalities within the county are blessed to have a strong, caring service provider known as Growing Home. Headquartered in Westminster since 1998, the non-profit organization … more

Sizing them up: How Westminster candidates responded

The countdown is ticking away. City government and school board candidates (except Westminster Public Schools) are hustling around with last minute door knocking, handing out campaign literature, … more

A primer on pacing: Westminster’s growth management plan

I’ve written before about cities and counties in the northwest quadrant of the Denver metro area not having growth management plans or controls. I said that Westminster was included in my statement … more

Extinguishing some rumors on the Pillar of Fire land

The development proposal involving the 235 acres (“The Farm”) owned by the Pillar of Fire Church, which is for the most part between 84th and 88th avenues and between Lowell and Federal … more

Tees or trails? Policy issues pertaining to open space program

In last week’s column, I highlighted the successful Parks, Open Space and Trails program the Westminster city council and city staff have guided and administered since voters approved it in 1985. … more

Westminster’s open space program: then and now

Probably the most popular program the City of Westminster has ever implemented is the open space land and trails acquisition program which was initiated to cope with accelerated land development back … more

Will Republicans finally see the merit of gun control measures?

First, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way to save my Republican friends some time and heart-burn. Will gun control measures stop all mass shootings? Of course not. Will they help in reducing … more
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