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Wilbur Flachman: A man for all seasons

We recently lost a good friend, outstanding Rotarian, successful businessman, active Westminster community supporter, husband, father, grandfather and a lot of other descriptors. He wore a lot of … more

Photo: Protesting the chamber

Sign-holding residents from Westminster group Save the Farm protest Oread Capital and the proposed Uplands Development at the entrance of the Denver Marriott Westminster on Church Range Boulevard on … more

Westminster schedules water utility reviews

Westminster’s deep dive into the water utilities, water rates and how costs are figured out will kick off Oct. 8 with the first of a series of virtual meetings. “Our facilitator has proposed an … more

The art of selective public information

What exactly is “the art of selective public information?” It’s a phrase that I have coined after observing the City of Westminster’s so-called “public information” operations. As you … more

The man who opened the Window has died

A longtime mainstay of the Denver Metro Area publishing scene and founder of the Westminster Window, Wilbur Flachman died last week at the age of 83, following complications from pancreatic cancer. … 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

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

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

My name is... Doug Hall

I’m originally from Kentucky. I was raised in small town about 80 miles south of Louisville. I met a young lady through a friend’s sister. The young lady’s father was in the U.S. Army at Ft. … more

Westminster won’t turn to cannabis for financial woes

If Westminster is facing a COVID-19 bred financial crisis, City Councilors said they’re not sure that allowing cannabis sales is the right answer. Westminster staff brought proposals to the … more

Westminster RISE effort sounds like its worthy

We are familiar with the old cliche “You can’t judge a book by looking at its cover.” Well, the saying is applicable again for me with regard to a new initiative that the City of Westminster … more

Letter to the Editor: Uplands is high-density

Uplands is high-density Thank you, Mr. Christopher, for bringing up how much of the West is now in a drought (8/20/20 edition). We are feeling the effects from weeks of high temperatures and zero … more

On-line or in person, Westminster students go back to school

Some 8,700 Westminster students returned to the classroom Aug. 20, some online and most in person. “It’s been a great day, and we’ve been all over the district,” Dr. Pam Swanson, … more

Women on walls: Mural artists take over Hooker block

The blocks south of 72nd and Hooker in Westminster got a whole lot more interesting to look at after a group of 28 mural artists descended on the area. Babe Walls, a first-time festival of mural art, … more

Westminster to take more time with 2021 budget

Westminster will tack on another five weeks to review and approve a spending plan for 2021, councilors agreed August 3. “We are in extraordinary times, and there is a reason we have made an … more

Remembering Vi June, Westminster mayor

Vi June, Westminster's first woman mayor, long-time political voice and newspaper columnist, died Saturday Aug. 15 surrounded by family. She was 88 years old. … more

Strategic speaking: Is Westminster still the ‘next urban center’?

Like most of us, I’m always looking for a silver lining in any situation that tends to be negative or lacks much hope or improvement. Well, a silver lining came out of the recent Westminster City … more

My Name Is... Heather Waters

Trickling to Thornton I grew up in Thornton. My parents still live here. [I love a]ll the beautiful open spaces and bike trails. After high school I worked for the parks department, utilities as a … more

Adams County open space projects to share $4.9 million

A series of 19 open space projects throughout Adams County — including one in Westminster and three in Thornton — will split $4.9 million in grants from a county program. Projects include new … more
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