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Long road to recovery, but Colorado Mills reopens after six months

Six months after a devastating hailstorm closed its doors, Colorado Mills Mall is reopening — at least partially — just in time for the holiday season. The mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave, opens to …
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Theatrical options for the holiday season

The holidays mean something different to everyone, but if there’s one thing that most can agree on, it is that they should be spent with the people who mean the most to us. And as far as activities go for the holidays, few are better than …
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Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and …
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Remembering Roy Halladay, a hometown all-star

The hard work and determination Roy Halladay brought to his athletics is something Jeff Legault, baseball coach at Dakota Ridge High School, teaches to his players daily. As an assistant coach at Arvada West High School in the early 1990s, …
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    • Honoring those who served

      Red Rocks Community College celebrated Veteran’s Day early, with a flag raising ceremony in the main atrium of the school on Nov. 9. Members of the Wheat Ridge Recruiting Company posted the colors at an empty table, to symbolize POWs and MIA soldiers.

    • Development concerns helped define city council race

      It will come as a surprise to no one who has been listening to the complaints of residents at city council and public events that development was a major factor in the Nov. 7 city council election. “When I was out, the neighbors told me what …

    • Leadership stays the same for Jeffco Public Schools

      Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell keep their seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education, having won re-election Nov. 7. The three incumbents were elected following the recall of the board majority in 2015. Two challengers, …

    • Health department takes a look at food insecurity in Jeffco

      More than 100 Jefferson County community members and representatives from local organizations attended an all-day conference on food insecurity on Nov. 9, which was put on by Jefferson County Public Health. “It’s unacceptable that anybody in …

    • Thornton legislator sorry for causing pain

      DENVER (AP) — After initially saying that he hadn’t done anything wrong or criminal, a Colorado state legislator accused of sexually harassing a fellow lawmaker and other women said Saturday he is sorry for causing them pain. In his initial …