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Fireworks return to Lakewood with a Big Boom Bash

After a seven year drought, fireworks returned to Lakewood at its very first Big Boom Bash, held on July 4 at the Jeffco Stadium. The event included children’s activities and games, a community …

Musical brings theater back to Olde Town

Before raising children, Deanna Giles studied theater and music. Now, as an empty-nester, she is getting back to her passion — which led her to write a full-length musical with 16 songs titled, …

Game’s reach goes beyond beach

Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in …

News

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

Life

Toddler Tour de France welcomes hundreds of tiny riders

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers — some still in diapers — will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship July 20 and 21 at Central Park and …

Sports

Area woman set to play against pros

There will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing …

Voices

When grandparents must step in

When because of a variety of serious family problems, grandparents feel they must take over, even adopt grandkids, there are a number of issues to address and places to go for help. First, what all …

Letter to the Editor: Geezer goals

I enjoyed Mary Stobie’s accurate fine points of geezer qualifications (How to be a Geezer, July 5 edition). Strict standards, to say the least. A status I’ve often tried to achieve might be a …

Letter to the Editor: Summer break scrutiny

In paraphrase, ‘Have we not a School Board that lives in a shoe, which has so much money that it knows not what to do?’ In his first year on the job, has Jeffco’s “Million Dollar …

Letter to the Editor: Allowing children on Rocky Flats should be a crime

Scientists and medical doctors around the world have researched the impacts of plutonium and have found significant risks attached to inhaling a microparticle of plutonium, invisible to the human …

About my current sports viewing ... it’s complicated

I have a confession to make. It’s a difficult one, so, please, bear with me. Whew. Here goes. I have been watching the World Cup. There. I said it. I know, I know — I can hear the sneers coming …
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