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'He has taken away all the excuses’

Standley Lake sophomore Jack Knight was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an incurable genetic disease that causes muscle weakness and eventually robs patients of their ability to walk, move …
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A ministry of presence

Chaplain Tim Ralph has frequented Parker Adventist Hospital over the past few weeks. He visits Dan Brite, a member of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Impact Unit, and Brite’s wife Christine, a sergeant with the sheriff’s office. On …
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Husband, wife reflect on ‘wonderful life’

The world was a smaller place when Frank Jirkovsky was growing up. As a young man living in rural Nebraska, Jirkovsky thought he knew everyone from his hometown of Milligan and the neighboring town of Tobias. But one day when a car full of …
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Launch Into Learning lands in Colorado

More than 60,000 books were distributed out of Westminster to more than 40 designated local agencies as part of a back-to-school literacy campaign for Colorado school children and their families. As part of the Launch Into Learning program, …
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What a Northglenn teacher learned at space camp

Earlier this summer, a couple hundred teachers got to pretend they were astronauts. Northglenn High School’s Mike Cengia was among them. Cengia teaches math and engineering at Northglenn High, a school with a robust STEM program. STEM — …
  • Local headlines

    • Housing complex on 52nd Place to expand

      Land use approvals dominated the Adams County commissioners public hearing on Sept. 13, specifically the expansion of an existing multi-unit housing development at 1750 W. 52nd Place. Originally approved in 2002, 72 multi-family homes currently …

    • Archdiocese announces new school in Thornton

      The Archdiocese of Denver has announced it will open a new Catholic elementary school in Thornton, to be called Frassati Catholic Academy. “Given the growing Catholic population around Thornton, we desired to offer a new opportunity to help …

    • Two Legacy coaches released after fatal bush crash

      Legacy High School football coaches Wayne Voorhees and Kyle Rider have been released from the hospital after the bus they were riding in crashed on the evening of Sept. 11. A bus carrying members …

    • A few tips for a tech-driven world

      Teenagers are more digitally connected than ever: Three-quarters own or have access to a smartphone, 24 percent go online almost constantly, and 92 percent go online daily, Pew Research Center reports. The digital world is used for a number of …

    • Council approves marijuana stores

      Thornton’s ban on marijuana stores will come to an end after city council narrowly voted to allow retail pot shops into the city. The 5-4 vote came on Aug. 23 inside a packed Thornton City Hall, which was filled with residents who mostly disagreed …

  • More from the region

    • 8 new CASA volunteers sworn in

      Eight new volunteers were sworn in last week as Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties. The Honorable Chief Judge Patrick Murphy of the state's 17th Judicial District swore in the eight new volunteer advocates Aug. 9 …

    • 17th Judicial District to host annual Citizens Academy

      Registration is now open for the 17th Judicial District’s fourth annual Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy, which starts in September, gives area residents the chance to see what it’s like working in law enforcement and within the justice …

    • Annual Broomfield 9/11 ceremony scheduled

      The Broomfield Police and North Metro Fire Rescue District will once again host the city’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. “It’s always a privilege for us to hold this memorial ceremony each year,” North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos said …

    • ‘Warrior walkers’ wanted for fundraiser

      The Walk with the Warriors 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Carpenter Park in Thornton to honor and remember victims and survivors of the 9/11 attacks. The event is hosted by the nonprofit No Barriers USA and will have speakers sharing …

    • Arachnids fascinate young children

      Spiders are often over-feared and misunderstood. When a spider web and huge “Charlotte” appear in the yard you might turn them into family STEAM activities at home (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Adults and children can …

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