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Sculpting a vision of culture

Banking on the success of Northglenn’s Art on Parade program, a city arts foundation last week dedicated a new sculpture garden as a focal point of culture and beautification — and business — for the north metro region. The City of …
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Seriously Sousa

The Thornton Community Band, which has put on free band concerts for the community since 2008, kicked off this season’s Summer Concert Series at Carpenter Park with a serious dose of Souza — John Phillip, that is. The band, next performing …
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Doing the ‘Backyard’ boogie

About 400 concert-goers gathered June 10 at the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms library for the opening of the Backyard Concert Series, featuring opening band The River Arkansas. Funds raised through donations, a silent auction, …
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North Metro firefighters receive honors

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) recognized two North Metro Fire Rescue District firefighters with state and national awards for their excellence in emergency care. Captain Rich Randall and Engineer Mike Dawson received the …
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RTD’s upcoming North Metro Rail Line, which will provide rail service to Thornton, Northglenn and the north metro region, is already very much “off the ground.” Perhaps more than most lines, the North Line is proving just how integral …
  • Local headlines

    • All aboard

      The cities of Northglenn and Thornton will hold a public meeting next week to provide an update on the new RTD FasTracks North Metro line station planned at 112th Avenue and York Street. The neighboring cities are looking to garner public input and feedback on the latest concept and plans for the new station at the upcoming meeting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at at Malley Drive Elementary School, 1300 Malley Drive in Northglenn.

    • Coffee with Helene Jewett

      Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I talked to Helene Jewett, a local consultant working to grow some regional small businesses while assisting one very significant client — Adams 12 Five Star Schools — in its quest for a potential bond measure in the November general election.

    • North Metro: Is it stressed or blessed?

      North Metro is a stressful place to live, according to an online study by internet career consultants Zippia.com. The Zippia.com analysis, authored by Chris Kolmar, lists three north metro cities in Adams County — Northglenn, Federal Heights …

    • Thornton woman’s killer

      A 31-year-old Thornton-area man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the beating death of a disabled woman found dead in an Adams County motel last June. At the conclusion of the eight-day trial, Emiliano Damacio Urioste was …

    • Regional health center expanding its ‘reach’

      Community Reach Center recently opened its doors to the new CRC Community Campus at 1870 W. 122 Ave. in Westminster. The building, previously known as DeVry University, is now home to Community Reach Center’s business functions. “Clinical …

  • More from the region

    • Thornton man among 16 charged in drug ring

      Sixteen people have been charged in connection with a major drug ring operating in the north metro region, according to a news release from the 17 Judicial District. “This is another successful investigation as a result of our drug prosecution …

    • Thornton pet store owner pleads to animal cruelty

      A Thornton pet store owner pleaded guilty last week in Adams County court to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. Charges were filed against Lynn Kubic, owner of Jurassic Pets in Thornton, 55, her husband Kenneth Kubic, 62, and son Brian Kubic, …

    • Flipping out for flap jacks

      The City of Northglenn announced last week that one of the reigning breakfast restaurants of the world will soon be flipping flapjacks at the Northglenn Marketplace home. The International House of Pancakes (IHOP, to most), has signed a long-term …

    • New 27J budget considers growth enrollment

      The School District 27J Board of Education approved the budget for the 2016-17 school year during its regular meeting last week. The approved budget of about $144 million includes money to accommodate continued enrollment growth, and includes …

    • Thornton news in a hurry

      Resident input sought for parks, open space master plan The City of Thornton is seeking public input as it looks to update its Parks and Open Space Master Plan.City planners are gathering input on …

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