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With a countdown, five… four… three… two… one… Garrett Bainbridge, a fifth grader, launched the annual rocket signifying the first day of school at Van Arsdale …
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‘We’re a school of innovation’

In the weeks before the first day of school for Jefferson County students, teachers at Three Creeks K-8 in Arvada saw their classrooms for the first time. As construction workers put the finishing touches on the new school, technology was being …
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Staffing woes lead to longtime eatery’s abrupt closing

The menu of coffee and cocktail drinks the Arvada Eggshell has been known for is still scrawled on the chalkboard — but inside, chairs and tables are stacked in a corner. Booths are dismantled and mugs and dishes stacked on portable carts. A …
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    • Dark skies ahead

      It’s a mighty big fuss for what amounts to a shadow. The moon butts its way in between the Earth and the sun Aug. 21, casting its shadow across the continental U.S. from sea to sea. A cross-continental U.S. total eclipse like this hasn’t …

    • Chasing the culinary dream

      In the kitchen at West 29th Restaurant and Bar, Chris Johnson, 56, whips up intricately plated dishes and feels the heat as flames dance off the stove. He throws a meat-based pasta sauce in a pan as his mentor, chef Cory Matthews, handles another …

    • My name is... A.J. Payne

      Moving to Colorado I’m originally from Indianapolis. I moved to Colorado 18 year go to ski. I thought about work second after skiing. I’ve been an agent in the real estate world since 2003. I got into coffee two-and-a-half-years ago. One of …

    • Arvada’s First Walmart Supercenter opens

      The first Walmart Supercenter in Arvada opened its doors Aug. 9 at 9400 Ralston Road. Besides groceries and general merchandise, it sells apparel, hardware, home accessories, electronics and more. There also are on-site services such as a full …

    • Seeing the sights at the 2017 Jeffco Fair

      The second year of the revamped Jeffco Fair & Festival was a success, as thousands of people attended to enjoy four days of attractions and special events. Festivities took place Aug. 10-13 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, and included 4-H …