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Governor presents first budget to lawmakers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis … more

Arvada church sponsors Habitat home

Arvada United Methodist Church made its largest donation to Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver providing $85,000 — a full home sponsorship. The sponsorship covered one of the 63 homes in the … more

Stalcheski to lead merging Arvada depts.

Ryan Stalcheski has been named the city of Arvada’s Director of Community and Economic Development. Stachelski has served the city for eight years, most recently as the director of the Arvada … more

Olde Town Arvada BID welcomes new executive director

The Olde Town Arvada, Business Improvement District (BID) has appointed Joe Hengstler as the new executive director. Hengstler said he is thrilled to bring his talents in community organizing, event … more

Arvada open house helps gather resident input

Transportation, traffic, attainable housing and single trash haulers were among the topics discusses by residents with Arvada City Council Jan. 8 at a visioning open house held at city hall. This … more

WWII veteran gets private tour of Coors brewery for 101st birthday

Andrew Slavonic of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a World War II Air Force veteran and longtime Coors Light consumer, got to celebrate his 101st birthday in true Golden style. “We wanted to give him the … more

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the … more

Rocky Flats subject to another lawsuit over safety

With two lawsuits pending, seven citizen groups are bringing a new legal suit to try and unseal 30-year-old documents about the troublesome Rocky Flats. Represented by Pat Mellen, a Denver-based … more

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March … more

How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key … more

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” … more

Man connected to 1984 hammer murders may be extradited soon

Alex Christopher Ewing, a 58-year-old inmate in Nevada who is wanted in two deadly hammer attacks that occurred in 1984 in Aurora and Lakewood, lost an appeal of an extradition order. Nevada's … more

Items of White Fence Farm to be auctioned off

When White Fence Farm closed its doors for the final time on Dec. 30, it left behind more than a legacy of serving up its famous fried chicken. Pieces of White Fence Farm need to go, and soon, … more

Government shutdown: What Colorado politicians are saying

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver (via Twitter) “It’s Day 20. @POTUS & @senatemajldr are blocking our efforts to reopen the government. And they’re getting paid. Meanwhile, federal … more

'There's only so long that I can hold out'

Jake Slyder was planning on taking his wife on a hot springs vacation to celebrate their two-year anniversary — but the U.S. government partial shutdown forced him to cancel those plans. Slyder is … more

Polis inauguration highlights theme of 'Colorado for All'

Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and … more

County business underway with New Year

About 300 people attended a swearing in ceremony on Jan. 8, during which seven elected officials took the oath of office. They were: Assessor Scot Kersgaard; Clerk and Recorder George Stern; District … more

Arvada woman charged with theft from PTO

Jessica Kristina Tafoya, 36, has been charged with theft of funds from the Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The Jefferson Academy is a K-12 charter school located in northern … more

White Fence Farm says goodbye one last time

Penelope Winston and her family have gone to dinner at White Fence Farm since she was born 24 years ago. And there is one memory in particular that Winston will hold close for the rest of her life: … more

Therapy business brings balance park to Arvada

Pam Bohling, orthopedic clinical specialist at Mountain States Hand and Physical Therapy, believes that from bad things sometimes good things come. With the threat of rent at the Arvada clinic … more
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