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Arvada ponders bond extension for roads projects, Meyers pool replacement

Arvada will pay off its current Sales and Use Tax Bonds in the fall and is looking at the opportunity to re-issue debt to accomplish bigger projects. The proposed projects include two road projects: … more

Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and … more

Expert witnesses attempt to prove irreparable harm in Rocky Flats case

Commuters honked their horns during the busy noon rush hour as they drove by the Alfred Arraj U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Denver on July 17. They were responding to a group of about 25 … more

Horse Protection League preps youth for horse ownership

Lots of kids dream of owning a horse, but many of them don’t know what a great responsibility it is. But a new program called the Youth Equine Program offered at the Horse Protection League … more

Lutheran’s new birthing suites a place to labor with love

Lutheran Medical Center is now offering the birth center experience to mothers who want a more natural childbirth. An open house July 14 revealed two birthing suites featuring queen size beds and … more

Longtime community leader “Len” Perlmutter dies

Leonard Perlmutter, a successful businessman, one-time state economic-development chief, longtime ambassador for National Jewish Health and father of rep. Ed Perlmutter, passed away on July 8. “He … more

Golden company offering cleaner technology ideas to the Chinese

John “Grizz” Deal, the CEO of IX Power Clean Water based in Golden, is no stranger to China. He’s been travelling there for more than a decade to conduct business. But on June 6 and 7, his … more

Thorncreek fairways, greens good to go

It’d been almost two years since anyone had driven a golf ball off of Thorncreek Golf Course’s first tee, but that’s set to change. Head Pro Chris Swinhart said that golfers getting on the … more

Tainted drinking water found in South Adams County

A chemical commonly used in firefighting foam and the manufacture of carpeting was found in untreated water in the Quebec and Interstate 270 area that supplies South Adams County Water and Sanitation … more

Spread of ash tree-killing insect deemed unavoidable

The green beetle blamed for killing thousands of ash trees continues to spread south, most recently to the town of Superior. This marks the fifth Front Range community the Emerald Ash Borer has … more

Work underway on Thornton parking garage

Work has started on a new parking garage designed to serve commuters using a light rail line between Denver and Thornton Crossroads. It’s being built just south of 104th Avenue on Colorado … more

Domestic violence call leads to SWAT standoff in Belmar

The Lakewood Police Department reports that officers responding to a domestic violence call on the evening of July 14 were met with gunfire, triggering a SWAT standoff, and neighborhood lockdown. … more

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 … more

Local bakery emphasizes importance of family

For 36 years, Das Meyer bakery has been an Arvada staple. The classic green and white building, tucked into a neighborhood off 64th Avenue, invites everyone from locals to celebrities alike to sit … more

Arvada group aims to create community with cohousing

Along the Ralston Creek Trail, west of Old Town Arvada, a new neighborhood is emerging. The modern village is powered by solar and ground source energy. Within this development of town homes, row … more

Sunday fun day at Arvada Farmers Market

Children, adults and dogs alike beat the heat in the fountains in the middle of Olde Town Square. Local farmers and vendors border the square hawking everything from hand crafted pastries to locally … more

WestConnect study recommends improvements for safety, congestion

A high number of motorist crashes and recurring traffic congestion are just two of the reasons the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says a study needed to be done on an approximate … more

One Golden and one Georgia athlete team up for Big Cycling Adventure in August

Noah Williams’ happy place is the outdoors. “He was a nature baby who has grown into a nature kid,” said his mother Naomi. And come August, the 9-year-old Georgia resident will embark in a … more

Former band teacher pleads not guilty to charges of sex assault

Geoffrey Adam Banninger, 23, entered a not guilty plea with Jefferson County Courts July 2 to charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child, pattern … more

Foothills Art Center celebrates 50th with 168 hours of art

From aerialists to quilts, a new week-long event in Golden will feature a variety of art for all to enjoy. ARTSWEEK GOLDEN takes place July 16-22 at various in-and-outdoor venues. It is being put on … more
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