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As the B Line commuter rail train pulled back up to the new Westminster Station for the return leg of its inaugural manned voyage from Union Station, Larry Hoyt stated the obvious. “It is a BIG deal,” said Hoyt, first vice chair of the Regional Transportation District’s board of directors, as he stood on the station platform and the return train pulled up. After years of waiting — the official “green light” came with the voter-approved FasTracks program in 2004 — media, RTD and city officials got the first gander of the new connecting line from downtown Denver to south Westminster, catching the 5:30 a.m. run July 25 from about Wewatta Street and 17th Avenue to the area Hooker Street, between 69th and 71st avenues. more
Clark Wilson, 12, was at summer camp in Massachusetts earlier this month when the new app, Pokémon Go, was released for iPhone and Android. “All the camp counselors were talking about it as soon as it came out,” Wilson said. Though the … more
Brahm Bechtold rides a Harley-Davidson cruiser, a bike he says is made for taking it easy and enjoying the scenery. He and his wife and passenger, Dagmar, say new motorcyclists should wear helmets, but they feel safe without them because they … more
Top fuel dragster and top fuel funny car drivers hit the throttle, unleashing 10,000 horsepower last weekend during competition at the Mile High National Drag Races at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. Each top fuel dragster and a top fuel funny … more
After their semifinal victories in the funny car semifinals, John Force gave his daughter Courtney a ride on the back of a motor scooter in front of the west grandstands at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. John Force, 67, beat Del Worsham to … more
When Adyson Meyer first picked up a Pokémon game two years ago, she never predicted she would compete in the 2016 Pokémon U.S. National Championships. The 9-year-old from Arvada wanted to play the game because her brothers made it look so fun. … more
As of July 15, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader ordered a Stage 2 Temporary Fire Ban in an effort to prevent wildfires. The ban applies to all lands in unincorporated Jefferson County west of Highway 93, west of C470, west and south of the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and C470, to the Platte River. more
After receiving input from hundreds of community members concerned about noise impacts, Arvada and Jefferson County announced they would cease plans to develope an outdoor public shooting range in Arvada. The proposed location was on the … more
For the past 150 years, Churches Ranch in west Arvada has served the city and Jefferson County with milk, produce and coal storage. Today, it’s a ranch of a different sort, serving one main client: Horses. “Our ultimate home is to rescue … more
At 60, Laura Tobey often brought friends and strangers together for a common goal, a trait many of her closest colleagues described as a gift. “She was very empathetic,” said Ryan Stachelski, a close friend and colleague at the Arvada … more
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