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Wednesday evening, at half-past five, is normally a prime time for stop-and-go traffic on 6th Avenue headed east. But on the evening of July 8, it was stop-and-go getting off at the Indiana Avenue … more
The Arvada City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve an operating agreement between the city and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Now, the center, officially a nonprofit organization rather than city department, can … more
Plans for the 2015 county fair are well underway, but Jefferson County commissioners are already planning ahead for 2016 to ensure the event’s success. Discussion on hiring a full-time event coordinator for the 2016 Jefferson County Fair and … more
On any given day, east Arvada resident Nancy Voiland drives 20 minutes across the city to get to the Apex Recreation Center, a trip she wishes she didn’t have to make. “I end up driving a long distance,” Voiland said of the drive from her … more
Get informed on school board The recent Question of the Week, “What is the best way for people to help their community?” struck me because I didn’t see an answer I feel our community is crying out for. All the answers were fine, but I have … more
Tactics are reminiscent of the old gangster-controlled unions. The threat of a recall looms, with the plan for union takeover, which is not in the interest of students, parents, teachers and the public. We are very fortunate to have such a … more
Mr. McMinimee praising the board for “making sure we are not having people getting jumped” is also misleading. The district’s plan to pay new hires more than loyal employees was only stopped by a legal injunction!  It breaks my heart to … more
A passion for education, teaching and learning has propelled Jeffco School Board member Jill Fellman up the ranks of the county’s school system. But after 30 years, she said, it’s time to pursue something else. “Education is going to … more
In 2014-15, a teacher in Jefferson County School District who received a highly effective rating the previous school year received a salary increase equal to 4.25 percent of his or her salary. But during the 2015-16 school year, the increase for … more
Beer? Wine? Or weed? A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21. Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched … more
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