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The Arvada Chamber of Commerce has hosted well-attended political candidate forums for more than 35 years — giving city, county, state and federal office-seekers an opportunity to speak to their opponents, and to the public. This year’s … more
A recent agreement between Jefferson County schools and its teachers’ union gives a 1 percent increase to all teachers, sets starting salaries at $38,000 and adjusts to that base level the salaries of existing teachers earning less than new … more
Some people are afraid to take the leap and switch from a vehicle with an internal combustion engine to an electric car — but those who do really like it. Golden resident Katherine Jordan knows. She owns a Ford C-Max Energi. It gets about 20 … more
The implementation of a construction defect ordinance rose to the top of focus for community members and the eight city council candidates at the Sept. 18 Arvada Chamber of Commerce City Council Candidate Forum. “I loved that all the candidates … more
After noticing a trend of politicization among local and national school boards, Jeffco dad and physician's assistant Matthew Dhieux decided he needed to step in and serve as a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. “I know it goes … more
In a 5-2 vote, the Arvada City Council banned the use of vaporizers and other electronic smoking devices in public places. The ordinance, which was passed during a May 4 Arvada City Council public … more
The life sentence delivered by a divided jury to Aurora theater shooter James Holmes averts an uncertain path to execution in a state that has put only one person to death since 1967. But the murder of 12 theatergoers three years ago was so … more
Running for the fourth time, Arvada resident Dave Chandler announced his candidacy for Arvada mayor. A native of Wyoming, Chandler and his wife moved to Jefferson County when she took a job at the Jeffco Public Libraries in the late 1980s. The … more
One of three Jefferson County Board of Education members in a recall election, Julie Williams said she’s fighting for this seat because she wants to serve Jeffco’s students. “It’s not a one-size-fits-all curriculum,” she said. “I … more
If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know. Scientists are studying the popular breed to find out why their lifespans have gotten shorter over the years and why cancer is so … more
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