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Arvada Chamber makes changes going into new year

Going into 2019 the Arvada Chamber of Commerce will be making changes in how they operate. The vision is to become what Arvada Chamber President Kami Welch called a three “C” chamber with a focus … more

Mothers’ Milk Bank collects milk for preemies on Colorado Gives Day

In a unique way to give back, breastfeeding moms across the metro area donated 2,545 ounces of their milk through the first Pump for Preemies event, held Dec. 4 on Colorado Gives Day. Mothers’ Milk … more

Arvada lights up Olde Town

Arvada residents gathered around Olde Town Square Dec. 4 for the annual tree lighting. Before lighting up the large tree decorated for Christmas, Arvada Mayor Marc Williams remarked that the crowd … more

Hope House resource center framed, blessed

Sixteen-year-old Aiyana Rowe didn’t think that school mattered. She frequently cut class in middle school to hang out with friends and smoke pot. She started running away from home at age 12. For … more

Santa breakfast brings smiles in Arvada

Pancakes, magic and Santa Clause were the main attractions the morning of Dec. 1 at the Apex Community Recreation Center in Arvada. The annual Santa Breakfast drew about 200 children and parents. more

Coffee roaster aims to be heart of the community

The driving force behind the launch of Red Silo Coffee Roasters was the co-owner Greg Pierce just wanted a good cup of coffee. Pierce, a managing partner for Micro Commercial, is part of the team … more

Building community the goal of growing group for Dads

When Paul Smith moved to Arvada a couple months ago, he was looking for a way to connect with his neighbors and other fathers in the area. That’s why he created the Ar-DAD-a group, a community … more

Turkey Trek brings food to Community Table

Over 400 runners braved the freezing rain and snow the morning of Nov. 17 to participate in the Turkey Trek 10K, 5K and 2K held at Long Lake Ranch Park in Arvada. The race, which collected monetary … more

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to … more

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left … more

Fandomonium celebrates pop culture

Batman, Klingons, storm troopers and Gryffindors were just a few of the characters that could be found Nov. 3 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Jeffco Library’s Fandomonium. Free to the … more

Colorado-based 98th Signal Battalion prepares for deployment

For Capt. Justin Brown, an Arvada resident, deployment means leaving his family and friends behind. It means leaving beautiful Colorado, missing ski season and racking up his mountain bike. But it … more

Pomona High presents student-directed one-act plays

For Pomona High School seniors Benjamin Saprano and Abbie Traynor, both members of the schools arts and humanities program PAH, directing a play of their choosing with their peers as actors is a … more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all … more

Arvada teen performs in musical about bleeding disorders

For Carson McCabe, 17, living with a bleeding disorder limits his daily life. He can't play contact sports, and psychologicaly it disconnects him from others his age. “It's one of those things that … more

Taste of Arvada features bites from around town

Roasted poblano and jalapeño cream soup, deviled eggs with candied bacon, German Bratwurst with beer mustard and pork belly donuts were just some of the bites enjoyed at the Taste of Arvada held … more

Capital projects big focus of Arvada budget

The Arvada City Council will adopt the 2019-2020 Biennial Operating and Capital Budget this month. The proposed budget for all funds budgeted for 2019 is $235 million. Major additions to the proposed … more

Steuben's Arvada preps for Triple D airing

The Steuben's Monte Cristo and chilaquiles will get the national stage Nov. 2 when they are featured on an episode of Food Network's “Triple D Nation.” The show, which premiered in July, revisits … more

Arvada woman celebrates 100 years

Eleanor “Ellie” Richards said she really hadn’t given her 100th birthday much thought. But to her three daughters, Oct. 12 was a day that came with much anticipation. “This morning was … more
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