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Arvada looks at addressing sidewalk gaps

Five sidewalk projects have been identified as top priorities for the city of Arvada. The projects would close the gap on sidewalks on Kipling Street between W. 70th Avenue to W. 72nd Avenue; on … more

My Name Is... Sami Schultz of Arvada

Getting connected I was told by my teacher at Early College of Arvada to do the internship at the Center for Visual Arts because she knows like art. I like to draw characters and mostly editing photos … more

Wheat Ridge celebrates 49th Carnation Festival

The 49th annual Carnation Festival took over Anderson Park Aug. 10-12 with music, carnival rides, an art show, barbecue contest, a fireworks display and several performances by The Zoppe Family … more

Farmland lessons still taught in Jeffco's suburbs

Seventeen year old Casey Defield has lived in an urban environment her entire life. But thanks to Moore Farm in Arvada, Defield has been raising pigs to show at the Jefferson County Fair 4-H Swine … more

Arts & Ales returns to the Arvada Center

Arvada resident Michelle Barz frequents the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities for shows on a regular basis, so attending an event that combined arts, local beer and fundraising for the … more

‘Everybody should be kind to one another’

At 100 years old, Sara Wilson is full of life, attending yoga at least once a week, reading mystery novels, cooking, cleaning and taking care of her lawn. She still lives on her own in the same house … more

Jeffco sheriff assigns four more deputies to schools

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve as school resource officers (SROs) for Jefferson County Public Schools in … more

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter at Jeffco libraries

Wizard-loving muggles gathered throughout Jefferson County libraries last week to celebrate "the boy who lived" and the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” — which was … more

Jeffco schools seek to engage, connect community

A group of parents, community members and district staff has spent the summer trying to determine the best way to connect the larger Jefferson County community to its schools. “I think everyone has … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Youth swim, bike, run way to fitness

On hundred are youth ranging in age from five to 13 years old participated in the first Kids' TRYathlon put on by the Apex Parks and Recreation District July 29. The event utilized both the Apex … more

Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the … more

Mother and son die in Arvada fire

A mother and son are dead after a fire in Arvada the morning of July 27. The call first came in to the Arvada Fire Protection District at 2:50 a.m. as a smell of smoke from a neighbor who was … more

St. Anne prepares for 34th bazaar

For 34 years the bazaar at the Shine of St. Anne Catholic Parish has been bringing the community together with sausage sandwiches, bingo and live music. Celebrated annually the last week of July to … more

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

Arvada Kmart to close doors

The Kmart on West 58th Avenue in Arvada has survived several rounds of store closures. Kmart in Englewood closed in November leaving Arvada as the last metro area location. But this time, it didn’t … more

Jeffco summer learning program focuses on literacy and math

Indie, a young alpaca, was the center of attention at Parr Elementary School. Incoming kindergarten through third grade students in the Jeffco Summer of Early Learning program took turns petting her … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Arvada looks to expand arts and culture in city

Through the Arvada Arts and Culture Master Plan, the city hopes to make places that deepen community attachment; invest in the future of arts and culture; create events for every generation; and make … more

Mental Health nonprofits go head-to-head in pitch competition

Six nonprofits battled it out Tuesday, June 5 at the Innovators Society Community Pitch Showdown in which following a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, audience members voted in real time to give away … more
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