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Citizens group sues Arvada over Olde Town development approval

A Complaint for Declaratory Relief was filed April 16 in Jefferson County District Court by the citizen group Arvada for All the People. The suit asks that the city of Arvada be found in violation of … more

Arvada man creates cannabis-infused beer

After living in Belgium and earning his Ph.D. in brewing science, Keith Villa came home to Colorado and created Blue Moon Brewing Co., a brewing company that put a focus on Belgian-style beers — … more

City Council puts moratorium on self storage facilities

A 180 day moratorium has been placed on self storage facilities within the city of Arvada. An unanimous vote April 2 from the Arvada City Council means that no self-storage facilities will be able to … more

Flaggers close to being cleared along commuter rails

State regulators on March 28 said flaggers posted for two years along the Regional Transportation District's University of Colorado A Line will soon be allowed to go home. The decision by the … more

Pancakes, bunnies and smiles

Children donning bunny ears and pastel colors lined up and patiently waited the arrival of the Easter Bunny on March 24. The Easter Bunny was the guest of honor at the Bunny Breakfast hosted by Apex … more

My name is... Derek Streeter

My background I grew up in Arvada. I went to Van Arsdale Elementary and Oberon Middle. I started high school at Arvada West but graduated from Ralston Valley. I got a marketing degree from Colorado … more

Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. … more

Arvada goes green for the Irish

A sea of green filled the streets in Olde Town Arvada March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The 2018 St. Patrick's Day Festival in Olde Town Arvada highlighted local vendors, including green wine … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

Jeffco students participate in national walkout protest

Students across Jefferson County headed out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. on March 14, as part of a national protest against gun violence in schools. Students participated in the protest in at … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Speech and debates teaches students confidence

For Faith Christian High School senior Mikayla Martin, participating in speech competitions has brought her confidence throughout her high school career. “People underestimate high school … more

Five questions with Jamie Hollier, owner of Balefire Goods

What is Balefire Goods? We are a newish — we opened in November — store that carries artisan jewelry both from local artists and international artists. We also carry what I’m calling modern … more

Senior’s wish of flying comes true

Trudy Goldman, 73, sat in her wheelchair Feb. 25, watching groups of children and young adults fly through the wind tunnel at iFly Denver, an indoor skydiving facility in Lone Tree. She was preparing … more

Jeffco schools find threats unfounded as work goes on to assure safety

There were multiple threats against students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools in the week following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but all of them were deemed … more

Group honors Pickleball Ken and raises funds for veterans

The pickleball community in Arvada is strong and growing more each day. Many of those involved in the sport say they’re there because of one guy, Ken Marquardt — known affectionately by the … more

Trammell Crow resubmits development plan for Olde Town Residence Project

Trammell Crow Company resubmitted its Preliminary Development Plan application on Friday, Feb. 9, for the Olde Town Residence project. The original plan was voted down by Arvada City Council in a 4-3 … more

Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the Jeffco schools building. “I’ve seen … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Sportline, Hope House honored at Chamber dinner

There were no rough seas at this year’s Arvada Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner held Jan. 26 at the Arvada Center. The cruise ship themed event brought together business owners and community … more
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