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Man receives 24 years prison for home-invasion robbery in Arvada

Ivan A. Garcia, 36, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Nov. 14 when he was sentenced to prison for 24 years for an armed home-invasion robbery of a 70-year-old Arvada man. According to … more

Jefferson County’s Action Center reaches $1 million goal

It hasn’t been an easy year for The Action Center, a human-services nonprofit in Lakewood that helps people in poverty: In December of last year its executive director resigned. And in June, … more

Becoming Santa: a special gift

Bryan Austin didn’t have to wait for his beard to turn white to become Santa. The 60-year-old Austin has been performing as Santa for 11 seasons and wore the red suit while his hair was still, … more

'A big celebration with a small-town feel'

Be it the lights along Washington Avenue, the decorations that merchants put up or the family and community festivities, Golden is the place to be for the holidays. “What makes it so special is … more

Uber driver arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested an Uber driver Nov. 11 for a suspected kidnapping incident involving a teenaged girl in Golden. Ahmed Muse, 30, faces second-degree kidnapping, false … more

Eleven Ralston Valley High athletes sign to play in college

Eleven Ralston Valley High School athletes signed their letters of intent to play on scholarship in college Nov. 14 at a celebration held in the school's gym. Of those 11, four singers play on the … more

Reptiles, rodents and rabbits sometimes need shelter, too

A red-eared slider turtle is not native to Colorado. But sometimes it ends up here through the pet trade. People buy these aquatic turtles at a pet store when they're small and young. But as the … more

Cereal Box's first year includes rainbow sprinkles and change

After a year in business, The Cereal Box is serving up hot messes, unicorn poop and community engagement in Olde Town Arvada. The eatery celebrates being a kid with 150 cereals from around the world, … more

Arvada Center celebrates holidays with musical

A musical based off the popular 2003 film starring Will Ferrell helps kick off the holiday season at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. “Elf, The Musical” follows Buddy the Elf on his … more

Funding for roads, fire district approved by Arvadan voters

Two large road projects will begin in Arvada thanks to voter approval of reauthorization of bond sought by the city of Arvada. The city of Arvada asked residents to authorize debt for the city in the … more

Secrest center to house new blood pressure kiosk

A blood pressure kiosk at the Secrest Youth and Teen Center is part of a new initiative to improve the health of the community. The initiative is a joint effort of the American Heart Association, … more

My name is... Philip Miller

Going to school at Faith I am 17 years old and I have gone to Faith Christian since kindergarten. I’m a senior this year. I love the atmosphere here. I love that it’s a small school. Our senior … more

Don’t let your sons grow up to be YouTube stars

When I was five, my heroes were my Mom and my Dad and older brother. Just because. When I was eight, my hero was Luke Skywalker, because he had magical powers and he got to swing across the chasm … more

Pomona pieces together playoff win over Arvada West

ARVADA — Pomona was able to fit the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A football state tournament. The No. 2-seeded Panthers took a 34-7 … more

RALSTON VALLEY SHUTS OUT CHEROKEE TRAIL TO ADVANCE

ARVADA — Ralston Valley got an early jump on the rest of the Class 5A football playoff field Nov. 8 at the North Area Athletic Complex. The No. 6-seeded Mustangs was the first team to punch its … more

Children can help prepare for winter

There isn’t much time left. Children can help clean up the garden and prepare for winter. Then there is one last thing to teach children about gardening before winter sets in: planting bulbs for … more

Film fest an eclectic, inspiring showcase

When most people see red carpets, they’re on television and full of recognizable faces from the worlds of entertainment or sports. Most of us will never get to walk one, have our photos taken and … more

Letter to the editor: Celebrating American Indian heritage

During this month, our nation and the Lakewood Blue Spruce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Native Americans who were the … more

Letter to the editor: Sad about 73 outcome

Coming from a family of teachers in Colorado, we are saddened and heartbroken about the lack of support Colorado voters gave to Colorado public schools, educators and students in our state in voting … more

Letter to the editor: End of election relief

We can all breathe a sigh of relief that the onslaught of political ads are over, at least for the moment. My hope now is that our elected officials do not go right back to business as usual. The … more
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