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Gold Line academy now accepting applications

The Transit Alliance Gold Line Corridor Citizens’ Academy is now accepting applications from prospective participants who want to learn more.

The academy is funded by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities grant awarded to the Denver Regional Council of Governments and is a community leadership opportunity for residents.

Academy meetings are 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Jehn Engineering, 5690 Webster St.

Interested participants are required to complete an application and undergo a selection process from academy placement. The selection process is designed to ensure participation represents a diverse population. Up to 35 participants will be selected. No prior experience is required and academy participation is free of charge.

Childcare, Spanish interpretation services and RTD bus passes are available for participants. Food and beverages will also be provided. Applications are due Sept. 18. Applications are available online at or by request by contacting Chris Coble at 303-506-9780 or

AEDA accepting businesses’ applications
for matching grants

Arvada Economic Development Association board of directors approved additional funding for the 50/50 matching Small Business Grant Program, and is now accepting applications.

The program was created to support existing Arvada businesses and property owners who wish to make capital improvements to the exterior of their properties.

The 50/50 matching grant program uses AEDA funds and private sector investments to enhance Arvada’s commercial properties.

The application deadline for business owners is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.

To apply, visit and download the program overview and application.

For more information, contact Ryan Stachelski at 720-898-7016 or

Entertainers take the stage at
A Taste of Colorado

Two Arvada performers will be entertaining at Colorado’s largest free-admission outdoor event, A Taste of Colorado, this Labor Day weekend.

Paul Borrillo, known as Poppy the Clown, will perform at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, on the Comfort Dental Kidz Stage presented by MIX 100.

He will also be roving the grounds on both days.

Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band, featuring Erica Brown, is performing at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, on the Colorado Heritage Square stage presented by Westword.

Treanor has been entertaining audiences for 45 years and his band has performed at clubs and festivals across Colorado.

A Taste of Colorado is Labor Day weekend in Civic Center Park in Denver.

The festival runs 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sun., Sept. 1, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2.

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