With multiple wildfires burning across the state, the Arvada Fire Protection District sent two crews to assist in firefighting efforts. On Tuesday, June 11, a crew of four Arvada firefighters and a fire engine were deployed to assist with the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs.
On Wednesday, June 12, Arvada Fire deployed a brush truck and three firefighters to assist with the Royal Gorge Fire.
The length of the firefighters’ deployment has not been determined, but they cannot be deployed for longer than 14 consecutive days.
Rheinlander Bakery in Olde Town Arvada had a ”Bake Out Hunger” theme for its 50th anniversary celebration June 6 -9, and over the weekend raised more than $10,000 for the Arvada Community Food Bank.
During the four-day celebration, the bakery earmarked 50 percent of its sales as a donation to the food bank and hosted several fund-raising events.
In total, Rheinlander Bakery, 5721 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., raised $10,570 for the Arvada Community Food Bank.
The owners of Rheinlander Bakery, Ed and Maro Dimmer, are scheduled to present a check to the food bank during a recognition ceremony during the Arvada City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the council chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Rd.
The Horse Protection League is hosting its third annual Hoedown for Horses Barn Dance from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 17999 W. 60th Ave.
The event will feature a barbecue dinner, music by Nancy Jarbala, dancing and a cash bar with beer and wine will be available. Tickets for the event are $15 per person and children 10 and younger are free. All proceeds from the Hoedown for Horses benefit the Horse Protection League. For more information, visit www.cohpl.com.
Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D- District 29, is hosting a community coffee next week.
Kraft-Tharp is hosting a community coffee from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada.
During the monthly community coffee, residents can talk with Kraft-Tharp.