Arvada news in a hurry

Council hosting public hearing
on Arvada Plaza on July 15

City Council is hosting a public hearing regarding the Arvada Plaza redevelopment at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Residents who wish to attend the meeting will be asked to sign-in and indicate whether or not they wish to speak or make a statement on the record without speaking. Residents will be given three minutes to speak. All previously-submitted written comments will be made part of the public record without the need to read them during the public hearing.

The public will be seated in the Council Chambers until the room meets capacity of 110 people.

Two additional overflow areas will be set up inside the building; the overflow rooms will be equipped with television monitors for watching the live proceedings. An estimated 260 total public seats will be available at City Hall the night of the public hearing and all residents in attendance will have the opportunity to speak.

Residents are not allowed to bring into the Council Chambers any signs, T-shirts used as billboards, noisemakers or placards. Any person who brings in a prohibited item that can be seen will be told to remove or cover them.

Residents can park in the upper parking lot at the blue City Annex building along Ralston Road and Ammons Street or one of the lower lots located near the Police Department entrance and across 59th Street adjacent to Memorial Park.

The west side of the upper parking area near the Courts entrance is reserved for disabled parking. Individuals will be required to display their disabled permit or placard.

Arvada in running for ”Best of the Road”
crown with Rand McNally

Rand McNally is looking for the best towns in America and Arvada could be on that list. The annual ”Best of the Road” competition is looking for the best small towns with a population less than 150,000 in America and residents can vote for Arvada in all six categories.

The six categories are ”Most Beautiful,” ”Most Fun,” ”Most Patriotic,” ”Friendliest,” ”Best Food,” and ”Best for Geocaching.”

Voting began on July 1 and will end Tuesday, Sept. 3, and winners will be announced in mid-October. Residents can vote once per day. To vote, visit

Arvada Bicycle Advisory Group
to host community rides

The city of Arvada and the Arvada Bicycle Advisory Group are hosting a community ride on Saturday, July 13.

There are two levels available for riders — less-experienced adults and the ”fast and furious” for more experience cyclists.

The ride for less-experienced adults begins at Pomona High School, 8101 Pomona Drive, and will go for 4.7 miles along low-volume streets with bike lanes and some off-street trails. The route goes through three parks and the group will stop for a break halfway at Pomona Lake.

The route for the Fast and Furious ride has not been announced yet, but is expected to be at least 20 miles. The course will be announced on and on the Bicycle Advisory Group Facebook page,

All rides begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13. Riders must sign a release before they participate and helmets are required.

For more information, contact Anne Tully at 720-898-7749.

Arvada Center auditioning actors for
‘A Christmas Carol’ musical

The Arvada Center will hold audition for the musical ”A Christmas Carol, the Musical” at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Aug. 5-6 and in New York City Aug. 19-21. The Arvada Center’s production of the Christmas classic will be directed by Gavin Mayer with musical direction by David Nehls and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The artistic producer is Rod A. Lansberry.

Colorado chorus and principal auditions are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5-6. The women’s chorus dance call is 2-3 p.m. Aug. 9 and the men’s chorus dance call is 3-4 p.m. Aug. 9. All dance calls are by appointment only and dancers may be asked to sing.

Actors must be 18 years or older to audition. Children’s roles will be auditioned in Denver on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Actors should prepare 16 to 32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show and bring sheet music.

For more information or to schedule an audition, call 720-898-7200.


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