AFPD Board Candidate Profiles
Candidate questionnaires: Bob Loveridge Jim Whitfield  Leah Martin Bob Dyer Election info: Arvada Fire will conduct a regular election on Tuesday, May 3 to elect three members …

Olde Town Station retail development bringing more dining options to Arvada

Trammell Crow, the owner and developer of the Olde Town Station development — a multi-use development that includes residential housing, a hotel and retail space — has unveiled the four of the five retail tenants that will occupy the space.

Arvada Mayor Marc Williams recaps a difficult year with 2022 State of the City address

On the heels of an especially challenging year, Arvada Mayor Marc Williams delivered his annual State of the City address at Footers Catering on April 15.

Arvada Police Department signs $2.8M contract for body-worn cameras

The Arvada Police Department has signed a $2.8 million contract to purchase body-worn cameras for its officers in an effort to become compliant with Senate Bill 20-217, which requires all law enforcement agencies in Colorado to have body-worn cameras by July 2023.

Arvada City Council OK’s change to parking enforcement; Whisper Village Car Wash modifications

The Arvada City Council had a busy meeting on April 4. Council approved an ordinance amending a section of the Arvada City Code pertaining to parking enforcement, OK-ed two major modifications needed for a new car wash in Candelas, made appointments to city boards and commissions and recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to return to Olde Town Arvada after two-year layoff

The world’s only festival focusing on archtop guitars is returning to Arvada after a two-year COVID-19-induced layoff, with the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to come to Olde Town from …

Excel Academy students film informative sign language video about Olde Town Arvada

Seventh and 8th graders in Tracy Puckett’s American Sign Language class went on a special field trip to Olde Town Arvada April 27 to film informative videos about the historic district in sign language.

Doug Roche Trio returns to Arvada after ‘Jazz at the Creek’ shuttered

The acclaimed Doug Roche Trio returned to Arvada for the first time in two years on April 26, performing the music of Richard Rogers in an intimate set at La Dolce Vita in Olde Town.

The forgotten history of Colorado’s ghost towns

“There’s nothing abandoned in Colorado,” proclaims Melanie Roth from a set of wooden steps outside a cabin in St. Elmo — a ghost town in Chaffee County.

Mayor Zo Stieber

Fort Lupton rec center eyes expansion

Fort Lupton City Council approved two parts to a proposal to expand the city's recreation center during a regular meeting May 17. The first was an eight-member, ad hoc committee to design the …

When will COVID vaccines be approved for young kids?

In his practice as a pediatrician, Dr. Sean O’Leary gets a lot of calls from worried parents. And, lately, one kind of call has begun to stand out. “The parents I hear from are the ones who are …
The pride flag flies.

The number of LGBTQ foster kids is on the rise

Diamond Kobylinski spent almost his entire childhood in foster homes, from age 2 to 17. The worst, though, was when one set of foster parents changed their mind about adopting him after Kobylinski …
Area emergency personnel who fought the Marshall Fire called the scene apocalyptic with flames 40 feet high and embers flying everywhere in 100 mph winds.

Democrats abandon pursuit of wildfire building code

A contentious effort to set stiffer construction standards for homes built in wildfire-prone parts of Colorado was abandoned as the 2022 lawmaking term came to a close with too many other proposals …

What’s in fentanyl ‘accountability and prevention’ bill?

With just hours to spare in its 2022 lawmaking term, the Colorado legislature on May 11 sent House Bill 1326, the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act, to Gov. Jared Polis to be signed into …
Coming Attractions

Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined …
Local crafters and artists sell their wares along 73rd in front of A Creative Corner shop

Sun out as Art Festival returns to Westminster

It was sunny day May 14 as the Historic Art District of Westminster returned to the historic hear to of the city. More than 50 local vendors, local musicians and entertainers gathered along at …
Coming Attractions

Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important …
Coming Attractions

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent …

17th annual Lit Fest returns with in-person and virtual events

The 17th annual Lit Fest takes place June 10-19 this year, offering both virtual and in-person events. Lit Fest is an annual event put on Lighthouse Writers Workshop that celebrates the literary …

State 3A tennis thread

Noon May 14 COLORADO SPRINGS -- Holy Family's No. 1 doubles team advanced to the state 3A tennis finals. Clara Meisner and Sarah Stonehocker face Anna Day and Maria Christoffersen of D'Evelyn …


Opportunities that come from difficulties

The last two years have represented, to be kind, great difficulties. From the obvious health challenges COVID-19 causes to the minor disruptions to our everyday routines, nothing has seemed normal. And even now that we’re generally trying to be normal, we’re not.
Michael Norton

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the …
Judy Allison

Poop Patrol Criterion

We’re here this fine spring day at a neighborhood park for another round of the Poop Patrol Criterion.

Things that don’t work

My Myers-Briggs personality type is, if memory serves, the INTJ, I think. Or maybe it’s INOR (in need of repair).

Democrats, GOP joining to bring early cancer detection to older Americans

Breaking down needless financial barriers to early-stage detection of cancer is a critical front in the war on cancer — and essential to the success of President Biden’s “Moonshot” to end cancer as we know it.
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