Arvada Army veteran gets home remodel from 75 volunteers in time for Veterans Day

When Tyler Wilson and his family moved to northwest Arvada earlier this year, the Army veteran — who was paralyzed in Afghanistan in 2005 — he thought it would take years to save up enough money …
Breaking News
Mask mandate for indoor spaces in Jeffco beginning Nov. 24
The Jefferson County Public Health department's board voted 4-1 Monday to pass a new health ordinance to require people ages 3 and older to wear masks when within public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 safety measure. 

No charges filed against Arvada Police officer in Olde Town shooting

The Arvada Police officer who shot Johnny Hurley — recognized as the Good Samaritan in the June 21 Olde Town shooting — has been cleared of legal wrongdoing by First Judicial District Attorney …

Jones elected Mayor Pro-Tem, new councilmembers sworn in

District 4 Councilmember David Jones was elected Mayor Pro-Tem and newly elected City Councilmembers Randy Moorman and Lisa Smith were sworn in at the Nov. 8 Arvada City Council meeting. District 3 …

Election Results 2021: Arvada votes on council and split vote on charter amendments

Voters in Arvada are voting on three city council seats and four ballot measures in this year’s municipal election. In addition to an at-large seat, Districts 1 and 3’s seats are up for …

Colorado becomes first state to include gender affirming health care

Starting in 2023, transgender and nonbinary Coloradans will have broader access to gender affirming care. Governor Jared Polis announced that GAC will be included as an essential health benefit on …

Cochino Taco opens in Olde Town

Taco lovers in Arvada have a new option for Mexican food in the Olde Town area. Cochino Tacos, a Denver-based chain, opened an Arvada location on Nov. 4 at 7702 Ralston Road - the former site of …

In-N-Out Burger files major modification application for Arvada Marketplace location

In-N-Out Burger has taken the first steps towards opening a location at the Arvada Marketplace shopping center. The popular west-coast burger chain, which expanded into Colo. In Dec. 2020, has filed …

Tom Faughnan rises from the dead

The ghosts of the Arvada Cemetery weren’t the only ones coming back to life on Halloween this year. Tom Faughnan, a 90-year-old Arvada resident, rose from a coffin and danced around in the company …

Arvada Hockey Association hosts Fall Fest at LUKI Brewery

The Arvada Hockey Association, a nonprofit local hockey club, held their first ever Fall Fest at LUKI Brewery on Nov. 4. The fundraiser benefit’s AHA’s financial scholarship program and other …

News

Apparent road rage leads to barricade situation

Adams County sheriff's deputies and Commerce City police are on the scene of a disturbance with shots fired near East 72nd Avenue and U.S. Highway 85. Local media are reporting that the incident …
Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann and Santa Claus hit the switch lighting Thornton’s Christmas tree during the city’s WinterFest 2019. This year, the celebration will be on Dec. 10.

Starting the season

Friday, Dec. 3 Thornton Santa Calling registration deadline: Dec. 3 is the last day to sign up their youngsters to have the Santa Claus call between 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 through 16, specifying a date …
Karena Cecil

Brighton woman to be sentenced for crash that killed her son

The woman accused of vehicular homicide and reckless driving in a crash that killed her son entered a request to plead guilty, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Sentencing …
Violet Cotant, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Golden, picks up a plate of food during the church's free Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 25. Cotant, who works at the nearby Safeway, donned a festive hat for her Thanksgiving Day shift.

Turkey Day Tag Team

Warren Kennison has been attending the free Thursday lunches at the First United Methodist Church of Golden for 12 years — first as diner and now as a volunteer and church member. But, this past …

Veteran news leader named Colorado Community Media editor

The next editor-in-chief of Colorado Community Media is Lisa Schlichtman, an experienced, award-winning news executive and an industry leader.
Life
Trail of Lights, at Denver Botanic Gardens / Chatfield Farms though Jan. 2.

Holiday lights down on the farm

Once again, Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms site is aglow with holiday color in a rustic setting with the return of Trail of Lights. Wandering paths take you under illuminated trees and …
Gary Sohrweid, artist and retired Evergreen High School art teacher, stands next to a painting he did of elk for his twin brother, Larry, and Larry’s wife Elaine on their 50th wedding anniversary.

A bucket-list art show

Gary Sohrweid has worn many hats over the years both literally and figuratively. The 82-year-old — known for his Western attire, especially his cowboy hats and boots — was an art teacher at …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …

Hometown Holidays 2021

Santa arrives at Camp Christmas in Lakewood.

Sneak-peek preview of Camp Christmas draws lots of happy campers

Lakewood Mayor, Adam Paul, joined Camp Christmas Creator, Lonnie Hanzon and Santa Claus to kick off the start of the holiday extravaganza in the first year at its new home, Heritage Belmar Park. …
Sports

WEST 1202 FCA sports (939)

At Faith Christian High School, fall is by far the busiest time of the sports calendar. Practices begin in early August and don't wrap up until Mid-November with over 100 games and meets in between. …

Voices

Letter to the editor: No excuse not to vote

  In answer to Michael Alcorn’s question (The problem with money in politics, Nov. 11, 2021), I believe it should always be worth fighting a system with dysfunction. And when it comes …

On being grateful for our daydreams

Many of us have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season. At the same time, however, many of our friends and neighbors may also be dealing with grief, loss and uncertainty. Even as we expect …

A month to show thankfulness

Since it is November and the month for Thanksgiving, I thought I would list a number of things for which I am grateful. I am grateful for my parents. My father gave me a functioning BS detector and …

Letter to the editor: Religious rebuttal

  Thanks to the Nov. 11 letter writer, helping make my point about the need to preserve religious freedom in America, including in its religious schools. Neither Jeffco, nor the State of …

Letter to the editor: Poor choice

  I had to write to object to the latest issue of the Arvada Press in which the young police officer who accidentally shot John Hurley was not only named but was shown in a photo. They …
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