Redistricting Commission holds public meeting in Arvada

As a state commission moves closer to redrawing Colorado’s congressional districts, residents of Adams and Jefferson counties made their voices heard on how they want to be represented in …
New waste hauling and recycling program begins service in Arvada
Republic Services’ waste hauling trucks and trash cans adorned with the city of Arvada logo began dotting Arvada’s streets the week of July 5, as the city’s new single-hauler waste hauling …

Apex Summer Concert Series returns

After a yearlong layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apex’s Summer Concert Series has returned with a set of family friendly and child-oriented concerts for summer 2021. The series is free to the …

My Name Is... Bob Hoff

About me - I worked for Coors for over 40 years. I was born in Michigan, went to the University of Michigan and then moved out here to be an engineer. I bought a house in Arvada, raised my kids here. I …

Lot Que brings barbecue to northwest Arvada

Residents of Candelas and northwest Arvada hankering for ribs, brisket or pulled pork are in luck this summer, as a new barbeque restaurant has opened up in Five Parks. Lot Que — adjacent to and …

Babe Walls mural festival comes to Arvada

Babe Walls, a mural festival dedicated celebrating to women and non-binary artists, is returning to the West Metro area for its second annual installment — this time, with an exhibition at Arvada's …

Candelas Farmers Market opens for season

The job of turning a Candelas taproom and its surrounding into a monthly farmers market has been a long time coming, according to the event’s organizers. The Candelas neighborhood hosted its …

Arvada Elks hold fundraiser to benefit Olde Town shooting victims

The Arvada Elks Lodge held a fundraising event on Saturday, July 17 at their Yukon Street Lodge. The event, dubbed the Fallen Hero Fundraiser, was attended by over 250 people and raised $15,000 for …

Remembering Officer Gordon Beesley

Officer Gordon Beesley was going through motorcycle training with the Arvada Police Department when he was asked to maneuver through an obstacle course, round a cone and return at speed as part of a …

The day after a tragedy

An eerie quiet fills the air in Olde Town the morning after one of the most devastating incidents in Arvada’s memory; a shooting in Olde Town Square on June 21 that claimed the lives of Arvada …

Bakery turned barricade

Alex Reid, the production manager for Rheinlander Bakery located in Olde Town, said he was working in the bakery when he heard what sounded like a firecracker go off, followed by two more. He said …

Arvada police give update on Olde Town shooting

A video released by the Arvada Police is offering details and a timeline of the shooting of an Arvada Police officer on June 21. Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley was shot by Ronald Troyke, 59, in …

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Traffic on Interstate 25 in Denver on May 19.

Colorado violates EPA ozone standards again

On the same day environmental groups called out Colorado officials for missing a key EPA deadline to clean up ozone pollution violations widely attributed to driving, business groups declared victory …
A researcher releases a bald eagle with GPS tracking as part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new study on eagle populations in Colorado’s Front Range.

Study focuses on bald eagle boom along the Front Range

It’s no secret that the human population on Colorado’s Front Range is expanding. State officials predict that in the 10-year range from 2019 to 2029, Colorado will grow by more than 800,000 …
People line up for food and refreshments at the Johnny Hurley celebration of life event at Robby Ferrufino Park.

Arvada Center hosts memorial for Johnny Hurley

Friends, family and members of the community came in droves to remember Johnny Hurley, killed in the June 21 Olde Town shooting, as a principled, selfless person who wouldn't think twice about …

Jeffco, Clear Creek and Gilpin to receive millions in opioid settlement

When it comes to the current state of the opioid crisis in Jefferson County, there is both good news and bad, state and county leaders say. First, the bad. Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said the county …
Full STEM Ahead camp participant Eliot McSkimin gathers hot metal to pour into a mold during camp.

Finding the F-U-N in STEM

At most summer camps, there is no need for attendees to put on safety googles and a protective jacket for any of the activities. But the Full STEM Ahead camp held at Colorado School of Mines earlier …
Life
TAKE3 to perform at LCC.

Lakewood Cultural Center announces 2021-22 season

Season tickets are on sale now for the Lakewood Cultural Center’s new season. The center is bringing what they describe as “an exciting mix of music and theater” to Lakewood beginning in …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …

Celebrate the state’s 145th birthday with History Colorado

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate Colorado’s 145th birthday with a carnivalesque event and free entry to the History Colorado Center at 1200 N. Broadway in downtown Denver. …
Coming Attractions

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …
Author Alicia Doyle, two-time Golden Gloves champion.

Golden Gloves champ with Wheat Ridge connection

Before 2004’s Million Dollar Baby, Alicia Doyle was knocking them out in the ring.  Now, the former Wheat Ridge girl and Everitt Middle School alum is knocking out book critics with her …
Sports

Golden grad and Arvada native Yul Moldauer headed to Tokyo for US Gymnastics

Getting started- I was at my friend’s house when I was about seven years old. My mom couldn’t come pick me up yet and my friend’s mom was like “hey, why don’t you come to the gym and just …

Voices
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Andrea Doray

Celebrating July and commemorating Eva

July 2021 … a month of such contrasts and contradictions. Most of us have eagerly welcomed a return to restaurants and concerts and each other’s homes. But some are grieving the loss of a loved …
hitting home

The wide world of American sports

This has been a pretty amazing week to be an American sports fan. To recap: First of all, the week was dominated by the fact that Denver had the incredible honor to host the Major League Baseball …
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