Family of Olde Town shooting victim Johnny Hurley sues Arvada Police

On the one-year anniversary of the Olde Town Arvada shooting, the estate of Johnny Hurley filed a civil lawsuit against the Arvada Police Department seeking damages for Hurley’s death.

Arvada mayor issues statement in recognition of Olde Town shooting anniversary

Arvada Mayor Marc Williams issued a statement on June 20 regarding the one-year anniversary of the Olde Town Arvada shooting, which took place on June 21, 2021 and claimed the lives of Arvada Police …

In-N-Out Burger’s Arvada location moving into next stages of planning

Arvada residents are one step closer to a Double-Double and some Animal Style fries.

Arvada partnership launches health assessment to help local businesses

The City of Arvada has created a free assessment for locally-owned businesses to examine their health. 

City of Arvada and Jefferson County sue Broomfield over long-suffering Jefferson Parkway project

The City of Arvada and the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners filed a lawsuit on June 1 suing the City and County of Broomfield for breach of contract and damages pertaining to Broomfield’s decision to pull out of the Jefferson Parkway project in 2020.

Stone Cellar Bistro brings locally sourced fine dining to Olde Town Arvada

The idea for Stone Cellar Bistro — Arvada’s newest fine dining experience, located in the heart of Olde Town — didn’t come from years of planning, but rather the coalescing of …

Arvada Library hosts youth Pride celebration featuring parade, arts and crafts

Olde Town Arvada was dotted with LGBTQ+ Pride flags and adornments June 18, as the Arvada Library held its annual youth Pride celebration. This year’s iteration featured a parade for the …

Appeal in Faith Christian Academy teacher discrimination case denied by 10th Circuit Court

A federal appeals court won’t be taking up the case of Gregory Tucker vs. Faith Bible Chapel International, as a June 7 decision by the 10th Circuit Court declared that they do not have jusirdiction to hear the interlocutory appeal.

Arvada Farmers Market returns for summer 2022

The Arvada Farmers Market returned to Olde Town Arvada on June 5, with local artisans and artists peddled their goods from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Olde Town Square.

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Six-year-old Max Turek has the right idea on a warm July 2 .. ride a water slide at the city of Fort Lupton's annual July 4 party at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. In addition to the water slide, there was face painting, bounce houses, skeeball, music (including a set from Fort Lupton native Kimi Most), plenty of food and fireworks.

Fort Lupton celebrates 4th of July early .. and with a swim

Renderings of Prost Brewery’s new headquarters to be built in Northglenn.

Prost Brewery to ferment its headquarters in Northglenn

Prost in English means cheers. Prost for Northglenn means  200 jobs coming to the city.  Prost Craft Brewery is setting up shop in Northglenn. They will construct a 53,000 square foot …

Arvada nonprofit Hope, Community and Connection set to host second annual back-to-school drive

Arvada-based nonprofit Hope, Community and Connection is hosting its second annual “Hope for Kids” back-to-school drive to support low income students in the community.

Arvada City Council approves IGAs for Red Rocks CC Park, public improvements for Trailstone development

It was a busy night on June 27 for Arvada’s City Council, as it passed multiple intergovernmental agreements, approved a low-income housing development and narrowly voted down a mixed-use development proposal in Candelas.

30-foot Blue Spruce tree replaces fallen Olde Town Square tree

A 30-foot Blue Spruce has replaced the tree that stood in Olde Town Arvada Square from 2006 until last winter, when a windstorm knocked it down. The tree’s first day in Arvada was June 23.
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Coming Attractions

Asking the hard questions at the Benchmark Theatre

It is an unfortunate truth that some topics will always be relevant, no matter how many decades (or centuries) pass. Questions of race and identity are near the top of this list, and as we’ve seen …
Alissa Davies posing in front of her series "Firescape."

Wildfire art can create beauty out of tragedy

Robert Nesladek carves wood. He works in a sawdust-filled studio behind his house in Arvada, which he has owned for 47 years.  Two wood lathes spin fast to carve out bowls, vases and other …
Music and Movies at Infinity Park in Glendale returns this summer with live music and a movie showing on June 24, July 8, July 22 and Aug. 12.
Arts & entertainment

Infinity Park blends music and movies for new summer season

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everything is better under a warm summer’s night sky. And that’s just one of the reasons the Music and Movies at Infinity Park series has been such a …
Coming Attractions

Strong summer starts for Denver

The Denver metro area really shines during the summer months. There are all kinds of outdoor options for dining, live music and activities, while classic concert spots and cultural hubs are still …
A crowd of people gather at the stage during last year’s Juneteenth Music Festival. Headliners for the 2022 Juneteenth Music Festival are Dave East on June 18 and Twista on June 19.

‘Music is a connector’

Growing up in Denver, Charles Luis Cox II remembers celebrating Juneteenth every year with family. They would pack a picnic and go to the park. Or, they would go to Lincoln Hills — historically a …
Sports

Brookens tabbed as CHSAA associate commissioner

The Colorado High School Activities Association named Bethany Brookens as its next associate commissioner. Incoming Commissioner Mike Krueger made the appointment, which is effective immediately. …

Voices

Letter: Supporting Colorado Alzheimer’s families

Today, 76,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to rise by 21% in the next few years.

Letter: Another failed government program

Another failed government program Citizens have the ability to get Narcan (for opiate overdose) without a prescription and carry it around in case of an opiate emergency.
Stephen Pyne

Column: We need every tool to fight today’s wildfires

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or rather by two.

Community Voices: The potential threat to the wildlife environment

My name is Sharon McCarthy. I am a resident of Forest Springs in West Arvada as well as one founding organizer of the nonprofit Friends of Ralston Creek Neighborhoods (https://frcneighborhoods.org.)

Column: Reminding people of the dangers of swimming pools for toddlers

My grandtwins, Rose and Lars, are now 27 months old. They are about the same age that my nephew Christopher was when he was found in my sister and brother-in-law’s swimming pool.
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