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15-year-old Arvada race car driver raises money for cancer patients

When 15-year-old Cassidy Hinds tells her friends she’s a competitive race car driver, at first they don’t believe her. “I kind of have to prove it to them,” she said. So she invites friends …
14-year-old injured in hit-and-run on Sheridan
Police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred around 9 p.m. on June 8, when a 14-year-old Arvada boy was hit by a vehicle at Sheridan Boulevard and West 64th Avenue. The driver, who was in a …

With 5A money, district accelerates digital learning plan

From conducting virtual dissections to putting together podcasts, students at Arvada West High School find themselves on their devices “in every single subject for every grade,” said librarian …

‘There’s so much good in the world’

When Paul Marinello saw an ambulance outside the Smiths’ house on April 18, he assumed the ambulance had come for 2-year-old Austin. Austin had been born with an interstitial lung disease, the …

Thousands expected to attend Arvada on Tap

This Saturday, Arvada on Tap is back for its fifth year, inviting event-goers to sample beers from 35 different breweries. The event will be held at Ralston Park Addition on Simms Street and 64th …

Taste of Arvada shows ‘everything the city has to offer’

This year’s Taste of Arvada saw the event turn from an October tradition to a summer festivity as the annual restaurant competition took place on June 13. Along with the date change, this year …

News

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and …

Life

'Bull in a China Shop' gives audiences a fast-paced 90 minutes

“Bull in a China Shop,” now playing at Benchmark Theatre in Lakewood, is ideally timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which assured women …

Sports

'He meant so much to this community'

On Jan. 25, 1998, Littleton residents Sandy and David Alexander were sitting at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as they witnessed the Denver Broncos win the franchise's first Super Bowl. Following the …

Voices
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Hey kids, life is nice without that device

I was standing at the crossroads a few years ago. Along came a fellow with a guitar. Said his name was Robert Johnson and that he had something to sell, but not to me. I told him, “Me too.” He …
Norton
Winning Words

Keep yourself humble to avoid a stumble

One of my favorite things to see is a humble winner. Not only a humble winner, but also a humble leader who willingly shares the victory and gives credit to the team around them, their friend, or a …

Letter to the editor: New Columbine plan disgraceful

New Columbine plan disgraceful I find the entire idea of a “new Columbine” to be disgraceful and an insult to the memory of the deceased. This seems to be a cowards’ way out of the situation by …
Alcorn

Payoff for growth ‘rarely worth the price’

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. — Italian proverb, attributed to Montgomery Scott Raise your hand if you’ve been inconvenienced—either in minor ways or in major …

Letter to the editor: School rebuild balderdash

Can you think of anything more ridiculous than the Jeffco School Board’s proposal to demolish the Columbine High School and replicate it a few feet away? Where is the money for this boondoggle …
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