Jackalope Arts Festival comes to Arvada's Olde Town

The Jackalope Arts Festival came to Olde Town Arvada for the first time on Sept. 18 and 19, showcasing handmade goods made by over 60 local artisans from across the state. The festival was free of …
Autopsy done on Olde Town hero
Johnny Hurley, the “good Samaritan” from Golden who acted to stop the gunman on June 21 in Olde Town Arvada, was killed by a single bullet. As first reported by the Denver Post, the details of …

Remembering Brethren Fast

For those who were around the Denver music scene in the 90’s, Brethren Fast needs no introduction. The purveyors of “electrified hillbilly hot-rod funk” charmed audiences and contemporaries …

Election 2021: Arvada candidates stump at chamber event

An early morning candidate forum gave Arvada residents and members of the business community a chance to get to know the folks who want to represent them on city council. The event, hosted by the …

Shots fired near NAAC during Friday night football game

Arvada Police responded to reports of gunshots in the area of the North Area Athletic Complex at around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 during a high school football game. No injuries or property damage has …

City of Arvada settles police brutality suit for $100,000

The City of Arvada agreed to pay $100,000 to Travis Cook on June 15 as part of the settlement of a years-long legal ordeal stemming from a domestic violence incident which occurred on Feb. 11, 2018. …

Street murals beautify Olde Town

Three artists worked to install murals on the streets of Olde Town Arvada beginning on Sept. 9, completing the murals by Sept. 15 in advance of the upcoming Jackalope Denver arts festival slated for …

My Name Is… Liz Randall

About Me I'm from Arvada originally and grew up there. I went to Arvada West High School and sang in church as a kid and did musical theatre at the Arvada Center occasionally. It's a great place. I …

Arvada Harvest Festival cancelled after permit snafu

In advance of the 96th anniversary of the Arvada Harvest Festival, the city of Arvada recently announced it was denying the carnival and midway components of the special events permit application. …

Former Arvada political candidate charged with felony identity theft

An Arvada man who has previously sought political office and been involved in a slew of civil lawsuits has been charged with multiple felonies stemming from his attempt to set up a fraudulent …

News
Rigoberto Valles Dominguez

Suspect arrested in shooting of Littleton police officer after standoff in Brighton

The man suspected of shooting and hospitilizing a Littleton police officer earlier this week has been arrested, police said.  Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, 33, was taken into custody late …
An early morning view of the new Northglenn Recreation Center on Sept. 22.

Coming soon: Northglenn’s new rec center

The City of Northglenn’s new Recreation Center officially opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 9. The new facility -- located west of Thornton City Hall, off Thornton Parkway near Interstate 25 -- …
Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
The proposed path of the 5280 Trail around downtown Denver.

Boosters praise promise of 5280 Trail across Denver

The final stretch of the walk from Denver Union Station to the Buell Public Media Center on 21st and Arapahoe has become a lot shadier ... in a good way. More than 30 Shumard oak trees line the …
The ambulance entrance to the Chest Pain Center at Rose Medical Center in Denver, a HealthONE hospital, on Jan. 11, 2020.

Colorado's hospitals have bent, but not broken, during new COVID surge

Nearly 19 months in, these are some of the toughest days for Colorado hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as the latest surge in coronavirus hospitalizations appears to have plateaued — …
Life
A first-year Jeffco band student holds his new saxophone.

Let’s hear it for the band - and orchestra too!

Football, soccer — a lot of fall school activities get a lot of press coverage every year while another pursuit that requires practice, dedication, teamwork and a lot of hard work goes relatively …
Coming Attractions

Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …
Broomfield resident Colin Duffy bouldering in Salt Lake City.

Climber reaches for dream: Local teen finished seventh in Tokyo Olympics

When Colin Duffy first laid eyes on an indoor climbing wall, he was only 3 years old.  The colorful holds drew his attention and he begged his parents to let him give the sport a try. By 7, he was …
A pair of young lady buccaneers navigate their homemade boat, "Quack Pearl," across Webster Lake during the regatta portion of this year's Northglenn Pirate Fest at E.B. Rains, Jr. Memorial Park Sept. 18.

SLIDES: Aaaar, matey. It's Pirate Fest circa 2021

The distinctive Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art stands at the corner of 12th Avenue and Bannock Street near the Denver Art Museum.

Kirkland Museum is Denver treasure

On the northwest corner of Bannock Street and 12th Avenue in Denver, bright yellow ceramic tiles beckon to anyone who can see them. They mark the entrance to the Kirkland Museum of Fine and …
Sports

Evergreen and Columbine boys golf teams capture Jeffco League titles

ARVADA — The race for Class 5A Jeffco League boys golf individual medalist title was as tight as could be Sept. 14 at West Woods Golf Club. The previous two individual medalist winners — Lakewood …

Voices
Winning Words

Opinion: The 5 C’s for retaining top talent starts with connection

This is the first in a five-part series on best practices for attracting, hiring and keeping top talent.
Cathrine Floyd

Opinion: Colorado needs the right plan to expand early education

This summer, Gov. Jared Polis signed a historic bill to support universal Pre-K education in Colorado. The legislation’s passage represented a major milestone in a decades-long quest.

Letter to the editor: A small way to help get past this nightmare

  Nobody, including me, enjoys wearing a mask. But while our daughter is at school, it is a simple and effective way to keep everyone safe. I know we all were really hoping that things would …

Letter to the editor: Supporting the mask mandate

  As someone who witnessed the havoc COVID-19 raged on ICUs across the state after my dad had to be admitted for multiple strokes, I am very supportive of the Jeffco Public Schools mask …

Hindsight of a 30-year teaching career

I was a public school teacher for 30 years. And, for many of those years, I was an outsider in the buildings, from both a mechanical standpoint and a philosophical standpoint. But, now that the …
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