Arvada City Council to hear annexation petition for Project Indiana
The Arvada City Council voted to unanimously accept a petition for annexation on first reading concerning portions of Indiana Street covered in the Project Indiana proposal. On June 14, Council will …
Allendale Elementary launches virtual ‘Allendale Memories’ website

As Allendale Elementary prepares to close its doors after 57 years, an online forum has been launched for community members to share videos recalling memories from their time at the school. The …

A quiet peer becomes an accused murderer

Ahmad Alissa, charged with 10 counts of murder in the March 22 mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, left conflicting memories of a quiet teen prone to outbursts of anger at Arvada West High …

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap …

Q & A: Dave Kopel

In the wake of the March 22 shooting in Boulder, Colorado Community Media reporter Ryan Dunn spoke to gun safety activist Shannon Watts about the state of firearm legislation in Colorado. To gain a …

Arvada City Councilman David Jones named to Titan 100

Arvada City Councilmember and Sonsio Chief Executive Officer David Jones was named to the 2021 Titan 100, an annual list of the top 100 chief executive officers and C-level executives in the Colorado …

Arvada Fire Protection District breaks ground on new station

Construction crews' broke ground on the Arvada Fire Protection District's Station 9 on April 24. The station is located near Candelas Parkway and Highway 72 and will be completed by spring 2022, …

News
Diners sit outside Smokin Fins in downtown Littleton on Nov. 20, hours before new orders took effect ending indoor dining in the face of surging COVID-19 numbers.

As Denver metro counties move to 'level clear,' virus not done taking toll

The era of metro Denver residents talking about “the dial” might be over for good now that several metro counties have lifted local restrictions and moved to what they call “level clear,” …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in July 2020 announcing the statewide order requiring those over age 10 to wear masks indoors. An interpreter for the hearing impaired appears at upper right.

Colorado ends mask rule for many indoor spaces

After 10 months of living under a statewide mask order, Coloradans saw a major step toward ending the requirement to wear masks in public spaces announced by Gov. Jared Polis, who made a point of …

Kids eat free this summer in Jeffco

Summer break is almost here. For many Jeffco families, food insecurity can make it a stressful time.  This summer, free breakfast and lunch will be served at 16 Jeffco school locations to community …

Old Dominion is hiring truck drivers

Old Dominion Freight is holding an in-person job fair at 5601 Holly St. in Commerce City Saturday, May 15. Dominion is hiring 10 truck drivers and numerous dock workers. Individuals with Class A CDL …
Mackenzie Deshon with her son Jayson in her new Toyota Corolla.

Hope House donates car to teen mom for Mother’s Day

For the fifth consecutive year, Arvada-based nonprofit Hope House partnered with Lake Arbor Auto and Hands of the Carpenter to donate a used car to a local teen mom in need. On April 29, Mackenzie …
Life
Coming Attractions

From the Misfits to ‘The Lucky Ones’

With theater slowly coming back to life, many companies are finding themselves taking a different approach to staging shows. Misfits Theater Company started bringing stories back in the late summer …
The local comics shelf at Mutiny Information Cafe, which includes “Queen City” and several of Karl Christian Krumpholz’s other titles.

The art of city life in comic form

If you haven’t been out and about much in Denver recently, you could very well be shocked by what’s there — and perhaps more noticeably, what isn’t. Even by the standards of this constantly …
Coming Attractions

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …
Sam Al-Jassim, a Georgetown resident and manager at Clear Creek Cidery & Eatery, pours a selection of cider for a flight of four. This cidery in Idaho Springs hopes to launch its own line of ciders later this year, and currently features nine Colorado ciders on tap and 14 others in cans.

Cideries squeeze into craft beverage scene

Imagine it’s a hot Colorado day and adults are looking for alcoholic beverages to help beat the heat. Many seek out beer, seltzers and cocktails. But, for Sam Al-Jassim and many others, the answer …
Coming Attractions

House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …
Sports

Chatfield slams its way to victory over D’Evelyn in season opener

DENVER — It took a matter of seconds for Chatfield sophomore Parker Murrow to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 lead for the Chargers. With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the fourth …

Voices
Finance

Examining the outlook for economic recovery

The United States economic outlook has “clearly brightened,” according to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The Washington Post also states that the U.S. emerges as the main engine for global …
Dr. Kimberly Winter
Guest Column

Gender influences various health issues

Osteoporosis is more common in women. Symptoms of coronary artery disease and heart attack may be different between men and women. Women have a harder time quitting smoking than men. Women are twice …

Breaking bad, or, for the better somehow

There was a television series on one of the cable networks about 10 years ago called “Burn Notice.” It was about a “burned” spy — a spy who loses their official identity, and so they exist …
Elizabeth Hansen Shapiro Co-founder of NTLN
Reaching Out

Keeping the community in Colorado Community Media

Last week in this space you were able to hear from Ann and Jerry Healey, who have entrusted their collection of 24 community newspapers to us at the newly formed Colorado News Conservancy. This week, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Oscars telecast rated PG for pretty grim

Ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards telecast were down 58% from their lowest point in the 18-49 age demographic. The previous low was set last year. The Grammys fell 51% in total viewers in the 18-49 …
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