Arvada King Soopers Union workers join picket line, share perspectives

On the second day of King Soopers grocery store workers striking against their employer, the parking lot at the 58th and Independence location was more empty than usual for an afternoon, the gas pumps were off, and about a dozen of the store’s employees waved to cars from the sidewalk, wearing picket signs and protesting after contract negotiations between the Kroger-owned company and UFCW Local 7 union representatives failed earlier in the month.
Fresh Start offers chance to clear active warrants
People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested.

Pomona pins down another team title at Arvada West Invitational

It took less than 24 hours for Pomona’s wrestling squad to avenge a rare team loss.

Highest-elevation points in metro Denver counties sit at some unexpected places

To outdoor-recreation enthusiasts, Colorado is known for its fourteeners: mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. But take a drive through the Denver area, and you might notice how the elevation …

Arvada rallies support for Marshall Fire victims

If the Marshall Fire spread panic as it burned, it spread hope as it smoldered.

Snowplowing season in Jefferson County

Jefferson County and CDOT officials say snowplowing went well for the first snowfall of the year on Dec. 10, even though the departments are not fully staffed.

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Justin Presser, a King Soopers employee since 2006, strikes on Wednesday in Denver.

King Soopers strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocer

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Jan. 21 that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with King Soopers, ending a strike that began more than a week earlier.

Conifer is Colorado’s new population center

Colorado’s population has shifted north since 2010, and the east end of Conifer is the state’s new population center.

Wheat Ridge Howard Johnson’s to become workforce housing after zoning change approval

Council Bill 24-2021, an ordinance approving the rezoning of property located at 12100 West 44th Avenue from Commercial 1 to Mixed-Use Commercial, passed unanimously during the Jan. 10, Wheat Ridge City Council meeting. 
Sheriff's deputies are looking for this stolen ATV. The theft took place near Hudson Jan. 15.

WeldCo sheriff's deputies looking for stolen ATV

HUDSON -- Weld County sheriff's deputies are looking for an ATV that was stolen from property near Hudson. It happened around 6 a.m. Jan. 15 in the 5500 block of Weld County Road 37. Sheriff's …

Commerce City police need help finding urn's owner

Commerce City police would like to reunite a family with its urn. In a series of tweets, police said someone turned in an item containing the small urn to the department's property and evidence …
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Coming Attractions

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru …
Canadian singer  and bassist John  Cunningham performs with his singer/songwriter and yodeling bride  Eli Barsi. The couple performed for a sold-out audience Jan.15 at the American Mountaineering Center.
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Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
Coming Attractions

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
Among performers slated for this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathing is Texas native singer and songwriter Jean Prescott.

Poetry Gathering beckons well-versed cowboys, cowgirls to Golden

If you’re a hankerin’ for a weekend rich in the storied history of the American West, then gather ‘round the campfire for the 2022 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, coming up Jan. 15 and 16 at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden.
Coming Attractions

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again.
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Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season …

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Letters to the editor

Arvada Press letters to the editor, Jan. 20

The importance of asking questions

I love questions. Questions are the beginning of all learning, of all wisdom. Guy’s walking along, sees some interesting phenomenon, says, “Why do you suppose that happens?” That is how physics, astronomy, meteorology, psychology, chemistry… well, you get the idea.

Why I will vote for Eli Bremer

Eli Bremer is a friend of mine running for the United States Senate. He is seeking the Republican nomination to oppose Michael Bennet for reelection.

My mistake about about that remake

An open Letter to Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Moreno about "West Side Story."

What is it about Christmas season?

Is it the lights, and the decorations? Or maybe the music? How about family traditions and get-togethers? Oh, and don’t forget about the food, especially the baked goods—is that what it is?
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