Olde Town Residences plan must start over after court decision

The city of Arvada is reviewing a May 14 Colorado Court of Appeals decision that overturned city council approval of the Olde Town Residences project. The project proposed by Trammell Crow, a …
Republic will rescind offer if waste hauling issue becomes public vote
As the public hearing on a proposed contract between Arvada and waste hauler Republic Services gets closer, a question posed to the hauler, and the hauler’s answer, could affect the hearing’s …

Neighborhood parade celebrates local grads

The WildFlower Ponds neighborhood in Arvada held a parade to honor students in the neighborhood graduating from kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, college, graduate school and trade schools. …

School may be mostly remote next year in Jeffco

Next year in Jeffco Public Schools, “we want to create the opportunity for our students to be in our schools,” said Kristopher Schuh, deputy superintendent, during a May 13 board of education …

More than 100 Arvada businesses join ‘Safe and Open’ campaign

As of May 11, there were 115 Arvada businesses which have opted into a campaign known as Safe and Open to convey to customers that it is safe to come inside their stores for business. Safe and Open …

Mayor’s State of the City address details COVID, homelessness

As has been the case with many traditions in spring 2020, the mayor’s annual State of the City address went virtual May 15 as Mayor Marc Williams reviewed the challenges and successes of Arvada …

News
Sierra restaurant in Lone Tree has reopened its dining room. It typically employs 100 people but during the pandemic kept 10 to 15 people working in staggered shifts. On May 18, masked workers cooked up takeout and delivery orders.

Colorado may consider small-business relief fund

Eateries across Colorado are now allowed to resume sit-down service, but Gov. Jared Polis acknowledged “the pain our restaurants have been through” during the state's closure of dine-in service. …
A steady stream of people stopped by C&C Coffee and Kitchen on May 12. Some hoped to order food and found the restaurant closed. Others taped cash donations to the storefront. A few came simply to see the spectacle.

Castle Rock coffee shop files lawsuit over shutdown

The Castle Rock restaurant that drew national attention for opening to in-person dining on Mother's Day in defiance of state and public health orders is suing the governor along with state and local …
Protesters gathered the night of Thursday, May 28, at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver to protest the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

Denver protest over George Floyd's death leads to confrontation

Colorado Community Media staff report A demonstration in downtown Denver late Thursday over a death of a black man at the hands of police in Minneapolis evolved into a melee, with gunshots, …
Flags fly at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in the Centennial area.

Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Centennial

A suspect was killed by officer gunfire and two deputies were unharmed after an incident at a Days Inn hotel in central Centennial on Thursday.
Danny Dietz Sr. sits beside his son's grave at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Dietz Jr., a Navy SEAL, was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

'Every day is Memorial Day for me'

On a mountainside in Afghanistan in 2005, Heritage High School graduate and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz gave his life for his country.Nearly 15 years later, his father, Danny Dietz Sr., spent Memorial Day …
Life

Virtual Juneteenth Music Festival will be celebration of freedom

A full day of online programming that includes panels, performances, a marketplace and the Dream Big awards will make up Denver’s newly imagined virtual Juneteenth Music Festival. The 2020 online …

Creative Coloradans plan virtual art festival June 5-7

Six Colorado artists have felt the impact that the cancellation or postponement of art festivals has had on their art careers, according to a news release, and have planned a virtual art fair. Using …
Hosted and moderated by Stage 32, the Vail Film Festival 2020 Women in Film: Personal Stories panel featured fascinating and insightful information from women in various areas of the film industry. From top left, producer Ashleigh Snead, producer Mali Elfman, producer, director and writer Alexandra Baretto, director, filmmaker, photographer and actor Leslie Alejandro, actor and producer Lesley-Ann Brandt, and producer and CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk.
Arts & entertainment

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …
Coming Attractions

Reigniting creativity at the Arvada Center

As we enter the post-quarantine world, there are a vast array of jobs, industries and organizations that are going to need help coming back to life. The arts are certainly on this list, and the …
Laurie Adams looks at a piece of art at the Viva Casa Bonita art exhibit at NEXT Gallery in February. 40 West Arts District has reopened, but visitors will have to follow restrictions.

40 West Arts District returns

Craig Robb, an artist of Pirate: Contemporary Art in the 40 West Arts District, said he has started to notice anxiety in his work showing up —related to being isolated throughout the pandemic. Robb …
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Sports

Stories of a lost spring from Faith Christian

Spring is a beautiful season in Colorado as we transition to the beautiful blue skies of the Rocky Mountains and the awakening of the grass and flowers.  Spring can also bring the up and …

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Voices

Letter to the editor: Mail voting should be right

A recent story from 9News hails Colorado as a leader in mail-in ballot voting (April 9). The law went into effect in 2013 and allows all voters to get a ballot in the …

Letter to the editor: Note the nuance

  While criticizing government’s expansive actions during this pandemic, a frequent letter writer asks,”Does not the constitution... clearly state the roles of government?” …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Mask Hysteria

  Recently, the news reports people are getting into physical confrontations because someone is not wearing a face mask. This mask hysteria is unnecessary. When the coronavirus first appeared …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Protect full day K

  This year, my granddaughter embraced kindergarten, thriving in the full-day program. State funding for full-day kindergarten is what allowed her to attend the program and prepare to …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Through new eyes

  I appreciated so much the letter by Xiao Long, calling out the dangers of political correctness. I have found that most immigrants are much emotionally stronger than, and do not complain …
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