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Shooting in Olde Town Arvada
Arvada police are investigating a shooting in Olde Town Arvada that resulted in the death of an officer.  Arvada Police Department PIO Dave Snelling confirmed to reporters that three people died. Among them an APD officer, a civillian that described as "a Good Samaritan" and the shooting suspect. 
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Shooting in Olde Town Arvada

Arvada police are investigating a shooting in Olde Town Arvada that resulted in the death of an officer.  Arvada Police Department PIO Dave Snelling confirmed to reporters that three people died. Among them an APD officer, a civillian that described as "a Good Samaritan" and the shooting suspect. 

Arvada United Methodist Church holds Pride Month Celebration

The Arvada United Methodist Church held a celebration in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month on June 13 at their location on Carr Street. The event was attended by over 70 members and supporters of the …

Q & A: Rep. Brianna Titone

In recognition of Pride Month, the Arvada Press talked to House District 27 Representative Brianna Titone — the first trans legislator elected in Colorado — about living in Arvada, the importance …

Arvada Farmers Market open

The Arvada Farmers Market opened for the season June 6. The market this year is back in Olde Town Square in Olde Town Arvada after spending last season socially distanced in McIlvoy Park. The market …

Bakery turned barricade

Alex Reid, the production manager for Rheinlander Bakery located in Olde Town, said he was working in the bakery when he heard what sounded like a firecracker go off, followed by two more. He said …

Arvada City Council votes down Amazon’s Project Indiana Proposal

After seven hours of deliberation, dozens of public comments and months of debate, Amazon’s proposal to build a warehouse in western Arvada was rejected by City Council on June 15 with a 5-2 vote on an annexation ordinance necessary for the tech giant’s proposal to move forward. Mayor Marc Williams and Mayor Pro Tem Dot Miller were the two dissenting votes.

Arvada Urban Renewal Authority gives Ralston Fields redevelopment update

At the Arvada City Council meeting on May 17th, Arvada Urban Renewal Authority Executive Director Maureen Phair gave an update on the Ralston Fields redevelopment project, which has been in the works …

News
Colorado Tap House from 69th Avenue.

Colorado Tap House breaks ground

On June 11, crews broke ground on construction of the Colorado Tap House, a facility located at 14982 W. 69th Ave that will feature family-friendly amenities and an expansive list of beers on tap. …
Workers pitch in to load food for distribution to Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

Pitching in to keep Jeffco’s summer learners fed

The countywide effort to feed hungry children and families across Jefferson County is a collaborative effort. That’s the message from Carolyn Alexander, the senior director of operations for The …
Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood.

Masterpiece Cakeshop loses transgender birthday case

Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop is back in the news — this time, for refusing to make a cake for transgender attorney Autumn Scardina. In the case, Denver District Court Judge A. Bruce …
Retired Major General Steven Best pinning a medal onto Reverend Edward Flaherty, Jr. at the Xavier Jesuit Center.

76 years late, 102-year-old World War II vet receives medals in ceremony

Time is running out. With less than 2% of America's World War II veterans still living — and the youngest of those that remain now well into their 90s — there just won't be much time left to …

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy

Irreza draws 20-year sentence for attempted murder of AdCo deputy Staff reports Cesar Irreza, who pled guilty in April to attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference charges in …
Life
Coming Attractions

SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, …
Miners Alley Playhouse on June 4.

Buzz returns to Miners Alley as live shows resume

John Moore never thought he would miss the sound of audiences coughing and sneezing. But after over a year spent watching shows be limited to online broadcasts — or just not happen at all — …
Coming Attractions

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, …
Eve, Claire and Jacob Goeke pose with the game they helped create, Canoosh.

Lakewood family creates new board game

What does a family do when a global pandemic hits, leaving countless hours to fill and three children to keep entertained? If the family in question is the Goekes of Lakewood, they invent their own …
Coming Attractions

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on …
Sports

Alamosa to Arvada: running for Cameron

Justin Andrade, an Arvada West High School and Adams State graduate, ran from Alamosa to Arvada over the course of seven days to raise funds for the Cameron Holland Scholarship. The scholarship, …

Voices

Letter to the editor: Kick-off party for Michael Griffith

I want to invite all Arvadans to come to the kick-off party for my husband’s campaign for Arvada City Council At-Large.  It is on June 27, 2-4 PM at 6820 West 62nd Ave. in Arvada.  …

Arvada Press Letters to the Editor for June 24

Nancy, Lauren, John, David and Bob As a nearly lifelong Arvada resident, i have not been bashful to voice my displeasure with council on past issues. it would be remiss of me now, not to say …

Grab some popcorn and kick back with dad

In honor of Father’s Day, I present… a movie list! I believe there are certain traits that men, especially family men, exhibit in their purest form that are worth emulating and reproducing. And, …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Experiencing life’s abundance

One of the bigger misconceptions and mistakes I see or hear is around abundance. For some reason, many of us immediately associate abundance with money. And although having an abundance of money …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The past keeps populating the present

For the past year and a half, old acquaintances I haven’t heard from in five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years have written to me. Has the same thing been happening to you? Most have been former …
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