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. …
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 …

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 …

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
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 …
Colorado School of Mines freshman holds up a prototype of his P Vent ventilator.

Mines student working on low-cost ventilator

A Colorado School of Mines student is developing a low-cost ventilator that could be used in health care facilities around the world where traditional ventilators are too costly and cumbersome or …
Life
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 …
There won't be any scenes like this one at Hyland Hills Water World this summer as the water park operators have decided to stay closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

Water World opts to not open in 2020

The COVID-19 crisis will took away another favorite as Hyland Hills Recreation District announced Water World would not open this summer. It’s the first time water park has not opened since it …
Adrienne's Deloe's self portrait, the first of what became the Pandemic Self-Portraits series.

Project by local artist features pandemic self-portraits

A local artist has posted the 100th self-portrait relating to the pandemic in her project, “Pandemic Self-Portraits: Self-Portraits and Stories from the Pandemic.” Adrienne DeLoe, of Wheat Ridge, …
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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: 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 …
opinion

Letter to the editor: City Council needs to move forward on trash

  In community surveys in 2017 and 2019, more than 60% of Arvadans supported changing to an organized waste hauling system. After extensive research by City Staff, City Council, and the …
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