Chow for Champions brings Thanksgiving fare to Arvada’s first responders

Arvada first responders working on Thanksgiving got their fill of turkey and stuffing on Nov. 25, as volunteers with Chow For Champions delivered hot meals to police officers, firefighters and paramedics across the city who were working during the holiday.
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Mask mandate for indoor spaces in Jeffco
The Jefferson County Public Health department's board voted 4-1 Monday to pass a new health ordinance to require people ages 3 and older to wear masks when within public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 safety measure. 

A happy start to a happy Hanukkah in Arvada

The sight of senseless death and sadness back in June of this year, was also the sight of light, faith and renewed hope on Nov. 28, thanks to the annual lighting of the menorah to mark the start of Hanukkah in Arvada.

Arvada shines for Small Business Saturday

Shoppers in Olde Town Arvada on Nov. 27 were treated to special promotions and holiday cheer, as the city celebrated local businesses following a proclamation made at the Nov. 15 city council …

Arvada Food Bank aims for a big goal this Christmas

Arvada based food bank the Community Table is partnering with local businesses and governmental entities to try and collect 25,000 pounds of food before Christmas this year, as the food bank’s usual channels of food collection have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Jones elected Mayor Pro-Tem, new councilmembers sworn in

District 4 Councilmember David Jones was elected Mayor Pro-Tem and newly elected City Councilmembers Randy Moorman and Lisa Smith were sworn in at the Nov. 8 Arvada City Council meeting. District 3 …

Turkey Day Tag Team in Golden

Warren Kennison has been attending the free Thursday lunches at the First United Methodist Church of Golden for 12 years — first as diner and now as a volunteer and church member. But, this past …

One suspect in custody after homicide in northeast Arvada

One man is in custody after a homicide on Nov. 29 left a victim dead at the scene of an apparent shooting at 1:20 p.m. at a townhome on 11500 70th Place, according to Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling.

New documents shed light on Olde Town Arvada shooter’s motive

New letters released by the Arvada Police Department on Nov. 23 shed light on Olde Town Arvada shooter Ronald Troyke’s motive in leadup to the June 21, 2021 shooting. The letters, which …

No charges filed against Arvada Police officer in Olde Town shooting

The Arvada Police officer who shot Johnny Hurley — recognized as the Good Samaritan in the June 21 Olde Town shooting — has been cleared of legal wrongdoing by First Judicial District Attorney …

Commerce City police are looking for this man in connection with a Dec. 1 armed robbery of a convenience store.

Commerce City police searching for armed robbery suspect

Clommerce City police are looking for a man who held up a convenience store on East 104th Avenue Dec. 1. He is between 18 and 25 years of age, stands 5 feet 8 inc hes tall and weighs about 170 …
A sign read, "I don't co-parent with the government" during an Aug. 30 protest against mask requirements at the Arapahoe County administration building in Littleton.

Masks not perfect, but do help, says local Colorado health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks …

Third suspect arrested in Lakewood Gail Wilson case

On Nov. 18, Lakewood Police Department Detectives arrested 21-year-old Jay Sean Griffith in connection with the suspected homicide of Gail Wilson. Griffith is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of Tampering with a Deceased Body and Accessory to First-Degree Murder.

Brighton councilor faces DUI charge

Brighton Councilman Kris Jordinelli faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police before Thanksgiving.   His first court appearance -- a …
Greg Lopez, gubernatorial candidate, introduces himself to a crowd protesting Jefferson County COVID restrictions.

GOP candidates stump for anti-vax protesters

Hours before Jefferson County Public Health passed its latest health order requiring masks to be worn in public places by those 3-years and older, a large crowd gathered in the JCPH parking lot to …
Coming Attractions

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …
Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann and Santa Claus hit the switch lighting Thornton’s Christmas tree during the city’s WinterFest 2019. This year, the celebration will be on Dec. 10.

Starting the season for the north metro area

Friday, Dec. 3 Thornton Santa Calling registration deadline: Dec. 3 is the last day to sign up their youngsters to have the Santa Claus call between 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 through 16, specifying a date …
Beth York of Aurora and Brenda Luksch of Boulder, who are independent consultants with Usborne Books & More, which is an independent book publisher, stand with a display of books at the Cherry Creek Holiday Market on Nov. 18. The two carry about 2,000 titles for newborns to young adults.

‘The glow of the holidays’: Denver’s Cherry Creek North features lights, local shopping

Vendors at this year’s Cherry Creek North Holiday Market are excited to have conversations with people and help shoppers find the perfect gift. “People like to support local businesses,” said …
Trail of Lights, at Denver Botanic Gardens / Chatfield Farms though Jan. 2.

Holiday lights down on the farm

Once again, Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms site is aglow with holiday color in a rustic setting with the return of Trail of Lights. Wandering paths take you under illuminated trees and …
Gary Sohrweid, artist and retired Evergreen High School art teacher, stands next to a painting he did of elk for his twin brother, Larry, and Larry’s wife Elaine on their 50th wedding anniversary.

A bucket-list art show

Gary Sohrweid has worn many hats over the years both literally and figuratively. The 82-year-old — known for his Western attire, especially his cowboy hats and boots — was an art teacher at …

WEST 1202 FCA sports (939)

At Faith Christian High School, fall is by far the busiest time of the sports calendar. Practices begin in early August and don't wrap up until Mid-November with over 100 games and meets in between. …


Letter to the editor: Support for the retired

It is a strong belief of mine that when you work for decades and give into our American economy, you should be supported after you retire. 

It simply isn’t just about you!

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and with an over 70% statewide vaccination rate, we’re back to record highs of Coloradans who are dying from the disease. We are at risk of having no available …

Changing lines mean state government changes

The times they are a-changin’. More precisely, the lines they are a-changin’. Redistricting and reapportionment have upended much of Jefferson County, especially the mountain area. After the 2022 election, we will no longer be represented by Congressman Joe Neguse, State Sen. Tammy Story nor State Rep. Lisa Cutter.

Sears ... a celebration of life

I read today Sears is closing its last large mall store. The Woodfield Mall store in Schaumburg, Illinois, was a beautiful and successful store in its day, but that day has come and gone.

Letter to the editor: No excuse not to vote

  In answer to Michael Alcorn’s question (The problem with money in politics, Nov. 11, 2021), I believe it should always be worth fighting a system with dysfunction. And when it comes …
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