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A look at Arvada during COVID-19

The streets and shopping centers of Arvada have been all but empty since stay-at-home orders went into effect statewide. Residents' favorite destinations, like Olde Town and Five Parks, look more or …
Jeffco school district uncertain about staff raises after COVID-19 crisis
An early March estimate showed Jeffco Public Schools may have around $17 million to allocate in its 2020-2021 budget, but at its April 2 meeting, the Board of Education learned that the ongoing …

Hestra donates 38,000 pairs of gloves to help city fight COVID-19

For years, thousands of pairs of disposable gloves have been sitting in the warehouse of glove company Hestra, which relocated its national headquarters to Arvada in 2019. Though the company …

Bike businesses booming during COVID-19 crisis

Every year, March marks the month when business picks up for Nate Glore, owner of Colorado Cycle Dynamics in Arvada. And in the midst of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, he was relieved when sales …

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A …

Polis urges Coloradans to wear cloth masks in public

Gov. Jared Polis wants Colorado “converting to a mask culture.” That's how the governor put it during a news conference where he urged Coloradans to wear face coverings any time they go out of …

News

Three seats open in Arvada Fire elections this May

On May 5, Arvada will elect representatives to three of the five seats on the Arvada Fire Protection District Board of Directors. One elected director will serve a two-year term, through May 2022, …
Cyclists enjoy a portion of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon last year. While many activities along the canyon are still open to individuals who are social distancing, the state’s guidelines prohibit anyone traveling very far to reach the area, cutting down on tourism dollars for nearby communities like Golden.

Jeffco tourism businesses hit hard by COVID-19

At Golden’s The Dove Inn, the cancellations started out slowly. “I would say in early March people started canceling,” said Libby Foster, who owns the 10-bedroom Victorian inn on 14th Street …
Emily Costner and her daughter, Adeline

COVID-19’s impact:Voices from our community

“It’s the most impactful not being able to get together with friends for us and for our daughter. Thankfully, there’s technology. We FaceTime and have tea parties over the phone. We don’t …

Caring for a loved one at home with COVID-19

Learning that a family member or roommate has symptoms or even a positive test result for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can feel concerning. Centura wants to help ease any discomfort for those …

School of Mines postpones in-person commencement

Colorado School of Mines has postponed all in-person ceremonies for its spring 2020 commencement, originally scheduled for May 7-8, aimed at stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mines …
Life
Coming Attractions

Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …
Denver-based artist Hazel Miller had her eye on success back in 1984, but didn’t imagine it’d come in the Mile High City.

Hazel Miller: Look what she can do

Back in 1984, Kentucky singer Hazel Miller was looking for a bigger market and a new home for her talents, little realizing that she’d find that midway through her trek. Miller grew up with a …
The top 10 designs for this year’s Never Summer snowboard design contest for Warren Tech students. Designs in the top row, from left to right, are by Jake Redfoot, Kyle Schwartz, Gracie Gish, Logan Wicke and Venice Garcia. In the second row, Anna Hayes, Harley Cohen, Spades Williams, Carisa Rosales, Riley Roberts.

Warren Tech student snowboards for sale after contest

For its seventh year, snowboard company Never Summer is selling boards created by Warren Tech students after about 90 teenagers from the school’s graphic design department competed to submit …
The colossal 1888 Roosevelt pipe organ at Denver’s Trinity United Methodist Church is “one of the monuments of organ building in the West,” said organist Norm Sutphin.

Pipe organs speak with majesty

Outside Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver, the din of the city roars. But inside the old church, a stone anachronism in a canyon of steel and glass, there is silence. Organist Norm …
AMC Theaters across Denver, including in Highlands Ranch, Westminster and Littleton, have replaced traditional movie theater seats with power recliners.

An industry in recline: Movie theaters step up comfort, amenities for enhanced experience

Traditional moviegoing is struggling, and it’s not hard to see why. Cheap Netflix subscriptions. High (and higher) definition TVs. The ability to stream endless hours of entertainment with the push …
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Sports

With sports seasons cut short, Faith Christian school community among those deeply affected

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. — Henry David Thoreau This …

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Voices

Letter to the editor: McGoff for Arvada Fire Protection District Board

The Arvada Fire Protection District, starting as the Arvada Volunteer Fire Department in 1911, has built an excellent reputation over the years.To help keep that reputation, I think Mark McGoff would …

Letter to the editor: McGoff my pick

  Being elected and serving on the Arvada Fire Protection District Board requires a person with a broad range of experience and understanding of government and community. Mark McGoff has a …

Letter to the editor: About that Sooper suggestion

  Maria Wagner’s letter made me laugh and cry. We all should be grateful for everything that King Soopers and the other stores that are open are doing for the community. Many of their …

Letter to the editor: Questions for the governor

  Is it the unelected officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment who are advising you as to which businesses are essential and can remain open? Have the …

Letter to the editor: China’s wrongdoing

  A letter in the April 2 edition accuses Michael Alcorn of “stoking the flames of racism” for calling COVID-19 a Chinese curse.  But there is nothing racist about naming …
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