Man dead after officer involved shooting in east Arvada in response to auto theft

A suspect is dead, and two Arvada Police officers are on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting transpired around 1 a.m. in the 5500 block of Newland Way on Jan. 12 following a reported auto theft.
Jeffco School Board gives January update
In the most recent Jeffco School Board meeting, several topics were discussed without covering a ton of new ground. COVID-19 policies and monitoring were clarified, a group of worried Fitzmorris parents and staff spoke during public comment and district employees continue to leave during a time when many departments are already short-staffed.

Highest-elevation points in metro Denver counties sit at some unexpected places

To outdoor-recreation enthusiasts, Colorado is known for its fourteeners: mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. But take a drive through the Denver area, and you might notice how the elevation …

Arvada’s Year in Review 2021

It’s been a tough year in Arvada. On the heels of months of COVID-19 induced lockdowns, the city was plunged into mourning when a tragic shooting claimed the lives of Arvada Police Officer Gordon …

Marshall Fire devastation hits home for metro cities

As Boulder County continues to reel from the unprecedented destruction of the Marshall Fire, densely populated cities across the metro area see the devastation of Superior, Louisville and other …

Snowplowing season in Jefferson County

Jefferson County and CDOT officials say snowplowing went well for the first snowfall of the year on Dec. 10, even though the departments are not fully staffed.

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An hourly worker striking on day two of the King Soopers strike, at the 58th and  Independence location in Arvada.

Arvada King Soopers Union workers join picket line, share perspectives

On the second day of King Soopers grocery store workers striking against their employer, the parking lot at the 58th and Independence location was more empty than usual for an afternoon, the gas pumps were off, and about a dozen of the store’s employees waved to cars from the sidewalk, wearing picket signs and protesting after contract negotiations between the Kroger-owned company and UFCW Local 7 union representatives failed earlier in the month.

Rotary on quest for best in business ethics

The Rotary Club of Golden wants to know which local organizations you think display the highest standards of ethical practice.
Sheriff's deputies are looking for this stolen ATV. The theft took place near Hudson Jan. 15.

WeldCo sheriff's deputies looking for stolen ATV

HUDSON -- Weld County sheriff's deputies are looking for an ATV that was stolen from property near Hudson. It happened around 6 a.m. Jan. 15 in the 5500 block of Weld County Road 37. Sheriff's …

Commerce City police need help finding urn's owner

Commerce City police would like to reunite a family with its urn. In a series of tweets, police said someone turned in an item containing the small urn to the department's property and evidence …
Victoria Hodge, a 21 year King Soopers employee who works the deli, protests outside the 750 E 104th Ave. King Soopers.

Westminster, Thornton’s King Soopers’ workers join protest

Workers at the four King Soopers stores in Westminster and Thornton joined 77 other locations protesting the labor practices of the grocery chain.  “I started working (at King Soopers) in 1987 and …
Life
Coming Attractions

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru …
Singer/songwriter Dave Stamey closes out a packed house at the American  Mountaineering Center in Golden. Stamey is a Western Music Hall of Fame inductee and resides in Orange Cove, California.
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Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
Coming Attractions

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
Among performers slated for this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathing is Texas native singer and songwriter Jean Prescott.

Poetry Gathering beckons well-versed cowboys, cowgirls to Golden

If you’re a hankerin’ for a weekend rich in the storied history of the American West, then gather ‘round the campfire for the 2022 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, coming up Jan. 15 and 16 at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden.
Coming Attractions

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again.
Sports

Fort Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to …

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Letters to the editor

Arvada Press letters to the editor, Jan. 20

The importance of asking questions

I love questions. Questions are the beginning of all learning, of all wisdom. Guy’s walking along, sees some interesting phenomenon, says, “Why do you suppose that happens?” That is how physics, astronomy, meteorology, psychology, chemistry… well, you get the idea.

Why I will vote for Eli Bremer

Eli Bremer is a friend of mine running for the United States Senate. He is seeking the Republican nomination to oppose Michael Bennet for reelection.

My mistake about about that remake

An open Letter to Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Moreno about "West Side Story."

What is it about Christmas season?

Is it the lights, and the decorations? Or maybe the music? How about family traditions and get-togethers? Oh, and don’t forget about the food, especially the baked goods—is that what it is?
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