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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
The scene at the June 22 vigil for Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley at Peace Lutheran Church.

Vigil held for slain APD officer at Peace Lutheran Church

A vigil honoring fallen Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley was held on June 22 at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Arvada. The church’s worship center filled past its 700-person capacity, …
Retired Major General Steven Best pinning a medal onto Reverend Edward Flaherty, Jr. at the Xavier Jesuit Center.

75 years late, 102-year-old World War II vet recieves 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 …

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled …
Lutheran Medical Center President Grant Wicklund, second from left, joins a team of dignitaries, including Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker, in breaking ground for the SCL Lutheran replacement hospital.

Work begins on Lutheran hospital's new location

Ground has been broken for the SCL Lutheran replacement hospital campus in Wheat Ridge. The new hospital will be located in the new Clear Creek Crossing development near I-70 and 44th Avenue. The …
Life
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 …

Protecting your skin while not staying in

Coloradans love to tout the state’s sunshine with the warmth and mood boost it provides, but the sun’s rays also are something to be reckoned with, especially as we get into the swing of summer. …
Sports

Golden has season ended in state quarterfinals

By ARVADA — Golden reminded the rest of the Class 4A boys lacrosse state tournament field on Tuesday, June 15, that the Demons are still the defending state champions. No. 5-seeded Golden dominated …

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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 …

Equity markets wave yellow flag

Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are …

When MVP stands for most variable player

So, Denver has an NBA Most Valuable Player this year. Our first in the history of the franchise in the NBA, and the first professional MVP for the city in a … while. Anybody remember a guy named …

Urgent: Slow down to control hurry sickness

Do you count the cars in front of you and always move to the line that seems to go faster? Do you check out the items in grocery carts ahead of you and calculate which check-out lane will move …
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