New website to boost transparency of Arvada development process
Arvadans have a new online option to keep track of developments in the city after the introduction of an interactive story map on the city web page this summer. The map at arvada.org/development …
Medical office to be built in Candelas this year
A new SCL Health office will soon be under construction at the intersection of W. 91st Place and Candelas Parkway. “With more than 4,300 new homes currently under construction in Candelas, we …

Aftermath of an unexpected Arvada shooting

As police investigate a shooting that occurred July 11, in which one Arvadan was killed and three others were injured, the nearby community is grappling not only with loss, but also with surprise. …

In midst of coronavirus, firefighters adjust

All was quiet at West Metro Fire Rescue’s Station 1 on July 23. That is, until a recording of a woman’s voice rang through the bay, announcing an emergent medical alert. Within seconds, the …

Jeffco commissioners sign up to support deputies in lawsuit

In a letter to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office staff, the Jeffco commissioners expressed their support for Sheriff's Office staff and pledged to provide a defense and indemnification (coverage of …

Second Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge opening in Arvada

After months spent eagerly awaiting the opening of a second Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge across town, Arvadans can now mark their calendars for the coffeehouse and bar’s opening next month. …

Sheriff: Jeffco seeing increase in violent crime

As law enforcement nationwide operates in an environment beset by issues ranging from the COVID-19 crisis and continuing unrest about racial justice and policing practices, Jefferson County’s …

News

Lakewood drive-by shooting critically injures two

Lakewood Police say they found two men with apparent gunshot wounds after officers responded to an incident in the 5400 block of the 6th Avenue Frontage Road. On Aug. 9 at 10:37 p.m., police received …
Jennie Shipman of Littleton said her family adopted Lucky, a collie puppy, motivated in part by how much time they're spending at home during the pandemic.

Animal adoptions brighten life during pandemic

The novel coronavirus has meant a lot more time at home for many people, which has some perks — including an increase in pet adoptions. “Since we knew we'd be home all summer, and since we limit …
In a February file photo, a woman exits an RTD 16L bus at the 10th and Washington stop in downtown Golden.

RTD picks 3 CEO finalists, ensuring 1st female leader

Three women are under consideration to be the next leader of the Regional Transportation District, as the agency on Aug. 7 announced the finalists to be CEO and general manager. “We certainly …
Eliza Portugal pets Love Bug, a miniature therapy horse.

Equine event is special for Littleton school for the blind

In their first outing in months, students and staff from Littleton's Colorado Center for the Blind got in touch with their equestrian side on Aug. 3, grooming horses from the Arapahoe County …
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis addresses attendees of a bill signing concerning alcohol sales during his visit to Englewood on July 10..

Polis urges caution as virus trends improve

Just over half a month since Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide mask-wearing order — and two weeks since he cut down Colorado's last call for alcohol to 10 p.m. to discourage unruly socializing …
Life
Charli Surry, 9, sits with her pig Jelly Belly Bean at the Friday, July 31 Douglas County livestock sale before the event began. The pig sold for $1,900.

No rides at Douglas County Fair, but plenty of critters

While there weren’t rides, concessions or crowds at the event, the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo still took place in Castle Rock with a focus on agriculture, livestock and rodeo.
The 1913 Boathouse in Denver’s Washington Park, pictured, dates back to an era when Smith Lake was a popular urban resort, with a swimming beach and winter skating.  Across the lake on the north shore is another vintage building, the 1912 Dos Chappell Bathhouse, which once provided beach-goers with locker rooms and showers. Currently it houses Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a nonprofit that tends to the state’s natural resources.

From swan dives to figure eights: A look back at a Washington Park gem's past

As summer grips the city and Coloradans bemoan our regrettable lack of ocean, we might do well to remember that Denver’s Washington Park once had its very own beach on a lake that once didn’t …
Coming Attractions

Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, …
Iglidan, who was supposed to performat the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, performed a wide range of classic selections in the hour-long performance.

Opera on the asphalt in Englewood

Siuzanna Iglidan of Englewood was supposed to perform at the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, in her dream role in Bizet’s “Carmen.” But COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans. With opera …
The Fray performs at the 2019 Castle Rock Summer Jam.

Residents donate thousands despite canceled Summer Jam fundraiser

Last year, John Saunders and Bill Clarke watched 2,400 people pile into the amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual concert they cofounded, Castle Rock Summer Jam. After …
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Sports

Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set …

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Voices

Editorial Cartoon for Aug. 6

Letter to the editor: Teachers work hard

  Say what you will about the decision to open schools or not — I know it’s a choice that’s fraught on either side with unfortunate compromises - but I find it laughable to …

Letter to the editor: Waiving late fees

  As your County Treasurer, I have been making every effort to assist Jeffco property owners in paying their property taxes in Jefferson County based on the unprecedented COVID virus …

Letter to the editor: Question for teachers

  Let me get this straight. grocery store workers can show up to do their jobs, interact with hundreds of strangers daily, so you can buy food to feed yourself and your children, but you …
opinion

Letter to the editor: A dismal reading

  Michael Alcorn paints a dismal picture of an “alternate” US history without the 3/5th person compromise. In his imagined version of history, all people of all races would have …
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