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Olde Town Residences plan must start over after court decision

The city of Arvada is reviewing a May 14 Colorado Court of Appeals decision that overturned city council approval of the Olde Town Residences project. The project proposed by Trammell Crow, a … more

Grand reopening: Park Meadows welcomes shoppers back inside (VIDEO)

Metro Denver's largest indoor shopping mall reopened for business under rules designed to protect customers' health, including mandatory mask use. more

Catholic churches begin holding limited in-person services

Parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch lined up for Mass the weekend of May 16 for the first time in months. They wore masks, stood significantly spaced apart and prepared for an … more

Hundreds of Jefferson County businesses violated health orders

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jefferson County Public Health has had hundreds of contacts with businesses following complaints from the public about violations of current health orders. However, … more

Officials defend reporting of COVID-19 toll

After a Colorado lawmaker questioned the state’s reporting of how many Coloradans have died from COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis said he was frustrated with the discrepancy as well. When Polis found out … more

Project by local artist features pandemic self-portraits

A local artist has posted the 100th self-portrait relating to the pandemic in her project, “Pandemic Self-Portraits: Self-Portraits and Stories from the Pandemic.” Adrienne DeLoe, of Wheat Ridge, … more

Testing eligibility expands to all with symptoms

After months of limits on who can undergo testing to detect COVID-19 — along with test-supply shortages that also stood in Coloradans' way — the state announced that test capacity has grown to … more

`In This Together' initiative helps build social closeness

The coronavirus pandemic has driven home the message that our physical and mental health are not separate. To combat the loneliness, isolation and stress, and to get through the pandemic with … more

A change of art: Creative souls face challenges amid pandemic

Whatever an artist's gig is, it likely was turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic's arrival in Colorado. more

Graduation during Coronavirus and Kent State

Graduates: If due to Coronavirus pandemic your school has shut down, I am sorry for your loss of a graduation ceremony.  You may feel anxious, confused, queasy, worried, with your future … more

A world of new wonders to be seen on daily walks

Are you one who likes to walk, to inhale the fresh air of the outdoors? See a walk as an adventure? Visually scan the sky, searching out birds in flight? Maybe it’s the pandemic, but the trails and … more

Waste hauling issue may go to public vote

A two-plus-years discussion on if Arvada should contract with just one waste hauling company could come to an end with a decision June 15 — or it could go to a vote of the people in November. At a … more

Mayor’s State of the City address details COVID, homelessness

As has been the case with many traditions in spring 2020, the mayor’s annual State of the City address went virtual May 15 as Mayor Marc Williams reviewed the challenges and successes of Arvada … more

More than 100 Arvada businesses join ‘Safe and Open’ campaign

As of May 11, there were 115 Arvada businesses which have opted into a campaign known as Safe and Open to convey to customers that it is safe to come inside their stores for business. Safe and Open … more

Garden centers open up during this COVID-19 spring

Springtime means it is gardening season, and especially with extra time at home for most folks, it seems an especially good time for it.   Plum Creek Garden Market opened up for limited … more

What’s the bad word? The gall’s in your court

I am accepting nominations for the first annual Like It Or Not List of Banished Words from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. My list shamelessly but gratefully … more

Virus outbreak slams monetary well-being

With COVID-19 shuttering businesses and driving millions to file for unemployment, finances are being hit harder than many Americans have seen in their lives. According to a survey by Country … more

Read with Me at Home: Remote literacy provided for K-3 students, families

Children in kindergarten to third grade, along with their families and caregivers, have access to remote literacy learning through Colorado Classroom — Read with Me at Home. The direct-to-home … more

A powerful little book of big quotes

As many of you know, I was the former president of the Zig Ziglar Organization. And many of the life lessons I learned from Mr. Ziglar show up in my writings and in my trainings and keynotes. Several … more

Auditions set for national talent competition

National talent competition Celebration of Music, hosted by piano prodigy and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick, will host virtual auditions in Colorado for its nationally televised competition. … more
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