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Casa Bonita parent company files for bankruptcy

Summit Family Restaurants, owner of Casa Bonita, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy April 6, in Arizona. According to reporting from Denver 7, despite the bankruptcy filing, Summit President, Bob … more

Skiers bid the slopes adieu as Echo Mountain caps off longest season ever

The last day of the skiing season is perhaps a little like the last day of school. Some are more than ready for summer, while others are reluctant to say goodbye. Either way, skiers and snowboarders … more

Arvada inventor modernizes wheelchair safety

Jered Dean didn't set out to revolutionize power wheelchairs. A former engineering professor at Colorado School of Mines, he simply wanted to make a motorized chair that was safer for his niece, … more

Sundyne nominated for Colorado Manufacturing Award

Sundyne, a pumps and compressors manufacturer headquartered in Arvada, was named a finalist in the `Industrial/Equipment Manufacturer of the Year’ category at the 2021 Colorado Manufacturing Awards … more

Golden restaurateurs win 2021 ethics in business award

The 2021 edition of the Golden Rotary Ethics in Business Awards program may look different, but the ideals it seeks to honor remains the same. For the first quarter of 2021, the program honors Golden … more

Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosting employment law webinar series

Colorado’s slow-burning emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a slew of questions about how to safely return to the workplace. To help local employers answer some of these questions, … more

Rheinlander Bakery under new ownership

For the first time in its 57-year history, ownership of Arvada’s fabled Rheinlander Bakery will be passed on from the bakery’s founding family. Loren Naftz — who has served as Rheinlander’s … more

Save the Farm group prepares for decisive year

It wasn’t long after residents learned about the proposed Uplands development when they gathered at the Irving Street Library in July 2019 to form a local activist group, Save the Farm. Twenty … more

Mines seniors launch clothing that celebrates female engineers

As a senior at Colorado School of Mines, Amanda Field has experienced first-hand some of the challenges faced by women who want to work in the male-dominated field of engineering. “A lot of times … more

Polis comes to Golden to sign first bill in state stimulus package

On Friday, March 19, Governor Jared Polis came to Golden to sign a bill that will provide funding for a purpose that is (quite literally) close to the city’s heart: main streets. Senate Bill … more

Talnua Distillery celebrates two years of keeping Irish tradition alive

Nestled in an industrial corner of Sheridan Boulevard and Ralston Road in Arvada lies a bustling distillery keeping the tradition of Irish single pot still whiskey alive. more

Council approves proposals for two housing developments

The Arvada City Council met virtually for a business meeting on March 15. Among the items discussed were two housing development proposals and an extension of the City Manager’s declaration of emergency in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. more

Talnua Distillery celebrates two years of keeping Irish tradition alive

Nestled in an industrial corner of Sheridan Boulevard and Ralston Road in Arvada lies a bustling distillery keeping the tradition of Irish single pot still whiskey alive. Talnua Distillery was … more

Footers Catering opening massive event space in Arvada

Footers Catering, a 40-year-old family-owned catering and events business, is opening a sprawling 20,000 square foot event center located at 6543 Wadsworth Boulevard, the former site of now-shuttered … more

Wheat Ridge’s Grammy’s Goodies keeping things real

You take 44th Avenue to Harlan Street, head north, look to your left and you’ll see it. A small Italian joint so authentic, it would fit right in to the opening credits of the Sopranos.  The story … more

Developer proposing major mixed-use development off South Golden Road

A Chicago-based developer has high hopes for an underutilized section of South Golden Road. On Thursday, March 18, REVA Development will hold a community meeting to introduce and answer questions … more

Amazon holds public meeting on Project Indiana

Amazon has submitted an application to the City of Arvada to develop land located at approximately 6730 Indiana Street into a distribution center. The tech giant and developer Scannell Properties … more

CCM Pizza Madness Tourney 2021

Aside from perhaps coffee, there isn't another food item on earth so near and dear to a reporter's heart than pizza. It is the traditional newsroom food of Election Night. Picking up a slice is cheap … more

For more than 30 years, spanning two generations, Namiko’s has endured

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a story about a landmark Arvada eatery and how it has dealt with the challenges of the pandemic. Part II will be published in next week’s edition. In Arvada, … more

Arvada Chamber of Commerce launches ‘Badass Women of Arvada’ Campaign

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce has debuted a campaign to honor Arvada’s women leaders. Throughout March, the `Badass Women of Arvada’ program will honor … more
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