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Three juveniles in custody; police recover one handgun at Prairie View High School

Brighton police and 27J School District officials said a Dec. 1 lockdown at Prairie View High School may have started with an altercation off campus. Police eventually arrested three juveniles and … more

Arvada Police Chief Link Strate announces retirement

After 35 years with the department, Arvada Police Chief Link Strate announced his retirement on Dec. 1, effective Dec. 31. more

Jeffco Public Schools changes start and end times for next school year

The stereotype of the tired teenager trudging to school and falling asleep in class is no myth. As kids reach puberty, they naturally stay awake later, and become sleep deprived as school start times generally stay the same.  more

Kiwanis Club’s Santa House returns to bring underprivileged kids presents

After a two-year pandemic-induced halt, Santa House will provide holiday gifts for underprivileged Jefferson County School District students … more

Collectable holiday ornament from 'Colorado's home' now available

The Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund’s 2022 holiday ornament is now available. The 14th in the collectable holiday ornament series, the 2022 ornament is inspired by the 1914 … more

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life. more

Merry and Bright at the Arvada Center

No one wants to spend their holiday season arguing over entertainment. So, if you’re looking for a classic musical that’s sure to please the whole family this holiday season, check out the Arvada Center’s newly imagined production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast!” more

Olde Town Arvada celebrates holiday tree lighting, Small Business Saturday

Olde Town Arvada hosted a slew of events over the weekend, with Small Business Saturday, the Olde Town tree lighting and the first Holiday Makers Market of the year taking place on Nov. 26. more

Ice rink returns to Arvada’s Olde Town Square

A brand-new synthetic ice rink in Arvada’s Olde Town Square opened to the public on Nov. 18 and will be available for holiday skating until Jan. 29. more

MCA Denver shares artists’ creative process

There’s a podcast now for almost everything — listeners can get guidance on tackling mental health challenges, learn about practically any period of history and develop strategies for a fantasy … more

Smartwatches are calling 911 from the slopes

Clear Creek County 911 dispatchers are getting increased calls from the ski slopes, but not from people in distress — rather, their watches are calling for help when the owner takes a tumble.  more

Mount Evans name change to Mount Blue Sky moves to governor's office for final approval

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board moved to make an official recommendation to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to change the name of Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky.  more

Arvada City Council hears update on micromobilty pilot program

Arvada’s City Council heard an update on the city’s micromobility pilot program — which concerns the use of rentable e-scooters within city limits — and generally supported extending the pilot program, which has been running since January. more

Ralston Valley percussionist to play in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Arvadans tuning in to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will see a bit of local representation, as Ralston Valley High School junior Jack Schwartz was selected to play cymbals in The Macy’s Great American Marching Band. more

Community Table accepting donations for holiday food drive

Arvada-based nonprofit Community Table is taking donations for a community-wide food drive that aims to collect 25,000 pounds of food by Dec. 25 for those facing food insecurity. The food drive began on Nov. 14. more

Colorado’s Prop 123 affordable housing initiative could face rocky future

Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road. more

Consumers encouraged to keep some holiday spending local

Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and … more

Littleton Museum to host holiday event Dec. 11

The Littleton Museum and the community organization Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum will host a holiday event Dec. 11 that will feature wagon rides, warm snacks, live musical performances and more.  more

Thornton residents concerned as antisemitic hate letter appears in mailboxes

Thornton residents in the Hunters Glenn neighborhood received white supremaist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant and homophobic flyers in their mailboxes the night of Nov. 8.  “I don’t … more

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers … more
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