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Without year-round shelter, Arvada homeless ‘tossed back and forth’

John Woolsey has been robbed seven times in the last year while staying in Arvada. He’s been in the city for about four years, sleeping at severe weather shelters on nights they are open, and … more

Renters struggling as COVID-19 pandemic drags on

Anna Alling-Rafferty spent her pregnancy in a homeless shelter. With the help of a housing assistance group, she, her husband David and their daughter Remi, now six months old, landed a two-bedroom … more

Without year-round shelter, Arvada homeless ‘tossed back and forth’

John Woolsey has been robbed seven times in the last year while staying in Arvada. He’s been in the city for about four years, sleeping at severe weather shelters on nights they are open, and … more

Pomona student projects combine film with cancer awareness

Many of the students in Pomona High School’s video production elective grew up sharing their ideas with the world. Juniors Isaac Rosasco and Gage Fish posted videos on YouTube when they were … more

In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco

After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. … more

Holiday gift shop helps families in need at holidays

Parents and guardians facing hardship can get toys for their children for free at the Action Center’s holiday gift shop. The gift shop will be open from Monday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 14, from … more

An ode to Lakewood’s Joe Margotte

40 West Arts District Board Chair and Executive Director for the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District Bill Marino remembers Joe Margotte never being empty handed when Margotte would … more

Colorado's members of Congress react on social media to President Trump's acquittal on impeachment charges

“This is a sad day for our democracy. President Trump abused the power of his office, put our national security at risk and should be removed from office as a result. Instead of holding the … more

Jefferson County cities call for more jail funding

On Feb. 13, the municipal police chiefs of Jefferson County — representing Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Mountain View, Westminster and Wheat Ridge — submitted a letter to the … more

ToGoDenver.com helps restaurants amid pandemic

Statewide mandated dine-in closures, issued to curb the spread of the coronavirus, have left local restaurants scrambling to stay afloat and keep their staff employed. Many now offer curbside … more

A dozen Jeffco jail deputies test positive for COVID-19 antibodies

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced on April 16 that 12 deputies who work in the county jail have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 antibodies, which indicate they either currently … 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

Remembering Clive Cussler

New York Times best-selling author, underwater explorer and the man who established the automobile collection on display at Arvada's Cussler Museum, Clive Cussler, passed away at age 88 on Feb. 24, … more

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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

COVID-19 testing not widely available to younger, healthy Coloradans

Nearly a month into the spread of COVID-19 through Colorado, testing for the illness is prioritized for health-care workers, hospitalized patients, and a long list of other vulnerable groups. At the … 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

Jeffco high school graduations postponed until August

With May graduation ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic, Jeffco high schools are organizing to hold graduations in August instead. An April 10 announcement from the school district outlined … more

Produce-planting effort for local food banks seeking volunteers

2020 was going to be Crescendum Flower Farm and Events’ first season in business after Krista Kushik and her family bought a farm off of 62nd Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. But rather than go … more
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