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Six-year-old Max Turek has the right idea on a warm July 2 .. ride a water slide at the city of Fort Lupton's annual July 4 party at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. In addition to the water slide, there was face painting, bounce houses, skeeball, music (including a set from Fort Lupton native Kimi Most), plenty of food and fireworks.

Fort Lupton celebrates 4th of July early .. and with a swim

Renderings of Prost Brewery’s new headquarters to be built in Northglenn.

Prost Brewery to ferment its headquarters in Northglenn

Prost in English means cheers. Prost for Northglenn means  200 jobs coming to the city.  Prost Craft Brewery is setting up shop in Northglenn. They will construct a 53,000 square foot …

Arvada nonprofit Hope, Community and Connection set to host second annual back-to-school drive

Arvada-based nonprofit Hope, Community and Connection is hosting its second annual “Hope for Kids” back-to-school drive to support low income students in the community.

Arvada City Council approves IGAs for Red Rocks CC Park, public improvements for Trailstone development

It was a busy night on June 27 for Arvada’s City Council, as it passed multiple intergovernmental agreements, approved a low-income housing development and narrowly voted down a mixed-use development proposal in Candelas.

30-foot Blue Spruce tree replaces fallen Olde Town Square tree

A 30-foot Blue Spruce has replaced the tree that stood in Olde Town Arvada Square from 2006 until last winter, when a windstorm knocked it down. The tree’s first day in Arvada was June 23.
Adams 14 Superintendent Karla Loria

Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review …

Jeffco Schools' spring 2022 MAP test results good fall-to-spring growth

Student achievement and growth results in reading and math 2018-2022 — with no results for 2020 when students didn’t take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test due to COVID-19 — were discussed June 2 during the final Jeffco Board of Education meeting of the 2021-22 school year.
A team of B.I.O.N.I.C students.

In the aftermath: Communication is key when talking to children about recent mass shootings

Sandy Austin, founder and executive director of B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe it or not, I care), an outreach group dedicated to changing the atmosphere in schools by creating a climate where peers look out for each other, has counseled students through every type of tragedy imaginable.

Arvada West, Lakewood musical theater programs recognized at Bobby G Awards

Jefferson County high schools were honored at the 8th Annual Bobby G Awards, a celebration of Colorado high school musical theater productions organized by the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
The interior of Stone Cellar Bistro. Kerr built the tables and bar himself with wood from Colorado ash trees.

Stone Cellar Bistro brings locally sourced fine dining to Olde Town Arvada

The idea for Stone Cellar Bistro — Arvada’s newest fine dining experience, located in the heart of Olde Town — didn’t come from years of planning, but rather the coalescing of …

In-N-Out Burger’s Arvada location moving into next stages of planning

Arvada residents are one step closer to a Double-Double and some Animal Style fries.
The awards table at this year's Arvada Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon.

Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosts 71st annual Awards Luncheon

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce held its 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on May 11 at the Arvada Center, honoring the Woman and Man of the Year and recognizing recipients of the Image Award, the Young Professional Leadership Awards, the Pioneer Award, the Rising Star Award and Lifetime Membership Awards.
The retail section of the Olde Town Station Development.

Olde Town Station retail development bringing more dining options to Arvada

Trammell Crow, the owner and developer of the Olde Town Station development — a multi-use development that includes residential housing, a hotel and retail space — has unveiled the four of the five retail tenants that will occupy the space.

Electric Cherry owner Ally Skiba in her shop.

Electric Cherry hosts Record Store Day celebration in Olde Town Arvada

After missing out on the occasion during its first two years of business, Electric Cherry, a record store in Olde Town Arvada, was finally able to celebrate Record Store Day this year.
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