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Planning Commission recommends Project Indiana annexation, rezoning

In a series of votes that could usher in lasting change to the landscape of western Arvada, the City's Planning Commission voted on April 20 to recommend the annexation and rezoning of Project Indiana to City Council.
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Planning Commission recommends Project Indiana annexation, rezoning

In a series of votes that could usher in lasting change to the landscape of western Arvada, the City's Planning Commission voted on April 20 to recommend the annexation and rezoning of Project …
A nurse holds syringes filled with vaccine before distributing them to stations at the clinic.

For county and state, clinics key tool in fight for vaccine equity in Jeffco

As a member of the public health staff team working to ensure the distribution of vaccines is as equitable as possible in Jeffco, part of Marius Nielsen’s job is to hone in on the county …

Allendale Elementary to close next year

The final slide of the presentation said it all. “The decision of leadership staff is to consolidate the Allendale Elementary school community in the Spring of 2021.”  And with that, the …

Jeffco debates over inclusivity and smart growth in draft of strategic plan

A lot can happen in five years, as anyone who has been in Jeffco for the last five knows all too well. But that’s how far Jeffco’s leaders are trying to look to the future as they work to craft …

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 …
Education

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion …

Red Rocks Theatre Department wins award

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has been selected by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) to be the recipient of the 2021 Bernice Joseph Award. The award, …

School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told …

Possible closure ahead for Allendale Elementary

Families of students at Allendale Elementary recently received a letter from the school’s principal and several District officials, including Interim Superintendent, Kristopher Schuh, informing …

27J Schools has new special education director

Maria Snitily is the new director of special education in 27J Schools. She replaces Mary Gomez, who is retiring after 14 years on the job. Snitily takes over July 1. Snitily comes to the district …
Business
A group of skiers take in the view from Echo Mountain Resort Sunday morning.

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 …
A Sundyne factory worker configures a pump on the assembly line at the manufacturer’s Arvada headquarters.

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 …
Aimee and Dean Valdez stand in the entryway of one of their restaurants, Bella Colibri. The name in Italian means beautiful hummingbird. The hummingbird in the entryway was painted by Golden artist Alyssa Graves.

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 …

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, …

New Rheinlander Bakery owners Loren and Luke Naftz stand outside of the storefront.

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 …
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