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Republic will rescind offer if waste hauling issue becomes public vote

As the public hearing on a proposed contract between Arvada and waste hauler Republic Services gets closer, a question posed to the hauler, and the hauler’s answer, could affect the hearing’s … more

Olde Town Residences plan must start over after court decision

The city of Arvada is reviewing a May 14 Colorado Court of Appeals decision that overturned city council approval of the Olde Town Residences project. The project proposed by Trammell Crow, a … 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

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

Court of Appeals rules against `$30 land deal' development plan

In a May 14 decision, the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned city council's approval of the Olde Town Residences project, associated with what is known as the “$30 land deal,” Developer … more

After severe symptoms, Arvada officer recovers from COVID-19

Battling a confirmed case of the coronavirus would have been difficult enough on its own —but for Roxzana Santacruz, an investigator with the Arvada Police Department, the situation was heightened … 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

Peck, Thomson communities connect after weeks of remote learning

For some elementary school staff in Arvada, the week of May 4 meant celebratory events to commemorate the end of the year. And end-of-year events meant interviews with local media, which for each … more

Local family’s fundraiser fighting two effects of COVID-19

An Arvada couple and their fifth-, eighth- and eleventh-grade daughters have already raised thousands after starting a fundraiser for local families April 22. The Fitzgerald family has created a … more

Arvada Center uncertain about long-term impacts of coronavirus

Through her time volunteering at the Arvada Center, resident Mary Jo Giddings has noticed that the nonprofit’s volunteers tend to stick around for a while — much like she has, volunteerering with … more

Candelas couple making masks on restored 1922 sewing machine

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Arvada residents Darin and Giselle Williams started brainstorming how they could contribute to the community. Having moved over and over again while Darin was in the … more

My Name Is … Monica Michaels

A healthy life In 2009, I weighed 400 pounds and I joined TOPS (weight loss education and support nonprofit). I lost more than 100 pounds fairly quickly and then I plateaued for four to five years, … more

Five Arvada businesses giving back during COVID-19

March and the beginning of April ushered in a wave of restrictions on daily life, almost all of which have impacted local businesses as residents have stayed inside, restaurants and bars have closed … more

Nonprofit provides Easter baskets, groceries for young moms

Getting an Easter basket is a highlight of the holiday for Madison Sullivan’s 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. And, after a trip to nonprofit Hope House of Colorado to pick up two baskets, … more

Arvada community garden has ‘room to grow’

Although the Rose Roots Community Garden has been open to gardeners since 2011, every year, almost a quarter of the garden — about 20 of its 89 plots — stays vacant, said gardener Laura Bennett, … more

My Name Is... Ken Simons

20 marathons, 10 years I’ve been a runner a good share of my life. In high school, I ran the half-mile and the mile at a small school in Iowa. When I got in my late thirties, I started training for … more

A tale of two caucuses in Jeffco

Like many people, Ghada Wahan says she has always paid more attention to national politics than local ones. But that's begun to change recently for Wahan, who said she decided to participate in the … more

Arvada’s Don Allard remembered

Everybody who knew Don Allard, from colleagues to family members, could agree: the former public servant was never short on things to say about Arvada. “All you had to do is ask him `what’s going … more

Ralston Valley girls basketball gallops into Sweet 16

ARVADA — Ralston Valley junior Sydney Bevington was a bit of a decoy early on Feb. 28 in the Class 5A girls basketball second-round state tournament game. No. 39-seeded Pine Creek had seen … more

My Name Is... Emily Keener

Becoming a ninja warrior When I was about six or seven, I was doing gymnastics and I was a huge fan of the adult show, American Ninja Warrior. It’s a mix of upper-body, balance and agility … more
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