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20-year-old time capsule opened at Drake Middle School

At the end of 2019, Drake Middle School teacher Garden Marantino was looking through school storage when he stumbled upon five boxes, each signed by dozens of students with Sharpie markers. The … more

To boost ‘3.5-star’ score, city will focus on transportation, growth

Since 2017, Arvada has worked to boost its 3.5-star city rating, calculated by Northwest Research Group (NRG) using responses from the city’s Community Survey. But with 2019 survey results … more

Sixth-grade science project aims to clean up Lake Arbor

A project that has taken over the entire sixth grade class at Moore Middle School — and will soon find its way into Arvada City Hall — started with one 11-year-old, Zach Ford, while he was on a … more

Q&A with Collin Parson

303 Magazine’s annual “Denver Artists to Watch” list included a well-known Arvada name as the Arvada Center’s Collin Parson was praised for his artistic influence on the area. Parson was … more

Fitness company taking off for Arvada native

When Jon Cerf talks about his company Core Progression, he emphasizes one takeaway: his personal training business is more than a personal training business. The gym offers a wide variety of fitness … more

Top five stories setting Arvada apart in 2019

With the last year of the decade came plenty of new and ongoing Arvada stories as infrastructure changed, election season occurred and neighbors rallied together for a variety of causes. Included in … more

One of three finalists withdraws request to build parkway

On Dec. 23, the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) announced that one of the three teams in the running to build the parkway had withdrawn its request to do so. The Jefferson … more

Student leaders ‘making way for change’ in tobacco conversation

On a professional development day in September, Wheat Ridge High School teachers, administrators and staff sat down for a student presentation on how to better connect with students. The tactics … more

Mayor will not be fined after contributions complaint found invalid

In a determination dated Dec. 20, city staff ruled Marc Williams will face no penalty after a citizen-filed complaint alleged the mayor had accepted illegal campaign donations. The complaint was … more

Hope House gives ‘Confidence for Christmas’

With two children, her boyfriend and others to shop for, 21-year-old Tearsa Sandoval has been saving for Christmas gifts all year. But, primarily, it hasn’t been money she’s earned in preparation … more

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she … more

Complaint filed over $19,500 contributed to mayor's campaign

Nineteen people — not all Arvada residents — signed a complaint filed with the Arvada city clerk Dec. 3 regarding campaign contributions accepted by Marc Williams, who was reelected as mayor Nov. … more

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and … more

Details of fire chief's departure

After placing Fire Chief Jon Greer and accounting clerk Lauri Greer on paid leave in August, the Arvada Fire Protection District announced that the chief has taken retirement and Greer's wife has … more

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and … more

'Jeffco Generations' tactics under review before January revision

With the end of the year approaching, the Board of Education conducted its annual discussion around the district's strategic plan, Jeffco Generations, during the annual Colorado Association of School … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Leafing a good impression

Every couple of weeks or so, Arvada High athletes psyche themselves up for a different type of competition, with each of them picking up a rake and preparing to clear the most leaves from nearby … more

Santa House gift drive seeking donations for families in need

When Duane Youse and Joel Folk first launched the Santa House, a gift drive for low-income families in Arvada and Wheat Ridge, the project wasn’t without its challenges. The first year, organizers … more
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