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Financial gaps widen between school board campaigns

This year’s four school board candidates filed their latest reports of contributions and expenditures Sept. 30, which saw the financial margins between competing campaigns widen as Election Day, … more

Maple Grove students will not have Manning enrollment priority

At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, both sides of the ongoing Maple Grove and Manning debate — a question of whether neighborhood elementary school Maple Grove should feed into Manning, an option … more

Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, District 4 candidate for school board

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergarten-aged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, … more

Meet Susan Miller, District 4 candidate for school board

Lakewood resident Susan Miller has two distinct backgrounds: a longtime finance professional, she has worked as an investment banker and company vice president; and a mother of four former Jeffco … more

My Name Is ... Cruz Lopez

Giving back to Drake I’m 16 years old and I’m a junior at Arvada West. I joined the Cub Scouts in second grade. Right now, I’m a Life Scout, and to get the rank of Eagle Scout, you have to do a … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more

Students, pets and parents join Wednesday walk to Warder

For more than 100 Warder Elementary students, the morning of Oct. 2 marked a change in routine as they got out of bed, skipped the usual homemade breakfast and headed out to Robby Ferrufino Park, … more

Meet Ethan Lutz, council candidate for District 2

Arvada resident Ethan Lutz didn’t always see himself following in the footsteps of his mother and father, who are both involved in the local government of their Alaska town. But after Lutz and his … more

Meet T.O. Owens, council candidate for District 2

When T.O. Owens drives around Arvada, he sees the Fitzmorris Recreation Center, Griffith Station Park, Ralston-Central Park — one project after another that makes the city a great place to live, he … more

Meet Lauren Simpson, council candidate for District 2

When Lauren Simpson decided to run for city council, her friends and family weren’t surprised. The Arvada resident has always been interested in politics and currently works as a public affairs … more

Meet Rob Applegate, candidate for school board

Rob Applegate says the things from his elementary school years which stands out to him include the connections he made with classmates, but also the hard work his mother put in behind the scenes. … more

Apex Tennis Center earns national award for `superior' aspects

On Sept. 2, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) recognized Arvada's Apex Tennis Center with an award for excellence, making it the only facility in Colorado to receive such an award from the … more

Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie speaks at Arvada Center

With the launch of its Literary Series on Sept. 16, the Arvada Center welcomed renowned author Salman Rushdie to speak on his latest novel, Quichotte, for which he will tour approximately 25 … more

Meet Dave Palm, candidate for mayor

Dave Palm believes in putting the history of Arvada in residents’ hands. As a director on the Arvada Historical Society board, Palm has put dozens of hours into digitizing Arvada’s past and … more

Meet Marc Williams, candidate for mayor

For attorney and Arvada Mayor Marc Williams, city hall isn’t so different from the courtroom. As mayor, he has drawn on his legal experience to ensure best practices during public meetings, … more

Meet Harriet Hall, candidate for mayor

When Arvada resident Harriet Hall is asked what she did during the 34 years she was CEO and president at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, she realizes that her former position does not fit … more

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — … more

Parents appeal decision not to designate feeder for option school

Neighboring schools Maple Grove Elementary for kindergarteners through fifth graders and the Manning School of Academics and Arts for sixth through eighth graders are at odds over a decision on … more

Four positions, 10 candidates in Arvada elections

The 2019 Arvada elections will see more than half its city council seats up for reelection, with at least two contenders running for each seat. Four positions — for mayor and three city council … more

Hope House center for teen moms sets Arvada apart

Six years ago, 6475 Benton St., on the corner of Benton and 64th Avenue, was empty. But come Sept. 5, the location flooded with a bigger crowd than ever before as the community came together to … more
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