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Drake seventh graders share ideas through editorial cartoons

Topics from political controversies to environmental issues and bullying were chosen by seventh-grade students at Drake Middle School in Arvada as they learned to express themselves through the art … more

Safety, infrastructure, community focuses of Arvada State of the City address

On the morning the train horns silenced, Arvada Mayor Marc Williams stood at the podium to give the annual State of the City address. The long-awaited quiet zone in Arvada along the Regional … more

Making preparations for the G Line opening

The long-awaited G Line will open to passengers April 26. “We're truly pleased to be at this day — it's been a long road,” said Laurie Huff, spokesperson for the Regional Transportation … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

Kites fly in Arvada

The sun was shining and thousands of people came out to Stenger Soccer Complex April 7 for the 17th annual Arvada Kite Festival. The free event, which takes place during National Kite Month, is a … more

Art Drop Arvada hides local art in public

Twice a month, art is scattered throughout Arvada for people to find and take home with them. The idea is to connect the community with local artists and to get them excited about owning a piece of … more

Class teaches how to prevent falls, boosts confidence

Of the 880 emergency medical service calls Arvada Fire responded to in February, 124 were for falls, making them the number one most common such call for the department. Similarly, in 2017, falls … more

G Line to open April 26

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announce April 1 that the grand opening for the G Line, which will run through Denver, Adams County, Arvada and Wheat Ridge, will be on Friday, April 26. … more

Faith Christian's renowned basketball coach steps down to assistant coach

After 20 years of leading a highly successful Faith Christian boys basketball program, Coach Andrew Hasz is stepping down to assistant coach, citing increasingly challenging responsibiliites as the … more

Let’s go fly a kite at annual festival

When the Kite Festival in Arvada started in 2002, it provided a way for families to enjoy the outdoors. Today, it is one of the metro area’s biggest celebrations of spring. “It’s all about … more

City wins lawsuit over Olde Town development approval

The court has ruled in favor of the city of Arvada in a suit filed by citizen group Arvada for All the People last April. The suit asked that the city of Arvada be found in violation of its own laws … more

Prom swap comes to Jeffco libraries

Prom seasons is just around the corner and Jefferson County Public Libraries are working to make sure every teen in the county who wants to attend has something to wear. “Prom can be really … more

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The … more

Jeffco schools funds second round of innovations

First grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada are now incorporating learning on touch-screen Chromebooks into their daily routine. The initiative bridges the gap of technology between the … more

Jeffco BOE extends superintendent contract by 5 years

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass now holds a contract for the position until June 2025. The Jeffco Board of Education voted unanimously March 7 to extend Glass’ contract by five … more

Arvada family recycles old crayons into new creations

For the past nine months, the Martonosi family in Arvada has been working to keep crayons out of landfills by recycling them into new creations. Kim and Attila Martonosi bought Crazy Crayons and The … more

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might … more

20 Arvada officers receive donated armor

When Arvada Police Officer Anthony Daniel leaves for work, his fiancée is a little less worried, now, thanks to an armor donation from SHIELD 616. “It means more protection, but it also means he … more

Arvada High students commit to internships

The Arvada High School Career Explore program took a page out of the athletics playbook Feb. 19 with a signing day. Thirteen students in the program signed letters of intent to complete 160-hour … more

Consequences in Jeffco Public Schools for vaping

It is possible for students who get caught violating the Tobacco Free Schools Policy to receive a suspension in Jeffco schools. According to Jen Bolcoa, health education liaison for the school … more
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