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New community group taking aim at racism in Arvada

“There were problems from the very beginning.” That’s what Arvada resident Daniel Mondragon said in comments he made to the Arvada City Council on Sept. 21 about the role racism had played in … more

AUMC celebrates 150th with hope, honks

During its many decades of operation, the congregation at the Arvada United Methodist Church has withstood everything from the Great Depression, which left it with $3.35 in the bank at one point, to … more

‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on … more

Signatures collected to trigger recall of Arvada city council members deemed insufficient

Arvada Clerk Kristen Rush said petition efforts failed to gather enough valid signatures to trigger recalls of District 1 city councilwoman Nancy Ford and District 2 city councilwoman Lauren … more

Foster kicks off first year as dual language option school

At Foster Dual Language PK-8 in Arvada, the new school year means more than navigating remote learning and COVID-19 procedures. 2020-2021 is the first academic year that the school will run as a dual … more

103 years of life celebrated for Helen Dutrow

At age 103, Helen Dutrow was just as strong-willed as she was as a young woman, friends and family members recall. Her age never put a pause on her passions. She continued to garden and rake leaves … more

Grandview Station going forward after all

In the past year, the Grandview Station condo and retail development project has been up for discussion at Arvada City Council multiple times. Council first voted the project down in December 2019; … more

Two-month extension for Olde Town street closures

Two months after the June 12 street closures on certain blocks of Olde Town, the Business Improvement District (BID) announced that the closures would be extended through Nov. 3. Originally, the … more

Two more clinicians to join Arvada PD

The Arvada Police Department is calling in a special kind of backup. The department is hiring two new clinicians and purchasing two new vehicles for its co-responder program, which helps bring … more

2020 Panthers part ways with Pomona

2020’s graduating Pomona Panthers enjoyed one last chance to say goodbye at an Aug. 15 graduation ceremony at Arvada’s North Area Athletic Complex. More than a hundred graduates were able to … more

Hope House 5K 2020 is Aug. 22

The 7th annual Hope House 5K & Fun Run is taking place at Lake Arbor Park in Arvada, this Saturday, Aug. 22. There are still in-person spots and donation opportunities available. The race will … more

15,000th Arvada milk bank donor on a journey to save her daughters

After 36 years, the Mothers’ Milk Bank, an Arvada-based nonprofit program of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation that provides breast milk to premature and sick babies, received … more

Pandemic strains Section 8 Housing program

Just over three years ago, Arvada resident Michael Gilbert’s life was turned upside-down after an unbelievable diagnosis — a tumor encasing part of his brain and most of his spine — and an even … more

Short-term rentals now legal in Arvada

After an Aug. 3 city council vote, short-term rentals can legally operate in Arvada. Short-term rentals or STRs — rentals for 30 days or less often leased through sites like Airbnb and VRBO — … more

Aftermath of an unexpected Arvada shooting

As police investigate a shooting that occurred July 11, in which one Arvadan was killed and three others were injured, the nearby community is grappling not only with loss, but also with surprise. … more

Second Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge opening in Arvada

After months spent eagerly awaiting the opening of a second Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Lounge across town, Arvadans can now mark their calendars for the coffeehouse and bar’s opening next month. … more

Garden partners with police to help families in need

Since its establishment in 2012, Rose Roots Community Garden has donated more than 10,000 pounds of produce to the Community Table, Arvada's local food bank. So when its 2020 season came with the … more

A record-breaking year for Blues & BBQ

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a venue change and smaller in-person audience this year, on July 18 and 19, the Blues & BBQ Festival for Better Housing raised around $50,000 for Habitat … more

Two residents dead after Arvada house fire

An Arvada house fire that occurred early the morning of July 15 has left two dead and one injured, according to the Arvada Fire Protection District. Firefighters responded to the scene, near W. 71st … more

Free PPE provided to Arvada businesses

Arvada businesses can pick up free personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, paper towels, masks, disinfectant, rubbing alcohol and infrared thermometers through a new summer offering. … more
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