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Missing Arvada teen Ayla Reyes comes home thanks to Arvada police

Missing Arvada teen Ayla Reyes was found and returned home on Sept. 25, according to her family.  Arvada Police Department confirmed but was not at liberty to divulge many details at this time, as the case is ongoing, according to APD Public Information Officer Dave Snelling. However, Julie Mitchell, Reyes’ aunt, did share an update…

Pablito’s Burritos opens second breakfast burrito truck in Arvada

On-the-go Arvadans in search of a quick breakfast option are in luck, as Pablito’s Burritos opened its second breakfast burrito truck, located in the parking lot of 5545 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in late June. Pablito’s was founded in 2020 by Abruci’s Fire and Vine owners Marvin Williams and Jeff Prograr in Abruci’s Lakewood parking lot.…

Arvada City Council candidates debate local issues at Chamber of Commerce forum

Arvada City Council candidates shared the stage for the first time at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s City Council Election Forum at Revive Church — a longstanding event that, for some, marks the public-facing start of the campaign trail. The Sept. 15 forum featured nearly all of the candidates who will be on the ballot…


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Crazy 8-run inning lifts No. 5 Chatfield softball over No. 1 A-West

Chatfield softball took the driver’s seat in the race for the Class 5A Jeffco League title Wednesday with a 10-6 road victory over Arvada West, which included an unthinkable 2-out rally. Chatfield (15-6, 5-0 in 5A Jeffco) can clinch the conference title with a home victory over Ralston Valley (11-8, 3-1) at 10 a.m. Saturday,…

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Coming Attractions: Hard questions and healing at ‘The Laramie Project’

When a tragedy happens, how do the victims and community at large pick up the pieces?   Twenty-five years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming town of Laramie is still grappling with the reverberations of the event. That story is the focus of “The Laramie Project,” the latest production at the Arvada Center,…

Jackalope Arts festival returning to Olde Town Arvada for 3rd year

Local artisans and makers will have a chance to build community and peddle their wares, as the Jackalope Arts festival — an annual gathering of handmade-only vendors — is set to return to Olde Town Arvada from Oct. 13 to 15. The festival — which charges no admission and is free to the public —…

Hitting a high note: After weathering the pandemic, Golden Concert Choir sees major growth

All summer, the Golden Concert Choir hosted a thorough recruitment campaign. The group participated in Buffalo Bill Days and had a booth at the Golden Farmers Market one weekend. Members posted flyers at local coffee shops and breweries and promoted the choir online. This month, the group has seen the fruit of its labor with…

Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of the year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling leaves and hearty foods, it’s my duty to round up some of the best ways to welcome fall.  The spirit of…


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