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Opinion: Talking about the “mean streets” of Arvada isn’t a joke anymore

My kids always loved the cookies at Rheinlander Bakery in Olde Town Arvada – big iced cookies shaped like frogs or butterflies. Later they ventured into the pastry case to try éclairs and tiramisu, but well into high school, they would still go for a chocolate-and-sprinkles covered marshmallow pop. I, the grownup, invented excuses to […]

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Littwin: The tragedy in Arvada — the death of both the cop and the good Samaritan — is even worse than we imagined

The tragedy that played out in Arvada last Monday began with a phone call to the police from Ronald Troyke’s brother, warning them that Troyke was about to “do something crazy.” The warning was sadly prescient. And in America, the man who sets out to do something crazy too often does so with the aid […]

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Good Samaritan was killed by officer responding to “unspeakable tragedy” in Olde Town Arvada Square, police say

Johnny Hurley, the good Samaritan credited with saving the lives of people in Arvada’s Olde Town Square on Monday, was killed by a police officer responding to the shooting that also left Officer Gordon Beesley dead. The Arvada Police department on Friday afternoon for the first time released a timeline of the shooting that unfolded […]

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Arvada Army Navy Surplus store customer confronted gunman who ambushed officer, witness says

By Colleen Slevin and James Anderson, The Associated Press A Colorado man was shopping when he heard the gunfire that killed a suburban Denver police officer, rushed out of the store with his gun and shot the suspect, according to a worker who saw the shooting. Bill Troyanos told Denver news station KMGH-TV that he […]