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Arvada parks worker dies after his ride-on mower tips into lake

Joe Herrin, a parks maintenance worker who has been with the city since May 2018, was using the mower near the edge of Birdland Lake at Jack B. Tomlinson Park


Opinion: What I’ve learned on the campaign trail for City Council

Character matters. So does fundraising, even for a part-time job.

Opinion Columns

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

Gunshots killed three men on a summer day, shattering the sense of place Olde Town Arvada had preserved.

Opinion Columns

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

In a video statement Arvada’s police chief calls Hurley’s actions “decisive, courageous and effective in stopping further loss of life”

Crime and Courts

Police officer on leave following shooting that killed 3 in Olde Town Arvada

A police officer, a man described as a suspect, and another man who rushed from a store to intervene all died in the shooting Monday afternoon near the public library

Crime and Courts

Three people killed — including police officer, suspect — in Olde Town Arvada shooting

The slain policeman was identified as Gordon Beesley, who was killed after police were called to check out a suspicious person in Arvada's Olde Town Square

Crime and Courts

Arvada City Council rejects Amazon’s bid to build a last-mile delivery warehouse

Mayor Marc Williams and Mayor Pro Tem Dot Miller were the two dissenting votes


Colorado will likely miss its recycling goals again this year. What will it take to change the tide of waste?

Recycling has been seen as a personal responsibility, but more initiatives around the state are looking at making structural, systemic change.


A disillusioned ExxonMobil engineer quit to take action on climate change. He found his net-zero place in Arvada.

After 16 years of working for the oil giant, Dar-Lon Chang said Exxon would not address climate change. So he quit the sector for good, and began a new low-carbon life.


With plywood, glue and a lot of love, an Arvada couple is giving Colorado kids a place to study — one desk at a time

What began as a one-man hobby to help kids studying at home during the pandemic has turned into a volunteer operation to build 150 desks and counting.


As coronavirus drives more Colorado school districts to stop in-person learning, some neighboring charter schools buck that trend

Two Roads Charter School’s Arvada and Littleton campuses are continuing in-person instruction. Sending students home would harm them, leaders say. “COVID would be the least of their concerns.”


Front Range residents tossed out 28% more trash than their rural Colorado neighbors last year

Recycling report from Eco-Cycle shows Colorado recycled less last year and created more trash


Colorado offers $4.1 million to cities that use pavement for people, not cars, as part of coronavirus recovery

The new “Can Do Colorado” initiative offers grants for communities that expand dining, shopping and pedestrian access into common areas, including streets and parking lots


75-year-old Arvada man who spent a month on ventilator after coronavirus infection returns home from hospital

Doug Summerfield's recovery was called "amazing" by one of his doctors


Colorado’s economy is about to restart — slowly — but will customers follow?

Fewer tables. Online workouts. More takeout. Some businesses have evolved during the coronavirus shutdown, but others aren’t sure if they have a future.


I didn’t know anyone who had the coronavirus. And then, suddenly, I did.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Colorado’s recycling rate improves to 17.2%, but we’re producing more trash than ever

Recycling advocates push Coloradans to reduce waste and want more than 3 of the state’s 10 largest cities to offer curbside recycling


Homes with no energy bills are catching on — even in Pueblo — and the extra cost isn’t as high as you’d think

A study that found building net-zero homes costs not much more than standard homes changed the trajectory of a Pueblo housing project. Now, more than 5,000 net-zero ready homes are proposed for Colorado.