Posted inBusiness, COVID, News

Colorado businesses relied on sidewalk extensions to make a profit during COVID. They may be here to stay.

DURANGO — From their office overlooking Durango’s main drag, marketer Maggie Kavan and architect Michael Carrier watched in the spring of 2020 as the pandemic closed businesses and emptied out downtown. And they saw how restaurants responded by erecting a hodgepodge of outdoor seating areas, some of which seemed unsafe or created a messy look.  […]

Posted inNews, Opinion, Opinion Columns

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 […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

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 […]

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

ARVADA —Three people were killed, including a veteran police officer and the suspected gunman, in a shooting in Olde Town Arvada on Monday afternoon. Gunfire broke out in the popular shopping and entertainment district northwest of Denver at about 1:30 p.m. The shooting happened after police were called to check out a suspicious person in […]