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A day at the almost-beach

Sand enthusiasts of all ages flocked to Arvada’s 4th-annual Sand in the City festival June 25-26, at the Ralston Park addition. The two-day event featured nine hand-sculpted sand sculptures by local teams and one professionally sculpted piece. …
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The power of faith

What felt like the flu turned out to be something more final. And for Arvada dad and grandfather Gerry Gallick, the prognosis shook up his life. But faith kept him steady. “I’ve always been religious,” said Gallick, who has …
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Celebrating 40 years of musical theater

Over the years, the Arvada Center has showcased some of the most famous musicals in the Broadway canon — everything from “Camelot” and “Les Misérables” to “Tarzan” and “Death Takes A Holiday.” To celebrate its 40th anniversary, …
    • Art center seeks to grow

      At 40, people often celebrate being “over the hill,” but for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities this birthday is the beginning. “It’s going to be great,” said Arvada Mayor Marc Williams of the Arvada Center’s official …

    • The ride home

      After a trek to work for Colorado’s 25thannual Bike to Work Day, Arvada cyclists wheeled towards home, stopping at Odyssey Beerwerk’s Bike Home party for a break, some conversation and, of course, some brews. “We have more people here than …

    • Behind the scenes at Foothills Animal Shelter

      In 2015, more than 6,300 animals were adopted into loving homes from the Foothills Animal Shelter. And it’s caring people who contribute to the shelter’s success. The shelter employs 50 people, has more than 450 volunteers and at least 180 …

    • Sand festival takes shape

      Playing in the sand — it’s just fun. And for the team at Epic Experience, joining the Sand in the City festival was about fun, and awareness. “Sand seemed like a great way to bring everybody together and have a good time,” said Nancy …

    • My Name is... Trinity Demask

      About me The only thing I know how to do is be authentic, to be myself. Since an early age, I have loved to sing. But for most of my life, I hid it. I had stage fright and didn’t want to showcase my passion for music. But in 1994, I moved …

    • One dies after three-car collision on Wadsworth

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      While driving in the intersection of 80th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard, Kathryn Mastropaolo, 58, was hit by 82-year-old Wesley Grebe as he was driving his Toyota Corolla in the northbound lane on the boulevard, the afternoon of June …