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Fitness comes to breweries

For personal trainers Paul and Lindsay Chavez, physical fitness is important. But so is enjoying your life. “You can’t be physically fit, if you’re not mentally fit,” Paul said. That’s the idea that led him and his wife, Lindsay, to …
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Block parties foster community

After being seriously injured in an automobile accident, Arvada resident Wayne Nelson received help from neighbors as he convalesced at home. “I had neighbors on both sides of me helping out,” he said. “And I met them at a block …
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Rummaging for many a reason

In a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood just off of 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge, live two women, Phyllis and Jody, who have been organizing one to two garage sales annually for the past 40 years. A mix of neighbors and extended family provide the items. …
    • Tapping into Arvada’s barbecue and beer fest

      Arvada on Tap, the city’s beer and barbecue festival, is back for a return release. On July 23, the City of Arvada and the city’s service clubs are working together to showcase craft barbecuers’ grilled creations with a crisp local, regional …

    • Lead abatement begins

      A recent sunrise saw Joe Centeno, a maintenance plumber with Jefferson County schools, already busy at work at Arvada’s Peck Elementary, changing out water cutoffs, connector lines and fixtures in hopes of improving the water quality. The …

    • Olde Town champion was major influence

      At 60, Laura Tobey often brought friends and strangers together for a common goal, a trait many of her closest colleagues described as a gift. “She was very empathetic,” said Ryan Stachelski, a close friend and colleague at the Arvada …

    • Mighty Joe’s Kitchen brings dream to life

      Family, food and freedom. Those are the three pillars of Ben and Cynthia Sarmiento’s American dream, a dream they’re bringing to life at their Wheat Ridge restaurant, Mighty Joe’s Kitchen. “We cashed everything in to do this,” …

    • ‘It’s my best day of the week’

      For the past 150 years, Churches Ranch in west Arvada has served the city and Jefferson County with milk, produce and coal storage. Today, it’s a ranch of a different sort, serving one main client: Horses. “Our ultimate home is to rescue …

    • Jeffco announces fire restrictions

      3 days ago

      As of July 15, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader ordered a Stage 2 Temporary Fire Ban in an effort to prevent wildfires. The ban applies to all lands in unincorporated Jefferson County west of Highway 93, west of C470, west and south of the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and C470, to the Platte River.