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Public Safety Press Releases Updated
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Within this page are archived press releases and news items.   For more information or for media inquiries, please contact Detective David Snelling, Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer, 720-898-6654 or    ...

The Founding of Our Community Updated
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In 1859, John Reno helped George Calvin Swadley, William Barranger, and others, dig the Ralston Point Mining Ditch (later called the Wadsworth irrigation ditch). By 1860, more than thirty land claims had been filed in the Ralston/Clear Creek valley by men who came for gold but stayed to...

The Town Grows Updated
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A Brief History Incorporation and the Provision of Municipal Services In the early days between 1870 and 1904, Arvada had no sewage or water system, no organized fire or police protection, and no electricity. In short, Arvada had no town government. On April 22, 1903, leaders of the town met to...

History of Arvada's Schools Updated
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Please note, this content is being updated. Check back soon. Schools Schooling in the area actually began in 1863, in a log cabin on the John B. Wolff homestead. In 1869, Benjamin F. Wadsworth donated land for a frame schoolhouse, and in 1882 the wooden structure was replaced with a brick...

2006 - 2011 Arvada Reports Updated
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The following are 2006 - 2011 historic editions of the Arvada Report. To access the latest edition, please visit Arvada Report. 2011   2012 January / 2011 December (PDF)   2011 October/ November (PDF)   2011 June / July (PDF)   2011 January / 2010 December...

Arvada Resiliency Task Force Gift Card Collection for Marshall Fire Victims Updated
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The Arvada Resiliency Taskforce is collecting gift cards at three Arvada locations through Jan. 14 to support Marshall Fire victims: Arvada Chamber of Commerce: 7305 Grandview Ave. Mon - Thur, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arvada United Methodist Church: 6750 Carr St. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Employment Opportunities Updated
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Notice to applicants and other Human Resources (HR) related needs: City Facilities have limited visitor access. All communication with potential candidates and visitors will be electronic and/or appointment only at this time. If you have applied to a position or have questions regarding a...

Council Dais in City of Arvada Council Chambers Approved as Fully Vaccinated Facility Updated
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As of December 22, 2021 the council dais in the City of Arvada Council Chambers at 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada, Colorado 80002 was approved by Jefferson County Public Health as a Jefferson County Fully Vaccinated Facility. This approval applies specifically to the council dais, which is 12+ feet away...

Internet Service Maintenance January 5, 2022, 12 - 4 a.m. Updated
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We will be undergoing maintenance that may interrupt some of our services on:  Wednesday, January 5th, 12 - 4 a.m.  At anytime during the hours listed above, you may experience an inability to access websites As always, we appreciate your understanding and and apologize for...

Restoring Arvada's .04 Trolley Updated
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Project Overview The City of Arvada has embarked upon the restoration (made possible by a generous grant from History Colorado’s State Historical Fund) of an important piece of Arvada's transportation history--the .04 Trolley. With the support of History Colorado and the Arvada Urban...