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Arvada Center offering intimate 'Front Porch' concerts

The Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities has it's Summer Concert Series, which brings in touring acts and local favorites for shows at it's outdoor amphitheater. But in addition to that, The Arvada Center is also hosting smaller concerts on its "Front Porch."The Front Porch series features local bands playing on the patio just outside the Center. The space can hold about 120 people max, at patio tables and outdoor chairs. Food and cocktails are also available. "I like the set up. It's casual and it's entertaining, and it's usually very nice weather-wise," said Iris Osberg, a longtime supporter of...
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Vegetation fire spurs home-to-home evacuations in Arvada

A fire burning in Arvada had crews making home-to-home evacuations in the area of Highway 72 and Indiana Street on Wednesday afternoon. Arvada Fire tweeted that "Crews are both set up for structure protection and to extinguish spot fires."The fire is burning near the train tracks, west of Highway 72 in the area of Indiana Street. All evacuations were lifted just after 3:30 p.m. Jeffco Sheriff tweeted, "Avoid the area of Hwy 72 west of Indiana St. if possible as crews arrive to assist."  CopterCopter4 flew over the fire which was burning near the train tracks and across the roadway from a housing development. Highway 72 was closed to traffic during firefighting operations. 
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Semi-truck driver in deadly Interstate 25 crash could still face charges

The semi-truck driver accused of causing a deadly crash along Interstate 25 in Mead could still face charges depending on the outcome of the ongoing investigation. The Colorado State Patrol (CPS) says 52-year-old Darnell Yingling of Fort Collins was driving a semi towing a trackhoe when the arm of it collided with an overpass. "It does look like it hit that very first girder, kept going through and it looks like it took a little bit out of three different pieces of the underside as well as ripping up a bunch of rebar," said Jared Fiel, the Northeastern Regional Communications Manager...

Brighton police seek help solving house party shooting

Investigators in Brighton are asking for information from the public that might help them with a weekend shooting case. A 24-year-old man was struck by a bullet in the head when a fight at a large house party spilled into the street. That man was described as being in critical condition at the hospital afterwards. Police say on Sunday at 1 a.m. they responded to a call of shots fired on North Main Street. Nearly an hour later they got a report that the shooting victim had come to a nearby hospital after being taken there by a private vehicle. Anyone with information about this crime that leads to the suspect is asked to call 303-655-8740. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of $5,000. Tips can also be made to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

I-25 clear after deadly crash with semi hauling excavator

A stretch of Interstate 25 near Mead was cleared for normal traffic on Tuesday morning after a 32-year-old woman was killed in a crash involving an excavator on Monday evening. A child was also seriously hurt in the crash as well and taken to the hospital to treat unknown injuries. According to Colorado State Patrol, a semi-truck was carrying the excavator and another vehicle and ended up crashing into the overpass on I-25 northbound at the Mead exit. This ended up involving a 2011 white Honda SUV being driven by a woman with a juvenile passenger. The woman was killed and...

More flames, smoke seen from Suncor refinery after malfunction

Neighbors living near the Suncor energy plant in Commerce City were sent another notification on Monday that there was a malfunction in the equipment.Suncor's alert said it shut down part of the refinery after the malfunction. But because of that, there were more flames and smoke coming from the refinery than usual.This comes as Suncor has been working to renew it's permit with the state health department.The EPA has once again pressed the state to clarify how it will address Suncor's impact on the health of surrounding communities. 
Fort Morgan Times

CSU Rams evaluate progress in first scrimmage

After just five days of fall workouts, the Colorado State football team moved inside Canvas Stadium for their first scrimmage of camp Wednesday. For head coach Jay Norvell, his staff, and the players, their first time being in game situations since their spring game was mostly about evaluating where the team is – both how far it has come since opening camp and what it needs work on.
Road & Track

Inside a Tuning Shop When the EPA Comes Knocking

The EPA has been flexing its might against the automotive aftermarket as of late. Just this year we’ve seen massive changes to the product lines of major tuning companies, with the EPA bringing huge fines against sellers, even levying criminal charges against aftermarket part suppliers. In order to get a better understanding of what these EPA lawsuits related to the Clean Air Act are like from inside a shop facing down the government agency, R&T sat down with PFI Speed founder Brent Leivestad.

Woman's body found on mountain in Colorado

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on Lookout Mountain, near Golden, on Tuesday morning. Officials believe that the woman was in her 30's at the time of her death. Investigators believe that there is no clear threat to the public,...

Janesville city manager Freitag accepts new city job near Denver

JANESVILLE If Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag gets a vote of confidence from a new city council in another state, he is committed to leaving Janesville for a new job in a suburb outside of Denver. The city of Janesville hasn’t made mention of the news, but emblazoned across the top of the city of Westminster, Colorado’s website is a screamer headline: “Mark Freitag: Selected as finalist for city manager.” ...

Update: Missing Berthoud man has been located

Update: The man has been located. Identifying information about him has been removed from the below story. The public's help was sought in searching for a man who has been missing from Berthoud since Wednesday morning. That man has since been located and "is safe," Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Before being located, the man,...

Boulder County residents may see smoke from Arvada grass fire

Boulder County residents may see smoke from a grass fire in Arvada just outside Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. According to Arvada officials, the fire is burning in grass near train tracks west of Indiana Street and Colo. 72. Officials estimate it is about 15 acres in size with a low rate of growth as winds in the area remain calm.