Traffic circles and speed cushions part of Arvada plan to mitigate auto fatalities

A number of Arvadans have been puzzled by the traffic circles and speed cushions that have popped up around Olde Town in recent weeks.

Arvada In-N-Out moves closer to opening

Arvadans are potentially just months away from enjoying their burgers Animal Style, as city council recently approved five major modification proposals needed for In-N-Out Burger’s proposal to open a location at 52nd Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard.

Jeffco Republican Lynn Emrick selected by GOP to fill HD27 vacancy

After Arvada small business owner Christina Carlino withdrew from the House District 27 race on July 20, a Republican vacancy committee selected Lynn Emrick to run against incumbent Democrat Brianna Titone in the upcoming general election.

City Council declares August 2022 Arvada Historical Society Month

In August 1972, a group of Arvadans led by local teacher, historian and author Lois Lindstrom Kennedy began the expansive undertaking of uncovering and preserving Arvada’s history. Fifty years later, the Arvada City Council recognized the Arvada Historical Society with a proclamation declaring August 2022 as Arvada Historical Society Month.

1st Annual Jackson Zinn Memorial Golf Tournament honors golfer’s legacy

Jackson Zinn grew up golfing, working and coaching at Hyland Hills Golf Course, always looking for young players to mentor and finding ways to help out. Zinn was tragically killed in a car crash last March, but his parents, Greg and Jen, have worked to ensure his legacy will live on.

Arvada celebrates first responders on National Night Out

Local first responders were celebrated across Arvada on Aug. 2 as part of National Night Out, an annual campaign that seeks to promote neighborhood camaraderie and partnerships between first responders and the community.

Broncos sign former Pomona High School star running back Max Borghi

The Denver Broncos signed an Arvada prep sports legend on Aug. 3, as former Pomona High School running back Max Borghi was brought in after completing a slate of tryouts with the team.

Jackalope Arts Festival brings local artists and art lovers to Olde Town

People from all over the metro area visited Olde Town Arvada to check out the wares of 130 vendors for the second year of the Jackalope Arts Festival Aug. 5 and 6.

News
Studies look at what causes the AC unit to use so much energy.

Researchers figured out why air conditioners consume so much energy

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by …
A family gathering at the Arvada Firefighters Car Fest.

Arvada Firefighters Car Fest raises thousands for Arvada Fire Protection District

Around 160 cars ranging from a 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia to a 1933 Ford were on display on Aug. 7 at Stenger Sports Complex for a good cause — the annual Arvada Firefighters Car Fest.
The scene near Leyden Rock on Aug. 10 as a brush fire looms in the distance.

Apparent brush fire near Leyden forces brief evacuations before being contained

The Arvada Fire Protection District was quick to respond to a brush fire within 100 feet of homes off Highway 72 near Leyden on Aug. 10, containing the blaze and avoiding a potential catastrophe within an hour of the fire being reported.
Heavy rain means the chance of driving through a puddle or two. Such was the case Aug. 16 near Santa Fe Drive and West Mississippi Avenue. The heavy rain was a continuation of monsoon rain from Aug. 15. Some areas of town got 3 inches of rain. The rain gauge at the airport measured 0.1 of an inch.

A rite of summer

Arvada Municipal Court Judge Kathryn Kurtz

Arvada man charged with stalking, harassing and attempting to influence municipal judge

An Arvada man was taken into custody July 26 on charges that he stalked, harassed and attempted to influence Arvada Municipal Court Judge Kathryn Kurtz over an eight-month period.
Life
Coming Attractions

CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …
Coming Attractions

Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll …
Coming Attractions

Don’t sweat it - there’s plenty of summer left

We’re smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, so I thought it was time to take another peak at the range of events available to stay cool, literally or metaphorically.
Aerialist Julie Schneider from Denver's Circus Foundry performs July 13 at the Golden Mill. The performance was part of ARTSWEEK GOLDEN, the Foothills Art Center's weeklong arts festival.

Aerialists perform at The Golden Mill for annual festival

Just as ARTSWEEK GOLDEN was wrapping up and winding down, so too were some of its artists — quite literally. As part of Foothills Art Center’s annual weeklong festival, a group of aerialists, acrobats and jugglers performed July 13 at The Golden Mill.
The courses, open to teens only, take participants through the entire filmmaking process, from writing to producing to editing their own short films and TV pilots.
Coming Attractions

Tap into the power of cinematic storytelling at Anythink

Getting started on creative endeavors is a fantastic way to ensure young people discover their passions early. And while that most often covers things like music or painting, Anythink Huron has programs to get teens interested in filmmaking.
Sports

Frederick's Zamudio bounces back in time for senior season(s)

      Most high-school seniors don’t have to travel the road to 12th grade that Frederick’s Cruz Zamudio …

Voices

Letter: In response to Ted Williams’ July 28 column on the Keystone Pipeline

I enjoyed Ted Williams’ article about the Keystone Pipeline, published in the July 28 issue of the Arvada Press.

Column: Good soil, good seed, and proper care are not always enough

I have a friend whose daughter is about to get married. But they’re having a difficult time filling out the wedding party.

Column: Will salmon finally win this year?

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so many stories about salmon heading toward extinction that I’ve lost count.

Column: Historic Preservation Turns 50 in Arvada!

The celebration of the Arvada Historical Society’s 50th anniversary this month provides an opportune time to reflect on the role played by the organization and its partners in the preservation of historically significant and important sites in the community.

Column: The beauty of the garden is the fruit it produces

We, like so many others, bought a puppy at the beginning of the pandemic. And he’s great — ridiculously cute, reasonably well-behaved, loves our son. Everything you want in a puppy.
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