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Boy held in alleged Colo. school shooting plot

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:15:54 GMT

A teenage male student is detained in an alleged shooting plot at Moffat County High School in Western Colorado.

Moffat County High School in Craig, Colorado.


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DA drops hammer against child porn suspects

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:03:57 GMT

Prosecutors are charging two Englewood brothers with 12 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and one count of being a Habitual Sex Offender against Children.


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Weed rally to reboot with 'cleaner' beginning

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:28:43 GMT

Thousands will be celebrating weed, ganja, Mary Jane, pot, dope or whatever else you want to call marijuana at Denver's Civic Center Park this Friday - but the event won't be organized by the same people who've been holding the rally for the past several years. 

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Two Colorado cities among 10 best biking towns

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:53:50 GMT

Surprisingly though, the Mile High City didn’t even make it among Sunset Magazine’s 10 Best Biking Towns in the West, which ranked cities across the U.S. based on its number of “bike-loving residents, protected streets, and plenty to see on two wheels.”


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Craigslist user gets bear maced, car stolen

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:28:03 GMT

A man trying to sell his custom Hummer H2 through Craigslist ended up getting  bear sprayed and his car stolen by the purported buyer, according to the Denver Police Department.

 


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117 Fire, Badger Hole Fire now 100% contained

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:37:06 GMT

As of Thursday morning, the 117 Fire was holding steady at nearly 41,000 acres and was 60 percent contained, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

The 117 Fire, as it has been called, has burned at least 10 structures in El Paso County and moved into Pueblo County Tuesday night, putting the Pueblo Chemical Depot on pre-evacuation notice.


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Storm will bring rain and snow

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:40:50 GMT

A storm system will move into Colorado late tonight and bring heavy snow to the mountains and rain and snow for Denver and the plains.


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Denver ideas to ease traffic and improve safety

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:30:05 GMT

Drive around downtown Denver during rush hour and you can almost feel the frustration.


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Broncos release 2018 schedule, open vs. Seahawks

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:30:45 GMT

The Broncos' season includes two Monday night games and the return of Aqib Talib in October. 


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Alleged misconduct at Aurora after school care

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:13:10 GMT

Police are investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior at a low-income after school care program 


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GALLERY: Do you recognize these people?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:10:19 GMT

Authorities are asking for the public's help bringing these 10 people to justice.


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Resolution to add Obama's name to highway passes

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:03:39 GMT

A Colorado lawmaker’s efforts to rename the portion of I-25 that runs through Denver after Former President Barack Obama won initial approval Thursday in a House committee.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 06: President Barack Obama waves as he exits The White House before boarding Marine One on November 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Obama will travel to Orlando to campaign from Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)


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Breaking and developing news on April 19, 2018

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:33:41 GMT

Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about.


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Silverthorne's new plan for employee housing

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:14:14 GMT

Colorado’s growth and booming economy is impacting mountain towns, especially when it comes to a lack of affordable housing for the local working class.


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Denver officer shot awarded Medal of Honor

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:27:05 GMT

Officer Rachel Eid was awarded the Medal of Honor during a luncheon Thursday. 


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US experts back pot-based drug for seizures

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:09:18 GMT

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy.

BHOPAL, INDIA - NOVEMBER 27: Sidesh Kumar suffering from epilepsy rocks as he rests at the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation clinic on November 27, 2009 in Bhopal, India. Twenty-five years after an explosion causing a mass gas leak, in the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, killed at least eight thousand people, toxic material from the biggest industrial disaster in history continues to affect Bhopalis. A new generation is growing up sick, disabled and struggling for justice. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)


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Colorado teachers plan pay rallies for next week

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:52:51 GMT

Colorado teachers plan to rally again next week for higher pay and better pensions, and some of the state’s largest school districts could close those days due to inadequate staffing numbers.

Colorado teachers plan to rally again next week for higher pay and better pensions, and some of the state’s largest school districts could close those days due to inadequate staffing numbers.


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Elway keeps options open in critical draft

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:01:08 GMT

Broncos general manager John Elway discussed options entering a critical draft. He's open to a trade.


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CSU gets $37M for stadium naming rights

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:20:21 GMT

Colorado State University has signed a 15-year, $37.7 million naming rights agreement with Public Service Credit Union for its on-campus football stadium.

Check out the incredible new CSU facility, which will host football games for the Rams as soon as this fall. 


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Legal fees top $182K for mayor staff settlements

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:24:27 GMT

The Denver city attorney’s office paid three private law firms more than $182,000 for work related to a pair of settlements stemming from a police detective’s sexual harassment allegations against a former aide to Mayor Michael Hancock.


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Avs to start backup Hammond in goal for Game 5

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:48:04 GMT

The Colorado Avalanche will go with backup goaltender Andrew Hammond for Game 5 in Nashville after starter Jonathan Bernier suffered a lower-body injury.

DENVER, CO - APRIL 16: Members of the Colorado Rockies celebrate their first goal against the Nashville Predators in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 16, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


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PD: Man's erratic driving leads to $5M pot bust

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:50:44 GMT

An Arvada man who authorities say was seen driving a van on the shoulder of a Nebraska highway was arrested for allegedly transporting a large amount of marijuana worth more than $5 million.  


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Colorado Dream Homes: Penthouse near art museum

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:32:35 GMT

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is just under 2,400 square feet and also features a 900-square-foot terrace that wraps around the exterior of the unit.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is just under 2,400 square feet and also features a 900-square-foot terrace that wraps around the exterior of the unit.


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Day of service planned for Columbine anniversary

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:20:58 GMT

A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings.

LITTLETON, CO - APRIL 20: Marilyn Bell, of Littleton, CO, leaves a flower each for the victims of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, at a memorial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens April 20, 2007 in Littleton, Colorado. (Photo by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)


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Woman killed by falling tree limb identified

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:14:08 GMT

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office on Thursday identified the woman killed by a falling tree limb during Tuesday’s wind storm.


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Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:49:28 GMT

Peak viewing for the Lyrid meteor shower will occur on Sunday, April 22 with as many as 18 meteors per hour.

This Bright Leonid Fireball Is Shown During The Storm Of 1966 In The Sky Above Wrightwood, Calif. The Leonids Occur Every Year On Or About Nov. 18Th And Stargazers Are Tempted With A Drizzle Of 10 Or 20 Meteors Fizzing Across The Horizon Every Hour. But Every 33 Years A Rare And Dazzling Leonids Storm Can Occur But, Astronomers Believe The 1999 Edition Of The Leonids Probably Won'T Equal 1966, Which Peaked At 144,000 Meteors Per Hour. (Courtesy Of (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)


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Americans filling fewer opioid prescriptions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:25:39 GMT

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.


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Gun control backers urge passage of Boulder ban

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:15:51 GMT

Gun control advocates in Boulder are urging the City Council to pass the city's proposed ban on assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines as soon as possible.

OREM, UT - FEBRUARY 15: High capacity clips for an AR-15's are shown here at Good Guys Guns & Range on February 15, 2018 in Orem, Utah. An AR-15 was used in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)


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No criminal charges in Prince's death

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:56:14 GMT

The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician's death, effectively ending the state's two-year investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him.

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 19: Musician Prince performs onstage at the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 


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Peyton believes in Keenum: 'He's a winner'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:37:26 GMT

The Broncos have not reached the playoffs since Peyton Manning retired. Do they have the right QB now?


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Doctors treating teens for video game addiction

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:13:17 GMT

More teens are being treated for what researchers are calling "Internet Gaming Disorder." Research and patient visits over the past few years have some doctors believing gaming addiction is a legitimate problem.


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'Vote for Our Lives' rally in Colorado

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:29:23 GMT

Thursday’s event will happen at 6 p.m. at Clement Park. It will feature speakers from Parkland, Florida, Columbine, the Aurora theater shooting and the Arapahoe shooting among others.


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Survey: Denver doesn't care about Amazon HQ2

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:11:10 GMT

Only 16 percent of those surveyed in Denver believe our area needs the jobs Amazon would bring, according to the survey.


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Manning inducted into Colo. Sports Hall of Fame

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:18:30 GMT

Peyton Manning isn't heading to the broadcast booth or the front office anytime soon.

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts while playing against the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos would win the game 24-10.


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5 Things to Know for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:07:34 GMT

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Thursday, April 19, 2018.


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Scammers taking advantage of Tax Day confusion

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:37:01 GMT

Tax season is over, but scammers are still looking to take advantage of those unsuspecting people who may have filed at the last minute.


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Program puts homeless to work, clean up Colfax

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:51:40 GMT

Colfax Works is starting small, with just two people this summer, but long-term, the BID hopes to expand the program to year-round and for businesses on Colfax to hire some of the workers.


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Couple in El Paso County homicide ID'd

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:28:31 GMT

A couple found dead inside an El Paso County home early Saturday morning has been identified.


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Woman killed by falling tree limb in Louisville

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:24:50 GMT

She was taken to a hospital, but it’s not clear when the woman died as the police department only learned of her passing on Wednesday.


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Neighbors fight to save remaining prairie dogs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:40:51 GMT

In rapidly growing suburbs development is taking over areas once home to wildlife.


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PD: Person of interest in Pueblo death injured

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:54:38 GMT

A person of interest wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Pueblo over the weekend is in the hospital after he was involved in a chase with police earlier Wednesday.


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Northern Colorado boom causes fears, excitement

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:45:28 GMT

Colorado is exploding — in both popularity and population. Traffic, water and the tug-of-war between urban sprawl and farmland are some of the major issues in Northern Colorado.


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Denver landlords turning away Section 8

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:51:48 GMT

Lisa Salazar has called Colorado home for 20 years, but she may have reached her limit. 


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Police say child porn, underwear found in home

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:49:59 GMT

wo brothers were arrested after police say they found child pornography and children’s underwear inside the pairs' Englewood home, which was described by investigators as filthy with an “unbearable odor.”


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Feud erupts between states over Colorado River

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:37:10 GMT

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona’s largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river.

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Calm and cool in Denver tonight

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:48:07 GMT

Mostly sunny, milder and breezy Thursday. Our next storm will move in on Friday.


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Colo. immigrant driver's license bill advances

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:06:46 GMT

The Colorado House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting the ranks of the state's agricultural workforce by letting immigrants who are in the country illegally renew their driver's licenses online or by mail.

BURLINGTON, COLORADO -JUNE 27: A truck makes its way down a dirt road June 27, 2007 in Burlington, Colorado. When rural America was chronicled 50 years ago by Jack Kerouac in his autobiographical novel "On the Road", it was an America full of promise and economic potential, where the majestic openness of the land was entwined with the cult of the automobile. Today, partly due to the loss of the independent family farm, rural America is a state of economic and demographic decline. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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Colo. pot delivery pilot bill dies in committee

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:54:37 GMT

A bill that would have created a pilot marijuana delivery program in Colorado died Wednesday in a Senate committee.

DALY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed in a booth at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The two day Cannabis and Hemp Expo features speakers, retailers selling medical marijuana smoking paraphernalia and a special tent available for medical marijuana card holders to smoke their medicine. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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Castle Rock families look to recover after fire

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:22:13 GMT

As clean-up continues in Castle Rock after seven homes were damaged by a wildfire Tuesday, families affected by the blaze are wondering how they’ll get back up on their feet.


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Call7: Sound the Alarm looking for volunteers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:07:47 GMT

The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to install smoke alarms in homes for free in the Denver metro region beginning this weekend.


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CO Dems back resolutions for Pruitt to resign

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:54:46 GMT

Colorado’s Democratic members of Congress are cosponsors of identical resolutions introduced Wednesday in the U.S. House and Senate calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign amid a series of scandals.


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CO man arrested at Swift home had gun conviction

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:41:15 GMT

Prosecutors are arguing that the Colorado man arrested over the weekend with weapons outside of Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills home violated his probation he received as a result of firing a rifle at a man in Arvada last year.

Julius Sandrock, 38, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stalking Swift, though she wasn’t home at the time. 


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Colorado puppy thieves caught on camera

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:00:20 GMT

Authorities are looking for two thieves caught on camera stealing a puppy from a Centennial pet shop.


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4-year-old with cancer becomes police officer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:28:22 GMT

Four-year-old Joshua is the newest member of Colorado Springs’ police force.


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Denver tree sale is this weekend

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:50:45 GMT

The sale, put on by the nonprofit The Park People, runs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the City Park greenhouse and at Sloans Lake Park.

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East HS admins charged with failing to report

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:31:05 GMT

The former East High School principal and four other top school staffers face criminal charges and are accused of failing to report an alleged sexual assault of a student by another student, who faces a sexual assault charge himself.


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Broncos add $3M to Chris Harris' salary

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:04:10 GMT

The Broncos rewarded the veteran star with an incentivized contract on Tuesday, according to multiple NFL sources. The Broncos added $3 million in reachable incentives, involving team performance and, the hardest to attain, a berth on the first or second All-Pro team, to Harris’ contract.

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


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Pilot was among Navy's first female fighters

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:51:39 GMT

A Southwest Airlines pilot who made an emergency landing Tuesday after the jet apparently blew an engine, got hit by shrapnel and lost a window, is being praised for her "nerves of steel" in helping to prevent a far worse tragedy after the catastrophe killed one passenger and left seven others hurt.


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McDonald's not adding pot smoking areas in Colo.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:50:19 GMT

The fast-food company said there is no truth to a report on social media that 15 restaurants in the state have transformed or plan to transform play areas into pot-smoking centers.


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Seminar for minority home buyers this weekend

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:37:18 GMT

A free seminar taking place in Denver this weekend will offer education and assistance for minority homebuyers who have had a hard time finding homes they can afford.


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Island-wide blackouts hit Puerto Rico

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:55:34 GMT

An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory.

TOA BAJA, PUERTO RICO - DECEMBER 25: Adults and children gather on Christmas day in the shelter for Hurricane Maria victims where they currently reside on December 25, 2017 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. 12 adults and 11 children currently reside in the shelter after losing their homes in the storm. Around 600 Hurricane Maria victims remain in shelters across Puerto Rico more than three months after it made landfall. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


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Colorado man arrested at Taylor Swift's house

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:10:51 GMT

A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation.


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117 Fire consumes 23 homes in El Paso County

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:01:17 GMT

Several large wildfires, fueled by strong winds that swept through Colorado, continue to burn Wednesday morning.

The 117 Fire, as it has been called, has burned at least 10 structures in El Paso County and moved into Pueblo County Tuesday night, putting the Pueblo Chemical Depot on pre-evacuation notice.


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5 Things to Know for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:08:20 GMT

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, April 18, 2018.


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Thousands still without power Weds. morning

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:48:32 GMT

Power lines are still down and downed trees are still covering streets and sidewalks Wednesday morning.


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Pot-based epilepsy drug gets positive US review

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:11:35 GMT

A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday.

BHOPAL, INDIA - NOVEMBER 27: Sidesh Kumar suffering from epilepsy rocks as he rests at the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation clinic on November 27, 2009 in Bhopal, India. Twenty-five years after an explosion causing a mass gas leak, in the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, killed at least eight thousand people, toxic material from the biggest industrial disaster in history continues to affect Bhopalis. A new generation is growing up sick, disabled and struggling for justice. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)


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Boulder, San Miguel counties join energy suit

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:56:36 GMT

Boulder and San Miguel counties have joined the city of Boulder in suing ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy, accusing the giant energy corporations of "reckless actions and damages" in helping to cause global climate change.


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Bettis, relievers shut out Pirates in Pittsburgh

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:15:35 GMT

Chad Bettis found a simple solution to ward off the cold. "I just concentrated on executing pitches," the Colorado Rockies right-hander said.

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 17: Chad Bettis #35 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


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117 Fire evacuations in place overnight

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:36:54 GMT

Evacuations for a large fire burning in El Paso and Pueblo counties will remain in place overnight, and local authorities have asked the state to take over command of the fire

The 117 Fire, as it has been called, has burned at least 10 structures in El Paso County and moved into Pueblo County Tuesday night, putting the Pueblo Chemical Depot on pre-evacuation notice.


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Professor says Uber driver tried to abduct her

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:39:07 GMT

A DU law professor said an Uber driver told her he was going to take her to a hotel and wouldn't let her out of the car during a ride to the airport.


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East HS staffers charged with failing to report

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:01:29 GMT

Denver prosecutors have filed criminal charges against five current or former East High School staff members, including the former principal, for failing to report to law enforcement an alleged sexual assault by a student on another student.


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Pit bull ban repeal clears first hurdle

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:38:21 GMT

The Castle Rock Town Council voted Tuesday to move a pit bull ban repeal onto the next step. It's now one future vote away from approval.


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Von Miller defends shark hunting trip

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:49:29 GMT

Von Miller says he didn't do anything wrong when on a recent shark fishing excursion in Florida that's drawn the interest of conservation officials.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 08: Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on before taking on the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)


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Broomfield man arrested at Taylor Swift home

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:25:44 GMT

Authorities say a man arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was wearing a mask and rubber gloves, had a knife, rope and ammunition, and told police he had driven from his Colorado home to see the singer who was not there at the time.


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Bear gets locked inside Boulder car

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:56:44 GMT

A bear got itself locked inside a car in Boulder County, and instead of bothering AAA, it received the royal treatment from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.


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Woman killed in Southwest explosion identified

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:37:58 GMT

Jennifer Riordan, a mother of two, was well known in New Mexico, where she had built a career over more than two decades in community relations and communications after graduating from the University of New Mexico.

The dead woman was identified as Jennifer Riordan, a Wells Fargo bank executive and mother of two from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was the first passenger killed in an accident involving a U.S. airline since 2009. The seven other victims suffered minor injuries.


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PHOTOS: Strong winds cause damage

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:54:00 GMT

Wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour is wreaking havoc across Colorado Tuesday.


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Hemp farms taking off in Colorado

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:07:50 GMT

Prohibited by the government for years, hemp is now becoming a major economic boon for Our Colorado.

MEAUX, FRANCE - AUGUST 25: A field of legal cannabis plants selected for their low content of THC grows on August 25, 2014 near Meaux, France. Cannabis is the source of hemp, which is used in a variety of applications including insulation, textiles, rope and paper. France is the second largest producer of industrial hemp in the world after China. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


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Did Von and Case just becomes best friends?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:38:44 GMT

The Broncos began their offseason program this week, stressing accountability and leadership. 


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Damaging winds wreak havoc in Colorado

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:37:24 GMT

Wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour shut down several highways in Colorado and created bad air quality and low visibility because of blowing dust.

Southbound I-25 was shut down at the intersection with Highway 119 near Longmont shortly before 2:30 p.m. after a semi-truck was blown over and due to low visibility in the area.


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Treatment, enforcement crucial in heroin fight

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:34:47 GMT

Colorado officials hope a two-fold approach will prevent the growth of the state's heroin epidemic.

ROCKFORD, IL - JULY 14: Firefighters transport an overdose victim to a hospital on July 14, 2017 in Rockford, Illinois. The woman was found on the floor of the hotel room where she lived after taking an overdose of prescription medication and alcohol. Rockford, a city of about 150,000 located in northern Illinois, averages about 2 overdose deaths per week, most which are heroin related. Nationwide, an estimated 60,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2016, more than gunshots or traffic accidents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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Albus Brooks once again fighting cancer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:13:32 GMT

Denver City Council President Albus Brooks revealed on Twitter Tuesday that he is once again fighting cancer.


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Reservations open for Conundrum Hot Springs

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:03:10 GMT

The U.S. Forest Service is launching a reservation system for overnight camping at a popular hot springs site south of Aspen.


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Death penalty considered in teens' murders

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:41:11 GMT

Prosecutors are considering pursuing the death penalty for two Colorado Springs men accused of pulling the trigger during the executions of a pair of high school students.


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Wildfire weather ravaging Colorado and region

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:37:09 GMT

Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in Colorado and the region as crews battle multiple fires in Douglas County Tuesday morning.


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Strong winds in Denver will diminish

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:42:33 GMT

Windy across all of eastern Colorado, but lighter winds overnight and on Wednesday.


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Man charged in stabbing death of co-worker

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:36:42 GMT

The man accused of stabbing a co-worker to death at the Sysco food service plant in Denver has been formally charged.


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Structures burn in Front Range wildfires

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:36:33 GMT

Several homes and other structures were damaged or destroyed in several wildfires that ravaged Colorado's Front Range Tuesday, including one that continued to spread in El Paso County Tuesday evening into Pueblo County, where it threatened the Pueblo Chemical Depot.


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Breaking and developing news on April 17, 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:07:05 GMT

Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about.


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Supreme Court to hear Lamborn petition case

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:51:42 GMT

The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from five Republicans who have called into question the validity of petition signatures gathered by the campaign for six-term Congressman Doug Lamborn.

Rep. Doug Lamborn represents the Colorado Springs area.


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What's changed 1 year after Firestone explosion?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:36:47 GMT

Tuesday marks one year since a leaking gas line caused an explosion at a home in Firestone that killed two people.


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Fugitive Grandma on the run accused of killing 2

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:10:00 GMT

The sheriff's office in Lee County, Florida said a Minnesota fugitive wanted for the murder of her husband is also responsible for a murder on Fort Myers Beach this week.

Murder suspect Lois Riess seen at Smokin Oyster Brewery on Fort Myers Beach on April 5th, 2018.


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Fire closes Colorado Springs Airport

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:30:07 GMT

The Colorado Springs Airport will be closed Tuesday as crews assess the damage from a three-alarm fire that broke out overnight.


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5 Things to Know for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:40:06 GMT

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.


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Coloradans asked to pledge to conserve water

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:46 GMT

People around the country are being asked to make a pledge to conserve water.


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Proposed trash facility dead after council vote

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:07:24 GMT

In a nearly three-hour town council meeting, Parker leaders unanimously voted to annex land that was slated for a trash transfer facility and immediately rezoned it, essentially blocking the proposed facility from being built. 


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Report: Skier killed in slide altered route

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:13:57 GMT

final accident report of John Galvin's death says the Aspen search and rescue skier yelled "we're going for a ride" to his partner as they triggered an avalanche, sending both down the top of Maroon Bowl.

This photo from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center shows two avalanches in the Maroon Bowl area Sunday, one of which caught two skiers.


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Teen killed in rollover crash in Morgan County

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:57:53 GMT

A community in northeast Colorado is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old football player killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday night. 


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Colorado sheriff: No deal with billionaire

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:47:01 GMT

The Yuma County sheriff denies he had a quid pro quo arrangement with Robert Mercer, the billionaire who backed Cambridge Analytica and Breitbart News, that resulted in a new truck for the sheriff.

Yuma County, Colorado Sheriff Chad Day.


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