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Man suspected in 17 armed robberies in Colorado Springs is arrested | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 12, 2018
One man is suspected of 17 armed robberies in Colorado Springs, including two incidents in which he fired a gun.
CU Boulder student dies after skiing crash at Eldora | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 12, 2018
The University of Colorado student who last week crashed into a tree while skiing at Eldora has died.
Would you trust a robot with your beer? Broncos Stadium debuts Bud Light-dispensing robot this weekend | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
How does the bot's pour compare to a person's? Well, from watching video of a demonstration on Tuesday, it looked like it was about 2/3 full.
The best après-ski spot in North America is in Steamboat Springs, according to USA Today | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Looking for a beer after skiing all day? North America's best après-ski spot is located in Steamboat Springs, according to USA Today.
Rangely police shoot, kill stolen vehicle suspect | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Police said in a news release that no officers were hurt in the incident, which occurred Monday evening in the small town of Rangely while police were trying to apprehend suspects.
Colorado Classic is now a women-only pro cycling race | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
In its third year, the Colorado Classic, a four-day cycling race in August, has become a women-only pro cycling race.
Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
The federal prohibition on buying and selling marijuana puts radio and television ads out of reach, which is why sellers rely on social media to boost their brands. But Facebook and Instagram don't allow the promotion of marijuana sales regardless of state or country.
Tiny Home Village Documentary Examines Homelessness in Denver | Westword
Westword | December 11, 2018
Filmmakers behind a new documentary about Denver's tiny home village hope to convince voters to support the Right to Survive Initiative in the May 2019 municipal elections.
Denver wants southwest residents to weigh in on Loretto Heights’ future as redevelopment looms | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
City planners last week announced the launch of a online survey that will collect community input on the future of Loretto Heights as it turns into a prime redevelopment site.
Security Guards Plead Guilty in Union Station Beating | Westword
Westword | December 11, 2018
The victim just wanted a ride home. Instead, he was battered by security guards charged with keeping Union Station safe.
Boulder Activist Helps Stop Trump Minions' Climate Talk With Laughter | Westword
Westword | December 11, 2018
A Boulder activist was among protesters who stopped a Trump administration climate panel talk in Poland with laughter.
Michael Floorwax Returns to Standup Comedy as Health Recovery Continues | Westword
Westword | December 11, 2018
After finally experiencing relief from health problems that knocked him off the Denver radio airwaves more than four years ago, Michael Floorwax is returning to his first love, stand-up comedy.
New Mexico city celebrates $450M drinking water project | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
A $450 million drinking water project that was first conceived decades ago is paying off as New Mexico's largest metro area has slashed its reliance on groundwater by almost 70 percent despite the arid state's struggles with drought.
Colorado Energy Office helps launch “green bank” to spur clean-energy investments | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
The Colorado Energy Office is helping launch the Colorado Clean Energy Fund, which establishes a "green bank" to leverage private funds for projects and developments that use renewable energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Two small earthquakes recorded in western Colorado | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Experts recorded two small earthquakes near Glenwood Springs early Tuesday morning and dozens of people in the nearby towns felt the tremors.
Cynthia Coffman, former Columbine principal introduce Colorado Healing Fund, a non-profit to help victims of mass tragedy | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
The Colorado Healing Fund establishes a safe, secure way for the public to send money to support victims and their families after a mass casualty incident.
Westminster house explosion injures two people, one seriously | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Two people were injured, one seriously, Tuesday afternoon in an explosion at a Westminster home.
Inside Plan That Would Make E-Scooters Street-Legal (Sometimes) in Denver | Westword
Westword | December 11, 2018
A member of Denver's city council outlines a new plan to deal with the proliferation of electric scooters in the community.
Denver alleges misconduct in bidding process on $233 million Colorado Convention Center expansion | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
The city of Denver has frozen the bidding process for the quarter-billion-dollar expansion of the Colorado Convention Center after discovering misconduct, according to a city news release today.
Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sales of marijuana and pot products.
Cordova fields questions about her qualifications for Denver Public Schools superintendent | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Susana Cordova -- the sole finalist for the superintendent's job at Denver Public Schools -- was peppered with questions from students, teachers and parents on a variety of issues Tuesday night during a community forum at the cafeteria at George Washington High School. But the harshest queries came ...
Breezy, warm day ahead for Denver as mild weather continues | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Winds could gust up to 20 mph in Denver on Tuesday though skies will remain sunny and temperatures will stay in the 50s.
The Shocking Story of Vet Matt Poer's Taser Death in Elbert County | Westword
Westword | December 11, 2018
The questions surrounding Matt Poer's death reflect a national debate over whether law enforcement has become too reliant on Tasers as a “less-than-lethal” use of force.
Boulder coroner IDs Lyons man who shot himself during traffic stop | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
The Boulder County Coroner's Office has identified the man who reportedly shot himself during a traffic stop last week as David Motsinger, 55, of Lyons.
“Our little secret”: Lawsuit alleges Denver East High School administrators failed sexual assault victim and protected her rapist | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
The 17-year-old student and her parents, using pseudonyms to protect the teen's identity, this week sued the leaders of East High School, former Superintendent Tom Boasberg and Denver Public Schools, alleging they failed to report her 2016 rape to the authorities while sheltering the male student ...
Oil field service company with crews in Colorado fined for overtime violations | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The federal Labor Department has ordered a North Dakota-based oil field service company to pay nearly $1.2 million in back wages to 275 current and former employees in six states.
Denver’s troubles with commuter rail a “perfect storm” that threatens A-Line’s uninterrupted operation | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Transit experts say the ongoing troubles and delays plaguing metro Denver's commuter rail system are among the most pronounced when compared to challenges experienced by other transit agencies around the country.
Gas company knew Oklahoma rig was unsafe before explosion that killed Colorado man, lawsuit alleges | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
QUINTON, Okla. -- Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers, including a man from Colorado, and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent c...
Most Denver drug overdoses do not involve homelessness, data shows | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Recent data shows the majority of people who died from a drug overdose this year in Denver were not experiencing homelessness.
Trial postponed for Colorado man accused of killing son | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
The trial of a Colorado man accused of killing his 13-year-old son has been pushed back, but a new date has not yet been set.
Video of missing Woodland Park woman released by police Tuesday | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Video of the last time Kelsey Berreth was seen in public, on Nov. 22 at a Woodland Park Safeway, was released Tuesday by police, posted on the department's Facebook page.
Third suspect sought in armed robbery of Aurora post office; $25,000 reward offered | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Federal and local investigators are looking for a third suspect in the armed robbery of an Aurora Post Office last month and are asking for the public's help in finding him.
If you want your book signed by Michelle Obama at Denver’s Tattered Cover, get your wristband on Wednesday | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
So you didn’t get tickets to see Michelle Obama at the Pepsi Center on Thursday.
Arvada police search for stolen car that had 10-month-old Dachshund puppy inside | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
Arvada police are searching for a stolen car that had a 10-month-old Dachshund puppy inside.
Denver Post | December 11, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS -- Colorado Springs nonprofit Springs Rescue Mission has opened a new 150-bed homeless shelter.
Vast forests of dead or stressed trees prompt new federal approach to restoration in West | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Hikers climbing above tree line in Wyoming's Medicine Bow National Forest nowadays encounter a startling landscape: the gray skeletons of millions of dead lodgepole pine.
Coloradan ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter finally finds a wall she can’t run through | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Courtney Dauwalter spends her life exploring the limits of human endurance. She finally found one she couldn't run through.
Search for missing Woodland Park woman continues | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
For over two weeks the 29-year-old woman from Woodland Park has been missing. As the search continues her family grows more worried about her safety and urge anyone with information to contact police.
20 years later, Colorado teacher looks back at I-25 disaster that crushed her leg and left her in crucible of loving family and friends | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Life can ladle out setbacks, such as a loaded flatbed truck smashing a flipped car to a third of its size in a 30-vehicle highway crash and dropping a multi-ton load of steel plates on the car driver's right leg.
Broncos' Loss to 49ers Reaction: Mom Wants Vance Joseph Fired for Xmas | Westword
Westword | December 10, 2018
Broncos fans on Twitter repeat their call for the firing of Vance Joseph after a humiliating loss to the woeful San Francisco 49ers.
Jurors side with Douglas County detectives in malicious prosecution suit | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Jurors have sided with two Colorado detectives in a lawsuit filed by a man claiming they ignored his disabilities during hours of questioning that led him to falsely confess to sexually assaulting a young girl.
Similar to Columbine, Texas school district’s enrollment drops after mass shooting | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Frank DeAngelis, the former principal at Columbine High School in Colorado, estimated that nearly 20 percent of students didn't return to the school after two teenage shooters killed 13 people in 1999.
Man damaged rare Mayan, Chinese pieces in vandalism spree at Denver Art Museum, police say | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Denver police arrested an 18-year-old man after he allegedly vandalized several rare and historic Chinese and Mayan artworks Sunday that were part of a 300-piece exhibit depicting animals through the ages at the Denver Art Museum.
Denver Millennial Renters Have U.S.'s Worst Chance to Buy a Home | Westword
Westword | December 10, 2018
It will take 83 percent of Denver millennial renters twenty years or more to save enough for a down payment on a new home.
CU Boulder student to be taken off life support following skiing crash at Eldora | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
A University of Colorado student is in critical condition and on the verge of being taken off life support after a skiing accident at Eldora last week.
Man in wheelchair hit by SUV in Aurora dies at local hospital, police say | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
A man in a wheelchair died Sunday after being hit by an SUV in Aurora, police said.
Pedestrian hit, killed on southbound I-25, closing lanes near Larkspur | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Southbound lanes of Interstate 25 were shut down early Monday after a man was hit and killed by a vehicle near Larkspur.
Colorado DMV Policy Change Ends One Man's ID Nightmare | Westword
Westword | December 10, 2018
A man who's been living in Colorado for five years outlines the nightmare he experienced in trying to get a state ID and the policy change that led to a breakthrough.
Warm days, cold nights expected for Denver this week | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Warm days and freezing nights are slated for Denver's second week of December. Clouds will roll in on Monday and the start of the work week is expected to have a high near 57 degrees
Denver superintendent candidate Cordova’s biggest challenge is her predecessor’s shadow | Denver Post
Denver Post | December 10, 2018
Susana Cordova, a DPS graduate and parent, has spent her career in DPS as a bilingual secondary teacher, principal of a high-needs elementary school and an administrator. The school board will vote Dec. 17 on whether to appoint her superintendent.