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Home sales slid across Colorado in September | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
Home sales aren't just slumping big in metro Denver, but they are slipping across much of Colorado and in what were some of the hottest markets in the country.
BP’s Rocky Mountain high threatened by $39 million oil vote | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
BP's new U.S. onshore oil headquarters in Denver serves as a testament to Colorado's regal mountains, its expansive forests, its nature-loving culture.
With outdoor recreation tourism booming, towns pick up the tab for squeezed US Forest Service | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
The outdoor recreation visitor boom is putting a strain on public lands that the cash-strapped U.S. Forest Service isn't equipped to handle.
A test taken by Colorado teens in 1960 has become the basis for a 58-year-long study of Alzheimer’s disease | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
More than 400,000 teenagers nationwide, including 4,467 in Colorado, took a test that would eventually become part of a 58-year-long study of Alzheimer’s disease.
Pot at a pub? Colorado agencies tell Denver they’re not budging on indoor marijuana smoking | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
Want to vape weed at a bar? It's not happening anytime soon, according to a new letter from five different Colorado state agencies to the Denver City Council.
Denver’s hotel occupancy rate down slightly, trails Loveland as tops in Colorado, report says | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
Denver saw its hotel occupancy rates for the year dip slightly in September compared to 2017, but the Mile High City is still at or near the top in many categories in the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report from the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association.
Podcast: How Coloradans pay more for health care as the state’s hospitals push profits to among the largest in the U.S. | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
Denver Post investigative reporter Christopher N. Osher sits down to talk about his reporting on the rising health care costs in Colorado.
Lakota language gets boost at DU conference | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
The Lakota Language Weekend, a crash course on Lakota language and culture taught by instructors from the world-renowned Lakota Summer Institute, is being held at the University of Denver. Organizers hope it will inspire others to preserve the vanishing language of the Lakotas
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to record-setting $1.6 billion | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
Coloradans still have a chance at the record-breaking Mega Million's jackpot of $1.6 billion on Tuesday. A 1 in 303 million chance but still a chance.
Reader: I Ride Scooters as Much as Possible Because People Irrationally Hate Them | Westword
Westword | October 20, 2018
Not all heroes wear capes, like reader Joe, who says he rides scooters around Denver as an act of anarchy.
Denver’s weather will be boring and beautiful | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
Metro area residents are going to have to deal with sunny and warm weather this weekend accompanied by little or no drama.
Former Buffs assistant coach Joe Tumpkin offered misdemeanor plea deal | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 20, 2018
Prosecutors have offered former University of Colorado Assistant Coach Joe Tumpkin a misdemeanor plea deal in his assault case over the objections of Tumpkin's ex-girlfriend Pamela Fine, the named victim in the case.
Watch two Coloradan Olympic hopefuls figure skate in national competition this weekend | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Nica Digerness and Danny Neudecker will be competing in Skate America this weekend. The event will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN.
Here’s the scoop on Little Man Ice Cream’s Old Town Churn, opening this month in Fort Collins | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
You won't be able to miss the Old Town Churn: Just look for the 2,000-pound steel churn -- complete with crank and giant handle -- smack in the center of the outdoor plaza.
Denver May Cut Ties With the Open Media Foundation | Westword
Westword | October 19, 2018
The City of Denver has positioned itself to cut ties with Open Media Foundation, the nonprofit that has operated local public-access television for twelve years.
Rising test scores and dwindling trust: Denver Public Schools chief Tom Boasberg leaves a complicated legacy | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Supporters hail Tom Boasberg as the engine behind an urban district success story. But critics point to stubborn problems that haven’t gone away.
Serious Injuries in Homeless Camp Hit and Run by Westword Office | Westword
Westword | October 19, 2018
Homeless campers who witnessed a hit and run accident near Westword's 10th and Broadway offices share details of the disturbing crime.
From “Dior” to “Dear Evan Hansen,” Denver’s big-name shows building city’s cultural reputation | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
From the art museum's upcoming "Dior: From Paris to the World" and the U.S.-exclusive "Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature" to recent Broadway productions of "Hamilton," Disney's "Frozen" and the Tony-winning "Dear Evan Hansen," Denver's cultural assets are driving new memberships and loyalty at tra...
Twitter Debates If We Saw the Real Broncos in 45-10 Cardinals Blowout | Westword
Westword | October 19, 2018
Denver Broncos fans on Twitter debated whether a blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals on October 18 was a sign of things to come or a fluke.
9 ways to get cheap ski gear in Colorado for this winter | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
There are plenty of ways for skiers and snowboarders to save money on gear and clothing from second-hand gear stores to daily rental options.
Man’s body found near Longmont airport a day after skydiver reported missing | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
A man's body was found Friday morning west of the airport in Longmont the day after a woman told police her boyfriend never returned home from a skydiving trip.
Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk.
Denver police sergeant accused of beating teen with metal baton faces assault charge | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
The Denver police sergeant facing a second-degree assault charge is accused of beating a young man with a metal police baton, breaking the teen's nose and one of his legs, and severely cutting his eye, according to an arrest affidavit.
Warm, sunny conditions in store for Denver this weekend | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Denver and the Front Range can expect pleasant fall conditions throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
PHOTOS: Ski season starts at Arapahoe Basin with first chair | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Colorado ski season technically already began. But A-Basin's opening is still considered the start of ski season in the minds of many.
Colorado’s largest esports arena to open next month in Lakewood | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Localhost Arena opens in Lakewood in November to house esports and gaming -- a global industry valued at $1 billion by 2020, according to the most-recent Newzoo Global Esports Market Report.
Three pedestrians hit by SUV in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in hit-and-run | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Three pedestrians were hit by an SUV in Denver on Thursday night and the driver fled the scene.
Spin is the last competitor in Denver’s scooter showdown. Here’s why they still expect profits. | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
The first act of Denver's scooter saga is nearly complete. Today, the last of five competing companies deployed its dockless fleet in Denver.
Cañon City man who set friend on fire seeks sentence reduction | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
A Colorado man convicted of setting his friend on fire is seeking a sentence reduction.
Woman shot by deputy after chase in Grand Junction, police say | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Police say a woman was shot on the hand by a Colorado deputy following a car chase in Grand Junction.
Firing Flight Attendants Who Watched iPad Could Cost United $2 Million | Westword
Westword | October 19, 2018
Total damages in a lawsuit filed by veteran flight attendants hired for what are described as trivial reasons could cost United Airlines $2 million.
Ten Alternative Slogans for the Colorado Tourism Office to Consider | Westword
Westword | October 19, 2018
The Colorado Tourism Office announced recently that they’d come up with a new slogan for marketing to wintertime visitors.
Suspect in Aurora carjacking involving screwdriver caught Friday after crash, foot chase | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
An early morning car jacking in Aurora ended in Denver Friday afternoon when a vehicle crashed and two suspects fled on foot, with one being caught nearby a short time later.
Colorado’s “Strong Arm” law firm suing another web giant — this time it’s Google | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
The Colorado law firm that is taking on Facebook over a data breach that affected millions of users is taking aim at another internet giant -- Google Plus.
Concerns about sage grouse lead to withdrawal of federal oil, gas leases from upcoming sale | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Following concerns by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about the impacts on greater sage grouse, the Bureau of Land Management has removed parcels totaling nearly 150,000 acres from an oil and gas lease sale in December.
Immigrant taking sanctuary in Boulder marks year of resistance | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Ingrid Encalada Latorre's 10-year-old son Bryant had a message for the few dozen people gathered Thursday evening inside the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder.
Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday’s $1 billion jackpot | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was the largest in the history of the 44-state lottery, worth $1 billion.
Video shows Weld County teacher taping middle school student to chair, police say | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
The Evans Police Department is investigating a Prairie Heights Middle School teacher after police say cellphone video surfaced showing the teacher taping a 7th-grade student to a chair.
Colorado utilities turning on to battery power, thanks to dropping prices, advances in technology | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Faster-than-expected drops in prices and advances in technology have found utilities like Xcel Energy and United Power in Colorado adding what was once considered the "holy grail" of renewable energy -- batteries to store power.
Weld County teacher on administrative leave following Safe2Tell and social media reports | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
A Milliken Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave for unprofessional conduct following multiple reports made to the school through Safe2Tell, an anonymous reporting system, and on social media.
How to watch the Orionids meteor shower as it peaks this weekend | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
The Orionids meteor shower is set to peak this weekend, more specifically Friday and Saturday. The best viewing is typically in the morning.
Bank robber strikes Denver’s 16th Street Mall; police seek help identifying suspect | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Police are asking for the public's help identifying a bank robber who struck on Denver's 16th Street Mall.
National Republican group pulls $1 million out of Mike Coffman’s race | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
The political committee tasked with electing Republicans to Congress is pulling all the money it had planned to spend on Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, between now and Election Day.
Denver police continue investigations into hit-and-run, two shootings that combined to injure five Thursday | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Denver police continue to investigate a hit-and-run and two shooting that sent five people to hospitals with serious injuries Thursday night.
Uber passenger who “hated all brown people” allegedly threatens driver in Colorado Springs, breaks patrol car window before battling police | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
A man suspected of threatening an Uber driver in Colorado Springs, and chasing the victim after he fled his vehicle on foot, broke the back window of a patrol car and fought officers as he was being arrested, police said.
Scott Ostrem sentenced to life in prison for murdering three in 2017 Thornton Walmart shooting | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Scott Ostrem was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three people in the Thornton Walmart shooting.
1 in 302,575,350. Those are your odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery as the jackpot nears $1 billion | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
The estimated jackpot for the multi-state Mega Millions game increased from $900 million to $970 million on Thursday, and Colorado Lottery spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said she wouldn't be surprised if it reached $1 billion before the next drawing at 9 p.m. Friday.
At least six Arvada officers present when police fatally shot suspect in Wheat Ridge, officials say | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
At least six Arvada officers were present at a Wheat Ridge gas station Thursday evening when police shot and killed a man suspected of committing several crimes, including an armed robbery at a Walmart.
Grand Junction man wins big at “Wheel of Fortune” | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
For about the past three months, James Price and his wife, Esther, have been walking around with a grand secret.
Colorado political spending hits new record high less than three weeks before Election Day | Denver Post
Denver Post | October 19, 2018
Political spending in state races already has hit a record this cycle and more than two weeks still remain before all the ballots are cast.