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Northglenn police shoot two car theft suspects, killing one | Denver Post Northglenn police shoot two car theft suspects, killing one
Northglenn police officers shot and killed one suspect and injured a second when their stolen car accelerated toward police.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Gentrification is changing Denver schools. Committee offers suggestions to fix that. | Denver Post Gentrification is changing Denver schools. Committee offers suggestions to fix that.
To address declining enrollment and combat segregation, Denver schools should consider committee recommendations.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Crestone sues Colorado for overlapping drilling applications | Denver Post Crestone sues Colorado for overlapping drilling applications
Crestone Peak Resources wants court to throw out another oil and gas operator's application to drill in Broomfield.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Muslim woman claims lack of service at Boulder Cantina Laredo | Denver Post Muslim woman claims lack of service at Boulder Cantina Laredo
Muslim woman says religion led to poor service at Boulder Cantina Laredo, but restaurant says it's a misunderstanding.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Longmont police arrest armed thief who tried to steal chips, chocolate milk | Denver Post Longmont police arrest armed thief who tried to steal chips, chocolate milk
Longmont police arrest armed man suspected of stealing food from Lucky's Market, attempting to assault store manager.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Brit Wants to Lasso Mutton Bustin' at the National Western Stock Show | Westword Brit Wants to Lasso Mutton Bustin' at the National Western Stock Show
Samantha Francis and her husband Joshua founded Lambenations, a "sheep-protection group," earlier this year that has so far called for three sheep-related racing events in the U.K. to end. Now they have they are set on ending mutton bustin' at the National Western Stock Show.
Westword | December 13, 2017
Why KBPI May Not Be Rocking the Rockies at 106.7 FM for Much Longer | Westword Why KBPI May Not Be Rocking the Rockies at 106.7 FM for Much Longer
For more than twenty years, KBPI has been rocking the Rockies in general and Denver in particular at 106.7 FM. But change is afoot. The station is now being heard at 107.9 FM in Denver, as well as the same dial position in Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, and while it's currently simulcasting on 106.7 FM, that might not be the case for much longer.
Westword | December 13, 2017
See the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Denver Right Now | Westword See the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Denver Right Now
Over the years in this space, we've periodically offered mini-tours of the most expensive homes for sale in Denver. And comparing the six priciest listings at present to the ones in our previous roundup, published in October 2016, demonstrates that the prices for luxury properties in the Mile High City remain sky high, even if they've moderated a bit.
Westword | December 13, 2017
El Paso County OKs millions for widening of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock | Denver Post El Paso County OKs millions for widening of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock
El Paso County likely will contribute $15 million to the widening of Interstate 25 from Monument to Castle Rock, fulfilling the project's $35 million local fundraising goal.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Woman smashes car into storefront of Sassy Bagz in downtown Greeley | Denver Post Woman smashes car into storefront of Sassy Bagz in downtown Greeley
A 45-year-old woman was taken to North Colorado Medical Center on Tuesday after crashing into the storefront of Sassy Bagz, 908 9th Ave. in downtown Greeley.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
PERA executive director Greg Smith dies at 56 | Denver Post PERA executive director Greg Smith dies at 56
Greg Smith, the executive director of the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, died Tuesday night while on vacation with his family, the state pension system announced.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Jeffco jury convicts 23-year-old man of sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl | Denver Post Jeffco jury convicts 23-year-old man of sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl
Zachary Myers convicted of sexual assault of a child and other charges after he sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Colorado troopers shoot non-aggressive dog, lawsuit says | Denver Post Colorado troopers shoot non-aggressive dog, lawsuit says
CSP trooper shot Staffordshire bull terrier near Durango home even though the dog was not aggressive, lawsuit says.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Denver man arrested for sexually assaulting teen girls at Arapahoe County coffee shop | Denver Post Denver man arrested for sexually assaulting teen girls at Arapahoe County coffee shop
Sergio Gallegos-Munoz, 40, faces charges of sexual assault of a child after Arapahoe County arrest.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Cory Gardner Called Hero, Sh*thead After Judge Roy Moore's Shocking Loss | Westword Cory Gardner Called Hero, Sh*thead After Judge Roy Moore's Shocking Loss
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is being both celebrated and castigated for his role in the apparent defeat of fellow Republican Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate election yesterday, December 12. As is clear from a collection of tweets on view below, those who backed Moore's opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, see Gardner's decision to criticize and withhold financial support from Moore as a heroic act, while fans of the judge and President Donald Trump, who offered the alleged sexual assaulter his full-throated endorsement, see his moves as downright traitorous to the GOP cause.
Westword | December 13, 2017
Colorado company files for New Jersey casino license | Denver Post Colorado company files for New Jersey casino license
Here's another indication that Atlantic City's former Revel casino may be heading for a sale soon: A Colorado company that plans to buy it has applied for a New Jersey casino license and put up $100,000 for a non-refundable application fee.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Armed college student, 26, arrested in Fort Collins on suspicion of felony menacing | Denver Post Armed college student, 26, arrested in Fort Collins on suspicion of felony menacing
A 26-year-old armed college student was arrested Tuesday in Fort Collins after an "interaction" with a faculty member outside a classroom.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
CSU veterinarians euthanize dog infected with plague | Denver Post CSU veterinarians euthanize dog infected with plague
A dog infected with plague after contact with dead prairie dog euthanized at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Snow drought could end in Denver, mountains could get 6 inches of snow | Denver Post Snow drought could end in Denver, mountains could get 6 inches of snow
There's a good chance Denver will get it's first measurable snow in more than two months as a northeastern front arrives Wednesday afternoon, forecasters say.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Jury convicts two men of kidnapping after they tried to collect on drug debt | Denver Post Jury convicts two men of kidnapping after they tried to collect on drug debt
Attempt to collect a drug debt inside Loveland motel led to jury convicting two men of kidnapping, menacing.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Mom Rips Deputy She Says Murdered Her Son, Kyler Grabbingbear | Westword Mom Rips Deputy She Says Murdered Her Son, Kyler Grabbingbear
"The sadness turns to anger," says Andrea Feltman when talking about her son, nineteen-year-old Kyler Grabbingbear, who was unarmed when he was shot to death in Thornton by an Adams County deputy early on December 7. In conversation, she breaks down into tears on several occasions, overcome by a sense of loss even as she's in the midst of planning her boy's funeral services, scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16, followed by a vigil at the scene where he died; get details below. But her voice is firm when referring to the actions of the deputy, whose identity has not been publicly r
Westword | December 13, 2017
Coroner releases name of man fatally shot in Arapahoe County | Denver Post Coroner releases name of man fatally shot in Arapahoe County
The Arapahoe County coroner has released the name of a 28-year-old man who was fatally shot late Monday night in an apartment parking lot.
Denver Post | December 13, 2017
Teen suicide prevention initiatives target four counties with highest rates of youth suicide | Denver Post Teen suicide prevention initiatives target four counties with highest rates of youth suicide
After an especially tough school year in Colorado regarding youth suicides, the state attorney general's office will fund new prevention initiatives to help teens statewide.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Housing in Denver is “seriously unaffordable,” among worst in nation, study finds | Denver Post Housing in Denver is “seriously unaffordable,” among worst in nation, study finds
Denver ranks 18th in North America for unaffordability, with the typical home consuming 6.6 years of family income.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Report of suspicious device in downtown Denver interrupts RTD mall shuttle, rail lines | Denver Post Report of suspicious device in downtown Denver interrupts RTD mall shuttle, rail lines
RTD light rail service and the 16th Street Free Mall Shuttle Ride were interrupted Tuesday afternoon by police activity in downtown Denver.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
One dead after semi crashes into bridge support on I-70 near Georgetown | Denver Post One dead after semi crashes into bridge support on I-70 near Georgetown
Both directions of Interstate 70 were shut down near Georgetown Tuesday morning after a semi truck crashed into a bridge support column.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Video shows man chasing 12-year-old Aurora student and throwing him to the ground | Denver Post Video shows man chasing 12-year-old Aurora student and throwing him to the ground
A man chased after a 12-year-old boy and threw him to the ground after an object hit his car.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Former Denver sheriff gets his rank restored after being demoted to captain | Denver Post Former Denver sheriff gets his rank restored after being demoted to captain
A Denver Career Service Authority hearing officer ruled that former sheriff Gary Wilson should be restored to the rank of division chief after he was demoted to captain for giving preferential treatment to former Mayor Wellington Webb's granddaughter.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Can Colorado do a better job of sharing school report cards with parents? Data advocates say yes. | Denver Post Can Colorado do a better job of sharing school report cards with parents? Data advocates say yes.
The Data Quality Campaign urges schools to use plain language to communicate with parents and the public.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Multiple stabbings overnight in Denver but police say none were fatal | Denver Post Multiple stabbings overnight in Denver but police say none were fatal
There were at least two stabbings overnight in Denver but none were fatal, according to the Denver Police Department. 
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Marty Lenz to Replace Steffan Tubbs on KOA's <i>Colorado Morning News</i> | Westword Marty Lenz to Replace Steffan Tubbs on KOA's Colorado Morning News
Marty Lenz, a Denver native and former Colorado State University footballer who worked at several metro-area stations before becoming a prominent media personality in San Francisco, has been named the new host of KOA's signature program Colorado Morning News. He'll succeed Steffan Tubbs, who was fired by KOA following his arrest last July on suspicion of domestic violence by telephone. That charge was subsequently dismissed and Tubbs says the station hinted that he might be able to return before shutting the door on that possibility a few weeks back.
Westword | December 12, 2017
Man turned himself into police after Monday night shooting at Arapahoe County apartment complex | Denver Post Man turned himself into police after Monday night shooting at Arapahoe County apartment complex
Man turns himself into police after shooting on the border of Denver and Aurora sent another man to the hospital. 
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Anti-fracking activist pleads not guilty to beaming light on Boulder courthouse | Denver Post Anti-fracking activist pleads not guilty to beaming light on Boulder courthouse
Anti-fracking activist David Paul pleaded not guilty to projecting a skull and crossbones onto the Boulder courthouse.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Gaylord Rockies Is 70 Percent Complete — and Booking Rooms Through 2028 | Westword Gaylord Rockies Is 70 Percent Complete — and Booking Rooms Through 2028
The Gaylord Rockies in Aurora isn’t opening until the end of next year, but the resort and convention center already has more than 600,000 room nights booked between February 2019 and 2028.
Westword | December 12, 2017
As gas taxes fall short of funding Colorado’s roads, CDOT gets good reviews on test of mileage-based tax system | Denver Post As gas taxes fall short of funding Colorado’s roads, CDOT gets good reviews on test of mileage-based tax system
Amid the praise, concerns emerged about privacy, out-of-state drivers and penalizing cars that use little or no gas.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Three Colorado congressmen are working to give federal land to a remote county for a “vital” firehouse | Denver Post Three Colorado congressmen are working to give federal land to a remote county for a “vital” firehouse
Colorado's U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner are working with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on legislation to give about four acres of federal land to a remote southwest county so that it can build a new fire station. 
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Plenty of Denverites are ready to elect a new mayor in 2019. Should Michael Hancock be worried? | Denver Post Plenty of Denverites are ready to elect a new mayor in 2019. Should Michael Hancock be worried?
Two years ago, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock waltzed to a second term. Increasingly, political observers and experts say, it’s looking like he won’t have that luxury in 2019.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
National Western capital campaign gets $10 million jump from Gary-Williams Energy founder | Denver Post National Western capital campaign gets $10 million jump from Gary-Williams Energy founder
Philanthropists Ron and Cille Williams have seeded the $1 billion transformation of the National Western Stock Show's grounds with a $10 million gift to the NWSS Honoring the Legacy capital campaign
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Breastfeeding at Denver County Jail: A Call to End Breastfeeding at Denver County Jail: A Call to End "Pump and Dump"
Denver's Citizen Oversight Board is calling on the Denver Sheriff Department to allow nursing mothers in custody to provide breast milk to their infants rather than discarding it in an approach known as "pump and dump."
Westword | December 12, 2017
In letter to Congress, Hickenlooper and other governors say CHIP should be “the one thing we can all agree on” | Denver Post In letter to Congress, Hickenlooper and other governors say CHIP should be “the one thing we can all agree on”
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper -- in what has become something of a trademark move -- signed onto a letter to Congress by a bipartisan group of governors urging the renewal of the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Activist: Falling Colorado Teen Pot Use Stats Hard for Jeff Sessions to Dismiss | Westword Activist: Falling Colorado Teen Pot Use Stats Hard for Jeff Sessions to Dismiss
A new federal study shows that marijuana use among teens in Colorado has fallen below levels seen prior to the implementation of Amendment 64, the measure that legalized limited recreational cannabis sales in the state. Given the report's origins, attorney and activist Brian Vicente, who co-authored Amendment 64, says haters of progressive marijuana laws such as Attorney General Jeff Sessions will find it more difficult than ever to suggest that these statistics are flawed.
Westword | December 12, 2017
Colorado is still the least-obese state in the country. But it might not be for much longer. | Denver Post Colorado is still the least-obese state in the country. But it might not be for much longer.
Colorado -- long the title-holder as the least-obese state in the country -- is getting heavier and other states are slimming the gap to No. 1.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Complaint: Lakewood mom assaulted son on flight to Salt Lake City | Denver Post Complaint: Lakewood mom assaulted son on flight to Salt Lake City
A federal complaint accuses a Lakewood woman of assaulting her son during a flight from Boston to Salt Lake City.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
CU Boulder study sees decline in wind power for U.S. as climate warms | Denver Post CU Boulder study sees decline in wind power for U.S. as climate warms
A study by a University of Colorado researcher shows carbon emissions will reduce wind available as the climate warms.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Lenders and developers turn cautious on metro Denver over costs, worker shortages | Denver Post Lenders and developers turn cautious on metro Denver over costs, worker shortages
Metro Denver's real estate boom may still have room to run, but developers  behind several high-profile projects in the region said they are turning cautious.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Wheat Ridge woman brings solar light to part of hurricane-wrecked Puerto Rico that government aid has not reached | Denver Post Wheat Ridge woman brings solar light to part of hurricane-wrecked Puerto Rico that government aid has not reached
Wheat Ridge financial planner Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer was heartbroken that her friends and family in hurricane-wrecked Puerto Rico still are going without the basics. So she took matters into her own hands.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Colorado’s Mike Coffman is first Republican U.S. Rep. to ask FCC to delay vote on net neutrality | Denver Post Colorado’s Mike Coffman is first Republican U.S. Rep. to ask FCC to delay vote on net neutrality
In a letter to Ajit V. Pai, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman who proposed the rollback, U.S. Rep Mike Coffman from Colorado said that altering the rules "may well have significant unanticipated negative consequences." He asked Pai to let Congress hold hearings on the issue and pass open Internet laws.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Revamped Civic Center Station, relaunching Sunday, to feature more buses, better security and quicker exits | Denver Post Revamped Civic Center Station, relaunching Sunday, to feature more buses, better security and quicker exits
Nearly 18 months after demolition crews began the methodical disassembly of Civic Center Station, a new transit hub has risen in its place that features heightened security, additional bus bays and an easier exit for buses headed north on Lincoln Street.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
Diana DeGette joins dozens of U.S. House colleagues in seeking a congressional investigation of Donald Trump and sexual misconduct | Denver Post Diana DeGette joins dozens of U.S. House colleagues in seeking a congressional investigation of Donald Trump and sexual misconduct
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver joined this week with several dozen Democratic lawmakers in calling for a congressional investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017
UCHealth buys Colorado Springs, Broomfield hospitals, freestanding emergency rooms | Denver Post UCHealth buys Colorado Springs, Broomfield hospitals, freestanding emergency rooms
The fast-growing UCHealth hospital system acquired 17 freestanding ERs and two boutique hospitals it operated in a partnership with bankrupt Adeptus Health, including Grandview Hospital in Colorado Springs and UCHealth Hospital Broomfield.
Denver Post | December 12, 2017