Snow causes travel mayhem across US just before Thanksgiving

U.S. 11/26/19, 10:50

A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into high gear. That storm was heading toward ...

Every school in western Colorado district now closing as virus spreads

U.S. 11/21/19, 06:17

All 46 schools will be shut down on Thursday, Nov. 21, and Friday, Nov. 22, in a Grand Junction school district as an unknown virus continues to spread among students and district employees. After the Thanksgiving break next week, the Mesa County Valley School District 51 will reopen. “We are taking this ...

City of Denver fines company for refusing to remove homeless people’s poo

U.S. 11/14/19, 04:59

A Colorado internet service provider received at least one ticket for not cleaning up after homeless people who allegedly defecated on company property, on Nov. 8. The city of Denver has fined Forethought because the business owner stopped collecting poo left on the company's property at Five Points, about a mile ...

New federal grant program allots $10M for dams in 26 states

U.S. 11/10/19, 04:45

Built for irrigation in 1884, Smith Reservoir in Colorado no longer can hold as much water as it once did. To keep the dam from leaking, the water level at the suburban Denver reservoir is kept at least 2 feet below the level of the spillway — a critical safety precaution ...

John Hickenlooper aims for Senate after exiting presidential race

Politics 08/23/19, 09:30

After dropping out of the 2020 presidential race a week ago, Democrat John Hickenlooper is making plans with campaign personnel and other significant Democratic figures to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado. Hickenlooper has confirmed his intent to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for his seat. Hickenlooper’s campaign ...

Second Democratic candidate to quit 2020 presidential race

Politics 08/15/19, 08:12

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to end his bid for the Democratic presidential primary this week, becoming the second Democrat to leave the 2020 presidential race after Rep. Eric Swalwell. A Democrat close to Hickenlooper told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that the presidential candidate would announce his ...

Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

U.S. 06/24/19, 17:54

Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest. Investigators were looking into the possibility the driver had ...

2 dead in charter bus crash in southern Colorado

U.S. 06/23/19, 20:32

A charter bus carrying 15 members of a church group ran off a highway after striking a bridge support Sunday in southern Colorado, killing two people and injuring several others, a state patrol official said. The bus was carrying a charter group from a church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was ...

Second military service member found dead along Mexico border in Arizona

U.S. 06/23/19, 17:56

Authorities say another military service member assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border has died in southern Arizona. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said in a statement that the military service member with the Southwest Border Support Mission was found dead Sunday near Ajo, Arizona. They say ...

10-year-old Colorado girl ‘overwhelmed’ after Yosemite climb

U.S. 06/19/19, 17:55

A 10-year-old Colorado girl scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan and may have become the youngest person to climb one of the most celebrated and challenging peaks in the world.Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, completed the 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb of the vertical rock formation with the help of ...

Man arrested in ’87 cold case slaying of soldier in Colorado

U.S. 06/14/19, 21:29

A suburban Denver man has been arrested in the unsolved slaying of a soldier in Colorado 32 years ago after DNA evidence was used to create an image of what a suspect might look like, authorities said Friday.Civilian and Army investigators arrested Michael Whyte of Thornton in the 1987 strangulation ...

Tooth fragment testing OK’d in Colorado missing woman case

U.S. 06/14/19, 14:40

Prosecutors will be permitted to conduct DNA testing on a tooth fragment found on the ranch of a Colorado man suspected of killing the mother of his child and burning her body, a judge ruled Friday.The Gazette reports that investigators discovered the fragment while searching a ranch owned by Patrick ...

Dems announce debate candidates: de Blasio in, Bullock out

2020 Campaign 06/13/19, 17:13

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that 20 candidates have qualified for the party's first presidential debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts were the only major candidates who failed to meet the polling or grassroots fundraising measures required to get a debate ...

Hickenlooper denounces Sanders’ democratic socialism vision

2020 Campaign 06/13/19, 16:43

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper on Thursday attacked rival Bernie Sanders' vision of an America remade under democratic socialism and chastised others in the 2020 race for not repudiating that political philosophy. The former Colorado governor said Sanders was "wrong" to call for policies such as "Medicare for All" that would ...

Presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper calls for carbon tax

2020 Campaign 06/13/19, 15:34

A carbon tax is part of the climate plan that Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is backing. He's the latest candidate to outline a plan to combat global warming. Along with the carbon tax, the former Colorado governor would spend $350 billion on green infrastructure and efficient cars, rejoin the Paris climate ...

Parched US Southwest gets reprieve as snowmelt fills rivers

U.S. 06/12/19, 23:57

A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern United States, fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, so an abundance ...

Dad of boy found in Denver storage unit charged with murder

U.S. 05/30/19, 17:36

Colorado prosecutors on Thursday charged the father of a 7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete inside a Denver storage unit with murder.The Denver district attorney's office also charged Leland Pankey, 39, with child abuse resulting in death and tampering with a dead body. He is serving a ...

Hoffman’s solid outing leads Rockies past Diamondbacks 5-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 23:21

Jeff Hoffman pitched five solid innings and beat out an infield single to drive in a key run as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night.Brendan Rodgers had a two-run single and Trevor Story added three hits for the Rockies, who won their season-high fourth in ...

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