• Business Owners, Residents Discuss 16th Street Mall Future

    By Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4)– Business leaders teamed up with the public to give their opinions on what needs to happen as the campaign to revitalize the 16th Street Mall moves forward.
    Sheila Cassil has owned the IT’SUGAR candy store on the 16th street mall for three years. If anyone is invested in the future of the mall, it’s her.
    (credit: CBS)
    “It’s my home, it’s my livelihood, it supports my family,” she told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.
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  • Scientists Debate Rocky Flats Safety

    By Jeff Todd
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– With the opening of the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge a few months away, a grass-roots group says it is hoping to get more information about the former nuclear weapon site.
    “New residents in Colorado are not really well educated on it,” said Ted Ziegler, a former Safety Representative who worked at Rocky Flats from the 80s into the mid-1990s. “They need to know what’s out there on the plant site. The contamination that exis
  • Taylor Swift On Witness List In Upcoming Trial In Denver

    DENVER (CBS4) – Pop star Taylor Swift is on the witness list of those expected to testify at an upcoming trial involving a former Denver radio DJ.
    Former KYGO radio personality David Mueller is suing the singer. He says Swift falsely accused him of groping her in 2013 and told the radio station to fire him.
    (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
    Mueller, who went by the name “Jackson,” allegedly grabbed Swift’s buttocks during the meet-and-greet.
    It was said to have occur
  • Vail Resorts Makes ‘Epic Promise’ For Zero Footprint

    By Matt Kroschel
    KEYSTONE, Colo. (CBS4)– Not even one pound of trash will head for a landfill after 2030 from Vail Resorts properties under a newly announced “epic promise” to be more environmentally friendly.
    Vail Resorts officials say their “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint” will commit zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat.
    At Keystone Resort in Summit County that means planting thousands
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  • Latest Forecast: Scattered Storms Friday, Better Chance On the Weekend

    By Ed GreeneDENVER (CBS4) – Thursday saw a few severe thunderstorms pop up, but all in all, much less in the way of storms and heavy rainfall.With more sunshine the temperature rose to 88 degrees officially at the airport and reached 91 degrees downtown.Looks like more of the same for Friday: scattered storms and a high around 90 degrees.
    The weekend may have a better chance for storms and some with heavy rains…more clouds will drop the highs into the mid 80s Saturday andthe lower 8
  • Sinkhole Keeps Road Closed Overnight During Repairs

    By Melissa Garcia
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– Crews are working to repair a large sinkhole on Arapahoe Road after the pavement collapsed, leaving a water-filled hole in the ground.
    The road caved in after a 12-inch water main broke just after noon on Thursday, according to officials with Denver Water.
    The sinkhole that closed Arapahoe Road (credit: CBS)
    The underground water main break, just west of Vine Street, sent a flood of water gushing onto the properties of nearby businesses.
    A Denver
  • Formaldehyde Concerns Grow As More Homeowners Discover Issues

    By Rick Sallinger
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Weyerhauser is blaming a fomula change for a problem that has forced evacuations and kept people from hundreds of homes around the country. Formaldehyde inside the basements of the homes have caused odor issues and potential health risks.
    Among those affected are the Pellegrinos, Carole and EJ. The couple and three dogs have been relocated to one cramped apartment.
    Carole and EJ Pellegrino (credit: CBS)
    They moved to Colorado from California. Their d
  • Starbucks Closes All Teavana Stores

    DENVER (CBS4)– Starbucks is closing all its Teavana stores, including four in Colorado.
    Those locations are at the Cherry Creek Mall, the Park Meadows Mall, Flatiron Crossing and in Boulder. (credit: CBS)
    Starbucks bought the tea shop in 2012. The coffee giant says the stores are under-performing and are no longer profitable. (credit: CBS)
    Most stores will shut down by the spring of next year.(credit: CBS)
    (credit: CBS)
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  • Man On Anniversary Cruise Says He Killed Wife Because She Laughed At Him

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.
    Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, was charged with murder after he was found with blood on his hands and clothes, and with blood spread throughout the cabin on the Princess Cruises ship Tuesday night, according to a criminal complaint
  • U.S. Court Asked To Hold Off On Decision Over Fracking Rules

    DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration asked three federal judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to hold off on a decision regarding a major federal fracking rule implemented by the Obama administration.
    In March, Trump moved to roll back the rule, which was first issued in 2015 by the Interior Department and required drilling companies to disclose what chemicals they used within 30 days of any fracking.
    It was put on hold last year after a federal district judge i
  • Sink Hole Keeps Road Closed In Centennial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A water main break has created a major traffic issue in Arapahoe County that will keep the road closed until Friday afternoon.(credit: CBS)
    A stretch of East Arapahoe Road caved in on the north side of The Streets of South Glenn shopping mall, close to the intersection of Arapahoe and South University Boulevard.
    The sinkhole near Arapahoe Road (credit: CBS)
    All lanes of Arapahoe Road were closed at 12:30 p.m. and westbound traffic was being diverted onto Universi
  • Bar Owner: Denver Firefighters’ Behavior ‘Shocking, Appalling, Frightening’

    By Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4)– A Denver bar owner has filed a complaint with the Denver Fire Department, claiming a group of off-duty firefighters drank illegally in his establishment and when he asked them to leave, they not only refused but taunted, bullied and insulted him.
    “It was shocking,” said Stuart Jensen, co- owner of Curio Bar located within Denver’s Central Market at 2669 Larimer Street.
    Curio Bar located within Denver’s Central Market (credit: CBS)
    He sa
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  • Arapahoe County Fair Shuts Down Ride After Deadly Accident In Ohio

    By Andrea FloresARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Hours before the gates opened at the Arapahoe County Fair, amusement rides and attractions were already up and running. All would be open to fair-goers except for one.
    One group of boys from Bennet High School says they look forward to the fair all year long.
    “We ride rides and hang out,” said Jordan Despues.Freak Out ride at the Arapahoe County Fair (credit: CBS)
    But they say a deadly malfunction, like the one that happened on the
  • Survivor Casting Call 2017

    Do you have what it takes to be on CBS's hit show Survivor? On August 18th, you have the chance to show us what you've got at Denver's 2017 Survivor Casting Call!
  • Police Arrest Murder Suspect Days After Deadly Shooting

    LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have arrested the man they believe shot and killed another man outside a Walmart store in Longmont.
    The vehicle of a 34-year-old man identified by Longmont police as the person responsible for an early morning shooting and murder has been found.
    Joseph Anderson (credit: Longmont Police)
    Officers arrested Joseph Anderson, 34, Wednesday night and will be charged with second-degree murder in the death of Keith Williams.
    Williams was shot and killed in a Walmart
  • Developer Withdraws Plans For Controversial Development

    FRANKTOWN, Colo. (CBS4)– After vocal opposition, the developer has decided to withdraw plans for development of Franktown Village, a controversial development in Franktown.
    The planning commission voted against the project last month. The final say was up to the Douglas County Commissioners before the developer decided to change course.
    (credit: CBS)
    The developer told CBS4 on Thursday that he will proceed with new plans at a future date. Franktown said that could be years.
    (credit: CBS)
    T
  • State Fair Ticket Sales Up

    PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado State Fair ticket sales are off to a good start a little less than a month from the 2017 State Fair opening.
    According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the fair has already generated $445,000, more than double of what was collected last year at this time.
    Colorado State Fair (credit: Colorado State Fair)
    The entertainment lineup includes ZZ Top and comedian Gabriel Iglesias.
    The Colorado State Fair opens in Pueblo on Aug. 25.
  • Boy Scout Leader Apologizes For Trump’s Political Rhetoric

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts’ chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump’s recent speech to the Scouts’ national jamboree.
    The apology came in a statement from Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh, three days after Trump’s speech to nearly 40,000 scouts and adults gathered in West Virginia.
    Other U.S. presidents have delivered nonpolitical speeches at p
  • Report: Broncos Sign Former Patriots Running Back

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Broncos have signed another running back.
    Two NFL Network reporters, Ian Rapoport and James Palmer, both tweet that the Broncos have signed Stevan Ridley.Former #Patriots & #Jets RB Stevan Ridley is signing with the #Broncos, source said. He helps with depth given Devontae Booker's injury.
    — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2017
    Stevan Ridley, formerly with the New England Patriots and New York Jets, apparently worked out for the Broncos Thursday af
  • Navajo Nation Lawmakers Approve Purchase Of Colorado Ranch

    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation lawmakers have approved the tribe’s planned purchase of a large ranch in south-central Colorado for $23 million.
    Tribal officials say a Navajo Nation Council committee’s approval Tuesday was the final approval needed to implement a purchase contract for the 25.5-square mile (66-sq. kilometer) Wolf Springs Ranch in Huerfano and Custer counties.(credit: serc.carleton.edu)
    Tribal President Russell Begaye requested the committee’s actio
  • WWE: Raw, SmackDown To Eventually Become Online Only

    By Chuck Carroll
    WWE is a television giant. Complete with its flashy presentation and larger-than-life characters, it has conquered not only all competitors in professional wrestling, but nearly everyone else on paid television. This past Monday, its flagship show Raw accounted for three of the five highest-rated hours on cable, with each segment averaging near or above 3,000,000 viewers. The following night, SmackDown Live! was the second-highest-rated show, trailing only Discovery Network&rsqu
  • Latest Forecast: More Storms Possible, Heavy Rain Likely

    By Lauren Whitney
    DENVER (CBS4) –  Another round of heavy rain in parts of Colorado today. We don’t have Flash Flood Watches today, but since storms could produce heavy rain flooding is still a concern. Some storms from El Paso county to northern Colorado could turn severe into the night. Heavy rain, hail, and gusty winds are all possible.
    Not everyone will see storms tonight, but if you do, watch for very heavy rain.
    More rain possible tomorrow, once again it could be heavy. Te
  • Hillary Clinton Calling New Book ‘What Happened’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.
    “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”
    Simon & Schuster told The
  • Marine Dog With Cancer Gets Tear-Filled Farewell

    MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.
    Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero’s farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship in Muskegon, and carried off in a flag-draped coffin.
    Cena, who was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in
  • Watch Chester Bennington’s Final Linkin Park Concert

    BERMINGHAM, England (Radio.com) – Linkin Park performed their final show with Chester Bennington in Bermingham, England on July 6, 2017, as part of their One More Light European Tour.
    Luckily for fans, one crafty video editor assembled the entire concert using fan footage captured from different angles within Barclaycard Arena. With the absence of an opening act, Linkin Park extended their set to include additional songs not played on previous tour stops.
  • Katy Perry To Host MTV Video Music Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Radio.com) – Katy Perry will host this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
    “I’ve been training with @MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson,” Perry wrote. “Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”
    The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, August
  • Give Your Opinion On 16th Street Mall Improvements

    DENVER (CBS4)– As the campaign to revitalize the 16th Street Mall moves forward, the people in charge of the project want to hear from the public on what is important to them.
    The 16th Street Mall has been a focal point of discussion as Denver’s population continues to grow.
    16th Street Mall (credit: CBS)
    Several recent violent attacks, some of them during daylight hours, have discouraged some visitors from walking along the mall to restaurants or other shops.
    (credit: Caleb Bonham)
  • 2017 Mountain West Conference Football Preview: West Division

    Ryan Mayer
    College football season is almost here. As you prepare to root for your favorite team on Saturday, we’ll bring you previews of each conference, separating the teams into a couple categories: contenders, bowl teams, and rebuilding. The tiers are fairly self-explanatory. Contenders means these teams will push for the division/conference title. Bowl bidders are expected to be in the conversation for a bowl bid. Rebuilding teams are in the process of attempting to get into cont
  • Airport, Airline Staff Reunite 4-Year-Old Boy With Lost Teddy Bear

    DALLAS (AP) — A 4-year-old North Texas boy has been reunited with his beloved teddy bear nearly a week after the furry friend was forgotten at Dallas Love Field.
    Luke Swofford of Rockwall got his favorite stuffed toy, appropriately named Teddy Bear, back on Wednesday after extensive efforts that included an airport search and online pleas for assistance.Family members say Luke and some relatives on July 20 flew home to Texas after a visit to Colorado, but the boy forgot his bear on a bench
  • Storm Dumps Over 400 Million Gallons Of Water On Denver Suburb

    By Chris Spears
    DENVER (CBS4) – Monsoon storms are known for being packed with tropical moisture and Wednesdaynight lived up to that reputation, especially in Douglas County.
    Using data from the CoCoRaHS Network I’ve estimated that over 400 million gallons of water likely fell over Highlands Ranch.
    Extra: Click here to view CoCoRaHS maps where you live
    Below is an explanation of how I arrived at that number.
    (credit: CoCoRaHS)
    Using five data points that are almost equally spread out
  • Police: Don’t Feed Panhandling Transient’s ‘Alcohol Addiction’

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (CBS4) – Police in Wyoming are encouraging people to give to charities instead of giving money to panhandlers on the street.
    “Rather than feeding someone’s alcohol addiction, you can donate directly to local charities,” the Cheyenne Police Department posted to Facebook after arresting a transient for alleged public intoxication.
    Officers say the person, who was claiming to be broke, had $234.94 that they had collected in just a few hours.
    More than 7,000 pe
  • Water Main Breaks, Road Caves In By Metro Area Mall

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A water main break has created a major midday traffic issue in Arapahoe County.
    Officials with the Arapahoe County said a stretch of East Arapahoe Road caved in on the north side of The Streets of SouthGlenn shopping mall, close to the intersection of Arapahoe and South University Boulevard.
    All lanes of Arapahoe Road were closed at 12:30 p.m. and westbound traffic was being diverted onto University Boulevard. There was no estimated time for when the road might b
  • 2017 Mountain West Conference Football Preview: Mountain Division

    Ryan Mayer
    College football season is almost here. As you prepare to root for your favorite team on Saturday, we’ll bring you previews of each conference, separating the teams into a couple categories: contenders, bowl teams, and rebuilding. The tiers are fairly self-explanatory. Contenders means these teams will push for the division/conference title. Bowl bidders are expected to be in the conversation for a bowl bid. Rebuilding teams are in the process of attempting to get into cont
  • Uber Issues Warning About Fake Drivers

    DENVER (CBS4) – It may sound like common sense, but the ride sharing company Uber recommends that customers always double check to make sure they are getting into the right Uber-assigned car.
    The warning was sent out by the company this month after a series of troubling headlines in which late night riders were victimized by fake Uber drivers.
    (credit: CBS)
    Uber drivers stop and go through downtown Denver in a seemingly endless stream. (At Union Station they more than double the number of
  • Report: Meteorologists Expect This Fall To Be Much Warmer Than Usual

    CBS Local– Fans of fall may have to wait a bit longer for the weather they’re expecting this year as the Weather Channel is reporting that this autumn will be much warmer than normal.
    The Weather Channel says that the Midwest is going to see temperatures that are well above average while the East Coast will have slightly above average temperatures. Conversely, the Northwest’s temperature will be slightly below average this fall.Outlook: Here's an early glimpse at what you
  • 5 Cows Shot, Killed On Western Slope Mountain Range

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief.
    (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
    The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported this week two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa.
    The animals included one older bred cow, worth $1,500, and four yearling cows, valued at $1,600 each.
    According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Of
  • Under-Staffed Colorado Hospital Lifts ‘No-Breaks’ Message

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked.
    Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo (credit: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
    The Pueblo Chieftain reported Wednesday staff at the institute contacted the newspaper over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administration told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-sta
  • 2 Construction Workers Fall 40 Feet At Work Site

    LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two construction workers who were working on scaffolding fell and were hurt on Thursday morning.
    (credit: CBS)
    The accident happened at 9980 Trainstation Circle just before 10 a.m.
    Officials with South Metro Fire said the workers each fell 40 feet. They said firefighters responded to the scene and quickly came to their aid.
    (credit: CBS)
    Both people were taken to the hospital. Their injuries were described as being serious.
  • TSA Now Requiring Separate Screenings For Electronics Larger Than A Cell Phone

    CBS Local — The airport security screening process just got even more frustrating for flyers.
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced it’s requiring “all electronics larger than a cell phone” to be removed from carry-on bags and screened separately. The new rules are similar to the process used for screening laptops that the TSA has had in place for years.
    The stricter rules will apply to common carry-on items like tablets, e-readers, and
  • Binge Drinking Down Among College Students, Study Finds

    CBS Local — The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) was concerned with the rate of drinking among college students, so it started an ongoing study into drinking in 1999. That study has provided an unexpected update in July’s issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs: binge drinking in college students is actually on the decline.
    The study found that the number of college students between 18 and 24 years old who binge drink is down from 45 perce
  • CBS4 Broncos Notebook: 7/27

    Joseph says Booker’s wristinjury started in OTA’s. Just sore. Went home after OTA’s and soreness continued when trying to lift weights.Ultimately X-ray revealed fracture.2nd round draft pick DeMarcus Walker left practice with a trainer. We’ll learn more after practice.
    Lots of red zone work for the offense in the early parts of practice.
    The QBs have been rotating with the first team as planned.
    Paxton Lynch has been quick to tuck and run on a few plays when under pressur
  • Animal Adventure Park Updates Taj The Giraffe’s Growth

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – The Animal Adventure Park updated the condition of their baby giraffe Thursday morning.
    The park posted to Facebook saying, “our BIG little guy is now standing approx 8’6″ and weighing in around 350lbs!”When he was born in April, to mother April and father Oliver, the staff at the Animal Adventure Park estimated that Taj tipped the scales at 129 pounds (58.5 kilograms) and stood 5-feet-9 (1.75 meters).
    Since that time, then, just over thr
  • Broncos In No Hurry To Choose Their Starting Quarterback

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Patience, people.
    Pro Bowl receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders recently added their voices to the din of Broncos fans calling for a quick resolution to Denver’s quarterback quandary.
    Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch (credit: CBS)
    Yet, coach Vance Joseph made it clear Wednesday he’s in no hurry to choose between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch.
    “In my opinion, time allows for a fair competition, time all
  • Kahn: The Hall Of Famers Among Us

    By Andrew Kahn
    There are Hall of Famers you maybe never got to see in person for various reasons: Babe Ruth or Walter Johnson, because you weren’t born, Sandy Koufax or Kirby Puckett because you didn’t get tickets when they came to your city. But even if your baseball fandom is just beginning, you have a chance to see Hall of Famers—before they get to Cooperstown, of course.
    On Sunday, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez will become the latest inductees. Perhaps you re
  • Police Chief Invites Transgender People To Apply For Jobs

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora’s police chief is reaching out to the transgender community following President Donald Trump’s tweets on Wednesday saying transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military.
    In an early morning tweet on Thursday, Chief Nick Metz said “if US Military wont take U, @AuroraPD will!”To our Tran cmty,if US Military wont take U, @AuroraPD will! We need Ofcrs,Dispatchers,CSI,Admin,etc. See @JoinTheAPD @ Aurora Pride on 8/5.
  • Animals Hit With Blow Darts, Case Unsolved So Far

    By Dominic Garcia
    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities in Golden are looking for the person or people responsible for shooting animals with blow darts.
    Kim Mangle (credit: CBS)
    Kim Mangle said she and her husband were having breakfast when they spotted a rabbit that had been shot with a blow dart in their Golden backyard.
    “My husband spotted it first. It was kind of like oh my goodness, it was just upsetting,” she told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.
    (credit: CBS)
    She says she snapp
  • Buffs, Huskies Taking Next Step After Surprising Pac-12 Runs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Petersen and Mike MacIntyre engineered two of the biggest breakthroughs in college football last season when they got Washington and Colorado into a Pac-12 title game matchup that absolutely nobody saw coming.
    Both coaches are going back to work this summer knowing they’ve lost the element of surprise.
    After his years of success at Boise State, Petersen knows the next step for both the Huskies and Buffaloes will be even more challenging than the dazzling runs
  • Hoffman Struggles As Rockies Lose To Cardinals Again

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Like a true power hitter, Carlos Martinez took a hefty cut and came up empty on the 92 mph fastball.
    The St. Louis pitcher missed wildly on a 1-1 offering in the fourth inning of the Cardinals’ 10-5 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night.
    Martinez slammed his bat to the ground in anger, drawing chuckles from his teammates in the dugout.
    Undaunted, Martinez dug back in and three pitches later, slammed a run-scoring single to right to tie the game 4-all.
    The hit kick

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