• Orange Friday Takes Over As Bannock St. Becomes Broncos Blvd.

    DENVER (CBS4)– Orange Friday took over the streets of Denver and across Colorado as Broncos fans supported their team leading up to the Divisional round playoff game.Denver Mayor Michael Hancock changed Bannock Street to Broncos Boulevard in front of the City County Building. (credit: CBS)
    “Here in Denver, we love our Broncos, and we show it with great pride every day of the year!” Mayor Hancock said in a statement. “So break out your jeans and jerseys because its playoff
  • New Denver Police Chief Reflects On Growing Up In Community He Serves

    By Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4) – Get to know new Denver Police chief Paul Pazen and it’s easy to see he’s proud of his North Denver roots. CBS4 spoke to Pazen outside of his childhood home near 33rd and Elliott.
    Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen (credit: CBS)
    “It has changed. It was white when we lived here,” he told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia of his old home.
    Pazen graduated from Denver North High School. He’s a former marine who joined DPD in 1995.
  • Community College Gets Green Light To Offer 4-Year Degrees For Nurses

    By Shawn Chitnis
    DENVER (CBS4) – Front Range Community College announced it has received approval for a four-year Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree as the state tries to create more ways to get students into this career path and address the nurse shortage.
    (credit: CBS)
    “There were a lot of options, tons. I applied to a lot,” remembers Julia Sayler, a nursing student in Denver. “What school would get me the degree I want with the hands on experience
  • Water Park Has Special Idea To Help Volunteer Dive & Rescue Team

    By Kelly Werthmann
    DENVER (CBS4) – Hot summer days turn to cool movie nights at Elitch Gardens.
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    “Guests can float in the water, sit on the beach and enjoy their favorite family fun movies,” Jolie DuBois, Communications Manager for the theme park, said.
    This Friday, July 20, the park is making their ‘Dive-In’ Movie Night even cooler.
    Elicth Gardens Dive-In Movie (credit: Elitch Gardens)
    “It’s actually because I saw your story earlier in
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  • Teenager Finds Career Inspiration Thanks To DPS’ CareerConnect

    By Jamie Leary
    DENVER (CBS4) – A program created to help students get a jumpstart on their career is seeing record enrollment. CareerConnect was created by Denver Public Schools three years ago and is not only seeing a huge spike in curious students, but businesses as well.
    (credit: CBS)
    The goal of the program is to give students early exposure to inspiring career options through internships and apprenticeships.
    CareerConnect is free to all DPS students and runs y
  • Colorado Orphaned Wells Expected To Be Plugged In 5 Years

    By Rick Sallinger
    DENVER (CBS4) – What happened in April 2017 in Firestone was not the result of a so-called orphaned well, but the two deaths from the explosion there set in motion a concern.
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    Gov. John Hickenlooper cited the incident as he signed an executive order on Wednesday to get rid of abandoned or the so-called orphaned wells.
    “It’s not just what happened in that specific instance. I’m not sure we’ve ever seen that before or will see it ag
  • Three Women Killed In New Mexico Bus Crash

    BERNALILLO, New Mexico (CBS4) — The names of three people killed in a chain-reaction crash on I-25 Sunday north of Albuquerque were released Wednesday.
    All three are women from Mexico who were living at the time in Colorado.
    The Sandoval County (NM) Sheriff’s Office identified 65-year-old Maria Delosangeles, 58-year-old Olga Hernandes de Grajeda, and 70-year-old Maria Doleres Orrantia Camacho as the crash’s fatalities.
    Delosangeles was living in Denver, de Grajeda in Rocky
  • ESPYs Host Danica Patrick Falls Flat In Opening Monologue

    LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS4) — Danica Patrick’s monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500.
    The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past year’s best athletes and moments on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
    LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 18: Host Danica Patrick speaks onstage at The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Image
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  • CSP: Semi Catches Fire, Crashes Into 6 Vehicles; I-70 Closed

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A multi-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck forced eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 at 6th to be diverted during the Wednesday evening rush hour.Colorado State Patrol responded.
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    CSP says seven vehicles were involved and their hazmat team also responded to help with a possible fuel leak.
    (credit: Colorado State Patrol)
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    They say the semi-trucks brakes overheated causing the driver to coll
  • Coloradans Help Save Disabled Students Senior Picture Day

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Starbucks employees in Colorado Springs came together to help a student with disabilities.
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    A downpour nearly ruined Sydney Johansson’s senior pictures, until those employees stepped in to keep things picture perfect.
    (credit: Laura Johansson)
    “All of these fates aligned and gave me the most perfect story for my most perfect kid, and I couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Laura, the girl’s mother
  • Final Moments Of Fatal Plane Crash Caught On Camera By Passenger

    (CBS) — A small plane carrying passengers on a luxury air safari crashed outside Pretoria, South Africa last week, killing two people and gravely wounding two pilots, the aviation website AIRLIVE reported. One passenger captured the crash on his cell phone in a harrowing video that surfaced Wednesday.
    In the video, the phone camera is pointed out a window of the plane. Smoke can be seen billowing from the left wing as a man says, “It’s getting bad. This is getting very bad.&rdq
  • Latest Forecast: Heat Wave Sticking Around

    By Lauren Whitney
    DENVER (CBS4) – After three days in a row with temperatures at or below normal across most of Colorado, we raced right back to those toasty temperatures on Wednesday. This starts a mid-July heat wave!
    High pressure parked over New Mexico and Texas moves a touch to the north, and this will cause our temperatures to stay on the hot side. This will also keep us on the dry side for the next several days, with only a few isolated storms possible in the high country.
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  • Stricter Rules Could Force Off-Leash Dog Restaurant To Close

    By Joel Hillan
    DENVER (CBS4) – Justin Henry is the owner and founder the Watering Bowl. On the patio of his restaurant is a section where customers can enjoy food and alcohol while their dogs play off-leash.
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    “When we first opened up there was no regulation. There was no dog registration patio and we’ve grown with the city to meet their needs.”
    Henry says he has adapted to every regulation that’s been thrown at him over the last five years.
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  • Cycling Team Gearing Up To Summit For Samantha

    By Kathy Walsh
    DENVER (CBS4) – A father and daughter are gearing up for the 29th Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. They will ride with their team in honor of the little girl they lost to a chronic genetic disease. They will be raising money to help find a cure.
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    “She was perfect. It was a magical day,” said Heather Schichtel.
    Her daughter, Samantha, was a beautiful baby, born on July 18, 2006.
    “Today is Samantha’s birthday. She would have been
  • ‘Learn To Collaborate’: CU President Shares Views Ahead Of Retirement

    By Alan Gionet
    DENVER (CBS4) – Ten years after taking the helm of the vast University of Colorado system, Bruce Benson announced plans Tuesday to retire in July of 2019.
    Bruce Benson (credit: CBS)
    “There’s just a point in your life you say ‘Enough’s enough,’” said Benson. “We’re moving on. We’ve got great things going on. Another year to clean up all the rest of the stuff, and I’ve got a partner right here and she’s involved
  • Denver Ranked As One Of The Best Cities For First Time Home Buyers

    DENVER (CBS4) – To some Denverites surprise, the Mile High City ranks as one of the top 10 cities for first time home buyers.
    WalletHub created the list by comparing 300 cities across 27 key indicators including real estate market, affordability and quality of life.
    Denver ranked 7th among large cities after the quality of life score outweighed Denver’s lack of affordability.
    Colorado Springs ranked even better in the same category– coming in 2nd.
    Thornton took the 6th spo
  • Old Navy Sets Sights On New Location In Denver

    DENVER (CBS4) – Old Navy will open a second location in Denver on Colorado Boulevard.
    BusinessDen reports the clothing store will fill the old K&G Fashion store at Colorado Blvd. and Florida Ave.
    Old Navy’s other location in Denver is in the shops at Northfield Stapleton.
    The new store should open in early 2019.
  • Hikers Haul Bags Full Of Endangered Fish To Restock Colorado Waterways

    By Matt Kroschel
    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) –  An army of volunteers is working to bring back an endangered fish to Colorado waterways after years of habitat destruction and humans making it hard for the special little fish to survive. The greenback cutthroat trout is Colorado’s state fish — and was once thought to be extinct.
    (credit: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
    Decades of extensive recovery and conservation efforts continue with efforts like what
  • Firefighters And Oil Field Workers Help Rescue Cow Stuck In Cattle Guard

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A cow that attempted to cross a cattle guard ended up getting stuck — and it took firefighters, deputies, animal control officers, oil field workers and some serious machinery to free it.
    (credit: Weld County Sheriff’s Office)
    The Greeley Fire Department got a call from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, requesting help with a cow that had all four legs caught in a grate near Weld County Parkway and Holly Avenue.
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  • CPW Released Video Of Dark, Clouded Water Killing Fish

    LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife released new video of the runoff from the recent storms near Durango in La Plata County.
    (credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
    The video shows dark brown water in the Animas River created from ash and debris from the 416 Fire which started at the beginning on June.
    The debris and warmer water temperatures are also causing fish to die.
    (credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
    Seventy degree water can kill some species of
  • ‘Quadrillion Tons Of Diamond’ May Be Hiding Under The Earth’s Surface

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CBS Local) – According to a new study, there may be a massive treasure hiding beneath the Earth’s surface: a “quadrillion tons” of treasure.
    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that a massive amount of diamond may be scattered throughout the planet’s cratonic roots, “the oldest and most immovable sections of rock that lie beneath the center of most continental tectonic plates,” according t
  • Amazon Warehouse In Thornton Hiring 1,000+ Employees

    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Amazon officials say it’s hiring more than 1,000 employees for its new fulfillment center in Thornton.
    The warehouse is located off Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue. The site will be 2.4 million square feet making it the largest industrial building in the state.
    It should provide quickers delivery for customers along the Front Range.
    Amazon is looking for packers, managers and human resource employees.
    Wages start at $12.50 an hour and include benefit
  • Customer Writes ‘We Don’t Tip Terrorist’ On Receipt For Waiter

    ODESSA, Texas (CBS Local) – A Saltgrass Steak House in Texas has banned a customer after they didn’t leave a tip on a $108 bill and wrote “We don’t Tip Terrorist” on the check. The customer also circled the server’s name, Khalil, according to the Odessa American.
    Khalil Cavil posted what happened on July 14 on Facebook.
    “I was sick to my stomach,” the 20-year-old server said in his post. “I share this because I w
  • Man Accused Of Road Rage Shooting In Parker

    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A man is facing multiple charges, including attempted first degree murder, in connection with a road rage shooting in Parker in May.
    Abraham Paquet, 29, is accused of pulling up next to another vehicle on the E-470 exit ramp at Parker Road during the evening rush hour on May 22 and firing multiple shots – striking the driver.
    The Parker Police Department is recommending Paquet be charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assault
  • Study: National Park Visitors Down Due To Pollution

    DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution at 33 parks — from Shenandoah to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. They say visitor numbers dropped almost 2 percent when ozone levels wen
  • Study Links ADHD To Teens And Their Digital Media Use

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CBS Local) – A study of teens using high-tech devices has found a link between constant use of digital media and ADHD.
    According to scientists at USC, teens who are “heavy users” of digital devices like smartphones were twice as likely to show symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than adolescents who only use the gadgets occasionally.
    “New, mobile technologies can provide fast, high-intensity stimulation accessible all day, which
  • CO Governor Takes Steps To End Orphaned Wells

    DENVER (CBS4) – Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order to deal with oil & gas wells that have been abandoned across the state.
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    The order covers more than 260 orphaned wells and 360 orphaned sites, from which the parent companies apparently walked away. It calls for the reduction of these high- and medium priority sites to zero. It calls on the oil and gas industry to plug, remediate, and reclaim all of their well sites. And it puts a system in place to p
  • President Trump Interviewed By CBS Evening News’ Jeff Glor Following Helsinki Summit

    (CBS Local)– Wednesday night, President Donald J. Trump will sit down for his first interview since returning from Helsinki with CBS Evening News’s Jeff Glor. This will be part two of the interview after Glor and President Trump discussed a wide range of topics a few days ago.
    Prepping for POTUS interview in our new DC bureau pic.twitter.com/MlqYlu2r9t
    — Jeff Glor (@jeffglor) July 18, 2018Tonight’s interview comes on the heels of President Trump’s remarks about
  • Restaurant Slammed For Shaming Teen Who Paid For Meal With Change

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (CBS Local) – A Virginia restaurant is facing public backlash after they shamed a 17-year-old customer who paid for his meal in change.
    Cohen Naulty took his friends to lunch at Beer 88 in Lynchburg on July 16. The teen, who works as a server at another restaurant in Virginia, only had a $20 bill and the quarters he collected from his tips to pay for the meal.
    Naulty paid the $45 check with his change and also reportedly left a $10 tip on top if it. Seemingly ungrateful
  • Deadly Mushroom Found Growing In Aurora Lawn

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — An amateur mushroom forager spotted a rare and deadly mushroom growing in someone’s lawn as he walked around his Aurora neighborhood. Lazarus Bell spotted a “destroying angel” mushroom last Friday. He turned it over to the Colorado Mycological Society, where mushroom expert Leah Gilman confirmed its toxicity.
    The group says only eight of the fungi have ever been found in Colorado and all were in remote areas between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs.
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