• 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
  • Colorado Supreme Court Hears High-Stakes Oil And Gas Lawsuit

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a high-stakes lawsuit over how much weight the state should give public health and the environment when regulating the oil and gas industry.
    The court scheduled a hearing Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by six young people. They want the state to require that energy companies show they won’t harm people or the environment before drilling.Colorado Supreme Court (credit: CBS)
    Regulators says they don’t have that authorit
  • Broncos’ Home Game Vs. Rams Had Most No-Shows Since 2010

    DENVER (CBS4)– Contrary to popular belief, the best way to protest a bad on-field NFL product is not by burning jerseys or booing relentlessly.
    If you really want to send a message, do nothing. Don’t show up to games. Don’t blow your hard-earned money on tickets and paraphernalia. Don’t invest precious energy. Silence speaks volumes in a multi-billion-dollar business.DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14:A general view of the stadium as the Denver Broncos offense drives against t
  • A-Basin Will Open Friday, Loveland On Saturday

    KEYSTONE, Colo. (CBS4)– Arapahoe Basin will be the second ski area to open in Colorado, behind Wolf Creek. Loveland Ski Area will open the next day, Saturday.
    Wolf Creek opened on Saturday. A-Basin will open on Friday.
    Arapahoe Basin will open Friday (credit: Arapahoe Basin)
    Black Mountain Express and High Noon will open at 9 a.m. Friday.
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  • Amber Alert: Possible Sighting Of Missing Wisconsin Girl Reported In Miami

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A girl resembling a missing teenager whose parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home has been spotted at a gas station in south Florida, police said. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since around 1 a.m. Monday, when sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call for help at a home in Barron, Wisconsin, discovered the bodies of 56-year-old James Closs and his 46-year-old Denise Closs.Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald
  • Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups For NFL Week 7

    By Matt Citak
    Unlike the previous weeks, the NFL did not see any of its key fantasy contributors get hurt in Week 6.
    While we appreciate not having to look for injury replacements, it does put a bit of a damper on this week’s waiver wire.
    However, Week 6 did see a few lesser-known players emerge as possible fantasy options. So whether you’re looking for a bye-week fill-in or some end-of-the-bench stashes, you have come to the right place.
    Here are some of the top waiver wire adds for
  • Idaho Wildlife Official Resigns After Killing Baboon Family

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa.
    Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said in a statement that he asked for and accepted Blake Fischer’s resignation on Monday, three days after the Idaho Statesman newspaper published the first report about a photo of Fischer smiling with four dead baboons propped in front of him.
    Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals in Namibia
  • Colorado Voters Will Get A Second Chance Next Month To Abolish Slavery

    (CNN) — Next month, Colorado will vote on changing the language in its state constitution so that it no longer allows slavery as a form of punishment. Slavery is technically — technically — still legal in many states.
    Wait, slavery is legal?
    Article II, Section 26 of Colorado’s constitution reads that there “shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”
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  • Snowfall Gives Rocky Mountain National Park Opportunity For Controlled Burn

    ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– Fire management officials are conducing controlled burns in Rocky Mountain National Park after last weekend’s snowfall.
    The burns are along Bear Lake Road between the park and ride and Sprague Lake.
    #RMNP Fire Crews lit 300 piles above Park & Ride yesterday.Small flames/glowing coals visible from Bear Lake Road today. Crews return today to mop up/consolidate piles as needed. ks pic.twitter.com/9Os8msYedA
    — RockyNPS (@RockyNPS) October 16, 2018The b
  • What To Do If You Win The Lottery

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – So you have your lottery ticket, you’ve checked the numbers a few hundred times, and sure enough, you are now a multi-millionaire.
    Now what? Don’t try to make decisions in the moment, plan to follow these steps for when you become the big winner.
    Step 1: Put the ticket in a safe place and sign it. Make sure you immediately sign the winning lottery ticket, as it is a “bearer” instrument. Legally, whoever holds the ticket is the winner.
    Step 2:
  • Trump Lashes Out At Warren Over DNA Test, Calls Her ‘Phony!’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” over the assertion and branded it as a “scam and a lie.”
    Trump called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize. He claimed that even the Cherokee Nation “denies her.”
    Warren released the test results Monday in part to push back agains
  • With ‘Space Force’ On The Horizon, Colorado Company Leads The Way

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Over the summer, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the Defense Department to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military in space. Such a “space force” would be involved in the kind of work that’s already being done at companies like Numerica in northern Colorado.
    (credit: NASA/NOAA)
    At an unassuming office in Fort Collins, Numerica’s small team of mathematicians monitor Earth’s orbital space and use
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  • Colorado Springs Man Pleads Insanity In Deaths Of 2 Young Siblings

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old Colorado man charged with fatally stabbing his two youngest siblings has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
    Malik Murphy (credit: Colorado Springs Police)
    Malik Murphy entered his plea in Colorado Springs on Monday, two days before the anniversary of the killings of 7-year-old Noah and 5-year-old Sophia Murphy.
    District Judge G. David Miller ruled that Murphy is competent to stand trial. The Gazette reports his plea will trigger a new rou
  • Latest Colorado Weather Forecast: Dry Air Brings Tuesday Sunshine

    By Dave Aguilera
    DENVER (CBS4) – Much drier air had taken over the central Rockies for Tuesday. This will deliver lots of sunshine for the start of a warming trend to take over. The only “fly in the ointment”, is a small storm system over Arizona that will bring in some rain and mountains snow to the southern and Central mountains overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.This system will slow the warming trend a bit on Tuesday with a few more clouds and some mountain snow. Until then,
  • Forecasters Warn Of ‘Dangerous’ Flooding Along Llano River

    LLANO, Texas (AP) — Forecasters are telling people along the Llano River in Central Texas to seek higher ground after more than 10 inches of rain fell in the past day and a half.
    The National Weather Service says the river at Llano, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Austin, is expected to crest Tuesday morning at near-record levels. A flash flood warning is in effect, and forecasters describe it as a “very dangerous situation.”
    The river was expected to crest at near
  • Cookies And Cremation? Student’s Recipe May Have Included Grandparent’s Ashes

    DAVIS, CA (CBS Sacramento) — Police are investigating a disturbing report that a high-school student made cookies mixed with human remains and gave them to unknowing classmates to eat.
    Several students ate the cookies at DaVinci High School that police suspect may have included the ashes of one of the student’s grandparents.
    There have been plenty of cases of students bringing pot-laced cookies to school, but cremated remain cookies is a new one.
    Police say the cookies in question we
  • Bradley Chubb Nominated For Rookie Of The Week After 3-Sack Game

    DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb is one of five players in the running for NFL Rookie of the Week honors.
    Bradley Chubb (credit: Evan Semón/CBS)
    Chubb had a stellar performance in the loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, racking up three sacks in the game.
    Bradley Chubb (credit: Evan Semón/CBS)
    You can cast your vote for Chubb for Rookie of the Week by clicking here.
    DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14:Linebacker Bradley Chubb #55
  • Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — A pick, a beneficial penalty and a game-winning kick.
    Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers.
    Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King’s interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a 33-30 win on Monday night.
    The final drive was extended after 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was flagged for illegal contact on third-and-15 that wiped out a sack of Aaron Rodge
  • Chacin, Brewers’ bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

    LOS ANGELES — The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs. They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offense.
    Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday that gave Milwaukee a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series.
    Los Angeles loaded the bases against Jeremy Jeffress in the ninth inning, but the struggli
  • DeMarcus Ware performs through pain, dazzles again on “Dancing with the Stars”

    Former Denver Broncos star DeMarcus Ware has quickly become one of the prohibitive favorites in the 27th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
    And much like his playing days, on Monday night Ware had to perform through pain.
    It was revealed prior to his dance that Ware broke a finger chest bumping another former pro football player, ex-Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings, earlier in the week while rehearsing a routine Ware and Jennings would perform with partn
  • Denver among 10 most rat-infested cities in the United States, Orkin says

    A new report lists Denver among the most rat-infested cities in the entire country.
    Related Articles Rats are invading Denver’s Civic Center park — and it’s part of a statewide trend
    According to pest control company Orkin, Denver is the 10th “rattiest” city, moving up one spot from last year’s list.
    The ranking is based on the number of new residential and commercial rodent treatments performed between Sept. 15, 2017 and Sept. 15, 2018.
    Here are the most rat-
  • I-70 expansion shuts down westbound York Street ramp permanently

    DENVER — After years of talk and anticipation, drivers on Interstate 70 are about to see noticeable activity in a years-long construction project.
    The York Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 is permanently closed. It is not part of the final design for the I-70 expansion because it was determined that access points to the interstate were too close.
    The Colorado Department of Transportation said it closed the ramp to improve safety. It was also shut down so Union Pacific can begin rebuilding
  • Colorado State football trying to end long losing skid to Boise State

    FORT COLLINS — The streak didn’t matter to Mike Bobo last week.
    He knew his Colorado State football team had beaten New Mexico eight consecutive games — a number the Rams pushed to nine with a 20-18 victory — but claimed none of it mattered.
    This Friday (7 p.m.; ESPN2), it will be the opposite considering Colorado State has lost seven in a row to Boise State. Making it worse, those are the only times the programs have met. It’s a streak Bobo said he didn’t kno
  • CU Buffs receiver Jaylon Jackson enjoys return to field

    Walking out of the locker room at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday night, Jaylon Jackson was in no mood to celebrate.
    Cliff Grassmick, Daily CameraJaylon Jackson in a receiving drill during CU Buffalo football practice on Aug. 2, 2018. For more photos, go to buffzone.com.
    Naturally, the redshirt freshman receiver was disappointed after the Colorado football team lost to Southern California, 31-20.
    Jackson could not completely hide his smile, though, when asked about his two catches for 19 ya
  • CU Buffs unsure of Laviska Shenault’s status for Washington

    The Colorado football team doesn’t know the severity of Laviska Shenault’s injury – or at least isn’t saying anything publicly.
    Head coach Mike MacIntyre did announce Monday, however, that defensive lineman Jase Franke is done for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.
    The pain from Saturday’s 31-20 loss to Southern California will linger for a while for CU (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12), which has to regroup quickly for a visit to No. 15 Washington (5-2, 3-1) .
    “No
  • Boulder Council schedules emergency vote to limit mansions

    Boulder’s move to limit the spread of McMansions is speeding up, as the City Council scheduled an emergency vote on a measure that will either temporarily outlaw large homes or make them more expensive to build.
    At a Monday-morning agenda meeting, council members added a public hearing to the next day’s meeting, at the request of councilwoman Lisa Morzel. Up for consideration is an ordinance that would temporarily stop the city’s processing of permits for homes larger than 3,50
  • “How did we get here?”: HuffPost convenes Boulder housing leaders for affordability conversation

    Huffington Post reporter Michael Hobbes posed two questions to a panel of Boulder housing leaders at a Monday evening event trained on the region’s current affordability crisis: “How did we get here,” and less directly, what do we do about it next?
    For Boulder County leaders and its increasingly priced-out residents, the answers are both as urgent and familiar as perhaps they have ever been, officials say.
    The conversation came during the fourth stop on the “Listen to Ame
  • Donations Help Make Boys & Girls Club Dreams Come True

    By Jeff Todd
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – To understand how important the game room is inside a Boys and Girls club, you have to head to the Foosball table.
    CBS4’s Jeff Todd joins a game of Foosball. (credit: CBS)
    “Foosball is really a time-honored tradition,” said Kaycee Headrick, the Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County. “This is really where friendships are built.”
    (credit: CBS)
    After a $20,000 renovation, the Fort Collins Boys a
  • Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To Estimated $654 Million

    (CBS NEWS) – No one won the $548 million jackpot in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. That means the estimated jackpot climbs to $654 million, which would be the fourth-largest prize in U.S. history.
    The jackpot has been growing since it was last won July 24. The next drawing will be Tuesday.
    Here is look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from Ca
  • Denver’s Deficiencies Big Part Of Skid: ‘Fighting For Our Lives’

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are hurting in the trenches, where they lost their best offensive lineman, guard Ronald Leary, to a season-ending torn Achilles and are the first team in NFL history to allow back-to-back 200-yard rushers.
    DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14: Guard Ronald Leary #65 of the Denver Broncos is carted off the field during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rams defeated th

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