• Neighbor: Trash Transfer Site Moving In Next To Homes ‘Worth Fighting’

    By Jeff Todd
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents of a new development in Douglas County say they are concerned after learning that a trash transfer facility is about to be built near their homes.The proposed facility is to be built near South Chambers Road and Grasslands Driver, just north of E-470.
    Neighbors told CBS4 there hasn’t been any notification given that the facility is nearing construction. It was actually an Arapahoe County employee who lives in a nearby neighborhood
  • Local Builder Taking Steps To Lower Formaldehyde Levels

    By Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4) – With the discovery of high levels of formaldehyde at several Denver area home sites, some builders are taking extra steps to make sure the same doesn’t happen to them.
    One of those builders is Thrive Homebuilders. CBS4’s Dominic Garcia spoke to the company’s CEO, Gene Myers, at one of their build sites in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood. He says in all of their homes they use a special type of drywall that actually helps absorb form
  • Medicaid Problem Could Drive Some Colorado Doctors Out Of Business

    By Karen Morfitt
    DENVER (CBS4) – Doctors across Colorado say they are struggling to get paid for care they’ve already provided. It stems from issues with the state’s new Medicaid payment system that launched in March.
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    A spokesperson for the Colorado Hospital Association says they’re in the middle of processing information from their own survey, but that initial data indicates hundreds of millions of dollars is owed to hospitals across the state.
    As for priva
  • Latest Forecast: Scattered Showers and Storms Increase as the Week Goes On

    By Ed GreeneDENVER (CBS4) – Skies stayed clear over most of Colorado for the partial eclipse today! The temperatures was 84 at DIA at 10:53am; dropped to 78 at 11:53am (just after the most sun coverage); and then it bounced back to 82 degrees at 12:53pm as more sun was being revealed.Our official high was 87 degrees – exactly normal for this time of year.Tuesday should be just a few degrees cooler with a chance for scattered showers and storms.More of the same for Wednesday with a hi
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  • Survivor: Law Seems To Benefit The Rapist Instead Of The Victim

    By Kelly Werthmann
    (CBS4) – A convicted rapist is freed from jail early and the woman he attacked is now calling for a change in Colorado’s laws.
    “He got a slap on the wrist and now he’s out to perpetrate again,” Kendra Heuer, a University of Colorado student and rape survivor, said.
    Heuer told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann she is at a loss for words to describe how frustrated she is that Austin Wilkerson, the man who raped her in 2014, was released early.
    Austin Wil
  • Vance Joseph On Siemian Starting At QB: ‘It’s About Performance, Not Potential’

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Vance Joseph was admittedly enamored of the idea of a towering, chuck-it-or-tuck-it quarterback with first-round pedigree and a lightning bolt for a right arm leading the Denver Broncos in 2017.
    Even more captivating for the rookie head coach was the notion of his egghead seventh-rounder with the sneaky fastball and penchant for making the right decisions calling the signals.
    So, it’s Trevor Siemian and not Paxton Lynch who will start for t
  • Re-Fueled Perlmutter’s Re-Entry Into Congressional Race Is Complicated

    DENVER (CBS4) – Rep. Ed Perlmutter says he began second guessing his decision to not to run again for public office soon after he announced the decision a month ago.
    The reason? A barrage of letters, calls and emails from supporters asking him to rethink things.
    Perlmutter — a Democrat who has served five terms in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District — says he expected some pressure after his July 11 news conference. It was then he announced he was ending his bid for gov
  • President Trump Announces Increases In Troop Levels In Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (CBS4) – President Trump has announced to the nation that the U.S. military will increase presence in Afghanistan.
    The president has not announced a specific number of troops that will head to the embattled nation, nor did he announce a timetable for deployment.
    Trump noted that he will not “talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities.”
    Senior White House sources say the number is between 3,800 and 4,000, and that Secretary of Defen
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  • Eclipse Fanatics Clog The Roads Back From Wyoming

    By Dillon Thomas
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (CBS4) – An estimated 500,000 people made their way to Wyoming by Monday to experience a total solar eclipse. With so many people traveling to the state, traffic leading in to Wyoming from Colorado was often stop-and-go.
    “I’ve never experienced anything like this,” said Sgt. Kyle McKay, spokesperson for the Wyoming Highway Patrol, on Monday. “Wyoming has never experienced this amount of traffic for this long of a period of time.&rdquo
  • Missing Men From Afghanistan May Have Been Trying To Escape In Colorado

    By Rick Sallinger
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Three men from Afghanistan are missing from Colorado.
    They are part of one of the numerous groups that come to the International Correctional Management Training Center in Canon City from around the world to learn how to run prisons, and there are concerns they may have used the opportunity to escape from their own country.
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    The group the men were part of was on an excursion to Colorado Springs on Saturday when the three in qu
  • Latest Forecast: Eclipse Over, Clouds Roll Back In

    By Lauren Whitney
    DENVER (CBS4) – Skies stayed clear in most of Colorado for the partial eclipse today! We had a lovely show, up to our north in Wyoming they had the total eclipse. We’ll be in for a total solar eclipse, but it won’t be for another 28 years! Denver will see a total solar eclipse on August 12, 2045. Even though we didn’t get total darkness, DIA did drop from 85 degrees to 77 degrees during the eclipse!
    More clouds streamed into Colorado in the afternoon. We
  • Watch: ‘Eerie Light’ Fills The Sky In Yellowstone During Eclipse

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (CBS4) – While the path of totality passed through Grand Teton National Park to the south, Yellowstone National Park an “eerie light” on Monday as well.
    The national park tweeted out a video of the eclipse, which didn’t quite hit totality there. They also posted it to their Facebook page.An eerie light and a growing chill enveloped Mammoth Hot Springs during #Eclipse2017. Then, in the blink of an eye, the day returned. pic.twitter.com/n0zME
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  • A Roar From The Crowd, As Solar Eclipse Is Viewed In Totality In Wyoming

    CASPER, Wyo. (CBS4) – It took less than three minutes, caused the crowd to roar, and it even left some people in tears. The solar eclipse was an awe-inspiring event for people who live in or traveled to Casper, Wyoming, on Monday.
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    Many Coloradans were among the thousands who traveled to Casper to experience being inside the path of totality.
    Withing minutes, day turned to night as the temperature dropped right before an amazing show high in the sky.
    As the moon’s shadow
  • Secret Service Can’t Afford To Protect Trump Family Through The Year

    WASHINGTON (CBS4) – The U.S. Secret Service can no longer afford to pay agents needed to protect President Donald Trump and his family.
    “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles says, according to CBS News. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.”
    Because the Trump family is so large, an unprecedented number of protecees is required. As a result, more than 1
  • Animal Adventure Park’s Newborn Bison Successfully Reunited With Mom

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – A newborn bison at the Animal Adventure Park has been successfully reunited with her mother.
    She was separated from her mom, June, when her father Cash got aggressive and started attacking the calf shortly after she was born.
    Why did he do that? Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said staff had some ideas, which he offered up while updating everyone on the newborn’s condition since she’s been isolated from both parents for her safety.“Cas
  • Ultra-Runners From All 50 States, 35 Countries, Take On Leadville 100

    LEADVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 600 runners started the 35th annual Leadville Trail 100 Friday.
    The first finisher broke the tape more than 17.5 hours later.
    Ian Sharman, a British citizen from Bend, Oregon, won for the fourth time in 17:34:51. It was his third straight victory in the iconic “Race Across the Sky.”
    Two Denver men, David Tierney (18:32:34) and Michael Hewitt (18:59:45), came in second and third.
    “Of all the times I raced Leadville,” Sharman said,
  • Denver Zoo’s Dobby The Giraffe Gets In On Eclipse Fun

    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Zoo keepers got one of their latest additions his own special eclipse glasses.
    Apparently staff saw a lot of patrons walking around with eclipse glasses, so “Dobby’s keepers got him in on the fun, too!”When he was born at the end of February, Dobby initially struggled with health problems. Now he tips the scales at a healthy 264 pounds, and is standing nearly seven-feet-tall.
    RELATED: Upcoming Path Of Totality To Cross Colorado
  • Dancers Greet Students On First Day Of School For DPS

    DENVER (CBS4) – Summer break has come to an end for students in Colorado’s largest school district.
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    It was the first day back in class for about 92,000 students in Denver Public Schools, and it was a full day of learning about the solar eclipse for many of the schools.
    Students and parents at Goldrick Elementary School in south Denver had quite the welcome, complete with singing and dancing. Superintendent Tom Boasberg was also on hand to greet students.
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  • Trump Watches Eclipse From White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump squinted and pointed skyward before donning protective glasses to take in the solar eclipse at the White House.
    The president was joined by wife Melania, son Barron and top aides Monday afternoon to view the spectacle from the portico overlooking the South Lawn. The White House originally said Trump would watch from the second-floor Truman balcony.
    US President Donald Trump looks up a the partial solar eclipse with First Lady Melania Trump from the
  • Tonight’s Xfinity Monday Live Guest: Former Broncos Receiver Ed McCaffrey

    Watch Xfinity Monday Live on CBS4 at 6:30 p.m. or head to ViewHouse Centennial to see it live! Join in the fun, enjoy great food & drinks and watch all of tonight's big games on a 200 inch flatscreen.
  • Denver Experiences Big Temperature Drop During The Eclipse

    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver metro area saw a big temperature drop during Monday’s total solar eclipse.
    CBS4 Meteorologist Ashton Altieri says the city saw a dip of two to three degrees for the eclipse.
    But, where the temperature is officially recorded, at Denver International Airport an eight degree drop was experienced.We expected the temperature to drop at least 2-3 degrees in Denver with the #Eclipse In reality, it was an 8 degree drop at DIA! @CBSDenver pic.twitter.com/HhLz5eEGwQ
  • Eclipse Provides Students With Extended Learning Experience

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – The Great American Eclipse on Monday provided Colorado students with a great learning experience.
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    At Bear Canyon Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, students used the viewing of the solar event as a science lesson.
    A teacher purchased safe solar eclipse viewing glasses for each student. The classes also made viewers to project the sun’s image. Some were made out of shoeboxes and others were made out of cereal boxes.
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    The st
  • Upcoming Path Of Totality To Cross Colorado

    DENVER (CBS4) – The path of totality for the 2045 total solar eclipse will cross directly over Colorado.
    For Monday’s eclipse, the best Colorado saw was 99 percent in the far northeastern city of Julesburg, while most of the state experienced 92 percent or less.
    PHOTO GALLERY: The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse
    But that will all change in about 28 years when the path goes from northern California through Nevada and Utah on its way to Colorado.
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    As it leaves the state,
  • When Is The Next Total Solar Eclipse? In Just About 7 Years

    DENVER (CBS4) – The country seemed to stop for a few hours Monday as everyone ran out to look at the total solar eclipse.
    Even President Donald Trump and the First Lady got out the glasses at the White House to look at the partial eclipse overhead.
    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump look up at the solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
    After so many people traveled or took a momen
  • Judge Refuses To Delay Trial For Would-Be Solar Eclipse Watcher

    CBS Local — A federal judge in Florida has refused to delay a case because a member of the prosecution wanted to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. According to reports, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, planned to travel to another state to view the total solar eclipse.
    Agent Chad Horst was reportedly scheduled to testify against an individual facing federal firearms charges. Judge Steven Merryday issued a three-page ruling on the prosecution&r
  • Coroner: Driver In Fatal I-70 Wreck Was Drunk

    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says toxicology results on Jeff Stumpf, the driver who crossed Interstate 70 into eastbound lanes killing a mother from Idaho Springs on July 30, was legally drunk. He had a blood alcohol measurement of .146. In Colorado .08 is considered DUI.
    Chief Deputy Coroner Dan Pruitt said Stumpf also had evidence of ephedrine, a stimulant used for weight loss and also as a nasal decongestant, in his system. Testing also revealed a m
  • Chocolate May Help Prevent An Irregular Heartbeat, Study Says

    CBS Local — Chocolate lovers have a new excuse to enjoy the sweet treat as scientists are suggesting that chocolate can help curb the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat.
    Researchers looked at over 55,000 adults in Denmark who were between the ages of 50 to 64. The study, published in the British medical journal Heart, says a moderate amount of chocolate eaten regularly lowered the risk of atrial fibrillation in adults. Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can ra
  • Post-Eclipse Traffic Expected To Be A Mess

    DENVER (CBS4) – Traffic heading back into Colorado is expected to be a mess for much of Monday.
    Thousands of people headed north for the weekend for a chance to see the eclipse.
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    And now, as the Colorado State Patrol points out in a tweet, “everyone that was once north, begins to go south.”And now…everyone that was once north, begins to go south. Be prepared, be patient. #eclipse pic.twitter.com/VcAV2LczWb
    — CSP Public Affairs (@CSP_News) August 21, 20
  • Perlmutter Reverses Himself, Will Run For Congress

    DENVER (AP) — Congressman Ed Perlmutter is reversing himself and announcing he’ll run for re-election.
    Perlmutter had initially announced he was giving up his congressional seat to run for Colorado governor. But he dropped out of that race last month. He said he didn’t have the fire in his belly to run while simultaneously representing the state’s 7th congressional district. He also acknowledged the Democratic gubernatorial primary was tougher than he expected.
    Rep. Ed Pe
  • Trevor Siemian Named Broncos Starting QB

    By Michael Spencer
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Trevor Siemian will start for the Broncos when they begin the regular season.
    Broncos head coach Vance Joseph made the announcement at a press conference Monday afternoon.Vance Joseph makes the announcement official. Trevor Siemian will be the Broncos starting QB. #4Broncos @cbsdenver pic.twitter.com/xs9kZizOFB
    — Michael Spencer (@MichaelCBS4) August 21, 2017
    The Broncos will host the Los Angeles Chargers in week on as part of a Monday Nig
  • 34K Vehicles Head Through Colorado To Wyoming For Eclipse

    DENVER (AP) – Thousands of people headed though Colorado over the weekend for a chance to see the total solar eclipse.
    The Colorado Department of Transportation estimate that 34,000 vehicles traveled to Wyoming.
    Traffic was stop and go on Interstate 25 on Monday morning as they last of the eclipse seekers made their way north.
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    The Colorado Department of Transportation says people taking selfies at the “Welcome to Wyoming” sign was contributing to the congesti
  • Risk Of Death Doubled By Alternative Cancer Treatments, Study Says

    CBS Local — New medical research is claiming that cancer patients who opt for unconventional treatments are at much greater risk of dying from the disease. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine say that the chance of dying from cancer within five years more than doubled for patients using alternative treatments instead of standard medication.
    The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, looked at the treatment of over 800 cancer patients. Nearly 300 of the pa
  • CBS4’s Britt Moreno Dances With Denver Stars For A Good Cause

    DENVER (CBS4) – Saturday night, 12 Denver leaders lit up the dance floor for a good cause.
    Included in the group was CBS4 morning anchor Britt Moreno.
    They danced for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Gala.
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    Altogether, the group raised $250,000 for a great cause.
    The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Troupe raises money for dance educattion.
    Fifteen schools are now supported.
    LINK: Cleo Parker Dance
  • Put Pets First For Day Of Service

    LITTLETON, Colo (CBS4) – Xcel Energy’s Day of Service needs volunteers to help man’s best friends. For the first time this year, The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley is working with Xcel Energy for a Day of Service. Volunteers are needed to give the facility a good, deep cleaning, to walk the dogs, and play with the cats.
    LINK: Register for the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
    “It’s really nice when these large groups come out. We can get a lot of
  • Fan Essentials: What’s Most Exciting About The Mayweather-McGregor Fight?

    Ryan Mayer
    Fight week is here. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet on Saturday, August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The fight, that has been two years in the making, has experienced plenty of buildup. There’s been plenty of excitement during the lead up to the big event, from trash talking to sparring videos and everything in between. But, as exciting as the buildup has been, there’s still plenty to be excited about come Saturday night when the two fighters actua
  • CDOT: Stop taking selfies at WY border

    Don't be that person. Seriously.        
  • Young Girl Recovering After Getting Caught In Hail Of Bullets

    By Dillon Thomas
    DENVER (CBS4) – A young girl continues to recover from wounds she received after a shooting.
    The shooting took place at Barry’s Bingo, which is located along Federal Boulevard near Jewell Avenue.
    Regan Lefferts was finishing her shift at the hall, as part of a fundraiser for her daughter’s soccer team, when the shooting took place.
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    “We heard a loud pop,” Lefferts said. “I saw everyone in the bingo hall itself div
  • Teen Trying To Make Sick Stranger’s Birthday Wish Come True

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager is trying to make a sick stranger’s birthday wish come true.
    Jacob Priestly lives in Arizona and suffers from a rare disease that affects the cells of his body.
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    He’s hoping to get 100,000 birthday cards by his 15th birthday.
    Kayla Adler has never met Jacob, but this weekend she recruited volunteers from her non-profit, A Golden Wish Colorado, to help him reach that goal.
    (credit: CBS)
    “He says that’s what mak

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