• Vacation With Your Valentine: America’s Most Romantic Retreats

    By Randy Yagi
    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, chances are you have already made plans to stay at a romantic retreat with your loved one. But if you’re still undecided, there’s really no time to waste, with the availability of lodging and dining reservations across the country are disappearing nearly as fast as you can say “Happy Valentine’s Day”. For a few last minute suggestions, here are five of America’s best places to consider visiting for yo
  • Broncos Get Thrashed By Chiefs On Thursday Night, Lose 30-6

    DENVER (AP) — Reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee in a pileup near the goal line before his Kansas City teammates rallied around their fallen superstar for a 30-6 thrashing of Denver on Thursday night. Backup Matt Moore threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs (5-2) had nine sacks, gave up a season-low 71 yards rushing and snapped a two-game skid in beating the Broncos (2-5) for the eighth straight time.
    Quarterback Joe Flacco of the Denver Broncos scram
  • Chiefs Fan Brings Special Delivery — 24 Rescue Dogs — To Denver

    DENVER (CBS4) – A Kansas man came to Denver to root on his beloved Kansas City Chiefs this week, but he brought a special delivery with him. Kevin Wright not only loves football, but also dogs. He’s a volunteer with Denver-based Hope for Paws, an organization that takes in rescue dogs and finds them forever homes. On Wednesday night he rolled into town with 24 rescue dogs.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I had dogs from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. They all come out here to find the
  • Army Father Arranges Helicopter Visit At School

    DENVER (CBS4) — Thanks to his father, preschool student Oliver Ramos won some serious ‘cred’ today with his classmates.
    Army Sgt. Charlie Ramos is home between deployments. What better time to make good on parental involvement at the school.
    (credit: CBS)
    Sgt. Ramos pulled some strings and reeled in a Blackhawk helicopter from the United States Army. The craft landed in the center of the Clayton Early Learning campus Thursday morning, near the intersection of Martin Luther King
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  • New Spacesuit, New Inspiration For Students & Staff In University Of Colorado Aerospace Department

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s been a historic week for NASA, first with the unveiling of the new American spacesuit to be used in the next mission to the moon, then with the rescheduling of the first-ever all female spacewalk that had been previously postponed because an issue with the suit. Both announcements have the staff and students in the University of Colorado’s Aerospace department excited for the future.
    In this NASA handout, Amy Ross, a spacesuit engineer at NASAs John
  • SeaQuest ‘Learning Lessons,’ Making Changes After License Suspension

    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – An interactive animal exhibition in Littleton that had its license suspended earlier this year invited cameras to see their facility on Thursday to encourage the public to visit their facility that staff say is meeting state requirements.
    “If an aquarium and a petting zoo had a baby, that would be SeaQuest,” said Elisa McDonald, the vice president of marketing. “We can provide a more interactive experience for the guests.”
    SeaQuest (credit:
  • Patrick Mahomes Hurts Knee In Broncos-Chiefs Thursday Night Fooball Tilt

    DENVER (CBS4) – Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs was hurt on Thursday night during the game against the Denver Broncos. He won’t return.
    Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is helped off the field after sustaining a knee injury in the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on Oct. 17, 2019. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
    A recent ankle injury has slowed the gunslinger down, but it was a knee injury that knocked him out of the game cl
  • Austin Boutain, Killer Of Utah Student, Sentenced In Colorado Murder

    DENVER (AP) – A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a Colorado man. Austin Boutain was sentenced Thursday for the death of 63-year-old Mitchell Ingle, of Golden, in October 2017. Boutain pleaded guilty in September to murder and aggravated robbery.
    Austin Boutain (credit: Salt Lake City Police)
    Prosecutors say he and his wife, Kathleen, were drinking and smoking marijuana with Ingl
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  • More Colorado Oil And Gas Permits Will Get Additional Review After New Health Study

    DENVER (CBS4) – A new health study has prompted a change in oil and gas permitting in Colorado. The study, commissioned by the Department of Public Health and Environment, involved a computer simulation using air samples gathered five years ago. Researchers from out-of-state looked at, hypothetically, what the health risks might be under different conditions.
    (credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)
    It found that during a specific phase of drilling, under specific weather conditions, in specific
  • Safety Will Parks Leaves Broncos-Chiefs Game With Hand Injury, Won’t Return

    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Broncos safety Will Parks left the Thursday Night Football game against the Chiefs and won’t return. Parks has a hand injury.
    Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio speaks with Will Parks at Empower Field at Mile High on Sept. 15, 2019. (credit: Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
    Parks left the game in the second quarter.
  • ‘Art On Wheels’: Denver Lowrider Culture Explored Denver Chicano Exhibit

    This week marked the end of Hispanic Heritage Month. For decades, cruising down Federal Boulevard has been a tradition for lowrider enthusiasts. The Chicano Humanities and Arts Culture off Santa Fe Drive in Denver recently dedicated an entire exhibit to the car culture.
    (CBS4) – Sam Henry is a fifth-generation Coloradan. He owns Sam’s Kustom Hydraulics in Denver. He is working to preserve lowrider culture in Colorado, artifact by artifact. From cars and magazines, trophies and awards
  • Craig Hospital Patients Get Wheelchair Practice In Busy Denver International Airport

    (CBS4) – A group of patients at Craig Hospital have survived life-changing injuries, and now they’re learning to regain some independence. The patients went to Denver International Airport on Thursday to learn how to navigate the busy and often stressful environment.
    Craig Hospital patients at Denver International Airport (credit: CBS)
    “This will help a lot,” explained Brok Hansmeyer, as he waited in the security line at DIA.
    Hansmeyer was in a mountain biking accident th
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  • Emmanuel Sanders Catches 400th Reception As A Member Of Denver Broncos

    DENVER (CBS4) – Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has officially caught 400 passes as a member of the Denver Broncos.
    Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders of the Denver Broncos on Nov. 19, 2017 in Denver. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
    Sanders made the catch on the first drive of Thursday night’s Broncos-Chiefs game at Empower Field at Mile High. The Broncos scored a touchdown on that opening drive as Royce Freeman ran it in for a touchdown.
    Sanders was bothered by a sore knee and lef
  • Patience Wearing Thin On Day 4 Of Teachers Strike In Park County

    FAIRPLAY, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s Day 4 of the Park County teacher strike in the small mountain town of Fairplay and patience is running thin. Kids haven’t had school the entire week and negotiations continue to be at a stalemate, according to people who have been inside the room for the talks between the local school teacher association and the school board.
    Teachers in Park County take part in a strike on Monday. (credit: CBS)
    For parents, this hasn’t been easy. Many are sc
  • Another Tesla Is Keyed And Owner Shares Video With Police

    (CBS4) – Police in Edmonton, Canada, were searching this week for a man who keyed a Tesla there in a case that’s very similar to the one that happened last month in Colorado. CBS4’s coverage of the Broomfield case drew tremendous attention and police eventually wound up arresting the suspect.
    In the Canada case, Edmonton resident Godwin Leung posted a video and image on Facebook last Sunday showing imagery captured by his Tesla of a man walking up to his car and putting a big s
  • Justin Bannan, Suspect In Boulder Shooting, Is Former Broncos & Colorado Buffaloes Player

    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A former Denver Broncos and Colorado Buffaloes football player now faces attempted first degree murder charges. Justin Bannan, 40, was arrested in Boulder on Wednesday afternoon after a shooting at a business called Black Lab Sports at 3550 Frontier Avenue.
    Boulder County authorities released Justin Bannan’s mug shot on Thursday (credit: Boulder County)
    During his lengthy NFL career, Bannan had two short stints with the Broncos — in 2010 and 2012. He pla
  • Kayla Pagano Gets 6 Years In Prison For Selling Drugs That Led To Overdose Death

    DENVER (CBS4) – A 24-year-old woman from Westminster has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for selling drugs that led to the overdose death of another woman. Prosecutors say Kayla Pagano sold approximately .20 grams of heroin and approximately .20 grams of meth to a woman named Ariel Walker in 2018, and Walker distributed the drugs to the victim, identified only by the initials E.N.
    According to a press release from the court, Walker and E.N. drove E.N.’s car to
  • More Than 20 Sealed Coffins Uncovered At Ancient Egyptian Cemetery

    CAIRO (CBS Local) — Archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient sealed wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities. Officials said that the “cache” of coffins were discovered “as the ancient Egyptians left them” on two levels of the Asasif Necropolis, a cemetery in the ancient town of West Thebes, according to an official press statement.
    The ancient necropolis on the west bank of Nile includes tombs dating
  • KFC Preserving Colonel Sanders’ Home For ‘Amazing’ Future Project

    CORBIN, Ky. (CBS Local) — Tens of thousands of people from all over the world come to Harland Sanders Café and Museum in Corbin, Kentucky, every year just to see where the recipe for the Kentucky Fried Chicken global restaurant chain got its start.
    “I loved the museum and seeing all the old things and the way the prices were back then,” says Nilda Dchebarria, who recently visited all the way from Florida.
    And soon, those visitors may be able to see the Colonel’s ho
  • ‘Not Out Of Fire Season’: Forecasters Warn About Warm, Dry Conditions In Colorado

    (CBS4) – While some people are dreaming of powder and others have already made turns, fire forecasters are busier than ever and they warn it’s still fire season.
    Copter4 flew over a grass fire burning in open space in Broomfield on Oct. 14, 2019 (credit: CBSB)
    “Not only did we have a concern for [Wednesday], we especially have a concern for [Thursday] across portions of the state,” said Tim Mathewson, Fire Meteorologist for the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center.
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  • Juul To Stop Selling Fruity Flavored E-Cigarettes In America

    (CBS4/CNN) — Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs will stop selling several flavored products in the United States, the company announced Thursday. Only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain for sale. Meanwhile, Juul’s mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store — which was the only place the company sold these products directly to 21-and-up consumers in the United States after it pulled them from retail locations 
  • Michael Bennet Slams DNC Debate Rules, Calls Trump A ‘Treasonous MF’

    By Nicole Sganga
    (CBS NEWS) – The day after the fourth Democratic presidential debate, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet slammed what he called the “idiotic” Democratic National Committee rules that kept him out of Tuesday night’s contest.
    Sen. Michael Bennet speaks to guests during a campaign stop hosted by the Woodbury County Democrats on the campus of Morningside College on May 18 in Sioux City, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    “One of my frustrations about
  • Brighton May Cut Water Rates After Revealing Residents Were Overcharged

    BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Leaders in Brighton are talking about cutting water and wastewater rates. They’d be reduced by 8% starting next year, if approved.
    It comes after high water prices divided the city. The Brighton City Council fired its city manager after revealing the city overcharged residents as much as $800 on their water bills.
    He claimed the city had millions of dollars in a slush fund. The council argued his firing had nothing to do with the water rates.
  • Strike Continues: Park County Teachers Expected To Ask School Board President To Resign

    PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Park County teachers are expected to ask the school board president to resign at Thursday’s board meeting. The teachers went on strike on Monday and classes were canceled Thursday for the fourth day in row.
    The South Park Education Association said they tried meeting with the school board and superintendent for a scheduled meeting on Wednesday but were asked to leave.
    Park County teachers (credit: CBS)
    A federal mediator was called in after the district in
  • Major WWE Shakeups Following Talent Draft, Firing at SmackDown

    (CBSNY/CBS Local) — The deck has been reshuffled, and all pieces are in place for WWE following the promotion’s second talent draft of the year and a major shakeup in the hierarchy of one of its major shows. Rosters are now locked in for both the RAW and SmackDown brands following a two-night televised draft and supplemental picks announced online the less than 48 hours later.
    RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch became the first overall pick in the draft and will headline the Mond
  • ‘Pumpkin Nights’ Festival Now Open At Adams County Fairgrounds

    DENVER (CBS4) – Pumpkin Nights, an interactive Halloween experience and festival, is now open at the Adams County Fairgrounds and Regional Park Complex. The event features seven Pumpkin Lands created with more than 3,000 artistically hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.
    (credit: Pumpkin Nights)
    Lands include Forbidden Pumpkin City, Monster Mash, Great Pumpkin Hall, Maravilla Lane, Pumpkin Pirate Cove, Pumpkin Reef and Enchanted Pumpkin Forest. Each Pumpkin Land has a festive spirit and
  • Teaching Elephants Tricks Helps Zoo Officials Keep Them Healthy, Happy

    DENVER (CBS4) – Staff at the Denver Zoo examined their elephants Wednesday as part of regular checkups to make sure they are all healthy, an example of how teaching animals tricks helps the medical staff interact with them and ensure they receive good care.
    (credit: CBS4)
    “It has to be voluntary, when you weigh 14,000 pounds you have to agree to it,” said Emily Insalaco, the curator of behavioral husbandry and animal ambassadors for the Denver Zoo. “We want them to b
  • Teaching Elephants Tricks Helps Zoo Officials Keep Them Healthy And Happy

    DENVER (CBS4) – Staff at the Denver Zoo examined their elephants Wednesday as part of regular checkups to make sure they are all healthy, an example of how teaching animals tricks helps the medical staff interact with them and ensure they receive good care.
    (credit: CBS4)
    “It has to be voluntary, when you weigh 14,000 pounds you have to agree to it,” said Emily Insalaco, the curator of behavioral husbandry and animal ambassadors for the Denver Zoo. “We want them to b
  • Police: Seven-Year-Old Boy Caught Vaping In The Middle Of Class

    FRANKLIN, Wis. (CBS Local) — A seven-year-old Wisconsin boy was caught vaping CBD oil right in the middle of his second-grade class last week, according to a police report.
    The incident happened Oct. 8 at Country Dale Elementary School in Franklin, a suburb of Milwaukee, investigators said.
    The boy was taken to Children’s Hospital by a social worker from Child Protective Services and was given a clean bill of health.
    Nicole Hearold said she was surprised to hear it happened at her ki
  • ‘We’re Not Out Of Fire Season’: Forecasters Warn About Warm, Dry Conditions In Colorado

    (CBS4) – While some people are dreaming of powder and others have already made turns, fire forecasters are busier than ever and they warn it’s still fire season.
    Copter4 flew over a grass fire burning in open space in Broomfield on Oct. 14, 2019 (credit: CBSB)
    “Not only did we have a concern for [Wednesday], we especially have a concern for [Thursday] across portions of the state,” said Tim Mathewson, Fire Meteorologist for the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center.
    Mat

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