• ’05 Bronco Finds Dream Job As Denver Firefighter: ‘This Job Is Outstanding’

    ’05 Bronco Finds Dream Job As Denver Firefighter: ‘This Job Is Outstanding’
    DENVER (CBS4) – After playing under the lights at Mile High Stadium, a former Denver Broncos tight end has chosen to trade in his NFL helmet for a Denver Fire helmet. Former TE Wesley Duke is now one of Denver Fire Department’s newest and most energetic firefighters.
    Duke, who played for the Broncos in 2005, said the decision to become a firefighter was fueled by commonalities between athletics and firefighting, and a desire to give back to the community that supported his career in
  • Ice Sculptures Pop Up In Evergreen For Holiday Cheer

    Ice Sculptures Pop Up In Evergreen For Holiday Cheer
    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A group of ice sculptors are showcasing their work in Evergreen as part of “A Story Book Holiday in Evergreen.” They are creating life size recreations of holiday stories throughout the town.
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    Cool Hand Ice Sculptors in Longmont set out to place nine sculptures to spread cheer during the holiday season. Five of the creations were unveiled on Nov. 27.
    The remaining four will be unveiled on Dec. 3. Then, starting on
  • Some DPS Families Can Now Select Learning Option For Spring Semester

    Some DPS Families Can Now Select Learning Option For Spring Semester
    DENVER (CBS4) – Starting on Monday, Nov. 30, elementary students within the Denver Public School District can request a change to their learning options for the spring semester. Those options include in-person or remote learning.
    The window is open until Dec. 6. Families who don’t make a selection will continue their learning option they are currently in.
    District officials say while in-person learning may be available to select now, health conditions will be evaluated at that time t
  • James Dolmas Gets 17 Years In Jail After Sexually Assaulting Students At Rangeview High When He Worked There

    James Dolmas Gets 17 Years In Jail After Sexually Assaulting Students At Rangeview High When He Worked There
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – James Dolmas, a former Rangeview High School employee, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for using his position to gain the trust of underage female students and then sexually assault them. Dolmas, 29, worked as a hall monitor and theater assistant at the Aurora school. He was employed by Aurora Public Schools for nearly 10 years prior to his arrest in July 2019.
    James Dolmas (credit: Arapahoe County)
    Dolmas was very manipulative in the relationship he formed
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  • 10,000 Toys Needed For Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive

    10,000 Toys Needed For Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive
    DENVER (CBS4) –  This year has been especially difficult for children at the Boys & Girls Clubs and their families, so CBS4 is collecting toys for them. The Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive needs 10,000 toys to meet the clubs’ needs.
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    “More than 90-percent of our families are living on less than $30,000 a year, and many of our club parents are essential workers. They’re out there in the fields of healthcare, food and beverage, construction, so they’
  • ‘Museum Store Sunday’ Attempts To Help Museums Worldwide Survive During The Pandemic

    ‘Museum Store Sunday’ Attempts To Help Museums Worldwide Survive During The Pandemic
    (CBS4) – We know about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Museum Store Sunday?
    The concept is a way to drum up business for museums, and this year it’s seen as a way to keep museums financially stable during the pandemic.
    “This is our large event that we promote to the public. Globally over 23 countries are participating in this event,” said Elizabeth Price, Executive Director of the Museum Store Association.
    For the last four ye
  • Colorado Weather: Storm Is On The Way But Our Region Is Dry. Really Dry!

    Colorado Weather: Storm Is On The Way But Our Region Is Dry. Really Dry!
    DENVER (CBS4) – Extremely dry air will cover all of Colorado on Monday and moisture won’t increase much as a storm system moves into the state on Tuesday. But even if moisture is minimal, much colder air will plentiful.
    Until the storm arrives starting Tuesday morning, crystal clear skies will dominate Colorado. The result will be much warmer temperatures compared to Sunday with highs in the 50s around Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins Monday afternoon. Most neighborhoods will be at
  • Colorado Weather: A Storm Is On The Way But Our Region Is Dry. Really Dry!

    Colorado Weather: A Storm Is On The Way But Our Region Is Dry. Really Dry!
    DENVER (CBS4) – Extremely dry air will cover all of Colorado on Monday and moisture won’t increase much as a storm system moves into the state on Tuesday. But even if moisture is minimal, much colder air will plentiful.
    Until the storm arrives starting Tuesday morning, crystal clear skies will dominate Colorado. The result will be much warmer temperatures compared to Sunday with highs in the 50s around Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins Monday afternoon. Most neighborhoods will be at
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  • Colorado State Lawmakers Convene Special Session With Goal Of Creating A Stimulus

    Colorado State Lawmakers Convene Special Session With Goal Of Creating A Stimulus
    DENVER (CBS4) – As businesses struggle and thousands of Coloradans are without jobs, a special session of the state legislature begins Monday. Gov. Jared Polis called for the session earlier in November to find ways to help, because Congress hasn’t delivered on another stimulus relief check.
    “I think we are all trying to come together and help Coloradans,” said state Rep. Hugh McKean, a Republican.
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    State legislators are hoping to come to the rescue with a sp
  • Broomfield’s North Side Tavern Has One Last Hurrah, Shuts Down Until Indoor Dining Is Allowed Again

    Broomfield’s North Side Tavern Has One Last Hurrah, Shuts Down Until Indoor Dining Is Allowed Again
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – Without more financial help, some restaurants are left with a tough choice of either scraping by with takeout, delivery, and limited outdoor dining, or shutting down until indoor dining is allowed again. In Broomfield, the North Side Tavern chose the latter, closing temporarily. The restaurant’s closing comes a day before its five-year anniversary. Instead of celebrating Sunday evening, employees prepped for a final night of food and drink sales.
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  • Holiday Events In Denver Evolve, Strive For Excitement And Cheer During Pandemic

    Holiday Events In Denver Evolve, Strive For Excitement And Cheer During Pandemic
    DENVER (CBS4) – They call it “Winter Wonderlights” a display projected on the front of Union Station along with music. On Friday night, people walked by for a look, including the Jackson family of Westminster.
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    “You get stir crazy. You know you sit inside. You try to think of things to entertain the kids,” she said.
    They have been in Denver only a year and have been hoping to attend big holiday events. Their boys had been excited about the idea of the P
  • Neighbors Rush To Lift Spirits Of Colorado Springs Family After Mother Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    Neighbors Rush To Lift Spirits Of Colorado Springs Family After Mother Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A community in Colorado Springs helped a family in their moment of need. Andi Thomas was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and her doctors said she had six months to live.
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    She’s now almost to the 10th month since then, but the ordeal, compounded with COVID-19, has been hard on Thomas, her husband and their family.
    They later posted on NextDoor that they wouldn’t be decorating their home this holiday season, but a dozen n
  • Vic Fangio ‘Disappointed’ Drew Lock And Other Broncos Quarterbacks Put Team In Difficult Position

    Vic Fangio ‘Disappointed’ Drew Lock And Other Broncos Quarterbacks Put Team In Difficult Position
    DENVER (CBS4/AP) – Quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were pulled off the Broncos practice field Saturday and sent home after the NFL deemed them high-risk close contacts of Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thanksgiving Day. It turns out, the four Denver QBs had gathered for some film study on their own Tuesday, the players’ day off, “which is commendable,” coach Vic Fangio said after Denver’s 31-3 loss to New Orleans on S
  • Passengers At Denver International Airport Share Mixed Opinions About Holiday Air Travel And COVID

    Passengers At Denver International Airport Share Mixed Opinions About Holiday Air Travel And COVID
    DENVER (CBS4) – It was not your regular Thanksgiving weekend at Denver International Airport, passenger volume was way down — half from last year — but health officials are still worried about the potential impacts this may have.“It was terrible. They’re not social distancing at all. The planes are full,” traveler Abryanna Bibbs said.
    Bibbs and her mom thought their trip to Las Vegas wouldn’t see as many people packed together, but they were wrong.
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  • Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020 not a shocker: Pandemic

    Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020 not a shocker: Pandemic
    NEW YORK — If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be?
    Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.
    “That probably isn’t a big shock,” Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for Merriam-Webster, told The Associated Press.
    “Often the big news story has a technical word that’s associated with it and in this case, the word pandemic is not just technical but has become
  • Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

    Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team
    WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation.
    Biden campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director. Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.
    In a different area of the
  • Kiszla: Shame on NFL for rubbing COVID hypocrisy in face of Broncos, making them play without QB in ridiculous loss

    Kiszla: Shame on NFL for rubbing COVID hypocrisy in face of Broncos, making them play without QB in ridiculous loss
    It was a clown show that covered the NFL from head to toe in shame.
    Too stubborn to forfeit and too proud to beg, Denver got the league’s hypocrisy rubbed in its face. The Broncos were forced to take the field Sunday without a professional quarterback and lost 31-3 to New Orleans in a game that should never have been played if Commissioner Roger Goodell gave a hoot about integrity.
    “Maybe the league [was] just making an example of us,” said Broncos safety Kareem Jackson, feelin
  • Saints coach Sean Payton doesn’t have much sympathy for Vic Fangio. Or for the Broncos.

    Saints coach Sean Payton doesn’t have much sympathy for Vic Fangio. Or for the Broncos.
    Did you have some sympathy for Broncos coach Vic Fangio, Sean Payton?
    Any sympathy at all, given that the guy was forced to trot out an offense, in an NFL game, without the services of an NFL quarterback?
    “Yeah, look, I think it’s tough for all the (teams),” the Saints coach replied. “Look, this is a challenging year. I felt bad for the cardboard fans. But it is what it is.”
    So in other words … nope. Not much.
    The Saints (9-2) weren’t apologizing for da
  • Quarterback-less Broncos no match for New Orleans: “We weren’t given a chance”

    Quarterback-less Broncos no match for New Orleans: “We weren’t given a chance”
    The final result — New Orleans 31, Broncos 3 — will be a footnote next week when Drew Lock and Co. return from NFL ineligibility, next year when hopefully things like masks and protocols are no longer necessary and way in the future when Kendall Hinton reflects on going from practice squad receiver to quarterback in a span of 24 hours.
    Hinton will remember Sunday at empty Mile High even if he completed more passes to the Saints (two) than his teammates (one).
    But everything else shou
  • Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

    Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85
    LONDON — Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85.
    Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday.
    Born in Bristol, southwest England, in 1935, Prowse was a three-time British weightlifting champion and represented England in weightlifting at the 1962 Commonwealth Games before breaking into movies with roles t
  • Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill have huge day, Chiefs hold off Buccaneers in Week 12

    Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill have huge day, Chiefs hold off Buccaneers in Week 12
    TAMPA, Fla. — Patrick Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns to outplay Tom Brady and lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
    Tyreek Hill scored on receptions of 75, 44 and 20 yards, backflipping into the end zone on his second TD, and finishing with 13 catches for 269 yards — the last an 8-yard catch on third-and-7 to give Mahomes an opportunity to run out the clock.
    The Chiefs (10-1) won their sixth straight game and clinche
  • Broncos Report Card: No surprises as shorthanded offense struggles in loss to Saints

    Broncos Report Card: No surprises as shorthanded offense struggles in loss to Saints
    Offense  — Inc.
    How do you grade an offense that didn’t have a true quarterback available and then lost running back Phillip Lindsay (knee)? You don’t, so we won’t. The Broncos punted on their first five possessions, finished with one completion (out of nine attempts), committed three turnovers, were 1-of-10 on third down and averaged 2.6 yards per snap. Practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton tried hard, but he was too raw and the Saints defense too good to give him
  • ‘Most Eventful 24 Hours Of My Life’: Kendall Hinton Reacts To Shaky NFL Debut With Denver Broncos

    ‘Most Eventful 24 Hours Of My Life’: Kendall Hinton Reacts To Shaky NFL Debut With Denver Broncos
    DENVER (AP) — A month ago, Kendall Hinton was the guy you’d contact if you wanted some candy bars or merchandise for a high school fundraiser. On Sunday, he was the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback, a twist befitting the 2020 NFL season during a pandemic that brings twists and turns every day.
    Kendall Hinton of the Denver Broncos drops back against the New Orleans Saints during the second half. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • ‘Most Eventful 24 Hours Of My Life’: Kendall Hinton Reacts To First NFL Start As QB & In His Career

    ‘Most Eventful 24 Hours Of My Life’: Kendall Hinton Reacts To First NFL Start As QB & In His Career
    DENVER (AP) — Taysom Hill’s two touchdown runs led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-3 win Sunday over the Denver Broncos, who were thrust into a quarterback quandary when their passers failed to wear masks as mandated by the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.
    DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 29: Kendall Hinton (2) of the Denver Broncos drops back against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of New Orleans’ 31-3 win on Sunday, November 29, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontivero
  • Kendall Hinton makes NFL debut with Broncos: How the sports world reacted on social media

    Kendall Hinton makes NFL debut with Broncos: How the sports world reacted on social media
    Kendall Hinton’s NFL debut was probably not what he had in mind.
    The Broncos’ practice-squad-receiver-turned-Week-12-starting-quarterback — in the span of a day — finished with 1 of 9 passing for 13 yards and two inceptions in a 31-3 loss to the visiting Saints.
    The sports world reacted to his sudden start announcement and game performance — many with encouraging words:Mad respect & props 4 @Kendall_Hinton2… I don’t care stats or score, this young m
  • Broncos up-down drill: Highs and lows for Denver against the Saints

    Broncos up-down drill: Highs and lows for Denver against the Saints
    Up: Phillin’ it. Let’s face it, a never-ending series of Phillip Lindsay “wildcat” snaps is pretty much what Broncos fans have been pining for during the past 11 weeks. That’s what we got, for three snaps at least, on the first drive of the game. The result: 18 yards rushing. Maybe they were on to something?
    Down: First-game jitters. Nevermind the fact that Kendall Hinton had yet to start an NFL game before Sunday, let alone at quarterback. But for the practice squa
  • Containment Slightly Increases At Cameron Peak Fire

    Containment Slightly Increases At Cameron Peak Fire
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters have contained 94% of the Cameron Peak Fire — up slightly in recent days. The fire has burned 208,913 acres, the most in Colorado’s history.
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    Crews extinguished more hotspots on Saturday, but face drier and warmer conditions with increased potential for fire behavior on Monday.
    A Stage 2 fire restriction is in place in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District which means campfires are prohibited.
    The fire burned more than 22
  • CBS4 Sports Poll: Did the Broncos offense “blank” your expectations?

    CBS4 Sports Poll: Did the Broncos offense “blank” your expectations?
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  • COVID Exposure Notification App Faces Challenge Of ‘Human Nature’

    COVID Exposure Notification App Faces Challenge Of ‘Human Nature’
    DENVER (CBS4) – The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making the features as bare-bones as possible. But, as more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, other challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.
    The problem starts with downloads. Stefano Tessaro calls it the “chicken-and-egg” issue: The system work
  • Colorado Gives Day Aims To Help Thousands Of Nonprofits

    Colorado Gives Day Aims To Help Thousands Of Nonprofits
    DENVER (CBS4) – Thousands of Colorado nonprofits hope Coloradans will feel generous on Colorado Gives Day. This year it falls on Dec. 8.
    It’s a day when people can give back and donate to charities of their choice.
    Community First Foundation and FirstBank are behind the movement to help create a more whole community.
    “Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, increasing impact and the value of every dollar donated. Colorado Gives

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