• Maroon Bells Closed After Busy, Trash-Filled Season

    Maroon Bells Closed After Busy, Trash-Filled Season
    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The road to the iconic Maroon Bells in Aspen is closed for the season. Pitkin County officials say Maroon Creek Road closed on Friday.
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    The date was designated by the board of county commissioners, the Aspen Times reports.
    Officials say more people have visited the attraction, but have been leaving trash behind and creating makeshift fire pits by the shore which is not allowed.
  • Glenwood Springs commits $1.25 million to fight quarry

    Glenwood Springs commits $1.25 million to fight quarry
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The leader of a western Colorado community that relies on tourism is vowing to do everything he can to stop the proposed expansion of a nearby limestone quarry.
    Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes called the proposal by RMR Industrial a “regional threat” in announcing the city’s campaign against it Friday, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported. He said the city is committing $1.25 million to fight the expansion but promised to provide any oth
  • Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

    Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books
    A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings.
    The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in the attack. The case against Remington will now proceed in the Connecticut courts.
    Remington is widely expected to win the case, but critics of the gun industry are eyeing what they see a
  • Colorado State Rams vs. Air Force Falcons live blog: Real-time updates from the college football game in Fort Collins

    Colorado State Rams vs. Air Force Falcons live blog: Real-time updates from the college football game in Fort Collins
                                                                               
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  • Trooper, Driver Hospitalized After Crash On I-25 In Denver

    Trooper, Driver Hospitalized After Crash On I-25 In Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – A Colorado State trooper and another driver were sent to the hospital on Saturday. It happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 near the 58th Avenue exit.
    A Colorado State trooper was involved in a crash on I-25 near the 58th Avenue exit. (credit: CBS)
    CSP says the sergeant was pulling over to help another driver when he was rear-ended.
    It’s unclear how both drivers are doing, but CSP says the trooper hit his head.
    The left lanes are blocked as investigators w
  • “Absolutely No Mercy”: Leaked files show China’s mass detentions in officials’ own words

    “Absolutely No Mercy”: Leaked files show China’s mass detentions in officials’ own words
    HONG KONG — The students booked their tickets home at the end of the semester, hoping for a relaxing break after exams and a summer of happy reunions in China’s far west.
    Instead, they would be told that their relatives and neighbors were missing — all of them locked up in an expanding network of detention camps built to hold Muslim ethnic minorities.
    The New York TimesLeaked documents provide an unprecedented inside look at China’s crackdown on ethnic minorities in Xinji
  • Castle Rock Prepares For Holiday Tree Lighting

    Castle Rock Prepares For Holiday Tree Lighting
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Castle Rock is preparing to light their holiday tree at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The 14th Annual Tree Lighting Concert starts at 4 p.m.
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    It will include free, live performances and fireworks. Food trucks will also be on hand.
    (credit: Outlets at Castle Rock)
    The 55-foot white fur tree arrived at the shops 10 days ago. It will be covered with holiday lights.
  • Castle Rock Kicks Off Season With Holiday Tree Lighting

    Castle Rock Kicks Off Season With Holiday Tree Lighting
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Castle Rock lit their holiday tree at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Saturday. The 14th Annual Tree Lighting Concert started in the afternoon.(credit: Outlets at Castle Rock)It included free, live performances and fireworks. Food trucks will also be on hand.
    (credit: Outlets at Castle Rock)
    The 55-foot white fur tree arrived at the shops 10 days ago. It will be covered with thousands of holiday lights.
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  • Shelter In Place Lifted After Shots Fired At Pine Home

    Shelter In Place Lifted After Shots Fired At Pine Home
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in Pine on Saturday morning for reports of shots being fired. The home is on Harmon Road.
    Deputies say the call is a domestic disturbance. Information released just before 12:30 p.m. noted the suspect sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    They were taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
    Deputies say the suspect refused to leave the home.Deputies are responding to a dom
  • ‘Kettle Pay’ Coming To Salvation Army Red Kettles This Season

    ‘Kettle Pay’ Coming To Salvation Army Red Kettles This Season
    (CBS4) – The Salvation Army is making it easier for Coloradans to donate during the holidays. Their famous red kettles are going digital.
    The new feature is called Kettle Pay. You will be able to scan a code with your smartphone to make a donation through Apple or Google Pay.
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    Bell Ringers will still accept cash. The hit the streets the day after Thanksgiving.
    READ MORE: Salvation Army to debut cashless “Kettle Pay” donation option
  • U.S. 36 Lane Restrictions Ahead As Crews Continue Reconstruction

    U.S. 36 Lane Restrictions Ahead As Crews Continue Reconstruction
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – The final touches on the reconstruction of Highway 36 in Westminster are being put into place. The stretch of road between Wadsworth and Church Ranch Boulevards collapsed last July.
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    Starting Sunday, eastbound U.S. 36 will be down to one lane between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. all week long.
    Crews prepare to install thousands of blocks of geo foam to repair the U.S. 36 collapse in Westminster at Church Ranch Road. (credit: CBS)
    Panels made of concrete a
  • U.S. 36 Lane Restrictions Ahead As Crew Continue Re-Construction

    U.S. 36 Lane Restrictions Ahead As Crew Continue Re-Construction
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – The final touches on the re-construction of Highway 36 in Westminster are being put into place. The stretch of road between Wadsworth and Church Ranch Boulevards collapsed last July.
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    Starting Sunday, eastbound U.S. 36 will be down to one lane between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. all week long.
    Crews prepare to install thousands of blocks of geo foam to repair the U.S. 36 collapse in Westminster at Church Ranch Road. (credit: CBS)
    Panels made of concrete
  • Kaepernick Determined To Showcase Skills In Strange Tryout

    Kaepernick Determined To Showcase Skills In Strange Tryout
    (AP) — Colin Kaepernick has to audition for a job in a workout strangely organized by the NFL while other quarterbacks with lesser talent were given opportunities over the past three years.
    Of course, the reason Kaepernick hasn’t played in a game since New Year’s Day 2017 goes beyond football.
    Kaepernick has been exiled since becoming a free agent months after he began kneeling during the national anthem before games in 2016 to protest social and racial injustice. He drew stron
  • Second Western Slope School Cleaned For Unknown Illness

    Second Western Slope School Cleaned For Unknown Illness
    CLIFTON, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Another western Colorado school is getting a thorough cleaning after a number of its students got sick. School district spokeswoman Emily Shockley told The Daily Sentinel that about 8% of students at Mount Garfield Middle School in Palisade were sick on Friday.
    (credit: Mount Garfield Middle School)
    On Thursday, Palisade High School closed early after 300 students and staff came down with an unknown illness there. Students first started reporting symptoms We
  • Second Missing Boy, Ronnie Hernandez, Found

    Second Missing Boy, Ronnie Hernandez, Found
    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Thornton police say they found the second boy who ran away earlier this week. Ronnie Hernandez, 12, and Daniel Romero, 13, were last seen near 84th Avenue and Interstate 25 on Monday night.
    Police found Romero the next day near West 46th Avenue and Mariposa Street, but didn’t find Hernandez until Saturday morning.Ronnie, as a Thornton runaway, has been located.Thank you to all that retweeted and shared.
    — Thornton Police Dept (@ThorntonPolice) November
  • Shelter In Place Ordered After Shots Fired At Pine Home

    Shelter In Place Ordered After Shots Fired At Pine Home
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in Pine on Saturday morning for reports of shots being fired. The home is on Harmon Road.
    Deputies say the call is a domestic disturbance, but no one has reportedly been injured.
    They say the suspect is refusing to leave the home. It’s unclear if anyone is inside with the suspect.
    Neighbors are ordered to shelter in place.Deputies are responding to a domestic disturbance in involving s
  • Denver Weather: Turning Windy With Quick Shot For Rain, Snow By Sunset

    Denver Weather: Turning Windy With Quick Shot For Rain, Snow By Sunset
    DENVER (CBS4) – Get ready for a short-lived but abrupt weather change by this evening for many areas, including Denver and the Front Range. It’s associated with a fast-moving storm system that will clip northeast Colorado as it rides along the jet stream.A cold front will move into northwest Colorado sometime this afternoon and move through the Denver area between 3-6 pm. We anticipate a period of strong, gusty winds as the front passes by and that will usher in some colder air.
    The
  • ‘Bittersweet’ Kendrick’s Ale Remembers Teen Whose Life Ended Too Soon

    ‘Bittersweet’ Kendrick’s Ale Remembers Teen Whose Life Ended Too Soon
    DENVER (CBS4)– He was years away from being legally allowed to purchase alcohol, but Kendrick Castillo now has a beer named in his honor. And the brewing process brought longtime friends back together.
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    “We took bitter orange peel and we took Colorado honey and combined them in a Hefeweizen with banana and cloves to make Kendrick’s Ale,” said Strange Craft Beer Company owner Tim Myers.
    Tim Myers (credit: CBS)
    Tim Myers decided to open the brewery after years
  • ‘The Day I Died’: Dr. Dave Hnida Shares His Story

    ‘The Day I Died’: Dr. Dave Hnida Shares His Story
    By Dr. Dave Hnida
    (CBS4) -If you had told me I was going to have a heart attack someday, I would have thought you were kinda crazy. If you had told me I was going to have a heart attack that day, I would have thought you were really crazy.
    A snapshot of June 2, 2019 shows a 64-year-old guy in really good health, physically active, healthy eater, normal weight, and blood pressure and cholesterol numbers that made my doctor happy. A cardiologist who had performed a stress test and cardiac scan thr
  • Woman Seriously Hurt After Being Hit By Train In Fort Collins

    Woman Seriously Hurt After Being Hit By Train In Fort Collins
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman was hit by a train and seriously hurt Friday afternoon in Fort Collins. Police were called to the railroad tracks near West Mulberry Street and South Mason Street just after 3 p.m.
    A 72-year-old woman was hit by a train while crossing the railroad tracks Friday afternoon in Fort Collins. (credit: CBS)
    Investigators said a BNSF Railway train was stopped northbound along the railroad tracks on N. Mason St. when a 72-year-woman tried to cross between the t
  • Hwy 85 Reopened After Deadly Head-On Crash In Castle Pines

    Hwy 85 Reopened After Deadly Head-On Crash In Castle Pines
    CASTLE PINES, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash Friday night on Highway 85 near West Happy Canyon Road. Troopers were called to the scene around 8:45 p.m.US 85 NB/SB: Road closed between Atrium Dr and Happy Canyon Rd. Road closed both directions due to crash, use alternate route, no estimated time to reopen. https://t.co/ILeotbgYnS
    — CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) November 16, 2019Investigators said one of the drivers was traveling the wrong way, hitting a sec
  • Deadly Head-On Crash Closes Hwy 85 In Castle Pines

    Deadly Head-On Crash Closes Hwy 85 In Castle Pines
    CASTLE PINES, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash Friday night on Highway 85 near West Happy Canyon Road. Troopers were called to the scene around 8:45 p.m.US 85 NB/SB: Road closed between Atrium Dr and Happy Canyon Rd. Road closed both directions due to crash, use alternate route, no estimated time to reopen. https://t.co/ILeotbgYnS
    — CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) November 16, 2019Investigators said one of the drivers was traveling the wrong way, hitting a sec
  • Thanksgiving Meal Project Grows From Tiffany Fisher’s Home To Help Hundreds Of Families

    Thanksgiving Meal Project Grows From Tiffany Fisher’s Home To Help Hundreds Of Families
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)– The Thanksgiving Meal Project has a goal of serving more than 700 meals this Thanksgiving holiday. It started more than a decade ago when one woman set out to help her neighbors.
    Tiffany Fisher (credit: CBS)
    Tiffany Fisher said now, they’ll help as many people as they can.
    “It’s just what we do, this is what we do at Thanksgiving,” she said.
    (credit: Tiffany Fisher)
    Her role in the project started 13 years ago when America was in the m
  • Palisade High School To Reopen Monday After Widespead Illness

    Palisade High School To Reopen Monday After Widespead Illness
    PALISADE, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials hope to reopen a high school in western Colorado Monday after 300 students came down with an illness. Nearly a third of the students and a quarter of the staff at Palisade High School reported feeling sick Thursday, prompting the school to close early.
    Palisade High School closed early Thursday after hundreds of students and staff reported feeling ill. (credit: CBS)
    “I was there at 8:30 a.m. and by nine o’clock we already had three staff membe
  • The Day I Died

    The Day I Died
    By Dr. Dave Hnida
    (CBS4) -If you had told me I was going to have a heart attack someday, I would have thought you were kinda crazy. If you had told me I was going to have a heart attack that day, I would have thought you were really crazy.
    A snapshot of June 2, 2019 shows a 64-year-old guy in really good health, physically active, healthy eater, normal weight, and blood pressure and cholesterol numbers that made my doctor happy. A cardiologist who had performed a stress test and cardiac scan thr
  • Montgomery To Thank Supporters Monday After Coffman Declares Victory In Aurora Mayoral Race

    Montgomery To Thank Supporters Monday After Coffman Declares Victory In Aurora Mayoral Race
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora mayoral candidate Omar Montgomery has yet to officially concede after former congressman Mike Coffman declared victory in the race.
    Mike Coffman and Omar Montgomery (credit: CBS)
    The latest results from the Colorado Secretary of State website show Coffman with a 215 vote lead. The margin is not enough to automatically trigger a recount.
    Coffman declared victory on Thursday, acknowledging that there were many errors that occurred in the election, but that he wo
  • ‘Some People May Not Have Gotten To Vote’: Mistake In Commerce City Ballots Causes Concern

    ‘Some People May Not Have Gotten To Vote’: Mistake In Commerce City Ballots Causes Concern
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned dozens of voters in Commerce City may not have been able to vote in the recent city council election. An Adams County spokesperson said Commerce City failed to send elections officials up-to-date address data, resulting in incorrect ballots being sent to 143 addresses.
    “What happened here was they only got the state questions, they got the county questions, but they didn’t get city specific questions even though they had been
  • ‘I Thought It Was The Best Day Care’: Mother Reacts To False Wall At Colorado Springs Day Care

    ‘I Thought It Was The Best Day Care’: Mother Reacts To False Wall At Colorado Springs Day Care
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother tells CBS4 she could never understand why her child suddenly didn’t want to return to Play Mountain Place in Colorado Springs. The home day care closed after authorities found 26 children hidden behind a false wall in the basement.
    Betsy Murphy tells CBS4 she grew concerned after her son stopped wanting to go to the Play Mountain Place day care in Colorado Springs. (credit: CBS)
    Betsy Murphy had been taking her son to the day care since April
  • Watch A Bobcat On The Prowl Wander Through A Yard In Littleton

    Watch A Bobcat On The Prowl Wander Through A Yard In Littleton
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding people who live here that wildlife are all around. They shared some video showing a bobcat strolling through a backyard in Littleton. (credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
    CPW said bobcats in particular rely on rabbits for a big part of their diet. They use stealth and surprise for hunting, rather than chasing their prey for long distances.
  • ‘The Problem Starts With Stigma’: Arvada Girls Push For Law To Fund Feminine Product Dispensers

    ‘The Problem Starts With Stigma’: Arvada Girls Push For Law To Fund Feminine Product Dispensers
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) — What began as a student effort to get dispensers for feminine hygiene products in a school could end up changing state law. In all Colorado public school restrooms you’ll find free toilet paper, free hand soap and free paper towels. But in many – if not most – you won’t find any menstrual products.
    (credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
    The Intersectional Feminist Club at Arvada West is determined to change that.
    (credit: CBS)
    “A lot pe
  • Scholarship Set Up By Baseball Umpires Offers Adopted Teen Life-Changing Opportunity

    Scholarship Set Up By Baseball Umpires Offers Adopted Teen Life-Changing Opportunity
    (CBS4) – November is National Adoption Month, and a Colorado teen adopted later in life is now on the path to success thanks to a scholarship. It’s his dedication to our community, even though he’s from another country, that landed Vitalik Walle the life-changing opportunity.
    “When I first came to the United States, I didn’t know any English, so it was a big change,” Vitalik Walle told CBS4’s Andrea Flores.
    (credit Vitalik Walle)
    Walle has come a long wa
  • Help Find Millie: GoFundMe Set Up To Track Beloved Dog Missing After Crash

    Help Find Millie: GoFundMe Set Up To Track Beloved Dog Missing After Crash
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A young couple involved in a devastating crash in Weld County is hoping a pet detective can help them find their Boxer, Millie, who has been missing since the accident. Kelsey Bohnenkamp and her boyfriend, Bridger Frederick, had just recently moved to Colorado when they were involved in a crash east of Greeley on Saturday, Nov. 3.
    Bridger Frederick, Millie and Kelsey Bohnenkamp (credit: Kelsey Bohnenkamp)
    Bohnenkamp said she and Frederick  Bohnenkamp s
  • ‘From This… We Become Stronger’: Mosque’s Imam Encourages Peace, Brotherhood After Bias-Motivated Threat

    ‘From This… We Become Stronger’: Mosque’s Imam Encourages Peace, Brotherhood After Bias-Motivated Threat
    DENVER (CBS4) – Newly-released surveillance video obtained by CBS4 seems to show Benjamin Casillas-Rocha the moments before he was arrested for a potential hate crime. Casillas-Rocha, 24, is being held on investigation of felony menacing after reportedly waving a gun and making threats outside of a Denver mosque.
    Benjamin Casillas-Rocha seen on surveillance video outside the Downtown Denver Islamic Center (credit: Downtown Denver Islamic Center)
    Investigators said Casillas-Rocha was the ma

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