• Denver Cancels Monday’s City Council Meeting For Health Concerns

    Denver Cancels Monday’s City Council Meeting For Health Concerns
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver City Council announced it’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night was canceled. They say the number of speakers signing up for the public comment session is drawing larger crowds each week.
    Constituents had planned to “flood city council” on Monday night. A Facebook group, Black Lives Matter 5280, posted they planned to demand elected officials defund the police department.
    City officials say they canceled the meeting “to ensure the
  • Reopening Colorado: Arapahoe County Granted Amended Variance Request

    Reopening Colorado: Arapahoe County Granted Amended Variance Request
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved a variance request from Arapahoe County on Monday. The approval comes with some amendments.
    The county filed the request on June 10. Gyms, restaurants and houses of worship can now have 50% of the posted occupancy or 175 people inside. There must be six feet distancing.
    “Restaurants and houses of worship may work with their local authorities to determine how many people they may have in
  • Aurora Amber Alert: Child, Mother Spotted In California

    Aurora Amber Alert: Child, Mother Spotted In California
    BARSTOW, Calif. (CBS4) – Aurora police say a 12-year-old at the center of an Amber Alert has been spotted with his mother in Barstow, California. Police say the two left before officers arrived.
    (credit: Aurora)
    Aurora police says the two may head back east.
    Liam and his mother, Nikki Sweezey, were last seen driving a blue 2010 Honda Fit with Colorado license plate BVV937.
    Liam (left) and Nikki Sweezey (right) (credit: Aurora)
    Police say his mother picked him up on Friday, but did not drop
  • More Than 1 Million Ballots Returned For Primary Election

    More Than 1 Million Ballots Returned For Primary Election
    DENVER (CBS4)– The primary election is tomorrow and already more than one million ballots have been returned. It’s too late to mail that ballot but there’s still time to drop it off before 7 p.m. Tuesday.Andrew Romanoff (credit: CBS)
    The top race on the ballot is between Democrat candidates John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff. They are running for the Democratic Senate nomination.
    RELATED: Coloradans Called To Help Serve In June 30 Primary
    Democratic Senate candidate former C
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  • Reopening Colorado: Douglas County Libraries Reopen To Readers Who Will Notice Some Changes

    Reopening Colorado: Douglas County Libraries Reopen To Readers Who Will Notice Some Changes
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Libraries in Douglas County reopened to readers on Monday morning. During the reopening phase, there are some precautions in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (credit: Douglas County Library)
    The library is offering modified services and appointments are needed in certain cases, including access to archives and local history. (credit: Douglas County Library)
    Visitors can expect to see plastic sheeting as barriers throughout the building and modificat
  • Holiday Weekend Could Bring Large Crowds To Bear Creek Lake Park

    Holiday Weekend Could Bring Large Crowds To Bear Creek Lake Park
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The city of Lakewood is expecting large crowds at Bear Creek Lake Park for the 4th of July holiday weekend. The swim beach at Big Soda Lake is reopening on July 1.
    With temperature in the 90’s people cool off at Bear Creek Park on July 11, 2018 in Lakewood, Colorado. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
    There are rules in place to ensure everyone exercise safe health practices. Masks and social distancing are recommended.
    More notes from th
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Rogers Fired After Alleged Assault With Inmate

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Rogers Fired After Alleged Assault With Inmate
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– An El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy was fired Monday following an alleged assault involving an inmate at the county jail. Christopher Rogers was charged with third-degree assault and first-degree official misconduct. (credit: CBS)
    Both of those charges are misdemeanors. Rogers had been on administrative leave since mid-May when the alleged incident occurred.The sheriff’s office has not released details on what happened, only that another deputy did
  • How Safe Is Going On Vacation? Summer Coronavirus Questions Answered By Dr. Max Gomez

    How Safe Is Going On Vacation? Summer Coronavirus Questions Answered By Dr. Max Gomez
    (CBSNewYork) — Summer is back, and the coronavirus-weary among us are itching to be out and about. Since March, the pandemic has forced many people to curtail activities outside the home. But warm weather, not to mention all the possible fun that comes with a reopening economy, makes staying inside particularly difficult.
    Coronavirus remains a concern across the country, even in areas where the number of cases is falling. So travelers and adventure seekers must remain cautious and careful.
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  • Dr. Fauci Speaks About COVID-19 Spread And Vaccine During Aspen Ideas Festival

    Dr. Fauci Speaks About COVID-19 Spread And Vaccine During Aspen Ideas Festival
    ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) — The Aspen Ideas Festival kicked off virtually weekend with conversations about the latest COVID-19 developments. Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke to the Aspen Institute about how young people are spreading the virus — and about the timeline for a vaccine.
    (credit: Aspen Ideas Festival)
    “[Young people] don’t realize that while they’re getting infected they’re likely to infect someone else who ultimately will infect a vulnerable person, and then you
  • Reopening Denver: Long Lines Welcome Drivers At Denver Motor Vehicle Locations

    Reopening Denver: Long Lines Welcome Drivers At Denver Motor Vehicle Locations
    DENVER (CBS4)– People lined up outside Denver Motor Vehicle locations as the offices reopened on Monday after being closed for months due to coronavirus. The long lines are a result of the limited capacity inside the buildings for safety.
    (credit: CBS)
    In Denver, drivers arrived at the DMV and waited in line to check in. After checking in, those people then had to wait again until receiving a text message that they were allowed to come inside.
    The offices are only allowing a maximum of fiv
  • Driver Crashes Into Apartment In Arapahoe County

    Driver Crashes Into Apartment In Arapahoe County
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A driver crashed through two fences and right into an apartment complex in unincorporated Arapahoe County Sunday, ending up in the middle of a unit.
    (credit: CBS)
    The red SUV ended up inside the Ivy Crossings apartment complex at East Harvard Avenue and South Quebec Street. Firefighters with South Metro Fire Rescue had to bring in beams to support the building, then they pulled the car out.
    (credit: CBS)
    Thankfully no one was inside when this happened &mdash
  • Aurora Resident Shot While Looking Out Window

    Aurora Resident Shot While Looking Out Window
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — A woman in Aurora was shot while looking out her window after hearing fireworks, police said Monday morning. It happened near East Dartmouth Avenue and South Telluride Street.
    “The victim was looking out her window after hearing fireworks & was stuck by a bullet,” Aurora police tweeted early Monday morning.
    The victim was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.
    There is no suspect information and the investigation ongoing.
  • 6-Year-Old Roman Krutitskiy Dies Days After Being Shot, Father Nikolay Krutitskiy Facing Charges

    6-Year-Old Roman Krutitskiy Dies Days After Being Shot, Father Nikolay Krutitskiy Facing Charges
    YODER, Colo. (CBS4) – The little boy who was allegedly shot by his father in El Paso County last week has died. Roman Krutitskiy was only 6 years old.
    (credit: Krutitskiy Family)
    Roman’s father, Nikolay Krutitskiy, was arrested following the shooting at his family’s home in Yoder last Tuesday.
    (credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)
    Krutitskiy, 34, remains in custody in the El Paso County Jail on charges of assault, reckless endangerment, a weapons violation, a restrain
  • Valor Christian’s Cole Sprout named Colorado’s Gatorade boys track and field athlete of the year

    Valor Christian’s Cole Sprout named Colorado’s Gatorade boys track and field athlete of the year
    Cole Sprout’s case as perhaps the greatest high school distance runner in state history received one more bullet point Monday when he was named Gatorade’s Colorado boys track and field athlete of the year.
    The Valor Christian graduate earned the honor for the third consecutive year, becoming the first Colorado boys track and field athlete to win the award three years in a row.Sprout did the same in cross country after claiming a third straight state title in the fall. The 5-foot-9, 1
  • Eighth person dies from crash on Colorado’s Eastern Plains; two children among dead

    Eighth person dies from crash on Colorado’s Eastern Plains; two children among dead
    An eighth person died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle traffic crash near Kit Carson on Friday, according to Colorado State Patrol.
    Two children — an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl — and five adults, as well as one other person, died in the crash, state patrol officials said.
    Seven people died at the scene or shortly after the crash on Friday, and one person who was flown to a hospital died Sunday, the state patrol announced Monday.
    The crash happened on Highway 40 betw
  • Coalition Aims To Keep Underserved In Sight As Denver Public Schools Makes Budget Cuts

    Coalition Aims To Keep Underserved In Sight As Denver Public Schools Makes Budget Cuts
    DENVER (CBS4)– DENVER (CBS4) – A $65 million budget shortfall at Denver Public Schools means cuts will have to be made, but what stays, and what goes is something the board members will vote on Monday. Ahead of the meeting on Sunday, a coalition of organizations came together to call upon board members to look out for students in minority and underserved communities.(credit: iStock/Getty Images)
    “This is a moment that we have to think differently,” said a member of the co
  • Chatridge 2 fire: Live updates from a wildfire burning in Douglas County

    Chatridge 2 fire: Live updates from a wildfire burning in Douglas County
    Mandatory evacuations are in place due to the Chatridge 2 fire in Douglas County. Live, up-to-the-minute updates will be provided in the live blog below.      
  • Coronavirus In Colorado: Boulder County Extends Face Covering Requirement Indefinitely

    Coronavirus In Colorado: Boulder County Extends Face Covering Requirement Indefinitely
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Boulder County has extended its public health order requiring face coverings in public indefinitely. Every person over 12 years old must wear a face covering whenever in public anywhere in Boulder County that social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained.
    “While the Order does not require children under age 12 to wear a mask, it is expected that parents will encourage and supervise their use for their children older than three years old,” cou
  • WWII Veteran Who Passed Away At Age 97 Honored In Westminster

    WWII Veteran Who Passed Away At Age 97 Honored In Westminster
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) — In Westminster, a community came out to honor a World War II veteran who died at the age of 97 last week. Lloyd Wade was an 11th Army Airborne veteran who helped storm Omaha Beach on D-Day.
    (credit: CBS)
    His family wanted to celebrate his life — and the community responded in a big way. Military vehicle collectors from around the state brought vintage military vehicles to Wade’s home and World War II reenactors brought the scene to life.
    (credit: CBS
  • ‘They Had a Name, They Had a Face’: Union Honors JBS Workers Who Died Of Coronavirus

    ‘They Had a Name, They Had a Face’: Union Honors JBS Workers Who Died Of Coronavirus
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Friends, loved ones, and fellow union members gathered in Greeley Sunday to remember the six JBS employees who died due to COVID-19. The memorial event was held by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7, which represents many employees at the meat packing plant.
    (credit: CBS)
    The JBS plant in Greeley was home to one of the state’s earliest and largest coronavirus outbreaks. Since the beginning of April, 281 employees at the plant have tested posi
  • Evacuations underway as 267-acre wildfire burns southeast of Chatfield State Park

    Evacuations underway as 267-acre wildfire burns southeast of Chatfield State Park
    Firefighters are battling a 267-acre wildfire southeast of Chatfield State Park where high winds and dry vegetation are creating “dangerous firefighting conditions.”
    The BackCountry subdivision and the nearby Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Foundation are being evacuated, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The evacuation is mandatory.
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  • Chatridge Brush Fire In Douglas County Forces Evacuations

    Chatridge Brush Fire In Douglas County Forces Evacuations
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A two-alarm brush fire burning in Douglas County is spreading rapidly, firefighters warned. Ten acres have already burned near Chatridge Court — and a mandatory evacuation order is being issued for all of the Back Country Subdivison and trails to the south in Highlands Ranch.
    (credit: CBS)
    “Thunderridge High school is the evacuation location for those evacuating from Back Country. If going there, remain in your cars,” the Douglas County Sher
  • Brush Fire In Douglas County Spreading Rapidly, Fire Crews Warn

    Brush Fire In Douglas County Spreading Rapidly, Fire Crews Warn
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A two-alarm brush fire burning in Douglas County is spreading rapidly, firefighters warned. Ten acres have already burned near Chatridge Court. The Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility, off Hwy 85 and Ron King Trail is being evacuated as a precaution, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at about 11 a.m. Monday.Update – This is a the #Chatridge2Fire no evacuations ordered yet, no injuries, 2 homes successfully protected. This f
  • ‘Very Concerned’: Aurora Native, NAACP Executive Committee Member Calls For More Change

    ‘Very Concerned’: Aurora Native, NAACP Executive Committee Member Calls For More Change
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – As protests continue to erupt across the nation and locally in the Denver metro area, Black leaders are speaking out. The most recent incident happened in Aurora on Saturday after the Elijah McClain rally that ended with police deploying tear gas on unruly crowds.
    “I’m feeling very concerned, very concerned,” said Dr. Eric Nelson, Executive Committee Member of the NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State Conference.
    (credit: CBS)
    He’s also an Auro
  • Colorado Supreme County Upholds Ban On Large Capacity Gun Magazines

    Colorado Supreme County Upholds Ban On Large Capacity Gun Magazines
    DENVER (AP/CBS4) — The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the state’s ban on large capacity gun magazines, which was passed after the Aurora theater shooting.
    (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)
    A “large-capacity magazine” is defined to include a “fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of accepting, or that is designed to be readily converted to accept, more than fifteen rounds of ammunition.”
    The plaintiffs, Rock
  • Broncos Journal: Selling advertisement patch on uniforms would make sense

    Broncos Journal: Selling advertisement patch on uniforms would make sense
    Ten things about the Broncos/NFL, one for each cancelled organized team activity workout:
    1. Teams will be allowed to tarp off the first eight rows of stadium seats and sell advertisements this season. English soccer teams started doing this upon their return to play. But here’s the issue: How often while watching an NFL game on television do you even see the first eight rows of seats? Rarely because there are no seats at literal field level like soccer.
    2. The best way for teams to genera
  • ‘You Can Overcome Challenges And Do Great Things’: Senator Joni Ernst On Book ‘Daughter Of The Heartland: My Ode To The Country That Raised Me”

    ‘You Can Overcome Challenges And Do Great Things’: Senator Joni Ernst On Book ‘Daughter Of The Heartland: My Ode To The Country That Raised Me”
    (CBS Local)– This year has been unlike any other in many ways, and the major political implications at the national and local level make it even more interesting.
    In addition to the presidential election, many Senators like Joni Ernst from Iowa are up for re-election. Senator Ernst, a Republican, has represented Iowa since 2015 and is the first female combat veteran to ever be elected to the United States Senate. The Iowa Senator wrote all about her journey, from growing up on a farm
  • Colorado Supreme Court upholds state’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines

    Colorado Supreme Court upholds state’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines
    The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the state’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines, finding that the prohibition does not violate residents’ right to bear arms as guaranteed by the state Constitution.
    The justices ruled that the ban is a “reasonable exercise of police power that has neither the purpose nor effect of nullifying the right to bear arms in self-defense” set out in the Colorado Constitution.
    The ban on magazines that hold more than 15 roun
  • Aurora woman shot while looking out window after hearing fireworks, police say

    Aurora woman shot while looking out window after hearing fireworks, police say
    An Aurora woman was shot while looking out her window early Monday morning after hearing fireworks near her home, according to police.
    The woman was struck around 2:40 a.m. when she went to her second-story window after noises near her home near 17600 E. Eastman Place, according to Aurora police. Investigators later found evidence that people were shooting off both guns and fireworks in the area, Detective Faith Goodrich said, adding that several people had called 911 to report gunshots around t
  • New Capitol Hill restaurant now home to the quirky Colfax Museum, creating a ‘cultural hub’ on Colfax

    New Capitol Hill restaurant now home to the quirky Colfax Museum, creating a ‘cultural hub’ on Colfax
    As restaurants across the city carefully reopen, Mark Whistler, owner of the Route 40 Cafe, decided to take a risk. He’s completely reinvented his restaurant by connecting with the history of Colfax Avenue.
    The Route 40 Cafe, in the space that used to be The Goods Restaurant, has fostered a unique partnership with the Colfax Museum, the brainchild of Elvis impersonator Jonny Barber. After shutting down because of the coronavirus, the restaurant hosted friends and commun
  • 5 trails near Denver and Boulder to add to your must-hike list

    5 trails near Denver and Boulder to add to your must-hike list
    In researching over 70 hikes for my new book, “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Denver and Boulder,” (Menasha Ridge Press, 2020), I hit some well-loved trails and even some lesser-known paths.
    Interest in hiking seems to be growing by the day on Colorado’s Front Range, so it’s nearly impossible to find trails that are unknown or free of other hikers. That said, there are some hikes not far from Denver and Boulder that you may not yet have on your must-hike list.
    Here are a han
  • Lunch Special: Denver sports chat with Mark Kiszla

    Lunch Special: Denver sports chat with Mark Kiszla
    Hey Kiz, what does the QB situation look like at CU this fall?If you listen to the gushing praise from local and national NFL analysts alike, Drew Lock is not only playoff-bound, he's Canton-bound. I'm not so certain ... or either big point. Yes, I believe Lock has a chance to be a good QB, considering his combination of unshakable confidence, ability to connect with teammates and his big arm. But greatness is not a given. I think there's every bit as much chance Lock experiences the sophomore s
  • Denver Weather: Hot Start To The Week, Summer Cold Front Arrives Tomorrow

    Denver Weather: Hot Start To The Week, Summer Cold Front Arrives Tomorrow
     DENVER (CBS4) – A warming trend that started over the weekend will continue on Monday with highs in the 90s along the entire Front Range. Triple-digit heat will be common the Eastern Plains.
    Denver officially reached 92 degrees on Saturday, 93 degrees on Sunday, and Monday should be at least a coupe degrees warmer than Sunday. However, while temperatures will be very toasty across the eastern half of the state, the Western Slope will not be as warm as it was over the weekend.
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  • Aurora Sees Uptick In Violence As Search Continues For Police Chief

    Aurora Sees Uptick In Violence As Search Continues For Police Chief
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The city of Aurora calls itself the safest large city in Colorado, but it has seen a lot of violence in the last week. Aside from tense protests, there has also been a lot of disturbance.
    (credit: CBS)
    The latest incident was on Peoria Street near 6th Avenue where five people were shot. All are expected to survive. There was also a shooting on a bus near Mississippi Avenue and Troy Street, a deadly shooting a pawn shop on Peoria Street and 6th Ave., a deadly shooting
  • Denver Groups Plan Virtual Town Hall To Address Public Safety

    Denver Groups Plan Virtual Town Hall To Address Public Safety
    DENVER (CBS4) – Multiple groups in Denver are coming together to host a virtual town hall this week. Their goal is to create a task force “to reimagine policing in Denver.”
    The Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance is joined by the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and the Denver Citizen Oversight Board.
    “One of the things we’ve been doing for years is that we’ve been trying to make reforms to the current structure and the current structure as you know was g
  • I-70 Reopened After Weekend Work On Central 70 Project

    I-70 Reopened After Weekend Work On Central 70 Project
    DENVER (CBS4) –  The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 70 along the Central 70 Project a little ahead of schedule. They had planned to have lanes in both directions closed through Monday at 5 a.m.
    (credit: CBS)
    Crews worked on a 10-mile stretch of I-70 and demolished a 56-year-old viaduct between Brighton and Colorado Boulevards.I-70 EB/WB: Road open between Exit 276A – US 6; Steele Street and Exit 279A – I-270. The road has reopened. Watch for crew
  • ‘Harder Every Time’: Former CU Buff Emma Coburn Sets New Colorado Record

    ‘Harder Every Time’: Former CU Buff Emma Coburn Sets New Colorado Record
    (CBS4) – Former University of Colorado Buff Emma Coburn set the record for the fastest female mile in the state of Colorado Saturday night crossing the finish line in 4:32. The previous record of 4:36 was held by Coburn’s “Team Boss” teammate Dani Jones.
    Emma Coburn (credit: CBS)
    “They get harder and harder every time,” Coburn said of setting the new record. “There are always excellent people coming up and to maintain your records and continue winning re

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