• CalWood Fire Forcing Several Evacuations & Closures In Boulder County

    CalWood Fire Forcing Several Evacuations & Closures In Boulder County
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder County fire officials have a crew responding to the so-called CalWood Fire near the Cal-Wood Education Center. The area is south of Highway 7 (also known as S. St. Vrain Drive) and northeast of Bald Mountain.
    CalWood Fire seen from Boulder (credit: CBS)
    County Road 87 is now closed. S. St. Vrain Drive is also closed between Peak to Peak Highway and Lyons, which includes Riverside Drive.
    CalWood Fire evacuation map as of 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. (credit:
  • Firefighters Responding To New Fire In Boulder County

    Firefighters Responding To New Fire In Boulder County
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder County fire officials have a crew responding to a wildfire near the Cal-Wood Education Center. The area is south of Highway 7 and northeast of Bald Mountain.
    County Road 87 is now closed. First responders are working in the area.
    It’s not clear what caused the fire, or whether any structures are threatened.
    RELATED: Warm, Windy And Dry With Areas Of Dense Smoke At Times
  • 2 Hospitalized After Late Night Shooting Near Union Station

    2 Hospitalized After Late Night Shooting Near Union Station
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police say two people were hurt in a shooting near Union Station late Friday night. Officers responded to Wewatta Street near 19th Street.
    (credit: ebai48/Twitter)
    Investigators say one person was taken to the hospital, while another victim was located at a hospital. It’s not clear how the second victim arrived at the hospital.
    Police say both investigators appear to have non-life threatening injuries.
    (credit: ebai48/Twitter)
    Details about what lead up to
  • Broncos Running Back Coach Tests Positive For COVID-19, Sits Out Patriots Game

    Broncos Running Back Coach Tests Positive For COVID-19, Sits Out Patriots Game
    DENVER (CBS4) – A running back coach for the Denver Broncos, Curtis Modkins, tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Saturday morning. Team officials say Modkins will not travel for the game against the New England Patriots.
    (credit: CBS)
    “Curtis is currently at home in self-isolation and experiencing no symptoms. We have evaluated close contacts, administered necessary point of care testing (no positive COVID-19 results) and implemented additional health and safety
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  • New COVID-19 Restrictions In Adams County Provokes Mixed Reactions

    New COVID-19 Restrictions In Adams County Provokes Mixed Reactions
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Counties across Colorado’s Front Range are working to curb rising COVID-19 cases. Adams County is among those, with a positivity rate more than 8%.
    As part of their mitigation plan the county prohibited spectators from all CHSAA sanctioned events.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I was like ‘what?’ I was shocked. I didn’t really have any words for it,” Riverdale Ridge running back Braylon Fenderson said.
    He played his first home game as a seni
  • ‘Extreme Fire Behavior’ Expected At Cameron Peak Fire On Saturday

    ‘Extreme Fire Behavior’ Expected At Cameron Peak Fire On Saturday
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Cameron Peak Fire actively burning in Larimer County grew by more than 14,000 acres from Friday evening to Saturday morning. The fire has now charred 187,537 acres and is 57% contained.
    Cameron Peak Fire on Oct. 16. (credit: Inciweb)
    RELATED: Warm, Windy And Dry With Areas Of Dense Smoke At Times
    More than 1,300 people are helping fight the stubborn blaze. The fire started on Aug. 13 from an unknown cause.
    The fire became the largest fire ever in Col
  • Grand County: New Evacuations Ordered As East Troublesome Fire Tops 11,000 Acres

    Grand County: New Evacuations Ordered As East Troublesome Fire Tops 11,000 Acres
    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Grand County Sheriff issued new evacuation orders early Saturday as high winds fanned flames within the East Troublesome Fire. Those living along both sides of Highway 125 from mile marker 5 to the Jackson County Line have been told to leave their homes.
    In addition a 27-mile stretch of Highway 125, just outside of Granby, is closed until further notice. There is an evacuation center open at The Inn at Silver Creek for those needing assistance.
    As of Saturd
  • Denver Weather: Warm, Windy And Dry With Areas Of Dense Smoke At Times

    Denver Weather: Warm, Windy And Dry With Areas Of Dense Smoke At Times
    DENVER (CBS4) – Happy Saturday! Get ready for a little bit of change in the hours ahead.We have a strong cold front lurking off to the north of us and that is going to keep the wind machine going all day long. That means extreme fire behavior remains a huge concern around the Cameron Peak Fire and East Troublesome Fire.
    Ahead of the front it will be very warm with temperatures running as much as 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. In Denver we are expecting an afternoon high in
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  • When A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Available, Colorado Plans To Distribute In 3 Phases

    When A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Available, Colorado Plans To Distribute In 3 Phases
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis and state health officials outlined their distribution plan for a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, explaining that whenever doses become available, there will not be enough for the state. The Colorado plan releases doses in three phases prioritizing those most in need and most likely to be exposed to the coronavirus. (credit: CBS)
    “It’s important that we build this vaccine that we do it in a way that assures that it works, and that it’s safe,&r
  • Justin McBride Charged, Accused Of Walking Into Pig & Sprout With Rifle, Holding Customers Hostage

    Justin McBride Charged, Accused Of Walking Into Pig & Sprout With Rifle, Holding Customers Hostage
    DENVER (CBS4) – The man accused of walking into the Pig and Sprout restaurant in Denver with a rifle and holding employees and customers hostage at gunpoint faces several charges, including kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Justin McBride, 46, was arrested following the incident on Sunday night.
    Justin McBride (credit: Denver Police)
    Investigators said McBride entered the restaurant with a long gun rifle in a case. He allegedly walked over to the bar, took out the firearm and started drin
  • Commerce City Police Officer Killed In Double Fatal Crash On Hwy 2

    Commerce City Police Officer Killed In Double Fatal Crash On Hwy 2
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on Highway 2 in Commerce City that claimed the life of a Commerce City police officer. The highway remains closed from 104th Avenue to 112th Avenue.
    (credit: CBS)
    According to police, a Ford F350 was traveling southbound on Highway 2 while an unmarked Commerce City Police Department Ford Explorer was traveling in the opposite direction, northbound on Highway 2. A third vehicle, a Kia Soul, was also travelin
  • WB I-70 Ramp To Colorado Boulevard Closed This Weekend For Central 70 Project

    WB I-70 Ramp To Colorado Boulevard Closed This Weekend For Central 70 Project
    DENVER (CBS4)– A section of Interstate 70 in Denver is closed this weekend for construction on the Central 70 Project. The ramp from westbound I-70 to Colorado Boulevard will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until 5:30 a.m. Monday.DENVER, COLORADO – AUGUST 5: Crews work on construction of the Central-70-project on August 5, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.(Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
    The closure allows crews to work on the new Colorado Boulevard bridge
  • More Than 436,000 Ballots Have Been Returned So Far

    More Than 436,000 Ballots Have Been Returned So Far
    DENVER (CBS4)– It seems Colorado voters are excited to turn in their ballots for this year’s election. Ballots were mailed to voters last week and already 436,443 have been returned. (credit: CBS)
    Democrats outnumber Republicans when it comes to ballot returns; Democrats have returned 198,361 ballots and Republicans have returned 87,226 with Independents returning 146,550.
  • United Airlines Adds More Stops To Mexico, Begins Service To Belize

    United Airlines Adds More Stops To Mexico, Begins Service To Belize
    DENVER (CBS4)– United Airlines is flying to more places out of Denver International Airport. Starting in December, passengers will be able to fly nonstop to Belize City in Belize and San Jose, Costa Rica. (credit: CBS)
    United is also increasing the number of flights between DIA and Mexico beach destinations like Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta. The new service means United now has 8 nonstop flights to Latin America from Denver. (credit: CBS)
    Tickets for the new flights go on sale start
  • ‘National Political Winds’ May Cost Cory Gardner Colorado’s U.S. Senate Race

    ‘National Political Winds’ May Cost Cory Gardner Colorado’s U.S. Senate Race
    DENVER (CBS4) – More than 400,000 Coloradans have already cast their ballots in Campaign 2020 as of Friday afternoon and recent polling shows challenger Democrat John Hickenlooper has about a 10 point lead over incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race.
    CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd sat down with analysts Democrat Mike Dino and Republican Dick Wadhams to talk about the race Thursday morning. Both agreed Gardner faces an uphill battle.
    “It
  • New Arapahoe County COVID-19 Restrictions: Gatherings Limited To 10 People, Last Call For Alcohol Now 11 P.M.

    New Arapahoe County COVID-19 Restrictions: Gatherings Limited To 10 People, Last Call For Alcohol Now 11 P.M.
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Arapahoe County is implementing new restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. The emergency public health order limits personal gatherings to 10 people and requires bars and restaurants to end alcohol sales at 11 p.m. It also encourages, but does not require, office-based businesses to increase telecommuting.
    Officials said test positivity rate has increased to 5.1%, which shows community spread. Additionally, tests of waste water from the county
  • New Adams County COVID-19 Restrictions: Gatherings Limited To 5 People, Last Call For Alcohol Now 10 P.M.

    New Adams County COVID-19 Restrictions: Gatherings Limited To 5 People, Last Call For Alcohol Now 10 P.M.
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — The Tri-County Health Department issued a public health order for Adams County that limits personal gatherings to five people and requires bars and restaurants to end alcohol sales at 10 p.m. The order also bans spectators at certain amateur sporting events. Officials say the new restrictions are part of an effort to reduce the recent surge in coronavirus cases.
    “Contact tracing and case investigation have revealed that many people who have tested po
  • Denver Weather: High Fire Danger Continues With Gusty Wind

    Denver Weather: High Fire Danger Continues With Gusty Wind
    Once again, we are gearing up for ridiculously strong wind in Colorado. Another cold front is heading our way and will crank up the wind in our state.
    Overnight into Saturday, gusts up to 80 mph are once again possible in parts of the foothills and mountains. We have a High Wind Warning through 9:00 am on Saturday for these strong winds.Thanks to the very strong wind, we are once again dealing with high fire danger. Our state is so dry, and the wind is exactly what we don’t need. We will h
  • Black Forest Woman Attacked By Deer Believed To Be Raised By Neighbor

    Black Forest Woman Attacked By Deer Believed To Be Raised By Neighbor
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A woman walking her dog on a wooded trail near her Black Forest home was attacked by a young buck deer on Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife believes the deer was illegally raised by a neighbor.The woman suffered serious lacerations to the top of her head, her left cheek and her legs. She was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in Colorado Springs and is expected to recover.Neighbors told CPW that the deer was frequently seen in the area approaching humans and
  • Catholic Dioceses In Colorado Pay $6.6 Million To Sex Abuse Survivors

    Catholic Dioceses In Colorado Pay $6.6 Million To Sex Abuse Survivors
    DENVER (CBS4) — One year ago, the three Catholic Dioceses in Colorado created an independent program to help sex abuse victims. The program invited victims to file claims for reparations, regardless of how long ago the abuse happened.
    In the past year, 81 people were determined to be eligible for the funds and the program has paid out a total of $6.6 million. The period to file claims has now closed.
    Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote a letter to the Archdiocese of Denver to share his thoughts
  • Catholic Dioceses In Colorado Pay $6.6 Billion To Sex Abuse Survivors

    Catholic Dioceses In Colorado Pay $6.6 Billion To Sex Abuse Survivors
    DENVER (CBS4) — One year ago, the three Catholic Dioceses in Colorado created an independent program to help sex abuse victims. The program invited victims to file claims for reparations, regardless of how long ago the abuse happened.
    In the past year, 81 people were determined to be eligible for the funds and the program has paid out a total of $6.6 million. The period to file claims has now closed.
    Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote a letter to the Archdiocese of Denver to share his thoughts
  • Fire Near Manitou Incline Started In Homeless Camp, Investigators Search For Person Of Interest

    Fire Near Manitou Incline Started In Homeless Camp, Investigators Search For Person Of Interest
    MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– The fire that burned near the Manitou Incline last week originated in a homeless camp. The fire was human-caused but exactly what specifically started the fire is unclear.
    (credit: Colorado Springs Police)
    The homeless camp was hidden in the trees near Barr Trail. Investigators say there is a large amount of flammable materials at the camp, which is making it difficult to pinpoint what sparked the fire. Some of the those items include materials for building c
  • Huge Plume Of Wildfire Smoke Blows Into Denver

    Huge Plume Of Wildfire Smoke Blows Into Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) — A huge plume of smoke rolled into the Denver metro area Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Boulder said most of the smoke was coming from the East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County.
    View from the Optiv building in Denver (credit: Heath Briggs)
    The fire, which started Wednesday afternoon near Kremling, has burned 7,800 acres.
    Copter4 was flying over Denver as the smoke moved in.Yo look at the smoke wall heading down to Denver
    This is sped up video from
  • Stimulus Package Update: As Unemployment Claims Climb, Have Both Sides Found Common Ground?

    Stimulus Package Update: As Unemployment Claims Climb, Have Both Sides Found Common Ground?
    (CBSNewYork) — Talks continue on a possible second stimulus package continue between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. And the House and the White House seem to be inching toward some sort of common ground. That common ground, however, is far removed from anything the Senate might approve.
    How far exactly? If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is to be believed, well over $1 trillion.
    Pelosi and Mnuchin spoke at length Thursday afternoon. And in those di
  • Longmont Restaurant Owners Start Petition To Keep Barriers Up On Main Street Through 2021

    Longmont Restaurant Owners Start Petition To Keep Barriers Up On Main Street Through 2021
    LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) — The owners of a restaurant in Longmont want to see the city keep the barriers on Main Street through next year.
    Todd and Andrea Eichorn, who own La Vita Bella, say the additional outside seating has helped their cafe thrive during the pandemic.
    “We were able to not only maintain our staff but increase our number of employees,” the Eichorns wrote. “We doubled our revenue, increasing what we contribute to sales taxes for the City and the State of Co
  • Democratic Group Senate Majority PAC Pulls TV Ads Of Colorado’s U.S. Senate Race

    Democratic Group Senate Majority PAC Pulls TV Ads Of Colorado’s U.S. Senate Race
    DENVER (AP) – A major Democratic group on Friday pulled its last remaining ads from Colorado’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, a sign that the party thinks its nominee has the crucial race in the bag. Senate Majority PAC said it will cancel $1.2 million in television ads and spend the money elsewhere as Democrats press a newly expanded Senate map, which has Republicans on the run in GOP strongholds such as Alaska and South Carolina.
    Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, 68, is ch

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