• 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
  • Coloradans Line Up For Essentials In Brighton: ‘I Need The Food Right Now’

    Coloradans Line Up For Essentials In Brighton: ‘I Need The Food Right Now’
    BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Across Colorado we are seeing a huge need for food assistance. The city of Brighton saw that increased need and is putting federal relief money right back into the community.
    (credit: CBS)
    On Saturday morning, car loads of families lined up for blocks at the historical City Hall in town, waiting for boxes of food. Each one filled with essentials that many are finding difficult to come by during the pandemic.
    “I need the food right now… and ap
  • ‘Don’t Get In The Water’: Blue Green Algae Closes Swim Area At Cherry Creek State Park

    ‘Don’t Get In The Water’: Blue Green Algae Closes Swim Area At Cherry Creek State Park
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – On one of the hottest weekends of the year, the swim area at Cherry Creek State Park is closed. That’s because of blue-green algae blooms in the water that can be harmful to people and pets.
    File photo of the swim area at Cherry Creek State Park (credit: CBS)
    Summer in Colorado provides the right conditions algae bloom, but most types of algae are okay.
    “Algae is natural in Colorado waters. Most of it is harmless, and actually a very important part of the
  • ViewHouse To Donate Half Of Dine-In Sales To Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Denver

    ViewHouse To Donate Half Of Dine-In Sales To Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Denver
    (CBS4) – In an effort to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, the ViewHouse will donate half of its dine-in sales on July 14. Organizers say the event is meant to prevent the “summer slide” and help the clubs obtain resources.
    (credit: ViewHouse)
    ViewHouse is taking reservations to help this cause. Patrons can also donate directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver if they don’t want to dine at the restaurant.
    ViewHouse shared the health guidel
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  • East Plum Fire Burning Near Larkspur 50% Contained

    East Plum Fire Burning Near Larkspur 50% Contained
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters are making progress on a small wildfire burning in a heavily wooded area near Larkspur. The East Plum Fire has charred less than an acre.
    Officials say the fire is 50% contained.
    (credit: CBS)
    Firefighting from the air was temporarily halted because a drone was in the area.
    The cause of the fire is unknown.
    Wildfire Resources
    – Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado Wildfire section.
    Wildfire Photo Galleries
    – See images from the most d
  • JBS Production Called Off Saturday Following Employee Walkout

    JBS Production Called Off Saturday Following Employee Walkout
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Employees at the JBS meat packing plant in Weld County were told there would be no production services on Saturday. The announcement was texted to employees.
    (credit: CBS)
    The company said regular shifts would resume on Monday. Some workers walked off of the job on Friday over a pay dispute.
    They tell CBS4 a pay raise which was supposed to be immediate is being spread out over several years.
    JBS says the union refused to call for a vote on the pay increase and h
  • Dolly Parton Thanks Gov. Polis For Signing Imagination Library Bill

    Dolly Parton Thanks Gov. Polis For Signing Imagination Library Bill
    (CBS4) – Country music legend Dolly Parton thanked Gov. Jared Polis for helping bring a program to Colorado. The Imagination Library Program was signed into law on Friday.
    Dolly Parton (credit: CBS)
    “I want to thank personally Gov. Polis and Sen. Bridges for leading the way to bringing the Imagination Library into your state of Colorado, and we’ve still got some work to do, but we are going to get there, but let’s put some wings on that Imagination Library. Let’s ge
  • Shooting Suspect In Custody After Pursuit Near Castle Rock

    Shooting Suspect In Custody After Pursuit Near Castle Rock
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) — A man believed to be responsible for a shooting Wednesday morning that put another man in the hospital was chased by police from several departments Friday night and ultimately arrested.
    Gregory Doering, 29, is now jailed on investigation of 1st Degree Attempted Murder and 1st Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon charges.
    Doering had been “roaming the metro area” since Wednesday’s incident, said DCSO Deputy Jason Blanchard.  Detectives from
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  • Escaped Wallaby: Zoology Foundation Reports Possible Sighting

    Escaped Wallaby: Zoology Foundation Reports Possible Sighting
    LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS4) – A wallaby that escaped the Zoology Foundation of Larkspur was possibly spotted about five miles away on Friday. The wallaby, named Surprise, disappeared in June.
    Surprise (credit: Zoology Foundation of Larkspur)
    The foundation says Surprise may have been spotted near Red Rock Drive and South Perry Park Road.
    They ask the public to not approach the animal, take a photo of him and let them know on Facebook.
    (credit: Zoology Foundation of Larkspur)
    Surprise is about 4
  • Man’s Body Pulled From Jackson Lake Days After Falling Off Boat

    Man’s Body Pulled From Jackson Lake Days After Falling Off Boat
    MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Morgan County Sheriff’s first responders pulled a man’s body from Jackson Lake Friday morning. The man, identified as 29-year-old David Ramirez, fell off of a boat and did not resurface on the night of July 8.
    (credit: Morgan County)
    Crews, including the Wiggins Fire Department and Platte Valley Dive Team, spent hours looking for Ramirez. Strong wind forced their search to be suspended until Friday morning.
    Sonar equipment and an underwater ro
  • Group Plans Candlelight Vigil For Elijah McClain On Saturday Night

    Group Plans Candlelight Vigil For Elijah McClain On Saturday Night
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – An LED candlelight vigil is planned Saturday evening to honor Elijah McClain. We Shall Overcome, Now, vigil organizers, will gather at Utah Park starting at 5 p.m.
    They plan to spell Elijah’s name using hundreds of candles. The public is invited to bring white flowers, letters and artwork to honor him.
    AURORA, CO – JUNE 27: A woman holds up a sign as people rally outside the Aurora Police Department Headquarters to demand justice for Elijah McClain o
  • Vigil Highlights Youth Gun Violence & Healing In Denver

    Vigil Highlights Youth Gun Violence & Healing In Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) – While the city of Denver has seen an increase in violent crime with regard to youth, police say so far, the rate of crime related to gun violence has remained mostly level.
    From Jan. 1 to July 4 of this year, there were a total of 110 “gun-related violent crimes” among individuals under the age of 17 according to Denver Police.
    (credit: CBS)
    Following July 4? The number of young victims grew.
    Between July 6 and July 8, four young community members lost
  • Officers Catch, Euthanize Bear Involved In Manitou Springs Attack

    Officers Catch, Euthanize Bear Involved In Manitou Springs Attack
    MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A bear, which Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say attacked a woman in Manitou Springs, has been caught and euthanized. Officers were looking for the sow which had two cubs.
    The bear charged and clawed the woman on the back Thursday night as she walked home from work.
    (credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
    “The woman suffered 3 scratches down her back but was not seriously injured & did not seek medical help,” CPW tweeted.
    CPW says, with t
  • Xcel Energy Helicopter Crashes On Western Slope With 2 Onboard

    Xcel Energy Helicopter Crashes On Western Slope With 2 Onboard
    GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people onboard an Xcel Energy helicopter suffered injuries after the aircraft crashed Sunday morning. The crash happened near Rifle, Garfield County Sheriff’s officials say.
    (credit: Garfield County)
    The crew was inspecting power lines in the area. Both people were taken to the Grand River Hospital for treatment, however it is not known the severity of their injuries.
    The crash caused a fire which firefighters responded to and were able to contain.
  • Helicopter Crashes On Western Slope With 2 Onboard

    Helicopter Crashes On Western Slope With 2 Onboard
    GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people onboard a helicopter suffered injuries after the aircraft crashed Saturday morning. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office originally reported the helicopter belonged to Xcel Energy, but now says that is not correct.
    The crash happened near Rifle, Garfield County Sheriff’s officials say.
    (credit: Garfield County)
    Both people were taken to the Grand River Hospital for treatment, however it is not known the severity of their injuries.
    The
  • Suspect Faces String Of Charges After Early Morning Police Chase

    Suspect Faces String Of Charges After Early Morning Police Chase
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities arrested a 51-year-old man after a chase and shooting early Saturday morning. Greeley police say it started when they responded to a call about a man walking around an apartment complex on 10th Street with a handgun.
    Officers tried to talk to the man, identified as James Nicholson, but they say he ran away. Nicholson then sprayed officers with bear spray, they say.
    Police started a vehicle chase after Nicholson got inside his vehicle. He then allege
  • Denver weather: Heat and fire danger continue

    Denver weather: Heat and fire danger continue
    High temperatures will be slightly cooler across the state than they were yesterday. But that doesn’t mean the metro area will get a reprieve from the heat.
    Highs across Colorado are expected to be in the low to mid 90s, according to the National Weather Service.
    Fire danger remains high and a concern across the state.
    In Denver, skies will remain sunny on Saturday and there’s little chance for storms.
    The following days don’t look so lucky, with 20-30% chance for storms each a
  • Colorado Weather: Hot And Dry Again, Although A Touch Cooler On Eastern Plains

    Colorado Weather: Hot And Dry Again, Although A Touch Cooler On Eastern Plains
    DENVER (CBS4) – It’s going to be a hot and dry Saturday around Colorado with little to no chance for afternoon showers or storms. We may see areas of cloud cover through the afternoon in some areas and that would offer a little bit of relief from the heat.
    For those on the eastern plains it will be about 5 to 7 degrees cooler this afternoon thanks to a weak cool front that moved in overnight. But it is only temporary with upper 90s and low 100s possible again Sunday into Monday.By Tu
  • Wild Weather: Colorado Town Sets Record Low And High Less Than 12 Hours Apart

    Wild Weather: Colorado Town Sets Record Low And High Less Than 12 Hours Apart
    DENVER (CBS4) – The town of Alamosa made Colorado weather history on Friday by setting a new record low for July 10. At 4:45 am the low hit 37 degrees. Less than 12 hours later a new daily record high was set at 3:47 pm when the thermometer hit 92 degrees.According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo this has happened before at the official weather station for the largest town in the San Luis Valley. In August 2002 Alamosa set a record high and low three days in a row between the 24-
  • Tay Anderson is bold, brash and unapologetic about seeking change in Denver

    Tay Anderson is bold, brash and unapologetic about seeking change in Denver
    Tay Anderson needs some new shoes.
    It’s June 24, and the 21-year-old activist and Denver school board member is enjoying a rare day off.
    Over the prior month, he’d hit the pavement hard, walking miles through downtown Denver, bullhorn glued to his hand, helping spearhead massive marches against police brutality. He rallied for a new neighborhood name in Stapleton and helped push Denver Public Schools to end its contract with the city’s police department.
    All that can wear down
  • Saunders: MLB season on the brink? Which Rockies players must rebound? Other key questions

    Saunders:  MLB season on the brink? Which Rockies players must rebound? Other key questions
    Five key questions as we near the opening of what promises to be the weirdest season in Major League Baseball history:
    1. Will MLB be able to pull off a 60-game season, plus playoffs, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic?
    It depends on who you ask.
    One prominent agent told me that the players are taking the virus very seriously, but he still fears that if more big-name players test positive or if more stars opt out, it could all fall apart “like a house of cards.”
    Not quite two w
  • Colorado’s unemployed workers face a big hit if federal assistance gets cut off in two weeks

    Colorado’s unemployed workers face a big hit if federal assistance gets cut off in two weeks
    Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, the extra $600 a week in benefits unemployed workers now receive, is slated to end July 25, which could spell financial woes for the roughly 345,000 people in the state relying on it to make ends meet.
    “We doubt from what we are hearing from our staffer friends on the Hill that they (Congress) will actually make a decision before July 25. It is very likely there will be a gap of some sort on that $600 a week benefit,” said Cher Haavind, dep
  • Colorado, like other states, trims mental health programs amid health crisis

    Colorado, like other states, trims mental health programs amid health crisis
    By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News
    As a teenager, Paulina Castle struggled for years with suicidal thoughts. When her mental health was at its most fragile, she would isolate herself, spending days in her room alone.
    Courtesy of Paulina CastlePaulina Castle uses weekly routines to manage her mental health — made worse from isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to start treating mental health the same as we do physical health,” she says. “This is an issu
  • Chambers: Risk of losing a game-changing star to COVID-19 will hover over Stanley Cup playoffs

    Chambers: Risk of losing a game-changing star to COVID-19 will hover over Stanley Cup playoffs
    Assuming NHL training camps open Monday and teams actually arrive in their hub cities July 26, this proposed 24-team Stanley Cup playoffs should be a hoot.
    If a lot of things don’t happen.
    There’s certainly a lot of ifs about the NHL’s return to play and completion of the 2019-20 season, and I’ll start with an example every Avalanche fan can draw interest from.
    What if Nathan MacKinnon, the Avs’ best player, tests positive for coronavirus but he’s asymptomatic
  • Ask Amy: Husband’s secret online friendship ends abruptly

    Ask Amy: Husband’s secret online friendship ends abruptly
    Dear Amy: I’ve been married for many years. A few years back I started an online friendship with another woman. We’ve emailed back and forth, and I really enjoyed our correspondence over the years. She’s had a much more exciting life than I’ve had, but I found our shared knowledge and experiences made for an online relationship that’s better than anything I’ve had with my wife.
    I knew we’d never meet in person. I never attempted a face-to-face meeting wi
  • Protesters Block Traffic In Denver To Raise Awareness About Unrest In Ethiopia

    Protesters Block Traffic In Denver To Raise Awareness About Unrest In Ethiopia
    DENVER (AP/CBS4) – The Oromo Community of Colorado blocked traffic during a protest in Denver on Friday afternoon. Organizers says they want to raise awareness about the recent killing of a prominent Ethiopian activist and musician.
    (credit: CBS)
    The shooting of 34-year-old Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked violent demonstrations in Ethiopia, killing at least 239 people.
    Ethiopia’s attorney general says two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting and a third is on the ru
  • Colorado Conducts Record 11,384 Coronavirus Tests Thursday

    Colorado Conducts Record 11,384 Coronavirus Tests Thursday
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado health officials administered 11,384 COVID-19 tests on Thursday. It’s the largest number of tests reported in one day since the pandemic started.
    (credit: CBS)
    A total of 36,191 people have tested positive for the virus in Colorado since the pandemic began. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state increased by 666 on Friday.
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Friday’s increase is partly due to a backlog of tests tha
  • ‘Like Our Family’: Safe Lot Provides More Than Space For Those Experiencing Homelessness

    ‘Like Our Family’: Safe Lot Provides More Than Space For Those Experiencing Homelessness
    LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – A church parking lot in Longmont has become a new kind of sanctuary for nearly a dozen people who live in their cars. It’s believed to be the first official safe parking lot for people experiencing homelessness in Colorado.
    In just a few short weeks it’s already having an enormous impact on participants.(credit: CBS)
    “We sleep so much better at night because we don’t have to worry about anyone knocking on our window, someone telling us we ha
  • Stapleton Residents Vote To Change Name, Final Decision To Be Decided By Aug. 1

    Stapleton Residents Vote To Change Name, Final Decision To Be Decided By Aug. 1
    DENVER (CBS4)– The final round of voting to change the name of Stapleton to a more inclusive option will begin in a few days. A list that started with more than 300 options has been narrowed down to nine.(credit: CBS)
    “It’s clear to all of us there’s not a lot of appetite for this to take months and months, so we have done our best to go as quickly as possible without sacrificing the integrity of the process,” Geoff Horsefall said.
    Horsefall is the Vice President of
  • ‘Like Our Safety Doesn’t Matter’: VA High-Risk Employees Say They Aren’t Safe Amid Pandemic

    ‘Like Our Safety Doesn’t Matter’: VA High-Risk Employees Say They Aren’t Safe Amid Pandemic
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – As thousands of federal employees across the nation have been asked to come back to work this week, employees at the Veteran’s Affairs Eastern Colorado Health System in Aurora are speaking out to CBS4 Investigates, saying it’s not safe. Many immunocompromised VA employees say they’ve had a hard time being allowed to work from home.
    VA of Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Aurora (credit: Kati Weis, CBS4)
    “There’s a lot of office

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