• Aurora Leaders Call For Change Following Elijah McClain Independent Investigation

    Aurora Leaders Call For Change Following Elijah McClain Independent Investigation
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Aurora Police Chief is speaking out for the first time following an independent investigation into the death of Elijah McClain.
    “Elijah McClain should still be here today,” said Aurora Police Chief, Vanessa Wilson. “I will hold myself and our officers accountable.”
    The report, released Monday, is highly critical of how Aurora Police and Aurora Fire paramedics handled the interaction with McClain. During a press conference Tuesday morning,
  • Jefferson County Deputies Looking For Road Rage Suspects

    Jefferson County Deputies Looking For Road Rage Suspects
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a road rage incident in Littleton on Sunday afternoon. Deputies searched the area near Simms Street and West Bowles Place after they say shots were fired.
    No injuries were reported.
    Police say the suspect is a white woman who was driving a maroon sedan that has severe damage to the passenger side bumper. There were two Black men also in the vehicle at the time.Suspect vehicle is maroon sedan with severe
  • Littleton Couple & Neighbors Support Voting For A Change To HOA’s Flag Policy

    Littleton Couple & Neighbors Support Voting For A Change To HOA’s Flag Policy
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The kerfuffle over a Black Lives Matter flag hung outside a Littleton home started in early February when Kara and Ben Wilkoff’s HOA sent them a letter telling them to take it down.
    “Literally the statement is ‘flag is not approved,'” said Ben.
    The Wilkoff’s spoke to CBS4’s Tori Mason when they requested special permission to display their flag, but their request was denied.
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    “This should be about what I belie
  • Littleton Couple & Neighbors Support Change To HOA’s Flag Policy

    Littleton Couple & Neighbors Support Change To HOA’s Flag Policy
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The kerfuffle over a Black Lives Matter flag hung outside a Littleton home started in early February when Kara and Ben Wilkoff’s HOA sent them a letter telling them to take it down.
    “Literally the statement is ‘flag is not approved,'” said Ben.
    The Wilkoff’s spoke to CBS4’s Tori Mason when they requested special permission to display their flag, but their request was denied.
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    “This should be about what I belie
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  • Electronic Headset Helps Legally Blind Colorado Graphic Designer See

    Electronic Headset Helps Legally Blind Colorado Graphic Designer See
    DENVER (CBS4) – A graphic designer who has worked in the television industry for 30 years has been slowly losing his vision. Mike Jones has a genetic disease with no cure. But he was offered the use of a special pair of goggles.
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    Mike tells Health Specialist Kathy Walsh that as his vision gets worse, IrisVision has helped him see.
    His work is exceptional. Mike is a designer, animator, director and award winner. He creates on his computer. But 8 years ago, he started to lose si
  • Crash Kills 3 Near Wyoming Border

    Crash Kills 3 Near Wyoming Border
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A two-car collision Saturday evening a few miles south of the Wyoming border claimed the lives of the three of the five people inside the vehicles, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
    Cpl. Ivan Alvarado said Sunday the crash happened near mile marker 376 on U.S. 287 at about 6:45 p.m.
    A Subaru Forester being driven southbound by a 21-year-old man went out of control and entered the path of an oncoming Hyundai Elantra with four people on board, Alvarado to
  • Denver Parents, Students Rally To Opt Out Of CMAS Testing

    Denver Parents, Students Rally To Opt Out Of CMAS Testing
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver parents and students gathered at Manual High School on Sunday afternoon to socially-distant rally against state standardized testing, also known as CMAS testing. The group wants to be able to opt-out of this year’s test.
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    Students would have to come to school for the test regardless of remote learning status. It will be up to each school to decide what to assign students to do if they opt-out, according to DPS.
    “We recognize we’re
  • Snow Snake Slithers Into Denver Front Yard

    Snow Snake Slithers Into Denver Front Yard
    DENVER (CBS4) – Sure, Coloradans know how to make a snowman, but do you know how to make a snow snake? A family in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood shared their slithery, snowy creation with the world. The Mosley family used mounds of snow from a recent, dramatic snow storm to create a massive snake sculpture in their front yard.
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    Morn Mosley, the oldest, tells CBS4 he and his five siblings worked on it for 10 hours. Morn says the youngest of the bunch, Nesiyah, 1
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  • Telluride Film Festival Aims For In-Person Event This September

    Telluride Film Festival Aims For In-Person Event This September
    TELLURIDE, Colo. (CBS4) – Telluride Film Festival organizers announced dates for this year’s event. In fact, they also added a day. The goal is to have the in-person festival from Sept. 2-6.
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    Organizers say they’re hopeful the coronavirus vaccination process will continue to be successful by September.
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    “We are guided by science and are continuously evaluating the global pandemic in relation to health,
  • Volunteers Build Bike Shelters For Homeless Youth: ‘So Much Trauma In Their Life’

    Volunteers Build Bike Shelters For Homeless Youth: ‘So Much Trauma In Their Life’
    DENVER (CBS4) – Volunteers at Authentic Life Church are on a mission to provide homeless youth with a safe place to lay their heads. They are working with Mission 5280, an organization that provides a support system to homeless youth who have aged out of foster care.
    “No one should be sleeping on the ground. No one should be sleeping in a foot of snow in minus degree weather,” said Tami Slipher, Director of Operations and Leadership Development at Mission 5280.
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  • Current COVID Restrictions Keep Ball Arena From Applying For Variance

    Current COVID Restrictions Keep Ball Arena From Applying For Variance
    DENVER (CBS4) – Officials at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says fans can’t, yet, file into Ball Arena until they can get a variance from the City and County of Denver. However, that’s not possible because Denver is still under Level Yellow restrictions which prohibits any variances for indoor venues.
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    “KSE and CDPHE have had continued ongoing discussions regarding a variance request for fans at Ball Arena for this basketball and hock
  • ‘Someone Cares’: Fort Collins Body Shop Cleans Jeep Covered With Racial Slurs

    ‘Someone Cares’: Fort Collins Body Shop Cleans Jeep Covered With Racial Slurs
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A man in Fort Collins said his faith in community was being restored thanks to strangers who helped him out in a time of need. Kevin Woodman’s Jeep was recently tagged with racial slurs. However, when he posted it online, he was overjoyed to see a local body shop owner wanted to clean the vehicle free of charge.
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    Woodman, a Black Coloradan, said he was disheartened to find his car vandalized with racial slurs last week. Not only was
  • COVID In Denver: Independent-Owned Pharmacies Waiting For Vaccine Allocation

    COVID In Denver: Independent-Owned Pharmacies Waiting For Vaccine Allocation
    DENVER (CBS4) – The owner of a small, independent pharmacy in Denver says she’s set up to administer hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but isn’t getting the chance to contribute. So far, more than 1.3 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state. Many of those vaccinations have happened through health systems, public health agencies, community clinics and large pharmacy chains.
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    The Capitol Heights Pharmacy, located in Denver’s Co
  • Security Guard Hospitalized After Shooting At Aurora Sports Bar

    Security Guard Hospitalized After Shooting At Aurora Sports Bar
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police say someone shot a security guard at a bar late Saturday night. Police responded to Challengers Sports Bar on Iliff Avenue at around 11 p.m.
    Police say someone inside the bar was asked to leave, and then the shooting occurred. Further details about the shooting were not released.
    The security guard is in the hospital, but is expected to survive, police say.
    The suspect is on the run. Detectives are trying to identify them.
    If you have more information,
  • Loveland Man Not Facing Charges In Deadly Domestic Violence

    Loveland Man Not Facing Charges In Deadly Domestic Violence
    LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Loveland police arrested and released a 50-year-old man Saturday afternoon after they say he shot and killed his ex-wife. Police responded to a home on Blackstone Court where they found the woman shot.
    She died at the scene.
    Witnesses tell police the two were arguing about custody issues surrounding their son. Police say the woman pulled out a pistol and threatened to kill the suspect. In doing so, police say she put four other relatives, including two juvenil
  • Colorado Weather: February Ends Quiet But Cool, March Warming Trend Starts Monday

    Colorado Weather: February Ends Quiet But Cool, March Warming Trend Starts Monday
    DENVER (CBS4) – The month of February is going to end on a cool and quiet note today with temperatures running as much as 10-15 degrees below normal in some areas. That has been the norm around Colorado with many cities and towns running well below normal.
    In Denver the month will end in the Top 20 coldest on record with an average temperature only in the middle 20s. That is more than 7 degrees below normal.For Denver that means a high somewhere between the upper 30s and lower 40s this aft
  • Mountain Lions Thwart Planned Relocation Of Bighorn Sheep

    Mountain Lions Thwart Planned Relocation Of Bighorn Sheep
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — State wildlife officials spent several days acclimating a herd of bighorn sheep to a capture net this month only to have an unexpected visit from a predator nix the planned trapping and transfer of the animals on Friday.
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials set out alfalfa hay and apple mash, as they had daily for about a month, to bait the animals underneath the netting.
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    Unfortunately, mountain lions were in
  • Colorado Congressional Leaders React To COVID Relief Bill Passage

    Colorado Congressional Leaders React To COVID Relief Bill Passage
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP/CBS4) – The House of Representatives approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden. Even as Democrats savor that major step, party leaders are trying to assure progressives they’ll revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.
    The bill, which passed early Saturday on a near party-line vote, flushes cash to individuals, businesses and states battered by COVID-19. Now it goes to the Senate.
    Democrats there seem bent on resu
  • COVID Vaccines Can Cause Worrisome Side Effect But Doctors Say Don’t Panic

    COVID Vaccines Can Cause Worrisome Side Effect But Doctors Say Don’t Panic
    Download the new CBS Denver app to get all the latest news impacting people here in Colorado.
    DENVER (CBS4) – Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a relief for most people, but some women are discovering a worrisome side effect from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The vaccine can cause lymph nodes to swell and that can mirror the signs of breast cancer.
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    Even a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging was alarmed.
    “I panicked, I’ll admit, initially,” said
  • Police Believe Same Suspect Has Stolen Bags From DIA Carousel Four Times

    Police Believe Same Suspect Has Stolen Bags From DIA Carousel Four Times
    DENVER (CBS4) — Investigators with the Denver Police Department believe the same person is responsible for separate thefts of passengers’ luggage from Denver International Airport.
    The thefts occurred Dec. 2nd, 3rd and 23rd of last year, and most recently on Feb. 15th.
    The department sent out photos of the suspect within a Crime Stoppers alert. No physical description was provided.
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    The thefts are felony offenses.
    RELATED  WANTED: Suspect Accuse
  • Generous Tipper: Broomfield Restaurant Employees See $5,000+ In Tips

    Generous Tipper: Broomfield Restaurant Employees See $5,000+ In Tips
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – A restaurant in Broomfield and its employees got a massive surprise Friday night. Someone not only picked up all of the patrons’ tabs, but also tipped the staff more than $5,000.
    It happened at the North Side Tavern which just reopened after closing in December. The owner, Steve Bauer, told CBS4’s Conor McCue it wasn’t until about two weeks ago he felt safe enough to hire back staff and welcome customers.Some good news for your feed today:
  • Kaiser Permanente Sets Out To Add Thousands More To Vaccinated List

    Kaiser Permanente Sets Out To Add Thousands More To Vaccinated List
    LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – Kaiser Permanente set out to vaccinate thousands of Coloradans during a weekend COVID-19 vaccination event in Lone Tree. It was one of 11 events along the Front Range.
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    The doses are going to Coloradans 70 years and older, teachers and childcare workers. They received an invitation; walk-ins were not allowed.
    Second doses will be administered by Kaiser Permanente in the coming weeks.
    The health care system says it aims to vaccinate nearly 18,000
  • Explosion & Fire At Elkins Distilling In Estes Park Hospitalizes 2 People

    Explosion & Fire At Elkins Distilling In Estes Park Hospitalizes 2 People
    ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people were sent to the hospital after an explosion at Elkins Distilling in Estes Park. Authorities preliminarily said three people were injured.
    The distillery is located off of U.S. 34 across from Lake Estes.
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    Police tell the explosion happened at around 9 a.m. It appears the roof and part of at least one wall were seriously damaged.
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    “The rear half of the building is fairly well compromised,” said Mike Richardson.
  • Avs Fend Off Coyotes After Late Offensive Push: ‘More Interesting Than It Needed To Be’

    Avs Fend Off Coyotes After Late Offensive Push: ‘More Interesting Than It Needed To Be’
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado goalie Hunter Miska looked like he was cruising to his first NHL victory and shutout until the final two minutes on Friday night. That’s when things got way more interesting than Miska — or the Avalanche — were expecting.
    But the 25-year-old Miska refocused, turned away a final Arizona offensive flurry and the Avalanche held on for a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes to snap a two-game losing streak.
    GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 26: G
  • Explosion & Fire At Elkins Distilling In Estes Park Hospitalizes 3 People

    Explosion & Fire At Elkins Distilling In Estes Park Hospitalizes 3 People
    ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Three people were sent to the hospital after an explosion at Elkins Distilling in Estes Park. The distillery is located off of U.S. 34 across from Lake Estes.
    Police tell the explosion happened at around 9 a.m.
    “The rear half of the building is fairly well compromised,” said Mike Richardson.
    Details about what caused the explosion have not been released.  It’s also not clear if the three victims are employees or bystanders.
  • Colorado Weather: Cooler, Windy At Times Saturday With Light Mountain Snow

    Colorado Weather: Cooler, Windy At Times Saturday With Light Mountain Snow
    DENVER (CBS4) – Happy Saturday everyone! We have a weak trough of low pressure passing over the state today. It will bring some slightly cooler temperatures along with occasional gusty wind. That will keep it feeling chilly outside so grab the jacket, hat and gloves if you plan to head out for any extended period of time.
    In the mountains we’ll see occasional areas of light snow through the afternoon, especially along and north of Highway 50. Totals will be in the 1-4 inch range for
  • Dillon Ice Castles Increases To 50% Capacity For Final Week Of Season

    Dillon Ice Castles Increases To 50% Capacity For Final Week Of Season
    DILLON, Colo. (CBS4) – The Ice Castles in Dillon will increase capacity for the last week of the season. The winter attraction plans to close on March 6.
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    Officials said the Ice Castles can operate at 50% capacity as Summit County moves to level yellow on the state’s COVID-19 dial. The attraction has operated at 30% capacity since it opened on Dec. 19.
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    “This season, we have been able to provide a safe and fun outdoor experience for Coloradans,”
  • Avalanche Hold On In Final Seconds For 3-2 Win Over Coyotes

    Avalanche Hold On In Final Seconds For 3-2 Win Over Coyotes
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, Hunter Miska stopped 16 of 18 shots and the Colorado Avalanche held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. The 25-year-old Miska was playing in just his fourth NHL game and nearly earned a shutout until the Coyotes scored two goals in the final two minutes.Arizona had a sleepy offensive performance until Phil Kessel scored with 1:36 left and Drake Caggiula added another one with 53 seconds left.
    That led to a tense
  • Desks For Kids Helps Remote Learning Students Create Study Space At Home

    Desks For Kids Helps Remote Learning Students Create Study Space At Home
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)– As some districts are announcing the return to full in-person learning, many students still have months of remote learning ahead of them, and nearly a year of it behind them. For some, the hardest part of keeping up from home is not having the proper learning environment available.
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    Desks For Kids, a Colorado organization, is trying to change that. They’re building desks and giving them away.
    Eight-year-old Havana Arceneaux struggled to get set
  • COVID In Colorado: Thousands Of Middle, High School Students Begin Return To In-Person Learning

    COVID In Colorado: Thousands Of Middle, High School Students Begin Return To In-Person Learning
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) –  With COVID cases declining, school districts around the Front Range are making plans to increase the amount of time students are spending in the classroom. Over the next month, thousands of secondary students will transition from two to four days in-person.
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    “I can finally see some light at the end of the pandemic COVID tunnel. I feel like this is one of the big steps forward in terms of getting out of the tunnel,” said Chris Gdows

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