• Designated Bus Lane Coming To 17th Street

    Designated Bus Lane Coming To 17th Street
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Works is going to be turning one lane of traffic on 17th Street into a permanent bus lane. Next week, crews will install new signs and markings on 17th Street between Broadway and Market Street.Buses will eventually then have a dedicated lane.
    In October, DPW installed a similar lane on 15th Street which runs from Court Place to Larimer Street.
    Red bus markings on 15th Street in downtown Denver. (credit: Denver)
    The city says these lanes make taking the bus a
  • Carpooling Apps Aim To Ease I-70 Traffic, Facing Hurdles From State

    Carpooling Apps Aim To Ease I-70 Traffic, Facing Hurdles From State
    DENVER (CBS4) – Over the three-day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, nearly 180,000 vehicles were expected to travel through the Eisenhower and Johnson Memorial Tunnels. But some app developers are saying the state is stunting their ability to help connect skiers and get cars off the I-70 corridor.
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    “I’ve spent my fair share of hours on I-70, and it gives you time to think. Myself and my co-founder, we are software people. We try and solve problems with software,
  • Family Attorney For Marvin Booker Not Surprised By Deputy’s Misconduct

    Family Attorney For Marvin Booker Not Surprised By Deputy’s Misconduct
    DENVER (CBS4) – Prosecutors involved in the 2010 excessive force killing of Marvin Booker are reacting to the latest incident involving Denver Sheriff’s Deputy James Grimes. He was charged with speeding 100+ mph in a prison transport van.
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    Grimes, one of the five Denver deputies involved in killing Booker, was ordered to pay restitution. In 2014, a federal judge awarded the Booker family $4.56 million.
    One of Booker’s family’s attorneys, Mari Newman, believes
  • Stock Show Celebrates Black Cowboys On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Stock Show Celebrates Black Cowboys On Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    DENVER (CBS4) — The National Western Stock Show was seen marching down Colfax Avenue Monday morning, but its celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life ended across town. Black cowboys and cowgirls filled the Denver Coliseum for the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo — a tribute to African American history in the West.
    CBS4’s Tori Mason talks with Brian White at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. (credit: CBS)
    “I hear black people say ‘We see this stuff o
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  • ProRodeo Stars Compete In 46th Annual Cowboy Downhill At Steamboat Resort

    ProRodeo Stars Compete In 46th Annual Cowboy Downhill At Steamboat Resort
    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The 46th annual Cowboy Downhill at Steamboat Resort featured plenty of great wipe outs, smiles and spectacular jumps. On Monday more than 100 professional rodeo cowboys showed off their skills on skis.
    46th annual Cowboy Downhill at Steamboat Resort. (credit: Elliot Lawrence)
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    Sponsored by Bud Light, the Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
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    The eve
  • Avs Head To All-Star Break On Winning Streak, MacKinnon Hits 30-Goal Mark

    Avs Head To All-Star Break On Winning Streak, MacKinnon Hits 30-Goal Mark
    DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon doesn’t have to dig too deep to find a reason why he scores so much.
    “I shoot a lot of pucks,” the Colorado All-Star forward said.
    Shoot, it’s really not that easy.
    MacKinnon scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark for a third straight season and the Avalanche beat the reeling Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Monday.
    The speedy forward joined Hall of Famer Joe Sakic as the only Avalanche players to record three straight seasons with at least 30
  • Colorado’s Gardner & Bennet Promise Fairness In Impeachment Trial

    Colorado’s Gardner & Bennet Promise Fairness In Impeachment Trial
    DENVER (CBS4) – President Trump’s impeachment trial gets underway Tuesday. Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says he will not prejudge the case despite pressure from Democrats and Republicans.
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    All senators took an oath to remain impartial, but many have already weighed in on the President’s guilt or innocence. Gardner says he wants to hear from both sides first.
    “Everybody wants to know exactly where we are, and how I’m going to vote, and how this
  • Denver Rescue Mission Meeting Basic Needs Of The Homeless

    Denver Rescue Mission Meeting Basic Needs Of The Homeless
    DENVER (CBS4) – Nearly 6,000 people are experiencing homelessness in the Denver Metro Area, CBS4 has partnered with the Denver Rescue Mission to Spread the Warmth this winter.
    “I know that if something were to happen to me, I have a lot of safety nets that can catch me. And some people don’t have those safety nets, and so Denver Rescue Mission is a safety net for some of those people,” said Deb Butte, Director of Diversion and Intake.
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    The Denver Rescue Missio
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  • Denver Man Who Marched With Martin Luther King, Jr. In Alabama Honored In Denver

    Denver Man Who Marched With Martin Luther King, Jr. In Alabama Honored In Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) — The year was 1965. Thousands marched from Selma to Montgomery Alabama for civil rights. Among them was Shelly Steinhauser from Denver.
    “The hate stares were something I had never had experienced before,” he told CBS4’s Rick Sallinger. Steinhauser finally made it to the capitol in Montgomery with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    It was just days earlier the infamous scene took place at the Pettus bridge in Selma, with demonstrators physica
  • ‘Picking The Wrong Target’: Lasers Causing Major Risk To Colorado Pilots

    ‘Picking The Wrong Target’: Lasers Causing Major Risk To Colorado Pilots
    (CBS4) – When the sun goes down, the lasers come out across Colorado. It has first responders feeling like they have a target on their cockpits.
    Flight for Life crews say helicopters are being hit by lasers from the ground almost every night flight across Colorado. They say it has got to stop.
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    “We are being tagged by lasers on virtually every leg of a flight after dark,” Kathleen Mayer, program director Flight for Life, told CBS4 Monday.
    The scary reality the
  • Best In State: Jana Van Gytenbeek Talks State Titles & Stanford

    Best In State: Jana Van Gytenbeek Talks State Titles & Stanford
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Jana Van Gytenbeek is the reigning Class 5A Player of the Year – and that’s just the one honor in a long list of accolades for the senior point guard at Cherry Creek High School.
    Jana Van Gytenbeek (credit: CBS)
    In the 2019 5A State Championship Game, Van Gytenbeek hit a floating bank shot in the final seconds of the game to break a tie with the heavily-favored Grandview Wolves. The shot helped lift Creek to its first ever girls basketball stat
  • ‘Please Don’t Do This!’: Photographer Catches Woman Trying To Pet, Feed Elk

    ‘Please Don’t Do This!’: Photographer Catches Woman Trying To Pet, Feed Elk
    ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman faces some criticism after she was caught trying to pet wild elk in Estes Park from her car. A professional photographer in the area, Tiffany Steiner, witnessed the woman also try to feed the animal.
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    “Please don’t do this! Elk are still wild animals and can become aggressive even when the rut is over. She is really doing a disservice to the animals!” Steiner wrote on social media.
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  • Firefighters Rescue Pup From Storm Drain In Castle Rock

    Firefighters Rescue Pup From Storm Drain In Castle Rock
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) — Firefighters in Castle Rock came to the rescue of a small dog who got trapped in a storm drain Monday.
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    “The confined space was air tested for safety,” officials said on Facebook.
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    “She was retrieved by firefighters without injury,” officials stated.
    Officials didn’t say how the small dog ended up in the storm drain, but it certainly looked relieved to be back above ground with its
  • Deputy James Grimes Charged With Speeding at 100+ mph In Prison Transport Van

    Deputy James Grimes Charged With Speeding at 100+ mph In Prison Transport Van
    DENVER (CBS4) – A deputy with the Denver Sheriff’s Department is accused of aggressive driving after he was caught speeding on Interstate 25 near Monument, through the South Gap Project. Colorado State Patrol responded on Jan. 16.
    Witnesses reported two northbound vehicles, a red Chevrolet truck and a silver van, apparently racing and weaving in and out of traffic.
    Aircraft pilots with CSP found the vehicles and tracked them until state police caught them on the ground.
    The sher
  • Denver Zoo Raises $55,000 For Australia Bushfire Relief Efforts

    Denver Zoo Raises $55,000 For Australia Bushfire Relief Efforts
    DENVER (CBS4) – Ten days after the Denver Zoo pledged to help wildlife rescue efforts in Australia, the zoo announced it raised $55,000 for the cause. Across Australia, deadly bushfires have killed dozens of people as well as an estimated one billion animals.(credit: CBS)The Denver Zoo is contributing $10,000 to wildfire relief efforts. The rest of the donations were made to the zoo’s Field Conservation Fund.Deadly bushfires in Australia have destroyed millions of acres of
  • Denver Deputy James Grimes Charged With Speeding In Prison Transport Van

    Denver Deputy James Grimes Charged With Speeding In Prison Transport Van
    DENVER (CBS4) – A deputy with the Denver Sheriff’s Department is accused of aggressive driving after he was caught speeding on Interstate 25 near Monument, through the South Gap Project. Colorado State Patrol responded on Jan. 16.
    Witnesses reported two northbound vehicles, a red Chevrolet truck and a silver van, apparently racing and weaving in and out of traffic.
    Aircraft pilots with CSP found the vehicles and tracked them until state police caught them on the ground.
    The sher
  • Most Students To Return To Swansea Elementary School After Electrical Fire

    Most Students To Return To Swansea Elementary School After Electrical Fire
    DENVER (CBS4) — Most students will return to Swansea Elementary School in Denver on Tuesday, after an electrical fire last week caused some damage that needed to be fixed in the school.
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    That fire happened Wednesday morning, prompting classes to be cancelled at the school the rest of the week. Students already had Monday off for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
    On Sunday, a Denver Public Schools spokesperson told CBS4 that 1st graders through 5th graders would resume class
  • Jeffco Sheriff: Early Jail Release ‘Undermines The Authority’

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office planned to release 21 inmates early due to budget concerns on Sunday. The early releases are part of a jail population management plan which went into effect on Jan. 1 of this year.
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    Officials says $5.5 million in budget cuts prompted the plan. The sheriff’s office also closed a floor of the jail to reduce staffing levels, as part of the directive.
    The jail also now has a 1,148 be
  • Mountain Lion Hunting Will Be Allowed In New Area Near Aspen

    Mountain Lion Hunting Will Be Allowed In New Area Near Aspen
    ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials voted to open a small triangle of land above Aspen for mountain lion hunting. The Aspen Journal reports this expansion is meant to keep the cats away from towns.
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    In the Roaring Fork River Valley there are currently four hunting units. Now that all four allow hunting, the combined quota will be up to seven lions.
    This will take affect next season, which is between November to the end of March.
  • Denver Zoo Welcomes Baby Humboldt Penguin

    Denver Zoo Welcomes Baby Humboldt Penguin
    DENVER (CBS4) — There is a new little ball of fluff at the Denver Zoo — and it is a Humboldt penguin, born to parents Alex and Besos!“Recently, Alex and Besos, two of our Humboldt penguins welcomed a new chick into the world,” zoo officials announced. Officials say penguins pair for life.
    “You might not know this, but we use synthetic nesting materials to mimic the type of spaces penguins seek out in the wild for rearing their own chicks, with the added bonus of mak
  • Colorado Poor People’s Campaign And Black Lives Matter 5280 Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

    Colorado Poor People’s Campaign And Black Lives Matter 5280 Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy
    DENVER (CBS4) — Thousands attended Denver’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Marade Monday, but two organizations encouraged people to shift their attention to another gathering. Colorado Poor People’s Campaign and Black Lives Matter 5280 honored King’s legacy during a separate event before the Marade.
    “Let’s bring the MLK back into the Marade,” said Dr. Apryl Alexander, a member of BLM 5280. “People come together to just congregate and think about hi
  • Skier From Massachusetts Dies After Hitting Trees At Winter Park Resort

    Skier From Massachusetts Dies After Hitting Trees At Winter Park Resort
    WINTER PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Winter Park Ski Patrol says a 25-year-old skier from Massachusetts died Saturday after skiing into a wooded area near a run. They say Francis Ermilio was reported missing at around 4:45 p.m.
    Winter Park (credit: CBS)
    Resort officials say Ermilio had reportedly been skiing with friends, but they became separated near the the Whistle Stop and Dormouse runs at about 4:20 pm. His friends waited for him at the Resort Base, and then notified Winter Park Ski Patro
  • Tomas Medina And Teen Suspect Arrested After Windows Shot Out Of More Than 100 Vehicles In Commerce City

    Tomas Medina And Teen Suspect Arrested After Windows Shot Out Of More Than 100 Vehicles In Commerce City
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – This weekend more than 100 vehicles were discovered with their windows shot out in Commerce City. Officers arrested Tomas Medina, 21, and a 15-year-old suspect.
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    Patrol Officers began receiving calls around 7 a.m. Saturday. Investigators said the crimes happened sometime overnight Friday into Saturday. As officers were responding to the calls, numerous additional victims began calling in.
    “It’s kind of messed up, you know?” s
  • Study: Denver Among Top 5 Cities In America To Recover From Divorce

    Study: Denver Among Top 5 Cities In America To Recover From Divorce
    (CBS4) — Results of a study released Monday by LendingTree.com rank Denver as one of the best areas in the country to financially recover from divorce.
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    The study analyzed census data to rate how divorced residents between 35 and 64 years of age were fairing in the 50 largest metropolitan cities.
    The results imply that divorcees’ financial health plays a role in their emotional health, and improves their prospects for dating and new marriages.
    Denver tied
  • Aurora Police Investigating Homicide At Cambrian Apartments Near Iliff And Chambers

    Aurora Police Investigating Homicide At Cambrian Apartments Near Iliff And Chambers
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police are investigating a homicide at the Cambrian Apartments, in the 15600 block of East Caspian Circle, near East Iliff Avenue and South Chambers Road. Police say they got a report of shots fired at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday and found a man with a possible gunshot wound.
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    “Life saving measures were performed and he was transported to a local hospital where sadly he succumbed to his wounds,” investigators stated.
    The official cause of
  • Denver Honors Legacy Of Martin Luther King, Jr. With 35th Annual ‘Marade’

    Denver Honors Legacy Of Martin Luther King, Jr. With 35th Annual ‘Marade’
    DENVER (CBS4)– Tens of thousands of Coloradans are expected to march through Denver Monday morning to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the 35th annual Marade. It’s one of the largest celebrations in the nation.
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    Dr. King was an equal rights activist and Christian minister who had a dream of an America without discrimination and segregation. He led the civil rights movement from 1955, up until his assassination in Memphis in 1968 when he was 39 years old.
    This ye
  • Aurora Police Investigating Homicide Near Iliff And Chambers

    Aurora Police Investigating Homicide Near Iliff And Chambers
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police are investigating a homicide in the 15600 block of East Caspian Circle, near East Iliff Avenue and South Chambers Road. Police say they got a report of shots fired at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday and found a man with a possible gunshot wound.
    “Life saving measures were performed and he was transported to a local hospital where sadly he succumbed to his wounds,” investigators stated.
    The official cause of death will be determined by the Arapa
  • Deadly Shooting: 1 Man Killed, 1 Man Hurt At Park 88 Apartments In Thornton

    Deadly Shooting: 1 Man Killed, 1 Man Hurt At Park 88 Apartments In Thornton
    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) — One man was killed and another man was injured at an apartment complex in Thornton early Monday morning. Thornton police say a man was shot at Park 88 Apartments at 101 E. 88th Avenue. Thornton police tweeted about the shooting and assault just after 2 a.m.
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    Police said both men were taken to a hospital but one of the men later died.
    “No motive or suspect information developed at this time,” police tweeted.
    Anyone with information is asked
  • Colorado Weather: After A Sunny MLK Weekend, Snow Returns To The Mountains On Tuesday

    Colorado Weather: After A Sunny MLK Weekend, Snow Returns To The Mountains On Tuesday
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s weather will be mostly sunny and dry statewide for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Temperatures will also be somewhat warmer in many areas including the Denver metro area where highs will reach the lower 50s.
    For the 35th Annual Marade (march and parade) starting at City Park Monday morning, temperatures will start in the 30s and finish in the 40s. Skies will be almost crystal clear.
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    Elsewhere temperatures will reach the 30s and 40s for most mount
  • ‘Disappointing Loss’: Sabonis Leads Visiting Pacers Past Nuggets

    ‘Disappointing Loss’: Sabonis Leads Visiting Pacers Past Nuggets
    DENVER (AP) — Despite playing from behind for most of their game against the Denver Nuggets, Domantas Sabonis never felt the Indiana Pacers were out of it.
    Sabonis had 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Pacers rallied late to beat the Nuggets 115-107 on Sunday night.
    “I just felt like we were always right there, down 5-6 points all game,” Sabonis said. “I felt li

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