• Evans School Gets Big Donation: Musical Instruments For Students

    Evans School Gets Big Donation: Musical Instruments For Students
    EVANS, Colo. (CBS4) – Thousands of students in Weld County will be exposed to greater music education thanks to donors from around the country. As part of the Take Note Colorado initiative, donors are working to give access to musical instruments to every student in the state.
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    The Newport Festivals Foundation, KEEN Footwear and more teamed up with singer Nathaniel Rateliff to provide $20,000 worth of new music instruments to Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School in Evans. Students
  • Backcountry Ski Operation To Offer New Experiences For Coloradans

    Backcountry Ski Operation To Offer New Experiences For Coloradans
    KREMMLING, Colo. (CBS4) – A first of its kind, “human-powered” backcountry ski operation, announced Monday it is opening for its first official season Feb 15. Two Colorado men behind the operation have have been snowboarding and skiing in the backcountry their entire lives.
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    “It’s hard to learn to backcountry ski. There’s a bunch of gear you have to figure out. You have to travel in the mountains in the winter and then you’ve got avalanches
  • Mayor Hancock Answers Youth Gun Violence Questions On Community Call

    Mayor Hancock Answers Youth Gun Violence Questions On Community Call
    DENVER (CBS4) – From Montbello to the city’s west side, 2020 is off to an unsettling start in Denver as youth gun violence is on the rise.
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    “One of the startling facts is that we’re seeing a trend that these types of incidents are involving younger kids,” Mayor Michael Hancock said. “Typically it is 18 to 14 year olds, but recently we’re seeing 12 to 17 year olds who are most prevalent in gun violence in our community.”
    In an effort to
  • Jefferson County Taking ‘Strategic’ Approach To End Homelessness

    Jefferson County Taking ‘Strategic’ Approach To End Homelessness
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – As volunteers span out across Colorado for the annual Point In Time homeless survey, Jefferson County is more prepared than ever before. It’s thanks to better cooperation and communication among governments, nonprofits and the community.
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    “We’ve noticed that homelessness has really increased in the last couple of years so we really wanted to take an intentional proactive approach,” said Kelli Barker, the Jefferson County
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  • DraftKings Partners With Twin River To Bring Sports Betting To Colorado

    DraftKings Partners With Twin River To Bring Sports Betting To Colorado
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. (CBS4) – DraftKings announced a new partnership Monday with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. to bring its Sportsbook product to Colorado casinos. The new market access deal is subject to the adoption of applicable regulations and the necessary gaming licenses.
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    May 1 is the target date for legalized sports betting to begin in Colorado. The state Division of Gaming has approved key rules for licensing and will conduct investigations of the applicants.
    The D
  • ‘Completely Humiliated’: Woman Almost Barred From Flight Because Of Her Shirt

    ‘Completely Humiliated’: Woman Almost Barred From Flight Because Of Her Shirt
    DENVER (CBS4) – A woman says what she was wearing almost got her booted off a flight, despite there being no strict dress code for paying customers. Andrea Worldwide tells CBS4 she is a United Airlines platinum member because of how often she flies with the company, but what happened to her has her rethinking things.
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    She’s hoping for an explanation or apology before she comes back to Denver International Airport for another United flight in a few weeks.
    Wor
  • ‘People Are Stocking Up’: Denver Smoke Shop Lowers Prices Ahead Of FDA Ban

    ‘People Are Stocking Up’: Denver Smoke Shop Lowers Prices Ahead Of FDA Ban
    DENVER (CBS4) — Smoke shops are scrambling to sell their remaining fruit flavored e-cigarette cartridges. The Food and Drug Administration will begin enforcing the ban at the end of January.
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    The ban does not apply to menthol and tobacco-flavored products, varieties less appealing to youth. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports 27 percent of Colorado high school students said that they had vaped in a recent one month period.
    “The most popular f
  • State Lawmakers Take Up Death Penalty Repeat Again – This Time They Could Succeed

    State Lawmakers Take Up Death Penalty Repeat Again – This Time They Could Succeed
    DENVER (CBS4) –  In 1859, Colorado carried out its first execution. In 2020, the state legislature is poised to repeal the death penalty.
    Opponents of capitol punishment have introduced six bills in 12 years, but this year they say they have the votes – on both sides of the aisle – to pass a bill abolishing it.
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    Family members of two law enforcement officers were among those who testified at the bill’s first hearing. Jim Gumm says his son would have
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  • State Lawmakers Take Up Death Penalty Repeal Again – This Time They Could Succeed

    State Lawmakers Take Up Death Penalty Repeal Again – This Time They Could Succeed
    DENVER (CBS4) –  In 1859, Colorado carried out its first execution. In 2020, the state legislature is poised to repeal the death penalty.
    Opponents of capitol punishment have introduced six bills in 12 years, but this year they say they have the votes – on both sides of the aisle – to pass a bill abolishing it.
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    Family members of two law enforcement officers were among those who testified at the bill’s first hearing. Jim Gumm says his son would have
  • Study: Colorado 21st Most Dangerous State In U.S.

    Study: Colorado 21st Most Dangerous State In U.S.
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado was recently ranked the 21st most dangerous state in the U.S. in a report by LawnStarter. Using FBI statistics, LawnStarter came up with a “Danger Index” to rank states and the District of Columbia for the likelihood of crime.
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    Alaska was ranked the most dangerous state and New Hampshire was ranked the safest state. LawnStarter used FBI statistics on arson, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape a
  • Potential Short Term Rental Tax Could Be ‘Devastating’ In Summit County

    Potential Short Term Rental Tax Could Be ‘Devastating’ In Summit County
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – State lawmakers will decide if short term rentals across Colorado are taxed as commercial property rather than residential. Resort communities in Summit County say bumping the tax rate up to 29% from 7.96% will devastate local real estate markets.
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    The thought behind this major change to short term rentals is to help with the housing crisis. Many believe rental companies like AirBnB have only made it worse.
    The effects could leave places like Summ
  • Despite Lack Of Snow This Month, CDOT Has Used 60% Of Its Snow Removal Budget

    Despite Lack Of Snow This Month, CDOT Has Used 60% Of Its Snow Removal Budget
    DENVER (CBS4)– Despite the lack of measurable snow in the Denver metro area for January, the Colorado Department of Transportation has gone through 60% of its statewide budget for the year. That includes snow removal and avalanche control.
    Interstate 70 snow on Dec. 13, 2019. (credit: CBS)
    RELATED: Lack Of Snow In Denver Metro Area Impacts Snow Removal Businesses
    Even though the Denver metro area hasn’t seen much snow since Christmas, the mountains have gotten a lot of snow!
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  • Committee Hears Bill To Allow Human Composting

    DENVER (CBS4) – A bill in the Colorado State Legislature was heard by the House Energy and Environment Committee on Monday. It would allow human remains to be composted into soil.
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    Right now, nearly 80% of Coloradans choose to be cremated after death. That releases an estimated 573 tons of carbon dioxide per person, officials say.
    CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd spoke with a Washington-based company that is offering this service.
    Natural reduction, they say,&nb
  • Lack Of Snow In Denver Metro Area Impacts Snow Removal Businesses

    Lack Of Snow In Denver Metro Area Impacts Snow Removal Businesses
    DENVER (CBS4)– It’s been one month since measurable snow was recorded in the Denver metro area, and local snow removal companies are feeling the impact. The lack of snow in January is not typical for Colorado.
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    “It’s been around 30 some days now that we had snow, so it’s kind of hurting our business a little bit,” explained Greg Alarid, the owner of 1st Class Home Services.
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    Alarid and his son have been providing services like landsca
  • 10,000-Pound Boulder Blocks Highway 145 In San Miguel County

    10,000-Pound Boulder Blocks Highway 145 In San Miguel County
    SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A large boulder the size of a small car fell onto Highway 145 outside Telluride in San Miguel County on Monday. The boulder fell onto the eastbound lanes at Silverpick Road.The boulder that fell onto Highway 145 at Silverpick Rd outside Telluride was approximately 4ftx4ftx4ft (64 cubic ft) and weighed about 10,000lbs. No injuries or vehicle damage.Eastbound lane blocked for about 30 mins until a snow plow was able to move the boulder off highway. pic.twitte
  • Colorado Senate Committee Hears 2 Bills On Alcohol Sales & Retail

    Colorado Senate Committee Hears 2 Bills On Alcohol Sales & Retail
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado lawmakers met on Monday to work on two new rules regarding alcohol; Senate Bill 20-032 would lower the age limit of people who can sell alcohol to 18, the other would increase the penalty for businesses that break the law related to alcohol sales.
    Both bills were heard in the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee on Monday.
    Businesses that break the law are fined as much as $5,000. The new bill, Senate Bill 20-110, would increase that to $100,000.
  • Tundra The Grizzly Bear Says It’s Time To Put Away Your Holiday Decor

    Tundra The Grizzly Bear Says It’s Time To Put Away Your Holiday Decor
    DENVER (CBS4)– Tundra the grizzly bear is sending a clear message– now that the National Western Stock Show is over, it’s time to take those holiday decorations down. She even took it upon herself to remove the decor from her exhibit.
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    Tundra can be seen taking down the Christmas decorations, including a wall of red and green garland and stockings.
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    Then she put them in a pile and put them away in her den, for storage, of course!
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  • No, A Demon Did Not Bid $666 On ‘The Price Is Right’

    No, A Demon Did Not Bid $666 On ‘The Price Is Right’
    (CBS4) — It sparked a flurry of tweets and posts on Facebook — it appeared that a contestant dressed a black demon bid $666 on ‘The Price Is Right.’
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    It was actually part of an advertisement for the CBS show ‘Evil’ that aired during a commercial break in ‘The Price Is Right.’ You can watch it in the video player above.
    The ad, which aired right after a traditional commercial for ‘Evil’, shows Drew Carey and several contesta
  • Boulder Husband & Wife Awarded Prestigious Physics Award

    Boulder Husband & Wife Awarded Prestigious Physics Award
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A pair of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder won a prestigious award in the science world. Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane, a husband and wife team, will receive the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics.
    Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane (credit: Glenn Asakawa, CU Boulder)
    The couple work in a joint research institute between CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. They are professors in the Department of Physics.
    The
  • Officials: Mother & Young Son Found Dead In Rocky Mountain National Park

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Rocky Mountain National Park officials say a 24-year-old mother and her 17-month-old son were found dead on the Beaver Meadow Trail. Rangers found the bodies of Tristen Watson and Christopher Watson on Thursday afternoon.
    Park rangers say they were notified of a suicidal person in a vehicle near Upper Beaver Meadows Road.
    Further details about the deaths were not released. The National Park Service is investigating.
  • NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Players The Experts Have The Denver Broncos Taking After The Senior Bowl

    NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Players The Experts Have The Denver Broncos Taking After The Senior Bowl
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– With the Senior Bowl in the books, many of the top prospects have either seen their draft stock improve or fall. So, how does the Senior Bowl affect the way the experts believe the Denver Broncos will pick in the first round?
    Here are the projections from CBS Sports, NFL.com and ESPN:
    K’Lavon Chaisson – 6-4, 250 lbs., Sophomore – Outside Linebacker – LSU
    Stats: 34 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble
    CBS Sports Prospect
  • Xiaoli Gao, Zhong Wei Zhang Charged In Denver Human Trafficking Case

    Xiaoli Gao, Zhong Wei Zhang Charged In Denver Human Trafficking Case
    DENVER (CBS4) – Prosecutors in Denver used a new tactic to fight human trafficking. They filed financial crimes charges against alleged trafficking ring operators.
    The ring involved different massage parlors in the Denver metro area, officials say.
    Xiaoli Gao (credit: Denver)
    Two people, Xiaoli Gao, 51, and Zhong Wei Zhang, 49, face charges of filing a false tax return as part of a grand jury indictment for allegedly profiting from the trafficking of humans. They also face charges of
  • Juvenile Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Diego Marquez

    Juvenile Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Diego Marquez
    DENVER (CBS4) — A juvenile suspect has been arrested in the deadly shooting of 17-year-old Diego Marquez last September.
    Diego Marquez was killed Saturday, Sept. 21 at Green Valley West Ranch Park in Denver (credit: Denver Police)
    Marquez was found shot dead on Sept. 21, at East 45th Avenue and Argonne Street in Green Valley West Ranch Park.
    Denver Police investigate a homicide at Green Valley Ranch West Park. (credit: CBS)
    Denver Police says there was a call overnight of shots fired. Offi
  • Boulder Blocks Highway 145 In San Miguel County

    Boulder Blocks Highway 145 In San Miguel County
    SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A large boulder the size of a small car fell onto Highway 145 in San Miguel County on Monday. The boulder fell onto the eastbound lanes at Silverpick Road.Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area. pic.twitter.com/EVMmDf0IJu
    — San Miguel Sheriff (@SheriffAlert) January 27, 2020Emergency vehicles were able to clear t
  • Patrick Frazee’s Attorneys File Notice To Appeal Life Sentence In Kelsey Berreth Murder

    Patrick Frazee’s Attorneys File Notice To Appeal Life Sentence In Kelsey Berreth Murder
    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Patrick Frazee‘s attorneys have filed a notice to appeal his sentence in the murder of Kelsey Berreth, court records show. Frazee was convicted Frazee was convicted of first-degree murder, three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body.
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    Frazee was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 156 years.
    Prosecutors believe Berreth was murdered in her Woodland Park hom
  • Patrick Frazee’s Attorneys File Notice To Appeal Conviction In Kelsey Berreth Murder

    Patrick Frazee’s Attorneys File Notice To Appeal Conviction In Kelsey Berreth Murder
    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Patrick Frazee‘s attorneys have filed a notice to appeal his conviction in the murder of Kelsey Berreth, court records show. Frazee was convicted Frazee of first-degree murder, three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body.
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    Frazee was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 156 years.
    Prosecutors believe Berreth was murdered in her Woodland Park home in Colorad
  • WATCH: 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Wrapped Up In 66 Seconds

    WATCH: 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Wrapped Up In 66 Seconds
    The 2020 GRAMMY Awards saw more than a few historic moments that will stay with fans and entertainers a like for years to come. The ceremony kicked off with two-time host Alicia Keys addressing the tragic passing earlier in the day of Los Angeles icon Kobe Bryant to the crowd gathered in attendance at the very arena he called home. Later in the evening there would be a moving tribute to both Bryant and late rapper California rapper Nipsey Hussle in addition to a tribute to Prince performed by Us
  • Super Bowl Uniforms: Why Chiefs’ Decision In Historic Red vs. Red Matchup Matters

    Super Bowl Uniforms: Why Chiefs’ Decision In Historic Red vs. Red Matchup Matters
    For the first time in the history of the Super Bowl, Sunday's meeting between the Chiefs and 49ers pits two teams with red as their primary color. Read more on CBSSports.com.
  • Randy Bishop Arrested In Shooting Of Colorado Springs Police Officer Beau Becker

    Randy Bishop Arrested In Shooting Of Colorado Springs Police Officer Beau Becker
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — The man accused of shooting at a Colorado Springs officer earlier this month has been arrested. Colorado Springs police caught 35-year-old Randy Bishop Sunday afternoon.
    Randy Bishop (credit: El Paso County)
    Bishop is suspected of shooting Colorado Springs Police Officer Beau Becker on Jan. 13, after a traffic stop near Galley Road and Arrawanna Street. Officer Becker was injured in the shooting but has been released from the hospital.
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    Investi
  • Point-In-Time Homelessness Survey Set For Sundown Monday

    Point-In-Time Homelessness Survey Set For Sundown Monday
    DENVER (CBS4)– The number of those experiencing homeless in the Denver metro area will be better estimated after Monday night. At sundown on Monday, the Point-in Time homelessness survey will begin.
    The Point-in-Time survey is conducted annually to take a snapshot of the homeless population in and around the Denver Metro Area.
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    During the night, trained volunteers and staff with Metro Denver Homeless Initiative conduct interviews using a standardized survey.
    The survey is requ

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