• Extreme Colorado Avalanches From March Still Under Review

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Researchers continue to study a series of destructive avalanches in Colorado last winter. Some of the avalanches from March 1-14 caused unprecedented damage, destroying a home and a mining structure dating to 1881.
    (credit: CBS)
    Brian Lazar with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center told an audience in Carbondale on Wednesday nobody alive had seen avalanches that severe in Colorado.
    The center recorded nearly 1,000 avalanches but Lazar suspects the real number
  • Search Continues For Driver Who Crashed Into Gas Pump Near Park Meadows Mall

    LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue cleaned up a mess after a driver crashed into a gas pump near Park Meadows Mall. The driver took off after the crash. (credit: South Metro Fire)
    The crash happened at the 7-Eleven at Park Meadows Drive and Yosemite.Gas poured out of the pump before the clerk could shut it off. (credit: South Metro Fire)
    Crews put down sand to soak up the gas.A description of the driver has not been released.
  • Male Birth Control That’s Injected Into Groin Could Be Available In Six Months

    (CBS Local) — An injectable male contraceptive which lasts approximately 13 years has successfully completed a clinical trial and could be available to the public within the next seven months, scientists in India say.
    The new birth control method involves injecting a polymer, made of a compound called Styrene Maleic Anhydride, into the vas deferens, effectively blocking sperm from leaving the testicles.
    “The trials are over, including extended, phase 3 clinical trials for which 303 c
  • London Fletcher: ‘Running Game Gives Broncos Best Chance Against Bills’

    Buffalo, NY (CBS 4)- The Broncos long-shot hopes of a playoff berth were all but finished by Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. For Vic Fangio’s squad, the game followed an eerily familiar script that has played out all season. Get out to a lead, lose steam on offense, and consequently, lose the game once the defense appears too tired to slow the opposing offense. Rinse, lather, repeat.
    In their seven losses this season, the Broncos have held a second-half lead in four of
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  • Denver Holiday Fun: Final Testing Being Done On Tree With 60,000 Strands Of Lights

    It’s beginning to look more like the holidays around the Denver area, and this year a new free attraction will help to light up the city as part of the Mile High Holidays campaign.
  • STEM School Shooting Suspect Alec McKinney’s Mom, Morgan McKinney, Testifies

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The third day of proceedings in a preliminary hearing for Alec McKinney, 16, one of two suspects in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, began Wednesday. Kendrick Castillo, 18, a senior at the school, was killed, and eight others were injured.
    Alec McKinney (credit: Instagram)
    A Douglas County District Court judge has already ruled there is sufficient evidence for the case to move forward to trial, but now McKinney’s defense is calling wi
  • Oprah, Gayle King Coming To Denver For Weight Watchers Reimagined Tour

    DENVER (CBS4) – Oprah is coming to Denver to talk about the Weight Watchers journey, and she’s bringing some famous friends with her. Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning, will host the conversation, and Julienne Hough will join as well.
    The tour aims to “make 2020 a year of renewal” through goal workshops, dance and movement classes, and motivational speakers.
    Oprah, King, and Hough will all appear at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, March 3rd, 2020. Tickets are on sale
  • Bah Humbug! Nationwide Christmas Tree Shortage Could Spike Prices

    OREGON CITY, Ore. (CBS Local) — If you had a tough time finding a bargain on a Christmas tree last year, the experts say prepare to work even harder this holiday season.
    Christmas tree prices are expected to go up as supplies tighten.
    In fact, some longtime Christmas tree farms in Oregon have shut down due to a shortage of fully grown trees.
    For the first time in 27 years, the historic Kirchem Farm in Oregon City will not be selling Christmas trees at all this year.
    “I’m sorry
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  • Families Celebrate Arapahoe County Adoption Day

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– Wednesday is a special day for many families in Colorado. Thirty children in Arapahoe County will be adopted into families.(credit: Urban Romeo Photography)
    This year, Arapahoe County will finalize 100 adoptions for children ranging in age from one to 15. (credit: Urban Romeo Photography)
    There are 1,100 children needing foster families in Arapahoe and Jefferson counties with many of them teenagers.
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife Conduct Annual Fish Survey

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatics unit personnel and volunteers are in the water at Waterton Canyon for the annual fish survey this week. The reason is to get a better snapshot of the fish population in Colorado. (credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
    Volunteers catch trout and other fish, study them, and release those fish back into the water of the South Platte River. CPW​ conducts hundreds of lakes and streams surveys each year.(credit: Colorado
  • Beaver Creek Moves Up Opening Day To Saturday

    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Beaver Creek is moving up its opening day thanks to fresh snow. The ski resort had scheduled its opening day for the day before Thanksgiving. (credit: Beaver Creek)
    Now, Beaver Creek will open on Saturday. The gondolas will begin running at 9 a.m. on Nov. 23.(credit: Beaver Creek)
    Beaver Creek joins several other ski areas in Colorado that have already opened for the season, including A-Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Steamboat that celebrated its earl
  • ‘Transgender Day Of Remembrance’ Designed With Goals Of Tolerance, Acceptance

    DENVER (CBS4) – The community is coming together to honor the lives of those lost to hateful violence, as part of the “Transgender Day of Remembrance.” This year, 22 transgender individuals have been killed across the U.S.Colorado advocate Andrew Miller says that number is far too high; one life lost is one too many. So, he felt compelled to bring the event to Denver Health for the first time this year.
    Miller, who is the lead trainer for the LGTBQ Center of Excellence, says th
  • HomeAdvisor Plans To Close Customer Service Center In Colorado Springs

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – HomeAdvisor has announced plans to close its Colorado Springs customer service center by year’s end and lay off all 229 employees. The Gazette reported Tuesday that the company that connects homeowners with home improvement contractors will consolidate the Colorado Springs operation with its Golden and Denver offices.
    The company opened the Colorado Springs center in April 2015.
    HomeAdvisor says those being laid-off include sales consultants, project ad
  • Andre Burakovsky Gets Promoted To Top Line, Scores Twice In Avalanche’s 3-2 Win In Calgary

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andre Burakovsky got promoted to Colorado’s top line Tuesday night and took full advantage.
    Playing with Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi, the Austrian forward scored twice to lead the Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Calgary Flames.
    “Sometimes that just happens. Every shot you have goes in somehow,” said the 24-year-old Burakovsky, who has netted five of his 10 goals this season in the last three games. “I’ve been playin
  • Next Year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Will Come From Colorado

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from western Colorado. U.S. Forest Service officials said this week a tree will be cut from Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre or Gunnison national forest to adorn the Capitol building’s West Lawn in 2020.
    Spokeswoman Kim Phillips told The Daily Sentinel that a formal announcement will be made Friday, and she declined to provide further details.
    Each year, a national forest is chosen to provide a tree for the C
  • LIST: Nominees Announced For The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards On CBS

    The 2020 GRAMMY Awards are coming to CBS on January 26th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California at 8:00 PM ET. Earlier today nominees for the award’s 62nd annual affair were released and feature a who’s who of music biggest performers from Ariana Grande to Lil Nas X to Dolly Parton.
    Check out the list of nominees below and be sure to tune in on January 26th to see who will be taking home to the hardware at Music’s Biggest Night, only on CBS. Check your local listing
  • Mysterious Comet May Produce Rare ‘Unicorn Meteor Shower’ Thursday Night

    (CBS Local) — Stargazers are eagerly anticipating an intense “unicorn” meteor storm that scientists say could appear in the night sky late Thursday evening.
    There is a “good chance” to see the first alpha Monocerotids meteor storm since 1995, when there were about 400 meteors per hour, according to meteor scientists Esko Lyytinen and Peter Jenniskens.
    The alpha Monocerotids are active every year around November 21 to 23, producing around 10 meteors per hour each nig
  • Denver Weather: Rain This Afternoon, Snow This Evening

    DENVER (CBS4) – A storm moving into Colorado on Wednesday will spread rain and then snow over the Front Range. Accumulation is expected to be minor in the metro area while some mountain areas will be measuring snow in feet!
    Wednesday’s storm is coming from Arizona where flooding rains are expected in the Phoenix area. Moisture will be somewhat less in Colorado particularly for areas east of the Continental Divide like the Denver metro area.
    As the storm system approaches from the sou
  • Step Up Your Exercise Routine At One Of These Aurora Fitness Businesses

    (HOODLINE) – In search of a new favorite fitness outlet? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most exceptional gyms around Aurora, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re in the mood for a quality workout.People in the Aurora area historically spend more in fall at health and beauty businesses than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of 
  • Tree With 60,000 Strands Of Lights To Be A Centerpiece Of Denver Mile High Holidays

    DENVER (CBS4) – It’s beginning to look more like the holidays around the Denver area, and this year, a new free attraction will help to light up the city. A 110-feet tall illuminated tree is the largest installation of its kind in the United States.
    Denver prepares to kick off the holidays with the country’s largest illuminated tree. (credit: CBS)
    The Mile High Tree sits outside the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
    “There are 12 stories and 76 pieces, just so y
  • Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12: Broncos Tim Patrick, Noah Fant Strong Options

    By Matt Citak
    (CBS Local) Week 12 is here, which means only two weeks remain before the start of the fantasy postseason.
    This week also represents the final one with teams on bye, as the Chiefs, Chargers, Vikings and Cardinals will all get the week off.
    With bye-week replacements soon to be a thing of the past, let’s focus on players that have the potential to come up big for your team in the final stretch of the fantasy season.
    Here are the top waiver wire adds for Week 12.
    QB Nick Foles,
  • Colorado Governor’s Residence Gets Dressed For The Holidays

    DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado’s Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion is getting dressed up for the holidays. The decor was designed by David Rote from the Colorado chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. This year’s theme is “Naturally Colorado.”
    “We use more botanic inspirations in our holiday decorating, looking at spices, looking at dried fruit, looking at flowers,” Rote told CBS4.
    (credit: CBS)
    The library has an autumnal spi
  • Speeding Cars, Crashes Cause Whittier Neighbors To Call For Action From City

    DENVER (CBS4) – Growing traffic congestion has drivers spilling onto residential streets looking for a quicker route. Those living in the Whittier neighborhood have been dealing with it for years, but say it’s getting worse on a particular stretch of 29th Avenue.
    (credit: CBS)
    Suzanna Reed and her family live near the intersection of North Gaylord Street and 29th in a home they’ve been in for 15 years.
    “We’ve always understood living downtown, that’s what
  • Craig Appel, Lead Detective In Aurora Theater Shooting Confessed To OT Theft, Lying

    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The lead Aurora police detective in the 2012 Century 16 mass shooting, Craig Appel, confessed that he “screwed up” and billed the federal government for approximately $40,000 worth of overtime that he never worked. He says he did not deserve it when he was on an FBI terrorism task force from 2014-2017.
    Craig Appel (credit: CBS)
    The veteran detective never faced a criminal investigation, was never criminally charged and quietly retired from his position wi
  • ‘It Just Solidified Everything’: Denver Officers Dance With Bride Of Fallen Brother In Blue

    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – Surprises on a wedding day aren’t what a bride wants, but it left Kourtney Krietemeier with an unforgettable first dance.
    Kourtney and Tanner Krietemeier (credit: CBS)
    “I was shocked. I think the look on my face in the video was like, ‘Oh no.’ I just knew the tears were going to be flowing,” she said.
    In October, Kourtney married Tanner at a perfect ceremony near Parker. In the weeks leading up to the wedding the couple had discussed who
  • RTD Agrees On Temporary, Discounted Fare For N Line Riders

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s not up and running yet, but RTD’s Agency Board approved giving N Line riders a discount. In an 11-4 vote Tuesday night, the board passed a promotional fare pilot program for the commuter rail’s first six months of operation.
    The N Line has been delayed until Summer 2020. (credit: CBS)
    This will charge regular riders only the local fare for the length of the line from Union Station to Thornton, even though some of it extends into regional pr
  • Fort Collins’ ‘Iconic’ New Belgium Brewing Company Prepares To Sell

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – One of Colorado’s most well-known and loved breweries is on the verge of its final pour as a locally owned business. New Belgium Brewing Company, homegrown in Fort Collins, announced Tuesday it is being sold to Little Lion World Beverage — a global craft beverage company.
    “It’s a great American success story,” said Wade Troxell, Mayor of Fort Collins.
    Fort Collins’ New Belgium Brewing Company prepares to sell to global brewer
  • Group Trying To Stop Facial Recognition From Coming To Denver

    DENVER (CBS4) – If one group has their way, the city of Denver won’t be able to use facial recognition technology now, or ever. The group is called “5280 Not 1984,” a play on George Orwell’s fictional novel “1984” in which civilians are constantly monitored.
    Group aims to collect enough signatures to ensure facial recognition will not come to Denver. (credit: CBS)
    “I think fundamentally there is an American sense of distrust in a broader surve
  • Speeding Cars, Crashes Cause Neighbors To Call For Action From City

    DENVER (CBS4) – Growing traffic congestion has drivers spilling onto residential streets looking for a quicker route. Those living in the Whittier neighborhood have been dealing with it for years, but say it’s getting worse on a particular stretch of 29th Avenue.
    (credit: CBS)
    Suzanna Reed and her family live near the intersection of Gaylord and 29th Avenue in a home they’ve been in for 15 years.
    “We’ve always understood living downtown, that’s what comes
  • Jason Crow Leads Effort For Global War On Terrorism Memorial On National Mall

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS4) – Millions of veterans of the global war on terrorism could soon have their own memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Colorado Rep. Jason Crow is leading the effort. He introduced a bill designating three possible locations for the memorial on the National Mall.
    Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) is behind an effort to create a Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C. (credit: CBS)
    The effort to build the memorial began five years ago. At the time, a fed

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