• ‘It’s Egregious’: SchoolChoice Extended For STEAM School After DPS Lists Wrong Address

    ‘It’s Egregious’: SchoolChoice Extended For STEAM School After DPS Lists Wrong Address
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools announced the creation of a new school modeled after Historically Black Colleges and Universities in 2020. The Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy, located in Denver’s Montebello neighborhood, began enrolling rising 8th graders in January.
    DPS is now apologizing after listing an incorrect address, 13 miles away from STEAM’s location, on the SchoolChoice application.
    “All of the parents in the far northeast, who are close to the school, did
  • JBS Employees Get COVID Vaccines Months After 6 Die From Outbreak At Greeley Plant

    JBS Employees Get COVID Vaccines Months After 6 Die From Outbreak At Greeley Plant
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– Nearly 2,600 employees at JBS USA meatpacking plant in Greeley were paid to get their COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, with potentially 500 more ready to get their shot on Saturday. After a year of outbreaks, deaths and criticism from the public, JBS was able to work with Gov. Jared Polis and the UFCW Local 7 workers union to secure vaccines for plant employees.
    (credit:Alex McIntyre/The Greeley Tribune)
    “JBS is the largest employer in Weld County. These workers ar
  • WWII-Era Planes Participate In Flyover For Day Of Remembrance

    WWII-Era Planes Participate In Flyover For Day Of Remembrance
    DENVER (CBS4)– World War II era planes participated in a flyover of the state Capitol on Friday afternoon. The flyover is part of the Day of Remembrance that marks one year since the first diagnosed case of coronavirus was confirmed in Colorado.(credit: CBS)
    Gov. Jared Polis called for the day to honor all those who lost their lives to COVID-19 in the past year. “All Coloradans, counties, cities, businesses, and organizations” are invited to participate, according to the govern
  • 3 Hospitalized With Severe Burns After Explosion, Fire In Greeley Apartment

    3 Hospitalized With Severe Burns After Explosion, Fire In Greeley Apartment
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Three people were rushed to the hospital with severe burn injuries after an explosion and ensuing two-alarm fire at a Greeley apartment building. The call came in at 2:15 a.m. on Friday.
    (credit: Greeley Fire)
    Fire crews arrived at the building on the 1300 block of 9th Street to find flames coming from a unit on the second floor. Immediately, a second alarm was issued and four ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Nearly 30 personnel worked to douse the flames. N
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  • Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival Goes Virtual, Sense Of Community More Essential Than Ever

    Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival Goes Virtual, Sense Of Community More Essential Than Ever
    DENVER (CBS4)– This year the Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival is virtual. Instead of crowds lined up outside the Sie Film Center on Colfax, the films will be screened at home or in small groups.
    (credit: Dragon Boat Film Festival)
    The Asian American community says the need to keep that sense of community is more essential than ever.
    LINKS: Festival Pass for Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival | Asian Pacific Development Center | Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Crews Use Ladder Across Partially-Frozen Clear Creek In High-Angle Rescue

    Crews Use Ladder Across Partially-Frozen Clear Creek In High-Angle Rescue
    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– Crews with Golden Fire Rescue conducted a high-angle rescue Friday afternoon that could keep Clear Creek Canyon closed for hours. One person was injured, prompting the rescue.
    (credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)
    Highway 6 through Clear Creek Canyon is closed from Highway 58 to 119. The closure could last hours.
    (credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)Golden Fire Rescue on scene in Clear Creek Canyon on a high angle rescuewith 1 injured (non-critical) with assistance from @WestMe
  • CBS Sports Mock Draft: Broncos Trade With Dolphins For Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields

    CBS Sports Mock Draft: Broncos Trade With Dolphins For Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields
    (CBS4) – The NFL Draft is most than seven weeks away and one mock draft has the Denver Broncos trading up to select their quarterback of the future in the first round. CBS Sports’ NFL Analyst Chris Trapasso has the Broncos moving up to the No. 3 pick in the draft by making a trade with the Miami Dolphins. In this scenario, the Broncos would give up the No. 9 pick in the first-round, a third-round pick in the 2021 draft, and their 2022 first-round pick.
    After the trade, Trapasso has t
  • Preliminary Injunction Means Arapahoe County Couple Can Keep Displaying Their Gay Pride Flag

    Preliminary Injunction Means Arapahoe County Couple Can Keep Displaying Their Gay Pride Flag
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado couple can display their gay pride flag, at least for now. Last month David Pendery told CBS4 he and his husband got a violation letter over their flag outside their Arapahoe County home and called this a free speech issue.
    (credit: CBS)
    The rules for the Whispering Pines metro district where they live, located near near E-470 and Arapahoe Road, allow for the American flag and some sports flags when teams are playing.
    CBS4 has learned a preliminar
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  • Preliminary Injunction Means Arapahoe County Couple Can Keep Displaying Gay Pride Flag

    Preliminary Injunction Means Arapahoe County Couple Can Keep Displaying Gay Pride Flag
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado couple can display their gay pride flag, at least for now. Last month David Pendery told CBS4 he and his husband got a violation letter over their flag outside their Arapahoe County home and called this a free speech issue.
    (credit: CBS)
    The rules for the Whispering Pines metro district where they live allow for the American flag and some sports flags when teams are playing.
    CBS4 has learned a preliminary injunction now prohibits the district from
  • Despite Warm Weather, Some Popular Outdoor Spots May Be Too Icy

    Despite Warm Weather, Some Popular Outdoor Spots May Be Too Icy
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Parks and Wildlife is warning people who want to get outside and enjoy the warm weather this weekend to be aware of the winter conditions that still may exist. Some places are still too icy to enjoy.
    (credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
    At Chatfield State Park, watercraft activities including paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking are prohibited because of ice.
    Extreme mud and ice conditions at Roxborough State Park have closed some hiking trails.
  • CU Researchers To Study Role Gun Retailers Can Play In Suicide Prevention

    CU Researchers To Study Role Gun Retailers Can Play In Suicide Prevention
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They will use the money to study the role gun retailers can play in suicide prevention. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
    Researchers will examine the effectiveness of The Gun Shop Project in which about 275 Colorado retailers will participate.The hope is their findings will help create a program that will help convince skeptical retailers that the
  • Aurora Police Hope Video Of Attack On Older Man Leads To Arrest Of Suspects

    Aurora Police Hope Video Of Attack On Older Man Leads To Arrest Of Suspects
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Aurora have video of an attack on an older man. Detectives hope it will help lead to the arrest of the suspects involved. (credit: Aurora Police)
    The attack happened last Friday just before 7 p.m. on Quari Street near 30th and Peoria. (credit: Aurora Police)
    Police say five suspects attacked an 82-year-old man. His car alarm sounded and that’s when the group ran off. (credit: Aurora Police)
    When arrested, those suspects face robbery and assault charges
  • Pena Boulevard Gets New Traffic Pattern On Way To Denver International Airport

    Pena Boulevard Gets New Traffic Pattern On Way To Denver International Airport
    DENVER (CBS4)– Travelers heading to Denver International Airport should allow extra time this weekend. That’s because DIA is working on a new traffic pattern for inbound Pena Boulevard traffic. (generic file photo credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)
    Only one lane will be open on Pena Blvd. from 3 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday and again from 9 p.m. Sunday until 4 a.m. Monday.Once crews have completed the project, there will be three lanes between the Jackson Gap on-ramp and the East-We
  • District Attorney: No Charges Filed In Von Miller Investigation

    District Attorney: No Charges Filed In Von Miller Investigation
    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has determined that no charges will be filed in the criminal case against Von Miller out of Parker. The Parker Police Department provided the results of the investigation to the DA’s office last month.
    Von Miller (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Parker police confirmed the investigation into Miller in January. No citation was ever filed and no arrest was made in the case.
    According to the DA, The American
  • MCA Denver Announces Rooftop Concerts In March And April

    MCA Denver Announces Rooftop Concerts In March And April
    DENVER (CBS4) — The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver announced a new series of outdoor concerts called “Garageband.” The concerts will take place on the roof of the parking garage across the street from the museum, while audience members may watch and listen from the museum’s rooftop.
    “Safety remains a priority for us, which is why each band will be performing on top of the parking garage across from the museum’s rooftop. Groups of two and four may watch and
  • Adams County Officials Urge Residents To Get CodeRED Alerts

    Adams County Officials Urge Residents To Get CodeRED Alerts
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Officials are urging residents in Adams County to register for CodeRED alerts. It’s a mobile alert system that will allow you to receive real-time emergency notifications from the county’s dispatch center.
    (credit: iStock/Getty Images)
    Some of the notifications residents might receive relate to missing children or persons, hostage situations, shootings, structure fires, chemical releases, and natural disasters; as well as non-emergency situations li
  • Jesus Velasquez Arrested For Kidnapping After Victim Escapes From Car At Stop Sign

    Jesus Velasquez Arrested For Kidnapping After Victim Escapes From Car At Stop Sign
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man from Fort Collins who is accused of kidnapping and robbing a woman. Jesus Velasquez was stopped by deputies when he tried to get away on Thursday night. Jesus Velasquez (credit: Larimer County)
    Investigators said it started a little after 8:30 p.m. when deputies received a report of a woman in a car in the 400 block of North Timberline Road in Fort Collins. The 44-year-old woman had escaped
  • United Airlines Flight 328 Update: Exam Finds Multiple Cracks In Part Of Jet’s Engine

    United Airlines Flight 328 Update: Exam Finds Multiple Cracks In Part Of Jet’s Engine
    (CBS4) – Worn-out metal could be the reason one of the engines on a Boeing 777 failed and exploded over Broomfield last month. United Flight 328 was thousands of feet above the ground when the incident happened on Feb. 20 shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport.
    (credit: Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
    Parts of the engine that ripped off are being examined at a hangar at DIA.
    On Friday the National Transportation Safety Board said one engine fan
  • 9 Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Become First Non-Humans To Receive A COVID Vaccine

    9 Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Become First Non-Humans To Receive A COVID Vaccine
    SAN DIEGO (CBS Los Angeles) – Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have received a COVID-19 vaccine, it was reported Thursday.
    The four orangutans and five bonobos received an experimental vaccine developed by drug maker Zoetis, per CBS News.
    The zoo chose to give the great apes the vaccine after several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park contracted COVID-19 in early January.
    “That made us realize that our other apes were at risk,” Nadine Lamberski, chief conservation an
  • ‘This Loyola-Chicago Team Is Better Than The Final Four Team’: CBS’ Gary Parrish Talks Ramblers, MVC Tournament

    ‘This Loyola-Chicago Team Is Better Than The Final Four Team’: CBS’ Gary Parrish Talks Ramblers, MVC Tournament
    (CBS Chicago)- The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, lovingly nicknamed “Arch Madness,” tipped off last night in St. Louis with its first round of games, before continuing today with some matinee action featuring the top seed Loyola-Chicago Ramblers taking on the Southern Illinois Salukis. The Ramblers took care of business, advancing to the semifinals 73-49.
    As they await their next opponent, the Ramblers already appear to be firmly in the NCAA Tournament thanks to a resume tha
  • ‘I Was Physically Shaking’: Florida Man On Seeing Four Endangered Panthers At Same Time

    ‘I Was Physically Shaking’: Florida Man On Seeing Four Endangered Panthers At Same Time
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s quite a stroke of luck to get a glimpse of a Florida Panther in the wild. But how about seeing four more — all at the same time? For one Florida man, that fantasy was as real as it gets.
    “I physically was shaking! I was so excited,” Ezra Van recalls in an interview with WFOR-TV in Miami. Van heads out to the Everglades at least once a week because wildlife photography is a hobby. In all his years, he never saw what he foun
  • Who Is Isabella Guzman, Aurora Woman Who Murdered Her Mother In 2013?

    Who Is Isabella Guzman, Aurora Woman Who Murdered Her Mother In 2013?
    PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – Isabella Guzman was 18 years old when police say she brutally stabbed her mother to death at her mother’s home in Aurora in 2013. She pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, something prosecutors said was clear. A judge accepted the plea, sending Guzman to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.
    Isabella Guzman was arrested in August 2013 after police said she brutally stabbed her mother to death in Aurora. (credit: Aurora Police)
    In November 2020 she
  • Why Are We So Fascinated With The Royal Family?

    Why Are We So Fascinated With The Royal Family?
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) — This Sunday, millions of people are expected to tune into Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they open up about why they left royal life.
    So, why are we so fascinated by the Royals?
    “I think, as a country, we are fascinated with fairytales and romance in general,” said Dr. Anita Thomas, a psychologist and Chief Academic Officer at St. Catherine University. “It’s a natural extension because that’s the way our
  • Sheneen McClain Says Son Elijah’s Death Sparked Push For Change

    Sheneen McClain Says Son Elijah’s Death Sparked Push For Change
    (AP) — Sheneen McClain is not always hopeful but thinks it’s possible the death of her son Elijah McClain could create change. Officers in Aurora stopped the 23-year-old Black massage therapist in 2019 as he walked home from the store after getting a 911 call that he looked suspicious. They put him in a neckhold, pinned him down and asked paramedics to sedate him with ketamine.
    An investigation commissioned by the city of Aurora after McClain’s death got renewed attention durin
  • Jason Crow Says A Handful Of Congress Members ‘Depraved’ And ‘A Disgrace’

    Jason Crow Says A Handful Of Congress Members ‘Depraved’ And ‘A Disgrace’
    (CBS4) — More than 300 people have been charged in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) said he would not be surprised if current members of Congress were involved in spreading conspiracy theories and inciting violence.
    (credit: CNN)
    “You know what’s really sad, is that I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Members of Congress were involved and complicit in some of the riots,” Rep. Crow told Anderson Cooper.
  • Jason Crow Says A Handful Of Congress Members Are ‘Depraved’ And ‘A Disgrace’

    Jason Crow Says A Handful Of Congress Members Are ‘Depraved’ And ‘A Disgrace’
    (CBS4) — More than 300 people have been charged in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) said he would not be surprised if current members of Congress were involved in spreading conspiracy theories and inciting violence.
    (credit: CNN)
    “You know what’s really sad, is that I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Members of Congress were involved and complicit in some of the riots,” Rep. Crow told Anderson Cooper.
  • Gov. Jared Polis Holds Remembrance Ceremony Tonight Marking 1 Year Since Colorado’s First Confirmed COVID Case

    Gov. Jared Polis Holds Remembrance Ceremony Tonight Marking 1 Year Since Colorado’s First Confirmed COVID Case
    (CBS4) – Friday will mark one year since the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Colorado. Since then, there have been over 433,000 cases confirmed in Colorado and nearly 24,000 people hospitalized with the coronavirus. To date, 5,960 deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in Colorado.
    Gov. Jared Polis is calling for a “Statewide Day of Remembrance” on Friday for the lives lost to coronavirus. “All Coloradans, counties, cities, businesses, and organizations” are invite
  • Police Arrest Emmanuel Chandler, Man Who Allegedly Shot Witness In Donthe Lucas Murder Trial

    Police Arrest Emmanuel Chandler, Man Who Allegedly Shot Witness In Donthe Lucas Murder Trial
    DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver late Thursday arrested Emmanuel Chandler, who is accused of killing Roxann Martinez. Martinez was considered a star witness in the Donthe Lucas murder trial of Kelsie Schelling before she was murdered last week.
    Chandler, 29, turned himself in Thursday night, according to Denver police.
    (credit: Denver Police)
    Police believe that the murder is the result of a domestic violence related incident and Chandler is being held for investigation of first degree mur
  • Despite 10 First Half Turnovers, Buffaloes Defeat ASU In McKinley Wright IV’s Last Game At CU Events Center

    Despite 10 First Half Turnovers, Buffaloes Defeat ASU In McKinley Wright IV’s Last Game At CU Events Center
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — McKinley Wright IV made his way around the court after his final home performance, throwing air high-fives at all the “fans” sitting in the front row. He deserved a standing ovation. Too bad they were just cardboard cutouts.
    The speedy senior point guard scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half and No. 24 Colorado shook off a sluggish start to beat Arizona State 75-61 on Thursday night.
    Wright turned in his seventh 20-point game of the season in what
  • Nuggets Win 4th Straight Road Game, Defeat Pacers To Wrap Up First Half Of Season

    Nuggets Win 4th Straight Road Game, Defeat Pacers To Wrap Up First Half Of Season
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Denver forward Michael Porter Jr. struggled at the start of the the Nuggets’ recent 10-game stretch. He finished it with a flurry. Porter had 24 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night, outshining Nikola Jokic, in leading the Denver Nuggets past Indiana 113-103.
    “Every great player goes through stretches like this,” Porter said. “But I knew I would get out of it and I couldn’t wait to have that one big game. Then once you get it, it just star

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