• New COVID-19 Restrictions In Adams County Provokes Mixed Reactions

    New COVID-19 Restrictions In Adams County Provokes Mixed Reactions
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Counties across Colorado’s Front Range are working to curb rising COVID-19 cases. Adams County is among those, with a positivity rate more than 8%.
    As part of their mitigation plan the county prohibited spectators from all CHSAA sanctioned events.
    (credit: CBS)
    “I was like ‘what?’ I was shocked. I didn’t really have any words for it,” Riverdale Ridge running back Braylon Fenderson said.
    He played his first home game as a seni
  • Denver Public Schools Parents, Students Rally To Return To In-Person Learning

    Denver Public Schools Parents, Students Rally To Return To In-Person Learning
    DENVER (CBS4)– Dozens of Denver Public School students and parents rallied in front of DPS Headquarters Friday afternoon to fight for the return of in-person learning. This after about half of elementary students will return home to learn. (credit: CBS)
    Some DPS students had just a few days back at school, and in the classroom, before Denver Public Schools announced earlier this week 3rd through 5th graders would switch to remote learning now through Thanksgiving due to a rise in COVID-19
  • Voter Turnout In Colorado So Far Reflects Intense Interest In Election, Issues

    Voter Turnout In Colorado So Far Reflects Intense Interest In Election, Issues
    DENVER (CBS4)– Buried in the latest numbers of Colorado’s massive voter turnout so far, is another number that could reveal more about our beliefs in our elections system. While the total number of ballots cast so far (the latest numbers come from the end of the day on Thursday, Oct. 29) is at close to 2.3 million and almost 80% of the total turnout in 2016 in Colorado, the number of people voting in-person is also up. Not just in raw numbers, but as a percentage. (credit: CBS)
    In 20
  • 1 In 3 Colorado Families Struggle With Food Insecurities As Mobile Food Banks Grow In Popularity

    1 In 3 Colorado Families Struggle With Food Insecurities As Mobile Food Banks Grow In Popularity
    DENVER (CBS4) – Hundreds of families lined up in their cars on Friday to receive free food and supplies months into the COVID-19 pandemic at the Wounderbound Campus. It’s an example of the ongoing need for Coloradans who struggle to get enough to eat.(credit: CBS)
    The mobile food bank is one of many offered each month by We Don’t Waste; this event also included the assistance of the Office of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver Health.
    “I’m a diabetic so I have
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  • Doctors React To COVID-19 Models That Show Colorado Will Hit Record Number Of Hospitalizations Within 2 Weeks

    Doctors React To COVID-19 Models That Show Colorado Will Hit Record Number Of Hospitalizations Within 2 Weeks
    LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4)– The model indicates that Colorado will hit a record number of hospitalizations from the coronavirus pandemic within two weeks. As COVID-19 numbers across Colorado spike, medical professionals across the state are looking back. (credit: CBS)
    “There are things that worked earlier this year and we are going to be ready to pull those triggers if we need to again, it’s the unfortunate advantage of have of having gone through something already,” Dr. Eri
  • Copper Mountain Parking Reservations Available Nov. 9

    Copper Mountain Parking Reservations Available Nov. 9
    COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (CBS4) – Guests can book a parking reservation at Copper Mountain starting Nov. 9. The ski resort will open on Nov. 30 with new rules in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Three Bears chair (credit: Copper Mountain)
    Copper Mountain plans to implement a parking reservation system to manage the number of people on the property. Officials said parking spaces must be reserved before guests arrive at the resort to ensure availability.
    “At Copper, we’re doing eve
  • Boulder Photographer Captures ‘Light Pillar’ Near CalWood Fire Burn Area

    Boulder Photographer Captures ‘Light Pillar’ Near CalWood Fire Burn Area
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Boulder photographer believes he captured a rare phenomenon on Monday evening when he was inspecting the burn area of the CalWood Fire. The display of light is known as light pillars or ice pillars.
    “At first we thought it was just a glint of light in our periphery. We noticed this hovering light source wasn’t moving at all. It was just this constant ray of light floating in space,” said Willie Cunningham.
    (credit: Willie Cunningham)
    He posted pi
  • Extended Closures Start Friday Night On I-25 For South Gap Project

    Extended Closures Start Friday Night On I-25 For South Gap Project
    LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation is closing Interstate 25 overnight Friday near Larkspur for draining work as part of the South Gap project. The closure will last from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.
    (credit: CBS)
    Crews will set detours at the off- and on-ramps. Drivers can expect almost nightly delays along I-25 near Larkspur and Monument until late-November as crews repair pavement and prepare for future traffic shifts.
    CDOT officials say delays w
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  • Young Voters Turning Out In Droves In Colorado

    Young Voters Turning Out In Droves In Colorado
    DENVER (CBS4)– Young voter turnout in Colorado could hit record numbers this election. Almost half of all registered voters in the state under age 25 have already cast their ballots, including thousands of students at Metro State University.
    (credit: CBS)
    Not even a pandemic will keep MSU students from voting.
    MSU had the highest undergraduate voting rate in the country in a 2016 challenge involving 1,000 other four year institutions. Despite 90% of the student body taking classes online t
  • Suspects Sought In Eagle County Puffer Car Thefts

    Suspects Sought In Eagle County Puffer Car Thefts
    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are investigating five vehicle thefts Friday morning in Edwards and Avon. Investigators said all of the vehicles were warming up or “puffing” at the time they were taken, which is illegal in Colorado.
    Three of the vehicles were recovered by deputies. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office released pictures of two suspects, a man and woman, who are still at large.
    (credit: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office)
    One suspect is described as a hea
  • Denver Public Schools Parents Protest Return To Remote Learning For 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders

    Denver Public Schools Parents Protest Return To Remote Learning For 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders
    DENVER (CBS4) – Some Denver Public Schools students said goodbye to their classrooms, again, after the district announced the return to 100% remote learning for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. A rise in COVID-19 cases led to the decision and many parents are frustrated that their kids are paying the price.
    (credit: CBS)
    “My daughter broke into tears when she found out. She was crying when we brought her to school ‪Wednesday morning and that’s what lit the fire for me as a dad.
  • Children’s Hospital In Aurora Creates Pumpkin Patch For Patients

    Children’s Hospital In Aurora Creates Pumpkin Patch For Patients
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora got to experience Halloween this year thanks to a local farm and first responders. On Friday, the families visited a socially-distanced pumpkin patch on the hospital’s front lawn.
    (credit: Children’s Hospital Colorado)
    (credit: Children’s Hospital Colorado)
    The Aurora Police Department and Fire Department worked together on Wednesday to unload the pumpkins.
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  • East Troublesome Fire: A Look At Damage In Rocky Mountain National Park

    East Troublesome Fire: A Look At Damage In Rocky Mountain National Park
    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The East Troublesome Fire has burned nearly 29,000 acres inside Rocky Mountain National Park, and on Friday, the park service said there was no timeline for reopening.
    Rocky Mountain National Park (credit: CBS)
    “These are the largest fires, that not only the state of Colorado is experiencing, but also Rocky Mountain National Park in our 105-year history,” said Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer for RMNP.
    Patterson said that with the rapid growth
  • Pitkin County Limits Gatherings To 5 People To Keep From Moving Into Level 3

    Pitkin County Limits Gatherings To 5 People To Keep From Moving Into Level 3
    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Pitkin County is enacting stricter regulations for gatherings even though the county will remain in Level 2 on the state COVID-19 dial. The county is trying to prevent moving into Level 3 coronavirus restrictions.
    (credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)
    That means in Pitkin County, gatherings will be limited to 5 people from no more than two separate households. That includes those who are wearing face coverings, social distancing or gathering outdoors.
    The new guid
  • Murder In Windsor: Trevor George Of Fort Collins Officially Suspect In Babysitter’s Death

    Murder In Windsor: Trevor George Of Fort Collins Officially Suspect In Babysitter’s Death
    WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – Windsor police captured a suspect after an overnight murder in the small Northern Colorado town of Windsor. During the search, Trevor George, 32, was considered armed and dangerous, and likely on foot in the Windsor area.
    He was captured during the day on Friday.
    Trevor George (credit: Weld County Sheriff)
    Residents were encouraged to refrain from picking up hitchhikers, as police believed George was hiding out in the neighborhood near 7900 Crossroads in the southea
  • Denver’s Virtual Film Festival Reaching A Wider Audience

    Denver’s Virtual Film Festival Reaching A Wider Audience
    DENVER (CBS4) – The 43rd Annual Denver Film Festival went virtual this year due to coronavirus. That means about 100 festival titles are available for streaming right into your home. Festival goers buy tickets at the Festival website and then access the videos, and related content like pre-recorded interviews with people associated with the film. It all comes with a few taps on the remote or clicks of the mouse.
    “I have the freedom to watch them whenever I want,” said Rachel Le
  • Coronavirus And Diabetes: Small Daily Changes Can Make ‘Tremendous’ Difference For People Who Are Obese

    Coronavirus And Diabetes: Small Daily Changes Can Make ‘Tremendous’ Difference For People Who Are Obese
    DENVER (CBS4) — November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Kelly Werthmann talked to Dr. Frank Chae, with the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery, about the impact coronavirus is having on those with diabetes.
    (credit: CBS)
    Increasing physical activity and losing as little as 5% of body weight can help prevent diabetes, Dr. Chae said. Simply walking a few minutes more each day can make a difference.
    Limiting processed foods and adding bright-colored foods can also make a “tremendous impac
  • Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise As El Paso County Moves Into More Restrictive Level 2

    Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise As El Paso County Moves Into More Restrictive Level 2
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– El Paso County is among several counties in Colorado moving into a higher level category on the state’s dial amid a rise in coronavirus cases. The county is moving into Level 2.
    That means El Paso County will follow state guidelines that include reduced capacity for businesses and offices as well as limits on groups for both indoor and outdoor events. Bars that don’t have a retail license for food must close.
    (credit: CBS)
    It’s up to the scho
  • Douglas County Moves Into Level 2 As Coronavirus Cases Exceed Level 1 Parameters

    Douglas County Moves Into Level 2 As Coronavirus Cases Exceed Level 1 Parameters
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Douglas County has moved into the Safer at Home Dial Level 2 as coronavirus cases continue to rise. This follows Adams County moving into Level 3 and Arapahoe County moving into Level 2 in recent days, along with Denver moving into Level 3 earlier this week.
    (credit: CBS)
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is allowing Douglas County to move into Level 2 even though they have enough COVID-19 incidents to qualify for Level 3 on the state&rs
  • Climber Dies Following Fall From Boulder’s 2nd Flatiron

    Climber Dies Following Fall From Boulder’s 2nd Flatiron
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — An unidentified male climber was pronounced deceased at 9:45 a.m. Friday, an hour after first responders were notified of his fall from the 2nd Flatiron outside Boulder.
    Rangers from City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks were able to reach the climber at approximately 9:22 a.m. and began, with the help of arriving firefighters and ambulance personnel, trying to resuscitate the man. Their efforts that were ultimately unsuccessful, according to a press release
  • Visitation Plan Released For Residents Of East Troublesome Fire Evacuation Areas

    Visitation Plan Released For Residents Of East Troublesome Fire Evacuation Areas
    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Grand County Emergency Management has released a visitation plan for evacuated area of the East Troublesome Fire. There are two time periods available to property owners on two different days.
    Property owners and residents can visit their property for two hours on Saturday or two hours on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Both visitation periods are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Only those vehicles that have an Orange Credential Card will be able to visit the evacuated area. Following t
  • Steelers-Ravens Preview: AFC North Lead On The Line In Division Showdown

    Steelers-Ravens Preview: AFC North Lead On The Line In Division Showdown
    (CBS Baltimore) — The Pittsburgh Steelers, at 6-0, remain undefeated. And they beat the Tennessee Titans, the AFC’s other undefeated team going into last Sunday’s action, to get there. By the end of the evening, with the Arizona Cardinals knocking off the Seattle Seahawks, the Steelers would become the NFL’s only undefeated team.
    The Baltimore Ravens will look to challenge that perfect record in Week 8, when they host their AFC North rival. The Ravens, at 5-1, e
  • Suspect Steven Pankey Appears In Greeley Court In Jonelle Matthews 1984 Murder Case

    Suspect Steven Pankey Appears In Greeley Court In Jonelle Matthews 1984 Murder Case
    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate charged with kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Colorado girl who disappeared after a holiday concert over 30 years ago made his first court appearance in the state on Friday. Steven D. Pankey went before a judge in Greeley for a brief hearing two days after being sent there to face prosecution in the killing of his former neighbor, Jonelle Matthews, in 1984. (credit: CBS)
    He appeared in person, wearing an orange jail
  • Broncos Outside Linebacker Malik Reed Steps In Again, Makes Most Of Shot

    Broncos Outside Linebacker Malik Reed Steps In Again, Makes Most Of Shot
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Malik Reed isn’t trying to be Von Miller. He’s simply filling in for the injured pass rusher.
    Not a bad impression, though.
    Same sort of thing as last year, too, when the Denver Broncos outside linebacker took over for a sidelined Bradley Chubb.
    Lately, Reed’s been quite a handful. He’s had two sacks in each of the past two games, which puts him in some elite company. Only eight Broncos players have had two or more sacks in back-to-back games
  • Investigators Search for Person Of Interest After Deadly Apartment Fire In Aurora

    Investigators Search for Person Of Interest After Deadly Apartment Fire In Aurora
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – One person is dead after a fire at an apartment building in Aurora. Now investigators are searching for a person of interest in the 2-alarm fire.
    Three people were originally taken to the hospital. Approximately 60 people are also displaced. The fire began at 1600 Galena Street after 11:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Aurora Fire Rescue.
    (credit: CBS)
    Firefighters responded to reports of multiple people being injured and trapped inside the building, some even cho
  • Family’s Truck Stolen While Packed With All Their Belongings, Including Wheelchair

    Family’s Truck Stolen While Packed With All Their Belongings, Including Wheelchair
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) — Assuming it was ever on the list to begin with, a 1992 Ford F-150 no longer finds itself among those vehicles most likely to catch the eye of prospective car thieves.
    Remarkably, a thief found one to his or her liking parked outside the Drury Inn in Centennial Thursday night, and took it.
    With it, the thief took nearly all the possessions of a family of four, including the wheelchair of a 13-year-old daughter with epilepsy and the books of a mother putting hersel
  • Family’s Truck Stolen In Centennial While Packed With All Their Belongings, Including Wheelchair

    Family’s Truck Stolen In Centennial While Packed With All Their Belongings, Including Wheelchair
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Assuming it was ever on the list to begin with, a 1992 Ford F-150 no longer finds itself among those vehicles most likely to catch the eye of prospective car thieves.
    Remarkably, a thief found one to his or her liking parked outside the Drury Inn in Centennial Thursday night, and took it.
    With it, the thief took nearly all the possessions of a family of four, including the wheelchair of a 13-year-old daughter with epilepsy and the books of a mother putting hersel
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: ‘The Standard Mammogram Is Missing 50% Of Breast Cancer Diagnoses’

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month: ‘The Standard Mammogram Is Missing 50% Of Breast Cancer Diagnoses’
    (CBS Local)– October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and ultra sound technician and breast cancer educator Jasmine Khorsandi is focused on educating women about their health and their bodies. The biggest thing Khorsandi wants people to know is that nine out of 10 women have dense breast tissue, which means a person has more breast tissue than fat.
    According to Khorsandi, the standard mammogram is missing 50% of breast cancer diagnoses in women because of its inability to tell the dif
  • Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 8: Can Carson Wentz Put Up His 3rd Straight 30+ Point Fantasy Outing?

    Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 8: Can Carson Wentz Put Up His 3rd Straight 30+ Point Fantasy Outing?
    (CBS Philly)- The NFL season reaches its midway point this weekend with Week 8 of the schedule set to unfold across the country. Fantasy owners are now in the playoff push hoping to begin closing in on spots in the back half of the year.
    To help, Fantasy Football Today’s Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard are here with this week’s start ’em or sit ’em. They break down three players to have in your lineup and three to avoid at each spot on your fantasy roster as you look to
  • Sam Noyer Named CU’s Starting Quarterback

    Sam Noyer Named CU’s Starting Quarterback
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Sam Noyer’s patience and perseverance has finally paid off. On Friday Colorado Buffaloes head coach Karl Dorrell named the 5th year senior the Buffs starting quarterback. 
    “I am excited and happy,” said Noyer, who will be making his first career start vs. UCLA next Saturday. “When I found out I celebrated for a couple of hours. And then it was back to work.”
    Quarterback Sam Noyer at Folsom Field in 2017 (credit: Dustin Bradfor

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