• Police Reform: Denver Faith Leaders Holding Virtual Town Hall

    Police Reform: Denver Faith Leaders Holding Virtual Town Hall
    DENVER (CBS4) — Denver faith leaders and advocates are getting together and starting a task force to examine police practices in the city. They’re holding a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday. The goal is to reimagine policing — and start over from the ground up.“We want to hear from the community as it relates to what is it you want to see relative to public safety and policing. What are the specifics, ideas and concepts you’d like to give so the city and communi
  • Evacuations Expected To Last Overnight As Wildfire Burns Near Evergreen

    Evacuations Expected To Last Overnight As Wildfire Burns Near Evergreen
    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire sparked near Evergreen Monday afternoon. Firefighters say the Elephant Butte Fire burning on Upper Bear Creek Road west of the Evergreen Golf Course.
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    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office officials say 2,950 CodeRed phone calls, 1,070 text messages and 826 emails have been sent. At least 700 homes, as many as round 1,000, have been evacuated.
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    “Total evacuation area is now Upper Bear Creek Road south to Brook Fore
  • Community Plans Emergency Action To Combat Rise In Youth Violence

    Community Plans Emergency Action To Combat Rise In Youth Violence
    DENVER (CBS4) – In a matter of weeks several teenagers have been killed both in Denver and Aurora, a rise that community members are determined to put a stop to it. On Monday night, activists, faith leaders, community leaders and parents started a discussion.
    “We are in a state of emergency,” Sharletta Evans said to the group.
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    It was the first step together to ending the recent rash of youth violence that took the lives of five teenagers in Denver and three i
  • Department Of Corrections Continues Coronavirus Testing On Inmates & Staff

    Department Of Corrections Continues Coronavirus Testing On Inmates & Staff
    (CBS4) — The Colorado Department of Corrections announced Monday additional testing of inmates and staff at three prison facilities in Buena Vista and Cañon City implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
    So far, 1,058 inmates have been tested at the Buena Vista Correctional Complex. Thirty six inmates have tested positive. The most recent positive was discovered last week. Three staff members have also tested positive for Covid-19.
    One inmate at the Colorado State Penite
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  • Colorado Teenager Kickstarts Petition To Change Douglas County Decision

    Colorado Teenager Kickstarts Petition To Change Douglas County Decision
    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager is leading the charge to reverse Douglas County’s decision to leave Tri-County Health Department.
    “Our public health is being just is just becoming more of a political game now in our community. It’s a shame,” said Ethan Reed a rising Senior at Legend High School in Parker.
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    Reed started a change.org petition to try and voice to county commissioners that people want the county to change course. Last week, the Douglas Co
  • Following Coronavirus Shutdown, Some Colorado Drivers May See DMV Fee

    Following Coronavirus Shutdown, Some Colorado Drivers May See DMV Fee
    DENVER (CBS4) The Division of Motor Vehicles is working through an immense backlog after having been closed for several months during Colorado’s stay-at-home order. The state permitted counties to waive late fees for vehicle registrations and renewals.
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    The City and County of Denver extended that waiver through the end of July, but a glitch in the online renewal service is adding late fees by mistake.
    According to Denver’s Department of Finance, if you live in Denver and
  • Littleton Family Unknowingly Buys House Contaminated With Meth, Home Is Condemned Three Weeks After Closing

    Littleton Family Unknowingly Buys House Contaminated With Meth, Home Is Condemned Three Weeks After Closing
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The Herrera family is struggling after unknowingly buying a house contaminated with methamphetamines, saying they never thought their dream home would have to be condemned due to meth toxins. Now, they’re sharing their story with CBS4, hoping it will warn other home buyers about hidden dangers.
    “It’s been nothing but heartache,” said Eric Herrera, who bought the house in Littleton with his wife, Jennifer.
    The Herrera family bought the
  • Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Elephant Butte Fire In Evergreen

    Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Elephant Butte Fire In Evergreen
    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Some rain helped firefighters get a better handle on the Elephant Butte Fire burning in Evergreen. The fire started at around 3 p.m. on Monday.Great news on the #elephantButteFire right now.
    Rain.
    Helicopter and tanker drops held it down until now.Hard rain. Latest on @CBSDenver pic.twitter.com/pKAxbj0XB9
    — Alan Gionet (@AlanGTV) July 14, 2020Firefighting activity was halted because of the threat of lightning in the area. Around 100 firefighters have respond
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  • Injured Hiker Spends Night In Rocky Mountain National Park After Tumbling 75 Feet

    Injured Hiker Spends Night In Rocky Mountain National Park After Tumbling 75 Feet
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A 55-year-old man from Estes Park spent the night in Rocky Mountain National Park after taking a 75-foot “tumbling fall” below the summit of McHenry Peak on Sunday.
    (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)
    Park rangers say the man was on the west face at an elevation of 12,900 feet and was traveling from the summit to Stone Man Pass when he fell.
    Park rangers reached him early Monday morning and provided advanced medical care.
    Due to h
  • Family Watches Elephant Butte Fire Burn Their Land They’ve Had For 100 Years

    Family Watches Elephant Butte Fire Burn Their Land They’ve Had For 100 Years
    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of homes were evacuated Monday afternoon as the Elephant Butte Fire grew near Evergreen. Some families tell CBS4’s Alan Gionet they left so fast.
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    One teenager was emotional saying he believes his family home caught fire.Right now we’re at 700 homes evacuated in the #ElephantButte fire in #Evergreen. I talked with a 17 year old who was in tears believing his family home has gone up.
    Latest on @CBSDenver pic.twitter.com/EAhaVa
  • Evergreen Family Watches Elephant Butte Fire Burn Land They’ve Had For 100 Years

    Evergreen Family Watches Elephant Butte Fire Burn Land They’ve Had For 100 Years
    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of homes were evacuated Monday afternoon as the Elephant Butte Fire grew near Evergreen. Some families tell CBS4’s Alan Gionet they left so fast.
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    One teenager was emotional saying he believes his family home caught fire.Right now we’re at 700 homes evacuated in the #ElephantButte fire in #Evergreen. I talked with a 17 year old who was in tears believing his family home has gone up.
    Latest on @CBSDenver pic.twitter.com/EAhaVa
  • Denver Weather: Heat Streak Coming To A (Brief) End Soon

    Denver Weather: Heat Streak Coming To A (Brief) End Soon
    DENVER (CBS4) – July has been a toasty month in Colorado. All 13 days of the month have been above average, and twelve of the last thirteen days have been in the 90s.
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    Our heat streak comes to a brief end on Tuesday. A cold front clips northeastern Colorado and this will knock our temperatures down significantly! Denver hit 98 on Monday and we’ll drop down to about 83 degrees on Tuesday! This front mainly impacts northeastern Colorado, most other areas will stay in the 9
  • Orphaned Alaska Moose Calf Coming To Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Orphaned Alaska Moose Calf Coming To Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is excitedly making preparations for the newest resident of Rocky Mountain Wild — an 8-week-old male Alaska moose.“The big-eyed, light brown, long-legged calf was orphaned at about six days old outside of Anchorage, Alaska, when his mother was involved in a fatal human-wildlife conflict,” officials wrote on the CMZ Facebook page.
    He has been in the care of The Alaska Zoo and is due to arrive this Wednesday.
    “Moo
  • Douglas County Republicans Apologize For Comic Of ‘Polis’ Using Face Mask To Restrain ‘Colorado’

    Douglas County Republicans Apologize For Comic Of ‘Polis’ Using Face Mask To Restrain ‘Colorado’
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Two prominent Douglas County Republicans are speaking out after the county’s Republican party posted a comic strip showing a character labeled “Polis” using a mask and a billy club to to restrict a character labeled “Colorado.”This was put out by the @dougcogop on their facebook page,but already prominent Dougco Republicans including @LoraThomasCO and @SheriffSpurlock are reacting calling it disgusting. Spurlock says person respo
  • Young Sisters In Wheat Ridge Diagnosed With Rare, Fatal Disorder

    Young Sisters In Wheat Ridge Diagnosed With Rare, Fatal Disorder
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) — While the world is concentrating on COVID-19, the Harrisons in Wheat Ridge are focused on a rare, genetic disorder. In June, they learned that two of their young daughters are slowly dying.
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    As they swing and squeal in their backyard, 7-year-old Kinley and 4-year-old Kennedy seem so carefree — but their loving parents are suffering.
    “It might be the last summer that they are able to run around and go and play,” Kyle Har
  • Denver Public Schools Upgrading HVAC In Schools To Combat Coronavirus

    Denver Public Schools Upgrading HVAC In Schools To Combat Coronavirus
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools will welcome students back to the classroom for in-person learning in about a month, but concerns remain about how to protect kids and staff during the pandemic. That’s why DPS is putting close to $5 million toward HVAC improvements, to help with air flow and filtration in the classroom.
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    “We’re doing everything possible,” explained Michael O’Keeffe, the Deputy Chief of Operations with DPS. “We understan
  • Colorado Congressman Proposes Bill To Expand Rocky Mountain National Park

    Colorado Congressman Proposes Bill To Expand Rocky Mountain National Park
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – The Rocky Mountain National Park might be expanded under two bills proposed by Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse. The bills were heard on Monday in the Natural Resources Committee.
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    Former NASA astronaut Vance D. Brand would be able to donate 40 acres to Rocky Mountain National Park under the Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act.
    “The Rocky Mountain Ownership Correction Act would re
  • Evacuations Ordered As Wildfire Burns Near Evergreen

    Evacuations Ordered As Wildfire Burns Near Evergreen
    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire sparked near Evergreen Monday afternoon. Firefighters say it’s burning on Upper Bear Creek Road west of the Evergreen Golf Course.
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    About 250 homes in the Upper Bear Creek Road and Elephant Butte area are being evacuated. A CodeRed was sent out to a five-mile radius.
    “You should leave immediately,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stated on social media.
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    Evacuees are asked to head to King Murp
  • Wildfire Burning Near Evergreen, Nearby Park Closed

    Wildfire Burning Near Evergreen, Nearby Park Closed
    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire sparked near Evergreen Monday afternoon. Firefighters say it’s burning on Upper Bear Creek Road west of the Evergreen Golf Course.
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    It is not clear how the fire started, or whether any structures are threatened.This is the fire I tweeted about. It’s near the 31000 block of Upper Bear Creek …. just the NW of downtown Evergreen. It’s burning in the vicinity of Elephant Butte I’m told. #COwx #4wx #COFire htt
  • Colorado Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Visa Rules For College Students

    Colorado Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Visa Rules For College Students
    (CBS4/CNN) – Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser joined more than a dozen other states in a lawsuit against the Trump administration. The lawsuit, filed in Massachusetts on Monday, claims the administrations guidance to not allow foreign students to take online-only courses is “senseless.”
    The new visa rule will make it harder for those students to stay in the country if their classes are moved entirely online.
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    Weiser says the rule could impact more than 1,000 i
  • Colorado Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

    Colorado Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
    (CBS4/CNN) – Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser joined more than a dozen other states in a lawsuit against the Trump administration. The lawsuit, filed in Massachusetts on Monday, claims the administrations guidance to not allow foreign students to take online-only courses is “senseless.”
    The new visa rule will make it harder for those students to stay in the country if their classes are moved entirely online.
    (credit: CBS)
    Weiser says the rule could impact more than 1,000 i
  • Police: Would-Be Burglar Passes Out From Blood Loss After Punching Window

    Police: Would-Be Burglar Passes Out From Blood Loss After Punching Window
    CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – A would-be robber’s plan to break into a home landed him in the hospital instead. Police say Daniel Ramos punched a window of a Canon City home on Friday — and ended up passing out from blood loss.
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    Pamala Miles was home alone when it happened. She says Ramos knocked, then tried to push past her when she opened the door.
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    “God gave me the strength to be able to shut that door and get that door and call 911,” she s
  • Colorado Mountain Towns Adopt Mask Mandates

    Colorado Mountain Towns Adopt Mask Mandates
    (CBS4) – More mountain towns in Colorado are now requiring masks be worn. Winter Park and Fraser both passed the emergency ordinances last week.
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    Breckenridge also passed a mask ordinance which requires coverings or masks be worn between the gondola and the Main Street station. There is a $50 fine for those who do not comply.
    The same fine will be applied in Winter Park and Fraser.
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    Fines in those towns can go up to $500 for repeat offenses.
  • Colorado Rapids Lose For First Time This Year

    Colorado Rapids Lose For First Time This Year
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a rebound in the first half, Damir Kreilach added a goal late in the second half and Real Salt Lake extended its dominance of Colorado with a 2-0 win Sunday night.
    The Rocky Mountain showdown on the first night of action in Group D of the MLS is Back tournament remained one-sided. Real Salt Lake won for the 10th time in the past 13 matches against Colorado dating to 2015. The Rapids have managed just two wins and one draw against RSL du
  • Police Find Young Woman’s Body Shot To Death In Stolen Vehicle

    Police Find Young Woman’s Body Shot To Death In Stolen Vehicle
     
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police say they found a 20-year-old woman shot to death inside of a truck on 8th Avenue near the South Platte River. Officers were called to a report of an abandoned vehicle on July 7.
    Officers say they found Kalani Hayter inside the 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche with gunshot wounds. They are calling her case a homicide.
    Vehicle depiction in West 8th Ave. homicide case (credit: Denver)
    Investigators say the truck was stolen the day before in the Montbello neig
  • Police: Coyote Attacks Dog, Scratches Woman In Backyard In Erie

    Police: Coyote Attacks Dog, Scratches Woman In Backyard In Erie
    ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) — A coyote attacked a dog in a backyard in Erie — and scratched a woman who tried to stop it. The Erie Police Department says it happened early Monday morning, at a home in the 200 block of Briggs Street.
    “The owner attempted to intervene and received a small scratch to her hand from the coyote,” investigators said.
    The coyote has not been located. The Erie Police Department’s Animal Control Officer is working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and
  • Coyote Attacks Dog, Scratches Woman In Backyard In Erie

    Coyote Attacks Dog, Scratches Woman In Backyard In Erie
    ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) — A coyote attacked a dog in a backyard in Erie — and scratched a woman who tried to stop it. The Erie Police Department says it happened early Monday morning, at a home in the 200 block of Briggs Street.
    “The owner attempted to intervene and received a small scratch to her hand from the coyote,” investigators said.
    The coyote has not been located. The Erie Police Department’s Animal Control Officer is working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and
  • Summit County Repeat Offender Gets 10 Years In Prison For Assaulting Officers

    Summit County Repeat Offender Gets 10 Years In Prison For Assaulting Officers
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A judge sentenced a man from Frisco for assaulting two police officers in November of 2019. Police were originally called to Robert Patton’s home because he had assaulted his roommate.
    Robert Patton (credit: Summit County)
    When police arrived, they asked Patton to sit down and talk to them. After refusing, Patton hit one officer in the head.
    He also punched another officer in the nose. Officers arrested Patton.
    Patton has a history of assaulting peace of
  • Repeat Offender Gets 10 Years In Prison For Assaulting Officers

    Repeat Offender Gets 10 Years In Prison For Assaulting Officers
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A judge sentenced a man from Frisco for assaulting two police officers in November of 2019. Police were originally called to Robert Patton’s home because he had assaulted his roommate.
    Robert Patton (credit: Summit County)
    When police arrived, they asked Patton to sit down and talk to them. After refusing, Patton hit one officer in the head.
    He also punched another officer in the nose. Officers arrested Patton.
    Patton has a history of assaulting peace of
  • Repeat Offender Gets

    Repeat Offender Gets
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A judge sentenced a man from Frisco for assaulting two police officers in November of 2019. Police were originally called to Robert Patton’s home because he had assaulted his roommate.
    Robert Patton (credit: Summit County)
    When police arrived, they asked Patton to sit down and talk to them. After refusing, Patton hit one officer in the head.
    He also punched another officer in the nose. Officers arrested Patton.
    Patton has a history of assaulting peace of

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