• Crash Closes I-70 Westbound At Havana In Denver Friday Morning

    Crash Closes I-70 Westbound At Havana In Denver Friday Morning
    (CBS4) — A crash with a vehicle and a motorcycle caused a large delay and closed a stretch of Interstate 70 just west of I-270 in Denver Friday morning.
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    According to the COtrip website, the crash was in westbound lanes of I-70, and all lanes were shut down at Havana Street just west of I-270, Denver Police Department tweeted.
    All lanes were closed as of 10:30 a.m.#TRAFFIC: #DPD is investigating a traffic crash with serious injuries involving motorist and a motorcyclist on WB
  • Winter Park & Arapahoe Basin Relish In Late May Snowstorm

    Winter Park & Arapahoe Basin Relish In Late May Snowstorm
    By Danielle Chavira
    (CBS4) – A late May snowstorm came just in time for the last day of the season at Winter Park. Mary Jane will close on Saturday, May 21.
    It appears as of Friday night, they’ll have at least a foot of fresh snow for skiers and riders.New spring snow is falling just in time for our last weekend! We couldn’t ask for a better way to say goodbye to the winter season. Mary Jane’s last day for skiing and riding is tomorrow, Saturday May 21. Come up and celebr
  • Restoration Companies Put Liens On Homes Of Some Marshall Fire Survivors

    Restoration Companies Put Liens On Homes Of Some Marshall Fire Survivors
    SUPERIOR, Colo. (CBS4) – In yet another blow for Marshall Fire survivors, some restoration companies are placing liens on people’s homes who dispute the quality of the clean-up.The smoke and ash created by the fire contained lots of toxins – from asbestos to heavy metals – and many homeowners like Jen Kaaoush have hired a restoration company to de-contaminate their homes.
    While her house was spared, it sustained heavy smoke and soot damage.
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    “After a fe
  • The Late Raul Chavez Portillo Leaves Behind ‘A Lineage & A Heritage’ Hundreds Of Years Old

    The Late Raul Chavez Portillo Leaves Behind ‘A Lineage & A Heritage’ Hundreds Of Years Old
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Raul Chavez Portillo brought a tradition dating back more than 500 years and leaves behind an impact on Colorado that will last for generations. Portillo passed away in early May and was laid to rest during a vibrant celebration at Crown Hill Mortuary on Thursday.
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    “Raul Chavez Portillo came to Colorado in 1969, and he comes from a very long tradition of conchero dancing,” said Dr. Renee Fajardo with the Chicano Humanities Art Council. &ldq
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  • Denver Weather: Heavy Snow Continues Overnight With Freezing Temperatures

    Denver Weather: Heavy Snow Continues Overnight With Freezing Temperatures
    The snow arrived earlier on Friday and the moisture hasn’t stopped! Our temperatures plummeted over 50 degrees from Thursday to Friday afternoon!
    We expect snow to continue heavily through early Saturday morning for most areas along the Front Range and our mountains.
    We have Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories through Saturday at noon. The bulk of the snow will hit during the overnight into early Saturday morning hours. After that, it will gradually get lighter through the
  • Westbound I-70 Closed At Vail Pass Due To Crash & Hazmat Situation

    Westbound I-70 Closed At Vail Pass Due To Crash & Hazmat Situation
    VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– A crash closed a stretch of westbound I-70 at Vail Pass on Friday night. The crash closed a 10-mile stretch of I-70 from exit 180 East Vail to exit 190 Vail Pass Summit.
    The Colorado State Patrol says a semi tractor’s saddle tank ruptured and is spilling fuel. Right now, the spill is being contained, and no waterways are affected.
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    CSP says there are multiple spinoffs in the area.#I70 westbound: Road closed due to a crash between Exit 190 – Vai
  • Both Directions Of I-70 Closed At Vail Pass Due To Crashes & Hazmat Situation

    Both Directions Of I-70 Closed At Vail Pass Due To Crashes & Hazmat Situation
    VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– A crash closed a stretch of westbound I-70 at Vail Pass on Friday night. The crash closed a 10-mile stretch of I-70 from exit 180 East Vail to exit 190 Vail Pass Summit.
    The Colorado State Patrol says a semi tractor’s saddle tank ruptured and is spilling fuel. Right now, the spill is being contained, and no waterways are affected.
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    CSP says there are multiple spinoffs in the area.#I70 westbound: Road closed due to a crash between Exit 190 – Vai
  • Westbound I-70 Closed At Vail Pass Due To Crash

    Westbound I-70 Closed At Vail Pass Due To Crash
    VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– A crash closed a stretch of westbound I-70 at Vail Pass on Friday night. The crash closed a 10-mile stretch of I-70 from exit 180 East Vail to exit 190 Vail Pass Summit. (credit: CDOT)#I70 westbound: Road closed due to a crash between Exit 190 – Vail Pass Summit and Exit 180 – East Vail. Slower speeds advised. https://t.co/EIMbav0FhJ
    — Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) May 20, 2022Slower speeds are advised. There is no estimat
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  • Juvenile Arrested In March Shooting Death of Teen

    Juvenile Arrested In March Shooting Death of Teen
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora have arrested the suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old in March. The Hispanic juvenile male was arrested on Thursday for the March 11 shooting.
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    The 16-year-old victim was found at an apartment complex in the 17200 block of East Asbury Circle just to the south of Overland High School. He died after being taken to the hospital.
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    The suspect, also 16 years old, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder a
  • Colorado High School Seniors Get A Special Present From Mother Nature

    Colorado High School Seniors Get A Special Present From Mother Nature
    (CBS4) – A First Alert Weather Day in Colorado meant some graduating seniors celebrated commencement in true Colorado fashion. Some schools had to act and think quickly to move their outdoor events somewhere else that was sheltered from Mother Nature.
    There were the traditional caps and gowns, but for Evergreen High School, its graduation featured something unexpected, snow. The 2022 class graduated in open air at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
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    “I’m excited. I think it&r
  • Get Ready For The Buc-ee’s Groundbreaking In Johnstown

    Get Ready For The Buc-ee’s Groundbreaking In Johnstown
    JOHNSTOWN, Colo. (CBS4) – Buc-ee’s gas station is one step closer to opening along I-25. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Texas-based mega gas station company is set for June 7 in Johnstown.
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    Buc-ee’s General Counsel Jeff Nadalo told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas in February that his company targeted Johnstown as a way to cater to commuters moving between Denver, Fort Collins and the Wyoming border.
    Buc-ee’s has a reputation of having the cleanest bathrooms a
  • Hundreds Of Flights At DIA Delayed Or Canceled As Winter Storm Moves Across Colorado

    Hundreds Of Flights At DIA Delayed Or Canceled As Winter Storm Moves Across Colorado
    By Danielle Chavira
    DENVER (CBS4) – A late (and unusual) May snowstorm caused some troubles for Denver International Airport on Friday. At one point, the airport reported more than 210 cancelations and more than 300 delays.
    It’s not clear if all were caused by weather.Colorado weather got us likeIf you’re flying out today or tomorrow, check your flight status w your airline before heading to DEN. Drive safely, or consider taking the RTD A-Line#cowx pic.twitter.com/2sLGqXRWa1
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  • Colorado Researchers Working Toward A Cure For Type 1 Diabetes

    Colorado Researchers Working Toward A Cure For Type 1 Diabetes
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Some of the most advanced research in diabetes is being done right here in Colorado. The Barbara Davis Center is world renowned for the care and research of Type 1 diabetes. On the first floor at the center, doctors provide care to patients. In the labs on the upper floors, researchers are studying the disease on a microscopic level.
    “We can directly observe the interactions between different types of immune cells within the disease site,” said Rachel Fri
  • CDOT Plows Pivot To Winter Mode Thanks To Colorado’s Unpredictable Weather

    CDOT Plows Pivot To Winter Mode Thanks To Colorado’s Unpredictable Weather
    By Danielle Chavira
    (CBS4) – Colorado Department of Transportation plow drivers say they are out in full force as wintery weather blankets much of Colorado on Friday. Crews say they made the quick switch back to winter mode and started preparing on Thursday.
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    “Our plows were in summer mode in that we were focused on repairing potholes and guardrails and fixing bridges, but we are very flexible so we went into snow removal mode and part our crews have been out since 3 a.m
  • Look Out Below! Heavy Colorado Snow May Cause Falling Tree Branches

    Look Out Below! Heavy Colorado Snow May Cause Falling Tree Branches
    DENVER (CBS4) – Trees and shrubs in Colorado are in full bloom, and experts says that blooming spring foliage combined with this weekend’s wet snow will cause problems.
    “There’s leaves on those trees, which just provides more surface area where that snow is going to land and accumulate, making those branches heavier,” said Kelly Flenniken the Director of Community Relations for Xcel Energy.
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    When those tree branches get heavy, they are likely to break a
  • Foothills Animal Shelter Suspends Bird Intakes After Avian Influenza Detected

    Foothills Animal Shelter Suspends Bird Intakes After Avian Influenza Detected
    GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– The Foothills Animal Shelter has received a positive test result for bird flu, or avian influenza. That means the shelter is not able to accept any birds for at least 14 days from Friday.The confirmation comes from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory after the sudden death of two stray ducklings at the shelter. Foothills will not accept any birds, including chickens, ducks, geese, or exotic birds, for at least 14 days.
    “As a Socially Conscious Shelter, F
  • Firefighters Gaining Containment At High Park Fire

    Firefighters Gaining Containment At High Park Fire
    By Danielle Chavira
    TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters contained more of the High Park Fire burning in Teller County. Since the fire started on May 12, it’s burned 1,572 acres. It is now 89% contained.
    The High Park Fire as seen during a flyover Friday. (credit: Inciweb)
    Road closures and evacuations have since been lifted.
    On Friday, fire officials say they expect 3-6 inches of snow over the course of 24 hours. They say a section of the fire which is not contained is in stee
  • Evergreen High Graduating Seniors Brave Cold, Snow For Commencement At Red Rocks

    Evergreen High Graduating Seniors Brave Cold, Snow For Commencement At Red Rocks
    DENVER (CBS4)– It was a long, cold ceremony for Evergreen High School seniors who braved the rain and snow during their commencement at Red Rocks on Friday morning. Their graduation was the only one scheduled for Red Rocks on Friday that wasn’t moved to an indoor location.
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    One graduate told CBS4 that the snow is the perfect ending to an unprecedented 4 years of high school. And some parents said that it’s important to keep things in perspective.
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  • Denver Weather: Winter Storm Warning In Effect, Up Next Is Branch Breaking Snow

    Denver Weather: Winter Storm Warning In Effect, Up Next Is Branch Breaking Snow
    DENVER (CBS4) – A powerful storm expected to cause widespread impacts arrived on schedule Thursday night. The worse conditions in the Denver metro area will start Friday afternoon.
    For the Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and most locations under 6,000 feet, rain will mix with snow Friday afternoon followed by a change to all snow for Friday night and Saturday morning. Therefore the CBS4 Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day through midday Saturday.
    (source: CBS)
    The Denver
  • Heading Into Denver Saturday To See Luke Combs Or Watch Sports? Be Prepared For Heavy Traffic

    Heading Into Denver Saturday To See Luke Combs Or Watch Sports? Be Prepared For Heavy Traffic
    (CBS4) – If you’re heading into Denver on Saturday for an event, be warned that there could be heavy traffic and backups. That’s because there’s a Rockies game at Coors Field, a country music concert at Empower Field at Mile High and a Mammoth playoff game at Ball Arena.
    Denver police warned that drivers should give themselves extra time to get to their destinations.
    “Those traveling around Coors Field, Empower Field at Mile High and Ball Arena area are encouraged t
  • 3 Structures Destroyed In Simms Fire Burning Near Montrose

    3 Structures Destroyed In Simms Fire Burning Near Montrose
    MONTROSE, Colo. (CBS4) – Three structures have burned in the Simms Fire that is burning near Montrose. The fire has burned a little more than 371 acres 15 miles southwest of Montrose since it started on Thursday afternoon. (credit: US Forest Service)
    The fire showed no significant growth overnight and was being aggressively suppressed on Friday. Air tankers and helicopters were used Thursday to make water drops on the fire.Evacuations for those living between Simms Mesa Road, Government Sp
  • Woman Dies After Fall In Rocky Mountain National Park

    Woman Dies After Fall In Rocky Mountain National Park
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A 21-year-old woman fell into Adams Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday. She did not survive.The woman was from Virginia, Illinois. She fell into Adams Falls which is located on the East Inlet Trail on the west side of the park. Denver: Entrance to the Rockies in Colorado USA.Rocky Mountain National Park is a United States national park located in north-central Colorado, within the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The park is si
  • Snowy Weather Closes Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park

    Snowy Weather Closes Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to traffic due to the snowy weather. The road was closed Friday on the east side at Many Parks Curve and on the west side at the Colorado River Trailhead.
    (credit: National Park Service)
    The road sits above 10,000 feet which means it is not an all-season road.
    Trail Ridge Road typically reopens to through traffic in late May, depending on weather conditions. It hasn’t reopened
  • Colorado Rockies Postpone Friday’s Game, Doubleheader Now Scheduled For Saturday

    Colorado Rockies Postpone Friday’s Game, Doubleheader Now Scheduled For Saturday
    (CBS4) – The Colorado Rockies announced at noon on Friday that their evening game against the New York Mets at Coors Field in Denver will be played on Saturday instead.
    The wet and cold weather conditions are what prompted the decision.
    Friday’s game had been scheduled to take place at 6:40 p.m. It has been rescheduled to 1:10 p.m. on Saturday and will now be the first game in a doubleheader. Snow and rain are expected to be done in downtown Denver before first pitch, but conditions
  • Overlook Haus Property In Telluride Listed As One Of Vrbo’s Top 10 Best In The U.S.

    Overlook Haus Property In Telluride Listed As One Of Vrbo’s Top 10 Best In The U.S.
    (CBS4) – If you’re looking for a real family getaway, how about an award winning Vrbo rental in Telluride? The agency just named the 3,900 square foot home with four bedrooms and five baths as one of the ten best in the nation.
    (credit: Vrbo)
    It’s between the ski resort and the mountain village, with the appropriate name of Overlook Haus. It’s the only rental in the state to get the designation.
    (credit: Vrbo)
    Vrbo says it released the list to inspire families to travel.
  • Rockies TV Reporter Kelsey Wingert Hit In Head By Foul Ball, Is Recovering

    Rockies TV Reporter Kelsey Wingert Hit In Head By Foul Ball, Is Recovering
    (AP) – AT&T Sportsnet reporter Kelsey Wingert says she’s recovering after being struck in the head by a line drive during the ninth inning of the Colorado Rockies’ game against the San Francisco Giants earlier this week.
    “I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head,” Wingert said in a tweet, along with a photo that showed a row of stitches on her forehead.
    Wingert, who covers the Rockies, was in the camera well past the Rockies’ first-base dugout on Monday night
  • WalletHub: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Area Ranks Top 50 Among Cities Likely To Visit On A Budget

    WalletHub: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Area Ranks Top 50 Among Cities Likely To Visit On A Budget
    (CBS4) — A new report ranks Denver among 100 cities that people like to visit when they’re on a budget.
    (credit: CBS)
    According to WalletHub’s 2022’s Best Summer Travel Destinations, The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area ranked 37th. Travel costs, attractions and activities were the pros.
    However, it ranked poorly for local costs, weather and safety. COVID-19 cases and crime also factored into safety.
    The only other Colorado city on the list was Colorado Springs, which placed 7
  • WalletHub: Denver Area Ranks Top 50 Among Cities Likely To Visit On A Budget

    WalletHub: Denver Area Ranks Top 50 Among Cities Likely To Visit On A Budget
    (CBS4) — A new report ranks Denver among 100 cities that people like to visit when they’re on a budget.
    (credit: CBS)
    According to WalletHub’s 2022’s Best Summer Travel Destinations, The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area ranked 37th. Travel costs, attractions and activities were the pros.
    However, it ranked poorly for local costs, weather and safety. COVID-19 cases and crime also factored into safety.
    The only other Colorado city on the list was Colorado Springs, which placed 7
  • ‘Representation Is Not Enough’: Parents Voice Concerns Over Hiring Teachers Of Color In Denver Public Schools

    ‘Representation Is Not Enough’: Parents Voice Concerns Over Hiring Teachers Of Color In Denver Public Schools
    DENVER (CBS4)– It was a crowded room at the Denver Public School board meeting on Thursday. Community members showed up in droves to make their voices heard about the retainment and hiring of teachers of color in the district.(credit: CBS)
    “Our district continues to silence the voices of the most marginalized,” said Michael Diaz-Rivera, a former DPS teacher.
    On Zoom and in a conference room that many people were turned away from because of overflow, several students, parents, a
  • Spring Storm Forces Many Colorado High Schools To Change Outdoor Graduation Plans

    Spring Storm Forces Many Colorado High Schools To Change Outdoor Graduation Plans
    (CBS4) — Weather forced high schools to switch up their graduation plans Friday. We were at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison during the morning, where several ceremonies were planned. Some schools had backup plans.
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    Evergreen High School was able to keep its Red Rocks ceremony on track for a 9 a.m. start. But Columbine and Chatfield moved their respective graduations to the Denver Colosseum.
    DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School moved its ceremony to their school gymnasium. D

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