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    Fort Collins residents want Illegal Pete’s restaurant to change name

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A group of Fort Collins residents attended a meeting Wednesday night and asked Pete Turner to change the name of his restaurant, Illegal Pete’s, which is scheduled to open in the city’s Old Town in three weeks. Illegal Pete’s has six locations in Boulder and Denver and serves Mexican food modeled from the Mission District in San Francisco. The name Illegal Pete’s is a literary reference to a bar in a novel he read as an […]

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    Partial solar eclipse to be visible through filters along Front Range on Thursday eclipse

    DENVER — Mostly clear skies are forecast for Thursday when a  partial solar eclipse will be visible across most of North America, including Colorado. Unlike a lunar eclipse that can be observed directly, viewing a solar eclipse needs to be done through special filters. Viewing a solar eclipse directly and even with sunglasses is to be avoided. According to NASA’s eclipse page, the eclipse will begin at 3:18 p.m., reach its maximum about 4:35 p.m. and be over by 5:44 […]

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    Best ways to catch Thursday’s partial solar eclipse

    DENVER — The skies will be clear for perfect viewing the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in Colorado on Thursday afternoon. But the biggest no-no is to look directly at the sun to see the eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 3:18 p.m., reach its maximum about 4:35 p.m. and be over by 5:44 p.m. In the Denver metro area, about 55 percent of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon. NASA’s advice is: “Don’t stare. Even […]

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    Fort Collins City Council repeals bag-fee ordinance

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Two months after passing an ordinance to place a 5-cent fee on disposable bags beginning in April 2015, the Fort Collins City Council voted Tuesday night to overturn the measurement, the Fort Collins Coloradoan reported. The council voted 6-1 to repeal the ordinance after Citizens For Recycling Choices had collected enough signatures to bring the issue back up with the council. The council could have put the ordinance on the April 7 ballot or call a […]

  • A boy was taken to Denver Health with serious injuries after he was struck by a car at Zuni Street and West Mosier Place while walking to school on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

    Child taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by vehicle

    DENVER — A boy on his way to school was hit by a car in southwest Denver on Wednesday and was taken to Denver Health with serious bodily injuries, the Denver Police Department said. The boy was hit at Zuni Street and West Mosier Place just before 7 a.m. Denver Police say the driver, who stayed at the scene, was cited for not driving with headlines on and careless driving. The boy has nonlife-threatening injuries.

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    Craft brewer depletes supply of Count Chocula at two Fort Collins grocery stores

    FOR COLLINS, Colo. — The cereal killer in Fort Collins has been found. It turns out the mystery of who was making the run on Count Chocula cereal boxes from two Albertsons stores in the city is craft brewer Black Bottle Brewery. The brewery admitted to snatching up the delicious morning favorite so it can make a small-batch beer, the Fort Collins Coloradoan reported. Black Bottle General Manager Steve Marrick told The Coloradoan the brewery’s “Cerealiously” beer series will include […]

  • The Taylor Estate in Lakewood is on the market for $27.7 million, the highest-priced home in the Denver metro area. (Credit: Fuller Sotheby's International Realty)

    Highest-priced home in Denver metro area is on the market

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Taylor Estate in Lakewood is on the market and it’s the highest-priced home in the Denver metro area. The 14,000-square-foot home has 26 rooms and sits on 122 acres, and according to Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, the asking price is a whopping $27.7 million. The home is at 6900 West Lakeridge Road, which is near South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Jewell Avenue, close to Ward Reservoir No. 1 and near the former Green Gables Country Club. […]

  • Seattle TV station KOMO aired a graphic depicting former SuperSonics player Gary Payton as the record-holder for most passes in NFL history, not Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. (Credit: KOMO 4)

    Seattle TV station: Gary Payton breaks NFL touchdown record, not Peyton Manning

    SEATTLE — The Broncos can’t catch a break from Seattle. It was bad enough for the Seattle Seahawks to have beaten the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. And again last month in a regular-season game. But Sunday night, Seattle TV station KOMO 4 aired a graphic showing former Seattle SuperSonics basketball player Gary Payton had broken the Brett Favre’s NFL record for career touchdown passes instead of the Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Payton found the mistake “too funny.” Too funny http://t.co/CQAze3vcWn […]

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    Police seek man in alleged abduction of 11-year-old boy at Commerce City park

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Commerce City Police Department is seeking a man it says tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy at a park Wednesday morning. Police say the suspect walked up behind the boy at Pioneer Park (5902 Holly St.) about 9:45 a.m. and grabbed the boy by his shirt and backpack and pushed him down. A woman who saw what happened yelled at the suspect, who then fled. The witeness then drove the boy home and called police. […]

  • An SUV plunged into Cherry Creek after being involved in a two-vehicle accident at North Speer Boulevard and West 14th Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (Credit: Cathy Hernandez)

    SUV drops into Cherry Creek after accident; driver might have had medical emergency

    DENVER — An SUV plunged into Cherry Creek after a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday morning. The Denver Police Department advised motorists to avoid the area after the accident at North Speer Boulevard and West 14th Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Witnesses told police the male driver might have suffered a medical emergency because he appeared unconscious before hitting another SUV and dropping into the creek. Paramedics arrived and took the driver to a local hospital. Police say it appeared the man […]