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  • CSU Rams celebrate 31-17 victory over CU Buffaloes in Denver. August 29, 2014

    CSU crushes CU with huge 2nd half rally in Rocky Mountain Showdown

    DENVER –The Colorado State Rams dominated the Colorado Buffaloes with an impressive second half performance to kick off the college football season in Denver Friday night. The two rivals met in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The underdog Rams won 31-17 after scoring 24 unanswered points. It’s the 86th meeting between the rivals, with the Buffaloes leading 62-21-2, including 8-5 in games in Denver. CU has won three of the past four meetings, including […]

  • Ex-officer convicted of killing Mapleton elk dodges prison, gets probation

    BOULDER, Colo. — Sam Carter, the former Boulder police officer who was convicted of killing an elk, was sentenced Friday by a Boulder County judge to four years of probation, community service and fined, avoiding the one year of prison time that prosecutors sought. Carter, 37, was found guilty on June 3 of nine charges related to shooting and killing a trophy elk in the Mapleton Hill neighborhood of Boulder. He will also have to pay $10,200 in fees because […]

  • U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado

    Air Force Academy is named as possible terror attack target

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — An online al-Qaida magazine published articles that named the U.S. Air Force Academy as a suggested terror attack target. “Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience” is written in England and published in the Arabian Peninsula. Besides the Academy north of Colorado Springs, Colo., the publication names Times Square, Las Vegas casinos, oil tankers and trains, and Georgia Military College as targets. It instructs readers on how to make homemade bombs and to set them off in […]

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    Aurora awards its first 21 retail marijuana licenses; sales can begin Oct. 1

    AURORA, Colo. — The city of Aurora has awarded licenses to the first 21 stores that can begin selling retail marijuana in the city on Oct. 1. In July, applications were submitted and each applicant attended a prelicensing meeting. In all, there were 58 applications for 24 licenses. The city conducted criminal background checks as well as whether the applicants met financial liquidity, staffing, security, air quality filtration, business and operating requirements. The city will take new applications beginning Sept. […]

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was fined $8,200 for taunting against the Houston Texans' D.J. Swearinger, ESPN reported.

    Broncos’ Peyton Manning fined $8,268 for taunting; ‘It’s money well spent’

    DENVER — Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was fined $8,268 for taunting the Houston Texans’ D.J. Swearinger during Saturday’s preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported. After throwing a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders, Manning ran downfield and got in the face of Swearinger and the two exchanged words. Peyton Manning notified by NFL he is fined $8,200 for taunting of DJ Swearinger. No appeal. Peyton: "I accept it. Money well spent."— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) […]

  • A hit-and-run crash closed northbound South Colorado Boulevard at East Iowa Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

    One seriously hurt in hit-and-run on Colorado Boulevard; suspect arrested

    DENVER — South Colorado Boulevard was closed Wednesday morning after a hit-and-run crash. One person in a green Ford Explorer was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after the crash about 4:30 a.m. The accident forced the closure of northbound Colorado Boulevard at East Iowa Avenue as police investigated. Police located a red Jeep that fled the scene and arrested the a suspect, the Denver Police Department said later Wednesday morning.

  • A semi-tractor trailer accident shut down northbound Interstate 25 at Highway 402 in Larimer County on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: Joshua Hans)

    I-25 in Larimer County reopens after semi crashes, hangs off bridge

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Northbound Interstate 25 was closed for about six hours Tuesday after a tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and was partially dangling off a bridge over the interstate, causing fuel to leak. Photos of crash scene NB 25 at HWY 402. We are estimating a three hour closure of I-25. http://t.co/NpjMhpG7GV— CSP Larimer (@CSP_Larimer) August 26, 2014 The accident on Highway 402 just north of Johnson’s Corner happened about 5 a.m., and detours were put in place […]

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    Brush won’t allow former prison to be converted into marijuana facility

    BRUSH, Colo. — The Brush City Council voted Monday to continue with its moratorium on marijuana sales, preventing a businessman from turning the former High Plains Correctional prison into a facility to cultivate and sell retail marijuana, the Brush News-Tribune reported. The city held two meetings seeking input from citizens, most of whom were against lifting the moratorium. A proposal to put the issue to a vote of Brush residents was rejected. The council voted 4-3 to keep the moratorium […]

  • A man was shot to death in the 1900 block of Clinton Street in Aurora on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

    Man shot to death in Aurora; police have no details on suspect

    AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Monday night. Police were called to the 1900 block of Clinton Street about 10:20 p.m. Officers found a male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital but died soon after arrival. Police say they have no suspect information and aren’t sure what led to the shooting. The victim has not been identified, pending an autopsy and notification of next of […]

  • A semi-tractor trailer rolled over on Interstate 25 at Interstate 70, causing a full closure of northbound lanes on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

    Northbound I-25 reopens after semi rolls over; watch crews rescue passenger

    DENVER — All northbound lanes of Interstate 25 were closed at Interstate 70 early Tuesday morning for more than three hours after a semi-tractor trailer rolled over. The driver and a passenger of the semi were transported to the hospital but were not seriously injured in the accident, which happened just after 3 a.m. Traffic was being diverted onto Interstate 70 and caused major delays for the morning commute. The interstate was reopened about 6:40 a.m. Video shows a police […]