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  • Police investigate fatal truck and pedestrian crash in Weld County, Colo.

    Gravel truck hits, kills flagger in road construction zone

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A gravel truck hit and killed a road construction worker Weld County Friday night. It happened at Highway 119 and County Road 5, west of I-25. FOX31’s Joe St. George was told the victim was a flagger at the site. There is major road construction going on at this location. Both eastbound lanes of Highway 119 are closed for road work and there are single east-west lanes in what would normally be the two westbound lanes. […]

  • Sports Authority plans to close its flagship store at the Sports Castle at 1000 Broadway as part, according to a report.

    If you shared your info with Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods is about to get it

    DENVER — Bankrupt Sports Authority is sending emails to its former customers to let them know it sold its customer database to Dick’s Sporting Goods. What that means is that beginning September 15, any personal information you provided to Sports Authority will be governed by Dick’s Sporting Goods privacy policy. If you don’t want Dick’s to keep that personal information, you can opt out of the transfer.

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    Check out what’s happening for fun and entertainment this weekend

    DENVER — There is a lot going on in Colorado this weekend … plenty of options for the whole family when it comes to doing something fun and entertaining. Chris Parente has a rundown of possibilities in his video report.

  • James Garcia and Alex the red tail hawk from the Denver Zoo

    Red tail hawk from Denver Zoo goes on the road to educate

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo has an impressive education program and some of its animals go on the road to participate. Alex the red tail hawk visited Channel 2 News Thursday. James Garcia with the Denver Zoo told us all about Alex, and the zoo’s education programs.  

  • Plane crash at Telluride Ski Area. Photo: San Miguel County Sheriff's Office

    2 dead in plane crash at Telluride Ski Area

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Two people were killed in an airplane crash near Telluride Wednesday. That’s according to the San Miguel County Sheriff. Officials said a fixed-wing motorized-glider crashed at the Telluride Ski Area. The pilot, 64-year-old Robert Saunders died in the crash at Prospect Basin around 2 p.m. Saunders, a well-known Telluride local, went by the nickname “Glider Bob.” The second man who was on board was not identified. Employees of Telluride Ski and Golf responded when the heard what […]

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    Video: 4-wheeling adventure in the Colorado Rockies

    Some adventurers recently took advantage of the unique environment the Rocky Mountains have to offer. One group took their vehicles off the beaten path using four wheels to explore some of the most beautiful land in our state. Photojournalist Jay Hutchinson takes us to the Colorado Toyota Jamboree in his video report.

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    Proposal to triple tax on pack of cigarettes gets on Colorado ballot

    DENVER — A proposal that would triple the taxes on a pack of cigarettes will be on the November ballot in Colorado. Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Monday afternoon there were enough valid signatures on a petition for the measure to put it on the ballot. Supporters of the “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” proposal turned in their petition signatures August 8. Officials said the group turned in at least 117,000 valid signatures. 98,500 were needed. Initiative 143 would […]

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    Firefighters work to contain Larimer County wildfire

    DENVER — Wildland fires along the Front Range continue to threaten homes due to near drought conditions. Firefighters worked into the evening Thursday to contain a fire that burned close to 80 acres in Larimer County. Using power tools, pic ax’s and shovels, firefighters with the Larimer County Sheriff’s office “mopped-up” the Hertha Ridge Fire that threatened at least a half dozen homes about 11 miles outside Berthoud when it started Wednesday afternoon. “It’s basically like gardening … They are […]

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    The Beauty of Colorado’s 4 national parks

    DENVER – Next Thursday the National Park Service will turn 100 years old. It’s celebrating its centennial birthday by giving away a free gift to all of YOU! From next Thursday (August 25) through next Sunday (August 28), the National Park Service will provide free entry to all of its parks. Until then, enjoy the four national parks located in Colorado in Kevin Torres’ ‘Unique 2 Colorado’ Report.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16:  Jennifer Simpson of the United States celebrates with the American flag after winning the bronze medal in the Women's 1500m Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

    Boulder’s Jenny Simpson wins bronze in women’s 1500m race in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Jenny Simpson of Boulder became the first woman to win an Olympic medal in the 1500-meter race for Team USA on Tuesday night at the Rio Olympics. Simpson won the bronze medal in event Tuesday night in 4 minutes, 10.53 seconds, finishing behind Faith Kipyegon of Kenya and Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia. Simpson is a former track and field star at the University of Colorado and has represented the United States in each of the last […]