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Thomas is the Digital Content Manger for KDVR.com and KWGN.com He has worked as a digital journalist in Denver for five years now.

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Thomas worked as a web writer for KMGH in Denver. In November 2012, joined the web staff at KDVR as Digital Content Manager.

Feel free to send comments to Thomas.Hendrick@KDVR.com or call 303-566-7590.

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    Colorado opens first mental health crisis hotline

    DENVER — Gov. John Hicknelooper announced Tuesday the launch of the state’s first mental health crisis hotline. Mental health professionals will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 844-493-TALK (8255). The news of the hotline comes one day after famed actor Robin Williams killed himself. Williams had been dealing with deep depression, family members have said. “We do not want to lose one more person to the tragedy of suicide, gun violence, substance abuse or mental […]

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    Dougco dispatcher takes Ice Bucket Challenge in hilarious video

    DENVER — A Douglas County dispatcher decided to join in on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a creative approach. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a national movement by law enforcement to challenge each other on social media to dump ice water on themselves. Participants donate $10 to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund and challenge others to do so. Several agencies in the metro area have taken part in the last week including Arvada Police, Castle Rock Police,  the Douglas […]

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    Fort Carson soldier accused of soliciting young girls

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A solider at Fort Carson Army Base is being accused of a string of solicitation cases targeting young women. KRDO-TV reported Duston Ridner, 43, was arrested in May and released on a $50,000 bond. Police said he was the driver of a red truck that approached a dozen girls since April. The driver would approach a girl and offer them $100 to watch him perform a lewd act, police said. Eight juvenile and five adult victims […]

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    Survey: Fewer CO high school students think marijuana is risky

    DENVER — A 2013 survey has found fewer and fewer Colorado high school students think smoking marijuana is risky to their health. Researchers have long been concerned about the effects of marijuana on the developing brain — teens and adolescents under the age of 25. Preliminary research has shown that early onset smokers are slower at tasks, have lower IQs later in life and even have a higher risk of stroke. The survey was conducted by the Colorado Department of […]

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    Vail says they found owner of wedding ring found under chairlift

    VAIL, Colo. — A man has come forward saying he is the owner of a wedding ring found under a chairlift at Vail Resort. The ring was found under the Sourdough Lift by a worker. It had an inscription (“All my love, Sue”) and a date. Vail Resorts tweeted a photo of the ring in the hopes of finding its owner. The tweet reached over 1 million people. It took five days, now the resort says a man, David Brenner, […]

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    Lady Gaga shares hospital selfie after getting altitude sickness in CO

    DENVER — Pop star Lady Gaga apparently had some trouble adjusting to Denver’s Mile High altitude Wednesday. Gaga was in town for her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball world tour at the Pepsi Center. After the show, she shared a selfie on Instagram of herself at a local hospital with an oxygen mask. In the caption, Gaga wrote, “Altitude Sickness is no Joke!”


    Protesters picket town hall meeting hosted by Jared Polis

    BOULDER, Colo. — Dozens of furious protesters greeted Boulder Congressman Jared Polis at a town hall meeting Tuesday evening. The protesters demanded answers from Polis who recently signed onto a compromise with Gov. John Hickenlooper to form a commission that will look at the locations of oil and natural gas drilling in Colorado. Polis had gathered nearly 300,000 signatures for two petitions about fracking that were dropped as part of the compromise. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the protesters […]

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    Emergency blankets helped save missing hikers, deputies say

    BOULDER, Colo. — Two men who went hiking along the North St. Vrain Creek and went missing over the weekend were rescued thanks in part to their use of emergency reflective blankets, sheriff’s deputies said. Joshua Skaggs, 16, and his father Jeff Lints, 46, were dropped off Friday morning near Allenspark. They planned on hiking along the St. Vrain to Button Rock Reservoir, said Sgt. Mike Linden of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. They were scheduled to be picked up […]

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    Adams County probation officer arrested on drug charge

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A probation officer in Adams County was arrested in Nebraska over the weekend, officials said Friday. Shauna Sanders, 45, was arrested on suspicion of possession with the intent to deliver cocaine and crack cocaine, among other charges. According to a criminal complaint filed this week in Keith County, investigators think Sanders also had Ecstasy as well. Saunders was placed on leave this week. She has about two-and-a-half weeks of vacation time, which she is entitled to […]

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    Is this creepy mannequin head yours? Arvada PD looking for owners of stolen items

    ARVADA, Colo. — Arvada police recovered items they believe were stolen while executing a search warrant and now they are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owners. According to a post on the police department’s Facebook page, police recovered the items as part of an on-going investigation. They include a mannequin head, a long decorative knife and a statue of an American Indian. If anyone recognizes these items, they are asked to call Arvada Police at 720-898-6900.