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What one Colorado superintendent has learned after a semester of school during COVID-19


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:59:52 GMT

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We talked with Thompson School District's superintendent, Marc Schaffer, about what his district has learned after a full semester of school during COVID-19 — and what challenges the district is still trying to figure out.

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Colorado National Guard activated as State Capitol tightens security for Inauguration Day


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:32:59 GMT

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Gov. Jared Polis will be activating the Colorado National Guard to be on stand-by to protect the State Capitol in case any planned Inauguration Day protests turn violent.

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George Paton meets the media, talks philosophy, key decisions


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:59:25 GMT

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George Paton meets the media, talks philosophy, key decisions.

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2 men arrested in connection to human remains found in San Luis Valley, man nicknamed 'Psycho' faces new charges


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:36:15 GMT

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Two men have been arrested in connection to the discovery of human remains in the San Luis Valley in November 2020, and one suspect who has already been arrested, Adre "Psycho" Baroz, faces new charges.

Read more: 2 men arrested in connection to human remains found in San Luis Valley, man nicknamed 'Psycho' faces new charges


Colorado man who said he'd "go down fighting" in Capitol riot is arrested, feds say


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:00:07 GMT

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A Colorado man who vowed to "go down fighting" at the U.S. Capitol but also blamed Antifa and "hoodlums" for the Jan. 6 riots has been arrested by authorities, according to a federal affidavit.

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Second evaluation confirms Letecia Stauch is competent to stand trial, case moving forward


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:58:07 GMT

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A review of the state hospital's mental competency evaluation of the Colorado Springs woman accused of murdering her 11-year-old stepson has confirmed the state's findings that she is competent to stand trial, moving the case forward after months of delay.

Read more: Second evaluation confirms Letecia Stauch is competent to stand trial, case moving forward


Colorado man starts 'Peanuts' pen pals, finds comfort in correspondence


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:02:29 GMT

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This 32-year-old Colorado man with a passion for "Peanuts" has more than 100 pen pals — all older adults in a local care facility — that he corresponds with after he was furloughed from his job at the Denver International Airport in March. He calls them his "Peanuts" pen pals.

Read more: Colorado man starts 'Peanuts' pen pals, finds comfort in correspondence


Pedestrian deaths on roadways are up 89% in Colorado, according to AAA study


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:12:07 GMT

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According to a new analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and AAA Colorado, pedestrian deaths are up 89% on Colorado roadways.

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Denver Public Schools begins 10-day plan for students' return to school


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:45:43 GMT

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Colorado's largest school district is beginning its 10-day return to school for older students on Tuesday.

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Windy and warmer Wednesday, with more snow coming this weekend


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:25:15 GMT

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Clear and cold tonight, with a warmup in store for Wednesday. Our next snow arrives this weekend.

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Denver elected leaders and health experts seek to address COVID-19 vaccine disparities after recent data


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:39:45 GMT

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The numbers, first obtained by the Gazette through a public records request, show of those eligible to receive the vaccine, fewer Coloradans of color have been vaccinated.

Read more: Denver elected leaders and health experts seek to address COVID-19 vaccine disparities after recent data


Denver7 Gives Fund raises $1,500 for children of murdered Aurora parents


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 03:51:46 GMT

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Sammy Heckerman and the rest of her family had their world turned upside down this summer.

Read more: Denver7 Gives Fund raises $1,500 for children of murdered Aurora parents


Freshman Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has already started shaking things up in Washington


Created: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:28:18 GMT

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From the moment she hit the campaign trail, Rep. Lauren Boebert promised to shake things up in Washington, and so far she's done just that.

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State still grappling with fake unemployment claims; tax season presents new headaches for victims


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:54:54 GMT

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It’s a pervasive problem in Colorado. Scammers seem to be taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by filing fake unemployment claims using stolen identities. And now, those fraudsters are creating even more headaches as victims try to file their 2020 tax returns.

Read more: State still grappling with fake unemployment claims; tax season presents new headaches for victims


Gov. Polis orders hospitals to use second doses of COVID-19 vaccines right away


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 22:53:14 GMT

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Some 40,000 Coloradans aged 70 and up will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine earlier than expected after Governor Jared Polis ordered hospitals to repurpose second doses of the vaccine as first doses.

Read more: Gov. Polis orders hospitals to use second doses of COVID-19 vaccines right away


Colorado town fights to save Friday night lights


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:55:14 GMT

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When natural springs around Branson, Colorado, ran dry, the local high school football team lost their home turf.

Read more: Colorado town fights to save Friday night lights


Northbound Highway 85 reopens in Commerce City following crash that left pedestrian dead


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:13:28 GMT

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A pedestrian on Highway 85 died after he or she was struck by a vehicle early Monday, which led to an hours-long highway closure as authorities investigated the crash.

Read more: Northbound Highway 85 reopens in Commerce City following crash that left pedestrian dead


Colorado: No IDs for vaccine to ensure non-citizens included


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:56:22 GMT

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Colorado’s public health department sent notices Sunday to hundreds of providers directing them not to require government IDs or other documentation for people getting inoculated against the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for Jan. 18-Jan. 24, 2021


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:38:42 GMT

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More than 374,000 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,600 have been hospitalized as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Read more: Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for Jan. 18-Jan. 24, 2021


Planned election protests at Colorado State Capitol drew few supporters on Sunday


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:55:07 GMT

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Protests planned in Denver against the 2020 election results drew only a handful of people on Sunday to the Colorado State Capitol Building.

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360: Cities in Colorado consider allowing marijuana delivery


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:18:33 GMT

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In the new year, the state is making big moves by looking into making marijuana delivery legal. But it's a controversial topic and has people talking. What do you think about this proposed move?

Read more: 360: Cities in Colorado consider allowing marijuana delivery


Woodland Park man faces charges in connection to US Capitol riot, including assault on an officer


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:55:22 GMT

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A 24-year-old from Woodland Park faces multiple charges, including assault on a federal officer, in connection to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Fruitcakes will fly again in downtown Manitou Springs for 25th Annual Great Fruitcake Toss


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:29:08 GMT

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On Jan. 23, the 25th annual Great Fruitcake Toss returns to Manitou Springs.

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Few flurries for Denver, heavier snow for the southern mountains


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:26:15 GMT

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Just a few flurries tonight, milder mid-week, snow again for the weekend

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Former state lawmaker sues U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for blocking her on Twitter


Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:52:36 GMT

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Colorado's firebrand 3rd District Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has been blocking critics on her personal Twitter account. That move has landed her in hot water.

Read more: Former state lawmaker sues U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for blocking her on Twitter


City's iconic Denver Diner to close after 30 years


Created: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 20:45:43 GMT

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One of the last of Denver’s iconic diners is closing its doors for good. Denver Diner announced Sunday that it will not reopen.

Read more: City's iconic Denver Diner to close after 30 years


Justice for JonBenét Ramsey: A fresh look at the unanswered questions


Created: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 20:16:07 GMT

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More than 20 years after the death of JonBenet Ramsey grabbed the world’s attention, the case is still a hot topic whenever it arises, especially in Colorado.

Read more: Justice for JonBenét Ramsey: A fresh look at the unanswered questions


Hopes high for return of skiing at abandoned Colorado resort


Created: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:59:54 GMT

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Hopes are high for the return of downhill skiing at a former resort that was long abandoned.

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Colorado National Guard members depart to Washington D.C. ahead of Inauguration Day


Created: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 17:05:31 GMT

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At least 200 members of the Colorado Army and Air National Guard (CONG) left for Washington D.C. Sunday. The troop deployment, activated by Gov. Jared Polis Thursday, will help with security for Inauguration Day after last week’s insurrection at the Capitol.

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Lauren Boebert's spokesman quits less than 2 weeks into term


Created: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:45:26 GMT

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The spokesman for Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has quit less than two weeks after she was sworn into office, saying he was prompted to by the insurrection at the nation’s Capitol.

Read more: Lauren Boebert's spokesman quits less than 2 weeks into term

 
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