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Plan under consideration to make Eldorado Canyon State Park easier to access


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 22:54:38 GMT

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The public has until May 25 to provide any feedback on the draft of the park's management plan.

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Businesses near convention center sees increase in visitors during volleyball tournament


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 20:57:27 GMT

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It's been months since the Colorado Convention Center welcomed large events into its space. The Colorado Crossroads Volleyball tournament was the first to be canceled due to the pandemic last year, and this year, it's the first to return.

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Both directions of I-70 reopened near the tunnel after suspicious device causes hours-long closure


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 20:12:58 GMT

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Both directions of Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels reopened Saturday evening after an hours-long shutdown caused by a report of a possible explosive device inside a car.

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Lack of federal research makes it tough to know if new gun policies work


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 18:24:36 GMT

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Colorado Democrats were unanimous in mission last week: They had to take action after the Boulder King Soopers mass shooting in March, and three new guns bills were the result.

Read more: Lack of federal research makes it tough to know if new gun policies work


Pedestrian killed in Lakewood hit-and-run crash


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 16:14:28 GMT

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Police in Lakewood are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian early Saturday morning.

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Polis vetoes bill that would allow lieutenant governor candidate to run for two offices simultaneously


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 05:04:17 GMT

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Gov. Jared Polis signed 17 bills into law Friday, but also vetoed one bill that would allow a candidate running for lieutenant governor to run for another elected position at the same time.

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Congressman Jason Crow introduces Use of Force Accountability Act


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 03:18:46 GMT

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On Friday, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow introduced the Use of Force Accountability Act. The bill would require states to have a law mandating independent investigations after any use of force that results in death or injury.

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Denver7 Gives helps Nebraska family after pickup truck was stolen during medical trip to Colorado


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 01:09:10 GMT

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A South Sioux City, Nebraska, couple didn't get the Colorado welcome they were looking for when they came for their son's medical treatment in mid-March. Instead, they got their pickup stolen, but thanks to Denver7 viewers, they got a boost they never saw coming.

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Dog the Bounty Hunter speaks out against Colorado's jail reform bill


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:39:36 GMT

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Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, is speaking out in opposition of Senate Bill 62 because he believes it will help criminals.

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Motorcyclist dies in Aurora after being hit by car in oncoming traffic, police say


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:21:52 GMT

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A motorcyclist died Thursday after he was hit and killed by a vehicle while trying to pass another car in oncoming traffic in Aurora.

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DA's Office says independent review of Karen Garner arrest expected to be completed by mid-May


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:05:42 GMT

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The 8th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Response Team’s independent review of the violent arrest of a woman with dementia in Loveland is expected to be completed sometime this month, the district attorney’s office said Friday.

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Park Hill residents file lawsuit to try to block safe outdoor camping site from neighborhood church


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:14:30 GMT

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Five Park Hill residents have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block another safe camping site for people experiencing homelessness from going up at the Park Hill United Methodist Church early next month.

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Denver restaurant workers no longer required to wear masks if 85% vaccinated


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 22:52:15 GMT

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The City and County of Denver updated its public health order, which now better reflects the state's. This means if 85% of a restaurant's workers are vaccinated, the employees no longer have to wear masks.

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Denver Public Schools announces 3 finalists for superintendent


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 22:13:12 GMT

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Denver Public Schools on Friday announced three finalists for the district's open superintendent position.

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Live close to these 3 Colorado national forests? You’ll see low flying aircraft starting Monday


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 22:05:39 GMT

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Residents who live near the Arapaho and Roosevelt, Medicine Bow, and Pike and San Isabel National Forests will start seeing low-flying aircraft Monday. But don’t be alarmed, it’s all part of an annual wildland fire training.

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Broncos place Ja'Wuan James on Non-Football Injury List


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 21:39:00 GMT

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The Broncos placed veteran Ja'Wuan James on the reserve/non-football injury list, ending his career in Denver.

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BOLDERBoulder organizers offer alternative event this year: BOLDER on the Run


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:31:23 GMT

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This year, in place of the traditional BOLDERBoulder 10K held in Boulder, Colo. on Memorial Day each year, race organizers are offering a fun alternative for 2021 called BOLDER on the Run.

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Woman files complaint against Amazon, says company fired her for raising workplace concerns amid pandemic


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:26:23 GMT

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A former Amazon employee in Colorado has filed a complaint with the state’s Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) against the company, alleging the country’s biggest online retailer fired her for raising concerns about workplace safety at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Woman killed in crash with semi in Clear Creek Canyon Thursday


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:20:08 GMT

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Colorado State Patrol said Friday that the driver of a minivan who died in a crash with a semi-truck Thursday afternoon in Clear Creek Canyon was found to have caused the crash after crossing the center line of the highway.

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Rain and snow dampen drought conditions in NE Colorado, but rest of state in worse shape


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 19:42:54 GMT

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Parts of northeastern Colorado are drought-free for the first time since last summer after a wet start to 2021 and with more rain in the forecast this weekend into early next week.

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Colorado education notebook: Appreciating our teachers as schools plan for a return to normal


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 18:50:07 GMT

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Education reporter Nicole Brady has a weekly update on school news

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Why Colorado law still might not help you avoid those surprise medical bills


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 18:14:43 GMT

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When a new state law went into effect in January 2020, the benefit to Coloradans was supposedly straightforward: You won't get a surprise — and often exorbitant — medical bill.

Read more: Why Colorado law still might not help you avoid those surprise medical bills


Civilian Arapahoe Co. Sheriff's Office employee arrested over allegations he sexually assaulted girl


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 17:46:39 GMT

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A 19-year-old civilian employee of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Thursday on allegations he sexually assaulted an underage girl while wearing a uniform supplied by the sheriff’s office.

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When surgery is covered but anesthesia isn't: Coloradans caught off-guard by out-of-network bills


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 17:02:51 GMT

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Shortly before her surgery at Littleton Hospital in February, Sue Henry got a call from her anesthesiologist to tell her he was out-of-network.

Read more: When surgery is covered but anesthesia isn't: Coloradans caught off-guard by out-of-network bills


Multiple fire departments respond to house fire in Northglenn


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:57:49 GMT

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North Metro Fire is responding to a house fire on Ura Lane in Northglenn.

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Colorado company changes landscape of lawn care with organic approach


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:28:01 GMT

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A Louisville-based company called Sunday sheds light on harmful chemicals with their lineup of natural lawn care products.

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Rocky Mountain National Park seeks input on its long-range day use strategy


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:04:16 GMT

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Rocky Mountain National Park is holding two virtual meetings to gain public input on the park's long-range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy.

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Denver Preschool Program is expanding free preschool to 3-year-olds


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:32:29 GMT

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The Denver Preschool Program is expanding to serve 3-year-old students.

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US citizen in Thailand charged with murdering Thai wife


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:02:15 GMT

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Police in Thailand say they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife.

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Denver Public Schools plans for a return to normal with help from $200M in stimulus money


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 13:45:45 GMT

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Denver Public Schools officials discussed plans for the return to full in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

Read more: Denver Public Schools plans for a return to normal with help from $200M in stimulus money

 
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