TODAY: Subzero temps, Aspen airport closed, Arapahoe HS staff returns
1. Subzero temps lead to traffic issues, school closures Monday morning
Greeley-Evans School District 6 made the decision to cancel classes on Monday due to cold temperatures. How cold? At 6 a.m., it was -17 in Greeley. And that was par for the course throughout the state on Monday morning.
2. Record-breaking cold for much of U.S. this week
Colorado wasn’t the only state dealing with the deep freeze on Monday morning. Much of the country will see the coldest temperatures in almost 20 years on Monday, the National Weather Service said. Some cities will experience chills 30 to 50 degrees below average.
3. Aspen private jet crash kills co-pilot, shuts down airport
A day after a private jet crashed on the airport’s only runway, killing one, the Aspen Airport announced that all outbound flights would be cancelled for a second straight day.\
4. Teachers, staff return to Arapahoe High on Monday
Teachers and staff are returning to staff on Monday for the first time since a shooting left two students dead on Dec. 13. Students are expected to return for postponed final exams on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
5. Malware attack hits thousands of Yahoo users per hour
A malware attack hit Yahoo’s advertising server over the last few days, affecting thousands of users in various countries. “Clients visiting yahoo.com received advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com,” Fox-IT, an internet security company said. “Some of the advertisements are malicious.”
6. Broncos begin preparations for playoff game against Chargers
The Denver Broncos thought they’d seen the last of Phillip Rivers this season, but the San Diego Chargers quarterback and bolo tie aficionado had other ideas. After knocking off the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 on Sunday, the Chargers are headed to Denver on Jan. 12 to fight for the divisional championship.
7. Report: Liz Cheney to abandon bid for Wyoming senate seat
Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources said late Sunday.
8. Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Utah
Marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Utah can no longer be issued, after the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of the state’s request to temporarily block such unions. A touchy situation is likely to ensue, since the state has already granted hundreds of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
9. Millennials turn up heat against low wages
Stuck in low-wage or part-time jobs with mountains of student loans to pay off, the generation that came of age in the new millennium finds itself leading the charge in the fight for better wages at places like Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC and others.
10. Entertainment awards season kicks off this week
Every year it seems like there are more and more events to keep track of, winner polls to enter at work and shows to add to your DVR. We’ve got you covered with a list of all the award shows to watch this month, and the lineup kicks off with a show this week.