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  • Bill banning conversion therapy on patients younger than 18 postponed indefinitely

    DENVER — A bill banning conversion therapy on patients younger than 18 years old has been postponed indefinitely. The motion failed on a vote of 3-2 in the Senate Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs on Wednesday. House Bill 17-1156 would have prohibited licensed mental health care providers from practicing conversion therapy. “‘Conversion therapy’ means efforts that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attraction […]

  • Denver’s baby giraffe Dobby grows 5 inches in 3 weeks

    DENVER — The Denver Zoo’s baby giraffe had grown at least 5 inches since he was born three weeks ago. Officials said Dobby has also gained more than 30 pounds. Dobby had health issues shortly after his birth. When Dobby was born on Feb. 28, he was 5-foot and weighed 73 pounds — small for a newborn giraffe, zoo officials said. “Although the birth went well, the calf was not initially nursing. Staff fed the infant and provided critical care in his […]

  • K-9 helps take suspect into custody after standoff shuts down Highway 36

    LONGMONT, Colo. — A suspect is in custody after a standoff that shut down Highway 36 north of Boulder between Hygiene Road and Ute Highway on Thursday, the Longmont Police Department said. Police said 40-year-old Russell Ehrlich was taken into custody a little before 3 p.m. He was wanted on a felony warrant for sexual exploitation, police said. The chase started about 11:15 a.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said. At some point during the pursuit, deputies used stop sticks […]

  • Drug dogs find meth, marijuana, gun at Denver vehicle impound facility

    DENVER — The Denver Sheriff Department has two new drug dogs and it looks like they’re pretty good at their jobs. Kuko and Koda recently made a “huge” find at the vehicle impound facility. The sheriff’s department posted a photo of the dogs next to the stash — which also included a handgun. Investigators didn’t say when the drugs were found or if they were connected to an ongoing investigation. The sheriff’s department didn’t say how much marijuana and meth were […]

  • 10-year-old boy missing from El Paso County found safe

    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A missing 10-year-old boy was found safe Thursday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said. The boy left his house on Anvil Drive on Thursday morning to walk to the school bus stop, but he never made it there or to school, the sheriff’s office said. A little before 3 p.m., the boy was found safe, the sheriff’s office said. It did not say where he was located.      

  • Fire put out at Parker townhouse 300 feet from station

    PARKER, Colo. — It’s never a good thing when your house catches fire, but if it has to happen, it’s nice to have a fire station within walking distance. On Thursday, crews with South Metro Fire Rescue smelled smoke and realized a townhouse about 300 feet away was on fire. Six firefighters quickly put on their gear, hooked their truck to a hydrant outside the station and stretched a fire hose across a grassy area to the townhouse. Well this is a […]

  • Target keeps it real with unretouched swimwear ads

    MINNEAPOLIS — Target is keeping it real with its swimwear ads. That includes unretouched photos of women of all shapes and sizes confidently rocking the swimwear — cellulite, stretch marks and all. The retail giant is focusing on making a variety of styles “for every beach body under the sun,” the website states. To do that, it teamed with four women famous for just being themselves and doing it with flare. “Megan Batoon, Denise Bidot, Kamie Crawford and Lizzie Armanto share swimsuits that fit their […]

  • Law enforcement speak out against bill to allow bars to stay open later

    DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police are joining Mothers Against Drunk Driving to speak out against a bill that would allow bars to stay open later. Closing time is 2 a.m. in Colorado except for some casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek that are allowed to serve alcohol around the clock. HB17-1123 would allow each city and town to decide its own closing time. “The bill allows a local government to extend the […]

  • Man shot, killed outside Centennial business; shooter being sought

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A man was shot to death outside an electrical supply store on Wednesday morning, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting happened about 10:45 a.m. outside QED Electric at 7000 S. Jordan Road, between East Fremont Avenue and East Briarwood Avenue. The body was outside the building, investigators said. The suspect in the killing is at large. “Obviously, we’re concerned. We have someone out there with a gun that we suspect has shot someone and killed them,” sheriff’s […]

  • Crews search for missing 66-year-old man in Wellington Lake

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a possible drowning at Wellington Lake. A man and a woman ended up in the water after their canoe capsized at about 10 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. “I’m in shock, this wasn’t what I was expecting today,” said Wellington Lake Park Ranger Randi Clark. Clark and Wellington Lake Manager Jeanne Sander were both in the office Wednesday morning when a witness started yelling that someone was in the […]

  • Mom of 5-year-old cancer patient turns to Facebook to find his lost teddy bear

    CLEVELAND — If you have ever loved a teddy bear, or known a child who does, this story might be too much for you. When a 5-year-old pediatric cancer patient lost his beloved teddy bear on his 60th trip to chemotherapy, his mother put out a call for help on Facebook. “It may sound crazy but this teddy is a rather big deal,” Tracy Remme wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. “We’ve done every else but this. We also wrote a letter to the […]

  • Wildfire that shut down Highway 285 now fully contained

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire that shut down Highway 285 near Turkey Creek Road on Wednesday was fully contained about 6 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. The North Turkey Creek Fire burned about seven acres and forced the evacuation of the West Ranch Center, along with a number of nearby homes. “Residences requiring evacuation have been notified,” the sheriff’s office said. It’s not clear how many homes were evacuated. West Jefferson Middle School was designtated as an evacuation location […]