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  • Photos: Caspa plays to sold out crowd in Denver

    London-born and now Denver-resident Caspa played to a sold out crowd Wednesday night at the Black Box in Capitol Hill. This was night one of his two-night run over 4/20 holiday at the new venue. For shows and more information, click here.

  • Colorado Starbucks barista might lose his mind over the Unicorn Frappuccino

    MONUMENT, Colo. — After a long day of making countless Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks, one Colorado barista turned to social media to make a passionate plea to customers. Braden Burson from Monument starts calmly, explaining the basics of the sparkly, purple-and-blue frozen concoction. “It has sour stuff in the middle, basically tastes like a sweet tart,” Burson explains. Then he lets loose. “Please don’t get it,” Burson suddenly yells. “I have unicorn crap all in my hair and in my […]

  • Colorado’s first drive-thru pot dispensary opens on 4/20

    PARACHUTE, Colo. — The first drive-thru pot shop in the country is opening in Colorado, just in time for the annual “high holiday” of 4/20. The Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru in Parachute in the western part of the state is holding its grand opening on Thursday. Owner Mark Smith, 58, was a pawn shop man. He owned 23 of them and eventually sold them to EZ Pawn. With the cold hard cash in his back pocket, he headed west and landed […]

  • Former teacher convicted of molesting students refuses to face victims at sentencing

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — A former teacher convicted of molesting two elementary school students was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Wednesday despite refusing to appear at the hearing. Gilbert Trujillo was due to be sentenced Tuesday, but he repeatedly smashed his head against the wall of his holding cell, forcing the sentencing to be delayed 24 hours. Judge Robert Kiesnowski Jr. said Tuesday he did not want to delay the sentencing more than 24 hours because the family of one […]

  • IKEA may open standalone restaurants in U.S.

    IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, is considering opening standalone cafes and bistros to cater to customers who crave its food. About 30 percent of people who eat at Ikea are coming to the store just for the food, Fast Magazine reports. In fact, the food division is the fastest-growing segment of the company — reportedly racking up about $1.8 billion in sales last year. IKEA offers Scandinavian specialties like Swedish meatballs and Norwegian salmon, as well as salads, sandwiches, snacks and desserts. It also offers, […]

  • 2 Mountain View police officers jailed for falsifying overtime hours

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two officer with the Mountain View Police Department are accused of falsifying their time sheets to claim thousands of dollars in overtime pay they didn’t earn. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Leonard Portugal and Ricardo Hernandez on multiple counts, including theft, forgery, embezzlement of public property and attempting to influence a public servant. Prosecutors say Portugal was paid $24,935 that he did not earn and Hernandez was paid $2,735 for hours he did not work. The funding for the […]

  • Lawmakers consider mandatory jail time for felony DUI offenders

    DENVER — Under Colorado law, a person caught driving drunk more than three times is charged with a felony. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll serve any time behind bars. Now lawmakers are trying to change that. Colorado’s felony DUI law allows a judge to sentence repeat offenders to up to six years — but it also gives prosecutors and judges the discretion to sentence offenders to just probation. HB17-1288 would require felony DUI offenders to serve a minimum of 90 days […]

  • Parolee crashes stolen truck into Greeley house, tries to carjack grandmother at school

    GREELEY, Colo. — A man crashed a stolen truck through a house, and then ran to a nearby school and tried to carjack an elderly woman who was with a little girl, the Greeley Police Department said. Police spotted the stolen truck about 4:30 p.m. Monday and tried to get the driver to pull over, but he took off, police said. Officers did not chase the truck, the Greeley Tribune reported. The driver sped through a red light at 14th Avenue and Ninth Street, and then […]

  • Carjacking suspect in custody after crashing in Denver

    DENVER — Police officers took a suspected carjacker into custody after the man crashed the vehicle in Denver on Tuesday. Police said the suspect was involved in a carjacking near East 29th Avenue and Jasmine Street, and crashed the car just more than a mile away, at East 17th Avenue and North Monaco Parkway. After the crash, the driver got out of the stolen car and ran from police, investigators said. Officers set up a perimeter around the 1600 block of North Locust Street, which […]

  • Aspen considers raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

    ASPEN, Colo. — One city in Colorado might start regulating tobacco sales more like alcohol and marijuana. The Aspen City Council is considering a proposal to raise the minimum age to legally buy tobacco products to 21, the Aspen Times reports. Aspen would be the first municipality in Colorado to prohibit the sale of tobacco in Aspen to individuals younger than 21, but not the first in the country. “At least 225 localities have raised the tobacco age to 21, including New […]

  • Man convicted of murdering one man, paralyzing his brother in bar shooting

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — A man has been convicted of murdering one man, paralyzing his brother and injuring a third man in a shooting at a bar in Aurora in 2014. Ignacio Luque-Verdugo, 32, was convicted Friday evening of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to a statement released by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Monday. According to prosecutors, Luque-Verdugo got into an altercation at El Bronco Bar at 9496 E. Montview Blvd. on Nov. 21, 2014. Andres Cinto-Duran, 29, reportedly tried […]

  • Thousands of soldiers arriving in southern Colorado for war games

    FORT CARSON, Colo. — More than 4,600 Fort Carson soldiers and 1,250 vehicles are arriving in Las Animas County for two weeks of war games. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team and other units from Fort Carson started convoying to the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site on April 11 and were expected to arrive by Friday, according to a statement released by the mountain post. The brigade is using the site for the Operation Raider Focus exercise, the Fort Carson Mountaineer reported. […]