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  • Central High School in Grand Junction evacuated; reports of bombs, armed suspect ‘not true’

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Central High School in Grand Junction was being evacuated Tuesday morning because of "unconfirmed threats," the Mesa County Sheriff's Office said.

  • DIA kicks off 2017 with record traffic in January

    DENVER — Denver International Airport had more than 4.4 million passengers in January, a record for the month, officials said Tuesday. It was an increase of 145,430 passengers, or 3 percent, from January 2016. In 2016, the airport had 58.3 million passengers pass through, a record. Officials said international flights and existing flight expansion helped to the passenger traffic increase. “These numbers were bolstered in part by a 2 percent increase in international passenger traffic and continued increases in overall […]

  • Experienced climber injured after falling 60 feet in Eldorado State Canyon Park

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — An experienced 32-year-old climber suffered moderate injuries after falling 60 feet on a difficult climbing route in Eldorado Canyon State Park on Monday night, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said. The man, who had about 15 years of climbing experience, was familiar with the Evictor climbing route on the Recon Wall, the sheriff’s office said. The fall was reported about 5:40 p.m. and several agencies responded to evacuate the man about 7:15 p.m. He was taken […]

  • Man who set himself on fire in Lafayette Wal-Mart parking lot dies

    LAFAYETTE, Colo. — The man who set himself and his vehicle on fire in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store has died, the Lafayette Police Department said Tuesday. The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, drove around the parking lot in a beige Toyota Corolla about 5:20 p.m. Sunday imploring onlookers to watch and record him. He stopped near the entrance to the store at 745 U.S.  287, doused himself with gasoline inside the vehicle, and lit […]

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream returns to Denver-area stores

    DENVER — After voluntarily being pulled for more than a year because of listeria concerns, Blue Bell Ice Cream returned to Denver stores on Monday. In 2015, Blue Bell products were linked to 10 listeria cases in four states, including three deaths in Kansas. The company recalled the product in April 2015 but brought it back to select cities in August 2015. Texas-based Blue Bell has slowly rolled out its product to new markets in the past two years. Now, […]

  • Several highways, interstates slowly reopen after spring storm moves through

    DENVER — Interstates 25 and 70 were closed Friday morning because of an early spring storm, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. CDOT reported at at one point, nearly 450 miles of highways and interstates were closed across the state, mostly along the Front Range. Interstate 25 was closed in both directions from Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock to Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs because of adverse conditions and several spinouts. SB I-25 closed at Plum Creek. Extremely poor […]

  • Man fatally shot outside Centennial wholesale electrical supply store identified

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The man who was fatally shot outside of an electrical supply store in Centennial on Wednesday morning has been identified. Justin Doe, 32, was shot in the head during an interaction in the parking lot outside QED Electric at 7000 S. Jordan Road about 10:45 a.m., the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office said. The death was ruled a homicide. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has not released any information about a potential motive for the shooting. The […]

  • DUI arrests up 33 percent across state during St. Patrick’s Day enforcement

    DENVER — Driving under the influence arrests were up 33 percent across the state during the March 10-20 St. Patrick’s Day “The Heat is On” campaign, the Colorado Department of Transportation said Thursday. There were 607 arrests of impaired drivers in the state, up from 455 during the same enforcement last year. “Planning a safe ride is something every person should do before they drink alcohol or consume marijuana,” said Darrell Lingk, the director of the CDOT’s Office of Transportation […]

  • Man convicted of vehicular homicide in Arvada crash after speeding through red light

    GOLDEN, Colo. — A man was found guilty on all counts in a vehicular homicide case that resulted in the death of a 40-year-old woman on Valentine’s Day last year, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office said. Jose Sandoval-Cruz, 25, was found guilty of vehicular homicide-DUI, vehicular homicide-reckless, leaving the scene of an accident with death, driving under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving with injury and driving without a license by a Jefferson County jury on Monday. On Feb. […]

  • Body of missing CSU student found off Florida coast

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The body of a missing Colorado State University student was recovered off the Florida coast on Wednesday night, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. A boater located the body of 21-year-old Jie Luo floating in Bunces Pass, just south of Shell Key Preserve in the Tampa area. Marine Unit deputies recovered the body and identified Luo, who had been missing since March 14. Luo was with 14 other Chinese CSU students on spring break. Five of the students […]

  • No injuries in early-morning mobile home fire in Arvada

    ARVADA, Colo. — No one was injured in an early-morning mobile home fire, the Arvada Fire Department said. A passerby on Interstate 76 called 911 about 3:30 a.m. to report the fire but without an exact location. Firefighters found the burning mobile home in a complex at 5305 Sheridan Blvd. and quickly extinguished it. It was declared a total loss. No one was home at the time of the fire and no other units were affected, a fire spokeswoman said. […]

  • 13-year-old girl missing from Colorado Springs hitched ride on coal train to Texas

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A 13-year-old girl who disappeared while vacationing with her family in Colorado Springs last week only to be found safe four days later, hitched a ride on a coal train and was discovered by a Texas farmer, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Wednesday. Adalie Rivera of Lubbock, Texas, went missing early Friday morning while staying with her family at the Quality Inn Colorado Springs Airport hotel. She was found in Dumas, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle, about […]