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    Technology helps blind sports card collector trade with the best of them

    DENVER — As most sports card collectors will tell you, finding the perfect card is sometimes a challenge and requires a little luck. Photojournalist George Taylor and Sports Director Nick Griffith show you one Colorado resident tho relies on a little more than luck to get the perfect card. A strong-knit card-collecting community, caring and patient parents and some new technology restructured and reused in a different way are helping Jake Cohen. The teenager lost his eyesight four years ago. […]

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    Heavy rain creates scary drive on SW Colorado mountain road

    OURAY, Colo. — The drive along U.S. Highway 550 in the area of Red Mountain Pass in southwestern Colorado is incredibly scenic, and for some, even scary … on a clear day. But what about when the rain is dumping as in the video above that the folks from Silverton Grocery shared with us? The storm caused some unnerving waterfalls along the highway Sunday. Ron Trujillo of Ouray saw the video and wrote to tell us it was recorded at […]

  • Police investigate fatal truck and pedestrian crash in Weld County, Colo.

    Gravel truck fatally hits flagger in road construction zone

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A gravel truck hit and killed a road construction worker Weld County on Friday night. It happened at Highway 119 and County Road 5, west of Interstate 25. The victim was a flagger at the site. There is major road construction going on at the location. Both eastbound lanes of Highway 119 are closed for road work and there are single east-west lanes in what would normally be the two westbound lanes. Police said a gravel truck hit […]

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    Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting in north Fort Collins

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A suspect is dead following a call regarding a domestic disturbance that lead to an officer involved shooting in Fort Collins on Thursday night, police said. Police say they got a call about a domestic disturbance with a weapon in the 900 block of North Highway 287 (North College Avenue) around 7:22 p.m. on Thursday. The road was closed between Highway 1 (Terry Lake Road) and Shields while the incident was being investigated. Police said the female […]

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    If you shared your info with Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods is about to get it

    DENVER — Bankrupt Sports Authority is sending emails to its former customers to let them know it sold its customer database to Dick’s Sporting Goods. What that means is that beginning September 15, any personal information you provided to Sports Authority will be governed by Dick’s Sporting Goods privacy policy. If you don’t want Dick’s to keep that personal information, you can opt out of the transfer.

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    Gas leak forces closure of youth hostel in Denver, dozens displaced

    DENVER — A gas leak shut down a youth hostel near downtown Denver Tuesday, forcing nearly 90 people into a shelter Tuesday night. It happened at the Denver International Youth Hostel at 16th Avenue and Washington Street, near the Fillmore Auditorium. The building owner told FOX31 that Denver Fire Department crews searched the building for hours Tuesday, found the leak and padlocked the doors at the request of the city attorney’s office. The owner said the reason given was that […]

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    Police respond to shooting in northeast Denver

    DENVER — Police responded to a shooting with at least one victim who had serious injuries Tuesday night in northeast Denver. They requested additional officers to respond to the 14400 block of Maxwell Place just before 8 p.m. A witness sent us a photo that showed police putting up yellow crime scene tape in the neighborhood. ALERT: #DPD investigating a shooting in 14400 blk of Maxwell Pl. 1 person transported w/GSW. No one in custody. Watch here for updates. — […]

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    Weld County reports 7 West Nile, 4 Zika virus cases

    DENVER — Weld County health officials said new numbers show there have been 7 cases of West Nile virus and four cases of Zika virus there. The announcement came Monday afternoon. Two of the cases of West Nile were serious enough to require hospitalization. Everyone who became ill has recovered or is recovering at home. The four cases of Zika occurred when residents traveled outside of Colorado. The altitude in Colorado is too high and the weather is too dry […]

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    Proposal to triple tax on pack of cigarettes gets on Colorado ballot

    DENVER — A proposal that would triple the taxes on a pack of cigarettes will be on the November ballot in Colorado. Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Monday afternoon there were enough valid signatures on a petition for the measure to put it on the ballot. Supporters of the “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” proposal turned in their petition signatures August 8. Officials said the group turned in at least 117,000 valid signatures. 98,500 were needed. Initiative 143 would […]

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    Trump regrets saying wrong things sometimes

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — People who listened to Donald Trump’s speech during a rally in Charlotte on Thursday night might have heard something they were surprised about. The Republican presidential candidate admitted he sometimes says the wrong things. “Sometimes in the heat of a debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words. Or you say the wrong thing. I have done that. … And believe it or not, I regret it,” he said. “Particularly where […]

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    Elbert County brush fire extinguished after burning 575 acres

    ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — Several grass fires merged into one large one in northern Elbert County on Monday night. Several fire departments from small eastern Plains communities responded to try to contain the fire that burned in the area southeast of Agate. Early Tuesday morning, the Elizabeth Fire Department said the fire was at 2,000 acres and 90 percent contained, but the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office later revised it to 575 acres and said it had been extinguished. There were […]

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    Airplane carrying sky divers catches fire after takeoff

    ELLICOTT, Colo. — An airplane carrying sky divers caught fire after taking off from Colorado Springs East Airport on Sunday. There were 11 sky divers on board, including two who were first-time jumpers. The airport is about 25 miles east of Colorado Springs near Ellicott. A bird strike on one of the plane’s propellers might have caused the fire, according to Out of the Blue Skydiving co-owner John Mahan. The plane was able to return to the airport and make a […]