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  • Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Congressman Cory Gardner.

    Fact from Fiction: Outside group’s ad tries to influence Colorado’s Senate race

    DENVER — There are so many attack political ads, we know they can be confusing when you’re trying to decide how to vote on issues or candidates. This report looks at one of the ads from an outside group that’s trying to influence Colorado’s U.S. Senate race. Political reporter Eli Stokols separates fact from fiction in his video report above.

  • Election 2014 2

    Voting underway in Colorado

    DENVER — Voting is underway in Election 2014. The state’s vote centers opened Monday, offering a place to drop off mail ballots or vote in person through the end of the election on November 4th. Something that’s new this year: All registered voters are receiving a mail ballot, a move that’s expected to give a boost to turnout. As of Monday morning, about 80,000 votes had been counted statewide.  

  • Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Aurora, Colo

    Substitute teacher accused of shoving elementary school students

    AURORA, Colo. — A substitute teacher in Aurora is under investigation following an accusation of shoving elementary school children. Parents say it took getting the police involved for the school to take action. This happened at Sixth Avenue Elementary School. The teacher has been temporarily removed from the pool of substitute teachers pending the outcome of the investigation. Starla Drake says like any parent, she was mad when her daughter told her what happened at the school last week. “I […]

  • First day of skiing at Arapahoe Basin Oct. 17, 2014. Photo credit Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin becomes first ski area to open in North America

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened the 2014-15 ski season in North America Friday morning. It became the first ski area to open its lifts for the new season. A-Basin started making snow about two weeks ago, creating an 18-inch base on a run. Mother Nature has helped with about a foot of natural snow. Skiers and snowboard riders alike celebrated the first day of skiing in large numbers. A-Basin only has only intermediate skiing right now, […]

  • Colorado State Patrol

    State Patrol kicks off ‘zero tolerance’ weekend

    DENVER — As you hit Colorado’s highways this weekend, remember to drive safely. Colorado State Patrol troopers will be out in force all weekend beginning Friday night enforcing their ‘Zero Fatalities, Zero Tolerance’ campaign. Almost 500 people died on Colorado highways in 2013. This year’s ‘Zero, Zero’ campaign aims to bring that number down. Troopers will be out enforcing traffic laws in big numbers all weekend through midnight Sunday. The State Patrol wants people to focus on driving safely … […]

  • Study Abroad

    Colorado ‘study abroad’ programs take extra precautions for students in Africa

    DENVER — Study abroad programs in Colorado are taking extra precautions with students in Africa. With the Ebola virus spreading quickly in West Africa, study abroad programs, including one at Metropolitan State University in Denver, are ready to take action if they need to get their students out. Watch Sara Morris’ video report for more information.  

  • Broncos stadium

    Broncos ticket prices hit regular season record for Sunday’s game

    DENVER — This Sunday’s Broncos game is the most expensive regular season home game in the team’s history. Not because face value of the tickets is any different, but because of what people are willing to pay to get inside the stadium. The average price is almost $400 … each. Fans are excited, and confident, that quarterback Peyton Manning will make NFL history. He needs three touchdown passes to set the record for number of touchdowns thrown in a career. […]

  • Election 2014 2

    Fact or Fiction? Gardner ad responds to Udall attack ad

    DENVER — There are plenty of attack ads everywhere 2-and-a-half weeks before the election. Political reporter Eli Stokols takes a look at the fact or fiction in one ad where Senate candidate Cory Gardner responds to an attack ad from Senator Mark Udall.  

  • Ebola in Guinea

    Growing fear of Ebola spurs talk of travel bans from West Africa

    DENVER — With growing fear and anxiety over the deadly Ebola virus, the calls for a ban restricting travel to the U.S. from an affected country are growing. Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner is one of may Republicans who believes that stopping travel from West Africa is the best way to stop the spread of Ebola. But President Barack Obama disagrees. He says that could make things worse. “They may engage in something called broken travel. Essentially breaking up their trip […]

  • Students outside Arapahoe H.S.

    Documents reveal what students knew and warning signs before Arapahoe H.S. shooting

    DENVER — The new release of documents from the investigation into the deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School in December 2013 provides new details about the days leading up to the shooting, and the warnings the shooter gave before it happened. We now know what investigators heard from students about Karl Pierson’s plan before the attack on December 13. The documents make a few things clear: Pierson wanted to kill a teacher Pierson wanted to kill a few students Pierson […]

  • Frontier Airlines jet that carried Ebola patient arrives in Denver for decontamination

    Frontier Airlines CEO writes letter to employees about response to passenger with Ebola

    DENVER — Frontier Airlines CEO David Siegel sent the following letter to Frontier Airlines employees Wednesday that details the airline’s response after learning the most recent patient diagnosed with Ebola in Texas flew on the airline with symptoms of the disease. The letter was provided by Frontier media relations. Dear Team, We know today has been challenging for Frontier Airlines team members so we felt it important to provide you with an update of the facts and our proactive response […]

  • marijuana candy

    Police warn parents to watch for marijuana candy in kids’ Halloween candy bags

    DENVER — Police want parents to pay extra attention to the Halloween candy their kids collect this year, now that marijuana edibles are legal. The key is figuring out what to look for. Police say they don’t have any reason to believe this will happen, but it’s something that could even happen by mistake. “With edibles gaining in popularity we thought it was important to alert the community to the possibility that it`s easy to mistake what looks like regular […]