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    Family trying to raise millions to fight daughter’s rare, deadly disease

    BOULDER, Colo — Two parents are racing against the clock to raise $4 million to start a clinical trial to find a cure for their daughter’s rare and deadly disease. Last month, Mila Makovec was diagnosed with Batten disease, a neurodegenerative disease. It’s fatal and many children die before they reach their teens. “We knew then it was much more serious than we expected, but I don’t think we even knew then just how serious it was. We had never […]

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    Lambs tested for performance-enhancing drugs at stock show

    DENVER — A team of people tested top-finishing lambs for performance-enhancing drugs at the National Western Stock Show on Sunday. Throughout the course of the stock show, a team will collect samples from lambs, swine and cattle that finish first or second in their category. The stakes are high for top finishers. Last year, the championship lamb sold for $50,000. People say it’s important to keep the competition fair. “We call it the Super Bowl of livestock events,” said Marshall Ernst, […]

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    Firefighters flooded with more calls to rescue dogs off ice

    DENVER — Fire districts responded Saturday to two more calls to rescue dogs stuck on the ice at parks around the Denver metro area, and one firefighter said weather patterns are likely to blame for the increase. “It’s busy,” said Chris Rhoads with the West Metro Fire District dive team. “We have the warm weather and then a cold freeze. People are itching to get outside when the weather warms up. They go outside and walk their dogs but the […]

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    Skier on long road to recovery after collision with hit-and-run snowboarder

    KEYSTONE, Colo. — A Keystone skier continues on her long road to recovery as investigators look for the snowboarder who they say hit her and took off. Jenny Elma broke her leg in two places. She underwent a surgery in which doctors put 13 screws in her leg. The recovery will take at least six months. “I don’t want terrible things to happen to him but just make him understand how awful this could be for someone just because he […]

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    Hit-and-run snowboarder sought after crashing into skier at Keystone

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a snowboarder who allegedly crashed into a skier at Keystone Resort. On Thursday, the resort announced it was joining forces with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers to find the snowboarder who crashed into the skier. Anyone with information can report it anonymously by calling 720-913-7867. The skier, Jenny Elma, underwent surgery Jan. 3. Doctors said Elma’s leg was broken in several places and one of […]

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    Colorado Springs residents clean up after strong winds cause damage, flip semis

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Residents were cleaning up in Colorado Springs on Monday night after strong winds uprooted trees, damaged roofs and flipped semitrucks. Wind gusts in Colorado Springs reached 100 mph during the day. The city said firefighters responded to 450 calls related to wind damage. The city’s forestry division went on 150 calls to help with fallen trees. At one point, fallen trees and wind damage cut off power to 8,000 residents. Resident Melonie Tessier watched her 50-year-old […]

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    Greyhound passengers say bus company left them stranded and cold in Steamboat Springs

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Passengers said Saturday they are infuriated that Greyhound left them stranded and cold in Steamboat Springs with no answers or information. Their bus broke down on Thursday. According to a company’s spokesman, the bus experienced road failure. That night, Greyhound put passengers up in hotels around town. However, passengers said hotel managers couldn’t get a hold of anyone from Greyhound the next day and they didn’t know what to do, so the hotels took them to […]

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    Denver, airports respond after shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

    DENVER — The shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s airport forced airlines to to cancel flights on Friday. Disappointed passengers at Denver International Airport said their travel problems are stressful, but they pale in comparison to the heartbreak happening in Florida. Southwest canceled two flights from Denver to Fort Lauderdale on Friday afternoon and Spirit followed suit, canceling it’s 11:38 p.m. flight All flights into Denver from Fort Lauderdale were also canceled. Other flight arrivals and departures were delayed as airlines scrambled […]

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    CDOT, Panasonic to turn I-70 into a ‘smart highway’

    DENVER – Panasonic announced it is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation to turn a stretch of Interstate 70 into a smart highway, enabling cars to communicate with each other as well as road infrastructure. The two organizations made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Together, they will build a communication platform that will allow cars to share information like slick spots, road hazards and traffic jams, allowing computers in vehicles to prepare […]

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    Experts optimistic rent prices will stabilize in 2017

    DENVER — Data analysts are predicting rent prices in Denver will stabilize in 2017. It would be welcome news for renters who have been burdened with high payments. Andrew Woo is a data scientist at Apartment List, which crunches numbers and analyzes prices in rental markets across the country. “Overall I think the picture is good. Rents are starting to come down,” Woo said. The average price of a two-bedroom apartment in Denver is $1,760 a month, while a one-bedroom […]

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    Generous couple helps make veteran’s Christmas wish come true

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Two strangers helped a veteran make her Christmas wish come true by donating gift cards to buy her grandchildren warm clothes. Last week, Lisa Craig told the FOX31 Problem Solvers that her family was struggling to get by and she wanted to get her grandchildren winter coats for Christmas. The night she spoke, she and her family were getting evicted from their Aurora home. She said the family couldn’t keep up with rising rent prices on her daughter […]

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    Auto thefts on the rise in Highlands Ranch neighborhoods

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said auto thefts are on the rise in Highlands Ranch neighborhoods. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said investigators believe the criminals are teenagers. The organized group drives to Highlands Ranch and canvases the neighborhoods. The spokesman said about 75 percent of the cars that are broken into are unlocked, while the rest of incidents happen in locked cars. She said criminals also target open garages. Whitney Nagy and her husband woke […]