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  • German Shepherds rescued from “horrific conditions” in Weld County

    PEYTON, Colo. — Twelve German Shepherds are recovering at National Mill Dog Rescue after living in “horrific conditions” in Weld County. Theresa Strader and her team of volunteers at National Mill Dog Rescue picked up the dogs earlier this week. Strader said the dogs’ owner was living in a school bus and the dogs were kept in wire cages outside with just boards placed over the tops of the cages as shelters. “When I think of the storm we had […]

  • State representative apologizes, people “misconstrued” his comments about Japanese Internment Camps

    DENVER — A state representative who has been in hot water over his comments about Japanese Internment camps apologized Friday night and said that his words “were taken out of context” and “misconstrued.” Rep. Phil Covarrubias, R-Adams/Arapahoe, was testifying against House Bill 1230. The bill would protect Coloradans  from federal government over reach; it was proposed as a direct response to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The bill’s name, Ralph Carr Freedom Defense Act, pays homage to former Colorado Governor Ralph […]

  • Teachers school each other to help families’ wishes come true

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Teachers from rival high schools faced off in a basketball game Monday night to raise money for charity. Legacy High School is raising money for Love Your Brain Foundation. It helps improve the quality of life for people with dramatic brain injuries. Broomfield High School is sponsoring Mila Makovec and Owen McLaughlin, and proceeds from the school’s Wish Week will go to their causes. Makovec has Batten disease, a neurodegenerative disease. It’s fatal and many children die before they reach […]

  • Greeley man stashes cash, gold around northern Colorado as part of treasure hunt

    GREELEY, Colo. — A Greeley man has ignited a gold rush as people scramble to find the cash and gold he hides around northern Colorado as part of a treasure hunt he runs through social media. Matt started the Facebook page Northern Colorado Treasure Hunters last month. He’s trying to stay out of the limelight so he asked that just his first name be used. Matt is shocked that in such a short span, he already has 4,000 followers on […]

  • Report shows power failure at Suncor sent toxic gases into air

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A report that Suncor Energy submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment details the toxic gases its refinery emitted after experiencing a power outage last week. According to the report, the refinery released more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide into air as well as high levels of carbon monoxide. A spokesman for the company said the oil refinery requires a continuous power feed to operate. Xcel […]

  • Denver Public Library staff equipped with opioid overdose antidote

    DENVER — Staff at Denver Public Library’s central library are now carrying narcan, an opioid overdose antidote, in response to an increase in people overdosing at the library. “As the whole nation is experiencing right now, we have an opoid epidemic. We see all kinds of customers coming in, struggling with all kinds of life challenges, including drug addiction,” the central library’s administrator Rachel Fewell said. Fewell said since the library started tracking the incidents in February, staff have counted six […]

  • Domestic violence advocates, survivors concerned about President Trump’s budget blueprint

    DENVER — Domestic violence advocates and survivors are concerned about the future of Colorado’s programs after seeing President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint Thursday. In the budget blueprint, the Department Health and Human Services’ funding would be reduced by 18 percent. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act falls under the HHS umbrella. FVPSA provides almost all the federal funding for domestic violence programs in Colorado. Lydia Waligorski, the public policy director for Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said Colorado is […]

  • Cherry Creek School District unanimously votes to change start times

    AURORA, Colo. — The Cherry Creek School District voted unanimously Monday night to change the start times for the next school year. #BREAKING: Cherry Creek School Board votes unanimously in favor of changing start times #KDVR pic.twitter.com/GcRWd61iRP — Emily Allen FOX31 (@EmilyAReports) March 14, 2017 Elementary school start times will switch from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m., while middle schools will start 30 minutes later (8:50 a.m.) and high schools will start an hour later (8:20 a.m.). The district conducted […]

  • Aurora neighborhood at odds over proposed homeless program moving in

    AURORA, Colo. — People in an Aurora neighborhood are concerned about a proposed homeless program that could move in next to three elementary schools. Ready to Work is a housing and employment center to help homeless people transition into the workforce. The program supplies them with a job and place to stay for a year so people can build up references, work experience and savings. Ready to Work has a location in Boulder. The organization is considering 16000 E. Colfax […]

  • Passengers spend night at DIA after wind delays, cancels flights

    DENVER — Some passengers spent the night at Denver International Airport after their flights were canceled because of strong wind on Monday. In total, 517 flights were delayed and 239 flights were canceled because of the wind. Late Monday evening, dozens of departing and arriving flights were still delayed as airlines worked to get back on track. Malcolm Crawford and Toavon Sheats were on their way back to Los Angeles when their connecting flight in Denver was canceled. They had […]

  • Mailboxes in Parker neighborhood overrun with dog waste; mailman threatens to stop delivering

    PARKER, Colo. — People in one Parker neighborhood said their mailboxes are so overrun with dog waste, their mailman left a note saying he would stop deliver their mail. Toni Hazlip said dog waste has been an ongoing issue in the neighborhood. She said people access Cherry Creek Trail via a path that starts next to her street’s mailboxes. The area behind the mailboxes, where the postman accesses them to slip in the mail, is full of dog waste. “People […]

  • Investigators continue looking into 7 suspicious fires at Green Mountain

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Investigators continue to look into seven suspicious fires at Green Mountain and are asking the community to stay vigilant. Investigators have ruled five fires in November and two in February as suspicious, and are working to determine if they’re all connected. This week, the West Metro Fire District gathered the community together to update them on the investigation and to remind them to report anything suspicious. “We are asking the community to stay involved and stay engaged […]