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  • 49 new studio apartments for homeless open in Denver

    DENVER — Sunday marked the grand opening of the St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square in Denver. The apartments will be occupied solely by the homeless. There are an estimated 5,000 people experiencing homelessness in the Denver metro area and finding affordable housing is a constant struggle for the city. St. John’s Cathedral and the St. Francis Center are looking to fill at least part of that void with the $10 million project. There are about 50 apartment units inside […]

  • ‘We’re survivors’: Models hit the runway to raise awareness for heart disease

    DENVER — A sea of red filled Denver’s Wellshire Event Center Saturday afternoon as models hit the runway donning red shirts, dresses, pants and shoes. But these weren’t professional models; instead, women with a close connection to heart disease. That includes Saundra Beaird, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while sitting at her office desk eight years ago. “My arms went numb, I felt like I was going to pass out, I couldn’t breathe,” she says. Beaird called 911 and was […]

  • Jefferson County Public Schools mulls pushing back start times for high schools

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Students in Jefferson County Public Schools soon could be getting a little more sleep in the mornings. Research shows high school students still need about nine hours of sleep every night, a number that’s not always possible with classes starting at 7:15 a.m. District officials are considering pushing start times back and will discuss the matter at a meeting on Monday night. District officials are looking to get input from parents on what it would mean for […]

  • Hundreds take an icy bath in annual Polar Plunge

    AURORA, Colo. — On a freezing February day, hundreds of brave souls ditched their winter coats for some swimsuits while plunging into the Aurora Reservoir for a good cause “I’m freezing, I can’t really feel my mouth which is why I’m talking like this but it was awesome, it’s a wonderful cause, I love special Olympics Colorado,” said participant Cassidy Carlson. Heavy snow and temperatures in the teens didn’t stop about 300 people from diving in. The Polar Plunge is […]

  • Even Eagles fans can appreciate the wings from this small Conifer restaurant

    CONIFER, Colo. — A small restaurant in Conifer is serving up can’t-miss wings all year but business is particularly booming on this Super Bowl Sunday. FOX31’s Evan Kruegel reports.

  • Hundreds sign thank you cards honoring deputy Heath Gumm

    THORNTON, Colo. — Hundreds of people joined FOX31 and Channel 2 this weekend to write handwritten thank you notes honoring fallen Adams County sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm. Gumm was shot and killed Wednesday night in Thornton On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, more than 100 people stopped by the Safeway off Washington Street in Thornton to thank the deputy and his family. “I wrote ‘God bless you, you will be missed’” Wade Epler said. “You never think about it when […]

  • National Western Stock Show wraps up with near record attendance

    DENVER — As snow pounded the Denver metro area on Sunday, thousands traded in their snow boots for cowboy boots, filing into the National Western Stock Show. Organizers say more than 700,000 people visited the show over 16 days. “We couldn’t be more excited,” stock show president Paul Andrews said. “For only the second time in our history, we’re going over 700,000 attendees. This will end the second-highest of all time once we shake the numbers out.” Last year’s show […]