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  • Denver green roof initiative close to passage

    DENVER — A green roof initiative in Denver was heading toward a narrow victory on Wednesday. Ordinance 300 had 52.2 percent yes votes to 47.8 percent no votes out of more than 96,000 ballots cast, according to the Denver Elections Division. The difference was about 4,000 votes as of 2 a.m. when counting stopped. Counting will resume at 10 a.m., with the next results expected to be announced at 3 p.m. If it passes, the initiative would force all new […]

  • RTD, city taking input on how to revamp 35-year-old 16th Street Mall

    DENVER — The 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver is 35 years old and it sees an increasing number of transit users and pedestrian traffic every day. City officials and RTD want to revamp the area and are seeking the public’s input. The city and RTD have drafted three design concepts that would improve the mall’s shuttles and walking areas. On Wednesday, people can view the plans for each concept and share their thoughts on each one during an open […]

  • Colorado crews heading to California to help fight wildfires

    PARKER, Colo. — Deadly wildfires continue to rip through Northern California. As the death toll continues to rise and thousands of structures are destroyed, Colorado firefighters are being called on to assist. Crews with South Metro Fire Rescue were on standby over the weekend, and on Monday, they deployed to California and immediately will spring into action when they arrive. Four firefighters from the South Metro Fire wildland team will drive an engine to Northern California. The strike team leader […]

  • Commission drafts new state guidelines to regulate state pipelines

    DENVER — Just six months after the fatal home explosion in Firestone caused by a natural gas leak, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has drafted new state guidelines for regulating pipelines. The full set of proposed standards won’t be available until Sunday, but the public has a chance to weigh in before the commission makes the rules permanent in December. The new guidelines are a direct result of the house explosion in April that killed two men and […]

  • Longmont considering relocating prairie dogs for future construction sites

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Prairie dogs are a part of Colorado, but often times they get in the way of new development and need to be relocated. The wildlife conservation folks in Longmont are in the process of looking at several properties to move colonies away from future construction sites. Longmont natural resources manager David Bell says the ball is rolling on a relocation of a small colony of 25 prairie dogs. City officials are looking at seven properties but all those […]

  • Downtown Denver restaurants gear up for potential Rockies’ playoff run

    DENVER– The Rockies have had a successful season so far and their fans are rooting for the team to make it into the playoffs. Bars and restaurants in downtown Denver are preparing for a potential postseason run. Brad Manske, ViewHouse Eatery vice president, said a possible playoff home game would boost October sales. He said it’s never too early to start planning. “We’re already planning the wild card game, playoffs, events, parties and excitement for our guests,” Manning said. Manske […]

  • Vocal crowds boo, cheer Sen. Gardner at town hall meetings

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Republican Sen. Gardner spoke to his constituents on Tuesday during three in-person town hall meetings — and the first two quickly got contentious. Spectators at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs yelled over Gardner when he tried to answer the first question about health care. Many attending the town halls looked for Gardner to answer questions regarding what’s next for affordable health care. Gardner voted with most fellow Republicans on a partial repeal of the […]

  • Family’s car stolen as daughter battles cancer at children’s hospital

    AURORA, Colo. — The family of an 11-year-old girl was inside Children’s Hospital Colorado when their car was stolen from an adjacent parking lot. Jennifer Tyler reached out to FOX31, saying her daughter is currently battling Leukemia at the Aurora hospital before being transferred to a different facility out of state for more advanced treatment. While awaiting the move, the rest of the Tyler family is staying across the street at the SpringHill Suites Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus at 13400 […]

  • Stapleton residents see spike in car break-ins

    DENVER — Residents in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood have reported dozens of car break-ins recently. The residential area requires many homeowners to park on the street that could make them targets for thieves. A large lit-up sign near Central Park warns drivers of potential break-ins. The Denver Police Department warns everyone in the metro area to be on high alert. “These criminals are very good at it. It can happen so quickly, it would amaze you,” police spokesman John White said. […]

  • Aurora terror suspect might be released on bail after 5 years in jail

    DENVER– A federal judge has ordered the release of an Aurora man suspected of providing material to a terrorist group in 2012. Charges are still pending against Jamshid Muhtorov, who was arrested more than five years ago at Chicago O’Hare International Airport en route to Turkey. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge John Kane reviewed conditions for Muhtorov’s release pending a review of his home on Thursday. A second release hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning. Muhtorov’s court-appointed attorney, Warren […]

  • Morrison family says cat will lose eye after likely being shot with pellet gun

    MORRISON, Colo. — A family house cat is partially blind after likely getting shot with a pellet gun while roaming outside its home. The cat’s owners said the cat was outside for a brief period of time. When they returned, the cat was in serious pain, her right eye distorted and she will need surgery to remove it. The 2-year-old cat, named Mo, still has what appears to be a pellet lodged in its neck. X-rays show a projectile of […]

  • Thousands descend on downtown Denver for annual Pride festival

    DENVER — Thousands of people  participated in the first day of the annual two-day Pride festival at Civic Center Park this weekend. This is the 42nd year for the event which began Saturday and runs through Sunday. It’s the largest annual fundraiser put on by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. Not only does the event draw more than 350,000 people to the area, it also raises money for local programs geared for LGBTQ youth and seniors. Visitors can come […]