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  • 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 […]

  • Hearing to be held on allowing marijuana smoking in public

    DENVER — Smoking marijuana in local businesses such as coffee shops or bookstores could be the new norm in Denver very soon. Residents can weigh in on the idea on Tuesday night during a public hearing downtown. The four-year pilot program would allow businesses to create a 21-and-over area where customers can consume their own marijuana. Initiative 300 was passed by Denver voters in November, but there will be many stipulations. The business must get the backing from local neighborhood […]

  • RTD suspending some light rail service in Denver for maintenance work

    DENVER — Maintenance work shut down sections of multiple light rail lines that run through Denver this weekend. The C, D, E, F and H lines north of the Interstate 25 Broadway station were closed for routine maintenance at northbound Speer Boulevard, RTD said. The disruption began at 3 a.m. Friday and goes until 3 a.m. Monday. RTD officials said they’re doing upkeep on the tracks because in some parts, they are more than 20 years old. Bus shuttle service […]

  • Job fair to be held for Colorado Mills employees displaced by hailstorm

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Extensive repairs are still underway after a hailstorm wreaked havoc on the Colorado Mills mall in Lakewood. The expansive mall could be closed until November, with hundreds of employees out of work as a result. A job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Marriott Denver West at 1717 Denver W Drive for those displaced by the closure. The Colorado Department of Labor and American Job Centers put together the fair. There […]

  • Students, parents help create ‘Little Free Pantry’ in Littleton

    LITTLETON, Colo. — As pop-up “Little Free Libraries” become popular in Colorado, students from Heritage high school have created a similar service in Littleton. Students and their families built a “Little Free Pantry” on West Littleton Boulevard just outside of the Doctors Care building. It’s designed to provide food for locals in need, with the motto being, “Take what you need and leave what you can.” “So far it’s been working great. I’ve seen people come and go, putting in and […]

  • Local Syrian-Americans react to U.S. missile strike

    DENVER — Local Syrian-Americans are speaking out just days after a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians triggered a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base Thursday night. One Denver man who sits on the local Syrian-American council believes President Donald Trump made the right move with the strike. But, the decision also sparked protests at the Colorado State Capitol. “It’s hard to speak to family, it’s been extremely hard,” said Obeid Kaifo, Denver Syrian-American. Kaifo was […]

  • Fugitive captured after carjacking, chase, crash in Loveland

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A fugitive who was the subject of a chase and manhunt, and who allegedly shot a taxi driver, was captured in Loveland on Friday morning after a carjacking, another chase and a crash, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said. Adam Fulford, 33 of Loveland, had been on the run since Thursday night after eluding deputies who tried to arrest him in Fort Collins on outstanding felony arrest warrants. A spokesman at Medical Center of the Rockies in […]

  • Lawmakers consider lowering punishment for teenage sexting

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would lower the punishment for teenagers who engage in sexting. It has been a controversial subject as Colorado is considered to have one of the most strict laws on sexting in the country. The bill says that teens caught will be charged with only a misdemeanor as long as they are younger than 18 years old and at least 14 years old. Current law says teens who engage in sexting could […]

  • Aurora residents learn more about proposed work program for homeless

    AURORA — Residents of an Aurora neighborhood are at odds over a proposed work program for the homeless that could sit just feet from three elementary schools. Program directors invited neighbors to hear more about their plans on Tuesday. Ready to Work is designed to help people who are down and out get back on their feet. “We provide a year worth of housing, supportive services and employment,” executive director Isabel McDevitt said. McDevitt heads the Bridge House in Boulder, […]

  • Sunshine Fire 100 percent contained; residents return home

    BOULDER, Colo. — After days battling a wildfire that spread along Sunshine Canyon in Boulder County, crews finally contained the blaze Monday evening. Residents who were forced to evacuate returned home Monday morning. The Larson family packed up their necessities early Sunday morning. “My son noticed an orange glow over the hillside and that’s when you can start smelling the smoke,” Gregg Larson said. The family said although they prepared for the worst, they still hoped for the best. Larson […]

  • Broomfield restaurant adds surcharge to offset minimum wage increase

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Some local restaurants are struggling to stay in business after Amendment 70 boosted the minimum wage from just more than $8 to $12 per hour. Corona’s Mexican Grill in Broomfield added a 10 percent service fee to all bills to keep employees working and menu prices down.  A notice was posted on the restaurant’s website Jan. 1 that warned customers of the added surcharge. The good news for the restaurant is that many customers are still happy to […]