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  • 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 […]

  • Photos of man accused of shooting woman at Wheat Ridge ATM released

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Two days after a woman was shot during an attempted robbery at an ATM, the Wheat Ridge Police Department has a better idea of who the suspect could be. Images from security cameras at the Chase Bank drive-thru ATM of the man released Thursday show him holding a gun and his face is clearly seen. It happened about 5 a.m. Wednesday at West 38th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. The woman is recovering after being shot in […]

  • Downtown Denver businesses seeing slew of conterfeit money

    DENVER — Counterfeit cash is nothing new to local businesses, but many fake bills have been showing up around downtown Denver recently. Business owners and employees are taking action to prevent themselves against scammers. “We did have quite a few, like maybe three or four in a row in a short period of time,” said Nancy Cain, general manager of Meininger’s Art Materials. Cain trains her staff on how to spot a fake. “We actually have a little machine. If […]

  • Snow packed side streets could present problems on morning commute

    DENVER — Snow packed roads on the side streets may present problems for drivers this morning, despite the city stepping up work to clear them. FOX31 reporter Julie Leonardi took to the roads, getting an up-close look at what drivers can expect this morning. Here’s a look at the latest road conditions commuters can expect Friday.

  • Questions remain after fall from ski lift kills mother, injures 2 daughters

    GRANBY, Colo. — A mother and her two daughters fell from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch on Thursday morning, according to authorities. Authorities said the fall killed the mother and injured her two daughters. An autopsy on the mother is planned for Friday or Saturday. The family was visiting Colorado from San Antonio. A 12-year-old girl was treated and released at a hospital in Granby. Her 9-year-old sister airlifted to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. The 25-foot fall killed the […]

  • Mother of boy left in freezing vehicle due in court

    THORNTON, Colo. — The Westminster mother who is accused of leaving her 2-year-old boy in a vehicle for several hours as temperatures plunged below zero is due in court Monday morning. The Thornton Police Department found the child inside the car early Saturday morning suffering from frostbite and hypothermia. The vehicle was parked in a shopping plaza at East 120th Avenue and Washington Street. Employees noticed the car parked overnight at 9 a.m. Saturday. Several inches of snow covered the […]

  • Aurora boy burned by mother still recovering 3 years later

    AURORA, Colo. — It has been nearly four years since a 4-year-old Aurora boy was almost burned to death in a scalding hot bath. He’s now a typical 8-year-old being raised by his grandmother, but the terrifying incident still haunts the child. Qwamarius Lake is doing better mentally and physically, but there’s still a long road ahead. “I felt stinging and it did hurt. They took my skin off and my hair off,” Lake said. Lake was placed in a […]

  • Denver Public Schools to close one school, restructure 2 others

    DENVER — One elementary school will close and two others will undergo a huge restructuring after a vote by the Denver Public Schools board on Thursday night. Parents from the schools pleaded to board members to keep the schools open. But Denver Public Schools said the schools failed standards outlined in the school performance compact and don’t have the numbers to fill enrollment needs. Each of the schools — Gilpin Elementary School (2949 California St.), Greenlee Elementary School (1150 Lipan […]

  • CHSAA responds to 4A football playoff discrepancy

    LOVELAND, Colo. — The Loveland High School football team had its dreams crushed on Sunday when it learned the 4A postseason bracket was incorrect and it would not be playing. The Colorado High School Activities Association had made a calculation error when first revealing the bracket. Several hours later, a new bracket was posted and Loveland was out. “We worked really hard. We worked every day to get there and they took it away from us,” senior football player Magnus […]

  • Playoff rug pulled out from under Loveland High School football team

    LOVELAND, Colo. — The Loveland High School football team felt jubilation on Sunday morning when the Colorado High School Athletic Association announced it had qualified for the state 4A football playoffs. But a few hours later, CHSAA announced a “discrepancy” in its formula that cost Loveland a trip to the playoffs. The Indians finished a 9-1 season with a 14-7 win over Greeley West. Greeley West qualified for the 4A field. “A discrepancy in the 4A football RPI standings changed […]