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  • Severely burned man found next to car fire in Colorado Springs

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Arson investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that engulfed a car and burned a man in Colorado Springs. It happened outside an apartment building near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard North. Rescue crews arrived at the Candlewood Apartments on Van Teylingen Drive at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday and found a man with severe burns lying next to a car with Virginia license plates. Police said they believe he is in his 20s. Witnesses […]

  • Denver mayor to recognize 300 students in ‘CareerLaunch’ internship program

    DENVER – This week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will honor nearly 300 Denver Public high school students working in cutting edge industries as part of DPS’s CareerLaunch Internship Program. Students in the program perform real work like building websites, helping to deliver babies, visiting construction sites and creating mobile apps. The program is designed to cultivate a highly-trained and diverse workforce, and connects student with more than 100 companies including Xcel Energy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and HomeAdvisor. […]

  • Damaged Colorado Freedom Memorial closer to being repaired

    AURORA, Colo. — The Colorado Freedom Memorial, which was damaged over the July 4 weekend, is getting closer to being repaired. A blank glass panel was shattered on the memorial dedicated to Coloradans who have died while defending our freedom. Officials with the memorial say their insurance company is completing their review of the claim and will let them known by mid-week how much of the damage is covered. They say they are also working with the memorial designer Kristoffer […]

  • West Nile virus hits Weld County

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A pool of mosquitoes from traps set the first week of July has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Weld County Department of Public Health said Friday. There are no human cases of the virus in Weld County and only one in the state. Although health officials say the risk of contracting West Nile is low, hotter summer days create conditions perfect for mosquitoes and the spread of the virus, and it’s best not to […]

  • Amazon hiring for 1,000 full-time jobs in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — Amazon has begun hiring for 1,000 full-time positions at its new fulfillment center in Aurora on East 19th Avenue north of the Interstate 70/E-470 junction. The 1 million-square-foot facility opens later this summer. Amazon needs employees to pick, pack and ship larger-sized items such as sporting equipment, musical instruments and furniture. According to the online application, the hourly pay rate for a full-time warehouse associate is $12.50 an hour, while a lead fulfillment associate makes $14.40 an […]

  • CU launches first fraternity council since 2005

    BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado announced Wednesday it’s launching its own officially recognized Intrafraternity Council after it cut ties with the system 12 years ago. According to the CU Boulder News, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Tau Gamma will be the first fraternities to join the new council and start chapters in the upcoming academic year. The university said it is in talks with other fraternities as well. CU is believed to be the only university in the […]

  • Bonfils asking for donations with blood supply dangerously low

    DENVER — Bonfils Blood Center said Monday that blood supplies are dangerously low in Denver and across the country because of a decline in donations surrounding the Fourth of July holiday. Bonfils is part of a multistate network that is facing a shortfall of 5,700 donations in July. It especially needs O-negative blood, the universal blood type, and has only half the supply it would normally have on hand. Bonfils is also in need of platelet donations, which have a […]

  • Study: Millennials having more strokes depending on where they live

    BALTIMORE — Research shows millennials are having strokes at a rising rate, and that the trend differs based on gender and where they live. The study published in the journal Scientific American analyzed hospital discharge data from 2003 to 2012. The findings align with this year’s study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which concluded that among 18- to 34-year-olds, there was a 32 percent spike in strokes for women and a 15 percent increase for men. […]

  • Denver Zoo welcomes new Amur tiger from Moscow

    DENVER — A 3-year-old Amur tiger is getting used to his new home at the Denver Zoo after arriving from the Moscow Zoo on Saturday. The 450-pound tiger named Martin is still in quarantine and will not be visible to zoo visitors for at least a month. Martin is getting to know his caretakers and is learning behaviors that will allow him to assist in his own health care. When he’s ready, Martin will join 6-year-old Nikita, and 7-year-old brothers Thimbu […]

  • Swiss airline to offer direct flights between Denver and Zurich starting in 2018

    DENVER — Starting in June, Edelweiss Air will offer direct seasonal flights between Denver International Airport and Zurich. The airline said nearly 30,000 passengers travel between Denver and Switzerland each year, with heavier traffic in the popular summer season. Edelweiss will fly between Denver and Zurich on Mondays and Fridays starting June 4 through October. “Denver and the Rocky Mountains are very popular among Swiss tourists, they love the combination of a vibrant city and idyllic nature,” Edelweiss CEO Bernd […]

  • Crews working to contain 102-acre wildfire south of New Castle

    GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — Fire crews from Glenwood Springs and Rifle are helping to contain the 102-acre Grand Hogback Fire in steep terrain south of New Castle and Interstate 70 in Garfield County. On Tuesday, two K-max helicopters were expected to make water drops on the leading edge of the fire as ground crews try to keep the fire from spreading over the ridge, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said. No structures are threatened and no evacuations are planned. The […]

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to join Niwot Fourth of July parade

    NIWOT, Colo. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, Denver native Neil Gorsuch, will make an appearance in Niwot’s Fourth of July parade on Tuesday, the Boulder Daily Camera reports. The Niwot Community Association, which invited the Gorsuch family to participate in the parade, said they consider Gorsuch a neighbor. After Gorsuch was sworn in to the Supreme Court in April, he put his Boulder County home near Niwot on the market. Gorsuch is expected to be in the parade […]