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Recent Articles
  • A season later, Broncos still working to rename Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    DENVER — “Sports Authority Field at Mile High. That’s the name of the stadium.” Those were the words of Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis on Wednesday when asked what to call the team’s home. The stadium continues to bear the name of the sporting goods retailer more than a year after it filed for bankruptcy and closed all of its stores. “There’s nothing today to report other than my forecast at this very meeting last year that we would hopefully […]

  • Map: See the location and status of oil and gas wells in Colorado

    This map shows the location and status of every oil and gas well – active and plugged – in Colorado that the state has data on, including active and expired permits . Data from the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission as of May 1, 2017.  

  • 8 things that happened since the last time it snowed in Denver

    DENVER — The Mile High City has gone nearly 200 days without measurable snow. Denver is just days from the record for the latest first measurable snow of the season — Nov. 21, 1934 — and 2016 is guaranteed third place in the record books. RELATED: Check the Pinpoint Weather forecast So many snowless days have passed since April 30. There has been time for some significant milestones and events. We’re taking a look back at some of them. Sports […]

  • Smell a rare, repulsive ‘corpse flower’ at Denver Botanic Gardens

    DENVER — What smells like rotting flesh, is almost never around and can attract people by the thousands? It could only be the titan arum, better known as the “corpse flower.” The Denver Botanic Gardens had one of the rare, noxious flowers bloom Friday night. The botanic gardens named the flower “Little Stinker.” While its cute name might make you laugh, its odor will wipe that smile right off your face. If your nose has what it takes, you can see the flower in […]

  • How to help those affected by the Cold Springs Fire

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — As the Cold Springs Fire continues to burn near Nederland, there are ways to help people in the community affected by the wildfire. Donating money Cold Springs Fire Relief Fund: ColdSpringsFireFund.org This fund through Foothills United Way in collaboration with Boulder County is taking financial donations only. The money will be distributed through the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services by case managers working people in the area affected by the fire. Red Cross: […]

  • How to help those affected by the Cold Springs Fire

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — As the Cold Springs Fire continues to burn near Nederland, there are ways to help people in the community affected by the wildfire. Donating money Cold Springs Fire Relief Fund: ColdSpringsFireFund.org This fund through Foothills United Way in collaboration with Boulder County is taking financial donations only. The money will be distributed through the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services by case managers working people in the area affected by the fire. Red Cross: […]

  • Broncos’ 2016 training camp scheduled released

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos’ 2016 training camp schedule is out. The 15 practices open to fans at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood begin on July 28. Each of the practices will run from 9:30 a.m. to . noon at the team’s headquarters. They’re free for fans and gates open at 8 a.m. First-come, first-serve parking is available starting at 7 a.m. at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse (13403 Broncos Parkway). The final day of training camp, Aug. 17, will […]

  • Police investigating explosion in Arvada mailbox

    ARVADA, Colo. — Police in Arvada are investigating if a pipe bomb was the cause of an explosion at a mailbox overnight. The U.S. Postal Service mailbox is located in 9500 block of Ralston Road, outside a former Safeway store, the Arvada Police Department said. It’s a blue mailbox, the type used to drop off mail to be sent out. Arvada police spokeswoman Jill McGranahan said dispatchers received several calls about 2:30 a.m. of a large explosion, but they came from a […]

  • Man accused in Aspen chairlift push pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

    ASPEN, Colo. — A 31-year-old man accused of pushing a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Thomas Proesel is accused of assault and reckless endangerment. He entered his plea Monday. The Aspen Times previously reported that Proesel has spent several weeks in a Grand Junction mental health facility to receive treatment for an undisclosed, but serious, illness. Proesel is from Chicago but has been living in Aspen, the newspaper reported. Prosel […]

  • Recipe: ‘Best Ever’ Caramel Pecan Rolls

    Looking to make something delicious?  Try these caramel pecan rolls. INGREDIENTS 16 Rhodes Rolls 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 small package of cook and serve butterscotch pudding (3.5 oz) chopped pecans INSTRUCTIONS In a bunt pan spray with Pam and then sprinkle the pecans to fill the bottom. Place frozen rolls in pan Pour butterscotch pudding over rolls Melt butter and Brown sugar pour over rolls Let rolls rise overnight (place greased plastic wrap over rolls) Bake for 350 for […]

  • DIA reopens section of terminal after police clear suspicious items; no threat found

    DENVER — Police cleared suspicious items that forced the evacuation of a section of the main terminal at Denver International Airport on Tuesday afternoon and no threat was found, the Denver Police Department said. Bomb-sniffing dogs made a positive hit on some packages inside the west side of the terminal. It turned out the packages contained spices and oils, and were not a danger. Officials said it is not unusual for dogs to indicate false positives when checking luggage. To be cautious, […]

  • Denver’s top five parking ticket hot spots

    DENVER — Not paying the parking meter in Denver is high risk, with little reward for drivers but a big reward for the city when you add up all the tickets issued. FOX31 Denver looked back through the numbers from 2015 to see where drivers got the most tickets in the city. Top 5 Areas Market Street in LoDo: 24,324 tickets Court Place: 7,295 tickets Fillmore Street, including Cherry Creek North area: 5,377 tickets Convention Center Parking Garage, 14th Street: 3,136 […]