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  • Home security group names Thornton as safest city in U.S.

    THORNTON, Colo. — The city of Thornton is the safest city to live in the United States, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The council looked at research, articles and reports to compile a list of the safest up-and-coming places to live. According to the site’s research, Thornton has 244 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The group lists a statistic of 2,533 property crimes per 100,000 people. Runners-up were Greenwich, Connecticut; Weston, Florida; Johns Creek, Georgia; and […]

  • State releases inspection paperwork for rides at Colorado State Fair

    PUEBLO, Colo. — All of the amusement park rides scheduled to be at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo have been inspected and certified as safe, according to paperwork provided by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. According to the documents, the rides were inspected by a third party in October. The rides are a range of ages, with the oldest being a Tilt-a-Whirl, listed as being manufactured in 1966. The newest rides were manufactured in 2008. On Wednesday, […]

  • Poll: 45 percent of Americans say they’ve tried marijuana

    WASHINGTON — A Gallup poll gives new insight to the number of people in the U.S. who have tried marijuana. According to the poll, conducted July 5-9, 12 percent of Americans say they currently use marijuana, while 45 percent said they have tried it at least once. The survey found younger, lower-income men were more likely to smoke marijuana. Gallup first polled Americans on their marijuana use in 1969. At that time, only 4 percent of respondents said they had […]

  • Victim identified in fatal shooting at Longmont Walmart parking lot

    LONGMONT, Colo. — The man who was shot and killed in a Walmart parking lot on Sunday has been identified, the Longmont Police Department said. Keith David Williams, 33, was shot at the Walmart in the 2200 block of East Ken Pratt Boulevard during the early-morning hours. An autopsy will be done by the Weld County Coroner’s Office. Police are still looking for the suspect, 34-year-old Joseph Anderson. He is wanted for second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous […]

  • Geese crossing signs posted in Denver

    DENVER — As the Mile High City continues to grow, more infrastructure is encroaching on lands once only inhabited by wildlife. Wildlife crossing signs are not uncommon in the metro area, but now geese crossing signs are up. Denver City Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore showed off a new sign at East 40th Avenue and Kittredge Street. Thousands of geese and other wildlife congregate at an urban sanctuary in the area. The signs were funded and installed by the Sand Creek Metro […]

  • Comcast brings 600 new jobs to Fort Collins

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Communications giant Comcast has officially opened its newest customer support center in Fort Collins. The 80,000 square-foot facility has the capacity to seat approximately 600 customer service agents. The center will provide customer support for Comcast residential services, in Colorado and the rest of the country. Comcast has been hiring and training new employees for almost six months. Customer service and business positions are still listed as open on the Comcast hiring website. “Comcast’s decision to […]

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    Child dies after car crash in Colorado Springs

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 83 claimed the life of a 9-year-old child, the Colorado Springs Police Department said. The cars collided on Friday, July 14, at the intersection of Highway 83 and North Powers Boulevard. Four people needed medical treatment and were taken to hospitals. According to police, a Ford Fusion going southbound on Highway 83 was trying to turn left onto southbound North Powers Boulevard when it was hit by a Lincoln SUV. On […]

  • USPS issues new stamps starring Disney villains

    ANAHEIM, Cali. – The U.S. Postal Service is dedicating a sheet of 20 Forever stamps to 10 classic Disney Villains. The stamps feature The Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Honest John from Pinocchio, Lady Tremaine from Cinderella, the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, and Captain Hook from Peter Pan.  Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Cruella De Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, and Scar from The Lion King are also featured. The words “USA” […]

  • Suspects in smash-and-grab at liquor store in Arvada caught on camera

    ARVADA, Colo. – The Arvada Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying several people accused of burglarizing a liquor store. Police say it happened on June 30 at Paradise Liquors on Wadsworth Boulevard. Surveillance video shows a brown or maroon F-250 drive through the front of the building. Several people were seen on camera jumping out of the truck and burglarizing the store. The thieves stole alcohol, butane gas, and other items, according to police. The suspects […]

  • Cat found in west Denver dumpster finds new home

    DENVER — A 1-year-old cat rescued from a west Denver neighborhood dumpster is at a new home with a family, Denver Animal Protection said. Miles was found May 30 with severe injuries. A good Samaritan with Denver Metro C.A.T., a collaboration of metro-area animal welfare groups, brought him to the Denver Animal Shelter. Shelter staff believe Miles’ injuries, which included a broken jaw and injured right eye, were caused by him being hit by a car. Miles’ eye had to […]

  • Coors Field ranked as 10th-best major league ballpark

    DENVER — The home of the Rockies evokes happy memories for a lot of people. That’s evident in a recent article from The Washington Post about unique ballparks across America. The authors rank Coors Field as 10th in the country. Coors Field, which can hold 50,398 people, opened in 1995. “This is an underrated stadium,” Adam Kilgore wrote. “It sits in an outstanding location in lower downtown, or LoDo in the local vernacular, near an overflow of bars and restaurants. […]

  • ‘Rock out’ to make music at Denver Art Museum

    DENVER — One of Denver Art Museum’s latest exhibits lets visitors experience music while relaxing in the summer weather. “La Musidora” sits in Martin Plaza outside the museum. It’s an outdoor, interactive art installation. It makes musical sounds when visitors rock back and forth in the woven chairs. The 90-foot artwork seats 20 visitors at a time. It’s on display at the museum at 100 W. 14th Ave. until Oct. 29. “La Musidora” is a mix of the Spanish words […]