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  • Colorado man spends 20,000-plus hours volunteering

    PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who has spent hundreds of days at Navajo State Park has been honored by the state and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. Terry Zink started volunteering year-round at the park in 2002. Since then, he has contributed more than 20,000 hours of service. “I don’t know what I’d do without him,” said Brian Sandy, manager at Navajo State Park. “He knows how to fix everything: The irrigation system, the showers, the water system, […]

  • Arvada water safe to drink despite funky color

    ARVADA, Colo. — The city of Arvada is letting residents know that discolored drinking water isn’t harmful. Water quality analysts looked at samples and found the discoloration is being caused by manganese, a mineral that is naturally present in most Colorado lakes and streams. The water is safe to drink, officials said. Experts say minerals tend to “settle” during winter months and are “flushed out” when higher volumes of water pass through the distribution system. Manganese does not have adverse […]

  • Colorado teachers trained on how to use guns in case of school emergency

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Teachers and staff from around Colorado are getting handgun training for the first time in Weld County. The staff members will carry handguns on various campuses in case of an active shooter situation. This week, the teachers participated in a three-day training session to learn how to use the guns. The hope is the training will prevent a school shooting tragedy such as Columbine or Sandy Hook. Ronnie Wilson of Falcon was one of the first […]

  • United Pet Group recalls more rawhide chew products

    WASHINGTON — United Pet Group is expanding its recall of multiple brands of packaged rawhide dog chew products. The recall now includes the retail partners’ private label brands. American Beefhide, Digest-eeze and Healthy Hide were previously under recall. Now private labels are recalled, including Companion, Dentley’s, Enzadent, Dentahex, Essential Everday, Good Lovin’, Petco, Hill Country Fare and Priority Pet. The recall was initiated after United Pet Group found some manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Colombia, and a supplier in Brazil, […]

  • Grand Junction pastor in New Mexico looking for treasure reported missing

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Colorado pastor reported missing while in northern New Mexico was looking for buried treasure, police said. New Mexico State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo said family members told authorities that Paris Wallace of Grand Junction had gone there to search for “Forrest Fenn’s treasure,” rumored to be hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Fenn is an author who owned an art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He announced in 2010 that he had hidden a […]

  • Sexually violent predator moves to Colorado Springs

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Corrections has notified the Colorado Springs Police Department that a sexually violent predator has moved to an address in the city. Myron David Swayzer is on parole and will be supervised. He is one of 15 sexually violent predators living in Colorado Springs. Swayzer is registered and living at 822 Red Thistle View in Colorado Springs. He is described as a 49-year-old black man, 5-foot-10 and about 189 pounds. He sometimes wear […]

  • Chicken cutlets recalled from Safeway, Albertsons stores

    BOISE, Idaho — Gourmet Boutique is recalling ready-to-eat breaded chicken products. Some of those products were sold at Albertsons and Safeway stores in several states. Breaded Chicken Cutlets Cold are being recalled from stores in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Mexico and South Dakota. The chicken might contain milk that wasn’t declared on the packaging, which can be a problem for people with dairy allergies. The Breaded Chicken Cutlets are packaged in a black tray with a clear plastic lid or […]

  • Denver man dies while rafting in Dinosaur National Monument

    DINOSAUR, Colo. — A 60-year-old Denver man died Saturday while on a commercial rafting trip down the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, the National Park Service said. Staff got a call about 3 p.m. that CPR was being done on a client with Sheri Griffith Expeditions, an authorized river rafting company out of Moab, Utah. The man, who has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, was in a two-person inflatable kayak that flipped in Winnie’s Rapid, […]

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    Should Black Canyon of the Gunnison increase entrance fees?

    GUNNISON, Colo. — The National Park Service wants to know what you think about increasing entrance fees at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Park Service is considering increasing the fee from $15 per vehicle for a 1-7 day pass to $25. Individual per person passes for hikers, bikers, etc., would increase from $7 a person to $12. Annual passes would be increased to $50 from $30. Campground fees would remain the same. Entrance fees would not change […]

  • Man sentenced to life in prison for strangling 2-year-old cousin with cord

    GOLDEN, Colo. — A jury has convicted a man for killing his 2-year-old cousin in November 2015, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Roman Morales, then 21, strangled Donnie Romero with an AV cord. The child’s body was found in a large, plastic storage tub in the apartment where Morales lived with the child and other family members. The electrical cord was still wrapped around the toddler’s neck when he was found underneath blankets inside the tub, prosecutors […]

  • New crash investigation unit will help free Denver officers for other duties

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department has a new crash investigator unit to respond to noninjury or minor injury crashes. The civilians are being called crash report technicians, who are specialized investigators whose primary goals are to reduce wait times for people who are in minor collisions. They will have the authority to issue citations under a special commission through the executive director of safety’s office. The program helps free time for police officers so they can focus on crime […]

  • Denver-based flour company issues recalls

    DENVER — Ardent Mills is recalling several of its flour products after a recommendation from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. CFIA said flour and flour products made with certain loads of Canadian wheat might be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Ardent Mills said there have been no reports of anyone getting sick, but it’s issuing the recalls out of an abundance of caution. Most of the recalled products are sold in Canada. The recalled products include: Creative Baker: All-Purpose and […]