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Matt Farley is a web producer with KDVR and KWGN. A former crime reporter on California's Central Coast, he has since worked as a writer, photographer and editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal and Metromix Denver. His work has been syndicated by USA Today, The Associated Press and IGN.com.


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    WATCH: UFC champ Ronda Rousey submits Colorado’s Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — No one can say that Colorado fighter Cat Zingano didn’t put in the work. After nearly two years of unthinkable challenges both inside and outside of the Octagon, the 32-year-old Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight fought her way back to the big show on Saturday night: A title shot against UFC champ and poster girl Ronda Rousey. But even Zingano’s impressive focus proved to be no match for the Mike Tyson of women’s MMA. Rousey dodged Zingano’s opening kick, […]

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    WATCH: Terrifying octopus leaps out of water to chase down and devour crab

    DENVER -- When most people think of octopuses, they imagine them as they live in aquariums: drifting lazily with the currents, maybe clinging to the glass like a squishy child's toy.

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    PHOTOS: Hozier takes Denver to church on a Wednesday

    DENVER — Hozier, the man behind “Take Me to Church,” is well on his way to selling out a show at Red Rocks this summer. He also just performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But in one of those wonderful music industry accidents, the Irish musician played on Wednesday at the Ogden Theatre, a venue one-fifth the size of the Morrison amphitheater. This sort of thing has happened before. In recent years, both Adele and the Lumineers have booked shows […]

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    Heritage Square to close at end of 2015 season

    GOLDEN, Colo. — After one final season, Heritage Square will become a thing of the past. A local institution that has nonetheless struggled in recent years, the majority of the theme park will close for good at the end of the year, property manager Peter Bovis announced Thursday. “We are announcing the closure of Heritage Square in advance of the season to afford the public the opportunity to enjoy the property, shops and attractions for one final season,” he said. The amusement park […]

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    WATCH: Controversy after Aspen police use ‘pain compliance’ on teen caught with pot

    Note: This video contains profanity. ASPEN, Colo. — The Aspen Police Department will not launch a formal investigation after what the department characterized as ” a low and appropriate” use of force against a 16-year-old Aspen boy suspected of holding a joint in public. “It’s open-and-shut because we have the videos, we’re able to see the actions that took place and we’re able to explain all of those actions,” Chief Richard Pryor told The Aspen Times. A video posted to YouTube […]

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    Study: Settling for ‘Mr. Okay’ a better strategy than holding out for Mr. Right

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Young women in America are often told not to settle for a man who makes them anything less than 100 percent happy. But a new study has found that settling for “Mr. Pretty Good” is a better evolutionary strategy than holding out for Mr. Right. Michigan State University researchers found that human nature contains a strong element of risk aversion — that is, a tendency to take the safest bet when stakes are high. This encouraged primitive humans […]

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    Army releases name of soldier killed in Ft. Carson training accident

    FORT CARSON, Colo. — A rollover accident took the life of one Ft. Carson solider and injured six others on Friday night. The accident happened during training at the Ft. Carson training area at 9:30 p.m., according to a statement from Ft. Carson representative Dani Johnson. A Stryker eight-wheeled fighting vehicle somehow overturned. The cause of the crash was under investigation. Staff Sgt. Justin L. Holt, 31, assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, died in […]

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    PHOTOS: Cupid’s Undie Run heats up Denver

    DENVER — Another year, another springlike February day filled with half-naked runners swarming the streets of Capitol Hill. The participants in Cupid’s Undie Run could have expected Feb. 7 to be a chilly day to take a jog without pants (or shirts), but for the second year in a row, the event landed in the middle of a heat wave with temperatures near 70. PHOTOS: Cupid’s Undie Run 2014 While this meant that opportunities for sexy snow angels were few, it […]

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    Study: Denver the happiest city in the United States, according to local tweets

    DENVER — Denver and Los Angeles are the happiest cities in the nation — at least based on local Twitter traffic. “Social intelligence” company Brandwatch used social media data and analytics to create the Twitter Happiness Report, which tracked how Twitter users express emotions online. The study broke out  the results by gender, life category, and conversation over time. The report also tried to reveal some of the nuances in people’s behavior when using Twitter to express feelings.    Key findings […]

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    WATCH: Colorado brewers fire back as Budweiser mocks craft beer fans in Super Bowl ad

    ST. LOUIS — For a couple of decades now, craft beer fans in Colorado and elsewhere have panned macro brews such as Coors and Budweiser for their perceived homogeneity, careless approach to brewing, and overall bland taste. During Sunday’s Super Bowl, Budweiser’s Belgium-based parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev snapped back, openly mocking craft beer connoisseurs. In a spot for Budweiser called “Brewed The Hard Way,” the company touted its “macro beer” roots. The airtime for the ad cost at least $9 million — […]

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    Punk band to Gov. Scott Walker: ‘Please stop using our music — we literally hate you’

    BOSTON — Freshly re-elected Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, perhaps looking to gain some populist cred, chose the rollicking punk song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” as his entrance music at an event in Iowa on Saturday. The song, famously featured in the film “The Departed,” was originally written by protest singer Woody Guthrie and more recently recorded by Boston Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys. Guthrie died in 1967, so there’s no way of knowing for sure whether he’d approve of […]

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    WATCH: Bill Nye says Patriots’ ‘deflategate’ explanation ‘doesn’t make any sense’

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Nye the Science Guy says the Patriots’ explanation for how footballs on their team’s sidelines lost pressure doesn’t hold much air. In an interview Sunday, the celebrity scientist said statements about the so-called “deflategate” controversy made by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick  “didn’t make any sense.” “Rubbing the football?” Nye said incredulously. “I don’t think you can change the pressure. To really change the pressure, you need one of these: the inflation needle.” Deflategate stems from the […]