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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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    Peyton Manning sets passing record in dominating 42-17 win over 49ers

    DENVER — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown record in the first half of the club’s game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, on the way to a dominating 42-17 victory. With his 509th career scoring toss — an 8-yard throw to WR Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter — Manning overtook longtime Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre on the NFL’s all-time list. Manning became the eighth player since 1943 to hold the […]

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    PHOTOS: Denver Zombie Crawl rises again

    DENVER — Denver Zombie Crawl 2014 overran LoDo once again Saturday, filling Denver’s streets with thousands of fiends ranging from hilarious to sexy to outright upsetting. The annual undead parade, a constant contender for the title of largest zombie crawl in the world, drew thousands of blood-splattered shamblers and even more onlookers/zombie bait. The 16th Street mall was an alarming scene of simulated carnage, leaving the few unsuspecting passers-by with little to do but stare in shock or run the other way. Though […]

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    Broncos stumble, find footing in 31-17 victory over Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For a little while, it looked like the Denver Broncos game Sunday against the struggling New York Jets might be a close one. But only for a little while. By the time things were over, it was another decisive victory for Denver, 31-17. Coming out of the first quarter, the Broncos trailed 7-3. The game’s first minutes included a bad snap and fumble that looked frighteningly like the miscue that opened the Broncos’ appearance in the Super […]

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    Fort Collins police officer wounded, suspect dead in exchange of gunfire

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Fort Collins police officer was shot Sunday while responding to a welfare check at an apartment complex, police said. The male officer responded about 3:45 p.m. to an apartment complex at Drake and Shields, police said. A male suspect laying on the ground reportedly pulled a gun on the officer and fired, hitting the officer at least once. The officer returned fire and struck the suspect. Multiple shots were fired in total. Initial reports indicated that […]

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    Thomas, Manning have huge day in Broncos’ 41-20 victory over Arizona

    DENVER — The Denver Broncos got off to a relatively slow start Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals, but once Peyton Manning and company got galloping, there was no reining them in. Denver triumphed 41-20, putting up 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. The team logged 568 total yards of offense, and WR Demaryius Thomas led the way with eight catches for 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Peyton Manning threw four touchdowns, reaching his 504th career TD pass. Only former […]

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    Colorado Republicans try to reach women voters

    DENVER — How is Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez like a wedding dress? It’s not entirely clear, but the College Republican National Committee would like voters to think about it. In a series of ads released this week on the internet, the group compares political candidates through the confusing metaphor of the TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress.” In the Colorado version of “Say Yes to the Candidate,” a young woman is in love with “the Bob Beauprez” design, while […]

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    Suspect escapes from Denver police, prompting secure perimeter status at school

    DENVER — A man wanted for parole violation potentially broke an officer’s arm and fled Wednesday afternoon, prompting a “secure perimeter” status at Challenge School. The suspect, described as a 200-pound white male standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall with red hair, was contacted by police in the 700 block of South Clinton Street about 1 p.m., the Denver Police Department said. The suspect managed to elude police, reportedly injuring one officer’s arm. Challenge School at 9659 E Mississippi Ave. was secured while police […]

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    PHOTOS: Katy Perry gets prismatic in Denver

    DENVER — Katy Perry returned to Denver Tuesday night, packing the Pepsi Center with a range of fans for the Prismatic Tour. Opening with “Roar,” the singer sounded great and looked even better, flanked by half a neon-edged, dozen spear-wielding backup dancers and an elaborate prism set that rose out of the floor. While one of her first acts as neon queen was to warn parents that the show was going to run late on a school night, there looked to […]

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    PHOTOS: Lorde dreams on in Denver

    DENVER — More than a year after Lorde appeared from nowhere to take over American pop music, it’s still hard to know what to make of her. The kiwi singer (who performed at 1stBank Center on Sunday) rails eloquently against media depictions of celebrity, but has been on a nonstop publicity blitz for months. Her brand of electropop at first feels like a clever response to the Rihannas and Miley Cyruses of the world, until one realizes that it was arguably […]

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    Organization behind AP US History curriculum supports student protesters in Jeffco

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The group behind Advanced Placement curricula and SAT tests issued a statement Friday afternoon in support of students protesting potential changes to Jefferson County Public Schools’ AP U.S. History course. “These students recognize that the social order can — and sometimes must — be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice,” College Board said. “Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history,  from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution […]

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    Company behind AP high school courses voices strong support for JeffCo protesters

    DENVER — The company behind Advanced Placement curricula and SAT tests issued a statement Friday afternoon in support of students protesting potential changes to Jefferson County Public Schools’ AP U.S. History course. “These students recognize that the social order can — and sometimes must — be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice,” College Board said. “Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history,  from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution to the […]

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    Forest Service wants to charge for video, photos taken in wilderness areas

    DENVER — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing new rules that would require commercial photographers and videographers — including news media — to apply for expensive permits before working in wilderness areas. The permits would cost up to $1,500 per project, and the Forest Service could refuse any projects it deems inappropriate. If the Forest Service determines that a person has used images taken in wilderness areas without permission, they could be fined more than $1,000 and forced to recall […]