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  • RTD holding public meeting for proposed cuts for R-Line

    AURORA, Colo. — Plenty of push-back is expected on Thursday night when RTD holds the first of its public meetings on proposed cuts for its new R-Line. The line runs through Aurora on I-225. It’s been in service less than six months. But RTD says it’s not meeting expectations for ridership, so cuts must be made. According to RTD, ridership on the line is not even half of what it should be.  An average of only 41 passengers board per […]

  • Target to hire approximately 2,500 holiday workers in Colorado

    MINNEAPOLIS — Target plans to hire 2,500 seasonal workers in Colorado, including 1,500 in the Denver metro area, the giant retailer announced Wednesday. Nationwide, Target plans to hire 100,000 workers for the holiday season at its 1,816 stores plus another 4,500 at the company’s distribution and fulfillment centers. The workers will fill numerous roles, including making sure stores are well stocked, online orders are filled, and freight moved from distribution and fulfillment centers. Target will hold seasonal hiring events from […]

  • Man found dead in Boulder Canyon identified

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The body of a man who was discovered by two fishermen in Boulder Canyon has been identified. The body of Douglas Heggart, 51 of Longmont, was was found near the popular climbing and recreational area of Castle Rock just before noon Wednesday, the Boulder County Coroner’s Office said. Heggart’s body appeared to have been in the area for several hours before it was discovered. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said Heggart’s vehicle was found a short […]

  • Road closures to be in place for 4-day Colorado Classic bicycle race

    DENVER — The four-day Colorado Classic started Thursday in Colorado Springs and will end Sunday in Denver. The Colorado Department of Transportation will close roads to maintain safety for riders and spectators along state highways. RELATED: Stage 1 closures RELATED: Stage 2 closures RELATED: Stage 3 closures RELATED: Stage 4 closures “In addition to our electronic resources, our traffic, maintenance and communications personnel are doing what’s necessary to make sure this event is as safe and successful as possible,” CDOT deputy executive […]

  • 24-hour, 3-day traffic records broken at Eisenhower Tunnel

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Record traffic passed through the Eisenhower Tunnel over the weekend. From Friday to Sunday, 157,657 vehicles went through the tunnel on Interstate 70 under the Continental Divide. The previous three-day record was July 29-31 when 153,503 vehicles went through it. On Sunday, 54,659 vehicles went through the tunnel, breaking the previous single-day record of 54,061 vehicles on July 31, 2016. Colorado Department of Transportation I-70 corridor operations manager Patrick Chavez said the toll lane for […]

  • Man wanted for using stolen credit cards in Jefferson County

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A man is being sought for using someone else’s credit cards at several 7-Eleven stores, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 303-271-5612. Anyone who might have been a victim of identity theft or fraud can call the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at 855-443-3489 or send an email.

  • Injured Ohio woman rescued near Crater Lake

    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — An injured hiker from Ohio was rescued near Crater Lake on Tuesday night, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said. An InReach emergency beacon was activated about 6 p.m., and person called 911 to say the woman had collapsed and was seizing. Mountain Rescue Aspen and the sheriff’s office activated ground teams and a CareFlight helicopter. Mountain Rescue Aspen crews found the woman about 8:45 p.m. above Crater Lake just past the first stream crossing. Because of […]

  • Kids get new school supplies during ‘Shop with a Cop’ event in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Association held its 4th Annual Back-To-School “Shop with a Cop” event over the weekend. The event was held at the Walmart store in Aurora on South Chambers Road on July 29. At the event, Police Officers and Deputies from the Aurora Police Department and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office shopped for back-to-school items and clothing with underprivileged children. The 100 children who were selected received up to $200 each to spend on supplies, thanks to […]

  • 17-year-old arrested after suspected drag race, high-speed chase in Fort Collins

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A 17-year-old Fort Collins boy was arrested after being involved in a suspected drag race, then leading a high-speed chase before crashing on Tuesday night, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said. Just before 9 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy saw two vehicles stopped at a red light on northbound College Avenue and Jefferson Street, the sheriff’s office said. Both drivers revved their engines in what appeared to be an invitation to drag race. When the light turned […]

  • Suspected alcohol-related crash kills teen girl, injures 2 boys in Arapahoe County

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A 24-year-old Aurora man has been arrested after being suspected of drinking alcohol, speeding and running a red light that led to a fatal crash late Tuesday night, the Colorado State Patrol said. The crash killed 16-year-old Phoebe Lester and seriously injured two boys. The names and ages of the boys have not been released. The collision happened just before midnight near the intersection of East Orchard Road and South Genoa Street in Arapahoe County, the […]

  • Cargo begins vending machine for ride-sharing vehicles

    NEW YORK — Tech startup Cargo is turning cabs and ride-sharing cars into mobile shops that could lead to receiving a vending machine snack during an Uber ride. Drivers sign up for the service online, then Cargo sends a custom display case loaded with snacks and essentials. Customers can purchase items using a mobile payment option, and the driver is alerted by a linked phone application and hands over the goods. Drivers get 50 cents for each sale. Cargo is […]

  • Brauchler wins Colorado gubernatorial straw poll at Western Conservative Summit

    DENVER — George Brauchler, the 18th Judicial District attorney, won the Western Conservative Summit gubernatorial straw poll on Sunday. Brauchler, the prosecutor in the Aurora theater shooting, earned 38 percent of the nonbinding vote. He was followed by former State Rep. Victor Mitchell (20 percent) and Denver co-chair for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign (7 percent). State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, who has not officially announced his candidacy, finished in fourth at 6 percent. More than 3,500 participants from 40 states attended […]