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  • Veterans Day parade takes over downtown Denver

    DENVER — James VanWormer is the very definition of a patriot. He served in the Vietnam War as a weapons mechanic. “I loaded bombs onto the B52s,” he said. “This is important to me. We need to stick together as a country.” Dylan Jones is just beginning to learn what those contributions really mean, “It’s a lot of fun. I’m a Cub Scout, so we get to march in the parade,” he said. And there are living history actors who want […]

  • Early voting center opens in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — The city of Aurora opened doors to early voting Saturday morning. The effort is part of a larger strategy to make sure all ballots count. The Municipal Center in Aurora was a peaceful scene early Saturday morning, but voters shouldn’t expect it to stay that way. “What I’ve seen is that people either wait until the very last minute to register to vote or to vote itself, so we will be extremely busy on Tuesday,” said Designated […]

  • Ladies take the field at Broncos Women’s Combine workout

    DOVE VALLEY, Colo. — Female Broncos fans had the chance to get up-close and personal with the rigorous workout their football heroes follow to stay in top shape for the field. The Broncos Women’s Combine brought plenty of girl power to the field, something super-fan Merry Brannon said is just the kind of weekend she prefers. “It’s a great way to come out on a Saturday with a group of fun women to hang out with alumni players and kinda […]

  • Freezing temperatures don’t deter Broncos fans

    DENVER — For Broncos superfans, below-freezing temperatures are only a nuisance and aren’t likely to drive them away soon. “We’ve all been tailgating for 20-plus years,” said one of the first fans in line, who added that he always arrives at games in full orange-and-blue face paint. And compared to Sunday’s bone-chilling temperatures, fans say they’ve seen worse. “Well, the worst for me was the Baltimore Ravens playoff loss. That was horrendous, but this is not bad,” the fan said. […]

  • Gummball 5k honors fallen Adams County Deputy

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — Over 600 people laced up their sneakers for the first Gummball 5k in Brighton today. The race was held to honor fallen Adams County Sheriffs Deputy Heath Gumm. Deputy Gumm was gunned down while responding to a call about a fight last January. Organizers of the race say both the Sheriff’s Department and Gumm’s family brought the race to life. “They wanted to see this happen and the community members, as well as ourselves, came together to […]

  • Protesters rally outside Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office ahead of Kavanaugh vote

    DENVER — Protesters rallied outside of Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office in a last-ditch attempt to change the Republican’s mind ahead of Saturday’s confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. At the rally, survivors of sexual assault shared their stories and said even though Gardner had pledged to support Kavanaugh, that wouldn’t stop their rally for change. “Even though people have already made up their decision, we still feel it is our right to be heard. Politicians […]

  • Supporters, survivors band together to race for the cure

    DENVER — Women and men decked out in pink brought some light to a gloomy day as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicked off downtown Sunday morning. “Cancer is such a scary thing and it’s still a mystery at times,” said Jennifer Herffernan, whose aunt is a two-time breast cancer survivor. “I think it drew us closer as a family.” “Breast cancer affects every woman in your life, whether they have been diagnosed or not because they always […]

  • Fall plant sale gives gardeners a head start on spring blooms

    DENVER — The annual fall and plant sale brought gardeners out to the Denver Botanic Gardens Saturday morning. Despite the chilly temperatures, experts at the Gardens say fall is one of the best times to make sure your garden sprouts up in full bloom come spring. “We like to preach the message that gardening happens year-round in Colorado,” said curator Mike Bone. “The horticulturists here really, they have a great feel for what grows well in Colorado and so they […]

  • Denver firetruck gets stuck in sinkhole at water main break

    DENVER — The back end of a Denver Fire Department truck got stuck in a sinkhole early Sunday morning. It happened just after 6 a.m. at South Zuni Street and West Louisiana Avenue when a fire crew was headed to a reported water main break. “We had several crews members out walking the street. While the engineer was driving the rig, he got into this area, felt like he hit a speed bump, stopped to see what was going on […]

  • Mice, animal feces found at Denny’s restaurant in Denver

    DENVER — A Denver restaurant is closed Monday after inspectors found evidence of mice and a customer saw the mice and recorded video of them. The video was taken earlier this month at the Denny’s near 17th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. An inspector checked out the place after a customer complaint last week. The report shows the inspection found rodent droppings under various booths. The inspector recommended the restaurant perform a deep cleaning and sanitizing. Someone who opened the door […]

  • Spontaneously combusting tortilla chips blamed for two fires

    Normally, tortilla chips need a healthy topping of spicy salsa to be described as fiery. Not, as it turns out, in Austin, Texas. In a Wednesday Facebook post, fire officials described arriving at July 12 factory fire caused by the “spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips. Yes, you read that right.” The factory had apparently been testing a new way to handle food waste from the making of the chips that “didn’t work out so well.” According to officials, boxes of the food […]

  • Family of girl killed when car plowed through store asks for ’28 days of kindness’

    PARKER, Colo. — The family of Rylie Gutensberger, the 12-year-old girl killed when a car smashed through a store in Parker one year ago, is asking for 28 days of kindness on the anniversary of her death. “In honor of Rylie’s memory, we are embarking on a 28 day journey of kindness,” the family said in a statement. “Each day, for 28 days, we will find a way to spread an act of kindness no matter how big or small. “We […]