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  • Single-mom killed at Thornton bar remembered

    DENVER — Saying goodbye is never easy. For the family of Brenda Martinez, it’s one of the hardest things they’ve done. “She was loving and caring,” said her brother LeRoy Martinez. “She’s gonna be missed by her family and my dad.” Martinez was killed after the Thornton Police Department said several people were shot, assaulted and stabbed at The Extra Point sports bar over the weekend. Martinez was a bartender there. “I’m gonna miss her, she was an amazing human […]

  • Family continues to search for missing hiker in Summit County

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Alex Gorrell spent Sunday handing out what he believes could have been up to 60 flyers for his missing brother Tyler at Meadow Creek Trailhead in Summit County. “Growing up, we were really best friends, you know, doing everything and he’s just, he’s always been a major part of my life,” Gorrell said. Gorrell has been missing for more than a week now. He was last seen in Denver on Aug. 3, but Gorrell found his […]

  • People are investing more money in Colorado start-ups this year

    DENVER, Colo.– It starts with an idea, which can grow into a business with the right motivation and some money. “60 percent of all residential water-waste happens outdoors,” Rachio CEO Chris Klein said. Klein and his business partners saw the need for an internet connected sprinkler controller six years ago after three years of drought in the Denver area. Now they sell their product across the country. “We’re solving real water problems in the US and maybe someday we’re lucky enough […]

  • Rep. Coffman helping Aurora family trying to keep daughter from deportation

    AURORA, Colo.– Four-year-old Angela Becerra naps peacefully in her mothers arms. It’s been a long day for the two, but nothing they haven’t done before. For Amy Becerra, she has spent years meeting with judges, officials, bureaucrats, and more just to get her daughter citizenship. Becerra now sits in Congressman Mike Coffman’s office because she doesn’t have much time, and needs help fast. “I’ve followed the path they’ve given me, and it’s such a dysfunctional, uncoordinated system,” Becerra said. The […]

  • Dispatchers in short supply in Colorado

    BOULDER, Colo. — It’s the voice at the other end to reassure you on your worst day, but in Colorado, those voices are in short supply. The Wall Street Journal highlighted the shortage of 911 dispatchers. In Colorado, it includes major areas, including Jefferson, Adams and Boulder counties, along with Denver. “It’s not an easy job,” said Boulder County Sheriff Division Chief Heidi Prentup. “And we have a lot of people that care a lot about their community and about […]

  • Tattoo artists ink book worms at Denver library, raising money for charity

    DENVER, Colo. — Normally the only ink one would find at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez Library on West Colfax lies between book bindings. But on Sunday, the ink jumped from the page to people’s skin. “The library is not just about the books,” said Melissa Dewitt. “There’s a lot of really cool stuff going on.” Dewitt is stepping out of her comfort zone and doing something unorthodox: getting a tattoo at the library. “I’m mostly excited. I’m not afraid of […]

  • Active serviceman’s dog found safe after escaping foster home 2 months ago

    DENVER, Colo. — David Powell will never forget the feeling of losing something so precious. “It was rough,” Powell said. “Here’s somebody that put their dogs into my care, so that they could go off to Iraq for us, and I lost his dog.” Powell was fostering two miniature schnauzer puppies for Herman Haynie, going on his fifth tour to Iraq, through People + Animals = Companions Together (PACT). Almost two months ago, one of those puppies, Lola, slipped through his […]

  • Despite threats, students expect strong turnout at anti-NRA rally Saturday

    DENVER — Mikaela Lawrence grew up in a world after the Columbine Massacre, right in that community. She says she has always been affected by it, and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland Florida, she decided to take a stand. “We’re just trying to make it a little bit safer, that’s why it’s all about gun reform, and not the ban,” Lawrence said. She’s now a member of Students Demand Action, and was helping to organize a National […]

  • Local business up front about risks of liquid nitrogen treats

    LITTLETON, Colo.– Murat and Mecit Tuter stand in their kiosk in the middle of Southwest Plaza, mixing colorful treats clouded in a smoke as people turn their heads passing by. Their Nitro Dragon Breath Denver stand has been open for about a year, and has several locations around the Denver metro. Tuter isn’t playing with fire, but he knows even though his product is ice cold, it can be dangerous. “Everything is dangerous if you don’t read the rules,” Tuter […]

  • Witness recounts crash that killed 11-month-old in Commerce City; alcohol suspected to be factor

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A 11-month-old girl has died following a single-vehicle crash in Commerce City on Saturday, police said on Sunday morning. The child died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash that happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of East 80th Avenue, Commerce City police said. Police said the vehicle was traveling westbound on the road when it struck a parked vehicle. Augustine Torrez was hanging out with his family in their backyard when […]

  • Man in Castle Rock shoots wife because he thought she was an intruder, police say

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A man called police in Castle Rock and told them he shot his wife Friday night because he thought she was an intruder. It happened at about 10 p.m. in the 600 block of Howe Street. Police said he fired one round and hit her. Debbie Rossiter lives next door to the couple. She says she heard gunshots ring out as she was getting ready for bed. “I was counting,” Rossiter said. “There were seven. Two […]

  • Aurora dedicates memorial to theater shooting victims

    AURORA, Colo.– This is a time for people to remember, mourn, but also celebrate the lives of those ripped from the Aurora community too soon. Friday evening, hundreds coming together outside the Aurora Municipal Center at the memorial garden for the dedication of a memorial for those injured and who lost their lives in the Aurora theater shooting six years ago. 83 white cranes are scattered across the garden, with 13 in the center flying in a column up towards […]