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  • Colorado couple killed in collision on New Mexico highway

    BERNARDO, N.M. — Authorities in New Mexico say an elderly Colorado couple has died after their car was struck by a semi-truck on a highway. Harlan Leroy Swanson, 94, and Elinor Swanson, 92, were traveling Monday afternoon on east of Bernardo when their vehicle made a left onto US 60, New Mexico State Police said. A semi-truck hit their SUV. State Police say the Swansons, of Colorado Springs, were pronounced dead at the scene. The 52-year-old Belen man driving the […]

  • Colorado Rockies legend Larry Walker elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Colorado Rockies legend Larry Walker will be part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He will be the first Rockies player inducted into the Hall of Fame. The outfielder was elected to the class of 2020 by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America with 76.6% of ballots – just above the 75% required. The votes were announced Tuesday afternoon. This was Walker’s tenth and final year of eligibility. Walker said Tuesday that he didn’t believe he would get elected […]

  • ‘This was just a character win’; Porter helps Nuggets overtake struggling T-wolves 107-100

    MINNEAPOLIS— Hit hard recently by injuries, the Denver Nuggets have managed to remain on track in the top-heavy Western Conference race. Michael Porter Jr. has been one of the main reasons. Porter posted his second double-double in three games with 20 points and 14 rebounds, helping the short-handed Nuggets overtake the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-100 on Monday night. “He’s impacting the game at such a high level. He’s growing up in front of our eyes,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. Jerami […]

  • Impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the Senate reconvenes with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding over the rare impeachment court, senators sworn to “impartial justice” as jurors, the legacy of Trump’s presidency and the system of checks and balances are at stake before a politically divided nation. A […]

  • Leadville dog sled guide preparing for Wyoming’s Stage Stop 250 miles race

    LEADVILLE, Colo.– A dog-sled guide and his dogs are getting ready to participate in the 25th annual Pedigree Stage Stop Race in Wyoming. Tim Thiessen grew up in Denver but dreamed of living in the mountains. Now he lives in an off-the-grid home in Leadville and takes his pack of dogs out for training after days of taking others out on sled tours. The 250-mile race will start in Jackson, Wyoming on Jan. 31, head into Idaho and then return […]

  • Governor: 2 police officers die after Hawaii shooting

    HONOLULU — A man shot and killed two police officers Sunday as they responded to a home in a leafy neighborhood beneath the rim of a famed volcanic crater near Waikiki Beach, authorities said. The officers were responding to an address where the homeowner, Lois Cain, had recently sought to have a man evicted, court records showed. A neighbor told The Associated Press she saw Cain being loaded into an ambulance with knife wounds. Cain’s condition was not immediately confirmed, […]

  • LGBT activists say new bills pending in Colorado, elsewhere, target transgender youth

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills would bar doctors from providing them certain gender-related medical treatment; another batch would bar trans students from participating on school sports teams of the gender they identify with. The proposed laws, if enacted, “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a transgender-rights lawyer […]

  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks before a February 2017 anti-fracking rally outside the Colorado state capitol.

    US court dismisses climate lawsuit led by young people, including 2 from Colorado

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policies and reliance on fossil fuels harms them, jeopardizes their future and violates their constitutional rights, potentially dealing a fatal blow to a long-running case that activists saw as an important front in the war against environmental degradation. The Oregon-based youth advocacy group Our Children’s Trust filed the lawsuit in 2015 in Eugene on behalf of the […]

  • Sen. Gardner’s reelection campaign refunds $33K in donations

    DENVER — Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s reelection campaign said Friday that it was refunding $33,000 in excess contributions. The refunds will largely go to individuals who gave more than the federal $2,800 limit on campaign donations during an election cycle. Such errors are not unusual in large-dollar campaigns like Gardner’s. His campaign has now been flagged by the Federal Election Commission for having excessive donations in each of 2019’s first three quarters. Gardner is considered the nation’s most vulnerable Republican […]

  • Rockies to honor Larry Walker by retiring his jersey number

    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies will retire the jersey number of outfielder Larry Walker in a ceremony during the upcoming season. The Rockies announced Friday they will honor Walker on April 19 when they play another one of Walker’s former teams, the St. Louis Cardinals. Walker’s No. 33 will be displayed next to Todd Helton’s No. 17 in the right-field area inside Coors Field, alongside the initials “KSM” for the Rockies’ late president Keli McGregor. “There is no bigger honor […]

  • ‘Denver is a hell of a team’; Nuggets hand Warriors 10th straight loss, 134-131 in OT

    SAN FRANCISCO— Playing the second half of a back-to-back and without three injured starters, the Denver Nuggets needed a boost from their bench and pair of late free throws from Malik Beasley to extend Golden State’s longest losing streak in nearly 18 years. Beasley made two free throws with 8.9 seconds left in overtime, and the short-handed Nuggets handed the Warriors their 10th consecutive loss with a 134-131 victory Thursday night. Beasley scored 27 points with five 3-pointers, one night […]

  • Denver officials won’t hand over information sought by ICE

    WASHINGTON — Denver officials on Thursday said they would not hand over information requested by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on four men wanted for deportation. ICE, the Homeland Security agency tasked with arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, sent four administrative subpoenas earlier this week to law enforcement looking for information on three Mexican nationals and one Honduran who had been in custody in Denver. It was the first time subpoenas had been sent to a law […]

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