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  • Board approves temporary renaming of Broncos stadium

    DENVER — The Broncos will temporarily change the name of their home stadium for the upcoming season, the team announced Wednesday. The Metropolitan Football Stadium District board agreed to the team’s proposal on Wednesday to call it Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The board manages the stadium on behalf of taxpayers in six metro-area counties. “While fans will notice some new signage going up around the stadium reflecting this change, we remain completely focused on securing a long-term naming rights […]

  • San Juan National Forest to reopen Thursday as wildfires’ growth slows

    DURANGO, Colo. — The San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado will reopen on Thursday after being closed for more than a week because of wildfire concerns. Bureau of Land Management lands in the Durango area also will reopen as the 416 Fire in the area has slowed the past couple days after rain up to 1.5 inches in some places fell over the weekend. The 1.8 million-acre San Juan National Forest has been closed since June 12. It will reopen […]

  • Last evacuation orders lifted as rain halts growth of 416 Fire near Durango

    DURANGO, Colo. — The last of the evacuation orders for the 416 Fire north of Durango in southwest Colorado were lifted Tuesday morning. Residents in the High Meadows and Falls Creek Ranch subdivisions were allowed to return home starting at 11 a.m., La Plata County officials said. More than 100 homes were affected by the order. Both subdivisions will remain under a pre-evacuation order as fire mitigation activity continues. Other areas under pre-evacuation are residences and businesses on the west […]

  • Bail denied for suspected Westminster road rage shooter

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The man suspected of opening fire in a road rage incident that left a boy dead and his mother and brother in critical condition was denied bail while making his first court appearance Monday morning. Jeremy Webster, 23, is being held for investigation of first-degree murder after deliberation with intent, first-degree murder extreme indifference, first-degree assault and criminal attempt to commit a Class 1 felony. He is due back in court on Thursday morning to be advised of the […]

  • Police: Road rage suspected motive in Westminster shooting that left boy dead, 3 wounded

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A 23-year-old man has been arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of murder in a quadruple shooting outside a dental office in what appears to be a case of road rage, the Westminster Police Department said Friday.

  • Northbound I-25 reopens at Park Avenue West after crash involving tanker truck, fuel spill

    DENVER — Northbound Interstate 25 was closed near downtown Denver for more than eight hours Thursday because of a crash that involved a rolled over tanker truck and several passenger vehicles, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. The interstate was closed between Park Avenue West and Interstate 70. Traffic was taken off the interstate at Speer Boulevard. The crash happened about 6:45 a.m. at the 44th Avenue overpass and involved at least five other vehicles. The interstate reopened about 3 […]

  • Suspect involved in Denver officer-involved shooting dies

    DENVER — The suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting near the state Capitol has died, the Denver Police Department said Thursday. The man was taken to a hospital after the exchange of gunfire on East Colfax Avenue near Pearl Street on Wednesday night. An officer was shot in the leg and was treated and released from a hospital on Wednesday night. Two bystanders suffered minor injuries in the crossfire. It’s not clear how they were hurt. Police said the officer […]

  • Several lightning-sparked fires burn 8,000 acres in Weld County, all fully contained

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Several lightning-sparked fires were brought under control Thursday morning in Weld County, but not before burning about 8,000 acres, the Platte Valley Fire Protection District said. The fires started in southeastern Weld County on Wednesday night. The fires burned along U.S. 34 from Weld County Road 69 down to Interstate 76 between Kersey and Wiggins. Firefighters were able to keep the fires from jumping U.S. 34. There were 13 fire departments and 80 firefighters who fought the […]

  • 2 injured in stabbing in Westminster King Soopers parking lot

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Two people were taken to a hospital after a stabbing and a report of shots fired outside a King Soopers late Tuesday night, the Westminster Police Department said. The incident happened about 11:15 p.m. near West 104th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. The initial call said gunshots had been fired, but when officers arrived, they found three men suffering from stab wounds. Two of the men were taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The third man did […]

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with semitruck in Clear Creek Canyon

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a semitruck on U.S. Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon on Friday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. at mile marker 267.5, about four miles west of the Highways 6 and 58 intersection in Golden. The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery for unknown injuries. Clear Creek Canyon was closed between Golden and Highway 119 for more than […]

  • Another 300-plus residences forced to evacuate as 416 Fire grows past 7,100 acres

    HERMOSA, Colo. — Hot and windy weather is expected in southwest Colorado as crews try to contain a wildfire that prompted evacuations of more than 1,000 homes. Authorities said Friday the fire north of Durango had grown to 7,180 acres. No homes have burned in the 416 Fire, but fire managers have said the flames could reach the small town of Hermosa on Friday. Residents of about 500 Hermosa homes have been told to evacuate. On Friday, mandatory evacuation orders […]

  • Trump ‘probably’ would support move to end federal ban on marijuana in bill pushed by Gardner

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he “probably will end up supporting” legislation to end the federal government from interfering with marijuana legalization laws at the state level. The bill was unveiled Thursday by Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warner. Colorado voters in 2012 passed Amendment 64 that allows for recreational marijuana use. Recreational pot sales started on Jan. 1, 2014 and has become a billion-dollar industry in the state. The bill by Gardner […]