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  • Cleanup begins as 3-day Grandoozy festival wraps up

    DENVER — The three-day Grandoozy music festival wrapped up Sunday night after drawing thousands to Denver’s Overland Park Golf Course. The event drew tens of thousands of people for acts by Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder, among others. Four stages were built at the public golf course and most of the concertgoers said they enjoyed the setup. The biggest concern was transportation as there was no on-site parking. That meant people had to be dropped off in long lines or […]

  • 3 critically injured in LoDo shooting

    DENVER — Three people were critically injured in a shooting near 15th Street and Market Street in Lower Downtown Denver early Sunday morning, the Denver Police Department said. Police said three people — two men and one woman — were taken to a hospital. Two of the victims have injuries that are not life threatening, police said. Market Street was closed between 15th and 16th streets, but it reopened about 1:20 p.m. Witnesses say they heard dozens of shots just […]

  • More than 2,300 honor firefighters killed on 9/11 at annual Red Rocks stair climb

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — More than 2,300 people from 26 states paid tribute to those who were killed in the terror attacks 17 years ago at the annual 9/11 stair climb at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday morning. Many firefighters and first responders chose to do the climb in full turnout gear. It’s a way to honor the 343 firefighters who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Those participating will walk up and down the stairs nine times — the […]

  • Colorful crosswalks in RiNo hope to improve safety in Denver neighborhood

    DENVER — A new art installation in Denver’s River North Arts District is serving a unique purpose — a colorful crosswalk upgrade designed with safety in mind. The crosswalk sits in the heart of Denver’s RiNo Arts District at 26th and Larimer streets. It’s part of a major art festival called the Crush Walls Mural Festival that begins Monday. The festival will paint new murals on buildings in the area. But one local artist wanted to transform the crosswalks to make […]

  • More software issues lead to return of flaggers along RTD A Line

    DENVER — Flaggers have returned to some crossings along the RTD A Line between Union Station and Denver International Airport. In June, the flaggers were removed, but they have returned as RTD tries to figure out a software problem that was discovered on a number of rail lines in the area. The flaggers have returned to the York, Steele, and Holly street crossings, a move that signifies RTD believes the automated gates are still not safe enough to operate without […]

  • Affordable Arts Festival offers fine art for less than $100

    LITTLETON, Colo. — The Affordable Arts Festival returned to Arapahoe Community College on Sunday offering fine art for cheap prices. Hundreds of people waited outside since 2:30 a.m. for the event that is described as “the Black Friday of fine art sales in Colorado.” The festival has over 160 artists from across the country with art that would normally retail for as much as $3,000. The doors opened at 9 a.m. with hundreds immediately rushing inside to score the deals. […]

  • Colorado Classic pedals through downtown Denver

    DENVER — With mural-lined buildings dotting the road to the finish line, the best cyclists in the world whizzed through downtown Denver on Sunday for the final leg of the Colorado Classic. Now in its second year, the race has drawn worldwide attention, allowing men and women to tackle some of the toughest terrain in the country. “Not a lot of women get opportunities to race with the men at this high of a level,” said professional cyclist Nicole Bresstrich. […]

  • School District 27J begins 4-day school week for first time

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — Thousands of students in Adams, Broomfield and Weld counties return to school Friday. And in School District 27J, it’s the first time it will use a four-day school week. The district said it will save about $1 million a year by going to a four-day school week. But parents say it’s going to end up costing them instead. That’s because parents who work on Mondays are going to have to find or pay someone to take care […]

  • Dog days of summer: Denver pool allows dogs for closing day

    DENVER — On a hot August morning, the dog days of summer were in full swing at Cook Park pool. For the fourth straight year, Denver Parks and Recreation closed the season by letting the pool go to the dogs. The one day event, “Dog-A-Pool-Ooza,” has become a huge draw for Denver dog owners, allowing dozens of dogs to play in the pool. “We look forward to it every year,” said Haley Geis. “She loves coming out here and getting […]

  • Street art takes over West Colfax for annual MuralFest

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — With the iconic Casa Bonita tower looming in the background, thousands of people spent their Saturday roaming an outdoor gallery filled with live mural painting, glass making, and music. The annual West Colfax MuralFest has become a unique draw, giving people a first-hand look at how those giant murals popping up across Denver are made. “It’s such a different process to see something in progress, versus just seeing the finished piece,” says 40 West Arts Executive Director […]

  • Family wounded in Westminster road-rage shooting continue to recover as community raises money with 5K run

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — More than 500 people ran through pouring rain in Westminster Sunday morning to raise money for a family targeted in a road rage incident. The event, called Bigelow Strong, benefited Meghan Bigelow and her two sons Vaughn and Asa, who were victims of a June 14 road-rage shooting in Westminster. 13-year-old Vaughn was killed. Bigelow and Asa suffered life-threatening injuries. Dozens of people are braving the rain for a 5K to benefit the Bigelow family in Westminster. […]

  • CDOT selling personal Breathalyzers to Colorado residents at reduced price

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation is trying something new to keep drunk drivers off the road by selling personal Breathalyzers at a discounted price. The Breathalyzer pairs with an app on smartphones. After blowing into a tube, an accurate reading of blood alcohol content is determined. It also says how long to wait until it’s safe to drive. Personal Breathalyzers can be pricey, so CDOT is offering them at a big discount to try to get them into […]