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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. pic.twitter.com/PAX1im8L1L […]

  • 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 […]

  • Person found safe after being unaccounted for following deadly Westminster apartment fire

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The remaining person missing after a fast-moving fire swept through an apartment complex in Westminster was found safe on Monday afternoon. The Westminster Fire Department did not say where the person was found but said they were “unharmed.” The fire started just after 2 a.m. at the Westbury Apartments near 112th Avenue and Pecos Street, the Westminster Fire Department said. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Nine others were taken to a hospital where one […]

  • Service dog found alive, unharmed inside unit 7 hours after deadly Westminster fire

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A service dog was found alive and unharmed after being inside an apartment unit nearly seven hours after a deadly fire broke out at a Westminster apartment complex on Sunday. Kush’s owner is a double amputee and his owner’s daughter, Ashley Barring, says 5-year-old Kush started scratching at her mother to wake her up when the fire started. She was able to get out of her bottom floor unit safely but was taken to the hospital. Kush […]

  • Ribbon cutting marks next step for Aurora VA Hospital

    AURORA, Colo. — After years of delays, and one expensive mistake after another, the new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is one step closer to opening. Hundreds gathered outside the main entrance Saturday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The hospital won’t actually open for a few more days, but the ceremony gave many a chance to reflect on the long road to get here. “It’s been very frustrating,” said Air Force Veteran John Mason. “At least now we’re […]

  • One dead, 2 in critical condition following shooting in Denver

    DENVER — A man is dead after three people were shot near East 38th Avenue and Gilpin Street in Denver on Saturday night, Denver Police said. Two other victims are in critical condition, as of Sunday morning. It happened around 11:15 p.m. in an alley in the 3800 block of Franklin Street. Police say the three victims were able to drive themselves to the corner of Bruce Randolph and Gaylord, where police pulled the car over. One of the victims […]

  • Couples prepare for the worst after Estes Park fire

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — Dozens of couples are scrambling for last minute wedding venues following a devastating fire in Estes Park on Saturday night. The fire destroyed much of the Marys Lake Lodge, a popular wedding destination near Rocky Mountain National Park. It happened in the middle of a wedding Saturday night, sending guests running for the exits. “There was a song going on, and then somebody ran in and said the building’s on fire, and we have to get […]

  • Severe storm delivers large, damaging hail across northern Denver metro area

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. — A storm containing golf ball- and tennis-sized hail left a trail of destruction across the northern Denver metro area on Monday night. The storm moved through Louisville, Lafayette, Westminster, Brighton and Firestone before heading out to the eastern Plains. The hail broke out windows and damaged vehicles and crops. Most of the hailstones were more than 2 inches in diameter. RELATED: Photos of large hail There will be another chance for severe weather on Tuesday with a […]

  • Thousands attend annual Denver PrideFest Parade

    DENVER — More than 100,000 people donned colorful and elaborate costumes Sunday, marching to the state capitol for LGBTQ equality. Denver’s PrideFest Parade is one of the largest in the nation, drawing an estimated 400,000 people to Civic Center Park. “Everyone gets to be who they want today,” said Rodrigo Ruedas. “Everybody gets to express their pride, and just be happy.” The parade started at Cheesman Park, and went down Colfax to the State Capitol. The grand marshals leading the […]