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  • All-clear given after suspicious package prompts evacuation of Gilcrest

    GILCREST, Colo. — The all-clear was given and residents were allowed to return to their homes in Gilcrest after a suspicious backpack forced an evacuation on Monday night. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office said the backpack was found at Valley High School about 7:30 p.m. It had wires coming out of it and it was making beeping noises. The entire town of about 1,000 people on U.S. Highway 85 about 10 miles south of Greeley was evacuated while the bomb […]

  • Colorado elects first openly transgender person to state Legislature

    ARVADA, Colo. — It was a call for which Brianna Titone had been waiting hours — even days. One of Colorado’s closest races was finally decided Saturday afternoon as Republican candidate Vicky Pyne called Titone to congratulate Titone in the middle of her interview with FOX31. Colorado House District 27, which covers part of the northwest Denver metro area, was ultimately decided by just 368 votes. However, the historical significance of the vote is far-reaching. Brianna Titone is now the […]

  • ‘This isn’t right,’ veteran says about service dog being turned away from American Legion Post

    DENVER — A Denver veteran is being told her service dog is no longer welcome at the American Legion Post she’s frequented for years. Clotilde Szelkowski tells the Problem Solvers she received a letter in September from the staff at Post #1, telling her she was welcome at the facility off I-25 and East Yale Avenue, but her 10-month-old service dog Brownie, was not. “They have been fighting me on her pretty much since the beginning,” says Szelkowski. “They decided […]

  • Governor, house races, 13 statewide ballot questions on the line as Election Day arrives

    DENVER — Election Day has arrived in Colorado as voters will decide races for governor, seven U.S. House seats and 13 statewide ballot questions on Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning, 47 percent of the state’s nearly 4 million registered voters already voted, taking advantage of mail-in ballots and drop boxes. Ballots must be dropped off by 7 p.m. Tuesday to be counted, or voters can cast ballots in-person. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m., not have a Tuesday postmark. […]

  • Jefferson, Douglas County schools make final push for funding before election

    DENVER — Colorado’s second- and third-largest school districts are making a final push to voters before they decide on tax-hike measures this Tuesday. Jefferson and Douglas County School Districts are asking voters to approve millions of dollars in bond measures and mill levy overrides, hoping to generate extra money for school repairs. On Friday, both districts invited cameras inside rundown schools, showing leaking ceilings, torn-up carpets and other issues that needed attention. “We have plumbing issues. We have issues with the […]

  • Denver family says trick-or-treaters stole little dog on Halloween

    DENVER — A Denver family is searching for their 5-year-old dog, after they say she was stolen by trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. It happened in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood, where 9-year-old Mason Shermer was passing out candy on his family’s porch. “I had Stella out here sitting with me while we were giving candy away,” says Mason. “I looked at another person and gave them candy, and then I looked back, and she was gone.” Mason says the group of teenagers […]

  • Aurora police search for suspect accused of robbing 6 convenience stores at gunpoint

    AURORA, Colo. — Aurora police are searching for a man who they say has robbed at least six convenience stores at gun point in recent weeks. The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s. Police said he is about 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. Surveillance photos from Aurora police show the robberies in progress – one photo even shows the suspect holding a person in front of him with his gun over […]

  • Colorado teacher gaining attention for personalized handshakes with each student

    LASALLE, Colo. — A Colorado teacher is gaining national attention for the unique handshakes he’s created with his 5th grade students. Danny Cohoon created the handshakes as a way to get to know the students, and give them something to look forward to each day. “We do it on the way in every morning, and on the way out every afternoon,” Cohoon said. “No matter what happened, if it was a rough afternoon, it’s still a smile, and a handshake, […]

  • Former California Gov. Schwarzenegger speaks against gerrymandering at Denver rally

    DENVER — The “Governator” himself made a brief stop in Denver Saturday afternoon to talk politics. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke in favor of Amendments Y and Z, which would change the way Colorado legislative districts are mapped. Schwarenegger wasted no time dropping Hollywood lines, much to the delight of the crowd. “I say we should terminate gerrymandering!” he said. Currently, the General Assembly is responsible for redistricting in Colorado. Amendments Y and Z would […]

  • RTD cracking down on passengers bringing snakes, spiders, other fake ‘service animals’

    DENVER — It’s perhaps the last thing you want to see boarding your local bus route: A python draped around a passenger’s neck, who is trying to pass it off as a “service animal.” But RTD says scenes like this are becoming more common. In the past month alone, people have tried to board with snakes, a tarantula and a ferret. All of them out of their cages and in an owner’s hands. RTD’s simple message: Stop. “These animals do not […]

  • Time to winterize sprinkler system with cold weather moving into Colorado

    DENVER — The first hard freeze of the season means it’s time to start getting ready for winter, from plants to tires to sprinklers. Drain your sprinkler system Shut off the water to the sprinkler system … usually at the pipes in the basement Open the drain valve under the shut off Go to the pipes [back flow] and turn the two blue handles Turn the two screws less than a quarter turn so they are half open, half closed […]

  • Thornton church donates tactical gear to 31 Adams County deputies

    THORNTON, Colo. — It’s been nearly nine months since Adams County Sheriff Deputy Heath Gumm was killed in the line of service, but for many in the Thornton community, it feels like yesterday. “Nobody really thinks that day is going to come,” says Crossroads Church Senior Pastor Kim Skattum. “It just cuts us at the core.” In the weeks and months following the tragedy, Skattum struggled to find a way to help. “It’s hard to know sometimes, what we can do […]