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  • Study: Millennials having more strokes depending on where they live

    BALTIMORE — Research shows millennials are having strokes at a rising rate, and that the trend differs based on gender and where they live. The study published in the journal Scientific American analyzed hospital discharge data from 2003 to 2012. The findings align with this year’s study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which concluded that among 18- to 34-year-olds, there was a 32 percent spike in strokes for women and a 15 percent increase for men. […]

  • Denver Zoo welcomes new Amur tiger from Moscow

    DENVER — A 3-year-old Amur tiger is getting used to his new home at the Denver Zoo after arriving from the Moscow Zoo on Saturday. The 450-pound tiger named Martin is still in quarantine and will not be visible to zoo visitors for at least a month. Martin is getting to know his caretakers and is learning behaviors that will allow him to assist in his own health care. When he’s ready, Martin will join 6-year-old Nikita, and 7-year-old brothers Thimbu […]

  • Swiss airline to offer direct flights between Denver and Zurich starting in 2018

    DENVER — Starting in June, Edelweiss Air will offer direct seasonal flights between Denver International Airport and Zurich. The airline said nearly 30,000 passengers travel between Denver and Switzerland each year, with heavier traffic in the popular summer season. Edelweiss will fly between Denver and Zurich on Mondays and Fridays starting June 4 through October. “Denver and the Rocky Mountains are very popular among Swiss tourists, they love the combination of a vibrant city and idyllic nature,” Edelweiss CEO Bernd […]

  • Crews working to contain 102-acre wildfire south of New Castle

    GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — Fire crews from Glenwood Springs and Rifle are helping to contain the 102-acre Grand Hogback Fire in steep terrain south of New Castle and Interstate 70 in Garfield County. On Tuesday, two K-max helicopters were expected to make water drops on the leading edge of the fire as ground crews try to keep the fire from spreading over the ridge, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said. No structures are threatened and no evacuations are planned. The […]

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to join Niwot Fourth of July parade

    NIWOT, Colo. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, Denver native Neil Gorsuch, will make an appearance in Niwot’s Fourth of July parade on Tuesday, the Boulder Daily Camera reports. The Niwot Community Association, which invited the Gorsuch family to participate in the parade, said they consider Gorsuch a neighbor. After Gorsuch was sworn in to the Supreme Court in April, he put his Boulder County home near Niwot on the market. Gorsuch is expected to be in the parade […]

  • 2 cats killed after early-morning Longmont fire spreads from garage to house

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Two cats were killed in an early-morning fire that started in a garage and spread to a home, the Longmont Fire Department said. The fire broke out about 1:35 a.m. in the 200 block of Francis Street, officials said. When firefighters arrived, they found a detached garage was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had spread to the home. A crew of 25 firefighters were able to get the fire out within 30 minutes, officials said. […]

  • Vandals slash 16 tires day before vehicles torched in Longmont

    LONGMONT, Colo. — About 24 hours before vandals set fire to six vehicles and a dumpster, someone slashed 16 tires on 13 vehicles, the Longmont Times-Call reports. The Longmont Police Department told the newspaper the slashings happened between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a hotel in the 1400 block of Dry Creek Drive. There are no suspects. In the arson investigation, detectives have surveillance video that could identify who set fire to the vehicles […]

  • 18-year-old rescued along raging river in Rocky Mountain National Park after rock hopping

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Search and rescue team members at Rocky Mountain National Park had to rescue an 18-year-old hiker who got trapped along the Roaring River above the Alluvial Fan after rock hopping on Saturday. Park officials said the man from Kansas got stuck on the west side of the river while his family was on the east side of the roaring river. It was 2:30 p.m. by the time park rangers were notified. Because of the […]

  • Trail access fees proposed for Hanging Lake

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — A proposal for a new management plan for Hanging Lake Trail could include a fee for access to the popular trail and a shuttle system to keep hikers from parking at the trailhead. U.S. Forest Service officials say the proposal, to be unveiled soon, would also establish a cap of 615 hikers a day, about 40 percent of the number on an average summer day. Park rangers have been threatening to tighten restrictions at Hanging Lake […]

  • Extras needed for train robbery re-enactment in Durango

    DURANGO, Colo. — The Travel Channel is looking for extras to play outlaws and passengers in a re-enactment of a train robbery involving infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy. A crew from the channel’s “Expedition Unknown” will be shooting at the Durango Train Depot, where the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is based, among other spots in the area, on Sunday, the Durango Herald reports. They’ll be recreating a 1899 train robbery in Wyoming in which masked bandits associated with the […]

  • Biking for Baseball rider who came through Denver hit by truck

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Chicago native Tim Lalla, who was biking  to all 30 Major League Baseball parks, including Coors Field, was hit by an F-150 truck in Alabama on Thursday. Lalla suffered fractures to his neck, lower back and face, and lost several teeth. He is reported to be in good spirits after surgery at University of Birmingham Hospital. “This trip has been absolutely incredible,” Lalla wrote on the Biking For Baseball website.  “I can’t say how devastated I am that […]

  • Moose caught on camera running down Aspen street

    ASPEN, Colo. — Two Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies were in their patrol car in downtown Aspen when a moose came trotting by on Thursday morning. Deputies Anthony Todaro and Quinton Wheatley caught the moose on Hopkins Avenue with their cellphones. The Aspen Police Department posted Todaro’s video to its Facebook page. Police reminded residents and tourists that moose are not friendly and they shouldn’t be approached. Colorado Parks and Wildlife issued a moose warning after two separate attacks this month. […]

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