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  • More mountain snow adds to increased avalanche danger

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Snow in the high country has prompted the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to increase its risk for avalanche danger. The danger is heightened in the southern mountains but reaches the central and northern mountains too. A CAIC forecaster said snow falling on a weak surface makes conditions all the more dangerous. The alert primarily is for people who are hiking or traveling to higher elevations. It alerts people to check on conditions before venturing out. […]

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife warns: Leave newborn animals alone

    DENVER — Spring in Colorado means newborn wildlife. And Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it typically gets an increase in calls from people thinking a newborn animal has been abandoned. Usually, that’s not the case and trying to help the animal could do more harm than good. Most of the time, officials says mothers will leave their newborns behind while they look for food, but they’ll leave them in a place they think is safe. Anyone who sees a baby […]

  • Breckenridge teen working to help endangered animals

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A 14-year-old Breckenridge girl is on a mission to save endangered animals all over the world. “No matter who you are, you can still make a difference,” Devon Galpin Clarke said. Galpin Clarke started her own organization called Endangered Activism. Her passion for endangered species grew after being home-schooled for a year and traveling overseas to meet with conservationists and meet many animals she has been trying to help. “It’s been three years in the making,” Galpin […]

  • Graduation controversy continues at Victory Prep in Commerce City

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo.  – The on-again, off-again graduation saga for one local high school is back on less than 24 hours before the ceremony. Friday afternoon, Victory Preparatory Academy in Commerce City made a recorded phone call to parents and students telling them the charter school’s graduation ceremony was a go, and would be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. That’s just 30 minutes before the ceremony organized by the community and the Rathad Mohamedb­hai law […]

  • Wet winter, dry summer could lead to uptick in insects across state

    DENVER — Tick populations could be on the rise this season, according to a biannual study by the National Pest Management Association. The study cites a cold, wet winter coupled with an expected drier summer for creating ripe conditions for ticks, mosquitoes and stinging insects. “Colorado gets the reputation for not having a lot of bugs,” State Public Health veterinarian Jennifer House said. “But we do have mosquitoes and ticks which carry a lot of diseases.” House said there are […]

  • Firefighters climb Red Rocks to support colleague

    ARVADA, Colo. — A group of Arvada firefighters rallied around their colleague at Red Rocks Amphitheater Sunday morning, for his first workout since heart surgery. “Chris is probably one of the most fit people on the fire department,” Arvada firefighter and longtime friend Donny Barra said. “I’ve been with him since the beginning of this whole ordeal. When we found out he was back working out we were pretty excited.” Chris Schmidt, who has been with the fire dept. for […]

  • Knowing Kendrick; Rods and Robots co-creator, volunteer and hero

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Kendrick Castillo, the STEM School senior who died in Tuesday’s shooting is credited with helping save the lives of his classmates; he is also the co-creator of Rod’s and Robots. Kendrick co-created a Rods and Robots, a fundraiser to raise $20,000 for the STEM Highlands Ranch Robotics Department. The event, which features a car show and gives robotics teams from several schools a chance to show off their work, was canceled to honor his death. “It […]

  • CDOT replacing, repairing hundreds of overhead signs on state highways

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation is replacing and repairing more than 500 overhead signs across state highways through June that includes overnight road closures. All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Interstate 70 west of Wadsworth Boulevard will be closed from 11 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday for signage work. Weather could cause a potential delay in the work. CDOT says the routine project costs an estimated $500,000 and closings are necessary to ensure driver safety.

  • Trainers teach dogs to avoid rattlesnakes on trails

    DENVER — As temperatures warm up, rattlesnakes will begin to come out and people hiking with their dogs should take heed. Every year, dozens of dogs are taken to veterinarians after being bit. There are classes that dogs can go through to teach them to avoid snakes. The classes teach dogs to avoid the sight, sound and smell of a rattlesnake. The rattlesnake aversion training has dogs meet live snakes and get a mild shock if they try to approach […]

  • Cinco de Mayo descends on downtown Denver

    DENVER — An estimated 300,000 people participated in Denver’s 32nd Annual Cinco de Mayo festival this weekend, according to organizers. “I think people are in a real good mood,” Andrea Barela of the Newsed Community Development Corporation said. “I think people are excited to see everything and experience everything when they come out.” The weekend-long festival featured music, food, dancing and a car show with more than 150 unique cars. “We put our blood, sweat and tears into them. We […]

  • Logging laps with Olympians: Making Waves to Fight Pediatric Cancer

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Friends and family logged laps with Olympian’s on Saturday morning at “Make Waves to Fight Pediatric Cancer,” a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. “I’ve learned through life that it’s about serving others,” Olympian Susan Williams said. Williams and three-time Olympian Susan von der Lippe were the featured guests at the event put on by Swim Across America at Club Greenwood. “I had cancer taken out of my jaw about […]

  • Safety first: Colorado CDL Safety School chimes in about trucker responsibility

    Thursday’s fatal crash along I-70 has Colorado CDL safety advocates speaking out. Tom Rausch, CEO of the CDL Safety School in Morrison trains people to be safe truck drivers. The company focuses on drivers with CDL permits issued through the Department of Motor Vehicles. The three-week program emphasizes safety and obeying traffic laws. “It’s heartbreaking. It’s really, really heartbreaking,” Rausch said. “My wife asks me what would I have done? I told her I would have never bee in that position, to begin with.” CDL […]

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