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  • 2 horses killed, one severely burned in Aurora barn fire

    AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Fire Rescue says two horses died and one was severely burned in a barn fire early Tuesday morning. Sherri-Jo Stowell, a spokesperson for AFR, said the call came in about 3:15 a.m. The barn is located in the 17000 block of East 14th Avenue. Stowell says the horse who suffered severe burns was expected to be euthanized, though the department did not have information whether that happened. Firefighters rescued six other horses at the site. The […]

  • Report: Colorado veterans more likely to die from suicide than others in U.S.

    DENVER — Colorado’s veterans are more likely to die from suicide than other veterans in the country, according to a new report from the Colorado Health Institute. Researchers found that veteran suicide rates in Colorado are nearly double that of the national rate — about 52 per 100,000. The report says veterans perceive a stigma in reporting poor mental health, and that stigma often prevents them from seeking mental healthcare. Rural veterans also have a higher risk of suicide than those […]

  • Denver City Council officially delays pollution-tax effort

    DENVER — The Denver City Council approved postponing a proposed pollution tax initiative, delaying by a year an effort that would have asked voters whether to impose a carbon tax on commercial and industrial users. Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the effort, and in the weeks since its unveiling, he worked with the council on a compromise: the administration will commit $8 million in the 2020 budget to emissions-reduction efforts and establish a climate office by November of this year. The […]

  • Denver City Council approves halfway house extensions

    DENVER — The Denver City Council voted unanimously Monday night for temporary extensions of contracts with two companies operating halfway houses in the city. On Aug 5., City Council voted 8-4 to end contracts with Community Education Centers, Inc. (a subsidiary of the GEO Group) and CoreCivic. Both companies run immigration detention centers around the country. Following the termination of the contracts, some halfway house residents expressed concerns they could be re-imprisoned. While the city said that would not happen, […]

  • Suspected drunk driver crashes into Aurora police cruiser

    An Aurora police officer suffered minor injuries early Saturday after a suspected drunk driver crashed into their police cruiser, according to the Aurora Police Department. An Aurora police spokesperson said the officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution but has since been released. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Hampden Avenue at South Uravan Street. The spokesperson said Angela Goodteacher, 46, was arrested on counts of driving under the influence and careless driving. […]

  • 70-year-old man dies from fall near Allenspark

    A 70-year-old man died Friday after he fell from the edge of a 25-foot cliff south of Allenspark, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s wife found him unconscious at the bottom of a drop-off along Colorado Highway 7, where the couple had stopped for a break and the man had gone off to stretch his legs, the Sheriff’s office said in a news release. “At this time there is no evidence of foul play and nothing suspicious, […]

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