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    Broomfield passes emergency noise ordinance to prohibit overnight oil and gas operations

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Oil and gas operators will be effectively prohibited from outdoor operations overnight under an emergency noise ordinance the Broomfield City Council passed on Tuesday night. The ordinance passed unanimously and had the support of Mayor Patrick Quinn. It will prohibit industrial operations from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. unless they’re happening in a fully enclosed building or if operators can prove the work will not exceed certain decibel levels. If businesses wanted to operate during those hours, […]

  • Aurora joins a handful of Colorado communities that support refugee resettlement

    AURORA, Colo. — Aurora’s council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution in support of refugee resettlement there, taking a step now required of state and local governments if they want to accept refugees under the Trump administration. Aurora joins a handful of other metro-area governing bodies in the state that have approved similar language in recent months: Arvada Arapahoe County Centennial Denver Golden Littleton President Donald Trump issued an executive order last year that requires state and local governments to […]

  • McClain supporters meet to continue push for policy change in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — Community members gathered at the Restoration Christian Fellowship Church on Tuesday for the first of several meetings to push for policy change after the police-custody death of Elijah McClain. “I can’t sit back,” said Sheena McClain, Elijah’s mother. “Other people are out here shouting my son’s name. I got to shout his name too.” She is still demanding more information and accountability in her son’s death, and she also wants to see changes to police practices. Aurora […]

  • Fort Collins dental office grieves loss of hygienist killed in avalanche

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Michelle Lindsay, 29, of Fort Collins, was buried under the heavy snow Sunday— killed by an avalanche near Cameron Pass in Larimer County. She worked as a dental hygienist at Murphy Dental in Fort Collins for about six years, according to Dr. Mike Murphy. The doctor says his entire office, and Lindsay’s patients, were shocked to learn the news. Facebook pictures show Lindsay’s adventurous lifestyle. Authorities say she was skiing with a group on South Diamond […]

  • 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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