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  • Quiz: Can you match these Colorado cities with their nicknames?

    DENVER — It’s time to celebrate Colorado’s birthday. The Centennial State turns 142 years old on Wednesday. So, how well do you know our state’s cities and towns? Take our quiz below to see how many nicknames you can match up with the correct places.

  • Large fire in Adams County; black smoke visible for miles

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A fire burning in unincorporated Adams County is sending black smoke into the air that can be seen for miles. Garages and sheds in the 3100 block of East 78th Avenue are burning, according to Adams County Fire. At 3:45 p.m., Adams County Fire said the fire was under control. This is a breaking news story. FOX31 and Channel 2 News will have new information soon. For alerts on the latest breaking news, download our app […]

  • Crews rescue stuck climber in Clear Creek Canyon

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A climber in Clear Creak Canyon had to be rescued Friday afternoon. The climber at Tunnel 1 was stuck but not injured, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. Several crews were involved in the rescue, including Golden fire and police, West Metro fire, Open Space rangers, Alpine Rescue, and CDOT. A portion of Highway 6 westbound was closed for the rescue between Highway 93 and Highway 119.

  • A season later, Broncos still working to rename Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    DENVER — “Sports Authority Field at Mile High. That’s the name of the stadium.” Those were the words of Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis on Wednesday when asked what to call the team’s home. The stadium continues to bear the name of the sporting goods retailer more than a year after it filed for bankruptcy and closed all of its stores. “There’s nothing today to report other than my forecast at this very meeting last year that we would hopefully […]

  • Map: See the location and status of oil and gas wells in Colorado

    This map shows the location and status of every oil and gas well – active and plugged – in Colorado that the state has data on, including active and expired permits . Data from the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission as of May 1, 2017.  

  • 8 things that happened since the last time it snowed in Denver

    DENVER — The Mile High City has gone nearly 200 days without measurable snow. Denver is just days from the record for the latest first measurable snow of the season — Nov. 21, 1934 — and 2016 is guaranteed third place in the record books. RELATED: Check the Pinpoint Weather forecast So many snowless days have passed since April 30. There has been time for some significant milestones and events. We’re taking a look back at some of them. Sports […]

  • Smell a rare, repulsive ‘corpse flower’ at Denver Botanic Gardens

    DENVER — What smells like rotting flesh, is almost never around and can attract people by the thousands? It could only be the titan arum, better known as the “corpse flower.” The Denver Botanic Gardens had one of the rare, noxious flowers bloom Friday night. The botanic gardens named the flower “Little Stinker.” While its cute name might make you laugh, its odor will wipe that smile right off your face. If your nose has what it takes, you can see the flower in […]

  • How to help those affected by the Cold Springs Fire

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — As the Cold Springs Fire continues to burn near Nederland, there are ways to help people in the community affected by the wildfire. Donating money Cold Springs Fire Relief Fund: ColdSpringsFireFund.org This fund through Foothills United Way in collaboration with Boulder County is taking financial donations only. The money will be distributed through the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services by case managers working people in the area affected by the fire. Red Cross: […]

  • How to help those affected by the Cold Springs Fire

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — As the Cold Springs Fire continues to burn near Nederland, there are ways to help people in the community affected by the wildfire. Donating money Cold Springs Fire Relief Fund: ColdSpringsFireFund.org This fund through Foothills United Way in collaboration with Boulder County is taking financial donations only. The money will be distributed through the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services by case managers working people in the area affected by the fire. Red Cross: […]

  • Broncos’ 2016 training camp scheduled released

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos’ 2016 training camp schedule is out. The 15 practices open to fans at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood begin on July 28. Each of the practices will run from 9:30 a.m. to . noon at the team’s headquarters. They’re free for fans and gates open at 8 a.m. First-come, first-serve parking is available starting at 7 a.m. at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse (13403 Broncos Parkway). The final day of training camp, Aug. 17, will […]

  • Police investigating explosion in Arvada mailbox

    ARVADA, Colo. — Police in Arvada are investigating if a pipe bomb was the cause of an explosion at a mailbox overnight. The U.S. Postal Service mailbox is located in 9500 block of Ralston Road, outside a former Safeway store, the Arvada Police Department said. It’s a blue mailbox, the type used to drop off mail to be sent out. Arvada police spokeswoman Jill McGranahan said dispatchers received several calls about 2:30 a.m. of a large explosion, but they came from a […]

  • Man accused in Aspen chairlift push pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

    ASPEN, Colo. — A 31-year-old man accused of pushing a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Thomas Proesel is accused of assault and reckless endangerment. He entered his plea Monday. The Aspen Times previously reported that Proesel has spent several weeks in a Grand Junction mental health facility to receive treatment for an undisclosed, but serious, illness. Proesel is from Chicago but has been living in Aspen, the newspaper reported. Prosel […]