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  • Pay phones still exist in age of smartphones

    DENVER — You might not see them very often, but it turns out there are more pay phones left out there than you might think. According to the Federal Communications Commission, 100,000 pay phones remain in the United States, with a fifth of those in New York. That’s a significant decrease from 1999, when there were about 2 million phone booths around the U.S. About 1,100 independent companies operate pay phones, with major providers such as Spring, AT&T and Verizon […]

  • Forest service seeks input on raising tree-cutting permit price

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The U.S. Forest Service is considering raising the price of a permit to cut down Christmas trees in the state. The Colorado national forests impacted would include Arapaho, Roosevelt, Pike, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison. The proposed fee would be $20, up from $10 per tree with a limit of five per household. Revenue from the permit sales, according to the Forest Service, would go toward providing maps, signs and information for visitors; cover rising costs for […]

  • Apple hiring for work-from-home positions

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — Tech giant Apple has announced plans to hire at least 50 people for work-from-home positions. The employees are referred to as At Home Advisors. At Home Advisors, according to Apple’s website, will be part of a customer service group known as AppleCare. Employees will be responsible for answering customer questions over the phone or by chat about Apple products, services and accessories. This includes software and hardware. Products employees would be expected to know about the Apple […]

  • Penguin pays unexpected visit to Antarctic researchers on a boat

    NEWCOMB BAY, Antarctica — A cute little surprise visitor was curious about what some Antarctic expeditioners were up to this week. When a #penguin drops in to check on your work. 📷 Matthew McKay#Antarctica #justanotherdayattheoffice #awesome — Antarctic Division (@AusAntarctic) January 17, 2018 Matt McKay was shooting video when the penguin flew up out of the water and onto the boat. McKay is part of a team of Australian Antarctic Program expeditioners working at Casey Research Station. “They were […]

  • Survey: Most parents help adult children pay bills

    NEW YORK — Many American parents are helping their adult children financially, according to a new survey from The website polled 3,583 U.S. adults and found that 74 percent of people with children older than 18 have helped their kids pay living expenses, or pay off debts. Cell phone bills were the number one item that parents pay for, at 39%. That was followed by transportation costs, including car repairs, gas, and tickets, at 36 percent. A small percentage […]

  • Denver Zoo orangutan pregnant with second baby

    DENVER – Denver Zoo’s Sumatran orangutan Nias is pregnant with her second baby, the zoo announced Thursday. Zookeepers believe the baby will be born in March, based on changes in her body and when she was observed to be breeding with her new mate Berani. Orangutan pregnancies, like human pregnancies, last around nine months. If carried to term, this will be the fourth orangutan born at the Denver Zoo. “Nias’ last pregnancy was successful, though it took a lot of […]

  • Thornton woman gets probation after multiple hit-and-run accidents

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A Thornton woman has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to two dangerous driving charges, the Adams County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Deborah Jean Daniels, 59, hit several vehicles on May 17, 2016, at Washington Street and East 104th Avenue while trying to get away in a stolen SUV. According to prosecutors, Daniels rear-ended a Cadillac Escalade. When the driver of the Escalade got out to check for damage, Daniels hopped […]

  • Price changes coming to E-470 tolls

    The E-470 Board of Directors is changing toll rates, with toll rates freezing for ExpressToll drivers, and rates increasing for License Plate Tolls. The plan, which is pending board approval, will freeze toll rates for ExpressToll drivers on E-470 through 2020. ExpressToll users will be able to lock in E-470 rates that they’re paying today, through 2020. The Board says the toll rate on E-470 between I-70 and Peña Boulevard will be reduced by 25 cents. Right now, ExpressToll customers […]

  • ATF offers $5,000 reward after Brighton gun store smash-and-grab

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is working with the Brighton Police Department to offer a reward for information in a gun store burglary. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects who burglarized South Platte Tactical in Brighton on Sunday. One of the suspects is also accused of assaulting a man while getting away. About 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, three suspects stole firearms from […]

  • CU breaks ground on new aerospace engineering building

    BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado broke ground Thursday on a new aerospace engineering building. When all is said and done, the $82.5 million project will include an indoor flight environment for unmanned aircraft. The university hopes the new facility will ensure the nationally ranked aerospace program at CU continues to be innovative. “CU Boulder has long been at the forefront of aerospace education and research, and this new facility showcases our commitment to enhancing the ability of our […]

  • Denver to participate in National Take Back Day with prescription drug drop-off locations

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., people can drop off old and unused prescription drugs at Denver police district stations and the police administration building. The goal is to ensure the safe disposal of prescription medicines to avoid the likelihood of misuse or abuse. The sites cannot accept needles or sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, […]

  • McDonald’s hiring thousands in Colorado for holiday season

    DENVER — McDonald’s has announced it will hire more than 3,000 restaurant employees in Colorado to fill seasonal positions. The company expects most of the applicants to be younger than 24 years old. The company uses the app Snapchat as a way of taking applications from phones. “Snaplications,” a term coined by McDonald’s, allows job seekers to begin the application process on their smartphone. The mobile applications run through Nov. 28. “Based on the success of the first round of […]