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Roundup and killing of geese in Denver parks returns for a second year


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:22:41 GMT

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Federal officials will round up and kill hundreds of Canada geese currently living in Denver’s parks over the next two weeks, city officials say.

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Jeffco Public Schools will offer 100% in-person classes for all grades this fall


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:17:55 GMT

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Jeffco Public Schools on Wednesday announced its plans for offering both 100% in-person learning and remote learning for all grades beginning in August.

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Tri-County Board of Health votes to authorize mandatory face covering requirement, with opt out clause


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:52:04 GMT

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The Tri-County Health Department’s Board of Health voted 5-4 Wednesday to authorize the department’s executive director to implement a mandatory requirement that people wear face coverings in certain settings, though counties and municipalities will be able to opt out.

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Deer Creek Canyon Park reopens after nearby fire contained


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:20:13 GMT

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A popular park in Jefferson County closed Wednesday around noon due to a fire but reopened at 2 p.m.

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Denver police investigate double homicide in Montbello neighborhood


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:45:24 GMT

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Police in Denver are investigating a double homicide in the city’s Montbello neighborhood after the discovery of two bodies.

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‘Captain Emily,’ first female pilot for US commercial airline, dies at 80 in Colorado


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:28:20 GMT

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The first female pilot for a U.S. passenger airline, nicknamed “Captain Emily,” died on July 3 in Colorado.

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Child's body found in Eagle River confirmed as missing 3-year-old Sebastian Castro


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:39:00 GMT

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The body of a child found last Friday in the Eagle River near Dotsero has been formally identified by the county coroner as 3-year-old Sebastian Castro, who went missing on June 5.

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Authorities in Mesa County investigating illegal marijuana grow on public land


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:33:00 GMT

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Authorities are investigating an illegal marijuana grow on public land in Mesa County.

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Man shot at hotel in Douglas County early Wednesday, suspect remains at-large


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:23:13 GMT

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A man was shot at a hotel in Douglas County early Wednesday morning. The sheriff's office says the suspect remains at-large.

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Pilot injured after small plane crashes after takeoff in Buena Vista


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:08:23 GMT

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A pilot was injured Tuesday after a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff at the Buena Vista airport.

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Hot, dry week keeps fire danger extremely high across Colorado


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:13:45 GMT

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It will be another hot and mainly dry day, with highs in the upper 90s across the Denver metro area.

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Louisville man launches fundraiser to expand Black history book collection at library


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:31:05 GMT

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A Louisville man is focusing on changing the next chapter of history by helping his local library buy more books about Black history and cultural diversity.

Read more: Louisville man launches fundraiser to expand Black history book collection at library


Lost Lake area near Nederland closed over concerns of bear near campsites


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:30:01 GMT

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The Lost Lake area near Nederland is closed until further notice to all use over safety concerns regarding a bear near campsites.

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Denver sheriff deputy suspended for using chokehold on jail inmate


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 04:56:28 GMT

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A Denver Sheriff Department deputy will lose four days of pay for using a chokehold on a jail inmate, who was not injured.

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Aurora 911 dispatchers inundated with calls, threats due to Elijah McClain case


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 04:22:00 GMT

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Aurora's 911 Communications center is being inundated with angry calls and threats regarding the Elijah McClain case, bogging down the call system and slowing down public safety response.

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'Thank you so much': Denver7 viewers and Castle Rock car dealership donate car to veteran


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 04:03:11 GMT

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Getting around hasn't been easy for Zach Schomaker, especially after the army veteran recently had his second back surgery.

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A coin shortage across the country has Colorado business owners in a pinch


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:45:34 GMT

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Coins have been used very little during the coronavirus outbreak as the business world switches over to touchless payment systems. But some small business owners in Denver have found themselves in a coin shortage as fewer banks have a supply of pennies and nickles.

Read more: A coin shortage across the country has Colorado business owners in a pinch


Colorado private schools, publicly funded charter schools get millions in coronavirus PPP loans


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:39:19 GMT

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As Colorado public schools prepare for years of budget cuts because of COVID-19 and falling state tax revenue, exclusive private schools and publicly funded charter schools are receiving millions of dollars in federal loans according to new data released by the government.

Read more: Colorado private schools, publicly funded charter schools get millions in coronavirus PPP loans


Denver deputy fired for failing to stop partner from speeding down I-25 with inmates in back of van


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:21:17 GMT

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A deputy who had been with the Denver Sheriff Department for 20 years was fired last week for multiple department violations surrounding his failure to stop his fellow deputy from speeding down I-25 along with another vehicle in January.

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International students dealing with uncertainty as President Trump calls for in-class instruction


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:07:21 GMT

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President Trump hosted a roundtable a discussion Tuesday to talk about schools returning to in-person instruction in the Fall.

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Talking to your kids about racism, inclusion and diversity


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:08:44 GMT

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The recent protests, unrest and anger sparked by police brutality against African Americans has families of all walks-of-life thinking about how they talk to their kids about race.

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Tri-County Health studying potential mask mandate for Adams and Arapahoe counties


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:05:49 GMT

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"I think unfortunately, a lot of people need to be told and when we leave it as an option you have some people who choose to comply and some people who don’t."

Read more: Tri-County Health studying potential mask mandate for Adams and Arapahoe counties


Neighbors react to home explosion in Fort Collins


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:53:52 GMT

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Colorado trooper's actions justified in pursuit that ended in fatal accident, DA says


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:49:41 GMT

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A Colorado State Patrol trooper's actions were justified during an April pursuit in Longmont that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old suspect, officials announced on Tuesday.

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Wildfire prompts mine evacuation, road closures in Moffat County


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:30:29 GMT

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A wildfire burning near Meeker in Moffat County has grown to over 1,000 acres and has prompted road closures and evacuations in the area.

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Police say investigation into Denver protester hit by car turned over to district attorney June 15


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:32:45 GMT

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The district attorney’s office has had the police investigation into a driver who hit a protester on the first night of the Denver George Floyd demonstrations since June 15 for consideration of possible charges, Denver police said Tuesday, though no prosecutorial announcement has been made.

Read more: Police say investigation into Denver protester hit by car turned over to district attorney June 15


Indiana woman alleges Colorado pharmacist lured her to his home, drugged and sexually assaulted her


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:24:58 GMT

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A Teller County pharmacist was arrested for allegedly luring an Indiana woman to his Colorado home and then drugging and sexually assaulting her multiple times, according to a release Tuesday from the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more: Indiana woman alleges Colorado pharmacist lured her to his home, drugged and sexually assaulted her


Colorado sues Juul, claiming it used deceptive marketing and targeted teens to get addicted


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:37:18 GMT

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Tuesday the state was suing Juul over its marketing tactics, which the state argues were deceptive and helped contribute to Colorado’s highest-in-the-nation youth vaping rates.

Read more: Colorado sues Juul, claiming it used deceptive marketing and targeted teens to get addicted


Dry, warm Colorado weather presents high risk of wildfires this week


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:10:17 GMT

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Dry, warm weather is forecasted through the end of the week, with temperatures in Denver expected to stay in the upper 90s and reach triple digits on Friday.

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Clear Creek Coroner’s Office identifies man who died after diving into St. Mary’s Lake on July 4


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:56:16 GMT

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The 19-year-old who died after diving into St. Mary’s Lake on July 4 has been identified.

Read more: Clear Creek Coroner’s Office identifies man who died after diving into St. Mary’s Lake on July 4

 
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