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Denver coffee shop hopes to jump start community conversations


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:59:13 GMT

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Coffee at The Point in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood has become a cornerstone in its community for conversation.

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7Everyday Hero Ed King is a cheerleader for Arc Thrift Stores' ambassadors


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:51:49 GMT

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Arc Thrift Stores are dedicated to giving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — known as ambassadors — many kinds of opportunities. And those ambassadors are finding a new cheerleader in this week's 7Everyday Hero.

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Elephant Butte Fire near Evergreen remains at 0% containment Tuesday morning


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:21:23 GMT

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The Elephant Butte Fire, which sparked just west of Evergreen on Monday afternoon and forced more than 1,000 households to evacuate, remained 0% contained early Tuesday morning, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Squirrel in Morrison tests positive for bubonic plague


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:52:20 GMT

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A squirrel found in Morrison on July 11 tested positive for the bubonic plague.

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Denver finally gets a break from the 90s


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:44:27 GMT

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We will finally see a break from the 90-degree heat in Denver, with highs in the 80s and more afternoon showers.

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What's Driving You Crazy?: Why hasn't Santa Fe (Hwy 85) from Louviers to Castle Rock been widened?


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:07:09 GMT

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What's Driving You Crazy this week? One viewer writes, "Why hasn't Santa Fe/Highway 85 between Louviers to Castle Rock been widened? It's way too busy to be only two lanes."

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Family and friends mourn the loss of Denver teen, one of three murdered in a one-week span


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:09:41 GMT

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Gun violence ended the lives of three minors in a one-week span in Denver, with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock calling it a wake-up call for the community and a family putting a face to the painful loss.

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Colorado becomes 11th state to ban LGBTQ 'panic defense'


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 05:44:19 GMT

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Colorado on Monday became the 11th U.S. state to ban the LGBTQ “panic defense,” meaning defendants can no longer blame their own violent actions on a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Fellow Republicans criticize Douglas County GOP social media post likening masks to police brutality


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 05:20:44 GMT

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Republican officials in Douglas County have joined the online chorus condemning the county GOP for posting a cartoon likening public health guidance to police brutality.

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'Selfish bastards': Colorado governor blasts those not wearing masks, still no statewide mandate


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 04:48:43 GMT

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has been vocal about the importance of wearing a mask, even calling Coloradans "selfish bastards" if they don't wear a mask.

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Union president says JBS workers are scared to go to work amid outbreak at meatpacking plant


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 04:28:24 GMT

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Three days after an unscheduled employee walkout and three months after health officials forced the JBS plant in Greeley to shut down, talks between the workers union and management broke down Monday.

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Aurora VFW opens doors, receives another check from Contact7 Gives


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:06:05 GMT

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When we told you about the only VFW in Aurora closing its doors for good because of coronavirus, you responded and then kept on giving. Contact7's Jaclyn Allen has this follow up now that the doors are open and another check was on the way.

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Denver7 viewers step up to get family back to Wyoming safely after their car was stolen


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:33:43 GMT

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The Fischer family, whose car was stolen on their medical trip to Denver from Wyoming, is now on their way back after a frustrating weekend. They have learned that thousands of people were willing to step up and help them get back what they lost.

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Armed burglary suspect barricaded in Westminster home surrenders after police shooting


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:16:13 GMT

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An armed suspect, who authorities said barricaded himself inside a bathroom at a Westminster home he was attempting to burglarize, surrendered to police after he was shot at by officers during an hours-long stand-off Monday, according a release from the Westminster Police Department.

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Troubled waters: Decision to close Colorado streams, lakes causes controversy amid ongoing pandemic


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:48:47 GMT

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Avoiding a nightmare spike in COVID-19 cases is exactly what cities like Golden, Lakewood and Westminster are trying to prevent by cutting off or delaying access to creeks and swim beaches.

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Old Art Institute of Colorado building to be renovated into studio apartments


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:24:40 GMT

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The building that once housed the Art Institute of Colorado will be renovated into studio apartments.

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Denver community rallies around Nob Hill Inn, donations come in to keep bar afloat during closure


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:24:39 GMT

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The Nob Hill Inn was ready to reopen on July 1, but owner John Plessinger never got the chance to open his doors. Now, the community is stepping in to help preserve a Denver landmark affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Denver community rallies around Nob Hill Inn, donations come in to keep bar afloat during closure


'I feel great': Rockies' Charlie Blackmon returns to practice after COVID-19 recovery


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:51:39 GMT

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In a mad dash of a season, Charlie Blackmon finds himself racing to be reading for opening day on July 24.

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Evacuations ordered for more than 1,000 homes as Elephant Butte Fire burns west of Evergreen


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:15:46 GMT

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Hundreds of residents living west of Evergreen in Jefferson County were ordered to evacuate their homes immediately Monday afternoon following reports of a wildfire that created a billowing cloud of white smoke that could be seen for miles.

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Coronavirus in Colorado: Latest COVID-19 updates for July 13-19, 2020


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:10:47 GMT

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More than 37,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Colorado and 1,727 people have died among those with cases, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Monday.

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Aurora police make arrest in High Line Canal Trail attacks


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:07:05 GMT

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Police in Aurora have made in arrest in a series of High Line Trail attacks that injured two women in the Highland Park neighborhood this past week.

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With few options, Colorado sports bettors still gambled $25.6 million in first month of legal action


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:56:25 GMT

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It's been a slow few months for sports fans. But sports bettors are apparently finding ways to stay occupied.

Read more: With few options, Colorado sports bettors still gambled $25.6 million in first month of legal action


Colorado, other states sue DHS, ICE over new rule for international students and online classes


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:29:25 GMT

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Colorado has joined 16 other states in suing the Trump administration over a newly-announced federal rules that would force international students taking online-only classes out of the state and country this fall.

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Denver man sentenced to federal prison for meth trafficking, officials say


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:30:49 GMT

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A Denver man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, federal officials announced Monday.

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Colorado cyberschools see increased interest and enrollment


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:26:52 GMT

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Cyberschools in Colorado are expecting an increase in enrollment amid the pandemic.

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Voting opens on 9 finalists for renaming of Denver's Stapleton neighborhood


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:00:23 GMT

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The Stapleton United Neighbors association on Monday released the nine finalist names that neighborhood residents will vote on to replace the old neighborhood name.

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1 taken into custody following shooting in Adams County


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:40:45 GMT

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One person was taken into custody Monday morning following a shooting on Pecos Street in Adams County.

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Man sleeping in Aurora apartment injured after suspect shoots through sliding glass door, police say


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:07:38 GMT

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Aurora police say a man was asleep in his apartment Monday morning when somebody shot through a sliding glass door, striking him in the arm.

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7Everyday Hero Nate Obey remembered as a baseball legend in Aurora


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:28:55 GMT

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If life's success is measured by the lives you've impacted, then long-time youth sports coach Nate Obey hit a home run. The legendary coach died of cancer on July 4.

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Wyoming family in Denver for life-saving treatment for son are stranded after a thief stole their car


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:56:00 GMT

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A Wyoming family is left with few options after a thief stole their car. The 1996 Chevrolet van helps them transport their son, who has severe Down syndrome, in Denver for critical care.

Read more: Wyoming family in Denver for life-saving treatment for son are stranded after a thief stole their car

 
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