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Female inmate dies at Denver downtown jail


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 20:56:31 GMT

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A female inmate was found dead in the Denver jail on Wednesday night, officials said.

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Stage 2 fire restrictions going into effect Friday in central, northwestern Colorado


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 20:42:56 GMT

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Much of the federal lands, and some counties, in central and northwestern Colorado will move to Stage 2 fire restrictions — which ban campfires of all sorts — on Friday just over a week after they moved to Stage 1 restrictions.

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Latest updates on Colorado wildfires burning across the state


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 19:57:11 GMT

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Several wildfires continued burning across Colorado on Thursday, though there was a chance for scattered thunderstorms and some cooler temps across the state heading into the weekend.

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7 best things to do around Denver this weekend: June 25-27, 2021


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 19:49:52 GMT

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Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area this weekend.

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Here's what you need to know about celebrating Pride in Denver this weekend


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:59:22 GMT

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Although Pride festivities have been hosted throughout the entirety of the month, there’s no better way to wrap up the end of June than celebrating with local LGBTQ+ owned businesses and events.

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Life expectancy in the U.S. takes biggest hit since World War II


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:34:08 GMT

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Black Colorado students pursuing more opportunities with help of scholarships


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:55:53 GMT

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The Sachs Foundation awarded $2.44 million in scholarships to Black Colorado students this year.

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Police training expert shares active shooter protocol when multiple people are armed


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:14:43 GMT

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Multiple sources confirmed to Denver7 that an officer’s bullet killed John Hurley, the Good Samaritan involved in the Olde Town shooting. This raised questions about how officers should respond to an active shooter scene when multiple people are armed.

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Colorado school sees spike in summer attendance after providing transportation


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:29:24 GMT

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The Pinnacle Charter School in Federal Heights used grant funding to provide bus transportation for summer school, and was able to expand programming to more students.

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Colorado Olympian recalls fire, what she chose to take with her, as town rebuilds


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:37 GMT

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When the flames of the East Troublesome Fire started quickly moving toward Grand Lake and evacuation orders went out, Grace Latz, an Olympic rower, was left with a tough choice of what to grab.

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The untold stories of resilience and recovery in Grand Lake after the East Troublesome Fire


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:21 GMT

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The historic East Troublesome Fire devastated the small community of Grand Lake last October. These are the untold stories of recovery and resilience half a year later.

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Burn scars: A historic fire and a Colorado mountain community in healing


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 12:00:13 GMT

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Seven months after a historic wildfire burned through a Colorado mountain community, the “Soul of the Rockies” is ready for you to pay a visit as it continues healing.

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Cool and wet across Colorado this weekend, many fire restrictions still in effect


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:34:04 GMT

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It will be about 10 degrees cooler today, with highs in the 80s and scattered afternoon storms.

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Man who shot off-duty Denver officer during robbery sentenced to decades in prison


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:20:06 GMT

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The man convicted for shooting an off-duty Denver police officer during a robbery in Arvada was sentenced to decades in prison.

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'I've lost faith in police:' Clothing bank CEO says DPD failed to arrest 3-time burglary suspect


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:47:33 GMT

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The CEO who runs a Denver clothing bank says police failed to arrest a three-time burglary suspect, even after he pointed out the alleged culprit to officers and showed them security video.

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Shoes stolen from nonprofit that provides footwear to Denver metro's unhoused community


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:07:58 GMT

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Organizers of the Aurora-based nonprofit, Wholly Kicks, which provides new shoes to unhoused communities across the Denver metro area, discovered one of their storage units had been broken into.

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After nearly 25 years in business, the Falling Rock Tap House is closing for good


Created: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:17:35 GMT

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The owner of the Falling Rock Tap House says after struggling through the pandemic, they are being crushed by the current labor shortage and staff is just burned out.

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Fireworks canceled for Beaver Creek due to fire conditions


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:59:17 GMT

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There will be no professional fireworks display for the Fourth of July in Beaver Creek due to current fire conditions.

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Good Samaritan who died in Arvada shooting was shot by police, according to sources


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:57:18 GMT

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The Good Samaritan who died in Monday’s shooting in Olde Town Arvada was shot and killed by a police bullet, Denver7 Chief Investigator Tony Kovaleski has confirmed through three informed, ranking sources — including two law enforcement sources.

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How to help victims of the Olde Town Arvada shooting


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:11:54 GMT

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Verified donation accounts are now available for both Officer Gordon Beesley and Johnny Hurley, the victims in the deadly shooting in Olde Town Arvada Monday afternoon.

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Colorado independent commission releases preliminary eight-district congressional map


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:00:21 GMT

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Colorado’s independent redistricting commission released its first preliminary congressional map Tuesday, which puts Colorado’s new 8th congressional district in the northern Denver metro area.

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Suspect in Arvada shooting left threatening note for police


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:52:58 GMT

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The suspected gunman who opened fire in Olde Town Arvada left a note threatening police, an Arvada detective told The Denver Post.

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Arvada police warns of donation scams after deadly shooting of officer, Good Samaritan in Olde Town


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:02:17 GMT

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Arvada police are warning residents to not fall prey to scammers looking to make a quick buck in the wake of a deadly shooting that left three people dead in Olde Town Monday afternoon.

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Cheatgrass spraying begins in Wyoming-Colorado wildfire area


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:34:18 GMT

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The U.S. Forest Service has begun efforts to control an invasive grass in the area of a massive wildfire last fall in Wyoming and Colorado.

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Multiple large wildfires burning around Colorado, including Oil Springs Fire, Sylvan Fire, Muddy Slide Fire


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:12:19 GMT

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Multiple wildfires, including five that the National Interagency Fire Center considers "large," are burning in Colorado as hot and dry conditions persist around the state.

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Major crash closed westbound I-70 at Colorado Boulevard early Wednesday


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:47:26 GMT

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A major multi-vehicle crash has closed westbound I-70 at Colorado Boulevard.

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Hot again today, but much cooler in Denver by Friday


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:21:40 GMT

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It will be another hot day, with a partly sunny sky and highs in the upper 90s across the Denver metro area.

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Witness says Good Samaritan shot the gunman in Olde Town Arvada


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:47:55 GMT

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Arvada police and residents call the Good Samaritan killed in the Olde Town Square shooting a "true hero." They say his actions may have helped save lives. One witness says John Hurley urged people to get to safety and ran toward the gunman.

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Jury finds man guilty in shooting that critically injured Colorado Springs officer


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 06:15:36 GMT

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An El Paso County jury found a man accused of gravely injuring a Colorado Springs Police officer in a 2018 shooting guilty on multiple charges Tuesday.

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Hundreds gather at prayer vigil honoring fallen Arvada Officer Gordon Beesley


Created: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 04:44:33 GMT

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On Tuesday evening, many eyes welled with tears inside Peace Lutheran Church in Arvada during a prayer vigil to honor fallen officer Gordon Beesley.

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