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SEVERANCE, Colo | 9-year-old gets Colorado town to end ban on snowball fights

SEVERANCE, Colo — A 9-year-old boy has convinced the leaders of a small northern Colorado town to overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights, and he already knows who his first target will be — his little brother. Dane Best, who lives in the often snow-swept town of Severance, presented his arguments at a … Continue reading SEVERANCE, Colo | 9-year-old gets Colorado town to end ban on snowball fights

WINDSOR, Colo. | Child killed by float in Colorado parade

WINDSOR, Colo.  — Colorado police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being struck by a float during a Labor Day parade. The incident happened during the Windsor Harvest Festival parade about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of Fort Collins. Authorities and witnesses say the boy was a participant on a church-sponsored float and the … Continue reading WINDSOR, Colo. | Child killed by float in Colorado parade

FREDERICK, Colo | Bodies of pregnant Colorado woman, 2 daughters likely found

FREDERICK, Colo — The body was found of a pregnant Colorado woman whose husband was arrested in the disappearance of her and her two young daughters, and investigators were trying to recover what they believe are the remains of the girls, authorities said Thursday. Chris Watts, 33, was taken into custody Wednesday in the town … Continue reading FREDERICK, Colo | Bodies of pregnant Colorado woman, 2 daughters likely found

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. Johnson and Michael Williams were acquitted of all counts July 27. They were indicted in February … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

BOULDER, Colo | Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills house cat

BOULDER, Colo. — A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out. Boulder police say the homeowner came back to the house late Thursday night and found the mountain lion inside. It appeared that it had pushed through a … Continue reading BOULDER, Colo | Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills house cat

NIWOT, Colo | Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

NIWOT, Colo.  — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year’s end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico Tuesday while reporting a second-quarter profit of $30.4 million, or 35 cents … Continue reading NIWOT, Colo | Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

BOULDER, Colo. | Competitor dies in swim leg of Boulder Ironman triathlon

BOULDER, Colo.— An athlete died a day after he was pulled from the water during the Boulder Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Colorado. It was the third death in four years of Ironman competitions in Boulder. A witness, physician Donald Cain from Wisconsin, told the Daily Camera in Boulder that a man was pulled from the … Continue reading BOULDER, Colo. | Competitor dies in swim leg of Boulder Ironman triathlon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. | Zoo cleaning up after hail kills 2 birds, injures others

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado zoo was cleaning up Tuesday after a hail storm that killed two birds and sent five people to the hospital. Hail between about 3 to 4 inches (7.6 and 10.1 centimeters) — between the size of baseballs and softballs — smashed the skylights of several buildings, including some where … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. | Zoo cleaning up after hail kills 2 birds, injures others

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Colorado zoo closed after hail storm injures 5, kills birds

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo— A busy Colorado zoo was closed Tuesday as officials assessed damage from a severe hail storm that sent five people to the hospital and killed two zoo birds. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo suffered extensive property damage in Monday afternoon’s short but intense storm. The storm with baseball-sized hail hit as about 3,400 … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Colorado zoo closed after hail storm injures 5, kills birds

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Former NFL executive Tom Heckert dies at 51

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after last season after being diagnosed in recent years … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Former NFL executive Tom Heckert dies at 51

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.| Von Miller says he’s not worried about new tackling rule

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— Von Miller said he’s unaffected by the new NFL rule prohibiting defenders from landing on top of quarterbacks, requiring them instead to shift his weight to the side to avoid a flag. “None of the rule changes affect my game. I don’t really tackle quarterbacks with all my weight anyway. With all 185 … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo.| Von Miller says he’s not worried about new tackling rule

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Colorado police officer critically wounded in shootout

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo— A police officer is hospitalized after being critically wounded in a shootout in Colorado. Colorado Springs police Chief Pete Carey says Officer Cem Duzel (Jem Duh-Zel) was among a group of officers who responded to a report of shots fired east of downtown about 2:45 a.m. Thursday. Carey says they found an … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Colorado police officer critically wounded in shootout

DENVER | Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

DENVER — It’s more than $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, but an elaborate new veterans hospital is finally ready to open in suburban Denver with the promise of state-of-the-art medical care. The $1.7 billion Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center made it through nearly a decade of management blunders, legal battles, … Continue reading DENVER | Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo.  — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — seat in the administration. Trump’s remarks after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Kelly heads into weekend at US Senior Open with 1-shot lead

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jerry Kelly took a one-shot lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez into the weekend at the U.S. Senior Open. Kelly chipped in for birdie on No. 18 to highlight his round of 1-under 69. He was at 5 under at the halfway point and will play Saturday in the final pairing … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Kelly heads into weekend at US Senior Open with 1-shot lead

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | John Elway fails to qualify for US Senior Open

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — John Elway will still be a part of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open . He just won’t be playing alongside the likes of defending champion Kenny Perry. The Broadmoor’s notoriously knotty east course got the best of Elway in his Memorial Day attempt to qualify for the 39th Open championship, … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | John Elway fails to qualify for US Senior Open

ENGLEWOOD, Colo | AP Source: Denver Broncos release C.J. Anderson

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.| April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that running back C.J. Anderson has been released by the Denver Broncos. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t officially announced Anderson’s departure, which was first reported by the NFL Network. The move clears a … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo | AP Source: Denver Broncos release C.J. Anderson