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Colorado ski area becomes state's 1st season opener

Oct. 28, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado ski area has kicked off a limited opening, beating rivals to become the first in the state to open for the season. Wolf Creek Ski Area opened Wednesday morning and plans to run three lifts through Sunday. A western snowstorm was not significant in southwest Colorado, but...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Karl Dorrell poses for a photograph overlooking Folsom Field after a news conference to announce that he is the new NCAA college head football coach at Colorado during a news conference in Boulder, Colo. Colorado will host UCLA on Nov. 7, 2020, to begin the Dorrell Era in Boulder, where he steps in for Mel Tucker after Tucker unexpectedly bolted for Michigan State in February. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Karl Dorrell Era at Colorado kicks off against his old team

Oct. 28, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Karl Dorrell doesn’t attach any extra meaning to opening his Colorado head coaching chapter against a team that once let him go. That was so long ago. The Buffaloes will host his former school, UCLA, on Nov. 7 to kick off the Dorrell Era in Boulder. He's taking over for Mel...

In this photo provided by the Dumb Friends League, a Denver animal shelter, workers treat a 5-week old kitten found frozen to a tire on a semi-trailer at a tire shop Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. It is unclear how long it was stuck. Shelter officials said a man gently freed the kitten by splashing warm water on the areas stuck to the tire. Officials said the kitten was then taken to the shelter where it was examined and given food and shelter. (Joan Thielen/Dumb Friends League via AP)

Kitten frozen to truck tire in Denver rescued, given shelter

Oct. 28, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — A kitten has been rescued in Denver after it was frozen to a tire on a semi-trailer at a tire shop, an animal shelter and humane society said. The Dumb Friends League said the 5-week-old kitten was found on Monday hanging off the side of a tire with her paws and tail frozen to...

Colorado's largest wildfire has burned more than 200 homes

Oct. 27, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire that has scorched more than 326 square miles (844 square kilometers) since it started in mid-August, becoming the largest in Colorado history, has damaged or destroyed more than 200 homes, officials said. As of Monday, the Cameron Peak Fire in northern Colorado had...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, Colorado Governor Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference on the state's efforts against the new coronavirus in Denver. Denver will enforce tighter restrictions for businesses and offices, reducing their maximum capacity from 50% to 25% amid rising coronavirus cases. The new orders also limit indoor events to 25 people and outdoor events to a 75-person capacity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski,File)

Denver tightens capacity rules for businesses, offices

Oct. 27, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver will enforce tighter restrictions for restaurants, retail and offices, reducing maximum capacity from 50% to 25% amid rising coronavirus cases in the state. The new orders also limit indoor events to 25 people and outdoor events to a 75-person capacity, Mayor Michael B. Hancock said...

Denver museum to study, restore triceratops fossil

Oct. 27, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has announced it will study a triceratops skull known as Pops for up to a year before returning it to Weld County for residents to enjoy. Museum curator Joe Sertich contacted the county in 2018 about studying the fossil and said that in exchange, he...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, then-New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) shoots the puck as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) tries to defend during an NHL hockey game, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a four-year deal with newly acquired defenseman Devon Toews.
The contract for Toews runs through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac, File)

Avalanche sign defenseman Devon Toews to 4-year deal

Oct. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Over a month's span, defenseman Devon Toews recorded a hat trick of memorable moments: making the Eastern Conference finals with the New York Islanders, getting married and being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche. Now, add in another — a lucrative payday. The 26-year-old Toews agreed to...

US land agency sued over plans for southwest Colorado

Oct. 27, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Environmental groups on Tuesday asked a judge to overturn a land use plan for southwestern Colorado approved under the tenure of a Trump administration official who was later removed from a leadership post by court order. Representatives of the Sierra Club and other groups said in a lawsuit...

Security firm reaches settlement; Denver rejects contract

Oct. 27, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private security company has settled a lawsuit with a Denver artist who was assaulted by one of the company's guards while waiting for a train at Union Station in April 2018. The Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based firm Allied Universal and the Regional Transportation District on Monday...

Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) falls as Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos: we have the right guys to straighten things out

Oct. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos went into the weekend feeling good about having closed in on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. One afternoon in the snow proved emphatically otherwise. The Broncos (2-4) have a long way to go to catch up to Kansas City after they were throttled by the...