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Embers from the Grizzly Creek Fire illuminate the mountains above Glenwood Springs, Colo., on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Wildfires burning in western Colorado continue to grow in warm, windy weather, fueled by drought conditions. The Grizzly Creek Fire initially broke out along interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon just east of Glenwood Springs. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

Colorado wildfire keeps I-70 closed for 5th straight day

Aug. 14, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis said Friday a portion of Interstate 70 in western Colorado could be closed for another two to three days as firefighters battle a wildfire that has forced evacuations, scorched about 23 square miles (59 square kilometers) and threatened one of the state's most popular...

Colorado Avalanche' J.T. Compher (37), Tyson Jost (17) and Andre Burakovsky (95) celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of a first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Burakovsky scores late, Avalanche beat Coyotes 3-2

Aug. 14, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche expected a big push from Arizona after the Coyotes spent most of Game 1 on their heels. Colorado withstood the early blows, counter punched with a couple of goals and delivered the late knockout shot to take a commanding lead in the series. Andre Burakovsky...

Toronto Raptors' Stanley Johnson (5) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets' Tyler Cook (25) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Johnson scores 23 points to help Raptors top Nuggets 117-109

Aug. 14, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 19 of his season-high 23 points in the second half, and the Toronto Raptors closed out their regular season with a 117-109 victory over the slipping Denver Nuggets on Friday. The seldom used Johnson, who came in averaging 1.5 points per game, hit three...

Supporters of man who shot protesters want charges dropped

Aug. 14, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Supporters of the man accused of shooting two people at Colorado protests for the death of Elijah McClain where a Jeep drove toward protesters on the interstate are asking for all charges to be dropped, CBS 4 Denver reported. Samuel Alvin Young of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, has been named as the...

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

Aug. 14, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future. Amid prolonged drought and climate change in a region that's...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy takes part in drills at the team's NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Broncos top draft pick Jeudy makes great first impression

Aug. 14, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy went right to work dropping jaws Friday when the Denver Broncos gathered for their first full practice of 2020 under smoky skies from wildfires burning in the Rocky Mountains. General manager John Elway, who spent his offseason buttressing Denver’s...

This undated booking photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in Colorado, shows Cynthia Abcug. Abcug, accused of working with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care, can be put on trial, a judge ruled Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge: Mom accused in QAnon kidnapping plot can stand trial

Aug. 14, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of working with supporters of QAnon to have her son kidnapped from foster care can be put on trial, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Lawrence Bowling admitted his decision was a “close call” because the prosecution did not definitively lay out...

Colorado records biggest marijuana sales month in June

Aug. 13, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Recreational marijuana shops in Colorado have sold about $160 million worth of products in June, marking the most sales in a single month in state history. The Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division reported that recreational marijuana sales represented a 6% increase compared...

Police: Body found in 1993 ID'd as missing Colorado woman

Aug. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The body of a Colorado woman found at a makeshift campsite in 1993 has been identified, reigniting the search for the person or people responsible for her death, authorities said. The Douglas County sheriff's office announced Thursday that Rebecca Ann Redecker, 20, was...

Smoke from the Grizzly Creek fire billows behind the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Canyon after the fire blew up again, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, near Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelse Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

Western Colorado fires grow in warm weather, drought

Aug. 13, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Fueled by drought conditions, wildfires burning in western Colorado continue to grow in warm, windy weather. The Grizzly Creek Fire east of Glenwood Springs, which has shut down a 57-mile (92-kilometer) portion of Interstate 70 for four days, had grown to nearly 10 square...