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78-year-old Denver woman dies at cross county ski course

Feb. 16, 2020 1:16 PM EST

GRANBY, Colo. (AP) — A 78-year-old Denver woman has died after going missing at a cross country ski course northwest of Denver, Grand County officials said. The woman was last seen Thursday afternoon at the YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch at a time when high winds and blowing snow created...

In this Feb. 6, 2020, photo, a Clean Colorado highway sign sponsored by the Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is displayed on eastbound 6th Avenue west of Sheridan Blvd. in Denver. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

Feb. 16, 2020 10:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado's strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways throughout the state,...

Denver mayor to veto legislation lifting the pit bull ban

Feb. 15, 2020 11:40 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A ban prohibiting pit bulls in Denver is expected to remain in place after the mayor has announced plans to veto legislation that would have lifted the dog breed restriction. Mayor Michael Hancock announced Friday that he expects to veto a repeal on the ban citing concerns that the ordinance...

Report: Colorado gun sales decline for third straight year

Feb. 14, 2020 4:22 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Research shows gun sales in Colorado have dropped for the third consecutive year, and experts suspect a correlation to which political party is leading the country. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation conducted 335,370 backgrounds checks in 2019, a 1.4% decrease compared to the year before,...

Police shoot, kill armed suspect in suburban Denver

Feb. 14, 2020 2:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An investigation is underway after police in suburban Denver shot and killed an armed suspect following a chase and car crash. Commerce City police were responding to a report of shots fired Friday morning when they saw the suspect flee and then crash his car into another vehicle. Mayor...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

James' triple double, Davis lead Lakers past Nuggets 120-116

Feb. 13, 2020 2:39 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — LeBron James wasn't about to coast into the All-Star break, and neither was Anthony Davis. "I could tell they were locked in pregame. LeBron had his jersey with like 80 minutes to go before the game," guard Alex Caruso said after the Los Angeles Lakers' 120-116 overtime triumph in Denver on...

Woman who fell through ice on suburban Denver pond dies

Feb. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A woman who fell through the ice with her dog on a frozen pond in suburban Denver has died. KMGH-TV reports 53-year-old Leslie Webster fell into the pond near Colorado Academy in Lakewood on Sunday. Her husband saw the accident, and firefighters pulled her and her dog out of the water within...

Tuesday's Scores

Feb. 11, 2020 11:22 PM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Abraham Lincoln 54, Denver South 47 Alexander Dawson 59, Union Colony Preparatory School 47 Boulder 61, Horizon 49 Broomfield 53, Legacy 50 Byers 58, Deer Trail 32 Cedaredge 53, Aspen 39 Cheyenne Mountain 79, Sand Creek 52 Clear Creek 61, Longmont Christian 50 Elbert 45, Bethune 37 Erie 77,...

Immigration officials go to court to get Denver records

Feb. 11, 2020 5:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are asking a federal judge to force Denver to turn over information about three men accused of crimes who are subject to deportation after the city refused to comply with its order to do so. In a continued escalation of the conflict between federal officials and...

A protester holds a placard at a rally of advocates to voice opposition to efforts by the Trump administration to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act, which is the country's basic charter for protection of the outdoors on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Push to scale back US environmental law draws ire at hearing

Feb. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday hosted the first of two hearings on its proposal to speed energy and other projects by rolling back a landmark environmental law. Opponents from Western states argued the long-term benefits of keeping the environmental reviews. Among other changes,...