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Boulder selects former DA to review police incident

Mar. 19, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Boulder City Council has selected former Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett to conduct an independent review of a March 1 incident in which police officers confronted a black man who was picking up trash outside his house. The Daily Camera reports City Manager Jane...

A richer Arenado looks to lead Rockies to 1st NL West title

Mar. 19, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A certain Colorado Rockies player struck it rich this spring: Leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon . Although, All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado didn't fare too bad, either, with his eight-year contract worth $260 million. Blackmon profits through Colorado's experiment to bat Arenado in the No....

Colorado town cancels 4th of July fireworks display

Mar. 18, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado town has cancelled plans for its annual Fourth of July fireworks display due to safety and other concerns. The Summit Daily reported Monday that the town of Frisco announced Monday it will not hold its annual Independence Day fireworks this summer. Officials in the town...

Rockies' Freeland making big pitch for opening day role

Mar. 18, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black isn't ready to name his opening day starter. Kyle Freeland is pitching as if he's got the job. Black said Monday he had yet to talk to all of the pitchers about the rotation order. The Rockies open March 28 at Miami. "You know Buddy — he's...

Judge enters not-guilty plea in slaying of Colorado deputy

Mar. 18, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A judge has entered not guilty pleas for a man charged with shooting and killing Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm. KMGH-TV reports 23-year-old Dreion Martise Dearing appeared in court in Brighton Monday for an arraignment hearing. He's charged with four counts of murder, including two...

Police: Colorado man died after going out in blizzard

Mar. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police say a Colorado man found dead after a blizzard went out during the storm to start a generator. The El Paso County coroner's office on Monday identified the man as 68-year-old Harry Brantley. Authorities found his body Thursday about 35 miles (56.32 kilometers) east of...

Another Colorado community scraps July 4th fireworks

Mar. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Another Colorado mountain community is canceling its annual fireworks display and working on other ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. Leaders in Frisco decided last week to scrap the show partly because they say increased fire danger has become the norm at that time of year. In...

Colorado agrees to get jail inmates into treatment faster

Mar. 18, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Human Services has agreed to speed up how soon people with severe mental illness who have been arrested get into treatment. Colorado Public Radio reports state officials signed off on a federal court agreement last week, expecting to pay out $10 million in fines...

Fort Lewis to start program for San Juan College transfers

Mar. 18, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Fort Lewis College in Colorado is set to start a new scholarship transfer program for graduates of San Juan College in New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reports the Durango, Colorado college is launching this fall a new reciprocal program for San Juan College graduates that...

Russell's late goal lifts Sporting KC to 1-1 tie with Rapids

Mar. 17, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the closing minutes to help Sporting Kansas City tie the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on Sunday night. Gianluca Busio drew a foul against defender Axel Sjoberg a few yards outside the area and Russell put away the ensuing free kick , lifting it over the leaping...