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A view of the Suncor Energy plant in Commerce City, Colo., on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Colorado officials committed to cleaner air and reducing reliance on fossil fuels have reached a turning point on whether to tolerate the hulking oil refinery north of Denver that ranks among the state’s major polluters and regularly malfunctions. (Rachel Ellis/The Denver Post via AP)

Suncor refinery faces Colorado review of outdated permits

Dec. 5, 2020 10:10 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials committed to cleaner air and reducing reliance on fossil fuels have reached a turning point on whether to tolerate the hulking oil refinery north of Denver that ranks among the state’s major polluters and regularly malfunctions. They must approve or deny Suncor...

This undated photo provided by Time Magazine shows the cover of its Dec. 14, 2020 issue, featuring a 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has been named the magazine's first-ever

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

Dec. 4, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) — A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever “Kid of the Year."...

No. 10 Oregon women beat Colorado 82-53 in Pac-12 opener

Dec. 4, 2020 7:52 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Nyara Sabally waited two years to take the floor for Oregon. The redshirt sophomore had 20 points and 10 rebounds in her first collegiate start and No. 10 Oregon set a school-record for consecutive victories with 22, opening Pac-12 Conference play with a 82-53 romp over Colorado on...

$5M bond for man accused of killing 12-year-old girl in 1984

Dec. 4, 2020 6:59 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge set a $5 million bond on Friday for a man who is accused of kidnapping and murdering a 12-year-old girl in 1984. Prosecutors said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to charge Steve Pankey, 69, with the killing of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews. Her body was...

Wyoming health official: 'so-called pandemic' communist plot

Dec. 4, 2020 6:33 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Department of Health official involved in the state's response to the coronavirus questioned the legitimacy of the pandemic and described a forthcoming vaccine as a biological weapon at a recent event. The “so-called pandemic” and efforts to develop a vaccine are...

FILE - Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) runs as Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver, in this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, file photo. After missing the past four games because of COVID-19, Harris will return to the Broncos lineup Sunday evening when Denver travels to Kansas City to face the Chiefs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Broncos' Harris: weird nerve pain was worst part of COVID-19

Dec. 4, 2020 5:02 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Shelby Harris removed his mask and flashed that mile-wide smile that’s been missing around the Denver Broncos for a month. “I’m telling you, that stuff was just crazy,” the affable defensive end said on a videoconference Friday about his family’s...

Video: Aurora Police officer requests sedative for suspect

Dec. 4, 2020 12:59 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Aurora Police Department has released body camera video obtained by Denver7 Investigates that shows an officer encouraging paramedics to give sedatives to a suspect to calm him down, the news station said. The officer is heard on video telling the paramedics to “give him...

Colorado county to make all visitors sign virus affidavit

Dec. 3, 2020 9:46 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A county in Colorado will require visitors to sign an online affidavit that states they had a negative coronavirus test at most three days prior to arrival or, once arriving, that they will quarantine until they test negative or until 14 days has elapsed. Pitkin County implemented the...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, medical personnel prone a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and left nurses and other health care workers shorthanded and burned out. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

States plan for vaccines as daily US virus deaths top 3,100

Dec. 3, 2020 9:25 PM EST

States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month, as U.S. deaths from the outbreak eclipsed 3,100 in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring. With initial supplies of the vaccine certain to be limited,...

Colorado cold case solved more than 4 decades after homicide

Dec. 3, 2020 9:06 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The killing of a young woman in Colorado that went unsolved for nearly 45 years has been solved, police said. The Grand Junction Police Department said Wednesday that DNA technology confirmed the identity of the primary suspect in the death of 19-year-old Deborah Tomlinson in...