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Police: Man with knife killed by officers in suburban Denver

Jan. 23, 2020 10:40 AM EST

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic violence call in suburban Denver Wednesday night. Officers were called to a neighborhood in Arvada after several people reported that a man was bashing a car and other things with a metal pipe outside a woman's house. ...

Colorado man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend

Jan. 22, 2020 7:42 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A 23-year-old man who was arrested in Wyoming after police say he confessed to killing his girlfriend in their suburban Denver apartment has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Jonathan Akin entered his plea Wednesday in the Nov. 25, 2018, stabbing death of 21-year-old Autumn Rivera and...

Colorado energy company to pay $3.5M in air pollution case

Jan. 22, 2020 12:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Federal and state authorities reached a $3.5 million settlement with a Colorado energy company to resolve alleged violations of air quality laws, officials said. Denver-based oil and gas producer KP Kauffman Company Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million and spend $2.5 million more improving...

Backup Nuggets center Mason Plumlee sidelined by foot injury

Jan. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets will be without backup center Mason Plumlee indefinitely after he suffered a right foot injury. The Nuggets announced Wednesday that Plumlee will be reevaluated in two to four weeks. Plumlee injured a bone in his foot during a game in Minnesota against the Timberwolves on...

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, back, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

MacKinnon reaches 30-goal mark, Avs beat Red Wings 6-3

Jan. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon doesn't have to dig too deep to find a reason why he scores so much. “I shoot a lot of pucks,” the Colorado All-Star forward said. Shoot, it's really not that easy. MacKinnon scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark for a third straight season and the Avalanche...

Colorado deputy charged with recklessly driving prisoner van

Jan. 20, 2020 5:52 PM EST

A Colorado sheriff's deputy who was pulled over by state troopers while driving three prisoners in a transport van has been charged with traffic offenses including reckless endangerment, authorities said Monday. Denver Sheriff Department Deputy James Grimes was charged following an investigation into the alleged...

Massachusetts skier killed at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

Jan. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

WINTER PARK, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a skier from Massachusetts who died after he was found in some trees next to a ski run at a Colorado resort. Fraser Winter Park Police said Monday that 25-year-old Francis Raymond Ermilio of Shrewsbury may have lost control while skiing down an...

Colorado lawmakers: Toughen workplace harassment protections

Jan. 20, 2020 11:22 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A proposal to rewrite Colorado’s rules for workplace harassment claims is expected to be introduced soon at the state capitol. It would change things for employers by limiting the use of confidentiality agreements in court, and potentially make businesses liable even if a person...

Dog-sledding guide Tim Thiessen of Leadville brings his huskies down a trail off Tiger Road on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge, Colo. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP)

Colorado dog sled guide preparing for Wyoming's Stage Stop

Jan. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EST

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Six snowy miles up Tiger Road, seemingly closer to Keystone than Breckenridge, a cacophony of Siberian husky howls fill the air. At the foot of Mount Guyot, Good Times Adventures is a dog-sledding and snowmobiling oasis deep in the woods. If you hop on a snowmobile from the main...

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, center, celebrates scoring a goal with defenseman Samuel Girard, right, and right wing Mikko Rantanen in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avalanche ride 3-goal 2nd period to 5-3 win over Blues

Jan. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar refused to make too big of deal out of his milestone moment. Sure, he's “honored and stuff” after breaking the Colorado franchise record for most goals by a rookie defenseman. “But it's not something that I'm going to go home and celebrate,” Makar said....