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Small plane crashes near Granby; only minor injuries  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:14:06 MDT
Two people suffered minor injuries early Friday afternoon when a small plane crashed near Granby Airport. 
Aurora police arrest man suspected of five bank robberies  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:33:10 MDT
Aurora police Thursday evening arrested a man they say is the suspect in five bank robberies in the city. 
Sam Carter spared prison in Mapleton elk case, sentenced to 4 years probation  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:24:19 MDT
Former Boulder police Officer Sam Carter was spared prison time today in the highly contentious Mapleton elk case after a district court judge sentenced the 37-year-old to four years probation and 200 hours of community service in the killing of the trophy animal last year. 
Denver police seeking man accused of indecent exposure in City Park  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:20:06 MDT
Denver police is asking for the public's help in finding a man accused of indecent exposure in the City Park area. 
Castle Rock judge certifies election results; open-carry now allowed on town property  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:59:16 MDT
A municipal judge on Friday certified the results of Castle Rock's Aug. 19 election, and "now that the results are final, the open carry of firearms is allowed in all town-owned facilities and parks," the town said in a news release. 
Wrongway driver who killed Jefferson County motorcycle deputy gets 6-year sentence  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:42:11 MDT
An 83-year-old man who crossed a double yellow line to pass another driver and collided head-on with a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy, killing him, was ordered on Friday to serve six years in 
Axel Charrette's memory lives through bicycle project for toddlers  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:37:01 MDT
When Jen Charrette watches toddlers scooting around on a pedal-less Strider bikes, she feels a grief-tinged happiness. The children remind her of Axel, her 2-year-old son who was murdered in a Mexican beach town while the family was wintering there in February 2013. Axel liked nothing better than to push himself along on his Strider - or his "chariot" as his parents called it - as fast as his chubby little legs would take him. 
Labor Day weekend traffic gets break with CDOT suspending road work  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:29:39 MDT
State road crews suspended construction work Friday afternoon to help hurry along traffic during the traffic-heavy Labor Day weekend. 
Denver weather: More rain than expected creates problems across metro area  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:19:14 MDT
The idea was that, after steady — sometimes intense — rainfall earlier in the week, things would be drying out this weekend in the Denver metro area. 
Golden passes outdoor smoking, vaping ban  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:57:26 MDT
GOLDEN — Golden City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to limit tobacco smoking and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in public spaces. 
Colorado medical marijuana research grants face federal uncertainty  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:38:14 MDT
Colorado will begin handing out money for a ground-breaking medical-marijuana research grant program early next year. 
Environmentalists like Tom Steyer see Colorado as key in election  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:30:13 MDT
Environmentalists in Colorado may have lost a rallying cry this year when efforts to limit fracking didn't make the ballot, but that hasn't stopped eco-activists from painting a big green bulls-eye on the state. 
All clear given after Denver police investigate suspicious package on medical campus  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:23:19 MDT
Denver police have cleared the scene of a suspicious package reported on Friday afternoon. 
Moorhead Recreation Center in Aurora looking to receive $9 million renovation  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:22:58 MDT
Aurora could break ground on a 30,000 square foot renovation of Moorhead Recreation Center in northwest Aurora as early as fall 2016 if city council approves a $9 million funding request proposed for the 2015 budget in October. 
Council decides Whatever will happen in Crested Butte  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:00:32 MDT
Whatever is going to happen in Crested Butte next weekend, it was officially decided Thursday night after a week of heated debate. 
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