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1 year 3 months ago

1 dead in plane crash south of Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - One person is confirmed dead in a single-engine plane crash south of Denver. Douglas County sheriff's spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says a rancher found a Cherokee Piper PA-28 plane in a cow pasture Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off Saturday with one person...

1 year 4 months ago

Breckenridge resort proposes more summer activities

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Vail Resorts Inc. has submitted another proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for summer activities at one of its Colorado ski resorts. This time, it's Breckenridge. The Broomfield-based company previously submitted a comprehensive summer activities plan for Vail, where activities should be ready for the public...

1 year 4 months ago

Boy dies after being struck in store parking lot

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Brighton police say a toddler has died after he was struck by a pickup truck in a shopping center parking lot. The driver stayed at the scene after the accident around 4 p.m. Friday. Police haven't said whether they intend to pursue any charges.

1 year 5 months ago

Air Force Academy cadet found dead

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of death of an Air Force Academy cadet who was found dead on campus. Academy officials said cadet 4th class James Walsh died Saturday night in the cadet area. His hometown was not immediately available. Funeral arrangements...

1 year 6 months ago

CU mulls putting select courses online for free

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is weighing a contract with a company that allows universities to offer free online courses that are available to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue tells The Daily Camera the university will decide sometime in February whether to...

1 year 6 months ago

13-year-old skier dies after hitting tree

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old Texas boy has died after hitting a tree while skiing at Copper Mountain in Colorado. The Summit County coroner says Tristan Bartlett of Houston wasn't wearing a helmet when he struck the tree Friday. The resort says he was on a...

1 year 8 months ago

Two-year-old dies in parking lot accident

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A two-year-old boy died when he was struck by an SUV in a shopping center parking lot in Littleton. Littleton police are releasing few details about the accident that happened Saturday morning. A Denver television station reports that witnesses say the boy was at the Aspen...

1 year 8 months ago

Ex-Highlands Ranch teacher accused of sex assault

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) - A former eighth grade teacher in Highlands Ranch has been arrested on charges alleging he sexually assaulted a former female student. Thirty-one-year-old Englewood resident Richard Johnson, who goes by Rick, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of 30 felony charges including sexual assault, enticement and sexual...

1 year 8 months ago

Accidental dental school shooting injures two

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Campus police are investigating an accidental shooting at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. KUSA-TV in Denver reports two people sustained minor injuries that didn't require hospitalization after a gun went off accidentally in an office at...

1 year 8 months ago

Officer shoots armed suspect in Evans

EVANS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer opened fire on an armed male suspect during a disturbance in Evans south of Greeley. Police say the suspect, whose name has not been released, was shot just after 1 a.m. Saturday. He is being treated at a Greeley hospital, but...

1 year 8 months ago

'Ether Man' gets 156 years for NM rapes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado inmate suspected of being the "Ether Man" serial rapist has been sentenced to 156 years in prison on rape charges in New Mexico. Robert Howard Bruce was sentenced Tuesday in an Albuquerque court after pleading guilty to nine charges of rape. Bruce is serving...

1 year 8 months ago

Improperly vented furnace led to man's death

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say an old and improperly vented furnace pumped carbon monoxide through a Colorado Springs apartment complex and led to the death of a 50-year-old man. Our partners at The Gazette report Colorado Springs Utilities and the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department have determined that...

1 year 8 months ago

Boy wounded in accidental shooting

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is recovering after police say he was accidentally shot by another boy at a Lakewood home. The Denver Post reports authorities were called to the 500 block of Sheridan Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. Friday and found the boy with non-life-threatening injuries. Police...

1 year 8 months ago

Colorado climber falls 250 feet to death

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 41-year-old man fell 250 feet to his death while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder. Sgt. Lori Cox with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office says the man was found dead just below the Bastille Rock formation at about 5:30 p.m. Friday....

1 year 9 months ago

Woman hit by school bus in Loveland dies

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - A 70-year-old Loveland woman who was struck by a school bus while walking across the street has died. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports Norma Selzler suffered serious head injuries and died Friday night. Police say she was hit at about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday as the bus driver...

1 year 9 months ago

CU wins grant to study natural gas development

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado Boulder has won a $12 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to maximize benefits of natural gas development while minimizing harms. Professor Joseph Ryan of CU-Boulder's civil, environmental and architectural engineering department will lead a team of...

1 year 10 months ago

Pilot makes emergency landing near Longmont

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A pilot and his passenger escaped injury after they were forced to land their small plane in a dirt farm field northeast of Longmont. The Longmont Times-Call reports 43-year-old Brian Garrett of Westminster was undergoing a private pilot's certification examination just before noon Saturday when the...

1 year 10 months ago

Bubonic plague traced to CO campground

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A camper near Pagosa Springs has contracted bubonic plague, Colorado's first case since 2006. The Durango Herald reports that the person contracted the plague during a family outing in the Cimarrona Campground. The San Juan Basin Health Department did not give the victim's age or...

1 year 11 months ago

Melon growers rebounding after outbreak

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Nearly a year after tainted cantaloupes from southeast Colorado sickened hundreds and caused a nationwide melon scare, farmers in Rocky Ford say they're having a strong season. This year's crop is smaller, with less than half the acreage in cantaloupes compared to last year. But...

2 years 12 hours ago

Eldora ski area seeks input on proposed expansion

NEDERLAND, Colo. (AP) - Eldora ski area hopes to expand its intermediate terrain, upgrade existing facilities and prevent high winds from closing the resort's 12 lifts. The Denver Post reports representatives with the 680-acre ski resort have solicited public input at two recent meetings in Boulder and Nederland. The plan...

2 years 12 hours ago

Ex-Colorado Springs bookkeeper sentenced for theft

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A former Colorado Springs bookkeeper who pleaded guilty to embezzling half a million dollars from a welding supply store, helping drive the family-run business into bankruptcy, has been sentenced. The Gazette reports District Judge David L. Shakes sentenced 44-year-old Christina Michele Bratcher on Friday to...

2 years 13 hours ago

US intelligence sees poverty plummet by 2030

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people...

2 years 5 days ago

Climber's body found near Aspen area

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Search teams looking for a missing New York paramedic in Colorado have found a body on mountain peaks known as the Maroon Bells. Pitkin County sheriff's deputy George Kremer says authorities were fingerprinting the body Tuesday to confirm it was that of 31-year-old Leonard Joyner. Joyner's...

2 years 1 week ago

Names of victims emerge in Colo. theater rampage

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Relatives have identified two more victims from the Colorado movie theater shooting. Six-year-old Veronica Moser was killed, her great-aunt, Annie Dalton, tells The Associated Press. Another victim is 27-year-old Matt McQuinn, says family attorney Rob Scott from Dayton, Ohio. Veronica's mother, Ashley Moser, 25, is in...

2 years 1 week ago

Boulder County officials end search for hiker

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have decided to end their search for a 74-year-old woman last seen hiking in the foothills northwest of Boulder almost two weeks ago. Boulder County sheriff's officials said Monday that Patricia Wallace of Lafayette is presumed dead. Wallace was hiking with friends in the Camp...

2 years 1 month ago

Man arrested in Breckenridge slaying

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Police have made an arrest in the death of a 45-year-old man whose body was found at a trailhead near a Breckenridge resort. The Summit Daily News reports 50-year-old Gregory Scott Gavin was arrested Thursday near Keystone and faces charges of second-degree murder and tampering with...

2 years 2 months ago

Wildfires burn 7,000 acres in western Colorado

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds have spread two wildfires in western Colorado that have burned more than 7,000 acres and prompted the evacuation of several campgrounds. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Steve Segin says crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched at least 5,000 acres of rugged canyon land...

2 years 2 months ago

Aspen Ski Area rallies to highlight climate change

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Ski Area hosted a ski race without snow Saturday to highlight the effect climate change has on the outdoor recreation industry. Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Company's vice president of sustainability, says "climate change is already pounding businesses and communities, whether you're a ski resort, an...

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