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6 months 2 weeks ago

Colorado brewing boom

DENVER (AP) - Colorado added 56 beer breweries in 2003, bringing the total to 217, the third-highest in the nation. The Denver Post reported Wednesday the numbers reflect active breweries with licenses from the federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and they include brewpubs. One company might own...

3 years 11 months ago

$900k available to protect water in fire zones

The state will provide up to $900,000 to help protect water supplies because of damage from two major wildfires. Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order Thursday making the money available through grants to Larimer and Boulder counties and non-profits working with them. The fires destroyed nearly 170 homes...

3 years 11 months ago

Traffic fatalities down over summer in Colorado

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows a 5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. CDOT reports 47 people were killed this summer in alcohol-related crashes, compared to 55 last summer. DUI arrests were also down 12...

4 years 2 months ago

Tougher DUI law now in effect

A new law is now in effect in Colorado which increases penalties for repeat DUI offenders. It requires a minimum of 10 days in jail for a second DUI offense and 60 days in jail for a third and subsequent DUI offenses. Repeat DUI offenders also face a longer probation...

4 years 4 months ago

Free cab rides cap Cinco de Mayo

When too much tequila starts to take its toll on Cinco de Mayo, you can take advantage of a free ride home from Yellow Cab. The offer is good Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. in Colorado Springs. Those who have an unsteady hand can call 777-7777 and...

4 years 4 months ago

Four bad habits can age you by 12 years

New research suggests that having four common bad habits can age you by 12 years. The four bad habits are smoking, drinking too much, not getting enough physical activity and a poor diet. The findings highlight yet another reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The study tracked nearly 5,000...

4 years 4 months ago

Woman tried to use 911 as taxi service

Police in one Connecticut city have a warning for nightclub patrons: Don't call 911 for a ride home. New Haven police say that's what 28-year-old Quandria Bailey did, calling the emergency line six times to request a ride from a nightclub back to her Meriden home. Bailey was charged with...

4 years 4 months ago

Lunch-only beer rule prompts strike

Scores of Carlsberg workers walked off their jobs in protest Thursday after the Danish brewer tightened laid-back rules on workplace drinking and removed beer coolers from work sites, a company spokesman said. The warehouse and production workers in Denmark are rebelling against the company's new alcohol policy, which allows...

4 years 6 months ago

3 more say drinks may have been spiked in Aspen

Aspen authorities are investigating three more possible cases of spiked drinks over the past week, including one where a woman believes she was sexually assaulted. Pitkin County Undersheriff Joe DiSalvo said Tuesday the reports are credible. The woman who believes she was sexually assaulted told police she blacked out in...

4 years 6 months ago

Beer could be good for bones

Men, if you threw back a few beers on super bowl Sunday, there's some good news for you. It appears beer could help make your bones stronger. New research suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, which increases bone mineral density. A University of California-Davis study examined...

4 years 7 months ago

Suspected druggings in Aspen

Authorities are investigating whether two people were unknowingly drugged in Aspen last month. Both say they have gaps in their memories. A woman suffered frostbite after a one-car accident and a man says he awoke in a utility closet with a broken nose, cuts and bruises. The woman was...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado plans Thanksgiving week DUI crackdown

Authorities around Colorado will be stepping up patrols to look for drunken drivers this week. The Colorado State Patrol says troopers and 51 law-enforcement agencies will conduct the state's first Thanksgiving week DUI crackdown from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The State...

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