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'Hug tent' provides safe embraces at Colorado elderly home

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Lynda Hartman needed a hug. It had been at least eight months since she touched her 77-year-old husband, Len, who has dementia and has been at an assisted li...

National Park Service faces $270M wrongful death claim

DENVER (AP) — The family of a women's rights activist from Uganda has filed a more than $270 million wrongful death and personal injury claim against the National Park Service after she was decapitate...

US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check. Roughly seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of sp...

Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump's student visa ban

DENVER (AP) — Milagros Sotelo was looking forward to traveling from South America to Tennessee to start a job at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort this winter. The 22-year-old student worked the last two ski...

$40K reward offered for information about fatal Denver fire

DENVER (AP) — Police on Wednesday announced a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those responsible for setting a house fire in Denver that killed five recent immigrants from the ...

Denver police look for masked suspects in fire that killed 5

DENVER (AP) — Police released a surveillance photo Tuesday of three people believed to have started a house fire in suburban Denver that killed five recent immigrants from the West African nation of S...

Senegal president offers condolences to Denver fire victims

DENVER (AP) — The president of Senegal offered his condolences via Twitter on Thursday after five people who immigrated to Colorado from the West African country were killed in a suburban Denver house...

Last call: Colorado prohibits serving booze after 10 p.m.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered bars and restaurants across the state to stop serving alcohol past 10 p.m. as the number of coronavirus cases among young adults keeps rising...

Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain's death in police custody

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado governor on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him...

Artist uses snow as canvas for massive geometrical designs

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) — Simon Beck carefully plots his course before shuffling through a windswept snowfield high in the Rocky Mountains. Using a compass, snowshoes and his backgr...

Wintry weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

DENVER (AP) — A strong storm expected to drop up to a foot of snow (0.3 meters) in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Tuesday prompted airlines to announce travel alerts and the National Weather Service...

Teen says he acted on instinct when tackling school shooter

DENVER (AP) — One of three students who tackled a gunman at a suburban Denver school says he acted on instinct when he lunged at the attacker. Joshua Jones said at a news conference ...

Colorado faces meager budget in fight against ski traffic

DENVER (AP) — "Friends don't let friends drive I-70." The tongue-in-cheek mantra is often uttered by Colorado skiers and snowboarders who frequent resorts far from the crowded mounta...

Denver teachers prepare to strike over pay dispute

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers are planning to strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay. The teachers union and De...

Denver police probe if 3 homeless deaths tied to stabbing

DENVER (AP) — Police were trying to determine if the deaths of three homeless people in Denver are related to a stabbing in the area earlier Thursday. A 20-year-old man was arrested ...