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Colorado seeing surge of outbound moves from the state this summer

(CBS4) – It is the height of the busy moving season and several large van lines tell us they’re seeing a surge of bookings for people moving out of Colorado. Could the state’s runaway popularity as a relocation destination be starting to wane? Housing prices no question are playing a role in these trends. Shantell Payne is preparing to leave the state, landing a nice sum with the sale of her Aurora townhome. Payne was born and raised in Denver, and most of her extended family is here. (credit: Shantell Payne) So she’s disappointed her hopes for buying a single family home – and building...
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It’s Too Late To Mail In That Ballot For Colorado’s Primary, Here’s How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

DENVER (CBS4)– Tuesday is the Colorado Primary. It’s too late to mail that ballot, but there are 41 drop boxes across Denver where voters can turn in their completed ballot. (credit: CBS) Due to ongoing events downtown, allow yourself extra time if you plan to vote at the Webb Municipal Building today, or go to to find another convenient location. Cast your vote at one of 42 drop boxes or 11 vote centers around the city by 7 pm tomorrow! — Denver Elections (@DenverElections) June 27, 2022 Colorado is a same-day voter registration state allowing you to register and cast a ballot in...
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Park Meadows Dick’s Sporting Goods sees fans rush in for new merchandise the night of Avs Stanley Cup victory

LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) — On Sunday night following the Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Final win, Dick’s Sporting Goods at Park Meadows mall was ready for fans in Lone Tree to be some of the first to celebrate with new championship merchandise. (credit: CBS) New shirts, pucks and flags were all available to help cement the memory of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final victory in Tampa Bay. (credit: CBS) “This one was awesome. The first one in ’96 winning the first championship for Denver was awesome and then in 2001 and this one now. Every one is special, but the newest one is always the best ones,” said longtime fan Jennifer. “It’s another championship for the city, and I think I bought all the store, and my husband is probably going to kill me, but it’s OK.” (credit: CBS) A lot of the new items at Dick’s was all pre-order merchandise made days in advance for both teams. The result of the series of course then determines what becomes available in stock for the sporting goods store. The Park Meadows Dicks’s stayed open until midnight Sunday.

Kitchen Fire Rips Through Dozens Restaurant

DENVER (CBS4)– A fire that started in the kitchen of the popular Denver restaurant Dozens quickly spread on Saturday night. Firefighters rushed to the restaurant at 236 W. 13th Ave. on Saturday evening. (credit: CBS) When crews arrived, they found smoke rising from the building. Firefighters believe the fire started in the kitchen and found its way to the second floor. (credit: Denver Fire) Fire damage from inside the building is extensive. The owners of the restaurant for the past 16 years, told CBS4 that they are concerned for their employees. “Sometimes the hard points in life are the biggest moments… everybody’s always dreaming about the future but life is today,” said Dozens co-owner John England. “This, unfortunately, is part of ours now, but we have a great crew and hopefully, we’ve got good insurance.” (credit: Denver Fire) The business has been at that location for three decades. No one was injured in the fire.

Colorado Avalanche Parade Forecast Includes Potential For Changing Conditions Before It Ends

DENVER (CBS4) – All eyes will be on Thursday’s weather forecast as thousands of fans potentially converge on downtown Denver to celebrate the Colorado Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup. The festivities begin with a 9 a.m. rally at Civic Center Park followed by a 10 a.m. parade that will kick off from Union Station. Right now it looks like Thursday morning will feature partly to mostly cloudy skies with a 9 a.m. temperature around 71 degrees. It could also be a little breezy at times with a cold front approaching from the north. Behind the front we expect showers and thunderstorms to...

High School, College, NHL: Denver Celebrates Third Hockey Championship In One Year

DENVER (CBS4)– Denver hockey fans are celebrating their third hockey championship in one year as the Colorado Avalanche raise the Stanley Cup. TAMPA, FLORIDA – JUNE 26: J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche lifts the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game Six of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 26, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Avalanche join the Denver University men’s and the East High School boy’s hockey teams as local organizations to raise their national trophies in 2022. The Avalanche won their first Stanley Cup Final in more than 20 years on Sunday night. (credot: East High) In March the East High School boys’ hockey team won the national championship. The team is partially made of boys who learned hockey in middle school thanks to Kroenke Sports Charities, a wing of Kroenke Sports which owns the Avalanche. The East High team beat a team from New York to claim the 5A championship. (credit: In April the DU Men’s Hockey team won their ninth national title, and their second in just six years.

Crowds celebrating Stanley Cup win get unruly in downtown Denver

(CBS4) – Many Colorado Avalanche fans were excited in Denver after Sunday night’s Stanley Cup Final victory, but things got unruly in some parts of the city overnight. CBS4 crews captured video of people being detained near the intersection of 20th and Market Street. One person wound up being arrested on a fireworks violation. (credit: CBS) Some people could be seen throwing bottles and in some cases fires were started. Police at one point put up roadblocks to stop traffic in the area. Prior to the game, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen called on Coloradans to act like adults and to celebrate any victories as if they have been there before. “We can do this. We have been here before. We have won the Cup before. We have won championships before. The best way to do that is to stay classy,” Pazen said.

A walk in the park reveals a revitalized, beautiful Civic Center Park for Independence Eve

(CBS4) – Civic Center Park is open and ready for visitors. That’s the message from the Civic Center Conservancy which works to preserve and activate the park in downtown Denver. (credit: CBS) CBS4’s Michelle Griego recently spent time in the park with the nonprofit’s Executive Director Eric Lazzari, who spoke about the impact of the pandemic and the George Floyd protests. Lazzari said the past couple of years proved the importance of making sure public spaces are intentionally managed and programmed. “The last couple of years have been challenging, certainly for Civic Center. What we saw is when a public space is not being...

Colorado Weather: Feeling More Like Late June With Hot Temps On The Way

DENVER (CBS4) – After a cool and unsettled weekend for Denver and most of Colorado we’ll see the weather feeling more like it should as we wrap up the month of June. The hottest weather of the week will be on Tuesday and Wednesday with widespread 90s and even some low 100s possible across the lower elevations. The mountains will see mostly 70s and 80s. By Thursday a weather disturbance will pass through the region and it will drag a cold front into Colorado. Temperatures will come down by about 10 degrees and we’ll see a chance for widespread showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. Friday is the first day of July and the start of a long holiday weekend with the 4th of July coming up one week from today. Right now it looks like pretty seasonal weather in terms of the temperature with a daily chance for showers and storms.

‘We will stand together and be proud of who we are’: Denver Pride parade returns

(CBS4) — A cloudy Cheesman Park was flooded with a sea of rainbows on Sunday as supporters of all ages came out to show their pride. The parade spanned 14 blocks of Colfax Avenue from Cheesman Park to Civic Center, where the celebrations continued throughout the weekend for Denver PrideFest. (credit: CBS) “It’s peaceful and the weather is chill,” Lucas Macias told CBS4’s Mekialaya White. “But it’s still very jovial, very jovial,” added Kevin Hardiek. (credit: CBS) This month marks the first time since the pandemic began that Colorado’s LGBTQ+ communities fully gathered for large-scale events. “And oh, my God,” Macias said enthusiastically. “It feels freaking...

Forest Service closes park in Colorado next to planned Rainbow Gathering

ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the closure of California Park effective 8 a.m. Saturday through July 15. The closure corresponds with the arrival of thousands of Rainbow Gathering attendees. The festival is being held this year in Adams Park, immediately to the north of California Park. The 2022 Rainbow Gathering is scheduled for July 1 through July 7. “The Forest Order was established for natural resource protection because of the high probability for excessive public use leading up to and during the Fourth of July holiday,” the USDA stated in an online...

Fireworks named as cause for fire at Whisper Creek apartments outside Lakewood

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A fire at an apartment was started by fireworks that ignited vegetation next to a garage at Whisper Creek apartments just outside of Lakewood Sunday night, West Metro Fire Rescue tweeted. (credit: West Metro Fire) According to West Metro Fire, crews responded to the fire on S Nelson Drive, where damage from the fire was found outside an apartment. The was no damage inside or injuries to anyone who might have been home at the time of the fire. It was unknown Sunday night whether there could be any charges involved with the use of fireworks that caused the fire. Our crews tonight on a small fire at the Whisper Creek Apts on S. Nelson Drive, south of Hampden. The fire was caused by fireworks- which ignited vegetation next to a garage. The damage was to the outside of the structure- there was no extension inside. No injuries. — WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) June 27, 2022

Rock, mudslide closes Highway 125 north of Granby in Grand County

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A rockslide and mudslide closed Highway 125 completely Sunday evening, Grand County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. The highway was expected to remain closed overnight. (credit: Grand Sheriff) According to the sheriff’s office, the highway was closed between Buffalo Creek and Cabin Creek, and there was no estimated time for roads to be reopened just before 5 p.m. The sheriff’s office said the area affected was 2 miles south of Willow Creek Pass. Colorado State Patrol said CDOT crews were working to wash out the street. There was no immediate information about what might have triggered the slide. The sheriff’s office confirmed, per CDOT, the area of the mudslide on Hwy 125 would keep roads closed overnight. Per @ColoradoDOT– CO-14 & CO 125 MP 18-7 is closed to through traffic. Only open to local Rand Resident traffic. The road will remain closed through the night. Visit for the latest info on road closures.#CO125 #GrandCounty #COTrip — Grand County Sheriff (@GrandCoSheriff) June 27, 2022

Colorado Weather: Warming Up To Start The Week With A Few Storms

DENVER(CBS)-  After our cool, comfortable weekend things will be heating up again to start of the last week of the month. Temperatures across lower elevations will zoom back into the 80s and 90s for lower elevations with mostly 70s in the mountains for Monday. (credit: CBS) (credit: CBS) High pressure will be moving back in with a more south/southwesterly flow. This will warm temperatures but, also still bring in monsoon moisture. With the heat of the day scattered thunderstorms will develop in the mountains and west with a few of those pushing into the eastern plains by afternoon and early evening. (credit: CBS) The warmest day of the week will be Tuesday as drier air works into the mix along with the heat. This will create a break in the monsoon flow and deliver a mostly sunny day for many. (credit: CBS) (credit: CBS)   The second half of the week will see temperatures ease just a little with a return of late day thunderstorms. For Denver and the Front Range the best chance for rain producing thunderstorms will be on Thursday. (credit: CBS) (credit: CBS) The same pattern will roll into the first weekend of July.

Underserved communities part of focus for recreational improvements along High Line Canal

(CBS4) — The High Line Canal has long been in need of upgrades and accompanying resources. The goal for a local group is to improve it as a recreational resource for underserved communities. (credit: CBS) “It’s a big deal; it’s a big deal for the community,” explained Tracy Young with High Line Canal Conservancy. Young told CBS4, since 2020, the community living around the canal has been calling for improvements to this area. “The community said, when we reached out, that one of the highest priorities was this bridge,” Young said. “They wanted safe access, other amenities, trash cans and basic things, so that...

Reaction to Supreme Court decision continues, includes protests, vandalism, possible arson

(CBS4) — Dozens of people gathered in front of the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday to protest the United States Supreme Court decision earlier in the week. Many of the protesters said they want to see change in both political parties. (credit: CBS) RELATED  Colorado leaders react to Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade “I am so angered that we’re going backwards,” said Stephanie S. “I feel disrespected. I feel like my voice doesn’t matter. I feel like I don’t have a choice to my own body. I feel like I am limited to where I can live in this country. That’s not...

Neighborhood icon Bonnie Brae Tavern closes after 88 years

DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – Saturday marked the end of an era for a major staple in Denver’s Bonnie Brae neighborhood.  After 88 years in business, the Bonnie Brae Tavern closed its doors for the final time. “It’s almost like it’s not real to me yet,” said Michael Dire, who owns the bar with his cousin Rick. “I can’t say it’s always been fun or easy, but I’m proud of the fact that we were able to continue my grandparents’ legacy.” That legacy began in 1934 with Carl and Sue Dire. Now two generations of Dire family members later, the business is a...

Denver Weather: Cloudy And Unusually Cool Sunday With Scattered Showers And Storms

DENVER (CBS4) – As we wrap up the first full weekend of the summer it will feel more like early May in Denver. Clouds will be extensive on Sunday and temperatures will only get into the 60s and 70s from the mountains to the plains. If you want anything warmer you’ll have to travel to the western slope. Once again we’ll have the chance to see scattered showers and thunderstorms today, mainly during the afternoon and early evening. The chance is highest over the mountains and foothills, especially along and south of Interstate 70. Showers were disappointing around the Denver area on Saturday so hopefully we’ll see a little more coverage today because I know many lawns would love a free drink of water. A warming trend will get underway starting on Monday with temperatures climbing back to near normal for this time of year, which for Denver is a high in the middle to upper 80s. We’ll see 90s along the Front Range by Tuesday. Each day this week will feature a chance to see scattered showers and storms. As it stands right now the chance looks to be the highest on Thursday.

No Avs Watch Party For Game 6 At Tivoli

DENVER (CBS4)– There won’t be a Colorado Avalanche watch party at the Tivoli for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. This comes after fans outside the gates of Friday’s watch party for Game 5 breached the fence and went into the quad on the Auraria Campus. (credit: CBS) Fans inside the event were eagerly cheering on the Avs when some fans climbed the fence and were eventually escorted out by security. The event was free but organizers said it had reached capacity at 10,000 people. (credit: CBS) CBS4 saw multiple people running from law enforcement into the party before they were taken down and escorted back out beyond the gates. (credit: CBS) The Auraria Education Center said with all the events planned in downtown Denver this weekend, they decided not to host another watch party. LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING! Let’s pack the place and have them hear us all the way in Tampa! — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 25, 2022 Avs fans can still get tickets to the Ball Arena watch party. Doors open at 5 p.m. Sunday, the puck drops at 6 p.m.

Colorado Groups Absorb Hate At LGBTQ+ Events To Protect Families

DENVER, (CBS4)- Usually at LGBTQ events like Denver’s Pride celebration Eli Bazan is working. Especially if it is a family friendly event like a Drag queen story hour. He’s one of the co-founders of the Parasol Patrol. They are a group of volunteers that tries to separate event attendees from protestors. (credit: CBS) “What we do is we use our rainbow umbrella as a shield to block the signs and the faces of protesters,” explained Eli. “We use our ear protection for our little ones.” They absorb the heckling and name-calling so that kids don’t have to. He says he feels like they...