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Skier dies in collision with snowboarder at Colorado resort

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 72-year-old skier died in a collision with a snowboarder at Eldora Mountain in northern Colorado. Boulder County sheriff’s officials say the crash happened on the intermediate Windmill run on Tuesday morning, and the skier was unconscious and not breathing when ski patrollers arrived. They attempted […]

Denver councilman to propose lowering speed limit

Denver City Councilman Paul Kashmann will propose Wednesday lowering the speed limit on neighborhood streets with no center line from 25 to 20 mph. Kashmann said Tuesday he will offer details of his plan at the Public Safety, Housing and Homelessness Committee meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Denver committee awards $25 million contract to Securitas security

A City Council committee approved Tuesday a $25 million contract with Securitas to provide security services citywide for three years. The proposal will advance to the full City Council for a vote, probably next week. The city awarded the contract to Securitas because the firm was able to meet its needs. Securitas also worked with the city to raise wages for city security guards and provide them with good health insurance.

‘I Have My Opinions’: Family Of Peyton Blitstein Speaks After Deadly Shooting Involving Former Police Officer

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – After six days when a 17-year-old boy, Peyton Blitstein, in Aurora was shot and killed, it’s still not clear at this point if any charges will be filed. Peyton’s family is speaking out. “You just hope that you know you can get the right information out so that people know who he actually was and what he was all about, and Peyton was an unbelievable person,” said Todd Blitstein, Peyton’s father. Peyton Blitstein (credit: Blitstein family) Blitstein said Peyton had many friends, loved the military and wanted to join the U.S. Air Force to become a fighter pilot upon...
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Boulder City Council approves final budget adjustment of the year

With one month left in 2021, Boulder has approved its final budget adjustment, primarily meant to account for unplanned expenditures and revenues ahead of the new year. Among other things, the nearly $18.5 million adjustment, approved unanimously in Tuesday’s Boulder City Council meeting, includes a $1.8 million transfer from the city’s telecommunications fund to its computer replacement fund.

‘We’re Hoping For Snow’: Unseasonable Warmth Means Some Colorado Businesses Are Still In Summer Mode

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (CBS4) – From homes to golf courses to construction sites, the unseasonably warm and dry weather is helping projects get ahead. “We haven’t transitioned out of summer season really, we’ve been doing still a couple of Air Conditioners here and there,” said Jeff Johnson, the Lead HVAC Technician at Brother’s Plumbing and Heating. “Usually we just get furnace installs this time of year, but we’re actually managing to do both,” said Johnson. Coils inside air conditioning units can’t be charged unless the temperature is over 60 degrees, so normally during the winter work on air conditioning units is paused until the...

Mask mandate draws complaints in Denver area as Omicron looms

The latest public health orders in the Denver metro area are generating complaints because residents are ignoring the mandate to wear masks indoors.Driving the news: Denver reported at least 78 complaints through midday Tuesday, but has issued no citations, according to the city. Tri-County Health has received at least 70 complaints in Arapahoe and Adams counties, CBS4 reports.Why it matters: State public health experts reiterated Tuesday that face masks — along with vaccines — are a key precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and avoid exceeding hospital capacity.State of play: Colorado COVID-related hospitalizations have decreased to 1,466 after...

Why one study says Denver metro's "true" unemployment is much higher

Data: Ludwig Institute; Map: Danielle Alberti/AxiosThe Denver metro area's effective unemployment rate was much higher during the pandemic than reported, one new economic analysis shows.The "true" number of people who were unemployed in 2020 hit 26.2%, considerably greater than the 7.5% rate posted in federal labor statistics, according to the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity.What they did: The institute factors in not just people who are out of work and looking for jobs, but also those employed in positions earning less than a living wage, writes Axios Twin Cities' Nick Halter.The livable salary threshold is $20,000 annually, according to...

Teens charged in shooting that wounded 3 students at Hinkley High School in Aurora

Three teens were charged Tuesday with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded three students in the parking lot of a suburban Denver high school. The charges against the three 16-year-old boys in the Nov. 19 shooting at Aurora’s Hinkley High School were filed in regular court but their lawyers will have a chance to argue that they should be prosecuted in juvenile court instead. The Associated Press does not typically name juveniles charged with crimes.

Career night for Jackson makes DU basketball history

DENVER — Denver senior guard Anna Jackson was on fire Friday night. The Pioneers sharpshooter played the game of her life against Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She scored a DU Division I record 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, tying the program’s three point set by Morgan Van Riper Rose's 10 triples against Air Force in December of 2014.