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Denver Police investigate officer-involved shooting

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in the area of East Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street, Sunday. DPD responded to a report of a man firing shots into a vehicle near East Colfax Avenue and Uinta Street, according to DPD Division Chief Ron Thomas.
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Denver aims to become to national leader in homelessness resolution

Denver is striving to become a leader other policymakers look to when it comes to tackling homelessness.Why it matters: Addressing the issue has taken on new urgency in cities across the country over the past year, as officials grapple with a growing unhoused population and the need to preserve public safety during the coronavirus pandemic.Driving the news: At a news conference Thursday honoring the city's third sanctioned homeless campsite at Regis University, Denver's public safety director Murphy Robinson acknowledged "many safe outdoor spaces to come," investments he said would set "a precedent for the nation." Based on two previous...

Why An Arvada Eco-Village Is Fighting To Keep Out Natural Gas

In the booming suburbs north of Denver, Norbert Klebl has built a different sort of development. The Geos Neighborhood packs dense, energy-smart homes against a forested creek in Arvada. Some of its green design elements are obvious. Unlike hulking mansions nearby, the units are long and narrow, so large windows can soak up winter sunshine. Each roof boasts a solar array. A herd of goats even grazes a shared open space.

The day we visited the Denver Zoo’s new hospital, vets had to make a hard decision about Koko, a 17-year-old porcupine

Dozens of little kids stuck their noses to the glass windows and watched as workers pushed Koko, the prehensile-tailed porcupine, into the operating room. The Denver Zoo resident is 17, pretty old for her species, and has been dealing with some dental and intestinal problems. It was time for her medical team to check in on her status. In particular, a stone had developed in her stomach and was probably causing ulcers. They put Koko to sleep, gently slipped her out of her crate and attached a mask equipped with anesthetic gas onto her nose.
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For Denver sports, it’s still the Broncos and everyone else.

As time expired on the Denver Nuggets Sunday night, it again became apparent that aspirations for Denver sports success best not lie in the hands of other professional sports teams that call the city home. Earlier in the week, Denver sports fans watched as the Colorado Avalanche, after dominating in...

Ruling Dems stymied by state's libertarian bent

As usual, the hefty Democratic majorities in the Colorado state legislature spent much of their time fighting against the libertarian spirit of Colorado voters rather than the opposition party Republicans. That is a summary view of the 2021 session of the Colorado state Senate and state House of Representatives. On...
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Four People Killed And Several Injured Due To Shootings And Stabbings In Denver And Arvada

In the last couple of days there have been a series of crimes involving stabbings and shootings in the Denver metro area, and in the city of Arvada. The series of events began early Thursday morning when a man was stabbed near 20th and Broadway. The man was immediately hospitalized with what the police have confirmed to be serious injuries. After the stabbing, a person was shot on E. Dartmouth Ave and was also taken to the hospital. As of now, Denver police have not confirmed that there was an arrest in either the stabbing or the shooting.
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Concerning Signs in New Colorado COVID-19 Data

Mask use is becoming increasingly rare at major metro Denver retail outlets. The undertone of official messaging about the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to recall that moment in 2003 after the U.S. attack on Afghanistan whenPresident George W. Bush stood on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in front of a sign reading "Mission Accomplished." While the latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment includes some upbeat developments, mostly regarding hospitalizations, other stats related to rising case counts and deaths, plus the slower-than-hoped rate of vaccinations, make it clear the disease is far from defeated.