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Young Bear Barrels Into Loveland Safeway and Then Out Again

It was not your average Friday at the Safeway off of Wilson and Eisenhower in Loveland on Friday, June 24, 2022. Shoppers and staffers were treated to an usual shopper. Luckily, this young bear looked more like a big dog than a bear, otherwise it may have been a very frightening situation. Let's call the bear "Sophia," as, according to the Reporter-Herald, she headed straight to the pasta aisle.
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COVER STORY | Colorado ends free DMV driving tests, forces drivers to spend hundreds at private companies

It took two months and around $175 for Vivian Tran to get her driver's license in the summer of 2020. Tran said she scheduled her written test in May and took it at the DMV in June – only to learn she had to go somewhere else for the road test. She eventually secured a walk-in test at a private driving school in July, though she had to wait five hours to take it. Tran then traveled from Aurora to Boulder to find an available DMV to process her test, finally getting her license at the end of July.
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'Express it peacefully': Tensions high in Fort Collins after Roe v. Wade overturned

A mix of elation, anger and disbelief converged in Fort Collins on Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, the court's landmark 1973 decision that decriminalized abortion nationwide. About 1,500 abortion-rights protesters chanting familiar slogans like "abortion rights are human rights" and "this is what Democracy looks like" took to the...

Bear stuck in tree in Loveland captured

LOVELAND, Colo. — A 2-year-old bear was caught in a tree in Loveland on Friday morning, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). CPW tweeted out video from the incident showing the bear up a tree near a Safeway on North Wilson Avenue and Highway 34. Officials said multiple...
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Residents gather to condemn U.S. Supreme Court’s decision

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, more than 100 people gathered in downtown Longmont along Main Street and 6th Avenue to protest. In addition to carrying a sign that said, “Nobody should be forced to go through this,” Elsa Frey also was carrying her 40-week-old unborn baby at Friday’s event.

$827 million in federal COVID relief bails out Denver transit

(The Center Square) – The regional transit system that covers Denver, Aurora and Boulder received hundreds of millions of dollars in additional federal money at a time when ridership and fare revenue dropped significantly. In 2019, the federal government gave the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) $200.3 million. Throughout...
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Boulder promotes interim CFO to permanent role

Boulder’s Interim Chief Financial Officer Kara Skinner has been promoted to the ongoing role, filling a leadership position that’s been vacant since November. Skinner, whose permanent position is effective immediately, has served in Boulder’s finance department since 2017 when she was hired as the city’s assistant finance director.

George Jake Knaub (1927 - 2022)

George Jake Knaub peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility in Fort Collins with his wife at his side. He was 94 years old. George was a prime example of "America's Greatest Generation." His funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Andy Griess officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with Military Honors rendered by the United States Army Funeral Honor Guard, and the Gering American Legion Post #36. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24, at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff from 4-7pm. It is respectfully requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials in George’s honor be made in care of Zion Church in Scottsbluff, or Colorado Visiting Nurses Association Hospice Care. Online condolences may be made by viewing George’s memorial page at
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Fresh Thymes Eatery owner opens sister restaurant next door

The owner of Fresh Thymes Eatery has expanded her Boulder culinary footprint, opening a new concept right next to the original 30th Street eatery. The new establishment, which opened last month and is called Bodega, is a healthier twist on the classic urban corner store concept. “Something that’s really important...
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Faculty promotion and tenure raises approved

Effective July 1, 2022, the raise for promotion to tenured associate professor at CU Boulder will increase from $2,000 to $6,500, while the raise for promotion to full professor will increase from $3,000 to $10,500. The raises will go into effect for faculty receiving promotions in the current cycle. CU...

Dad Tased, Family Dog Choked: Latest Claims Against Loveland Police

The Loveland Police Department has been under scrutiny for a number of controversial incidents over the past year or so, including the rough arrest of an elderly dementia patient, Karen Garner, that resulted in a $3 million settlement and assertions made in a March lawsuit that the department has been running a DUI arrest scheme for "money and sport."

These housing markets are hotter than ever. But water is running out

According to local lore, in the early 1800’s French-Canadian fur traders were caught in a dreadful snowstorm, and, to lighten their load, they buried large amounts of poudre (gunpowder) in a cache (hiding place) along the banks of a river. Today, the Cache la Poudre River runs through modern-day Fort Collins, Colorado.