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Power play: Gabriel Landeskog slings chicken at Raising Cane's

Colorado Avalanche fans got a special treat with their drive-thru lunch order on Wednesday. Avs star left winger and captain Gabriel Landeskog served up chicken to hungry fans in Aurora.The Avs are set to celebrate coming home with the Stanley Cup with a Stanley Cup parade, rally setup underway in Civic Center Park on Thursday.Landeskog passed out box combo meals to everyone in the drive-thru at 14241 E. Alameda Ave. for an hour on Thursday. 
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Jeremy Rocha charged in deadly shooting on I-70

The 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office has filed charges against Jeremy Jacob Rocha in the deadly shooting on I-70 that stemmed from a street racing incident. The shooting happened June 18 in Aurora along I-70 between Tower Road and Colfax Avenue.John Jaros died in the presence of his wife and three children after shots were fired into their truck from potential street racers.  Aurora police investigators said that traffic was stopped on I-70 between Tower Road and 470 for a street racing event. That's when Jaros, 37, went around the stopped traffic and police said Rocha fired multiple shots, killing him. Jaros lived in Estes Park and was the Assistant Chief of Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department. Rocha, 20, was arrested in Commerce City last week. He faces charges of first-degree murder, criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree and crime of violence, which is a sentence enhancer. Rochais scheduled to appear in court on July 27 in Adams County District Court.
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Man serving time for federal drug charge walks away from facility

LITTLETON, Colo. — An inmate serving a 10-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood in Littleton escaped by walking away from a minimum-security satellite campus, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. Victor Alonso Alderete, 29, was discovered missing from the satellite camp which is adjacent to the...

Aurora council votes to strike down 65-year-old ban on ice cream trucks

AURORA | For more than 60 years, the warm streets of Aurora have been uninviting to the ice cream trucks of the greater Denver area, turned away by laws that prohibit them from operating in the city. That will likely change this summer, as the Aurora City Council voted unanimously...

School district agrees to sale of Toepfer, Sweetwater parks to county

After more than a year of negotiations, the Douglas County commissioners and school district came to an official agreement on June 28 to sale two parks to the county. According to the approved agreement, the county will pay the school district around $1.1 million. The total includes $675,000 for the school district’s interest in Toepfer Park and another $461,000 in compensation for Sweetwater Park.

Tight Democratic primary contest for Arapahoe County commissioner seat close but widening

AURORA | The Democratic primary candidates vying for a seat on Arapahoe County’s board of commissioners are currently separated by just 108 votes. After being exactly tied yesterday, as of Thursday afternoon candidate Leslie Summey has received 5,303 votes to Regina Edmondson’s 5,194. The candidates are competing in the Democratic primary for the District Four county commissioner seat, which represents north Arapahoe County and portions of the City of Aurora. Bob Roth is the sole Republican candidate. The winner will replace current commissioner Nancy Jackson, a Democrat who is serving her third term.

Man shot, injured Tuesday night in central Aurora while inside car

AURORA | Few details were released after Aurora police said an unidentified man was shot while inside his car Tuesday night in east central Aurora. Police said officers responded to reports of the shooting at about 8 p.m. “One man shot in his car,” police said on social media. “He...

Derrick White from a division two star at UCCS to playing in the NBA Finals

Two weeks ago, Derrick White was playing in the NBA Finals. This week, the former UCCS Mountain Lion and CU Buff returned to his home town in Parker for a basketball camp. “This is where I grew up. This is my hometown. This is where I worked out. This is where I played basketball my The post Derrick White from a division two star at UCCS to playing in the NBA Finals appeared first on KRDO.

505 Southwestern Celebrates Year-Long Anniversary

Coloradans hold green chile dear as any four-corner state. We dance with regionally-influenced foods, from California-style burritos and Tijuana-style tacos to fresh and fire-roasted chiles scored at markets, sides of highways, and grocery stores alike. It’s all West, Southwest food culture. Cooking green chile often comes in the form of unfolding those roasted chiles into stews and sauces across our family dinner tables. Or, for both convenience and flavor’s sake, we can reach for: 505 Southwestern.

Centennial shop to host community blood drive July 1

Responding to calls for more blood donations, Centennial shop Curate: A Local Mercantile will host a community blood drive at 8242 S. University Blvd. from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, July 1. The shop has partnered with Vitalant, a national nonprofit that hosts about 60,000 blood drives annually, to host...

Arapahoe County Foundational Board of Health to select director for new health department

AURORA | After nominating a sole finalist earlier this month, Arapahoe County’s new Foundational Board of Health will make a final decision about who will lead the county’s health department at its second meeting Wednesday afternoon. After being established as part of Arapahoe County’s ongoing plans to stand...