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Denver Deputy Quits Over Vaccine Mandate, Says It ‘Was The Last Straw’

DENVER (CBS4) – Craig Greeno, a Denver Sheriff Department deputy, worked his last shift on Thursday and left the job he held for 9 years, saying “It was the vaccine order that put me over the edge.” (credit: CBS) Greeno, who guarded inmates at Denver Health Medical Center for the department, said leaving a job that paid him around $90,000 a year, including overtime, was bittersweet, but he said “I don’t like to be told I don’t have a choice. It’s a personal decision.” In August, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced that all city employees would have to be vaccinated by the end...
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Littleton Police Officer Seriously Injured After Being Shot Several Times By Suspect

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – A Littleton police officer who was shot several times is in the hospital in serious but stable condition. The shooter is still on the loose and police are looking for another person as well. “This is yet another example of the tragedies that our officers face and the risks that they take every single day and night out there,” said Police Chief Doug Stephens. “They put their lives on the line and I’m just tremendously proud of all of them.” (credit: CBS) The shooting happened just before midnight on South Bannock Street and West Powers Place, when officers were...
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Does Denver have a drinking problem?

When it comes to people who drink in Denver, I have seen some hot messes. I’ve seen young women lose their dinner after stumbling down 16th Street mall. I’ve seen cocky muscle-heads trying to be macho and pick fights with one another outside the bars near Coors Field.
Denver Post

Remains of Gabby Petito positively identified by Teton County coroner

Investigators confirmed Tuesday that a body found in Wyoming is that of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue positively identified the missing 22-year-old woman’s remains, according to the Denver Office of the FBI. Petito disappeared on a cross-country van trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, 23, authorities...
Summit Daily News

Dillon shoots down emergency short-term rental moratorium

The Dillon Town Council unanimously voted against placing a moratorium on the issuance of new short-term rental licenses in town during its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21. The town had an emergency ordinance on the agenda, which would have established a moratorium on new short-term rental licenses in town between Sept. 29 and April 30, 2022. The topic was broached in part due to recent legislation passed by Summit County and the town of Breckenridge.

Hispanic Neighborhoods In Denver Metro Area With High COVID Hospitalizations Consistently Have Poorer Air Quality

DENVER (CBS4)– Where you live could determine how sick you get from COVID-19, a CBS4 analysis of government data has found. Research indicates chronic fine particle air pollution exposure can increase the risk of death from COVID-19 – a tough reality for some poorer, predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods in the Denver metro area, which CBS4 has found regularly face higher air pollution levels than other more affluent areas. (credit: CBS) CBS4 Investigates analyzed data from eight state-run air quality monitors in the Denver metro area. Ninety-five out of 242 days measured so far this year, the Globeville monitor measured the worst fine particle...

FBI Denver: Remains Found In Wyoming Are Of Gabby Petito

(CBS4) – On Sept. 21, FBI Denver announced the Teton County Coroner’s Office confirmed the remains found on Sunday at a dispersed camping site are of Gabby Petito. They add the coroner’s office has initially ruled the death a homicide, but the cause is still pending. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results. — FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 21, 2021 Petito disappeared while on a cross-country van trip with...

Why will flags be at half-staff on Tuesday in Colorado?

DENVER (KDVR) — Governor Jared Polis has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings Tuesday from sunrise to sunset. The order is to honor South Metro Fire Rescue Firefighter Paramedic Anthony Palato, who passed away on Sept. 15 following a battle with occupational cancer. South Metro...

Man guilty of murder over $300 tow fee

DENVER (KDVR) — A jury found 28-year-old Victor Arenas-Foote guilty of first- and second-degree murder after approximately eight hours of deliberations on Sept. 17. Paul Dakan was shot in the back of the head on Dec. 15, 2019 near the intersection of East 48th Avenue and Washington Street. Dakan was 36 years old.

Woman reported missing in El Paso County may be in Denver

DENVER — A woman who was reported missing in El Paso County last week may be in the Denver area, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Angelita Godinez, 25, was reported missing around 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Deputies said she was released from the El Paso County Jail on Sept. 8. The person who reported her missing had last spoken to her on Sept. 5, according to the sheriff's office.

Man sentenced to 16 years for Wheat Ridge killing

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — One of four people arrested in connection with the 2019 death of a Wheat Ridge man was sentenced Friday to 16 years in the Department of Corrections (DOC), according to the First Judicial District Attorney's office. Jonathan Montoya pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other charges...
Colorado Daily

Boulder sex assault suspect set for trial in 2022

A Boulder man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had a protection order against him is set for trial in 2022. Geoffrey Morris, 45, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Boulder District Court to sexual assault, attempting to influence a public servant, menacing, tampering with physical evidence and violation of a protection order.