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Fitness instructor fired after gym fight

DENVER — A fitness instructor in Denver has been fired after a fight broke out during his class, according to attendees of his workout class. It was all caught on tape. Now, some members of the instructor's class said it's not fair that he was let go by the gym.
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Bustang releases its 2022 Broncos game transportation schedule

Broncos Country is preparing for the upcoming NFL season and so is Bustang.Bustang is prepared for its season too, as the Bustang to Broncos schedule is active now on the transportation service's website. Bustang to Broncos Preseason Service:Saturday, Aug. 13: Denver vs. Dallas Cowboys, 7 p.m. kickoffSaturday, Aug. 27: Denver vs. Minnesota Vikings, 7 p.m. kickoffSchedule: (times are approximate):Colorado Springs to Empower Field at Mile High:2:45 p.m. Departure: Tejon/Nevada Park & Ride 3:00 p.m. Departure: Downtown Terminal3:15 p.m. Departure: Woodmen Road Park & Ride3:40 p.m. Departure: Monument Park & Ride5:30 p.m. Arrival at Empower Field at Mile High, Lot AFort Collins...
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Rental assistance still available in Denver

(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver still has more than $2 million available in federal rental assistance, city officials said Wednesday. The remarks were made during the Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee meeting. Melissa Thate from the Department of Housing Stability gave the council an update on the city’s rental assistance programs.

Unidentified man found dead at park southwest of Denver

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a deceased male was found at Flying J Ranch Park, near Conifer, on August 9. The discovery of the deceased male followed the park being shut down while rescue crews scoured the area starting August 8. While the park had been closed during the "search for a missing person," it was later stated that the body that was found could not be identified.

Man's body found in area of Flying J Ranch Park in missing person search

Investigators found a man dead in the area of the Flying J Ranch Park trailhead northwest of Conifer on Tuesday. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office originally responded to the area on a missing person report. According to the sheriff's office, when investigators where on scene of the trailhead, they found a vehicle that belonged to the missing person. Investigators were conducting the search as early as 5 a.m. In an update just after 12:30 p.m., the sheriff's office confirmed the search was over when the body of a man was found. CBS4 was told investigators could not identify the body on Tuesday, and the condition made it impossible to immediately report a possible cause of death.The sheriff's office did say there was no indication "foul play" was involved,

Avalanche Notebook: More On MacKinnon Next Deal, Kadri/Isles Rumors Swirl

A good Tuesday to all. About a 100-degree day in Denver, or so it feels. I have red hair, so I hate heat and the sun (in large doses). I absolutely mean this: My favorite days are fall, cool, partially rainy days. Some NHL notes, links here, starting with more on my story last night of Nathan MacKinnon seeking to be the highest-paid player in the NHL with his next deal:

Arvada Center offering intimate 'Front Porch' concerts

The Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities has it's Summer Concert Series, which brings in touring acts and local favorites for shows at it's outdoor amphitheater. But in addition to that, The Arvada Center is also hosting smaller concerts on its "Front Porch."The Front Porch series features local bands playing on the patio just outside the Center. The space can hold about 120 people max, at patio tables and outdoor chairs. Food and cocktails are also available. "I like the set up. It's casual and it's entertaining, and it's usually very nice weather-wise," said Iris Osberg, a longtime supporter of...

Broncos sport NFL's richest, most diverse ownership group

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos now sport the wealthiest owner in the NFL and the league’s most diverse ownership group. Four of the six members of the Walton-Penner ownership group, which was welcomed into the NFL this week, are either women or minorities. Walmart heir Rob Walton, the oldest child of Walmart co-founder Sam Walton, bought the Broncos along with his daughter, Carrie Walton Penner, and her husband, for $4.65 billion, a global record for a professional sports franchise. Walton said Wednesday that his son-in-law, Greg Penner, will serve as CEO of the team. Penner said he’ll soon hire a team president. Those roles had been held by Joe Ellis, who is staying on this year as an advisor.

Walton-Penner ownership group greets Broncos Country

For the first time since receiving unanimous approval, the other members of the Walton-Penner ownership group greeted Broncos Country.  "It is such an honor and a privilege to be an owner of this remarkable organization," said Mellody Hobson, a renowned businesswoman. "The moment is humbling and it's historical and yet I feel at home.  Both Hobson and Dr. Condoleezza Rice make history as the first Black women to be part of an original ownership group in the NFL. Both say the group of new owners want to make an impact beyond the field.  "This is a great tradition, a great...

Ryan McMahon hits longest homer by a Colorado Rockies player at Coors Field

Ryan McMahon hit a 495-foot homer for the longest drive by a Colorado player at Coors Field, Randal Grichuk went 5 for 5 and the Rockies routed St. Louis 16-5 Tuesday night, ending the Cardinals' seven-game winning streak. "It felt really good," McMahon said. "After you hit it you don't have very much control over it, but it's pretty cool to hit it like that." Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas, an All-Star this season, was tagged for 10 runs and 14 hits in just 2 2/3 innings. C.J. Cron homered and doubled to drive in five runs and Grichuk also connected...

DPD's Timothy Hyatt arrest: investigation of internet luring of child

Denver Police Officer Timothy Hyatt has been arrested for investigation of internet luring a child. Hyatt turned himself into the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. Hyatt, 45, was arrested following an investigation that originated in Jefferson County. According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the investigation began in February when Hyatt began communication with whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Investigators said that Hyatt used multiple social media platforms and a variety of online identities and that during the virtual interactions, Hyatt made many sexually explicit advances toward the young teen. Based on the information given, investigators were able to confirm Hyatt's identity. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday where he will be advised of the charges against him. A judge is also expected to make a decision regarding bond. Hyatt joined the Denver Police Department in 2005 and was most recently assigned as a sergeant within the patrol division. He has been placed on non-paid administrative leave due to the felony arrest.  

Denver police chief calls on public to do more to curb crime

Denver Police chief Paul Pazen on Tuesday urged the public to contact their elected officials with their concerns over rising crime rates.Driving the news: Pazen said the city has recorded 60 homicides so far this year, and is on pace to not only exceed last year's total (96), but break Denver's all-time annual high of 100 homicides set in 1981. The police chief said homicides are having a disproportionate impact on African American, Asian American and Latino residents, who make up 85% of murder victims in Denver.What he's saying: Pazen blamed repeat offenders for driving up the city's crime, and...

Sensory Bus makes large events accessible for neurodivergent people

The Autism Community Store in Aurora is developing a new tool that will help neurodiverse people navigate large community events. The Sensory Bus is specifically designed to be a refuge. "People can choose the color that feels calming to them and their senses," said Shannon Sullivan, as she showed CBS4 the array of colors that light the interior. Sullivan is cofounder of the Autism Community Store and the designer of the Sensory Bus. She's fitting it based on scientific research and years of personal experience. "There's good research around the fact that nature is calming for people," Sullivan explained. There...

Castle Rock responds to teen victims of car wreck

Castle Rock community members are coming together to support the families of four teens involved in a head-on car wreck around midnight Aug. 5. A man in a Toyota Forerunner crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a Honda pick-up truck head-on while heading north on an Interstate-25 frontage road near mile marker 179. The driver of the Toyota, identified as Ricky Avalos-Trujillo, 25, sustained minimal injuries and was arrested at the scene for vehicular homicide. Authorities suspect Avalos-Trujillo was driving while under the influence.

Electric school buses aim to save money, help keep air clean

As a new statewide program aims to clean up Colorado's air by helping schools transition to electric buses. There is both state and federal money to help pay for the buses and charging stations.Along with the environmental benefits, electric buses save schools money on fuel and maintenance costs.They can put that into the classroom by paying teachers better, reducing class size and adding enrichment programs.Aurora Public Schools already has seven electric school buses. The superintendent points out the electric buses also reduce noise pollution on the campuses and in the community.