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    • The Grand Jury has Indicted a group known as “The Family”
      DENVER (AP) – Denver prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a group known as “The Family” on charges of committing crimes, some at gunpoint, to fuel their methamphetamine addiction. District Attorney Beth McCann announced the indictment Monday for 12 people, including a woman who was called “street mom” by her “street sons,” “brothers” and ...
    • The National Conference of State Legislatures Will Have Their Hands Full in 2021
      JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – State legislatures across the country will be convening in 2021 with a common theme at the center of their work. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to shape both their budget and policy debates. The executive director of the National Conference of State Legislatures says he expects lawmakers in over half ...
    • Second Set of Human Remains Found in Conejos County
      CONEJOS(AP) – Authorities have identified a second set of human remains found near a rural town in southern Colorado. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday the remains are those of 34-year-old Shayla Hammel, of Saguache. In early December, the CBI said another set of remains found in the area were those of 37-year-old Myron ...
    • Natural Gas System Vandalized
      ASPEN (AP) – Authorities are investigating the vandalism of Aspen’s natural gas system which left thousands of residents and visitors without gas in the middle of the busy holiday season. Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn says the FBI and state law enforcement officials are working with police to investigate the disruption, which began Saturday.  “Earth ...
    • Garfield County Commissioners Ease COVID Restaurant Restrictions
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Effectively immediately, restaurants in Garfield County can offer indoor dining at 50 percent capacity thanks to a resolution unanimously passed this morning by the Board of County Commissioners. The resolution was proposed last Thursday in response to the state health department’s order moving the county to level red on the COVID-19 dial due to ...
    • Economic Relief Program Considered for Western Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A tax relief program for new business owners and their employees is in the works for Garfield County. The catch is, to be eligible for the new Rural Jump Start Program,  the county must be designated as “economically distressed.”  Under the guidelines, only the western part of the county would qualify; Parachute, Rifle, Silt ...
    • Garfield County COVID Cases Climbing
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s COVID-19 numbers continue to soar. According to the latest report from the county’s public health department, 807 positive cases have been confirmed over the past two weeks for an average of 57 per day. The COVID-19 death toll is now up to 23. County Public Health Director Yvonne Long says she is ...
    • Pitkin County COVID Affidavit Program Proving Costly
      ASPEN— Pitkin County’s program requiring visitors to sign a coronavirus affidavit has resulted in some visitors canceling trips. Aspen Chamber Resort Association president Debbie Braun says  confusion over the program that began today is keeping many visitors out. The county is asking  visitors to sign an online affidavit that states they had a negative coronavirus ...
    • COVID Vaccine Arrives
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine. A FedEx driver delivered a box holding 975 frozen vials of the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech to Colorado’s health department laboratory in Denver today. Governor Jared Polis eagerly signed for the package. After opening the box, he ...
    • BREAKING: Garfield County Upgrading to Level Red
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County is being ordered by the state to move to level Red on the COVID-19 dial. The order came directly from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan and goes into effect Thursday, December 10th at 5 pm.  In her signed letter to the Board of County Commissioners, ...
    • High School Basketball Coverage Plans
      With most high school basketball teams starting their season this week and very little if any in-person attendance allowed, many of you have reached out to us asking how and where you can watch games. While we are proud to bring you our 23rd high school basketball season on the radio, all of the schools in ...
    • The Avalanche take up Residence in Southern California for Games with the Kings & Ducks
      LOS ANGELES— After going 1 and 1 at home last week against the St. Louis Blues, the Colorado Avalanche will be playing in a bubble for the next week in Southern California to take on the Los Angeles Kings in back to back games followed by two with the Anaheim Ducks.
    • Red Hot Buffs Men’s Team Preparing for Key PAC-12 Match Up with Huskies
      Colorado (11-3, 6-2) vs. Washington (1-11, 0-8) Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Washington looks for its fifth straight win over Colorado at Alaska Airlines Arena. The last victory for the Buffaloes at Washington was a 64-47 win on March 5, 2015. SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Washington’s Quade Green has averaged 15.4 points while Nate Roberts ...
    • Denver Nuggets Host Oklahoma City Tonight Before Week Long Road Trip
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets are expected to be without Michael Porter Jr. for a 10th straight game against Oklahoma City because of the league’s coronavirus protocols. Coach Michael Malone said after practice that Porter could join the team on the five-game trip that begins this week in Phoenix. The Nuggets are off to ...
    • Avalanche Stumble on Opening Night
      DENVER (AP) – Oskar Sundqvist scored twice, Jordan Binnington stopped 26 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 in the season opener for both teams. Jordan Kyrou also had a goal after being recalled from the taxi squad, and new addition Kyle Clifford added another as the Blues scored four unanswered. ...
    • The Broncos Welcome George Paton to the General Manager Position
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The new general manager of the Denver Broncos is 14-year Minnesota Vikings executive George Paton. He will report to John Elway who is keeping his title as president of football operations as he transitions out of the GM role he’s had for the last decade. Paton was among five candidates who interviewed ...
    • Nuggets Hit .500 for the First Time This Season
      NEW YORK (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in another short night, and the Denver Nuggets reached .500 for the first time this season with a 114-89 victory over the New York Knicks last night. The Nuggets opened 1-4 after reaching the Western Conference finals last season, but have ...
    • CU – UCLA Game Canceled
      LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ninth-ranked UCLA will not play Colorado this afternoon because the Bruins do not have enough healthy players. Coach Cori Close says the Bruins will not meet the Pac-12 Conference’s minimum of seven healthy scholarship players ahead of the game. UCLA is hoping to reschedule the game for later in the season. ...
    • The Nuggets Beat The Timberwolves in High Scoring Game
      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jamal Murray scored a season-high 36 points, Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-109 on Sunday night. Murray kept Denver afloat while Jokic dealt with early foul trouble for the second straight game. ...
    • Broncos Fall To Raiders in the Last Few Seconds of the Last Game of the Season
      DENVER (AP) – The Las Vegas Raiders rallied to beat the Denver Broncos 32-31 on Darren Waller’s 2-point conversion catch with 27 seconds left. Josh Jacobs’ 1-yard TD run had brought the Raiders within a point. The Raiders won despite committing four turnovers to a Broncos team that had managed just a dozen takeaways coming ...