Fraudsters Cause Increase in Unemployment Claims

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says an unusual spike in new unemployment claims in the week after Christmas was caused by fraudsters. New unemployment claims from out-of-work Colorado residents increased 63.4% in the week after Christmas compared to the week prior. The state labor department says it will conduct a … Read more

BLM Approves North Fork Drilling Projects

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved for a second time two drilling projects in Colorado after considering a court-ordered greenhouse gas assessment of the development’s environmental impacts. The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 metric … Read more

Surprise Medical Billing Could Soon be Completely Eliminated

DENVER – Colorado passed a bill in 2019 limiting the “surprise bills” patients receive when they get medical care from someone who hasn’t reached an agreement with their insurance company. Most providers, including doctors and hospitals, already can’t bill patients for what their insurance didn’t cover if they received care in an emergency. But the … Read more

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. … Read more

Avalanche Forecasters Concerned with Repeating Pattern from 2020

DENVERĀ  – Skiers and snowboarders flocked to the backcountry almost immediately after resorts across the country shut down last spring because of COVID-19. The number of human-triggered avalanches skyrocketed as a result. Now, with another ski season getting underway, avalanche forecasters are concerned that the backcountry will again lure many people who are trying to … Read more

Colorado COVID Relief Fund Shutdown

DENVER (AP) – A statewide relief fund for those in need because of the pandemic has been taken offline after raising nearly $23 million since March. A spokeswoman for Gov. Jared Polis says a seventh and likely final round of grants was recently distributed and that the state is working with the philanthropic community and … Read more

Nuggets Prevail Over Rockets

DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for the 42nd triple-double of his career, and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 124-111 for their first win of the season. Jamal Murray added 21 points before leaving with 4:05 remaining in the third quarter after a collision in … Read more

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 … Read more

Colorado State Beats Fresno State

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – David Roddy had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Colorado State to a 75-53 win over Fresno State. Orlando Robinson led the Bulldogs with 14 points and 10 rebounds.