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Hold the Phone. Did Colorado Just Make It Legal to Text and Drive?

In this Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, a driver uses an iPhone while driving in Los Angeles, Calif. The electronic signs above Colorado highways offer a warning to drivers who reach for their cellphones: “New texting law fines increased to $300.” What it doesn’t mention: Texting while driving is now legal in Colorado as Read more about Hold the Phone. Did Colorado Just Make It Legal to Text and Drive?[…]

Denver Zoo Ceo Exits; No Reason Given

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – Shannon Block, who has been president and CEO of Denver Zoo for more than three years, “is no longer leading the cultural institution,” the zoo announced late Friday in a curt statement. The statement did not state a reason for Block’s exit, and a spokesman said the zoo would have no Read more about Denver Zoo Ceo Exits; No Reason Given[…]

Tornado Watch Issued for Northern Colorado, Including Larimer and Weld Counties

Forecasters issued a tornado watch through 8 p.m. Monday for a wide swath of northeastern Colorado, including the cities of Fort Collins and Greeley, The watch covers Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Washington and Weld counties. It also extends into parts of Wyoming and Nebraska, the National Weather Service said. Under a tornado watch, residents are urged Read more about Tornado Watch Issued for Northern Colorado, Including Larimer and Weld Counties[…]

House Flipping in Denver, Colorado Springs booming

House flipping in the Denver metro area is becoming more popular than other parts of the country. DENVER — House flipping in the Denver metro area is becoming more popular than other parts of the country, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. The real-estate data company looked at 2,000 counties around the country and found that Read more about House Flipping in Denver, Colorado Springs booming[…]

Organizers appeal decision to ban their 420 rally in Denver

(Photo: JASON CONNOLLY, This content is subject to copyright.) DENVER – The organizers of Denver’s 4/20 rally filed an appeal on Friday to fight for their right to party once again next year. Mayor Hancock criticized the rally for glorifying illegal public smoking, and the noise, and the trash. The city took away the organizers’ Read more about Organizers appeal decision to ban their 420 rally in Denver[…]

Two Colorado students advance to next round in National Spelling Bee

Faith Baca of Aurora competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. on May 31, 2017. WASHINGTON — A pair of Coloradans are still in the hunt at the Scripps National Spelling Bee after both middle-school students nailed their first words Wednesday at the annual competition. Ben Lenger of Niwot, a seventh-grader at Read more about Two Colorado students advance to next round in National Spelling Bee[…]

Denver families and friends gather to honor the fallen soldiers they loved

Family and friends filled POC Hall to honor fallen veterans as part of the 18th Annual Veterans Memorial Day Tribute on Saturday, May 27. The downtown streets were cold and dreary Saturday, the sidewalk darkening from the drizzling rain, but the POF Hall just south of the State Capitol had propped its large doors open. Read more about Denver families and friends gather to honor the fallen soldiers they loved[…]

Hailstorm that hammered western suburbs May 8 is costliest ever for Colorado

The hailstorm that pounded west metro Denver with golf ball and baseball-sized stones on May 8 will rank as the most expensive in state history, according to estimates Tuesday from the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. The insurance industry trade group estimates that 150,000 auto insurance and 50,000 homeowners insurance claims will be filed, generating Read more about Hailstorm that hammered western suburbs May 8 is costliest ever for Colorado[…]

With Coors Field as the catalyst, beer and baseball became forever intertwined in downtown Denver

Editor’s note: One of an occasional series on the 25th year of Major League Baseball in Denver. In the 1880s, St. Louis Browns owner Chris von der Ahe became the forefather in the long link between beer and baseball when he renovated Sportsman’s Park and added a beer garden in the right-field corner. On the Read more about With Coors Field as the catalyst, beer and baseball became forever intertwined in downtown Denver[…]