Southwest Airlines plans to furlough 556 Denver airport workers

Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier operating at Denver International Airport, informed the state Thursday that it would furlough 556 of its Colorado employees unless it can reach agreements with four of its unions on cost-cutting measures or obtain more federal assistance from Congress. “The involuntary furlough will take place next year unless we reach cost-saving […]

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Metro Denver housing market running on fumes

Metro Denver’s housing market showed signs of running out of gas and stalling last month, with sales dropping sharply and higher-priced homes dominating a dwindling supply of available listings, according to a report Thursday from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. The number of residential properties available for sale in metro Denver dropped to 3,415 […]

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Here are the 10 COVID-19 relief bills Colorado lawmakers just passed

Colorado lawmakers gave final passage to 10 bills and more than $300 million in spending on Wednesday, the third and final day of the special legislative session for COVID-19 relief. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and the Democrats who control both chambers of the legislature had planned for a limited session focused on seven priority areas, […]

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The East Troublesome fire is 100% contained

The East Troublesome fire, the second largest wildfire in Colorado history, is now 100% contained. Fire officials on Monday declared full containment of the 193,812-acre, almost 303 square miles, fire, which started on Oct. 14 about 15 miles northeast of Kremmling. “Pockets of isolated heat still exist” within the widespread fire perimeter, but containment lines […]

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Elijah McClain wire statue by Reed Bmore goes up near Colorado’s Capitol

Artist Reed Bmore’s memorial to Elijah McClain hangs above the Colorado State Capitol in this image from the artist’s Instagram page. (Provided by Reed Bmore) Just north of the Colorado State Capitol, a thin but recognizable image swims into view as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians approach the intersection of Sherman Street and East 18th Avenue. […]

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Sledding accident in Park County claims life of 11-year-old girl

A young girl died Friday night after sliding under a truck that was towing her in a sled along a snow-packed road in Park County, according to Denver Channel 7. The driver, identified by the Colorado State Patrol as Roberto Jaramillo Herrera of Forney, Texas, was pulling four sleds on the back of a 2018 […]

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Adult Play-Doh, stores that ship

By JOSEPH PISANI and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, The Associated Press NEW YORK — The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. Toy companies are targeting stuck-at-home grown-ups with latte-smelling Play-Doh and Legos that turn into Warhols. Those who added a puppy to their family during the pandemic will see tons of […]

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Denver officers, Adams County sheriff deputies justified in shooting and killing man who held woman hostage in Denver backyard, DA says

Two Denver police officers and three Adams County deputies were justified in shooting and killing a 33-year-old man in September who allegedly fired at officers during a high-speed car chase before holding a woman hostage at gunpoint, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said in a news release. “The officers in this situation were confronted with […]

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