By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post
In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year – which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.
Big news from the most iconic landmark in Denver. No, we’re not talking about the Capitol building or Clock Tower — it’s My Brother’s Bar. We just got word that the legendary bar is changing ownership after 47 years.
MONARCH — When Bob Nicolls led his investment group to buy the 800-acre Monarch ski area in 2002, the ski resort industry was listing heavily toward real estate.
Without condos to sell, it was almost impossible to make money.
WHAT: 235 South Eudora Street is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom single-family home in Denver’s Hilltop Neighborhood.
SIZE: 6,084 square feet. $883 per square foot.
A pair of teenage girls planned to commit a mass shooting at their Mountain Vista High School last year before killing themselves, according to an arrest affidavit unsealed Friday, which also shows at least one of the two had researched — and possibly taken steps to obtain — guns.
The conductor shouted “All aboard!” as stragglers scurried to the train with coffee in hand, their ski and snowboarding equipment already safely tucked inside the Winter Park Express.
The last few hopped on and the train slowly rolled out of Union Station just as the pink sunrise began to overtake the sky Saturday morning, signaling the return of train service from Denver to Winter Park after a seven-year drought.
By Holly Ramer, Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. — While both college debt and the “boomerang” phenomenon are growing, a new study casts doubt on the notion that staggering student loans are driving young adults back to their parents’ doorsteps.
State transportation officials will accelerate the process to begin construction on widening Interstate 25 between Denver and Colorado Springs, saying they’ve decided the work can’t wait as traffic continues to build along the busy corridor.
The raft was lined up perfectly for the massive rapid.
The Colorado-based team — eight accomplished paddlers on sliding seats atop a 48-foot custom raft designed to fly down the Grand Canyon — was on pace for a record.
Colorado’s voter-passed Amendment 41 put the clamp down on most gifts to government officials and employees a decade ago — but not in the state’s largest cities, which have set or kept less-restrictive local ethics rules.
After his little brother died of Oxycontin abuse, Jeremiah Lindemann tried volunteering in a rehab center for people addicted to opioids.
He felt awkward, unhelpful and sad, so he stopped. Years would pass before Lindemann, a mapping software engineer from Thornton, found a way to honor his brother and, at the same time, help other families grieving loved ones who overdosed on opioids.
The number of homicides spiked 11.5 percent in Denver last year — the second year in a row the city saw an increase — even while overall rates for violent and property crimes held steady in 2016.
By Ed O’Keefe and Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post
A top ethics official has warned that plans to confirm Donald Trump’s top Cabinet choices before background examinations are complete are unprecedented and have overwhelmed government investigators responsible for the reviews.
Colorado is one of 35 worldwide semifinalists vying to build a hyperloop, proposing a 40-mile high-speed link between Denver International Airport and Greeley.
Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One received 2,600 proposals in five months to build the levitation-based technology that would carry passengers and cargo at speeds of up to 700 mph, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
By Amy B. Wang, The Washington Post
It’s no secret that teenagers love social media.
Members of “Generation Z” can spend up to nine hours a day sharing photos on Instagram, consuming “content” on YouTube and talking to friends on Snapchat.
WASHINGTON — Plans by Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency have sent tremors across Colorado, with activists and accountants both preparing for a seismic shift in policy.
Coal miner Bowie Resource Partners is abandoning its plan to convert coal waste into electricity and diesel fuel at its idled Bowie #2 mine near Paonia.
A man who got tangled in an Arapahoe Basin chairlift Wednesday morning and was hanging unconscious by his neck, was cut down by a professional slackliner who climbed a lift tower, slid app
Laura Dern has been a clutch hitter for dozens of filmmakers going back to the 1980s.
The innocence and vulnerability she portrayed in dark, moody David Lynch films like “Blue Velvet” and “Wild at Heart” did nothing to prepare audiences for her wildly different roles in Steven Spielberg’s big-budget “Jurassic Park,” or Alexander Payne’s withering satire “Citizen Ruth.”
CRESTED BUTTE — Scraping shovels. Beeping backhoes. Bomb blasts.
The Crested Butte powder-day alarm clock.
Check the pow cam. Damn. It’s game time, once again.
The number of people who died in Colorado’s jails more than doubled in four years, following a national trend of a rising death toll among inmates in city and county jails across the country.
By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
PARIS — French police arrested 17 people Monday in the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West, who was tied up and locked in a bathroom after armed robbers forced their way into her rented Paris apartment.
It can be difficult for Coloradans — or any American — to know just how much of an impact William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his world-touring Wild West Show had on the world’s view of the American West.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was charged Saturday and could face the death penalty if convicted.
Greg Miller, The Washington Post
Russia carried out a comprehensive cybercampaign to upend the U.S. presidential election, an operation that was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and “aspired to help” elect Donald Trump by discrediting his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, U.S.