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Plane crashes at Centennial Airport, no one injured

By: Joella Baumann

South Metro Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to Centennial Airport on Saturday just before 1 p.m. in response to an aircraft crash. South Metro reported on Twitter that there were no apparent injuries in the crash. Centennial Airport tweeted that the gear collapsed on the single-engine plane. Related ArticlesMay...

Funeral held for U.S. soldier at center of Trump fight

By: Terry Spencer

COOPER CITY, Fla. — Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him. Some of the 1,200 mourners exiting the church after Saturday’s service said the...

Neil Gorsuch says civility doesn’t mean suppressing disagreement

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch says that suppressing disagreement in the name of civility is wrong. Gorsuch tells a conference of lawyers meeting near the high court that he’s worried that college students with unpopular views aren’t “able to express themselves.” The newest Supreme Court justice says civility...

Rattlesnakes force trail closure in Jefferson County

By: Oscar Contreras

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – There’s a lot of slithering going on in one trail at a popular Colorado park, forcing Jefferson County officials to close it to the public for the next several weeks. The Denver ChannelThe closure of Cottonwood Canyon Trail comes two weeks after a man in his...

Broncos promote three players from practice squad

By: Nicki Jhabvala

The Broncos promoted inside linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams, offensive tackle Elijah Wilkinson and center/guard Dillon Day from the practice squad Saturday. Garcia-Williams takes the spot of reserve linebacker/special-teamer Corey Nelson, who suffered a bicep tear in practice Wednesday and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. “Corey has had a great year,...

Colorado wildlife rehabilitation center has bear-able year

By: Dennis Webb

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — It’s a busy year, but a bear-able year so far, for Nanci Limbach’s wildlife rehabilitation center southwest of Silt, where bringing up young bruins and getting them back where they belong can be a big part of the job. But with several weeks left to go...

Visitation may be slowing in Colorado resort towns, but spending is soaring

By: Jason Blevins

Visitation to Colorado’s high country might be plateauing, but those visitors are unquestionably spending more. Sales-tax collections in Colorado resort towns notched another record this summer, marking five consecutive years of steadily increasing summer spending in high-country destinations such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Telluride, Winter Park and Steamboat Springs....

Hold onto your hats: Wind gusts could get into the 20 mph range Saturday

By: Danika Worthington

The weekend should see mostly clear skies, although some gusty winds, as the temperature jumps around, according to the National Weather Service. The metro Denver area should see a high in the mid-50s Saturday with an overnight low in the mid-30s, NWS meteorologist Natalie Sullivan said. Winds gusts are expected...

Colorado’s beef producers see big chill ahead if NAFTA goes away

By: Joe Rubino

If the North American Free Trade Agreement ends, it could potentially mean a very big chill on one of Colorado’s biggest industries: beef. Today, Colorado beef producers enjoy duty-free, unlimited access to Canada and Mexico, the state’s top trade partners. The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association estimates Colorado sells a combined $380 million...

Who has the edge? Broncos at Chargers

By: Nick Kosmider

Three things to watch: Under pressure. Los Angeles defensive end Melvin Ingram is third in the NFL this season with 7½ sacks, including 1½ in the season opener against the Broncos in Denver. Teammate Joey Bosa has 5½ sacks, forming one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league. The...

Denver’s Confucius Institute celebrates 10-year link to Chinese culture

By: Monte Whaley

Adopted as a baby from China, Christian Gaither had long wondered about her heritage. It turns out a key to the Community College of Denver student’s cultural roots was hiding in plain sight on the Auraria campus. The Confucius Institute is part of an international network of 500 centers that promote the...

Brutal conditions challenge workers on Manitou Incline

By: Seth Boster

COLORADO SPRINGS — With both feet planted firmly so as not to slip and tumble down into the clouds, Hugo Benitez glanced over his shoulder, down to the shrouded ties and water-diverting structures that he and his team installed during two previous jobs on the Manitou Incline. “We never thought...