Broncos sign undrafted CSU QB Nick Stevens

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has changed his mind about adding another quarterback to the Denver Broncos‘ roster. The Broncos signed undrafted free agent Nick Stevens of Colorado State on Thursday, three weeks after Elway said he wouldn’t bring in a fourth passer for offseason workouts. After bypassing QBs in the NFL draft last month, notably Josh Allen and Josh Rosen with the fifth overall pick, Elway said he was satisfied with the group he had. Free agent Case Keenum was declared the starter when he signed with Denver in March and last month Elway said Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly will compete for the backup role this summer.… Read More

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Denver church helps transform asphalt for parked cars into 50-unit affordable housing complex

Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. DENVER — Our Colorado’s economy is soaring, but not without inflicting pain. Paralyzing traffic is one symptom; the increasing absurd price of putting a roof over one’s head is another. One local religious organization has devised a way to help with Denver’s affordable housing crisis. Rev. Richard Lawson at St. John’s Cathedral said he sees it as their moral mission to provide for those in need, which is why they recently transformed asphalt for parked cars into housing for people who were formally homeless. "The housing crisis is obvious to everyone and… Read More

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Denver Zoo, bursting at the seams and back in the city’s good graces, retools for the future

In the middle of a busy weekday at the Denver Zoo, Denny O’Malley squats to pick up the discarded crust of a grilled cheese sandwich. A wave of people — kids, parents and grandparents streaming toward him from the Predator Ridge exhibit, which on this day features African lions and wild dogs — parts around O’Malley as he tosses the crust into a trash can. It’s not exactly his job. As the zoo’s interim CEO, O’Malley is only a temporary steward of 121-year-old city within a city that costs $100,000 per day to run and houses about 4,000 animals representing 600 species. But before the Denver Zoological Foundation can hire… Read More

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Smoke From Arizona Wildfires Creates Haze In Colorado

DENVER (CBS4)– Smoke from two wildfires burning in Arizona, one that has grown to 12½ square miles, is creating some haze across Colorado on Monday morning. According to CBS4 Meteorologist Ashton Altieri, the GOES-16 satellite imagery is showing significant amounts of smoke being transported in Colorado. He says it will be most noticeable in the southwestern and high elevation areas. Residents of 10 small nearby communities in Arizona were ordered to evacuate late Sunday because the fire was edging close to homes and buildings. Around 500 firefighters and 7 hotshot crews of elite wildland firefighters are battling the blaze that is 0 percent contained. The cause of the wildfire is… Read More

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Joe Sakic sold on Colorado Avalanche’s youth movement

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche has given coach Jared Bednar a one-year contract extension and he’ll be leading a young team that intends to get even younger, general manager Joe Sakic said Monday at his season-ending news conference at the Pepsi Center. Bednar, who led the Avs to a 47-point improvement and the club’s first playoff appearance in four years in his second year as coach, is now under contract through the 2019-2020 season. He originally signed a three-year deal in August 2016 when he succeeded Patrick Roy. "He’s done an amazing job — the entire staff, in working with the players," Sakic said of Bednar and his assistants. "They… Read More

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Two Colorado counties sue Suncor and ExxonMobil demanding help covering the cost of adapting to climate change

Suncor Refinery in Commerce City. Colorado communities on Tuesday launched a legal attack on oil companies that operate in the state, demanding that Suncor Energy and ExxonMobil help pay costs of dealing with climate change that scientists link to producing and consuming fossil fuels. A lawsuit filed in state court by San Miguel County and the city and county of Boulder accuses Suncor, the Canadian company that runs an oil refinery just north of Denver, and ExxonMobil, of knowingly producing oil and gas that, when burned, emits billions of tons of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that traps heat. Suncor’s U.S. operations are based in Denver and the refinery produces… Read More

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Hockey 101: A beginner’s guide to the Colorado Avalanche and the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche celebrate their 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues to earn a spot in the NHL playoffs at Pepsi April 07, 2018. It’s been three years, but the Colorado Avalanche‘s playoff drought is officially over. The Avs earned the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference by beating St. Louis on Saturday to claim the second wild-card bid. If you’re a bandwagon Avalanche fan, or just don’t know hockey that well, hopefully this guide will at least graduate you from idiot to relative dummy before Colorado faces off with the Nashville Predators on Thursday. What’s the big deal? The Avalanche was, by far, the worst… Read More

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Counting Crows, MC50 and Every New Denver Concert Announcement

Counting Crows headlines the Pepsi Center in July. Counting Crows brings its 25 Years and Counting tour to the Pepsi Center with LIVE on Wednesday, July 18. Tickets, $29.50 to $125, go on sale on Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. MC5 founding guitarist Wayne Kramer heads up the MC50: Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour, which also includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Dug Pinnick (King’s X) and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla). The tour hits the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, October 20. Tickets, $35, go on sale on Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. The first annual Red Rocks Beer Festival is at Red Rocks on… Read More

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Paul Klee: The Colorado Rockies are 25. Are they all grown up?

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray delivers a pitch to Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER — This, right here, is a pretty decent example of where the Colorado Rockies stand compared to any other time in the team’s quarter-century history: it’s Opening Day and we’re talking about a pitcher. “I can only control what happens in the future,” No. 1 starter Jon Gray told reporters before he opens a welcome new season at Arizona on Thursday. The Rockies are 25, Gray is 26, and it should brighten the day… Read More

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‘I Just Got Rid of It’: Colorado Woman Accused of Tossing Newborn Over Fence Onto Neighbor’s Deck

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A judge has denied bond for a Colorado woman who is accused of throwing her newborn baby over a fence, where he or she then landed on the neighbor’s deck and died there. According to reports, Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 23, claims she didn’t know she was pregnant until she woke up on Jan. 2. with painful cramps and “[t]he baby just came out.” Wasinger-Konrad then covered the baby’s mouth so her landlord’s family wouldn’t hear the crying and carried the child into the back yard, where, after 10 minutes of deliberation, she threw the newborn over a nine-foot fence into the neighbor’s yard. Fox 31 Denver reports… Read More

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