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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