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Single Use Bags

In 2023, Colorado used almost 1.8 billion fewer plastic bags.  That’s according to an estimate by Eco-Cycle, a nonprofit recycling center that focuses on zero waste. The organization was one of the supporters of the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, a Colorado law that was part of House Bill 21-1162. The law phases out the use of […]

Avalanche Danger

Avalanche danger is high across Colorado’s mountains today. :32 There were hundreds of avalanches over the weekend and conditions are ripe for human triggered slides with weaker snow layers and heavy snow on top.  Ethan Greene is with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and says we’re still figuring out what is normal now :09 Whenever […]

Alissa Trial Delay

After nearly two years of delays, the trial of the man charged with killing 10 people at a Boulder grocery store may be on hold again.  After multiple evaluations and treatment, Boulder District Judge Ingrid Bakke concluded in October that 24-year-old Ahmad Alissa was competent to stand trial next August, meaning that he was able to understand the […]

Spirit Ends DIA Service

Spirit Airlines is ceasing operations out of Denver International Airport on Tuesday.  :27 The airlines final flight into DIA will be arriving from Miami. In November, the ultra-low-cost airline announced that it would no longer be operating flights into or out of Denver. This isn’t the first time the airline discontinued its flights from Denver, it happened […]

CSU Threats

Police in Fort Collins have identified five people accused of making threats toward a Colorado State University football player after the team’s game against the University of Colorado last fall…  Safety Henry Blackburn began receiving the threats after his late hit put Colorado two-way player Travis Hunter in the hospital on September 16th. Hunter was […]

Fort Collins Fires

Several flags and vehicles were burned this week in Fort Collins…  This comes after similar incidents were reported in October and November in northeast Fort Collins. The items burned include an American flag and a Pride flag, along with several vehicle fires and grass fires. Investigators are working to determine whether any of these crimes are bias-motivated. No […]


Former president Donald Trump has filed his appeal with the Supreme Court to overturn last month’s ruling that he can’t appear on the Colorado Republican primary ballot. SCOTUS Appeal Voicer 1 :32 The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. which bans any “officer of the United States” […]

Lookout Mtn Night Closure

Vandalism, trash and fires are leading Jefferson County officials to consider closing Lookout Mountain to cars at night…   Lookout Mountain Proposed Gates :29 It’s one of the most popular viewpoints on Colorado’s Front Range, but Jefferson County officials say people are causing a long list of problems. Jeffco Open Space, along with other county officials, […]

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