Mike Schultz finds new life as X Games boarder, prosthetic designer

ASPEN — Mike Schultz was hardly confident Friday as he strapped into his snowboard at the Winter X Games, even knowing he was standing on a prosthetic leg he designed. With six X Games gold medals as an adaptive athlete competing in snowmobiling and motocross events, the 33-year-old, one-legged athlete is a fan of throttling […]

Heavy eastbound I-70 traffic prompts hold on Loveland Pass

A combination of nice weather and no local football has prompted state authorities to brace for heavier than usual mountain traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 and impose a Saturday afternoon hold on U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass. The Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol will stop eastbound traffic on the pass from 4-4:45 p.m. […]

RTD stop at McCaslin Blvd. and U.S. 36 being relocated during construction

The RTD bus platform on the McCaslin Boulevard on-ramp to westbound U.S. 36 will be relocated next week to accommodate construction in the area. From Monday to Feb. 1, the stop on the ramp will be moved about 50 feet north of where it regularly sits. The move is taking place to make way for […]

SpaceX, Air Force settle lawsuit over ULA launch contract

An Atlas V rocket launches the Space-based Infrared Systems GEO-2 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in California in March, 2013. Greg Avery Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Blog SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force have reach a mediated settlement that ends a lawsuit challenging an $11 billion rocket […]

Xcel would raise Colorado electric rates slightly under settlement

A worker installs cables on an electricity pole. Cathy Proctor Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Facebook  |  Twitter Xcel Energy Inc. on Friday filed a multi-year settlement agreement with Colorado regulators which, if approved, will raise electricity rates for its customers here by an estimated $41.5 million in 2015. Monthly residential electricity bills over […]

Businesses pony up for teen’s livestock at National Western Stock Show

Roger Tuell from Yuma feeds his cattle in the early morning at the stock show. Mark Harden News Director- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Google+ The annual auction of the Junior Livestock Champions at the National Western Stock Show raised $319,000 for the top eight champion animals. Funds raised in Friday […]

If Mortdecai Had a Time Machine, It Could Be 1965’s Top Comedy

Mortdecai is creeping into theaters with the flushed shame of a debutante who expects to be pelted with tomatoes. It’s a pity. In 1965, Mortdecai would be the hit of the year. Director David Koepp whips through this pop-colored caper about crooked art dealer Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) — one of those posh British frauds […]

Now Showing: Art Options for the Week of January 22

Brilliant. If you have any interest in modernism or fine craft — even if you aren’t particularly interested in jewelry — you’ll find something to marvel over at the Denver Art Museum’s winter blockbuster Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. The show is a visual marathon, with so many things included that it’s downright exhausting […]

Dear Stoner: Why Is the State Attacking Caregivers?

Dear Stoner: My caregiver says he’s going to stop being a caregiver by the summer and that the state is probably going to make it hard to be one, anyway.Sick Sally Dear Sick Sally: He’s right. The state is trying to set strict limits on the number of patients that caregivers can serve; it might […]

How F. O. Stanley gained respect from Estes Park

Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series looking at the early history of the Estes Valley. Estes Park’s historian laureate, James H. Pickering, described the Estes Park arrival of Freeland Oscar Stanley and his wife, Flora (June, 1903) as one of the most significant development in the area’s history. Stanley’s entrepreneurial spirit and […]

Premiere of ‘The Living Dream’ to be shown at Reel Mountain Theatre

Nick Mollé Productions will present the premiere of “The Living Dream: One Hundred Years of Rocky Mountain National Park” on Thursday, January 29th at the Reel Mountain Theatre in Estes Park at 7 pm.   The ninety minute film documents the history of Rocky Mountain National from the Native American and Mountain Man eras through the pioneers. […]

Strong turnout at first Legal Self-Help Clinic

The first Legal Self-Help Clinic at Fort Morgan Library Museum saw all the time slots get filled up, according to Library/Museum Educator Chandra McCoy. The people who filled the slots each got to meet with a volunteer lawyer for 15 minutes by computer link and get questions answered or direction on where to seek further […]

Morgan County gets new emergency alert system

Cellphone users are urged to sign into Morgan County’s newly adopted early emergency alert system, as subscribers to an older version of the system may no longer receive alerts. Morgan County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Enfante announced the new system Thursday. The system is still primarily telephone based and aims to provide registered residents with […]

City looking to be ahead of game on cyber threats

As surprising as it may sound, Fort Morgan recently found a place at the center of discussions of cybersecurity and preventing cyber terrorism. That’s what happened Jan. 15 when the city held a symposium about just those topics. “I didn’t think I would ever be in a situation where I would talk about cybersecurity,” Mayor […]

Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets 100-99

SHARE Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets 100-99 By The AP Saturday, January 24, 2015 DENVER — Down the stretch, Avery Bradley couldn’t miss. Bradley hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and a jumper to help secure the lead in the final 1:24, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on Friday night, […]

Company seeks rights to names of famed Grand Canyon lodges

SHARE Company seeks rights to names of famed Grand Canyon lodges By The AP Saturday, January 24, 2015 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar — all bring to mind […]

Man dead after alleged four-story fall at CMU

SHARE Man dead after alleged four-story fall at CMU By Staff Saturday, January 24, 2015 Police believe a man fell from a building on the campus of Colorado Mesa University overnight, and died as a result of the fall. The circumstances surrounding the man’s fall are still under investigation, police said, and they are awaiting […]

Introducing the idea of ‘hyperobjects’

A new way of understanding climate change and other phenomena. “Light Bulbs” depicts 320,000 light bulbs, equal to the number of kilowatt hours of electricity wasted in the United States every minute from inefficient residential electricity usage (inefficient wiring, computers in sleep mode, etc.). “Light Bulbs” depicts 320,000 light bulbs, equal to the number of […]

Critical mule deer research relies on fundraising

Scientists raise money to study effects of drought, development and migration.   This story was originally published at Wyofile.com. This is the second part of a two-part series; Part One is here. Wyofile also has a video about the deer capture, “When Mule Deer Fly.” KEMMERER — Of the many wonders in Wyoming, the sight […]

Another Yellowstone River oil spill

Pipeline safety regulation hasn’t changed much since the last spill.   This weekend, a pipeline leaked up to 40,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River upstream of Glendive, Montana, which draws its drinking water from the river. Residents reported foul smells wafting from their taps, and testing revealed elevated benzene levels in the […]

William and Mary Professor Submits Second Application To Have Colorado Mountain Named After the University

It may take him about a week and about $2,200 in gas money to drive from Virginia to Colorado to see the fruits of his labor, but it seems that no distance is too great for Ken Kambis, a professor at the College of William and Mary, who wants Colorado to name one of its […]

Lady ‘Lopes defeat Trinidad St., 94-83

The LCC women’s and men’s basketball teams were back in action for a doubleheader against Trinidad State Junior College on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the LCC Wellness Center. Following conference road losses to Eastern Wyoming (94-66) on Jan. 16 and to Western Nebraska (98-59) on Jan. 17, the Lady ‘Lopes snapped a four-game losing streak […]

LCC ‘Lopes baseball team eyes new season

Like every spring, the 2015 season will be one in which the Lamar Community College baseball team will set out to prove that it belongs among the best in the nation. Last season, LCC led the Empire Conference standings from the first day to the last. The ‘Lopes finished 31-10 in conference lay and won […]

County needs board volunteers

The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting letters of interest from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill five (5) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board whose terms expire in February 2015. The term for each of these positions will next expire in February 2018. Any person living in Prowers County, […]

This seasons flu cases in Colorado are breaking records

Photo: William Brawley / Flickr / MGN License Info New numbers from the Colorado Department of Public Health shows the number of flu cases decreasing, but this seasons flu cases in Colorado are breaking records. As of the end of last week, there were more than 25 hundred hospitalizations across Colorado due to the flu. […]

One Person Killed After Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Horizon Drive

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. At around 9:15 last night, a man crossing eastbound on Horizon Drive was struck and killed by a driver heading northbound. Police responded to the accident in front of the Travelodge motel, and conducted CPR on the victim who later died on the scene. The driver of the SUV involved in the […]