One woman fears for her safety at busy intersection

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District 51 follows state guidelines that allow parents to decide their children’s vaccination schedule

<!– Test info: story.storySidebarDisable: false | cms.hierarchyField("storySidebar"): OAS_url = ‘http://oascentral.datasphere.com'; OAS_sitepage = ‘kjct/article'; OAS_pos = ‘Frame2′; try { OAS_query = ‘KJCT_COMMUNITY=’+__dsns_.GetCookie(‘dsnscomm’); } catch(e) { OAS_query = ”; } var OAS_RN = new String (Math.random()); var OAS_RNS = OAS_RN.substring (2,11); document.write(”); –> GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The recent measles outbreak has all eyes on immunization regulations for […]

New dates for Aspen uphill festival

Feb. 28, on Aspen Mountain instead of Highlands A city-sponsored inaugural festival centered around uphilling and skinning will take place on the weekend of Feb. 28 instead of the previously indicated date of March 14, after Aspen Skiing Co. said it was concerned about conflicts during the peak-season dates. While the March dates were planned […]

Pitkin County and city of Aspen to discuss housing and facilities

Joint quarterly meeting set for Next Tuesday The Pitkin County commissioners and city of Aspen will address a list of five pressing topics including the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and proposed guideline changes for the affordable housing program at next week’s joint quarterly meeting. County Manager Jon Peacock said Thursday there are five topics the […]

Restaurant fight heats up

Landlord moves to evict Jour de Féte Three days after filing a lawsuit against its landlord, the longtime restaurant Jour de Féte is facing eviction. The law firm representing the property owner, Iacono Family Investments, posted eviction notices Thursday at the popular eatery, according to Jour de Féte co-owner Olivier Mottier and his attorney, Matt […]

Review: Tragedies of ‘Timbuktu’ told with rare beauty

“Timbuktu,” the Oscar-nominated foreign-langue film from Mauritania, is set outside Timbuktu, a place long associated with exotic adventure. But here it’s occupied by Islamist forces, as it was from early 2012 until 2013 before French and Malian troops pushed them out. This image released by Cohen Media Group shows a scene from “Timbuktu.” The film […]

Review: A tired gimmick weakens thriller ‘Project Almanac’

The only thing noteworthy about its use in “Project Almanac,” which follows a group of high school misfits who invent a time travel apparatus, is that this particular found footage film isn’t really a horror film, but a sci-fi thriller. Used as a means to gain an entry into the lives of these kids, it […]

Aurora prep sports scoreboard, Jan. 30

BOYS BASKETBALL Brighton 50, Gateway 47 (OT) Cherokee Trail 51, (9) Cherry Creek 50 (3) Eaglecrest 56, Smoky Hill 51 Hinkley 55, Prairie View 54 GIRLS BASKETBALL Eaglecrest 42, Smoky Hill 34 Weld Central 47, Vista PEAK 31 ICE HOCKEY Cherry Creek 5, Columbine 2 Regis Jesuit 4, Monarch 1 Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor […]

Matt Cutter

Link to Stories Worth Telling intro In a moment of hesitation before signing a second mortgage on their house to fund a startup brewery, Upslope Brewing founder Matt Cutter’s wife, Lara, told him, “You better make this thing fly.” That was in 2008. Seven years after that unsettling day at the bank, “fly” has come to […]

STORIES WORTH TELLING

I was speaking to a classroom full of journalism students a few years back when one of them asked, “How do you decide whom to interview?”  At first, I just thought this question was another example of how far our J-schools have fallen in recent years as instructors have moved students away from serious long-form […]

news briefs

IS ‘WESTWORD’ GOING UP FOR SALE? Voice Media Group, parent company for Denverbased alt weekly Westword, has hired merger-andacquisition firm Dirks, Van Essen Murray for what appears to be a possible sale of some or all of its newspapers. Voice Media Group papers total a nationwide print distribution of 3 million, and their holdings include New York […]

I-25 Blocked Due To Crash Near North Academy

Traffic was tangled up in both directions on I-25 after two crashes occurred within minutes on opposite sides of the interstate. The first crash, involving a RV pulling a Jeep, occurred just before 11 a.m. on the southbound side of the road between the Woodmen and Academy exits. The driver lost control, causing both vehicles […]

Drawing Featuring K.K.K. Displayed In Southern Colorado School

A drawing made by a fourth-grader, featuring the words “Ku Klux Klan” and showing figures in hooded outfits was displayed in a southern Colorado school. It happened at Heroes Academy in Pueblo. District 60 officials say the student drew the picture as part of an art project to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A […]

11 CFA Alert: Phone Scammers Pretend to be Sheriff’s Deputies

A convincing scam is targeting people in Southern Colorado. 11 News has reported this scam in the past; a caller claims they’re with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and says the victim needs to pay up or they’ll be arrested. The Sheriff’s Office tells 11 News the scam has popped up again. Joy Smith […]

Colorado Considers Ban On Welfare Cards At Pot Shops

DENVER (AP) — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It’s an urban legend that won’t go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can’t be used at dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first hearing next week in the state Senate would […]

6 Suspected Of Sexually Assaulting Englewood Freshman

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager who is one of six suspects in a sex assault in Englewood is at large and police say locating him is a top priority. As of Friday at noon, five people had been arrested in the case. Their ages range from 15 to 19. The only suspect over 16 […]

Reality TV Star Heidi Montag’s Father Arrested On Sex, Incest Charges

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned that authorities in Aspen have arrested the father of reality TV star Heidi Montag on an oustanding arrest warrant for sexual assault on a child and incest charges. Authorities say the case does not involve Heidi Montag Pratt or her sister Holly. William Montag (credit: Aspen Police) Authorities […]

New Regulations On Pot Edibles Designed To Protect Children, Adults

DENVER (CBS4)- New regulations on pot edibles go into effect on Sunday. Those regulations are designed to protect children and warn adults about the potency of marijuana edibles. The law is being put in place by the Colorado Department of Revenue. The agency is hoping to prevent problems that have put Colorado’s budding retail pot […]

After Cold Case Is Solved, Neighbor Wonders Why It Took So Long

DENVER (CBS4) – Friday’s announcement that a 1997 cold case is solved was relieving as well as a bit frustrating for some neighbors in Denver’s Crestmoor neighborhood. Police said Friday morning that Jonathan Clinton killed Surle Goldfogel 18 years ago in her home in Crestmoor in southeast Denver. Clinton, who was in his 20s the […]

Police Search For Officer’s Stolen Rifle

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Arvada are searching for the suspect who stole an officer’s rifle. The weapon was stolen from the Arvada Police officer’s home in the 1300 block of Foxtail Drive in Broomfield. The suspect broke into the officer’s home and stole his department-issued Colt AR-15 .223-caliber rifle last Sunday or Monday. Police […]

Wildlife advocates seek national wolf recovery plan

Activists again decry hunting, trapping in Northern Rockies Wolves surrounding a bison in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Doug Smith/NPS. Staff Report FRISCO — Wildlife conservation advocates want the federal government to rethink its wolf recovery efforts. Instead of relying on a piecemeal, state-by-state approach, the species needs a national recovery plan to help restore […]

Biodiversity: Monarchs bounce back, still need help

Population still near historic lows Can monarch butterflies survive massive habitat loss? bberwyn photo. Staff Report FRISCO — Monarch butterfly populations may have rebounded a bit this year, according to the annual overwintering count, but the species is still going to need help to recover, conservation advocates say, urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

Study finds massive amounts of oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster buried in Gulf of Mexico sediments

A NASA satellite image shows oil spreading across the Gulf of Mexico. ‘It’s a conduit for contamination into the food web …’ Staff Report FRISCO — Five years after BP’s failed Deepwater Horizon drill rig spewed 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a significant amount of that oil remains buried in […]

Some sweet Minnesotans are blown away by Paradox Beer Co.

click to enlarge The almost eight-minute video is slow to develop, but if you’ve got the time, it’s a very sweet look at a couple of beer reviewers named Rich and Pete. Located in Eden Prairie, Minn. — and vlogging under the name Rich’s World Beer Tour — they are eventually overwhelmed by the power […]

Mighty Diamonds and Pato Banton battle it out tonight

click to enlarge The Mighty Diamonds Je suis irie! In what can only be described as a random act of Jah, two internationally famous reggae acts are simultaneously performing across town from each other in Colorado Springs tonight. With virtually no publicity, The Might Diamonds will be playing what amounts to the stealth gig of […]

Curbside’s first Food Truck Friday

Apologies for the late notice, but this just came across my radar if you haven’t made lunch plans yet today.  Curbside Cuisine is hosting its inaugural Food Truck Friday. For $5, you get a sample from each vendor; it runs from noon to 2 p.m. today.  If you miss it … well, I’ve just given you […]

Opinion: Cuba needs a break

Cuba’s Hotel Nacional used to host world famous artists, actors, athletes and politicians before the rise of the Castro family and strict travel restrictions put in place by the U.S. (Photo courtesy of Henryk Kotowski/Wikimedia Commons) Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. “It’s very hard to say exactly how this […]

Buffs win first road game in triple OT thriller

Senior guard Askia Booker elevates over Trojan guard Julian Jacobs early in the second half of play at the Galen Center. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent) After six straight road losses and a rough start to Pac-12 play, Colorado finally pulled out its first win on the road in a thrilling triple overtime nail-biter at USC, 98-94, […]