Author Phil Nash, founding director of The Center on Colfax, talks about Denver's LGBTQ history in new book
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DENVER The very first director of the Center on Colfax, which provides resources, programs and services for Denver's queer community, recently released a new book titled "LGBTQ Denver." The book aims to educate people on Denver's LGBTQ+ history, dating back to at least the 1970s. In his lifetime, Phil Nash has worked as a gay rights activist, reporter, photojournalist, communication strategist, and most recently, author. His work has shaped gay rights to what they are today. "I read in OUT FRONT (Magazine) that there was a group of people who had come together to start a gay community center ..read more
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Colorado weather blog: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Fort Collins area
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A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for northern Colorado including Fort Collins until 9 p.m. for the threat of large, damaging hail and high winds. Larimer and Weld Counties in Colorado are in the watch area as well as portions of Wyoming and Nebraska. The NWS said scattered hail up to 2 inches in size is possible with possible wind gusts approaching 70 mph. While low, the threat of a tornado is not out of the question, according to the NWS. The severe weather threat in Denver is low. We have a chance for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms, said Denver7 Meteorologist Stacey Dona ..read more
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2 killed in shooting at Lake Pueblo early Friday; suspect at-large, deputies say
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PUEBLO, Colo. Authorities with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Pueblo County Sheriffs Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are investigating after two people were killed in a shooting at Lake Pueblo early Friday morning. The shooting occurred just after midnight at the Sailboard Beach area on the north shore of the lake, not far from the dam, where a group was fishing from shore, according to a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Joe Stadterman, the park manager at Lake Pueblo, said CPW received a call for help at 12:45 a.m. and responded immediately. Deputies with ..read more
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Wolf pup sighting: Colorado biologists confirm first successful wolf reproduction since 2023 reintroduction
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GRAND COUNTY, Colo. Just a few days after Colorado biologists confirmed a female wolf was likely denning in Grand County an encouraging sign of possible reproduction Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced they had spotted a wolf pup at the den site. The pup sighting came with more news: Because a pair had reproduced, Colorado is now home to an official wolf pack. CPW said it has been dubbed the Copper Creek Pack. It's the first confirmed wolf pack, and first wolf pup, in Colorado since the reintroduction in December. Reid DeWalt, CPWs assistant director of aquatic, terrestrial, and natura ..read more
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Larimer County teacher who plead guilty to sexual assault sentenced to 16 years in prison
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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. A former Larimer County junior high school teacher who plead guilty in April to three counts of sex-related crimes against children was sentenced Thursday to six years in the Department of Corrections. Robert P. Denise Jrs sentence also include 10 years of sex offender intensive supervision probation following his guilty plea to three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a Class 3 felony. Denise plead guilty to all three counts on April 4, according to a news release from the 8 th Judicial District Attorneys Office. The case began in January 2023, when a student who ..read more
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The Supreme Court rejects a settlement in a water dispute between New Mexico and Texas
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has rejected a settlement between Western states over the management of one of North Americas longest rivers. Friday's 5-4 decision rebuffs an agreement recommended by a federal judge overseeing the case over how New Mexico, Texas and Colorado must share water from the Rio Grande. The high court ruled the federal government still had claims about New Mexicos water use that the agreement would not resolve. Farmers in southern New Mexico have had to rely more heavily on groundwater wells over the last two decades as drought and climate change reduced flows. Texa ..read more
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Interlaken Fire 95% contained, US Forest Service announces Friday
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Lake County leaders announced it's safe for people to visit towns and businesses near Twin Lakes again as firefighters get the Interlaken Fire under control. The Interlaken Fire originated from an abandoned campfire about 60 yards from the Interlaken Trail in Lake County, according to the U.S. Forest Service. It's now 95% contained. No structures have been lost, including the Interlaken historic buildings. "Twin Lakes businesses have been untouched physically by the fire, but negatively financially impacted by the recent fire," Adam Ducharme, the Leadville-Twin Lakes tourism and economic devel ..read more
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Rocky Mountain Drug Enforcement Administration seizes over half a million fake Fentanyl pills in one week
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The Rocky Mountain division of the Drug Enforcement Agency seized over a half million fake Fentanyl pills in one week. Between June 7 and June 14, the agency said they seized around 570,000 fake Fentanyl pills. That one-week total represents roughly 22% of all Fentanyl of pill seizures in Colorado in 2023, according to the Rocky Mountain DEA. 2023 was already a record year for the agency as 2.61 million Fentanyl pills were seized. The total number of pills seized so far this month proves the Mexican drug cartels are not slowing down production and distribution of this poison as we head into th ..read more
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North Saint Vrain Creek, Saint Vrain Creek tubing ban lifts Thursday
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The tubing ban for North Saint Vrain Creek and Saint Vrain Creek lifted Thursday, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's deputies will take down the signs around the creeks announcing the closure. The closure went into effect a little less than two weeks ago on June 7 due to high water levels in the creeks from melting snow. "Even though the water levels have fallen, please be aware that the water conditions still may not be safe for your skill and comfort level. Always use caution and wear personal safety equipment when recreating in or near bodies of water," the Boulder County S ..read more
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Friendship fuels success for pair of NoCo Owlz players
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If you come across NoCo Owlz outfielder Dave Matthews, don't bother with the jokes. He's heard them all. Every teacher, every coach, Im used to it by now," Matthews said, adding that when the NoCo Owlz play on the road, he's the only player that gets a "walk-up song" from the opposing press box. "Usually Ant's Marching or Crash Into Me (by the famous rock band with which he shares a name)," Matthews said. During his senior year at Central Connecticut State, Matthews was an "ant marching" toward the MLB Draft. He had forgone a chance to sign a free agent contract as a junior, betting on himself ..read more
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