Colorado State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/I5CWXQMVTF/feeder Colorado State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:07:08 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Home On Josephine St. In Denver https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/denver-house-fire-josephine-street-extensive-damage/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:c0ac5911-b4f9-94d0-25af-bb1aded1920a Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:01:44 +0000 A house fire on Josephine Street caused extensive damage Tuesday night, according to the Denver Fire Department. The cause is under investigation. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5334215","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong> &#8211; The Denver Fire Department is investigating a house fire on Tuesday night. Crews responded to 950 South Josephine Street just after leaving the scene of a <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/23/walnut-building-warehouse-fire-denver/">second alarm fire at a warehouse</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_1934648" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934648" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934648" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg 1102w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg?resize=300,168 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg?resize=768,431 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg?resize=1024,574 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg?resize=640,359 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire.jpg?resize=620,349 620w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934648" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Denver Fire Department)</p></div> <p>Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, which caused significant damage to the home.</p> <div id="attachment_1934649" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934649" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934649" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire2.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="311" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire2.jpg 1079w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire2.jpg?resize=300,222 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire2.jpg?resize=768,568 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire2.jpg?resize=1024,757 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire2.jpg?resize=640,473 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/josephine-fire-denver-fire2.jpg?resize=865,640 865w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934649" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Denver Fire Department)</p></div> <p>There were no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> As Colorado Parks and Wildlife considers the gray wolf's future, lawmakers introduce three bills https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/as-colorado-parks-and-wildlife-considers-the-gray-wolfs-future-lawmakers-introduce-three-bills Local News urn:uuid:7d9447c5-349c-47b8-c425-ce4a30db2f46 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:42:08 +0000 Colorado Park and Wildlife hosted a three-hour meeting Wednesday to discuss the reintroduction of gray wolves in the state. DENVER — Colorado Park and Wildlife (CPW) hosted a three-hour meeting Wednesday to discuss the reintroduction of gray wolves in the state.The hearing is one of a series of meetings on the topic happening between now and the end of 2023. Voters approved a reintroduction plan on the November ballot.Proposition 114 called for the apex predator to be brought back to the western part of the state. Voters in the Front Range overwhelmingly approved the idea, while areas on the Western slope, where the wolves would be reintroduced, largely voted down the idea.In the end, the proposition passed by a narrow margin. Now, CPW is working on a stakeholder process to try to figure out how to implement the will of the voters.Meanwhile, Colorado lawmakers have introduced three bills dealing with the reintroduction of the species.The first bill would clarify the funding for the introduction and management of the wolves would come from the state’s general fund budget and not from CPW. The state agency is cash-funded, earning its revenue from hunting and fishing licenses, among other things.“There is discussion of, can you use hunting and fishing license monies to manage a species that you can’t hunt?" said Sen. Kerry Donovan, a co-sponsor of the bill. "By pointing general fund support for this effort, we can alleviate that concern.” The money will be used to help CPW gain public input, facilitate meetings, run education campaigns, track and manage the wolves and reimburse ranchers whose livestock are killed by the wolves and more.Donovan estimates it will cost the state roughly $1 million per year in the first few years to run the program.“If you’re for wolves being on the ground, then we need to make sure we’re fully funding that effort and make sure that that’s done scientifically and well planned out. If you are against wolves being on the ground, then we need to make sure we have the money to compensate for any damages or impacts that they have on the communities,” she said.Donovan, who is a rancher herself, said one of her primary goals is to make sure ranchers’ voices are being heard as the state moves forward with the implementation plan.Meanwhile, a second bill that was introduced by a group of Republican lawmakers would severely limit where the gray wolves could be reintroduced.“It restricts where parks and wildlife can release wolves to only counties who voted yes, or if counties voted no, those counties would have to have a special election first,” said Rep. Matt Soper, a bill co-sponsor.The vote for Proposition 114 was a narrow on — more than three million votes cast on it, but the measure won by only 57,000. Areas in the Front Range largely supported the reintroduction, while areas to the east and west mostly voted against it.The second part of the bill also prohibits the wolves form being released in a habitat where there is a rare and endangered species as defined by the Colorado Endangered Species Act.This would prevent the wolves from being released in Gunnison, for instance, where sage grouse lands are.“It further restricts where wolves are released to areas that are not where a herd is, where the state has spent significant sportsman dollars to build up those herds,” Soper said.This portion of the bill would prohibit the wolves from being reintroduced in Grand Mesa, where sportsmen money was used to rebuild moose populations.Soper says that would leave the reintroduction to Summit, Pitkin and La Plata counties. He understands the wolves will eventually roam to other areas, but he believes the reintroduction should be limited at first.“I’m just saying, at first, let’s have that be the location sites because if those citizens really felt so passionately about having wolves, then they should be the locations where the wolves are first released, and then the wolves will naturally migrate elsewhere,” he said.Proposition 114 did put some limits on where the gray wolves could be reintroduced, saying they should be taken to their former habitat west of the Continental Divide.Both bills face their first committee test Thursday. Soper’s bill, which does not have bipartisan support, will likely face a tough time in the legislature.A third bill that has been introduced lays out the process for how CPW should gain public input in the process and continue those conversations even after the wolves are reintroduced. That bill has not yet been put on the calendar for a hearing. ‘This is Very Exciting’: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Awaits Emergency Use Authorization https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/johnson-vaccine-emergency-use-polis-covid-colorado/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:6218d18b-38fc-7a2e-6e0b-b4d5891d7a37 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:33:19 +0000 A third COVID-19 vaccine might soon be available for use in the U.S. A report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the Johnson &#38; Johnson single dose vaccine provides good protection. Final approval could come later this week. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335647","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4) &#8211;</strong> A third COVID-19 vaccine might soon be available for use in the U.S.</p> <p>A report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the Johnson &amp; Johnson single dose vaccine provides good protection against COVID-19. Final approval could come later this week.</p> <p>Overall, the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19 and about 85% effective against the most serious illness.</p> <div id="attachment_1934644" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934644" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934644" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_678.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934644" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>“This is very exciting,” said Dr. Ross Kedl, a professor of immunology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “It&#8217;s another home run.”</p> <p>While some are quick to point out that both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines have higher efficacy rates, Kedl says it’s not as big of a difference as it seems.</p> <p>“The differences between 80% and 95% are not exactly quibbling, but they&#8217;re less significant than the overall message,” Kedl said. “We&#8217;re super excited when the flu vaccine has somewhere between a 30 and 60% efficacy.”</p> <p>According to Kedl, the most promising thing from the analysis of the vaccine released Wednesday is the fact 28 days after inoculation, no one has been to the hospital or died.</p> <p>“I wouldn&#8217;t pass on a vaccine that will keep you out of the hospital,” he said.</p> <p>Kedl says the Johnson &amp; Johnson vaccine has some advantages as well. It&#8217;s one shot rather than two and can be stored for longer periods of time at refrigerator temperatures.</p> <p>“So that&#8217;s going to be an advantage when it comes to accessing more remote locations,” Kedl said.</p> <div id="attachment_1934645" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934645" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934645" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/J-AND-J-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_0.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934645" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Two hundred people are part of an ongoing trial for the Johnson &amp; Johnson vaccine at the University of Colorado Anschutz campus. If approved by the FDA, the vaccine could soon be available around the country.</p> <p>“I think if you have a chance at this you definitely want to jump at it,” he said.</p> <p>The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tells CBS4 the process of distributing the Johnson and Johnson vaccine would be the same as with the other current vaccines. The number of doses the state could order is not yet available.</p> <p>“If we have an increase in vaccine supply, providers will be able to administer doses to a greater number of Coloradans, and we can hopefully move through the phases quicker,” a spokesperson said via email.</p> <p>Gov. Jared Polis applauded the FDA’s announcement Wednesday morning.</p> <p>“I’m thrilled that a third safe and highly effective vaccine will soon arrive in Colorado. Having a vaccine that only requires one dose will help us move more quickly to end the pandemic, and I encourage the federal government to not only approve, but ramp up supply as quickly as possible. We are ready to use many more vaccine doses than we are currently receiving each week,” Polis said.</p> Denver Weather: Quick Burst Of Snow Hitting Colorado https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/denver-colorado-weather-snow-burst-advisory/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:e14b5692-9f33-dc34-6916-90a0e9f7eb6b Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:29:01 +0000 After a few warm days in the 60s, we are now much cooler with snow already falling along the Front Range. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p2"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p2").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335669","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p2","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4) &#8211; </strong>Snow is back in Colorado! After a few warm days in the 60s, we are now much cooler with snow already falling along the Front Range. This quick shot of snow will stick with us from Wednesday night to Thursday morning.</p> <div id="attachment_1934642" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934642" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934642" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DAVE-IN-THE-SNOW-63VO.transfer_frame_40.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934642" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>We have Winter Weather Advisories through Thursday morning for the Denver area and foothills. Our foothills could pick up 5 to 10 inches of snow, along with areas south of Denver like Castle Rock and Kiowa.</p> <div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5336068","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script> <p>The Denver area could see 4 to 8 inches of snow, which will make for an icy commute on Thursday morning.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934594 aligncenter" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></p> <p>The snow is quickly gone by mid-morning on Thursday, leaving behind some cool temperatures in the upper 30s and clouds. We should see some sunshine in the afternoon.</p> <p>The next round of snow mainly impacts the mountain areas on Friday. Denver may get a little snow on Sunday.</p> Thornton Moves Forward With Water Pipeline Construction https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/thornton-water-pipeline-construction-northern-municipalities/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:d104cbce-fe3c-ea4d-b3df-3aaa304a32ae Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:24:58 +0000 The city of Thornton is building sections of a water pipeline in northern Colorado despite Larimer County's decision to deny a building permit. <p><strong>THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)</strong> – The city of Thornton is building sections of a water pipeline in northern Colorado despite Larimer County&#8217;s decision to deny a building permit. A district court judge <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/19/controversial-pipeline-from-poudre-river-to-thornton-rejected-again/">ruled last week</a> that the Larimer County Board of Commissioners was within its authority to deny the permit but the county can&#8217;t make Thornton put its drinking water down the Poudre River.</p> <p>The pipeline would take water from north of Fort Collins to Thornton. Construction will continue in municipalities such as Windsor, Timnath and Johnstown where Thornton has agreements to build the pipeline.</p> <div id="attachment_1658436" style="width: 1450px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1658436" loading="lazy" class="jetpack-lazy-image jetpack-lazy-image--handled wp-image-1658436 size-full" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg" alt="" width="1440" height="810" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1658436" data-lazy-loaded="1" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg 1440w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2018/05/thornton-water-6map-transfer_frame_1138.jpg?resize=620,349 620w" sizes="(max-width: 1440px) 100vw, 1440px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1658436" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Crews are working on the pipeline this week in Windsor. About five miles of pipeline is already in the ground, according to officials.</p> <div id="attachment_1934630" style="width: 807px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934630" loading="lazy" class=" wp-image-1934630" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/LU8-Larimer-County-Pipeline-Installation-DT-RAW_20210224_203159_frame_6255.jpeg" alt="" width="797" height="455" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934630" class="wp-caption-text">Pipeline construction in Windsor (credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Thornton owns 48% of the water rights for the Cache la Poudre River. The dispute with Larimer County is centered around how Thornton will move that water south to its residents.</p> <p>Thornton Communications Director Todd Barnes released the following statement to CBS4:</p> <blockquote><p>&#8220;We are certainly disappointed and disagree with elements of the Larimer County District Court’s decision. Although, we agree with the court&#8217;s decision that the commissioners exceeded their authority to require any consideration of a non-pipeline alternative such as sending Thornton&#8217;s water down the Poudre River. Thornton was hopeful to move forward in Larimer County with the process of bringing the quality water Thornton owns via pipeline to our residents. We remain committed to ensuring the people of Thornton get the water they own and after taking sufficient time to review the judge’s decision we will determine our next steps.”</p></blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> Gay Couple Challenges Rules Regarding Pride Flag In First Amendment Lawsuit https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/gay-pride-flag-rules-arapahoe-county-federal-district-court/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:3d4a70b1-a483-272d-dcd4-e7982fe42188 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:17:33 +0000 A hearing is set for March 8 in Denver Federal District Court in which a man is challenging his metropolitan district's rules regarding when he can fly his gay pride flag. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p3"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p3").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5336034","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p3","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; A hearing is set for March 8 in Denver Federal District Court in which a man is challenging his metropolitan district&#8217;s rules regarding when he can fly his gay pride flag. The American Civil Liberties Union and the homeowners are calling it a violation of the First Amendment.</p> <div id="attachment_1934632" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934632" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934632" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_604.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934632" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>On the sidewalk in front of his home David Pendery told CBS4&#8217;S Rick Sallinger, &#8220;For me it&#8217;s about a specific pride flag, but this is about a free speech issue.&#8221;</p> <p>Pendery and his husband put up a gay pride flag outside their home in Whispering PInes near E-470 and Arapahoe Road. After posting a picture of it on Facebook, he received a violation letter from the local metropolitan district&#8217;s management company.</p> <p>&#8220;I don&#8217;t think I should have to seek approval from the government for what is acceptable speech,&#8221; he said.</p> <div id="attachment_1934633" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934633" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934633" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_1655.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934633" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>That&#8217;s the point. There have been stories of <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/17/black-lives-matter-flag-hoa-littleton-homeowner-association-remove-aclu/">homeowners&#8217; associations ordering flags to be taken down</a>, but in Whispering Pines, it is a quasi-governmental entity, not an HOA.</p> <p>David Rhodes lives a couple blocks away. There are all sorts of flags inside his garage so he could fly them at the same time.</p> <p>&#8220;I think everyone has the right to fly the flag they want to fly and if they are LGBTQ, it&#8217;s fine also,&#8221; Rhodes said.</p> <p>In this metro district, the regulations allow American flags to be flown all the time and flags for sports teams only during the event. There is a separate category for flags that require special approval.</p> <div id="attachment_1934634" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934634" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934634" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/PRIDE-FLAG-LAWSUIT-63PKG.transfer_frame_2166.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934634" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Pendery says that&#8217;s not right, &#8220;It&#8217;s essentially the government infringing on the First Amendment, very different from an HOA which can make arbitrary rules and doesn&#8217;t have the same accountability.&#8221;</p> <p>The metro district has not yet commented to CBS4 or responded to the lawsuit.</p> <p>The next step is for a federal judge to decide whether to grant Pendery&#8217;s request for a temporary restraining order to block this district from enforcing its flag and sign regulations. The American Civil Liberties Union is providing legal representation to Pendery in the lawsuit.</p> Bill Eliminating Statute Of Limitations For Civil Sexual Assaults Passes Senate Committee Unanimously https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/sexual-assault-limitations-colorado/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:89d8c339-9ea3-f70a-be98-91d8cda8bbe5 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:55:10 +0000 Five years after Colorado eliminated the statute of limitations for criminal cases involving sexual assaults involving children, state lawmakers are considering doing the same for all civil sex assault cases. <p><strong>DENVER (CBS4) &#8211; </strong>Five years after Colorado eliminated the statute of limitations for criminal cases involving sexual assaults involving children, state lawmakers are considering doing the same for all civil sex assault cases.</p> <p>The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jessie Danielson and Republican Sen. Don Corum, passed its first committee Wednesday unanimously.</p> <p>Right now, survivors have six years to bring a civil suit against their abuser. For children, the clock begins when they turn 18.</p> <div id="attachment_1934626" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934626" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934626" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/XGR-SEX-ABUSE-LIMITATIONS-6VO.transfer_frame_266.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934626" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Raana Simmons, Executive Director of The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault says, on average, survivors who are assaulted as children, don&#8217;t disclose the abuse until they&#8217;re 56 years old and, by then, medical bills have piled up and the statute of limitations has expired.</p> <p>&#8220;The statute of limitations is an arbitrary timeline that prevents access to the single system that provides the monetary relief necessary to recover from trauma. Just as trauma has no limit neither should access to the civil legal system,&#8221; said Simmons.</p> <p>Simmons says sexual violence is one of most costly of all crimes. Most survivors, she says, spend thousands of dollars on treatment and therapy. Eliminating the statute of limitations, she says, would shift those costs from survivors to perpetrators.</p> <p>Colorado&#8217;s constitution doesn&#8217;t allow laws that are retroactive so this would be for all cases after January of next year.</p> Aurora police investigate homicide after man found shot to death inside home https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/crime/aurora-police-investigate-homicide-after-man-found-shot-to-death-inside-home Local News urn:uuid:b7ee03f2-f08f-bce3-5891-c0806632c9cd Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:54:02 +0000 Police in Aurora are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot to death inside a home Monday. AURORA, Colo. — Police in Aurora are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot to death inside a home Monday.Police responded around 9:40 a.m. to assist Aurora Fire Rescue on a medical call at 17221 East Walsh Way.Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound inside the residence. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to a Wednesday release from the Aurora Police Department. At this time, police have made no arrests. They believe this is an isolated incident posing no immediate risk to the general public.The identity of the deceased was announced in a news release by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office. The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Nathan A-Kol Bright.Anyone with information about this homicide is encouraged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) where tips are anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. Bill seeking to better hold careless drivers accountable advances at Colorado Capitol https://kdvr.com/news/politics/bill-seeking-to-better-hold-careless-drivers-accountable-advances-at-colorado-capitol/ FOX31 Denver urn:uuid:769d2b6f-2248-e392-07a0-302a80400005 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:32:34 +0000 Should there be tougher laws against careless driving? Experts say it's the leading cause of crashes. Now, Colorado lawmakers want to make sure they are held accountable no matter who they hit. <p>DENVER (KDVR) -- Should there be tougher laws against careless driving? Experts say it's the leading cause of crashes. Now, Colorado lawmakers want to make sure they are held accountable no matter who they hit.</p> <p>"Look, the numbers are staggering whichever way you cut it when it comes to careless driving," said Skyler McKinley of AAA Colorado. "If you are a pedestrian, they are especially shocking knowing that over the last decade, pedestrian deaths are up 89 percent -- nearly double in Colorado as a whole. But it's not just pedestrians, it's not just bicyclists."</p> <p>Right now, Colorado law only holds careless drivers responsible if they cause bodily injury to a so-called "vulnerable road user."</p> <p>"The way the statute has it, it's like pedestrians, people on bikes and strollers. Instead of having a list of things like saying, 'Oh, you were on a hoverboard, you don't count, you're not a vulnerable road user.'  We're just making sure that everybody who might be in accident is actually covered under the statute," said Jefferson County Rep. Brianna Titone.</p> <p>Titone and fellow Jefferson County representative Colin Larson are teaming up on the matter after Larson received a letter from his constituent John Nelson.</p> <p>Nelson said his son David's life was changed forever when someone who says they were changing their radio station slammed into David's car, leaving him with a myriad of injuries including a shattered sternum and brain embolism.</p> <p>Nelson says the careless driver had two points removed from his license but feels he deserved a steeper punishment. </p> <p>Larson said the new bill would do just that.</p> <p>"If you're involved in careless driving and you have altered somebody's life, they will have suffered a permanent disability for the rest of their life. You know because it's careless driving, it's not that there is a mal-intention there. So it doesn't make sense to really throw them in jail, but I think it does make sense to maybe remove their license, really make them think about what they've done and give them a proportional response," Larson said.</p> <p>The bill passed the state House unanimously last session but then COVID-19 hit and left the measure in limbo. Both bill sponsors are hoping with the pandemic beginning to get under control, this year it can get signed into law.</p> Colorado families ask for statewide school cannabis access https://coloradosun.com/2021/02/24/colorado-cannabis-in-schools-medical/ The Colorado Sun urn:uuid:75e84fcc-b698-f248-fa18-54112cc50e5c Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:26:12 +0000 By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado families pleaded with state lawmakers on Wednesday to pass a bill to expand cannabis-based medicine at school. Under the current law, school districts must permit parents and guardians to possess and administer cannabis-based medicine on school grounds. A bill in the Colorado Legislature would remove the [&#8230;] <div id="pico"> <p><strong>By Patty Nieberg, </strong><em>The Associated Press/Report for America</em></p> <p class="has-drop-cap">Colorado families pleaded with state lawmakers on Wednesday to pass a bill to expand cannabis-based medicine at school.</p> <p>Under the current law, school districts must permit parents and guardians to possess and administer cannabis-based medicine on school grounds. A bill in the Colorado Legislature would remove the discretion from principals and instead require school boards to implement policies that allow for possession and administration of cannabis-based medicine by school personnel.</p> <p>The bill would also protect school personnel from retaliation.</p> <p>Many parents grew emotional at a Senate Education Committee hearing as they explained the difficulties their children face trying to take their medicinal cannabis doses while in school. Some parents told the committee they have to leave work in order to deliver medicine to their children. Other families have had students continue learning remotely because it&#8217;s easier to access their medicine at home.</p> <div data-irving-name="lede-common/google-ad-unit" data-irving-config="{&quot;adUnit&quot;:&quot;lede-article-cube-01&quot;,&quot;align&quot;:&quot;right&quot;,&quot;sizes&quot;:[[300,250]]}"></div> <p>Parents like Mark Porter shared how they uprooted their families from other states to move to Colorado in order to get cannabis-based treatments for their children with complicated medical issues. For his daughter Sarah, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, the Porters have seen great progress with cannabis-based medicine.</p> <p>But suburban Douglas County, where Sarah attends high school, has chosen to not update its policy despite the family’s pleas, Porter said. For that reason, Sarah has had to continue learning remotely.</p> <p>“Do we just discretely send it with them and hope they do not get caught?” Porter said. “We shouldn’t have to. There’s nothing my child is doing that is wrong.”</p> <p>Benjamin Wann, another student in Douglas county with epilepsy who takes a cannabis-based medication, also testified in front of lawmakers, using an audio clip of a story about a burning man telling a blind man to throw water on him but the blind man refuses because he&#8217;ll get wet.</p> <p>“I&#8217;m the burning man. All of you are the blind man. I&#8217;m telling you why I&#8217;m scared and why I&#8217;m emotional. I&#8217;m begging you to throw the water but you&#8217;re not hearing what I&#8217;m saying,” the audio clip said.</p> <p class="has-background" style="background-color:#fcd232">Want exclusive political news and insights first? Subscribe to <strong>The Unaffiliated</strong>, the political newsletter from The Colorado Sun. That&#8217;s where this story first appeared. <br><br><a href="https://api.pico.tools/pn/thecoloradosun"><strong>Join now</strong></a><strong> or <a href="https://coloradosun.com?pn=manage_account">upgrade your membership</a>.</strong></p> <p>The debate surrounding policy for cannabis-based medicines in school has gone on for several years in Colorado. In 2016, “Jack&#8217;s Law” gave Colorado school districts the ability to write policies for where students can take their medicine and what forms of cannabis can be administered.</p> <p>Then in 2018, “Quintin&#8217;s Amendment,” named after Quinton Lovato, a 9-year-old boy with epilepsy, allowed for school officials to administer medical marijuana to students.</p> <p>“The system we have is already in place and my son is living proof,” said Hannah Lovato, Quintin&#8217;s mother, who also testified on Wednesday.</p> <p>Lovato begged lawmakers to protect the needs of students like her son with other complex medical conditions in school districts that have not adopted the policy.</p> <p>“Because Quintin&#8217;s amendment was passed as a permissible law, we are allowing school districts to pick and choose who receives their life-saving medication and who could potentially die,” Lovato said. “Why is my son more important than the Wanns? Why is my son more important than the Porters?”</p> <p>The bill passed the seven-member committee unanimously. It goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for a similar review.</p> <hr class="wp-block-separator" /> <p><em>Nieberg is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.</em></p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter is-resized"><a href="https://coloradosun.com/?nav=endcap"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg" alt="Rising Sun" class="wp-image-1301" width="41" height="22" srcset="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg 680w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=85,48 85w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=564,318 564w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=615,347 615w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=135,76 135w" sizes="(max-width: 41px) 100vw, 41px" /></a></figure></div> <div id="wp-irving-gtm-article-midpoint" style="height: 1px; left: 0; margin: 0 auto; position: absolute; pointer-events: none; right: 0; top: 50%; width: 1px;" /></div> Colorado should go nice and slow on gray wolf reintroduction, panel says https://coloradosun.com/2021/02/24/colorado-gray-wold-reintroduction-plan-cpw/ The Colorado Sun urn:uuid:bb2a78e5-490e-05df-0cf4-7817266b0e7a Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:23:04 +0000 By James Anderson, The Associated Press &#160;Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved reintroduction by the end of 2023. But the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, which must approve a plan, [&#8230;] <div id="pico"> <p><strong>By James Anderson</strong>, <em>The Associated Press</em></p> <p>&nbsp;Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved reintroduction by the end of 2023.</p> <p>But the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, which must approve a plan, delivered a message Wednesday: Take it nice and slow.</p> <p>It will take time to ensure that scientists and ranchers, wildlife activists and the rural Western Slope counties where wolves will be reintroduced all have a say on the divisive issue, commissioners agreed during a meeting on the topic.</p> <p>To that end, they re-endorsed a proposal by CPW staff that calls for educational seminars on the wolf for commissioners themselves; recruiting scientists for a technical advisory panel; recruiting members of a “stakeholder advisory group” to represent advocacy groups and individuals; hiring a “facilitator” for that group; and studying how to hold public meetings on wolf management in far-flung rural counties during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <div data-irving-name="lede-common/google-ad-unit" data-irving-config="{&quot;adUnit&quot;:&quot;lede-article-cube-01&quot;,&quot;align&quot;:&quot;right&quot;,&quot;sizes&quot;:[[300,250]]}"></div> <p>CPW biologists have been working with their counterparts in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, also home to wolf populations, as well as federal wildlife officials, to help craft the outlines of a reintroduction plan to be released sometime this year.</p> <p>Presented by Reid DeWalt, a CPW assistant director, the&nbsp;<a href="https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2021/January/Item.29ppt-Reid_Wolf_Presentation_V2-Brian_Dreher-DNR.pdf">path to introduction</a>&nbsp;likely will run to the end of 2023. That timeline reflects continuing polarization over the reintroduction of the gray wolf on public lands which Colorado voters narrowly approved in a November ballot measure.</p> <p>The predator was hunted, trapped and poisoned to extinction in Colorado decades ago. A handful of wolves have been sighted in recent years in northern Colorado, presumably from descendants of packs reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park in 1995.</p> <p>Rural county commissions and agricultural, business and sportsmen’s groups opposed the initiative, citing a threat to livestock and to a $1 billion hunting industry based on elk, deer and moose that supports 25,000 jobs.</p> <p>Dozens of wolf advocates warned the agency could miss the Dec. 31, 2023 deadline for the first wolf reintroduction, saying in a recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/gray_wolves/pdfs/Conservationists-recommendations-to-Gov-Polis-CPW-on-planning-for-wolf-restoration.pdf">letter</a>&nbsp;CPW had created “a perilously cumbersome process.”</p> <p class="has-background" style="background-color:#fcd232">Want exclusive political news and insights first? Subscribe to <strong>The Unaffiliated</strong>, the political newsletter from The Colorado Sun. That&#8217;s where this story first appeared. <br><br><a href="https://api.pico.tools/pn/thecoloradosun"><strong>Join now</strong></a><strong> or <a href="https://coloradosun.com?pn=manage_account">upgrade your membership</a>.</strong></p> <p>“The planning process is overly complex and more expensive than necessary,” Norman Bishop, a National Park Service retiree who worked on the Yellowstone reintroduction, told the commission Wednesday. “You are inviting those with opposing microphones to repeat the campaign debate.”</p> <p>“These advisory groups aren’t required by the ballot measure. Having scientists hold statewide public hearings is the way to do that,” Michael Robinson, senior conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in an interview. “Just say, ’Here’s what we’re going to do and why. Now comment on why we’re wrong or why we’re right.”</p> <p>Others — including Dan Gibbs, the director of the Department of Natural Resources — suggested dusting off and updating a wolf management plan crafted by the state in 2004.</p> <p>But elected officials from the Western Slope welcomed the commission&#8217;s caution, noting that only five of 22 counties in the region voted for the initiative.</p> <p>“Please stay true to your vote and the will of the people and do not succumb to political pressure,” urged Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter is-resized"><a href="https://coloradosun.com/?nav=endcap"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg" alt="Rising Sun" class="wp-image-1301" width="41" height="22" srcset="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg 680w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=85,48 85w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=564,318 564w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=615,347 615w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=135,76 135w" sizes="(max-width: 41px) 100vw, 41px" /></a></figure></div> <div id="wp-irving-gtm-article-midpoint" style="height: 1px; left: 0; margin: 0 auto; position: absolute; pointer-events: none; right: 0; top: 50%; width: 1px;" /></div> 'Xcel' scammers cash in on fear of cold, pandemic https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/contact-denver7/xcel-scammers-cash-in-on-fear-of-cold-pandemic Local News urn:uuid:a015b5ea-9cbb-5eaf-e8b7-dc37bb2e7586 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:20:06 +0000 This cold and the pandemic have provided a window of opportunity for con artists to crawl through. DENVER — The cold weather and the pandemic have provided a window of opportunity for con artists to crawl through."I equate this whole experience now to like having a weak spot in your armor. Your enemy is going to look for your weak spots, and this was mine," said Rachael Moyte, an Aurora resident who said the caller on the other end of the line last week knew just what to say. "He said, 'this is Xcel Energy, and we are sending a tech out to shut off your meter for delinquent payments.'"During a deep freeze and worried about unemployment, Moyte panicked in a way she normally would not have. "He got me because it had been zero degrees, and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I don't want my food to spoil,'" she said. "He got inside my head."What happened next was a new twist on an old scam. The scammers used fake emails and spoofed phone numbers to convince Moyte to buy a MoneyPak (gift card) and another and another."In total, with everything, I lost $2,220.01," said Moyte. "I felt like such a fool, such a fool."Contact Denver7 has learned that during the pandemic, reports of gift card scams have surged in Colorado."These criminals, and a lot of this is organized crime, they've really upped their game," said Jamie Sorrells, the director of Consumer Fraud Protection for the 18th Judicial District District Attorney's Office, which has launched a campaign warning people at grocery stores. "Albertsons, Safeway, they're already putting signage in the stores. It actually asks you 'Are you being forced to purchase a gift card to make a payment?'"Xcel Energy is also warning customers that they would never ask for a MoneyPak or threaten to disconnect service on the same day."You should hang up the phone," said Chris Cardenas, Xcel Energy's vice president of customer service. "Call Xcel and just let them know what happened. You don't want to keep the scammer on the phone. They're very convincing at times."Nationally, since 2018, the FTC says that people have reported spending $245 million on gift cards they used to pay impostor scammers.Moyte filed her report with Aurora Police, and spokeswoman Crystal McCoy said they target people of all ages and backgrounds."On average, I'd say they get somewhere between $200 and $500 each time that it is successful," said McCoy. "We want people to know that gift cards are for gifts, not payments."Moyte said she is embarrassed, but she said she would be more embarrassed to stay silent when so many other people could still be hurt."If one person hangs up the phone because of my story, I will consider myself paid back," said Moyte. "And know these people stole my money. They don't get to steal my peace. "Editor's note: Denver7 seeks out audience tips and feedback to help people in need, resolve problems and hold the powerful accountable. If you know of a community need our call center could address, or have a story idea for our investigative team to pursue, please email us at contact7@thedenverchannel.com or call (720) 462-7777. Find more Contact Denver7 stories here. Douglas County student inspires proposed legislation to improve access to CBD medicine at school https://kdvr.com/news/politics/douglas-county-student-inspires-proposed-legislation-to-improve-access-to-cbd-medicine-at-school/ FOX31 Denver urn:uuid:69f5a07e-7367-bac7-c214-1b210284ae37 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:17:05 +0000 In an impassioned speech in front of the Colorado Senate Education Committee, State Sen. Chris Holbert was moved to tears fighting for his latest piece of legislation, which would expand access to cannabis-based medicines for kids at school. <p>DENVER (KDVR) — In an impassioned speech in front of the Colorado Senate Education Committee, State Sen. Chris Holbert was moved to tears fighting for his latest piece of legislation, which would expand access to cannabis-based medicines for kids at school. </p> <p>“I was wrong,” he stated.&nbsp;</p> <p>Holbert is a Republican legislator from Douglas County. His district has no marijuana dispensaries.</p> <p>“I thought that medical marijuana was an excuse for people to get high, sit around and smoke pot,” Holbert said. </p> <p>He voted against putting legalized cannabis in Colorado’s Constitution. He also voted against pro-cannabis measures, including medical cannabis, for his four years in office because he “just didn’t believe it."</p> <p>That all changed, he says, as he got to know families with children that benefit from CBD medications.</p> <p>In 2015, he helped champion a piece of legislation called “Jack’s Law” which requires that caregivers be allowed to possess and administer cannabis-based medications on school property during the school day.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2018, Quintin Lovato, a then-third grader from Eagle County, successfully lobbied lawmakers to adopt "Quintin’s Amendment." It allowed school districts to opt-in to letting a school store non-smokable medical marijuana for a student who needed to take it during the school day. An adult staff member could then volunteer to help administer the dose. </p> <p>“This law has changed my life. I feel like I finally can be a normal kid,” Quintin told the Senate Education Committee.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since being allowed to take his medication to prevent seizures at school without his mother being present, Quintin says he has made new friends, joined both the baseball and basketball teams, and is very close to making the Honor Roll. Before, he was bullied, withdrawn, struggling at school and thought about hurting himself. </p> <p>Quintin now hopes other kids across Colorado can have the same experience he has had.&nbsp;</p> <p>“I came here to make sure they can do what I do every day,” he said.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, only two school districts in Colorado opted in to Quintin’s Amendment.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Because Quintin’s Amendment was passed as a permissible law, we are allowing school districts to pick and choose who receives their life-saving medication and who could potentially die,” Quintin’s mother, Hannah Lovato, said during her testimony Wednesday. </p> <p>Holbert and bill co-sponsor Sen. Julie Gonzales are hoping to expand that same access to every child in Colorado. </p> <p>“This bill will require school districts to store cannabis-based medicine, for the school board of that district to adopt a policy to figure out how they’ll do that,” Holbert said. “And it will allow adults, teachers, a school nurse, a coach, a principal -- it will allow them to assist in dispensing.”</p> <p>This latest piece of legislation was inspired by Douglas County student Benjamin Wann.</p> <p>“We’re now 25, 30 minutes away from his school. Seizures can be very harmful in five minutes. There’s nothing on an ambulance that can save my son’s life,” Benjamin’s father Brad Wann told FOX31.&nbsp;</p> <p>Brad or his wife Amber must drive to school each day to administer Benjamin’s hemp oil. This proposed law would allow an adult staff member at school to volunteer to do that instead, using medication safely stored in the school nurse’s office.&nbsp;</p> <p>He says this proposed law is all about access to medication in a place where students spend a majority of their day.&nbsp;</p> <p>“And they’re going to be treated like any other child that needs an EpiPen or any other type of rescue medication,” Brad Wann said. </p> <p>The committee passed the bill with an unanimous 7-0 vote. It will now move onto the House Appropriations Committee.</p> Denver Weather: Quick Burst Of Snow Hitting Colorado https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/denver-weather-quick-burst-of-snow-hitting-colorado/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:8d41f2fc-0e12-8c52-5667-01509c00dd1f Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:08:01 +0000 Snow is back in Colorado! After a few warm days in the 60s, we are now much cooler with snow already falling in northern Colorado. This quick shot of snow will stick with us from Wednesday night to Thursday morning. We have Winter Weather Advisories through Thursday morning for the Denver area and foothills. Our [&#8230;] <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335669","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p>Snow is back in Colorado! After a few warm days in the 60s, we are now much cooler with snow already falling in northern Colorado. This quick shot of snow will stick with us from Wednesday night to Thursday morning.</p> <p>We have Winter Weather Advisories through Thursday morning for the Denver area and foothills. Our foothills could pick up 5 to 10 inches of snow, along with areas south of Denver like Castle Rock and Kiowa.</p> <p>The Denver area could see 4 to 8 inches of snow, which will make for an icy commute on Thursday morning.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934594 aligncenter" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory-1-1.png?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></p> <p>The snow is quickly gone by mid-morning on Thursday, leaving behind some cool temperatures in the upper 30s and clouds. We should see some sunshine in the afternoon.</p> <p>The next round of snow mainly impacts the mountain areas on Friday. Denver may get a little snow on Sunday.</p> Foundation Still Helping East Troublesome Fire Victims Months Later https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/east-troublesome-fire-donations-recovery/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:8c006471-aee2-4e4f-97d5-23c7740ae48d Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:56:34 +0000 Victims of the East Troublesome Fire in Grand County are still receiving support from the community. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335575","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) &#8211; </strong>It’s been more than four months since the East Troublesome Fire blew through 193,812 acres in Grand County, destroying hundreds of homes. On Wednesday, families impacted still face hurdles.</p> <p>&#8220;We’ve supported over 300 families with rent and utility assistance and actually, with the utility paired with that, it’s about 600 households, and we’ve spent over $800,000 in those support services,” said Helen Sedlar, the executive director of the Mountain Family Center.</p> <div id="attachment_1934605" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934605" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934605" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_512.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934605" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Since the fire, the Mountain Family Center has served as a one-stop shop for those impacted, no matter whether they lost their home.</p> <p>On Saturday, CBS4 took a tour of the nonprofit, which was getting a fresh delivery for its food pantry.</p> <p>“This will be gone in two days,” said Megan Ledin, Executive Director of the Grand Foundation.</p> <p>Immediately following the fire, the Grand Foundation looked to the MFC for help.</p> <p>“We started working with organizations like<a href="https://www.mountainfamilycenter.org/"> Mountain Family Center</a> for that one stop shop for people for basic needs, for food, clothing, and shelter. So, we provided grant dollars to them out of the wildfire fund so they could give directly to individuals that needed assistance in those three areas.&#8221;</p> <p>The foundation set up the Wildfire Fund right away, and so far, it’s raised $3.7 million.</p> <p>While some community members can afford to rebuild, some were uninsured renters or homeowners. Others are finding out they’re insurance won’t cover all of the loss.</p> <p>&#8220;One of the things we’re discovering for those that did have insurance is how severely underinsured these people are. It&#8217;s the magnitude what it cost 10 years ago to build a home and what it cost to build a home today,” said Ledin.</p> <div id="attachment_1902077" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1902077" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1902077" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="280" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg 8256w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=1024,683 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=640,427 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=310,207 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=960,640 960w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=222,148 222w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/11/COCOL104.jpg?resize=1500,1000 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1902077" class="wp-caption-text">A stone chimney and some rubble is all that’s left of a home in the Sun Valley subdivision near Grand Lake, Colorado on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. The East Troublesome Fire was substantially slowed down last week after quickly becoming on of the largest wildfires in Colorado history overnight. (credit: Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)</p></div> <p>Community members have stepped up left and right to help where they can. It’s thanks to Mountain Parks Electric, those with a home to return to, can get a break on the rent and utilities.</p> <p>Others have donated clothing. Businesses like the Colorado Rockies, Smart Wool and Patagonia, stepped up unprompted.</p> <p>“We took in 59 boxes of Patagonia- brand new jackets, thermals, pants &#8211; all of this clothing that was donated,” said Ledin, as she showed CBS4 around one of the donation rooms at the MFC.</p> <p>Outside of the MFC, funding will go toward the longer-term needs which are perhaps the most challenging.</p> <div id="attachment_1934606" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934606" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934606" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DONATIONS-FOR-FIRE-VICTIMS-5PKG.transfer_frame_1940.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934606" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>&#8220;With spring coming and the snow melting, people are realizing once again what they’ve lost, and they need help with debris removal.”</p> <p>Ledin said the county will cover some of the removal, but the wildfire fund will cover the cost of labor and lodging, and they’re calling on anyone with the skills to help.</p> <p>Once the debris is clear, even for those who can afford to rebuild, will likely face a long road.</p> <p>&#8220;There’s always going to be this constant need for years to come. Our builders right now, are on a two-to-four year wait list for rebuilding, so those who have already arranged to have their houses rebuilt, there’s still a back log of so many homes.”</p> <p>Funds will also cover long term ecological needs.</p> <p>“We’re talking about future flood mitigation, fire mitigation, reforestation, water quality, all of those things are imperative, not to mention the number of down trees and timber we still have. Still being in a drought situation in grand county, it is imperative that we look to how we can prevent future forest fires,” said Ledin.</p> <p>If you would like to help, you can donate to the <a href="https://www.grandfoundation.com/Give/Wildfire-Fund">Wildfire Fund</a> or reach out to the Grand Foundation. It’s asking for volunteers with any trade skills that could help in the long-term recovery efforts.</p> UCHealth Researchers Studying If Convalescent Plasma Can Keep High-Risk COVID Patients Out Of The Hospital https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/covid-colorado-uchealth-convalescent-plasma/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:4eaaf12b-8fed-5d59-9786-60992654b49c Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:31:45 +0000 Researchers at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital are looking at the effectiveness of convalescent plasma in keeping high-risk COVID-19 patients out of the hospital. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335605","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; Researchers at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital are looking at the effectiveness of convalescent plasma in keeping high-risk COVID-19 patients out of the hospital. They are trying to see if giving a patient, who shows up in the emergency department, the antibody-rich plasma will keep that person from being admitted.</p> <div id="attachment_1934577" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934577" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934577" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_1835.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934577" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Sharon Holmes is a study participant.</p> <p>&#8220;I don&#8217;t think I&#8217;ve ever felt that bad,&#8221; Sharon told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh.</p> <p>In late October, 59-year-old Sharon had COVID.</p> <p>&#8220;My fingers were starting turning purple,&#8221; she said. &#8220;And I was just exhausted. I couldn&#8217;t catch my breath. I felt like I was just suffocating.&#8221;</p> <p>Sharon is a switchboard operator who answers phones for UCHealth. She also does the emergency paging. Four days into her case of COVID, Sharon took herself to the emergency room.</p> <p>&#8220;They were going to send me home which, really, I was so scared,&#8221; she said.</p> <div id="attachment_1934579" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934579" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934579" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_601.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934579" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Before she left, Sharon was offered another option, the chance to take part in a clinical trial of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in outpatients (C3PO).</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re scrambling to find these effective treatments as fast as possible,&#8221; said Dr. Adit Ginde, Emergency Medicine physician at UCHealth.</p> <p>He is leading the study of the antibody-rich plasma donated by COVID survivors. Participants are emergency room COVID patients who have early symptoms, are high risk but stable enough to go home. They get either the plasma or a placebo.</p> <p>&#8220;The goal of convalescent plasma is actually to eliminate the virus as quick as possible from the body,&#8221; said Ginde.</p> <p>Sharon is a believer.</p> <p>&#8220;I actually felt so much better,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>She says she turned the corner 32 hours after the infusion. She was later told she got the plasma.</p> <div id="attachment_1934576" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934576" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934576" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/CONVALSCENT-PLASMA-5PKG.transfer_frame_2829.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934576" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>&#8220;I think it is a lifesaver,&#8221; said Sharon.</p> <p>Dr. Ginde said 500 patients have been enrolled in the study nationally. He said researchers hope to determine the effectiveness of convalescent plasma for COVID outpatients in the next few months.</p> Girls & Science Goes Virtual With Events Throughout The Month Of March https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/girls-science-goes-virtual-with-events-throughout-the-month-of-march/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:573ec352-8e86-3007-16c5-223e9a70018f Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:29:32 +0000 The Denver Museum of Nature and Science along with CBS4 are gearing up to host the seventh annual Girls and Science event. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335645","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; The Denver Museum of Nature and Science along with <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/girlsandscience/">CBS4</a> are gearing up to host the seventh annual Girls and Science event. With COVID-19 restrictions, this year the will be virtual throughout the whole month of March.<img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1930482" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg 1600w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Girls-Science.jpg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /></p> <p>The new format features virtual clubhouses, clubhouse chats, and stories with scientists focused on connecting future scientists with women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) careers. There will also be take-home activities kits available for families Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon.</p> <p>This year, the Museum&#8217;s Clubhouse will feature Earth Sciences Collections Managers Kristen MacKenzie and Nicole Neu-Yagle illustrating how the Museum keeps records for collections management. Participants will learn how numbers are assigned to specimens, the information kept with specimens, and why that information is kept.</p> <div id="attachment_1934585" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934585" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934585" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_909.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934585" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Taliah Farnsworth, Denver Museum of Nature &amp; Science programs specialist and Girls &amp; Science host said, &#8220;I&#8217;m just excited to get to connect girls and anybody who is interested in celebrating women in STEM and STEAM careers with mentors who might be able to inspire them.&#8221;</p> <p>Farnsworth says she sees first hand how virtual and digital events have the power to help people engage not just with scientists but with science and unique places and careers they might not have ever thought about.</p> <div id="attachment_1934583" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934583" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934583" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/girls-and-science-explainer-intv.transfer_frame_6713.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934583" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>There will be zoom live events on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. There will be Spanish translations and American Sign Language translations. There will be live Instagram live events at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and videos posted to social media throughout the month of March. There are also bitmoji virtual clubhouses to explore anytime.</p> <p><strong>LINK: <a href="https://www.dmns.org/girls-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Girls &amp; Science</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Colorado professor says he wishes he had the Johnson and Johnson vaccine https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/colorado-professor-says-he-wishes-he-had-the-johnson-and-johnson-vaccine/ FOX31 Denver urn:uuid:638e4c57-ffc0-c6ff-b839-25403a6cceda Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:28:25 +0000 On Wednesday the FDA said Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. This could help pave the way for its approval for emergency use after a meeting on Friday. <p>AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) -- On Wednesday the FDA said Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. This could help pave the way for its approval for emergency use after a meeting on Friday.</p> <p>Data shows the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is 66% effective at preventing COVID illness. That's compared to about 95% effectiveness with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.</p> <p>"There are some potential reasons for that. This was being done at a time when the virus load was considerably higher. There was an increase in the variants," said Ross Kedl, a professor of immunology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.</p> <p>Kedl says there is some very promising data about the Johnson and Johnson option.</p> <p>"It's equally effective at keeping you alive," he said. "They also came out with some really good data that it actually seems to prevent transmission."</p> <p>Kedl says he received the Moderna vaccine through a clinical trial. But says, "My preference would have been the J and J vaccine, actually. That's the one I would have preferred to have taken."</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kdvr.com/news/fda-finds-johnson-johnsons-one-shot-covid-19-vaccine-effective-and-safe/" class="promo-link__link" > FDA finds Johnson &amp; Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe<br> </a> </aside> </div> <p>He believes the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will develop a balanced immune response and could possibly have stronger durability. Plus, the side effects may not be as bad.</p> <p>"Its side effect profile is considerably less. The mRNA vaccines -- like I said -- I had the Moderna vaccine, and the second, that boost hits you a bit like a truck," he said.</p> <p>The Johnson and Johnson vaccine only requires one dose, as opposed to two, and it does not need to be kept at ultra-cold temperatures.</p> <p>"These vaccines have a much better shelf life. So, there are some advantages there in terms of shipping and distribution," Kedl said. </p> <p>Getting more vaccines into arms, Kedl said, will benefit everyone.</p> <p>"That will help really I think shove the overall case load through the floor, and provide broad, society-wide protection," Kedl said.</p> Vaccine May Create ‘Terminator’-Type Antibody Response In People Who Have Had COVID https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/vaccine-create-terminator-type-antibody-response-people-covid/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:ec663c4c-1e7d-b77d-8600-3d97609b0df0 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:09:37 +0000 New questions are being raised about whether or not people who have had COVID-19 need two doses of the coronavirus vaccines. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p2"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p2").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5326170","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p2","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>(CBS4)</strong> &#8211; New questions are being raised about whether or not people who have had COVID-19 need two doses of the coronavirus vaccines. <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/personality/dr-dave-hnida/">CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida</a> addressed it during his weekly question &amp; answer session on <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/live/cbsn-denver/">CBSN Denver</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_1927116" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1927116" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1927116" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg" alt="People arrive for COVID-19 vaccinations at a drive-thru setup at Coors Field on January 30, 2021, in Denver." width="420" height="280" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg 5760w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=1024,683 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=640,427 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=310,207 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=960,640 960w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=222,148 222w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/GettyImages-1230872346.jpg?resize=1500,1000 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1927116" class="wp-caption-text">People arrive for COVID-19 vaccinations at a drive-thru setup at Coors Field on Jan. 30. (credit:CHET STRANGE/AFP via Getty Images)</p></div> <p>&#8220;At this point the advice remains the same,&#8221; he said, referring to the vaccines which require two doses. &#8220;It&#8217;s going to be two vaccinations even if you have had COVID in the past. We just don&#8217;t know how strong and how long your immune response is from illness.&#8221;</p> <p>Hnida did point to new research released in the past two weeks with a number of studies focused on the immune response to the vaccine in people who have already had COVID.</p> <p>&#8220;It turns out, simply one single vaccine does wind up increasing the antibodies against COVID over a thousandfold. Not only is the antibody response large, it appears to generate a very strong and robust response in terms of being to able to fight off the things such as the mutated strains or variants.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;This is almost like you&#8217;re getting a &#8216;Terminator&#8217;-type of antibody response, which is really good.&#8221;</p> <div id="attachment_1934574" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934574" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934574" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg" alt="terminator" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg 1600w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/terminator.jpg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934574" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Martin Rauscher/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)</p></div> <p>Hnida said this shows the vaccine is not only safe but effective and important, even if you&#8217;ve already had COVID.</p> <p>He explained the questions about a second dose all revolve around having enough vaccine to go around, but for now the recommendation will remain at two doses.</p> Appointments Available For Weekend COVID Vaccination Event For 70+ At National Jewish https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/covid-vaccine-national-jewish-appointments-70-years/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:7beabf67-20a7-8425-7ba2-469f31a18f5a Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:03:32 +0000 National Jewish Health is hosting an appointment-only vaccine event this Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is only for those 70 and older. <p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; National Jewish Health is hosting an appointment-only vaccine event this Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is only for those 70 and older.</p> <div id="attachment_1928192" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1928192" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1928192" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="280" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg?resize=640,427 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg?resize=310,207 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg?resize=960,640 960w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/GettyImages-1230141455.jpg?resize=222,148 222w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1928192" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)</p></div> <p>There are appointments available for that age group. National Jewish Health hopes to vaccinate more than 2,200 people at the event. They still have some openings and participants must register online at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.njhealth.org_vaccine&amp;d=DwMFAg&amp;c=jGUuvAdBXp_VqQ6t0yah2g&amp;r=qfF1omNjgKguz-FwWu6D7ihjAEigguN7nHCcpL8gqWw&amp;m=fcCWjcvrJXeuurW0_huNT1W-TPYsawAh190QHOgX0eE&amp;s=2P0JCXOfY8kyBkM9AgVcruh3_ZjMshtsAe3rybAKK70&amp;e=">njhealth.org/vaccine</a>.</p> <p>Saturday&#8217;s event is set for people 70 and older in accordance with Gov. Jared Polis&#8217; goal to vaccinate 70% of 70 year olds and up by the end of February.</p> <p><strong>LINK: <a href="http://njhealth.org/vaccine" target="_blank" rel="noopener">National Jewish Health Vaccine Registration</a> </strong></p> Foundation Still Helping East Troublesome Fire Victims Months Later https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/east-troublesome-fire-donations-recovery/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:07c6fdbf-ba50-60f3-c9b6-fa3c16c19f9d Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:02:34 +0000 Victims of the East Troublesome Fire in Grand County are still receiving support from the community. <p><strong>GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) &#8211; </strong>Victims of the East Troublesome Fire in Grand County are still receiving support from the community. Items like clothing and food are filling up a room at the Mountain Family Center.</p> <p>Yet, the need for donations to help with housing assistance, utilities and debris removal remains immediate.</p> <p>Coloradans can help donate to the <a href="https://www.grandfoundation.com/Give/Wildfire-Fund">Grand Foundation Wildfire Emergency Fund</a> where 100% of the donations will help those residents who&#8217;ve lost their home.</p> Live updates: Storm expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of snow along Colorado Front Range https://www.thedenverchannel.com/weather/weather-news/live-updates-storm-expected-to-bring-4-to-8-inches-of-snow-along-colorado-front-range Local News urn:uuid:959182eb-2b47-44a8-b39e-eec70b18bb42 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:58:05 +0000 A storm is expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of snow along the Front Range starting Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, with up to 6 inches forecast for Denver. Stay updated with the latest developments here. DENVER – A storm is expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of snow along the Front Range starting Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, with up to 6 inches forecast for Denver.Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for most of the area into Thursday morning, with up to 8 inches of snow forecast for the foothills, 4-6 inches for Denver and 6-8 inches expected for the Palmer Divide area.MORE: What to expect | Forecast | Denver7 Weather | 24/7 Weather Live Stream | Traffic Map | Closings & Delays | RadarsThe National Weather Service said the heaviest snow will likely fall Wednesday night before it tapers off overnight into Thursday morning, but Thursday morning’s commute is expected to be tough, with slick and snowpacked roads.We’ll be updating this live blog with the latest updates on forecasts, current conditions and road conditions throughout the storm. You can also find the latest weather information on the Denver7 weather page and by watching the 24/7 Denver7 Weather live stream on our website, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire streaming apps.Below, you can find the latest as snow falls across the Front Range. Refresh the page for the latest updates (All times Mountain):4:55 p.m. | Latest snowfall forecast from NWSThe latest forecast snowfall graphic from the National Weather Service shows Denver getting 4-6 inches, Boulder, Castle Rock and Evergreen receiving about 6-8 inches of snow, with 8-12 inches at higher elevations.Fort Collins and Colorado Springs should also see 4-6 inches of snow, while the Palmer Divide is looking at 2-6 inches as well, depending on elevation.4:09 p.m. | CSP predicting difficult travel conditionsColorado State Patrol is preparing for the incoming snow storm, warning drivers that both I-25 and I-70 will likely see difficult travel conditions tonight and Thursday morning because of the snow.CSP said it expects CMV chain laws and passenger vehicle traction laws to be put in place from Golden to Idaho Springs on I-70 and for I-25 south of Castle Rock. COVID In Colorado: Debate Continues Over Colorado Students Opting Out Of Standardized Testing https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/standardized-testing-opt-out-denver-public-schools-covid-colorado-students/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:b7822bca-b72d-7f30-7f4c-135381536ee5 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:52:56 +0000 The deadline to opt-out of CMAS testing for Denver Public Schools is this Friday, and it has many still divided over what to do. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5331178","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong> &#8211; The deadline to opt-out of CMAS testing for Denver Public Schools is this Friday, and it has many still divided over what to do.</p> <p>&#8220;I personally opted my 3rd and 4th grader out this year, I probably will not do that next year,&#8221; Amy Bergner said.</p> <div id="attachment_1900774" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1900774" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1900774" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1900774" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>By now some have already made up their mind, and that means a percentage of kids will not be taking the test, Bergner also happens to be a DPS elementary teacher.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s the whole assumption that we&#8217;re not doing any testing, and of course we are, we have unit tests, we have term test, we have all of that data,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>In 2020 the test was canceled because of the pandemic, this year students may opt-out, but the federal government has said it cannot be canceled.  Those on the opposing side think standardized would be just an additional tool, possibly to gauge how far students have fallen behind, they also say, there&#8217;s not much to lose.</p> <div id="attachment_1898818" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1898818" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1898818" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="280" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg 6858w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=768,513 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1024,683 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1536,1025 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=2048,1367 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=640,427 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=310,207 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=959,640 959w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1534,1024 1534w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=222,148 222w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1500,1001 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1898818" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Getty Images)</p></div> <p>&#8220;We were delayed in getting back to school, we&#8217;re on a shortened school day, we were back in school for a little bit of time then sent back home, we want to use our time with students teaching them, not testing them,&#8221; Bergner added.</p> <p>The tests currently require students to come to school for the test regardless of remote learning status. It will be up to each school to decide what to assign students to do if they opt-out, according to DPS.</p> A "Porch Light" for those in need: Center opens in Lakewood to help victims of abuse https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/a-porch-light-for-those-in-need-center-opens-in-lakewood-to-help-victims-of-abuse Local News urn:uuid:7c84ce8e-5b7e-3e28-64d0-37624e5a6028 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:48:53 +0000 Help is here for victims in Colorado. Help is here for victims in Colorado.Candace Coolidge is the Executive Director of Porch Light, a family justice center designed to help victims of crimes ranging from domestic violence, human trafficking and elderly abuse. She says this is a need in the community."Not only do make make it easier for the victims to get them the health and services that they need in one place, tell their story one time, fill out one application for services," Coolidge said.Cynthia Kornegay is a former victim of domestic violence, now working with Porch Light to help others in a situation she was once in."The cases rose over the year of Covid and were more violent cases during Covid," Kornegay said of domestic violence cases.While the New England Journal of Medicine reports domestic violence calls dropped in some states by nearly 50%, the same report believes that number is deceiving, that victims were unable to safely connect with services. A United Nations report called the increase in domestic abuse during lockdown a "shadow pandemic"."Fear can be a part of all of it that keeps us from seeking help. But also it’s just not knowing, it’s not understanding," Kornegay said.Porch Light gives those who have suffered a place to turn. Their employees help victims cut through the red tape. Offering different health and civil services. They even help get protection orders from inside the building."They’re also able to hold a hearing with the judge here from Porch Light. The victim does not have to go to the quart room or the courthouse to get civil protection order they can come to Porch Light," Coolidge said. Colorado testing half as many as in November https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/colorado-testing-half-as-many-as-in-november/ FOX31 Denver urn:uuid:59f137f2-f683-1e28-8321-2aabbd9e41f2 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:45:16 +0000 Coloradans must be feeling better at large considering the state is now seeing about half as many COVID-19 tests as it was just a few months ago. <p>DENVER (KDVR) -- Coloradans must be feeling better at large considering the state is now seeing about half as many COVID-19 tests as it was just a few months ago.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/could-denver-be-moved-into-level-blue-covid-19-restrictions-by-march/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Could Denver be moved into Level Blue COVID-19 restrictions by March? </a> </aside> </div> <p>The COVID-19 vaccination program is coinciding with a drop both in the number of daily tests performed and the number of daily outbreaks happening across the state.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div class="flourish-embed flourish-chart" data-src="visualisation/5387622"><script src="https://public.flourish.studio/resources/embed.js"></script></div> </div> <p>Tests are given in both state-run clinics and in private provider settings. The combined number of both peaked in late November at the <a href="https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/post-thanksgiving-covid-19-surge-expected-to-show-in-data-this-week/" data-type="URL" data-id="https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/post-thanksgiving-covid-19-surge-expected-to-show-in-data-this-week/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">largest Colorado case surge in the history of the pandemic</a>.</p> <p>Data Desk found the average daily tests given during the seven days of the November peak, then compared it to the average of the same seven days each following month.</p> <p>During the peak, Nov. 20 - 27, Colorado performed 51,243 tests on average each day.</p> <p>The last seven days have seen half the number of tests performed, with 25,578 daily tests performed between Feb. 15 and 22.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/county-positivity-rates-mostly-at-level-blue/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Colorado county positivity rates mostly at Level Blue </a> </aside> </div> <p>Outbreak averages show promising news as well. Colorado is seeing the same number of daily COVID-19 outbreaks as the lowest points of last summer.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div class="flourish-embed flourish-chart" data-src="visualisation/5389317"><script src="https://public.flourish.studio/resources/embed.js"></script></div> </div> <p>Outbreaks occur when two or more COVID cases are found in the same place within two weeks of each other. </p> <p>Data Desk took the daily counts in groups of seven for a rolling daily average.</p> <p>On Valentine's Day, Colorado had a 7-day daily outbreak average of 3.5. </p> <p>The last time the state had that low of an outbreak average was July 1, 2020, when the 7-day average was 3.3 daily outbreaks.</p> Increased levels of COVID-19 found in Larimer County wastewater https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/coronavirus/increased-levels-of-covid-19-found-in-larimer-county-wastewater Local News urn:uuid:16796537-1fa1-2d55-9965-7f0bcc56da60 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:44:45 +0000 The director of the Larimer County Health Department says the department has discovered a recent increase in signs of COVID-19 showing up in several sewersheds across the county. FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The director of the Larimer County Health Department says the department has discovered a recent increase in signs of COVID-19 showing up in several sewersheds across the county.Wastewater testing for COVID-19 started last year across Colorado. It's been a useful tool for communities statewide, as the virus can be found in fecal matter before a person ever shows symptoms."February 18, we are seeing an upward trend in six of our eight monitored sewersheds and it’s very significant. It's looking like numbers back in January, so I want to alert the community: We’re not out of this tunnel," said Tom Gonzales, the director of the county health department, in a recent meeting with county commissioners.On Larmier County Health’s wastewater tracking website, specific neighborhoods in the campus west area of Fort Collins are highlighted as having elevated levels of COVID-19 in their wastewater."We worked with CSU and their lab there, as well as with the CSU public health response team, to do a similar type of monitoring for some of the off-campus areas that they do on-campus with the dormitories. I would say it's an increase and it's one that is consistent across multiple sewersheds." said Jared Olson, a population epidemiologist with Larimer County Health.Olson says the increase isn’t anything like the one they saw in November or December. Still, it serves as a reminder for people who live across these communities to consider getting tested, he said."We’re not looking to suggest that something has radically shifted in the last few days or that there is a major increase in the particular danger, but just as a reminder that we’re still in the middle of this pandemic," said Olson. Wastewater testing is one of many tools health departments have in fighting this virus. For now in Larimer County, it presents a glimpse of what the next five to 10 days could look like. Colorado Lawmakers Discuss Creation Of ‘Health Service Reserve Corps’ Modeled After National Guard https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/health-service-corps-covid-colorado-lawmakers/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:b73b834f-8d43-83de-2ec1-4c42921f16cf Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:22:01 +0000 Colorado lawmakers discussed a bill that would create a so-called health service reserve corps. <p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; Colorado lawmakers discussed a bill that would create a so-called health service reserve corps. The corps would be made up entirely of volunteer health care workers and be the first of its kind in the country.</p> <p>The volunteers would be cross trained and deployed similar to National Guard troops. The bill sponsors are an <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/health-service-corps-national-guard-weary-health-care-workers/">emergency room nurse and a pediatrician</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_1914114" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1914114" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1914114" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/12/HEALTHCARE-WORKER-VACCINE-10-PKG.transfer_frame_216.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1914114" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>&#8220;Really trying to figure out can we be self reliant here in Colorado, how can we utilize all of the health care workers that we have and make sure that they&#8217;re cross trained and that they get benefits from this as well, similar to what National Guard members get,&#8221; said Rep. Kyle Mullica, a Democrat representing Thornton.</p> <div id="attachment_1923107" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1923107" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1923107" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/LEGISLATURE-HEALTH-CORPS-6PKG.transfer_frame_574.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1923107" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Because there is nothing like it in the country, there are a lot of details to work out including who oversees the corps, provides ongoing training, and pays for that training. The bill would set-up a task force to figure out how to make the dream a reality.</p> <p>The bill passed its first committee on Wednesday.</p> Woman found dead near car 'hundreds of feet' from mountain highway https://kdvr.com/news/local/woman-found-dead-near-car-hundreds-of-feet-from-mountain-highway/ FOX31 Denver urn:uuid:08924b32-9f7a-f8e0-ec7a-1ddab920885e Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:17:24 +0000 A woman was found dead near her vehicle after it crashed in steep terrain on a mountain pass in southwest Colorado. <p>MINERAL COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- A woman was found dead near her vehicle after it crashed in steep terrain on a mountain pass in southwest Colorado.</p> <p>According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement officers joined search and rescue crews on Tuesday to reach a Ford Focus hatchback located "hundreds of feet" from Highway 160 on Wolf Creek Pass. </p> <p>The vehicle was found near mile marker 162.</p> <p>A search and rescue team found a woman dead roughly 150 feet from where they found the Focus. </p> <p>"Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol are working to determine the cause of the crash," the CBI said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.</p> <p>The Mineral County Coroner's Office will release the woman's name after she is identified and her loved ones are notified.</p> ‘Big Crash! Bam! Boom!’: Trash Truck Backs Into Denver House, Causing Partial Collapse https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/garbage-truck-trash-home-denver-destroyed/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:f0ef92ca-5842-a873-88d4-1bdbd12fad90 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:15:11 +0000 A house in southwest Denver partially collapsed after a garbage truck backed into it. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335249","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong> &#8212; A house in southwest Denver partially collapsed after a garbage truck backed into it. It happened in the 3300 block of South Julian Street on Wednesday.</p> <div id="attachment_1934482" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934482" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934482" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="315" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=1024,768 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=640,480 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=853,640 853w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=1365,1024 1365w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-3-DFD.jpg?resize=1500,1125 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934482" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Denver Fire Department)</p></div> <p><span class="hash">&#8220;#</span><span class="link-complex-target">DenverFireDepartment</span> crews are working a partial building collapse at 3386 S. Julian,&#8221; officials tweeted.</p> <div id="attachment_1934480" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934480" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934480" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="315" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=1024,768 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=640,480 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=853,640 853w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=1365,1024 1365w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-1-DFD.jpg?resize=1500,1125 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934480" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Denver Fire Department)</p></div> <p>Part of the roof was shredded and some of the walls were separated from the foundations and leaning out.</p> <p>David Silva says he and his dog were napping at the time.</p> <p>&#8220;Before you know it, big crash bam boom. Shook the house, my dog ran out the back door. I ran to the front and it was dusty, in shambles, and I looked and there was a truck in my house. The driver of the truck came running in, wanted to know if I was okay. I was okay. Then I came outside, and then I saw the magnitude of the destruction and that my house is totaled,&#8221; said Silva.</p> <p>He said he was told the truck would have to be removed from the home, and the home would probably collapse. He feared his car, parked in the driveway, would also be destroyed.</p> <p>Silva says his dog is okay, too.</p> <div id="attachment_1934481" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934481" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934481" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg" alt="" width="420" height="560" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg?resize=225,300 225w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg?resize=768,1024 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg?resize=1152,1536 1152w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg?resize=640,853 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg?resize=480,640 480w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg?resize=1024,1365 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Julian-street-truck-into-building-2-DFD.jpg?resize=1125,1500 1125w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934481" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Denver Fire Department)</p></div> <p>No injuries have been reported.</p> <p>The Arapahoe County Sheriff&#8217;s Office and the Denver Fire Department and are working on the incident.</p> Colorado COVID Survivor Meets Plasma Donors Who Helped Save His Life https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/covid-colorado-plasma-donor/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:cece75cf-0e72-63aa-de47-60986cb8433f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:01:42 +0000 A Colorado man got to meet the two people who donated convalescent plasma which he credits in saving his life when he suffered from COVID-19. <p><strong>DENVER (CBS4) &#8211; </strong>A Colorado man got to meet the two people who donated convalescent plasma which he credits in saving his life when he suffered from COVID-19. Paul Nielsen got sick in May 2020.</p> <p>He says his family urged him to go to the doctor&#8217;s office where they considered putting him on a ventilator.</p> <div id="attachment_1934547" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934547" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934547" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5SOT.transfer_frame_212.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934547" class="wp-caption-text">Paul Nielsen (credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>That&#8217;s when, Nielsen says, he was offered two bags of convalescent plasma.</p> <p>“The plasma was the key ingredient. I’m not a doctor, I don’t know for certain, but to me that’s what I credit as saving my life was the plasma,&#8221; Nielsen said.</p> <p>Nieslen asked Vitalant to help him meet his two donors. On Wednesday, Nielsen met Amos Bailey, a palliative care doctor in Denver. Bailey suffered from COVID-19 in March.</p> <p>He says he worked with doctors and families of patients who were dying of COVID-19 and wanted to help.</p> <p>The second donor, Tracee Metcalfe, is a hospitalist in Vail, and met with Nielsen virtually.</p> <p>“I felt happy I could come back to work and take care of patients, and when the opportunity to give plasma arose I was delighted to be able to do that,&#8221; Metcalfe said.</p> <div id="attachment_1934548" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934548" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934548" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/BLOOD-DONOR-PATIENT-MEET-5VO.transfer_frame_446.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934548" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Nielsen says he has also donated his plasma to help others.</p> <p>&#8220;You want to show appreciation for the person who donated, specifically for what saved my life, it&#8217;s amazing,&#8221; said Neilsen.</p> <p>To learn more and schedule an appointment to donate, please visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).</p> 1 in 6 Gen Zers identify as LGBT: Gallup poll https://kdvr.com/news/nationalworld-news/1-in-6-gen-zers-identify-as-lgbt-gallup-poll/ FOX31 Denver urn:uuid:acb6b598-693a-c0eb-3c90-008058e0421f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:52:06 +0000 An estimated 5.6 percent of U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. <p>(NEXSTAR) - A Gallup&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/329708/lgbt-identification-rises-latest-estimate.aspx">poll</a>&nbsp;released Wednesday found that adults from Generation Z are far likelier to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) than older Americans are.</p> <p>An estimated 5.6 percent of U.S. adults identify as LGBT, according to the poll, a 4.5 percent increase from Gallup's last update, based off data from 2017. </p> <p>The results are compiled from more than 15,000 interviews conducted throughout 2020 with Americans aged 18 and up. </p> <p>As for Gen Zers (those born between 1997 and 2002) 1 in 6, or roughly 16 percent of respondents identified as LGBT. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kdvr.com/news/supreme-court-justices-rule-gay-workers-protected-from-job-discrimination/" class="promo-link__link" > Supreme Court justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination </a> </aside> </div> <p>Comparatively, 9 percent of Millennials and 3.8 percent of Gen Xers identify as LGBT. Just 1.3 percent of those born before 1946 and 2 percent of baby boomers identified similarly. </p> <p>Gallup is uncertain whether the higher LGBT identification in younger Americans "reflects a true shift in sexual orientation" or "a greater willingness of young people to identify as LGBT." </p> <p>The vast majority of LGBT respondents (54.6 percent) identify as bisexual, while nearly a quarter say they are gay, 11.7 percent lesbian and 11.3 percent transgender. </p> <p>Women and politically liberal people are more likely to identify as LGBT than men and politically conservative individuals. Nearly nine percent of Democrats and 1.7 percent of Republicans identify as LGBT, per the survey. </p> <p>According to Gallup, the poll results stem from "a time when Americans are increasingly supportive of equal rights" for LGBT people, and "with younger generations far more likely than older generations to consider themselves LGBT," the identification is predicted to rise steadily. </p> Colorado panel: Nice and slow on gray wolf reintroduction https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/colorado-panel-nice-and-slow-on-gray-wolf-reintroduction Local News urn:uuid:6801cae5-54e8-c049-2b59-32aea26cbfb0 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:40:51 +0000 Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf. They argue the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved wolf reintroduction by the end of 2023. DENVER (AP) — Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf.They argue the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved wolf reintroduction by the end of 2023.But the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, which must approve a plan, delivered a message Wednesday: Take it nice and slow.Commissioners say it will take time to ensure that scientists and ranchers, wildlife activists and the rural Western Slope counties where wolves will be reintroduced all have a say on the polarizing issue. Check Out The Progress With DIA’s Great Hall Project https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/denver-international-airport-dia-great-hall-project/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:cf67fd59-f8d2-f541-6a3c-9fbd3cfc4594 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:38:42 +0000 The Great Hall Project continues at Denver International Airport. DIA shared the images which show the work in progress. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335290","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; The Great Hall Project continues at Denver International Airport. DIA shared the images which show the work in progress.</p> <div id="attachment_1934527" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934527" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934527" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg 1732w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-3.jpg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934527" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: DIA)</p></div> <p>The quartz floor is being installed and the final touches are being put on the wood paneled ceilings. The ticketing area on level 6 is expected to be finished by the end of the year.</p> <div id="attachment_1934525" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934525" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934525" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg 1522w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-2.jpg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934525" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: DIA)</p></div> <p>The goal is to have the entire project completed by 2024.</p> <div id="attachment_1934524" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934524" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1934524" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg 3264w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=2048,1152 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/DIA-GREAT-HALL-1.jpg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934524" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: DIA)</p></div> Emergency Declared For SkyWest Flight Landing At Aspen-Pitkin County Airport After Possible Smoke Reported In Cabin https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/aspen-pitkin-county-airport-skywest-emergency-smoke-cabin/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:870f9600-7bf5-702e-5a27-dee6aa4048ec Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:30:41 +0000 An emergency was called for SkyWest flight 3150 as it approached the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on Wednesday morning. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5335263","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; An emergency was called for SkyWest flight 3150 as it approached the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on Wednesday morning. The emergency was declared 17 miles out due to a report of smoke or electrical fumes in the cabin.</p> <p>The SkyWest flight was operating for American Airlines from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. There were 53 passengers and crew onboard. The plane landed safely at 11:24 a.m. on Runway 15 and taxied to Gate 6 at the airport terminal.</p> <p>Everyone deplaned through the boarding door. Fire crews at the airport investigated and released the plane back to the airline.</p> Snow and slick roads tonight and early Thursday on Pinpoint Weather Alert Day https://kdvr.com/weather/weather-forecast/snow-and-slick-roads-tonight-and-early-thursday-on-pinpoint-weather-alert-day/ FOX31 Denver urn:uuid:80887313-54a6-de9d-2cdb-f1ebdcb002d7 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:55:18 +0000 Snow will continue across Denver and the Front Range from this evening into early Thursday before ending from north to south. <p>DENVER (KDVR) -- Snow will continue across Denver and the Front Range from this evening into early Thursday before ending from north to south. We are expecting slick roads especially after sunset and before sunrise on Thursday. Snow will be deeper to the west in the foothills and south across the Palmer Divide.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kdvr.com/weather/colorados-snowpack-has-increased-16-in-february-thanks-to-snowy-pattern/" class="promo-link__link" > Colorado’s snowpack has increased 16% in February thanks to snowy pattern </a> </aside> </div> <p>The best window for accumulating snow will be from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Here is a look at snow totals forecast:</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1280" height="720" src="https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png" alt="" class="wp-image-1400726" srcset="https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png 1280w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=280,157 280w, https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/02/PPWX-FR-Snow-Accumulation-Futurecast-2-2.png?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Roads should improve by midday with plenty of sunshine helping to dry out the main highways making the evening drive much better.</p> <p>Other than a flurry possible late on Saturday the rest of the forecast is looking dry. Temperatures will be in the chilly 30s Thursday then into the 40s through the weekend. We will continue to warm and reach the 50s for several days next week.</p> Denver Restaurant Week Moved To Spring With Outdoor Dining In Mind https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/denver-restaurant-week-spring-outdoor-dining-menus/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:871f0152-288d-be90-4747-471ead08a827 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:53:14 +0000 Foodies in Denver will be able to enjoy a slightly different Denver Restaurant Week this year. <p><strong>DENVER (CBS4) &#8211; </strong>Foodies in Denver will be able to enjoy a slightly different Denver Restaurant Week this year. VISIT DENVER says the popular event will be pushed to April 23-May 2 with a patio-friendly approach.</p> <p>The hope is the time of the year and warmer temperatures will provide for better outdoor dining. Organizers say, new this year, diners can choose eateries and restaurants which are certified under the city&#8217;s Five Star Program which bolsters capacity while maintaining COVID-19 health and safety requirements.</p> <div id="attachment_1900159" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1900159" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1900159" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DENVER-RESTAURANT-WEEK-63VO.transfer_frame_205.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1900159" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>“We have an excellent culinary scene that is having a tough time right now through no fault of its own, so we wanted to build a new spring program that still offers as many to-go options as ever while increasing access to safe dine-in options as well,&#8221; said Richard W. Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER in a news release.</p> <p>Last year&#8217;s event was <a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/10/26/see-menus-fall-denver-restaurant-week/">moved to the fall</a>.</p> <p>Restaurants wanting to participate can start registering on March 2. Those selected and their menus will be announced on March 31.</p> <p>What hasn&#8217;t changed are the specially-priced menus which offer multiple courses for $25, $35 or $45.</p> <p>CBS4 is a proud sponsor of Denver Restaurant Week.</p> Colorado elections expert nominated by Joe Biden to serve on U.S. Postal Service governing board https://coloradosun.com/2021/02/24/amber-mcreynolds-usps-board-of-governors/ The Colorado Sun urn:uuid:16c50c34-63c9-d4e2-60ec-20e0257fefc3 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:49:07 +0000 Amber McReynolds, the former head of the Denver Elections Division and now the chief executive of the National Vote at Home Institute, is one of three people who will be nominated by President Joe Biden to serve on the U.S. Postal Service&#8217;s governing board. McReynolds has focused throughout her career on expanding voter access, especially [&#8230;] <div id="pico"> <p>Amber McReynolds, the former head of the Denver Elections Division and now the chief executive of the National Vote at Home Institute, is one of three people who will be nominated by President Joe Biden to serve on the U.S. Postal Service&#8217;s governing board. </p> <p>McReynolds has focused throughout her career on expanding voter access, especially when it comes to mail voting. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?w=710" alt="" class="wp-image-6453" width="497" height="330" srcset="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg 7200w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=1024,683 1024w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=72,48 72w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=564,376 564w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=615,410 615w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/10/Amber-McReynolds.jpg?resize=114,76 114w" sizes="(max-width: 497px) 100vw, 497px" /><figcaption>Amber McReynolds. (Handout)</figcaption></figure></div> <p>The White House says the other two nominees will be Ron Stroman, the USPS&#8217; recently retired deputy postmaster general, and Anton Hajjar, a former lawyer for the American Postal Workers Union.</p> <p>&#8220;President Biden is committed to the USPS&#8217; success, and these experienced and tested leaders will ensure the USPS is running at the highest of service standards and that it can effectively and efficiently serve all communities in our country,&#8221; the White House said in a news release. </p> <p>McReynolds was not immediately available to comment when reached Wednesday by The Colorado Sun. </p> <p>U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, said &#8220;she&#8217;ll be a great addition&#8221; to the USPS Board of Governors. </p> <p>The three new nominees to the board come as Biden faces calls to remove Postmaster General Louis DeJoy from leading the agency.</p> <p>DeJoy, a prominent Republican fundraiser and supporter of former President Donald Trump, has come under heavy criticism for <a href="https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-boston-lawsuits-elections-voting-367680b105717760e082139df1f0eb26">changes he made before the election </a>that led to widespread delivery delays and other problems recently. The Postal Service also dealt with a <a href="https://apnews.com/article/michigan-nascar-holidays-postal-service-grand-rapids-56ca6b2393df24bbf9e3e17f703c6e86">dismal on-time performance during the holidays</a> because of a crush of mail and packages that was exacerbated by the pandemic.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="5184" height="3456" src="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?w=710" alt="" class="wp-image-128316" srcset="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg 5184w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=1024,683 1024w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=72,48 72w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=564,376 564w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=615,410 615w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/pope-moysuh-ObweQkF5w30-unsplash.jpg?resize=114,76 114w" sizes="(max-width: 5184px) 100vw, 5184px" /><figcaption>A U.S. Postal Service truck. (Unsplash)</figcaption></figure> <p>Only the board can fire the postmaster general, a protection put in place to insulate the independent agency from politics. While Biden cannot fire DeJoy, the president can use appointments to reshape the board that hires and fires the postmaster general. If he fills three current vacancies, then Democrats would have a majority on the nine-member panel. The six who currently comprise the board are Trump appointees.</p> <p>Colorado was among a number of states that sued to reverse the changes implemented by DeJoy.</p> <p>Biden does not have the ability to remove DeJoy, only the USPS&#8217; governing board can do that. The president can, however, use appointments to reshape the board. </p> <p><em>This is a developing story that will be updated.</em></p> <p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this report.</em></p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter is-resized"><a href="https://coloradosun.com/?nav=endcap"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg" alt="Rising Sun" class="wp-image-1301" width="41" height="22" srcset="https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg 680w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=85,48 85w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=564,318 564w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=615,347 615w, https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/09/colorado_rising_sun.jpg?resize=135,76 135w" sizes="(max-width: 41px) 100vw, 41px" /></a></figure></div> <p> </p> <div id="wp-irving-gtm-article-midpoint" style="height: 1px; left: 0; margin: 0 auto; position: absolute; pointer-events: none; right: 0; top: 50%; width: 1px;" /></div> Stimulus Check Update: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400 https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/stimulus-check-update-how-much-1400-covid-relief-payment/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:b8fd9112-6fbe-55ad-7f14-46e21088cb28 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:42:00 +0000 A third stimulus check seems likely, but it won't necessarily be the $1,400 amount that everyone keeps talking about. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5292335","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>(<a href="https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/stimulus-check-update-how-much-1400-covid-relief-payment/">CBS Detroit</a>) &#8212; </strong>A $1,400 third stimulus check is currently working its way through Congress as part of a $1.9 trillion relief package. The Biden administration&#8217;s American Rescue Plan, in its proposed form, also features better unemployment benefits, an improved child tax credit and a $15 minimum wage. These and other possible programs are meant to provide additional aid to millions of Americans dealing with economic hardship stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How it evolves will determine how much money actually reaches people&#8217;s bank accounts in the coming months.</p> <p>President Biden and politicians from both sides of the aisle support giving Americans another stimulus check quickly. While Republicans have questioned other aspects of the plan &#8212; like the minimum wage hike &#8212; Democrats control both houses of Congress and are willing to pass stimulus legislation on a straight party-line vote. Budget reconciliation lets them sidestep the filibuster in the Senate and move the stimulus package to the President&#8217;s desk with a simple majority. Reaching 60 votes in this divided Congress would be unlikely.</p> <h2>Why Your Stimulus Check Could Shrink</h2> <p>The topline $1,400 number that&#8217;s drawn so much attention seems destined to become a reality. But the actual amount that people receive could change based on the income threshold, the number of dependents and other factors.</p> <p>The idea of lowering the annual <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/third-stimulus-check-income-2021-02-21/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">income requirement</a> has gathered some steam. In early February, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine proposed an <a href="https://www.manchin.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Manchin-Collins%20Targeted%20EIP.pdf?cb" target="_blank" rel="noopener">amendment</a> aimed at &#8220;targeting economic impact payments to Americans who are suffering from the effects of COVID–19, including provisions to ensure upper-income taxpayers are not eligible.&#8221;</p> <p>The previous two stimulus checks phased out for individuals with an <a href="https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/definition-of-adjusted-gross-income" target="_blank" rel="noopener">adjusted gross income</a> (AGI) over $75,000 per year and married couples with an AGI over $150,000. (AGI is the total of one&#8217;s wages, interest, dividends, alimony, retirement distributions and other sources of income minus certain deductions, such as student loan interest, alimony payments and retirement contributions.) For every dollar of income over the threshold, the previous two stimulus payments decreased by five percent. So the $1,200 payment from the CARES Act shrank to $0 for incomes over $99,000 ($198,000), and the $600 from the second stimulus shrank to $0 for incomes over $87,000 ($174,000).</p> <p>Late last week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen assured CNBC that Biden is looking &#8220;to make sure that [the next stimulus check is] appropriately targeted so they go to people in need. You know, not to very high-income people who don&#8217;t need it.&#8221;</p> <p>To that end, the Biden administration is considering lowering the income threshold to $50,000 ($100,000). Assuming the same five percent formula applied to the first two checks, a $1,400 ($2,800) payment would actually be $700 ($1,400) at an annual income of $64,000 ($128,000) and $0 at an annual income of $78,000 ($156,000).</p> <p>However, Yellen remains firmly behind the American Rescue Plan. &#8220;The truth is, there are pockets of pain that go beyond what can be reached in those highly targeted ways,&#8221; <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/third-stimulus-check-income-2021-02-24/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">she said</a> at a recent event.</p> <p>The thinking behind targeting stimulus checks to reach lower-income people is to ensure that more money gets spent in the broader economy rather than saved. According to a <a href="https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2020/10/how-have-households-used-their-stimulus-payments-and-how-would-they-spend-the-next.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">survey</a> from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the average percentage of the first stimulus payment that a household spent on essentials decreased as income increased. The average percentage of the first stimulus payment that a household saved increased as income increased.</p> <p>While reducing the income limit would better target the economy, it would also reduce the number of people receiving a third stimulus check and the amount received by others. Upwards of 30 million CARES ACT payments were received by households with incomes above $75,000. Most of those would not receive a check if a $50,000 threshold were implemented. Those earning between $50,000 and $78,000 would see their checks shrink.</p> <h2>Why Your Stimulus Check Could Grow</h2> <p>Dependent children could also affect the size of your next stimulus check. The second stimulus check included $600 per dependent child. A dependent child was defined as anyone under the age of 17 living in your household. There was no limit to the number of children. And for the purpose of the phaseout, that $600 was added to the total for the adult(s). As an example, one adult, who had two kids, would have received $1,800 in January if her AGI was under $75,000. That amount would have decreased to $1,200 at an AGI of $87,000; $600 at an AGI of $99,000 and $0 at an AGI of $111,000.</p> <p>The American Rescue Plan looks to <a href="https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/stimulus-check-qualifications-what-might-change-for-a-third-check/">expand the pool</a> of eligible dependents to include those over the age of 16. In that group would be college students and older adults with certain kinds of disabilities. Such a change could make an estimated 13.5 million more people eligible to receive stimulus checks.</p> <p>The amount of a third stimulus check could also be affected by a recipient&#8217;s taxes. To speed up distribution, the Internal Revenue Service has used the most recent tax filings to determine AGI and, therefore, eligibility. AGI changes from year to year, as people receive raises, switch jobs or become unemployed. The first relief payment was passed in March of 2020. At that point, some people had filed their 2019 taxes and some had not. So the check amount could have been based on 2018 or 2019 taxes. The second relief payment became law in December of 2020, after most everyone had filed their 2019 taxes. So that amount was determined by 2019 tax filings.</p> <h2>When Could You Receive Your Stimulus Check?</h2> <p>The third relief payment could be signed by early or mid-March of 2021. At that time, some people will have filed taxes for 2020. Others won&#8217;t have. That means a third payment could be based on 2019 or 2020 taxes. The past year has seen significant unemployment, which often hurts the finances of individual households. Many others have seen their hours reduced. If one&#8217;s AGI changes significantly from one tax filing to the next, so too could the amount of their next stimulus check.</p> <p>When might that third stimulus check arrive? The administration’s goal is to sign the American Rescue Plan into law <a href="https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/when-will-your-next-stimulus-check-arrive-thanks-to-new-info-we-might-now-know/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">by March 14</a>. That is also when the current $300 federal unemployment benefit bonus expires. Assuming President Biden is able to sign the relief package on March 14, direct deposits would likely start the week of March 22, with checks beginning to arrive the week of March 29.</p> <p>But the House looks ready to pass the American Rescue Plan this week without changes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently reiterated her more aggressive timeline, stating that the bill could pass by the <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/1400-stimulus-checks-will-pass-house-next-week-says-democratic-lawmaker-ted-lieu-1570793" target="_blank" rel="noopener">end of February</a>. The Senate could then pass it next week on a straight party-line vote. That assumes, of course, that Democrats can quickly work out their differences over the $15 minimum wage. (Manchin supports an $11 per hour minimum wage, and Republicans just announced a proposal for a <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republican-senators-10-dollar-minimum-wage/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">$10 minimum wage</a> by 2025.) If they do, the stimulus package could pass through Congress by March 5 and be signed into law on March 8. Direct deposits would start arriving in bank accounts by March 15, and checks would start being mailed on March 22. Either timeline could be extended for any number of reasons.</p> <h2>Why Stimulus Checks Are Still Needed</h2> <p>The economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020, the largest single-year decline since the end of World War II. Weekly <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/unemployment-jobless-report-2021-02-18/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">unemployment figures</a> remain historically high, with 861,000 people applying for unemployment insurance for the first time last week. An additional 516,000 sought Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. (A typical pre-pandemic week saw about 250,000 new unemployment applications.) At the end of January, approximately 18 million people were receiving unemployment benefits of one kind or another. That’s one out of every nine workers. While the official unemployment rate is <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-treasury/yellen-stimulus-success-judged-by-returning-to-pre-pandemic-unemployment-level-idUSKBN2AM1P5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">6.3 percent</a>, the actual rate is probably closer to 10 percent, given all the people who have dropped out of the labor force.</p> <p>An economic bounceback depends on the widespread distribution of a COVID vaccine. But efforts to inoculate the public have proceeded somewhat sluggishly. Shortages and winter weather have forced some areas to temporarily close vaccination centers and scale back administering the vaccine in recent weeks. Many who qualify have faced problems in scheduling appointments. On the bright side, the federal government started distributing the vaccine to <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-walgreens-cvs-rite-aid-pharmacy-appointment-2021-02-11/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">certain pharmacies</a> earlier this month. And <a href="https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/FcCzqkivPCXrmpZ_Z9OO_CrZmxRxqjB3/dr-anthony-fauci-on-covid-19-vaccination-efforts-school-reopenings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dr. Anthony Fauci</a>, the country&#8217;s top infectious disease expert, believes vaccination will be open to everyone by July, when demand will no longer for outpace supply. But mask-wearing and a general lack of normalcy could continue into 2022. Currently, domestic <a href="https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID cases</a> exceed 28 million, while deaths have surpassed 500,000.</p> <p><em>Originally published at 2:46 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 11, 2021.</em></p> Xcel Energy Says Natural Gas Is Critical As It Transitions To More Renewable Power https://www.cpr.org/2021/02/24/xcel-energy-clean-energy-plan-natural-gas-transition-renewable-power/ Colorado Public Radio urn:uuid:a35b7359-c10a-4e4f-5cde-ff73a6d314c0 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:25:50 +0000 Colorado’s largest utility loves wind and solar, but that doesn’t mean it’s ready to break up with all fossil fuels. <p>Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility, is doubling down on renewable energy, but that doesn’t mean it’s ready to quit natural gas.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the company <a href="https://www.xcelenergy.com/company/rates_and_regulations/filings/renewable_energy_plans_and_reports" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.xcelenergy.com/company/rates_and_regulations/filings/renewable_energy_plans_and_reports">released details on its upcoming Clean Energy Plan</a>, which it will submit to state regulators next month. The outline promises to cut the company’s carbon dioxide emissions 85 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. To get there, Xcel is planning to double its renewable energy portfolio in Colorado and stop using coal power entirely by 2040.</p> <p>The plan comes in response to <a href="https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-236">a 2019 state law</a> demanding rapid emissions reductions from Xcel. CEO Ben Fowke said the plan shows how the Minnesota-based company will not only meet those requirements but surpass them.</p> <p>“It provides the blueprint for the nation on how we can achieve remarkable carbon reductions while preserving affordability and reliability,” Fowke said.</p> <div style="height:20px" aria-hidden="true" class="wp-block-spacer"></div> <h3>What the plan doesn’t clarify is the future of natural gas in Colorado. </h3> <p>Xcel, like other utilities, hopes to use natural gas to supply reliable power even as renewable sources fluctuate with the weather. Meanwhile, environmental advocates say new technologies could meet the same need without locking in decades of greenhouse gas emissions.</p> <p>The proposed plan from Xcel Energy calls for 1,300 megawatts in “dispatchable” generation to balance the power supply. Alice Jackson, the president of Xcel Energy Colorado, told CPR News technologies like hydrogen fuel or battery storage can’t meet that need right now.</p> <p>“We know they’re wrong about that,” Jackson said. “The natural gas facilities that are on the system — and will be part of the mix even in 2030 — are necessary to supply that 24/7 resource our customers depend on.”</p> <div style="height:20px" aria-hidden="true" class="wp-block-spacer"></div> <p>Jackson said those additions would help the utility transition away from coal power. Prior to the latest plan, Xcel planned to operate the newest unit of its Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo, Colo. until 2070. Just 11 years after building Comanche Unit 3, Xcel is now proposing to retire it 30 years ahead of schedule. The two older units of the power plant will close by 2025.</p> <div style="height:20px" aria-hidden="true" class="wp-block-spacer"></div> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="682" src="https://i2.wp.com/wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/02/210223PUEBLO-COMANCHE-XCEL-0001.jpg?resize=1024%2C682&#038;ssl=1" alt="PUEBLO-COMANCHE-XCEL-ENERGY-COAL" class="wp-image-548786" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/02/210223PUEBLO-COMANCHE-XCEL-0001.jpg?resize=1024%2C682&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/02/210223PUEBLO-COMANCHE-XCEL-0001.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/02/210223PUEBLO-COMANCHE-XCEL-0001.jpg?resize=768%2C511&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/02/210223PUEBLO-COMANCHE-XCEL-0001.jpg?resize=1536%2C1023&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i2.wp.com/wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/02/210223PUEBLO-COMANCHE-XCEL-0001.jpg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /><span class="image-credit">Hart Van Denburg/CPR News</span><figcaption>Solar energy panels in front of the coal-fired Comanche 3 Power Generating Station operated by Xcel Energy, southeast of Pueblo on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.</figcaption></figure> <p>Rather than shutter the Pawnee Generating Station in Brush, Colo., the new plan proposes converting the 505-megawatt facility to natural gas in 2028. The plants had previously been set to retire by 2041. The latest plans also confirmed Xcel will close the Hayden Generation Station in northwest Colorado by 2028.</p> <p>Those planned retirements aren’t happening fast enough for Anna McDevitt, a senior representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. The environmental group recently released <a href="https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/Final%20Greenwashing%20Report%20%281.22.2021%29.pdf">a report</a> grading utilities on their progress toward their own clean energy goals. It gave Xcel Energy a C grade, partially because it planned to operate the Pawnee and Comanche stations past 2030.</p> <p>McDevitt notes no other Colorado utility plans to operate a coal plant past 2030. She worries new natural gas plants, including the converted Pawnee facility, could harm the climate and Xcel customers. If cheaper options become available or governments crackdown on emissions sources, ratepayers could get stuck with those facilities&#8217; costs.</p> <p>“We just don’t want to see any gas in there. That’s just going to end up costing us a lot of money in the future and hurting the climate more,” McDevitt said.</p> <p>During a press conference, Gov. Jared Polis praised the company for plans to <a href="https://www.cpr.org/2021/01/14/gov-polis-latest-climate-plan-offers-more-details-but-critics-still-want-more-on-environmental-justice/" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.cpr.org/2021/01/14/gov-polis-latest-climate-plan-offers-more-details-but-critics-still-want-more-on-environmental-justice/">retire coal plants by 2040</a>, but added “given the high cost of coal, that&#8217;s likely to occur even sooner.”</p> <div style="height:20px" aria-hidden="true" class="wp-block-spacer"></div> <h3>Other environmental advocates said new natural gas assets aren’t guaranteed. </h3> <p>Erin Overturf, the deputy director of the clean energy program for Western Resource Advocates, said Colorado requires utilities to hold a competitive bidding process after regulators approve a request for new electricity resources. Under the system, companies will compete to supply Xcel’s demand for intermittent power sources, like fast-ramping natural gas plants.</p> <p>“There will be an opportunity for clean resources to compete,” Overturf said. “So you might see things like green hydrogen or other kinds of energy storage that could be used to fill that need.”</p> <p>Jackson said she isn’t closing the door to other options. She expects natural gas will be the most cost-effective way to guarantee reliable power but said the last few years prove technology can change quickly.</p> <p>“If we can get more renewables on the system in a reliable manner, we&#8217;re going to figure out the way to do it,” Jackson said.</p> COVID In Colorado: Vaccines Can Cause Worrisome Side Effect For Women https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/colorado-covid-vaccine-women-breast-lymph-nodes/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:ed5be40a-126b-e190-3784-9b684618ab9f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:20:53 +0000 Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a relief for most people, but some women are discovering a worrisome side effect from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5331111","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><em><a href="https://apps.cbslocal.com/denver/"><strong>Download the new CBS Denver app</strong> to get all the latest news impacting people here in Colorado</a></em>.</p> <p><strong>DENVER (CBS4) &#8211;</strong> Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a relief for most people, but some women are discovering a worrisome side effect from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The vaccine can cause lymph nodes to swell and that can mirror the signs of breast cancer.</p> <div id="attachment_1934265" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934265" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934265" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_1505.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934265" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Even a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging was alarmed.</p> <p>&#8220;I panicked, I&#8217;ll admit, initially,&#8221; said Dr. Bridget Rogers, radiologist at Solis Mammography.</p> <p>She knew swollen lymph nodes could be a sign of breast cancer. So, in early January, she was alarmed.</p> <p>&#8220;I had a big, visible, painful lump,&#8221; she told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh.</p> <p>The day before, Rogers had her second COVID-19 shot, the Pfizer vaccine. She knew a possible side effect was enlarged lymph nodes.</p> <p>&#8220;I tried to reassure myself by remembering that this is actually a sign that the vaccine was doing what it&#8217;s supposed to do, activating your immune system,&#8221; she said.</p> <div id="attachment_1932912" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1932912" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1932912" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MONTBELLO-VACCINES-6VO.transfer_frame_646.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1932912" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Rogers admits she took a look with an ultrasound.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s always different to be on the patient side of the experience,&#8221; she said. &#8220;It was a sigh of relief the second day when it started to improve rather than worsen.&#8221;</p> <p>Rogers is not alone. She showed CBS4 the mammograms of another physician who&#8217;d gotten a vaccine.</p> <p>&#8220;So this is last year. These are the lymph nodes that are enlarged this year.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve been trying to forewarn women ahead of time,&#8221; said Dr. Stephanie Miller, a breast surgeon and Medical Director of the Breast Program at Rose Medical Center.</p> <p>&#8220;We do not want to keep anyone from being part of the vaccine process,&#8221; said Miller.</p> <p>She said breast cancer hasn&#8217;t slowed down during the pandemic. She tells women to get their mammograms, and let the mammography center know if you&#8217;ve recently had a vaccine.</p> <p>&#8220;So that we can have the right explanation for what we&#8217;re seeing,&#8221; she said.</p> <div id="attachment_1934264" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934264" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934264" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/MAMMOGRAMS-AND-VACCINE-5PKG.transfer_frame_345.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934264" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Miller said delaying mammograms this year has had consequences.</p> <p>&#8220;Women are developing and presenting with breast cancer a little bit more later stage in the game, and we want to minimize that as much as possible,&#8221; Miller said.</p> <p>She doesn&#8217;t want women to panic. Her message is get a COVID-19 vaccination and a mammogram, both are important for your health.</p> Capitol Riots: Jason Crow Blasts Security Officials, Saying ‘Anybody With A Facebook Account’ Could’ve Predicted Violence https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/capitol-riots-jason-crow-blasts-security-anybody-facebook-account-predicted-violence/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:81587105-9b7f-32d8-e3ea-106009d46678 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:02:52 +0000 U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) said there should have been more protection in place at the U.S. Capitol on the day rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump stormed the building. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5333786","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>(CBS4/AP)</strong> &#8212; U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) said there should have been more protection in place at the U.S. Capitol on the day rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump stormed the building. Rep. Crow spoke Tuesday at the first Congressional hearing about law enforcement during the riots.</p> <p class="Component-root-0-2-62 Component-p-0-2-53">Security officials pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence.</p> <p class="Component-root-0-2-62 Component-p-0-2-53">Senators said they missed warning signs of a &#8220;planned insurrection&#8221; and didn&#8217;t take the threat seriously.</p> <p>&#8220;Anybody with a Facebook account or a Twitter feed could have told you there was going to be a problem and they had to have resources available to respond to that problem and that violence, but they didn&#8217;t do it,&#8221; Crow stated. &#8220;So we have to figure out where it stopped, who didn&#8217;t know what was going to happen.&#8221;</p> <p class="Component-root-0-2-62 Component-p-0-2-53">Rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, in a misguided attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying President Joe Biden’s election.</p> <p class="Component-root-0-2-62 Component-p-0-2-53">You might remember a picture taken during the attack, as Crow tried to comfort Rep. Susan Wild of Pennsylvania.</p> <div id="attachment_1920555" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1920555" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1920555" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg" alt="Rep. Jason Crow comforts Rep. Susan Wild while taking cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021." width="420" height="341" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg 2968w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=300,243 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=768,623 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=1024,831 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=1536,1246 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=2048,1662 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=640,519 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=789,640 789w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=1262,1024 1262w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/01/Jason-Crow-comforts-Susan-Wild.jpg?resize=1500,1217 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1920555" class="wp-caption-text">Rep. Jason Crow comforts Rep. Susan Wild while taking cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021. (credit: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)</p></div> <p class="Component-root-0-2-62 Component-p-0-2-53">Five people died in the attack, including a Capitol Police officer.</p> <p class="Component-root-0-2-62 Component-p-0-2-53">The security officials lost their jobs, and Trump was impeached by the House on a charge of inciting the insurrection, the deadliest attack on Congress in 200 years. Trump was ultimately acquitted by the Senate.</p> <p><em><span class="TextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9">(© Copyright 20</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9">2</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9">1</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW229406249 BCX9"> CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.) </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW229406249 BCX9" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Colorado to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/coronavirus/colorado-to-expand-eligibility-for-covid-19-vaccinations Local News urn:uuid:4f049417-33e1-249e-32a5-45c7f9fcd716 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:53:15 +0000 State officials in Colorado have said additional frontline workers and people with multiple chronic health conditions could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting late next week. DENVER (AP) — State officials in Colorado have said additional frontline workers and people with multiple chronic health conditions could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting late next week.The Denver Post reported Tuesday that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed the state is expecting to move into the next phase of its vaccination plan on or around March 5 but did not provide details on when everyone in the phase would be eligible.The new phase will encompass frontline workers across multiple industries, including the U.S. Postal Service, grocery stores and public transportation.It would also expand to people with two or more high-risk health conditions, including cancer, diabetes and Down syndrome. Insurance Institute For Highway Safety 2021 Top Safety Pick https://www.iihs.org/ratings/top-safety-picks CBS Denver urn:uuid:3607c3ad-467e-b4ed-14d9-6eedd1e39761 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:52:42 +0000 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety performs a number of crash tests to determine if a car is safe. This year, a record 90 new vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, up from 64 last year. <p><strong>(CBS4)</strong>&#8211; The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety performs a number of crash tests to determine if a car is safe. This year, a record 90 new vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, up from 64 last year. </p> COVID In Colorado: Debate Over Colorado Students Opting Out Of Standardized Testing https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/covid-colorado-students-opt-out-standardized-testing/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:0ed25dad-509d-f586-90e5-d83c643d5170 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:40:56 +0000 The deadline to opt-out of CMAS testing for Denver Public Schools is this Friday, and it has many still divided over what to do. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5331178","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong> &#8211; The deadline to opt-out of CMAS testing for Denver Public Schools is this Friday, and it has many still divided over what to do.</p> <p>&#8220;I personally opted my 3rd and 4th grader out this year, I probably will not do that next year,&#8221; Amy Bergner said.</p> <div id="attachment_1900774" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1900774" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1900774" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/DPS-CHANGES-12VO-.transfer_frame_169.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1900774" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>By now some have already made up their mind, and that means a percentage of kids will not be taking the test,  Bergner also happens to be a DPS elementary teacher.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s the whole assumption that we&#8217;re not doing any testing, and of course we are, we have unit tests, we have term test, we have all of that data,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>In 2020 the test was canceled because of the pandemic, this year students may opt-out, but the federal government has said it cannot be canceled.  Those on the opposing side think standardized would be just an additional tool, possibly to gauge how far students have fallen behind, they also say, there&#8217;s not much to lose.</p> <div id="attachment_1898818" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1898818" loading="lazy" class="size-large wp-image-1898818" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="280" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg 6858w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=768,513 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1024,683 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1536,1025 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=2048,1367 2048w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=640,427 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=310,207 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=959,640 959w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1534,1024 1534w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=222,148 222w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/10/GettyImages-1218071305.jpg?resize=1500,1001 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1898818" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Getty Images)</p></div> <p>&#8220;We were delayed in getting back to school, we&#8217;re on a shortened school day, we were back in school for a little bit of time then sent back home, we want to use our time with students teaching them, not testing them,&#8221; Bergner added.</p> <p>The tests currently require students to come to school for the test regardless of remote learning status. It will be up to each school to decide what to assign students to do if they opt-out, according to DPS.</p> Emergency Declared For SkyWest Flight Landing At Aspen-Pitkin County Airport After Possible Smoke Reported In Cabin https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/aspen-pitkin-county-airport-skywest-emergency-smoke-cabin/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:8f06e9aa-9342-f5fa-2585-920e69c019ff Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:39:41 +0000 An emergency was called for SkyWest flight 3150 as it approached the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on Wednesday morning. <p><strong>PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; An emergency was called for SkyWest flight 3150 as it approached the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on Wednesday morning. The emergency was declared 17 miles out due to a report of smoke or electrical fumes in the cabin. </p> <p>The SkyWest flight was operating for American Airlines from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. There were 53 passengers and crew onboard. The plane landed safely at 11:24 a.m. on Runway 15 and taxied to Gate 6 at the airport terminal. </p> <p>Everyone deplaned through the boarding door. Fire crews at the airport investigated and released the plane back to the airline. </p> Fort Collins Teacher ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Ex-Boyfriend Hides In Crawl Space & Attacks Her https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/fort-collins-jonathan-crossley-crawl-space/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:4cc4166d-43bd-e3f4-1b63-38fd9572d2f4 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:31:58 +0000 Police say a Fort Collins teacher is lucky to be alive after a man hid in her basement for 26 hours before stabbing her 16 times. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5331280","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)</strong> – Police say a Fort Collins teacher is lucky to be alive after a man hid in her basement for 26 hours before stabbing her 16 times. Detectives with Fort Collins Police Services said Eilish Poe, the victim, is likely only alive today because she decided to play dead while her ex-boyfriend attacked her.</p> <p>According to police records obtained first by CBS4’s Dillon Thomas, 25-year-old Jonathan Crossley broke in to Poe’s home while she was at work on Nov. 3, 2020. Investigators believe he camped out in her crawlspace for at least 24 hours while Poe and her roommate were at home at times.</p> <div id="attachment_1934303" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934303" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934303" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_580.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934303" class="wp-caption-text">Jonathan Crossley (credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>On Nov. 4, 911 dispatchers in Fort Collins received a call for help from Poe soon after she returned home from work. She was pleading for help and told dispatch that her ex-boyfriend, Crossley, had just stabbed her multiple times.</p> <p>When officers arrived on scene in the recently-built home in northeastern Colorado they found Poe lying in a pool of blood at the base of a staircase. She told officers she couldn’t feel her arms and had to use voice commands to ask iPhone’s “Siri” to call 911 for her.</p> <p>Poe was rushed to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, where she was treated for 16 stab wounds between her neck, torso and arms. Police cleared and processed the scene. Crossley was nowhere to be found, but traces of blood left behind suggested he ran from the home and jumped a fence.</p> <p>“She was left to die,” said Dustin Weir, lead detective on the investigation.</p> <div id="attachment_1934304" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934304" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934304" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1782.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934304" class="wp-caption-text">Eilish Poe (credit: Eilish Poe)</p></div> <p>In the hospital, police asked Poe to describe what happened. She told officers that Crossley attacked her from behind as she was trying to clean her pet rabbit’s cage. She was walking down the stairs to get more litter box pellets when suddenly Crossley turned the corner and pounced. Poe told officers she pleaded with Crossley to stop, and even told him what he was doing didn’t need to happen. However, she said Crossley kept stabbing her with no comment.</p> <p>Eventually, Poe decided to play dead.</p> <p>“Her decision to do that may have saved her life,” Weir said.</p> <p>Soon after she pretended to be dead Crossley got up and ran from the home. Poe laid in her own blood with her eyes shut until she was confident he was no longer home. Unable to move her arms sufficiently, she called out to Siri to call 911.</p> <p>While Poe described what happened shortly after the attack officers were already searching for Crossley. Pings of his phone showed he was making his way away from the attack scene and toward the foothills and Horsetooth Reservoir.</p> <p>His vehicle was found parked near an Enterprise Rental center, and officers were able to confirm he had rented a vehicle earlier in the week. That vehicle was found the next day in Lory State Park near the trailhead for Arthur’s Rock.</p> <p>Soon after, Crossley was found deceased at the base of a 150 foot cliff. His death was ruled a suicide.</p> <p>In the weeks to follow much was unveiled about Crossley’s mental state in his final weeks of life. By combining Poe’s recollection of their relationship with cell phone and journal records it was made clear Crossley was depressed and slowly growing unhinged.</p> <p>A warrant for Google records showed Crossley was researching topics on his phone involving how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact a relationship. His searches on Reddit included some looking in to why and how the pandemic caused other couples to split. He also expressed concerns to friends, via text, that he couldn’t move to a new city without having trouble meeting new people amid COVID lockdowns.</p> <p>His phone records also showed he was, at times, lurking in the area of Poe’s home during the mornings leading up to the attack. Pings suggested he was in, our around, Poe’s home for at least 24 hours before the violent attack. Poe, and her roommate, were in the home at times unaware he was with them.</p> <div id="attachment_1934305" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1934305" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-1934305" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg" alt="" width="420" height="236" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/STABBING-BOYFRIEND-CRAWLSPACE-6PKG.transfer_frame_1742.jpeg?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1934305" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: Eilish Poe)</p></div> <p>Poe said her roommate was also a victim of the invasion. The night before the attack Crossley was hiding in the home while her roommate vulnerably slept upstairs unaware of his presence. Evidence suggested Crossley was walking around the home at times.</p> <p>During the initial investigation officers searched the crawlspace of Poe’s home.</p> <p>“Inside the crawlspace we located a bottle of water, snacks, a blanket. They indicated he had been in there for some time,” Weir said.</p> <p>The window for the crawlspace was open and the screen for the window was cut.</p> <p>Weir said it is believed Crossley entered the home through the window and waited for his opportunity to carry out the attack.</p> <p>Video evidence from stores like Target showed Crossley entering stores and buying the food and other items he used to camp out in the crawl space.</p> <p>Poe, 23 years old at the time of the attack, spent weeks in and out of the hospital. Officers with Fort Collins Police described her as a strong, charismatic, loving and incredible woman.</p> <p>“Eilish was an incredibly strong victim,” Weir said.</p> <p>Her friends and family set up a <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-stabbing-survivor">GoFundMe account</a> with the hope of raising $50,000 to help with medical bills and other financial burdens.</p> <p>Though she had to take time off work, Poe was thrilled to tell CBS4’s Dillon Thomas that she returned for her first day of classes on Feb. 23.</p> <p>“I’m thrilled to be back with my students,” Poe said.</p> <p>Weir said Poe’s composure during the terrifying attack, and ability to play dead, helped her have that opportunity to get back and help children in the classroom.</p> <p>“All the decisions she made during the course of the attack, and all the actions she took, she had a hand in saving her own life,” Weir said.</p> <p>Fort Collins Police has recently made it a mission to offer more services for those experiencing mental crisis and/or domestic violence. The department has launched a Mental Health Response Team that can be dispatched out to any situation which could be diffused with the help of a first responder specifically trained in mental health issues.</p> <p>“No-one should ever feel subjected to continuing a relationship where they feel threatened. Intimidated or isolated from their loved ones,” said John Feyen, Assistant Chief of FCPS. “Law enforcement can help, and there are many resources in our community.”</p> <p>FCPS encouraged anyone with an issue to call their dispatch, where they can then notify mental health experts to respond. Or, one can reach out to <a href="https://crossroadssafehouse.org/">Crossroads Safe House</a> for assistance.</p> <p>“When people think of domestic violence, they often think of physical abuse. Many ask why victims don&#8217;t leave relationships that have reached this point. Unhealthy situations rarely start out with overt physical violence,” said FCPS Chief Jeff Swaboda. “More often, it starts out with verbal abuse and psychological manipulation. By the time things escalate to physical violence, abusers have constructed a coercive cage around the victim that makes leaving the situation incredibly challenging. Paired with additional factors like financial control, housing uncertainty and custody concerns, it can feel virtually impossible to leave.”</p> <p>Though Crossley may have taken actions to try and end Poe’s life, his efforts failed. The resilient teacher rang in 2021 in the hospital, but is now back on the path to thriving as an independent and stronger-than-ever woman.</p> Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Spotlights Central 70 Project In Senate Committee Hearing On Future Of Transportation https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/denver-mayor-michael-hancock-central-70-project/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:ec32bac5-dba9-4083-73e0-b7c22817694a Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:30:22 +0000 Denver Mayor Michael Hancock used the Central 70 Project as an example during his testimony before a Senate committee on the future of transportation on Wednesday. <div class="featured-video"><div class="anvato-iframe-wrapper"><div id="p2"></div></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p2").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5334511","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p2","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"denver.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.DENVER&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"categories":"[[CATEGORIES]]","program":"[[PROGRAM_NAME]]","siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; Denver Mayor Michael Hancock used the Central 70 Project as an example during his testimony before a Senate committee on the future of transportation on Wednesday. He used the project to demonstrate the importance of federal, state and local agencies working together on transportation projects. <div id="attachment_1837723" style="width: 430px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1837723" loading="lazy" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?w=420" alt="" width="420" height="236" class="size-large wp-image-1837723" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/03/CENTRAL-I-70-NOISE-PKG.transfer_frame_639.png?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" /><p id="caption-attachment-1837723" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div></p> <p>Hancock said that the Colorado Department of Transportation listening to Denver means more gains for those neighborhoods. </p> <p>&#8220;Connecting roads in that community that would provide new life and opportunity was also important as well as amenities. These were underserved communities, they didn&#8217;t have parks and as part of this highway project, we lowered it and we&#8217;re capping it with a new park for the community,&#8221; said Hancock. </p> <p>The Senate committee also addressed issues surrounding climate change and how wildfires and flooding affect highways and roads. </p> Denver Metro Added To Winter Weather Advisory, 4-8 Inch Snow Totals Possible Tonight https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/denver-winter-weather-advisory/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:29fb5fdd-e43b-9d32-ac23-d964a26ee401 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:10:00 +0000 The snow should develop around the evening commute and it will last all night. <p><strong>DENVER (CBS4)</strong> &#8211; Colorado needs more snow and we have a storm on the way that will hopefully help with the ongoing drought, especially across the lower elevations and in the foothills. During a late morning update the National Weather Service in Boulder expanded a Winter Weather Advisory to include all of metro Denver for the potential to see a higher impact snowfall.</p> <p>As of noon on Wednesday a view from our city cam at the Denver Public Library showed clouds were rapidly building over the skyline. This trend will continue into the afternoon with snow expected in the foothills by 3 or 4pm and into Denver shortly thereafter.</p> <p><img src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?w=610" alt="" width="610" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1934486" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Mx1-Mile-High-Cam.png?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 1920px) 100vw, 1920px" /></p> <p>Most all locations from the foothills to the eastern Denver suburbs will have the potential to see snow totals climb into the 4-8 inch range, but as usual, the terrain will cause a lot of variation from west to east.</p> <p><img src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?w=610" alt="" width="610" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1934469" srcset="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png 1920w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=1024,576 1024w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=310,174 310w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=1138,640 1138w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=1820,1024 1820w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=620,349 620w, https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Winter-Weather-Advisory.png?resize=1500,844 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 1920px) 100vw, 1920px" /></p> <p>We should see the highest totals in and along the base of the foothills and across the Palmer Divide. Communities including Evergreen, Conifer, Boulder, Nederland, Castle Rock, Parker, Golden and Highlands Ranch stand the best chance to totals end up on the higher end of the range. A few locations could even hit 10 inches.</p> <p>The northern and eastern sides of metro Denver will likely be on the lower end of potential totals and a few spots could even see less than that. There will be a sharp cutoff, or gradient as we call it in meteorology, somewhere in the I-25 urban corridor, where totals will be dramatically higher on the west versus the east side.</p> <p>Stay with CBS4 through the evening for the latest forecast information, both on air and online.</p> Trash truck crashes into Englewood home, causing partial collapse https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/trash-truck-crashes-into-englewood-home-causing-partial-collapse Local News urn:uuid:28d999f8-de08-f51a-d0ac-4ee68d0c0bc9 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:09:19 +0000 A trash truck backed into a home in Englewood Thursday, causing it to partially collapse, according to the Denver Fire Department. DENVER — A trash truck backed into a home in Englewood Thursday, causing it to partially collapse, according to the Denver Fire Department. The incident occurred on the 3300 block of S. Julian Street in Englewood.No injuries were reported, the fire department said. It is working alongside Arapahoe County officials to "remedy the situation," the department said. No other information was immediately available. Emergency Declared For SkyWest Flight Landing At Aspen-Pitkin County Airport After Possible Smoke Reported In Cabin https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/02/24/aspen-pitkin-county-airport-skywest-emergency-smoke-cabin/ CBS Denver urn:uuid:f26a0b77-f224-a893-7c4b-679ea1407b33 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:04:41 +0000 An emergency was called for SkyWest flight 3150 as it approached the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on Wednesday morning. <p><strong>PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)</strong>&#8211; An emergency was called for SkyWest flight 3150 as it approached the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on Wednesday morning. The emergency was declared 17 miles out due to a report of smoke or electrical fumes in the cabin. </p> <p>The SkyWest flight was operating for American Airlines from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. There were 53 passengers and crew onboard. The plane landed safely at 11:24 a.m. on Runway 15 and taxied to Gate 6 at the airport terminal. </p> <p>Everyone deplaned through the boarding door. Fire crews at the airport investigated and released the plane back to the airline. </p>