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Weber State edges N. Colorado 60-59 on last-second foul

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News OGDEN, Utah (AP) Michal Kozak scored the winning point from the free throw line with 0.7 seconds on the clock as Weber State edged Northern Colorado 60-59 Thursday night. Weber State had just knotted the score 59-59 on......

Wright scores 24, No. 24 Colorado beats Arizona State 75-61

Sports Illustrated
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) McKinley Wright IV made his way around the court after his final home performance, throwing air high-fives at all the ”fans” sitting in the front row. He deserved a standing ovation. Too bad they were just cardboard cutouts. The speedy senior point guard scored 17 of his......

The danger of avalanches: Will 2021 be the worst year ever?

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Mountain mornings above Ketchum, Idaho often begin with cannon fire. The enemy? Avalanches. The Sun Valley Ski Patrol uses explosives to test the snowpack on the mountainside. It’s one way Scooter Gardner, head of snow safety for the resort,......

United Airlines starts offering bus service straight to Colorado ski slopes from Denver

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here United Airlines passengers wait in the boarding area for their flights at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. Robert Alexander | Getty Images United Airlines‘ latest ski destinations will be accessible by bus. The Chicago-based airline on March 11 will......

White supremacist sentenced to nearly 20 years in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue

Reuters
DENVER (Reuters) – An avowed white supremacist was sentenced on Friday to 19-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty months ago to a federal hate-crimes case stemming from a botched plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019. FILE PHOTO: Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo......

Colorado sees another month of record growth in sports betting with $326.9 million wagered in January

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Colorado set another sports betting record in January with $326.9 million wagered, the state’s revenue department said Thursday. The state has seen total wagers increase in each of the nine months since sports betting became legalized in Colorado on......

Independent report details how police and EMS mishandled Elijah McClain’s fatal arrest

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here An independent investigation into the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain after an August 2019 arrest by Aurora, Colorado, officers describes how the situation was mishandled and recommends the city reassess its use of force policies and overhaul its internal review process. ......

Report ranks Colorado #2 in nation for charter school laws

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A report by an education policy nonprofit ranks Colorado second in the nation for its charter school laws. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) released the report Thursday. It compares state charter school laws against the organization’s......

United flight drops debris on Colorado neighborhood during emergency landing

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A United Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing Saturday after experiencing engine failure shortly after takeoff. Large pieces of debris fell from the plane and onto a residential Colorado neighborhood, damaging property and sparking a federal investigation into......

Streaking Oregon aims to keep rolling vs. Colorado

Sports Illustrated
The Oregon Ducks went a month between victories, but now they’re rolling with a chance to solidify their position near the top of the Pac-12 standings if they can exact some revenge on the Colorado Buffaloes. Oregon (12-4, 7-3) has won three straight, the last two coming in a sweep......

Two killed in Colorado avalanches but third man survives head being buried in snow

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Two men were killed in separate avalanches in Colorado on Sunday. One man was skiing alone in the Mount Trelease area, 57 miles west of Denver near Interstate 70, when the avalanche happened, the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office said.......

Da Silva, Horne lead Colorado past cold-shooting Oregon St

Sports Illustrated
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Jeriah Horne scored 16 points, Tristan da Silva added a career-high 15, and they combined to make 12 of 14 shots in Colorado’s 78-49 victory over cold-shooting Oregon State on Monday night. Colorado (15-5, 9-4 Pac-12 Conference) moved within one game of co-leaders UCLA and No. 20......

Colorado to distribute second phase of federal benefits extended by Continued Assistance Act

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Colorado will begin distributing the second phase of federal benefits that were extended under the Continued Assistance Act in the coming weeks, the state’s labor department said Sunday. Under the legislation, which was signed in December, the federal Pandemic......

Health care workers replaced Denver cops in handling hundreds of mental health and substance abuse cases — and officials say it saved lives

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A program that replaces police officers with health care workers on mental health and substance abuse calls in Denver, Colorado, is showing signs of success, according to a six-month progress report. Despite responding to hundreds of calls, the workers......

Tonje scores 16 to carry Colorado St. past Wyoming 74-72

Sports Illustrated
AP News LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) John Tonje came off the bench to tally 16 points, the last a driving layup with 5.8 seconds left, to lift Colorado State to a 74-72 win over Wyoming on Thursday night. Wyoming’s 3-pointer from the top of the key bounced off the back iron......

3 skiers found dead after being buried by large avalanche in Colorado

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The bodies of three missing skiers buried in a backcountry avalanche in the northern San Juan Mountains in Colorado have been found. CBS Denver reports  the Office of Emergency Management of San Juan County announced Wednesday night the bodies......

Biden’s climate change plan and the battle for America’s most threatened workers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As coal miners are forced to confront an energy transition era that could wipe out their declining industry, decades of generational dependence on fossil fuels and rural communities with limited capacity to evolve economies present one of the trickier labor......

Shaver Jr. leads Boise St. past Colorado St. 85-77

Sports Illustrated
AP News FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Marcus Shaver Jr. had a season-high 21 points as Boise State beat Colorado State 85-77 on Friday night. Abu Kigab had 17 points, seven rebounds and four blocks for Boise State (14-2, 10-1 Mountain West Conference). Devonaire Doutrive added 13 points. Mladen Armus had......

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