Expert tips on wildfire season in Colorado

As the weather in Colorado starts to warm up, the threat of wildfires in the state increases. Einar Jensen, a Risk Reduction Specialist with South Metro Fire Rescue, sat down with 9NEWS to answer some questions about wildfire season. He offered up some tips on what to do if a wildfire is reported in your area. Q. When is wildfire season in Colorado? A. Wildfire season in Colorado is basically…

Public Meetings June 3

TUESDAY GREENWOOD COUNTY ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE TIME: 4 p.m. LOCATION: Greenwood Library AGENDA: PRESENTATION: John Wiseman with Greenwood Capital regarding Update of Greenwood County Operating and Electric Capital Accounts; OLD BUSINESS: Ordinance 2018-16 providing for the adoption for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, of operating and capital budgets for the operation of the government of Greenwood County, the identification of the sources of anticipated revenue including taxes…

A billionaire is opening a new mental health center in Colorado to treat veterans and their families

About half of U.S. military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan don’t receive the mental health treatment they need, and the vast Veterans Health Administration system often doesn’t offer care for veterans’ families or for many veterans who were not honorably discharged. So, on Monday, a new clinic funded by one of the nation’s wealthiest men and linked with the University of Colorado will officially open in Greenwood Village…

Owners of former Red and Jerry’s betting hall double their money after renovating and selling property

Construction continues at the former Red & Jerry’s site at 1840 W. Oxford Ave. on October 19, 2017 in Sheridan, Colorado. The 100,000-square-foot building was sold to Cadence Capital Investments for about $7.5 million. A massive renovation is underway to transform the space into a showroom for a Ferguson Kitchen Supply showroom, which is being built while renovations are going on. Crews from Engineered Demolition, Inc. take down walls and…

Colorado Supreme Court boots Rep. Lamborn off primary ballot

Colorado’s state Supreme Court ruled Monday that GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn cannot appear on the primary ballot in his district due to a problem with his ballot petitions. The court ruled that a petition gatherer working for Lamborn’s campaign did not live in the state at the time, rendering the signatures he gathered invalid and moving Lamborn below the threshold for ballot access. “Therefore, the supreme court holds that the…

Possibly armed man barricades himself inside Greenwood Village hotel room

GREENWOOD VILLIAGE, Colo. — A possibly armed man with felony warrants barricaded himself inside a hotel room on Tuesday, the Greenwood Village Police Department said. Police said the incident started at 8:45 a.m. at the Extended Stay Hotel on East Costilla Avenue. The name of the suspect has not been released. It started after police ran a license plate near South Yosemite Street and East Arapahoe Road. The vehicle came…

The Ten Best Colorado Craft-Beer Events in April

Monday, April 2, through Saturday, April 7 Colorado Craft Beer Week Multiple locations The sixth annual Colorado Craft Beer Week kicked off Saturday, March 31, with Collaboration Fest, but it continues through April 7 with a variety of themed events each day of the week. On Monday, the theme is education, so several breweries are hosting sensory analysis classes and other events. For instance, Intrepid Sojourner hosts a class called…

Cool Planet Completes 100th Independent Trial of Cool Terra®

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Cool Planet announced the successful completion of its 100th quantifiable, independent trial of Cool Terra, the company’s flagship soil health product. The trial was conducted by the University of Florida on bell peppers, and it marks the 100th time the company has conducted a randomized yield improvement test of Cool Terra on specific crops with an independent university or researcher. Cool…

We drove a $43,500 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and a $38,000 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport to see which pickup we liked better — here’s the verdict

Both the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 are aimed at people who want to go off-road in their pickups.We sampled these midsize off-road warriors back-to-back.The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a nicer truck. The Toyota TRD Sport is very capable, though less refined. Chevy is credited with single-handedly reviving the compact-pickup-truck segment in the US, but the truth is that Toyota has long ruled it with its…