Broncos safety Justin Simmons considered day to day after suffering “fluky” mild high ankle sprain

The fitting irony to the Broncos’ 2017 season is that even a moment of celebration delivered pain. Safety Justin Simmons is considered day to day with a mild high ankle sprain, coach Vance Joseph said Monday. The second-year player turned his left ankle on teammate Brandon Marshall‘s right foot in the first quarter of Denver’s 23-0 victory over the Jets on Sunday. The “fluky” injury, as Joseph described it, occurred

Rockies hot stove tracker: Trade for closer Alex Colome in works?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Coming off their first playoff appearance since 2009, the Rockies believe they have a chance to get back in the hunt in 2018. But in order to do that, they’ll have to retool at some key positions: closer, catcher, first base and right field. Here is an update on where the Rockies’ offseason stands: Closer/bullpen: The Rockies, as well as the Cardinals, have been linked

Sandy Hook’s legacy: More security in elementary schools

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. As he greeted children getting off the bus at West Elementary School one recent morning, he scanned their faces, ready to guide any who seem upset directly to the vice principal. And from his station

WATCH: Broncos’ Darien Stewart picks off Jets’ Josh McCown

No Fly, So Fly.#BeatTheJets — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 10, 2017 In a game where the Broncos defense has shined, it was only a matter of time before the No-Fly Zone made a big play. In the second quarter, safety Darian Stewart picked off a pass from Jets quarterback Josh McCown. The Broncos led 10-0 at the time.

Ask Amy: Family affected by Las Vegas shooting not receiving support

Dear Amy: My son-in-law was shot in the thigh during the Las Vegas concert in October. Fortunately, he is now OK. I belong to a religious congregation of around 35 families. One of the women in my congregation and I are also part of another (affiliated) group. At a meeting of the group, I mentioned the shooting to this woman. She said I should contact the president of the organization. I received

Son of famed Colorado concert promoter ready to etch his own name in Red Rocks history on New Year’s Eve

Concert promoter Tyler Fey stepped out of his car into a crisp Monday morning at Red Rocks’ upper parking lot.   As the son of famed concert promoter Barry Fey, the venue is practically etched into the 26-year-old’s DNA. He saw his first concert (Sting) here when he was three days old; on his fourth birthday, Steve Miller brought him on stage during a show that Barry’s company, Feyline, promoted

Aspen’s Klaus Obermeyer celebrates 98th birthday with business as usual

Anna Stonehouse, The Aspen TimesKlaus Obermeyer has a laugh at his 98th birthday party in the ABC with his friend Tom Crum on Monday. Klaus Obermeyer celebrated his 98th birthday Monday with family and friends during a two-hour open house at his company’s headquarters in Aspen, but after the apple strudel, traditional Bavarian music and a yodel, it was business as usual for the Aspen icon. Obermeyer continues to lead

Man able to convince armed captor to drop him off at work before robbing Walgreens

A man held at gunpoint was able to convince his captor to drop him off at work before taking his car to rob a Walgreens. Just before 5 a.m. on Saturday, a man was leaving his Lakewood apartment in the 2600 block of South Lewis Way near South Kipling Parkway and West Morrison Road, said Lakewood Police Department Det. Tim Marquez. Another man in a dark hoodie approached him with

Denver metro area typically has more snow by now — a lot more snow

If you feel like there should be more snow by now, you’re right. At this point in December, the year’s snow count in the metro Denver area is typically around 17 inches, National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Dankers said. So far, only 2.8 inches have dropped. The metro area isn’t likely to catch up in the near future as forecasts are dry and sunny for the weekend going into most of

In 1960, a Texas woman went to confession and vanished. Now an ex-priest has been convicted of murder.

For more than five decades, the black-and-white image of Irene Garza has haunted the town of McAllen, Texas, her story painfully recounted again and again. She was a 25-year-old dark-haired former beauty queen, her high school’s first Latina drum majorette, the first in her family to graduate from college. She was named Miss All South Texas Sweetheart, and worked as a teacher for disadvantaged children. But at the center of

Girl dies from injuries in Greeley playground accident

The 6-year-old girl injured in an apparent playground accident earlier this week at S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy died Friday, according to Greeley police spokesman Sgt. Joe Tymkowych. Related ArticlesDecember 7, 2017 Girl hospitalized after Greeley playground accident “Today we are heartbroken over the death of our S. Christa McAuliffe student,” Greeley-Evans School District 6 Superintendent Deirdre Pilch said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the student’s

Snowboarder dies three days after hitting tree at Keystone Resort

A snowboarder died three days after losing control and hitting a tree at Keystone Ski Resort on Saturday, Dec. 2, the first death at a Summit County ski area so far this season. Related Articles Snowboarder dies at Monarch Ski Area after hitting tree Nathan Enright, 21, of Libertyville, Illinois was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood after ski patrol responded to the scene of an accident on a

Man found shot to death in Aurora parking lot

Aurora police are investing the homicide of a man discovered early Friday morning in the parking lot of the Cambrian Apartments, according to authorities. The man was taken to a hospital following the 3:30 a.m. police call, but was later was pronounced dead, according to an Aurora police news release. Witnesses called 911 about a disturbance at 15651 E. Caspian Circle, near the intersection of South Chambers Road and East

“Wonder Wheel”: Coney Island love triangle makes for monotonous melodrama

One and one-half stars. Rated PG-13.  101 minutes. Woody Allen’s 1950s-set “Wonder Wheel” is not a great movie, but you’ll have to admit it does try to warn you. Narrated by Justin Timberlake, in the persona of Coney Island lifeguard and aspiring playwright Mickey Rubin, the film opens with a caution that the tale we are about to see will include —  gasp — symbolism. If you don’t like it,

Brown shrinks down: UPS to deploy golf cart delivery in Golden

Residents of Golden soon will see United Parcel Service drivers delivering packages via golf cart instead of the big brown trucks the company is known for, providing some neighborhoods in the city needed relief from the crush of delivery vehicles that are ubiquitous in an age of heavy online shopping. The City Council on Thursday night approved a resolution that will allow the UPS golf carts — with trailers attached

Dahlberg: Boxing tries to appeal to the masses once again with Lomachenko-Rigondeaux

Boxing fans get an early holiday gift Saturday when two masterful fighters with four Olympic gold medals between them meet in an intriguing 130-pound title bout. The best part? It won’t cost them anything over their basic cable bill to watch it. The future of boxing is changing, or so Bob Arum believes. And nowhere is that more evident than the card put together by the longtime promoter in the

Jeffco schools study pushing back start times

Jeffco Public Schools will convene a study group this spring to look at whether high school students should start school later in the mornings. “People started raising it to me when I started doing the listening tour as something they were interested in,” said Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass. “We’re going to study it.” Glass said plans call for a task force to meet about eight times over more than a

Eagle poisoned with lead treated at animal rehab center in Washington

WASHINGTON – The animal experts could tell there was something off with the adult bald eagle as soon as it was brought in to City Wildlife, a rehabilitation center in Northwest Washington. The bird wasn’t flying and wasn’t using its legs properly. And it was feisty. All possible signs, experts said, pointed to lead poisoning, and a blood test confirmed that the eagle had high levels of lead, according to

DeMarcus Cousins powers New Orleans Pelicans to victory over Denver Nuggets

NEW ORLEANS — The Nuggets did not have Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap. The Pelicans did not have Anthony Davis. But in a matchup missing the bulk of its frontcourt star power, New Orleans still had DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins powered his way to 40 points and 22 rebounds, anchoring the Pelicans’ high-scoring attack in a 123-114 victory Wednesday night at Smoothie King Center. The loss was Denver’s second in a

Stephens vs. Fredrickson: Was Colorado State, CU or Air Force this season’s biggest disappointment?

Denver Post deputy sports editor Matt L. Stephens and college sports reporter Kyle Fredrickson debate which in-state college football program was the biggest disappointment of 2017. Stephens: A year ago, all three of our in-state college football programs — Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force — went bowling. It was the first time that had happened since 2002. This season, it’s only the Rams who are playing in the postseason.