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Aspen Mountain will open for Memorial Day Weekend skiing

By: The Know

Aspen’s endless winter will pay dividends with lift-served skiing on the top of Aspen Mountain on Memorial Day Weekend. Aspen Skiing Co. announced Thursday it will open 130 acres on Aspen Mountain for skiing and riding Saturday through Monday, May 25 to 27. The holiday weekend also marks the start...

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

By: Deb Riechmann, Matthew Lee, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic. Asked if the U.S. was going to war with Iran,...

Carli Lloyd helps U.S. to 5-0 win over New Zealand

By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women’s national team. “If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong,” Lloyd said. “That’s not my mindset.” Lloyd may not like it, but she does it quite...

Westminster man sentenced for killing mother, assaulting sister

By: The Associated Press

Westminster PoliceAdrian Luis Ramirez WESTMINSTER — A Colorado man who pleaded guilty to killing his mother and assaulting his sister has been sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison. KMGH-TV reports a judge sentenced 24-year-old Adrian Luis Ramirez to 48 years in prison for his mother’s death and 25 years...

Kevin Durant to miss Games 3, 4 of Western Conference finals

By: Janie McCauley

OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss the upcoming Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals in Portland as he continues to recover from a strained right calf, and the timing of his next examination by doctors likely means he would not return until the NBA...

PHOTOS: Whitewater training with the National Sports Center for the Disabled

By: Joe Amon

The National Sports Center for the Disabled holds adaptive paddle sessions every Thursday at Clear Creek White Water Park in Golden throughout the whitewater season. Participants, including members of the Outdoor Paddling Club, learn to navigate whitewater rapids safely. The program runs each Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m....

F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects

By: The Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A pilot ejected moments before an F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, military officials said. The pilot was not hurt, and there were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground, said Maj. Perry Covington, director of...

Jamie Giellis’ blunders on race reshape Denver mayoral election

By: Andrew Kenney, Jon Murray

In the first week of Denver’s runoff election, mayoral challenger Jamie Giellis’ missteps brought race to the forefront of the contest — but they also illuminated a surprising new twist on the city’s demographic politics. On one side, there is Michael Hancock, the city’s second black mayor and heir to...

Trump pushes immigration plan favoring “merit” over family

By: Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro, Jill Colvin, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Thursday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American...

Colorado Petroleum Council announces new executive director

By: Judith Kohler

The Colorado Petroleum Council said Thursday that Lynn Granger has been named as the organization’s new executive director, Granger, formerly with Colorado Concern, a business advocacy association, succeeds Tracee Bentley, who became the CEO of the Permian Strategic Partnership in March. “Colorado is a cornerstone of America’s energy revolution, and...

Man arrested in Georgia in connection to shooting death of Aurora teen

By: John Aguilar

Aurora police have arrested a man in Georgia on suspicion of being involved in the shooting death of a teenager earlier this month. Police arrested 18-year-old Joseph D. McCaughin, according to a Thursday blog post by the department, in connection with the May 6 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ryan Robertson....