Panthers claims Avalanche goaltender Jonas Johansson off waivers, per report

The Avalanche’s goaltending depth took a hit Monday after Jonas Johansson was claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers, according to capfriendly.com. Related Articles Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews named NHL third star of the week Blood on the ice: 5 Avalanche takeaways from gritty victory against Panthers Andre Burakovsky hat trick propels Avalanche to victory…

Broncos can run football, are improved in red zone, but do they have enough of a passing game?

The benefit of facing a one-win Detroit team missing several players Sunday was clear from the hop for the Broncos’ offense. When they wanted to run it, they ran it with vigor. When they wanted to throw it, they mostly threw it well.  And when they reached the red zone, they scored exclusively touchdowns. In…

WH aims to restore faith in government by improving services

By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday aimed at rebuilding the public’s trust in government by making it easier to do things like renew passports, apply for Social Security benefits and get aid after natural disasters. The idea is to put the public and customer service at the…

DIA offering COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic at airport for employees, passengers

Employees, and even passengers on their way out of town, can now get their COVID-19 vaccine booster at Denver International Airport, airport officials announced in a news release. DIA officials are opening a booster clinic for six days this month: Monday, Dec. 13, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 10…

Colorado to collect $1.6 million in latest settlement over 2015 Gold King Mine blowout

The Sunnyside Gold Corporation will pay $1.6 million to settle environmental damage claims connected to the 2015 Gold King Mine spill that released a yellow plume of heavy metals into the Animas River, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced Monday. The agreement, which isn’t yet finalized, stipulates that the money must go toward restoration projects…

Murphy Robinson, Denver’s top public safety official, to leave post in January

Denver’s top public safety official, Murphy Robinson, on Monday announced he will be leaving his position next month. “I have not approached this decision lightly,” Robinson said in a news release. “Serving as the director of public safety has been one of the greatest honors of my life.” Robinson, who’s been executive director of the…

Rendering shows 7 buildings replacing west side of Cherry Creek mall

An image submitted to the city last week shows a possible layout for the large development that could replace the west side of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. The image, which shows seven buildings and a large grassy lawn surrounded by wide walkways, was included in the “large development review” document submitted by Denver-based development…

USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims

The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over. The fight for substantive change within the sport’s national governing body is just beginning. A federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis on Monday confirmed a $380 million settlement between USA Gymnastics and the…

Chauvin expected to plead guilty in Floyd civil rights case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd ‘s civil rights, according to a notice sent out Monday by the court’s electronic filing system. The federal docket entry shows a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his…

Thousands without heat, water after tornadoes kill dozens in Midwest

By BRUCE SCHREINER and CLAIRE GALOFARO MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Residents of Kentucky counties where tornadoes killed dozens of people could be without heat, water or electricity in frigid temperatures for weeks or longer, state officials warned Monday, as the toll of damage and deaths came into clearer focus in five states slammed by the…

I-70 closed at the tunnels due to power failure amid heavy traffic

FRISCO, Colo. — Interstate 70 is closed at the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels due to a power failure inside the tunnels, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported Sunday afternoon. Eastbound lanes are closed from the Frisco exit to Loveland Pass. The westbound lanes are closed from Loveland Pass to Frisco. CDOT reported the closure around 1 p.m. Cameras in…

WATCH: Broncos pay tribute to Demaryius Thomas on opening play their first drive

8⃣8⃣ #LLDT pic.twitter.com/Y2U4MgUpQ1 — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 12, 2021 Related Articles Broncos 7, Lions 0: Live blog — real-time updates from the NFL Week 14 game at Empower Field Vic Fangio wants Broncos’ passing game to gain more rhythm. Big plays is best way to achieve that Keeler: From Broncos Country to orphans in…

Cries and candle scents: Over 100 feared dead after twisters

By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVAN MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Workers on the night shift at Mayfield Consumer Products were in the heart of the holiday rush, turning out Christmas candles, when a tornado closed in on the factory and the word went out to “duck and cover.” Autumn Kirks pulled down her safety googles…

Kentucky governor: Storms may have killed at least 70 people

By BRUCE SCHREINER and JIM SALTER MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A monstrous tornado killed dozens of people in Kentucky and the toll was climbing Saturday after severe weather ripped through at least five states, leaving widespread devastation. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said upwards of 70 may have died when a twister touched down for more…

Avalanche’s Darren Helm scores against Red Wings after playing 14 seasons in Detroit

Darren Helm pumped his right fist so hard it nearly shook Ball Arena. The Avalanche third-line winger just finished a breakaway chance against his former NHL team. Helm played 14 seasons for the Red Wings. On Friday night, he turned the page in a big way. Helm scored a second-period goal for the Avs in…

Denver weather: Mostly sunny skies will spark warming trend through Tuesday

Denver weather will be mostly sunny on Saturday as strong winds roar through the mountains and foothills where avalanche concerns are heightened by recent snowfall. Denver’s high temperature on Saturday will hit around 44 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Extremely strong westerly winds, in the 30- to 50-mph range, are expected in…

South Metro firefighters in Littleton give ducks a soapy bath after diesel fuel spill

South Metro Fire Rescue firefighters cleaned up a diesel fuel spill in Littleton on Friday morning after a truck crashed, they then gave a soapy bath to a couple of lucky ducks. The rollover crash of the fuel tanker happened on the westbound C-470 off ramp to South Santa Fe Drive,, according to a 7:45…

Denver mayor vetoes ban on flavored smoking products

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock vetoed a bill that would have banned the sale of most flavored tobacco and vaping products in the city in 2023, saying the ban wouldn’t do enough to curb teen use of vaping products and would harm small businesses. Hancock sent a letter Friday morning to City Council explaining his decision…

Denver Health program helps young people reduce drug use — with a focus on mental health

When Kaya Perkins’ mother persuaded her to join an adolescent substance abuse program run by Denver Health, the 15-year-old Thunder Ridge High School student wasn’t sold on the idea that she had any reason to stop using marijuana daily. But the teenager, who had depression and anxiety and had engaged in self-harm, did see value…

5 takeaways from the Avalanche’s 7-3 victory at New York Rangers

NEW YORK — The offensively gifted Avalanche outscored the New York Rangers 5-0 in the second period en route to a 7-3 victory at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. The decisive triumph capped a season-long five-game road trip in which the Avs collected points in four of them (3-1-1) and moved into a Central…

US expands Pfizer COVID boosters, opens extra dose to age 16

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE U.S. health authorities said Thursday that 16- and 17-year-olds should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine once they’re six months past their last shot. The U.S. and many other nations already were urging adults to get booster shots to pump up immunity that can wane months after…

School district faces two $100M suits after Oxford shootings

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The parents of a 17-year-old girl who was shot in the neck at Oxford High School during a mass shooting that left four students dead filed a pair of lawsuits seeking $100 million each against a Michigan school district, saying Thursday that the violence could have been prevented. The lawsuits were filed…

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