Breaking News: Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Denver apologizes for late notice on snow day

By The AP

DENVER— Students in Denver, Jefferson County and Pueblo got a day off from school Thursday from the latest round of snow to hit Colorado but not everyone was happy about it. Parents in Denver weren’t notified about the closure until around 6:30 a.m. just as many were preparing to get their children to school. Superintendent Tom Boasberg issued a public apology, saying road conditions proved to be much worse than predicted. He also said additional snow expected in the afternoon ...


Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes

By The AP

DENVER — All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak. The response helps build the case for resuming a regular alternative to increasingly congested roads, they said Thursday. But Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari added that a number of questions would have to be answered first, including how often service would run, how much it would cost and whether enough ...


Group backs off plan to put fracking ban on Colorado ballot

By The AP

DENVER — An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot and said it would instead try to persuade Gov. John Hickenlooper to halt the practice. Karen Dike of Coloradans Against Fracking said the group has not ruled out a campaign to put a ban on the 2016 ballot if the governor doesn’t act. “He should do the right thing and protect Colorado citizens, but if he ...


United Airlines flight diverted to Wichita lands safely

By The AP

WICHITA, Kan. — Officials say a United Airlines flight has landed safely after being diverted to a Wichita airport because of landing gear issues. Airport Police and Fire Capt. Randy Currie says the plane that took off Wednesday night from Denver International Airport had experienced landing gear issues, prompting a request to land at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. The Bombardier Q-400 aircraft was operated by Republic Airlines and was headed to the Kansas City International ...


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